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October 10, 1960
BASEBALL—MAJOR LEAGUE attendance increased by 4% over 1959, the National League to more than 10� million, the American to more than 9 million. The Dodgers led all clubs with 2,253,019.
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October 10, 1960

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BASEBALL—MAJOR LEAGUE attendance increased by 4% over 1959, the National League to more than 10� million, the American to more than 9 million. The Dodgers led all clubs with 2,253,019.

The Taiyo Whales, perennial last-place team in Japan's professional Central League, won the 1960 pennant, when second-place Yomiuri Giants lost to Hiroshima 2-1.

BOATING—ERNEST FAY of Houston, sailing Sabre, found himself in a tight duel with his brother Albert, sailing Wildcat, in the five races for U.S. 5.5-meter championship at Oyster Bay, N.Y. Although Albert won the final race, Ernest managed to place second and win the title by one point.

John Landaische of New Orleans broke national inboard American Power Boat Assn. record in the 135 cubic inches class when he scooted over the Ohio River at 71.034 knots during the New Martinsville (W. Va.) regatta. DR. M. R. VERMILLION set an APBA record in the 136 cubic inches class with a speed of 63.604 knots.

BOXING—HANK CASEY took a 10-round decision over Henry Hank, 3rd-ranked middleweight, at San Francisco. Casey received a telegram from Gene Fullmer's manager offering him a crack at the middleweight title if Fullmer retains his crown in scheduled title fight against Sugar Ray Robinson Oct. 8.

Eddie Perkins, 3rd-ranked lightweight, took a 10-round decision over Gene Gresham, Chicago, bringing to a close nine years of nationally televised Wednesday night bouts. A crowd of 760 turned out, contributed a gate of $841.

Hans Kalbfell scored an 8-round KO over Tommy Hurricane Jackson in a heavyweight bout at Dortmund, Germany.

Kenny Lane scored a 1st-round KO over Sidney Adams, lightweights, Philadelphia.

Terry Spinks of England, 22, gold medal winner in the 1956 Olympics, won the British featherweight title with a 7-round TKO over Bobby Neill, at London.

Joey Giardello, 3-round TKO over Clarence Hinnant, middleweights, Billings, Mont.

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