Ty Militano, 8, Of Fairfield, Calif., recently enjoyed a day at the plate that would have broken two major league records. Playing in the recreation department's Pee Wee League, Ty led a rout with three grand-slam homers and a double for 14 RBIs.
Jon Erikson, 14, of Chicago, made his way through schools of stinging jellyfish en route to becoming the youngest boy to swim the English Channel. Jon climbed out and called his dad, who holds the record for crossing from England to France and back.
Bob Reith Jr., of Minneapolis, became the first golfer since 1938 to win the Minnesota PGA and Open titles in the same year. His record seven-under-par 64 on the first round helped him win the Open, and his 209 total for 54 holes was best by four strokes.
Kate McAlister, 14, won the three-mile, to lead the Greater Lexington (Ky.) Swim Association to a third straight AAU senior women's long-distance title. A member of the club since 1961, she holds the state AAU 200-yard freestyle record for women.
August 24, 1969
Larry McCargo, a halfback out of Connellsville (Pa.) Area High School, warmed up for fall practice at Arizona by rushing for 146 yards and scoring a clinching touchdown in the West team's 28-13 victory in the Pennsylvania Schoolboy Football Classic.
Patti Baker, a high school senior in Oregon, Ohio, won the North American Novice Ladies' freestyle roller skating title in Little Rock. She has won more than 50 medals and trophies in regional and state competitions and earned good classroom marks.