Hungarian Harriers Istvan Rozsavolgyi and Laszlo Tabori looked less unbeatable in London where bespectacled Briton Ken Wood beat them by six feet in the 1,500 meters. Wood was aided in 3:43.4 win by man-killing pace of countryman, Gordon Pirie, who finished fourth.
AAU President Carl Hansen is expected to plump for a new "realistic" per diem rate ($17 instead of $15) for athletes at the forthcoming (June 28) national meet of the AAU.
Sal (The Barber) Maglie, who as a Giant used to shave Dodger chins with "brushback" high, hard ones, was waived out of the American League and sold to Brooklyn. Big question: will The Barber be able to lather his old teammates at the Polo Grounds?
Electrifying the National League race was the performance of Bobby Bragan's Pittsburgh Pirates. For the week, the Pirates won four out of six, wound up only one game out of first place, drew the biggest crowd (32,346) in five years, and called to mind Branch Rickey's confident prediction made a year ago: "All I ask is two years—in '56 we'll go half-way."