Curtain calls for My Fair Lady, squeals for Elvis and tears for Hungary. And so long to Rocky Marciano, a ring champ who actually retires—unbeaten—and never unretires. The Yankees, Canadiens, football Giants and Philadelphia Warriors prevail. San Francisco and Oklahoma repeat as the best in college basketball and football.
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Larsen went to the ninth. Furillo, the first batter, was greeted by catcher Berra. "This guy's got good stuff, huh?" grunted Yogi. Furillo looked at him. "Yeah, not bad," he sniffed drily, and flied out. Campanella grounded to Martin. One out to go. Dale Mitchell was up. The first pitch was a ball, the second a called strike, the third a swing and a miss for strike two. One strike to go. Larsen turned his back to the plate, took off his hat and rubbed his brow, picked up his resin bag, rubbed his hand on his thigh. He pitched—and it was fouled back. He threw again, Mitchell half swung, held up—and it was called strike three, the impossible: a perfect game! Berra ran out and leaped into Larsen's arms like a small boy greeting his father.
A campaign slogan to reckon with.
Get some glasses, ump! Eddie Rommel becomes the majors' first man in blue to do so. Hey, four-eyes!
November 15, 1989
Winter wonder: Toni Sailer of Austria, who sweeps the three men's Olympic Alpine events.
Summer sizzler: Bobby Morrow of the U.S. races to victory in the Olympic 100 and 200 meters in Melbourne.
The Babe dies at 42.
Arcaro again, this time aboard the brilliant 2-year-old Bold Ruler, winner of seven of his 10 races.
Golden Girl: A real-life prince for Hollywood's Grace Kelly.
Golden Boy: The Heisman for Paul Hornung of 2-8 Notre Dame.