Jim Lea, slender former USC star who now does his running for U.S. Air Force, burst out of chute, didn't stop until he had set new world record of 0:45.8 for quarter mile in California Relays at Modesto. Other world record in same meet: 7:25.2 two-mile relay stint by Southern Pacific Association quartet of Jerome Walters, Hal Butler, Dan Schweikart, Bill Weiss (May 26).
Dale Long, slugging Pittsburgh first baseman, set pace for amazing Pirates, hit seven home runs in seven successive games, the last against Philadelphia (May 26), for new major league mark (see page 21).
Adios Harry, J. Howard Lyons' 5-year-old stallion, sidewheeled through mile-and-sixteenth in 2:07 1/5, sheared three-fifths of second off world standard while winning Henry Volo free-for-all pace at Rosecroft Raceway, Oxon Hill, Md. (May 25).
Don Yandle and Tom McDonald, quick-handed New Zealand sawyers, used six-foot M-toothed crosscut to slice up 18-inch white pine log in 10 seconds flat, claimed new world sawing record at Christchurch.
Pittsburgh's swarming Pirates made week's big news in National League. With Dale Long spraying home runs all over the place, Pirates split pair with St. Louis, swept two from Philadelphia, moved into third place, only one game from top. Milwaukee maintained fragile grip on first place but kept wary eye on Cardinals, who won five out of six, were second by 11 percentage points. Oddities of week: Cincinnati's Johnny Klippstein, Hershell Freeman and Joe Black held Braves hitless for 9 2/3 innings, yet lost 2-1 in 11th; Chicago's Jim Davis fanned four batters in one inning but was beaten by St. Louis 12-2.
New York rolled along at expense of Kansas City, Detroit and Baltimore in American League as muscled Mickey Mantle raised home run total to 17, batting average to .424, RBIs to 43, led slipping Cleveland (see page 40) by 3� games, Boston by 5�. Chicago knocked over Baltimore 3-2 and won two from Indians to edge within half game of third place (for more facts and figures, see page 45).
Gene Fullmer, free-swinging mauler who raises minks in West Jordan, Utah when he isn't knocking over middleweight hopefuls, busily banged away at European Champion Charles Humez for 10 gory rounds in New York to earn decision and No. 1 ranking, prompting Manager Marv Jensen to clamor for title shot with Sugar Ray Robinson: "We won't settle for anything else."