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October 31, 1960
BASEBALL—TAIYO WHALES defeated the Daimai Orions four straight games to win the Japan World Series. Considered underdogs, the Whales took all four games by one-run margins: 1-0, 3-2, 6-5, 1-0.
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October 31, 1960

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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Rash Statement ($17.40) made her bid in the final quarter mile and drove home past Indian Maid to win the $87,750 Spinster Stakes at Keene-land. The 3-year-old filly ran the 1? miles in 1:49[3/5]. J. L. Rotz up.

He's A Pistol ($6.40) won the $55,285 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland by 3 lengths over Zebadiah. The colt ran the 7 furlongs 184 feet in 1:27. Larny Hansman up.

Mail Order ($19.60), the $30,200 Vosburgh Handicap, by 3� lengths over Wiggle II, 7 furlongs in 1:22[3/5], at Belmont. Eldon Nelson up.

HORSE SHOW—In the seven-day Pennsylvania National Horse Show at Harrisburg, Pa., U.S. won the team championship with 117 points. Canada was second with 57 points, Ireland third with 44. FRANK CHAPOT of Wallpack, N.J. was winner of the individual prize. MEXICO won the President's Perpetual Plate; U.S. and Ireland were tied for second. VENEZUELA, led by Mrs. Carola Behrens, captured the Prix des Nations; U.S. second, Canada third.

MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS won both heats of the 200-mile Pacific Grand Prix at Fort Ord, Calif. Driving a Lotus, Moss averaged 86.4 mph in the first 100-mile heat, 87.8 mph in the second. In first heat Jim Hall of Dallas was second, driving a Maserati. In second heat Augie Pabst of Milwaukee was second, driving a Scarab. World Champion Jack Brabham of Australia didn't finish the first heat, was 18th in the second. In the amateur events at Fort Ord WILLIAM SHERWOOD of Berkeley, Calif., driving a Corvette, won the race for cars over 1,600-cc-piston displacement. PAT PIGGOTT of Bellingham, Wash, won the formula junior race by two feet over Ed Leslie of Monterey.

TRACK & FIELD—IRINA PRESS of Russia, Olympic 80-meter hurdles champion, bettered her own world record in the women's pentathlon, scored 4,972 points, 13 more than her listed record, at Kiev, Russia.

Dave Hyland, 17-year-old senior from St. Peter's of New Brunswick, N.J., won the Eastern interscholastic championship at New York when he ran 2� miles cross-country in 13:09. HOLY CROSS of New York won the team title by two points over West Catholic of Philadelphia.

MILEPOSTS—FIRED: CASEY STENGEL, 70, manager of the Yankees, who in 12 years with New York managed the team to 10 American League pennants and seven World Series championships, at New York (see page 63).

HIRED: RALPH HOUK, 41, first-base coach for the New York Yankees, as manager of the Yankees under a one-year contract, at New York.

RESIGNED: BILL DEWITT, president of the Detroit Tigers for less than a year, at Detroit. While president, DeWitt made wholesale changes in the front office and on the field, but the Tigers finished sixth in the American League.

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