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FACES IN THE CROWD
September 04, 1961
Danny Litwhiler, 45, onetime major leaguer now Florida State University baseball coach, collected 23 hits in 26 times at bat in state slow-pitch Softball at Cocoa, Fla., but announced retirement after breaking his nose in final game.
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September 04, 1961

Faces In The Crowd

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Danny Litwhiler, 45, onetime major leaguer now Florida State University baseball coach, collected 23 hits in 26 times at bat in state slow-pitch Softball at Cocoa, Fla., but announced retirement after breaking his nose in final game.

Cindy Green, 14, aided by inner tube, led procession of eight girls in 16-mile swim around Mercer Island in Seattle's Lake Washington, tottered ashore 18 hours later—face sunburned and feet blue with cold—to say: "We did it for kicks."

Mike Salvatore, 12-year-old El Cajon ( Calif.) Little Leaguer, pitched hitless ball for five innings in the finals of Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., hit three-run homer in sixth inning to give El Cajon 4-2 win over El Campo, Texas.

Terri Shrader, 12, Omaha, Neb. water skier, followed tip her recent 67-foot jump at Omaha (it was not approved as record because take-off ramp was too wide) with 65-foot jump at Austin, Texas, for the Junior Girls' world record.

Bobby Fincel, 9-year-old Dubuque, Iowa youngster who weighs 62 pounds, used his eight-pound shotgun in dead-eye fashion to break 94 of 100 targets in Iowa State Trapshoot at Cedar Falls, won the subjunior title for boys up to 14.

Tommy Sopwith, son of the onetime America's Cup challenger Sir Thomas Sopwith, won Europe's first offshore powerboat race, finished good 25 minutes ahead of nearest rival in 156-mile English Channel race from Cowes to Torquay.

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