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October 30, 1961
BASEBALL—NEW YORK YANKEES placed four men on the major league All-Star team: Outfielders Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, Catcher Elston Howard, and Shortstop Tony Kubek, but 25-game-winner Whitey Ford lost out in the voting for a left-handed pitcher to the National League's regular 20-game winner, Warren Spahn. First Baseman Norm Cash of Detoit, Second Baseman Frank Boiling of Milwaukee and Third Baseman Ken Boyer of St. Louis round out the infield while two players from the pennant-winning Cincinnati Reds, Outfielder Frank Robinson and right-handed Pitcher Joey Jay, complete the first team.
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October 30, 1961

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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Kelso ($2.20), Eddie Arcaro up, easily won Aqueduct's $105,800 Jockey Club Gold Cup by five lengths over Hillsborough. The 4-year-old gelding owned by Mrs. Richard C. duPont was a 1-to-10 favorite, and ran the 2 miles in 3:25 4/5, probably Clinching the title of Horse of the Year for the second straight year.

Our Jeep ($7.40), a 4-year-old gelding owned by New Yorker John M. Schiff, lost ground to the favored Wolfram in the stretch but rallied to win the $57,500 Canadian Championship Stakes by a neck, under Sam Boulmetis, at Woodbine, Ont. The winner covered the 1?-mile turf course in 2:45 4/5.

HORSE SHOWS—U.S. TEAM, with Bill Steinkraus riding Ksar d'Esprit, a long-legged gray, to a jump-off victory in the final event of the international jumping competition, finished 40 points ahead of second-place Argentina in the team standings of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, in Harrisburg, Pa. The U.S. won eight events, six by Steinkraus, who was the individual leader with 68 points.

MOTOR SPORTS—Mexico's RODRIGUEZ brothers, PEDRO and RICARDO, driving a three-liter Ferrari, averaged 95.4 mph to win the 1,000 Kilometers of Paris.

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING—WARREN HARDING, 38, ALLAN MACDONALD, 23, and GLEN DENNY, 22, for eight days inched their way up the "leaning tower," a 1,900-foot crag on the south wall of California's Yosemite Valley, became the first to climb this treacherous and difficult peak. The three men began their ascent on Oct. 7, hammered pitons or drilled holes for expansion bolts all the way, made only 25 feet some days and frequently had to sleep in slings—the average 10� overhang of the leaning tower providing few body rests or toe holds—finally made the top safely on Oct. 15.

SWIMMING—MARY STEWART, 15-year-old Canadian, broke the world's 110-yard butterfly record held by Dawn Fraser of Australia, with a time of 1:09.0.

TENNIS—U.S. TEAM of Tony Trabert and Pancho Gonzalez lost the two opening matches of the semifinal round of the world's professional Kramer Cup to the European team of Robert Haillet and Andres Gimeno in Barcelona. They came back to win the two remaining singles matches from this European team, as well as the doubles match. The U.S. will now meet the Australians next month in Johannesburg in the finals.

Pancho Gonzalez, professional champion since 1954, again announced his retirement, this time after beating Barry MacKay in straight sets 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to win the World Indoor Championships, in Vienna.

Bob Hewitt upset Australian Davis Cupper and Wimbledon Champion Rod Laver 6-4, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, to win the Australian Hard Court Championship, in Sydney.

TRACK & FIELD—BRUCE KIDD, 17-year-old Canadian schoolboy and North America's most promising middle-distance runner, broke the Canadian senior intercollegiate record with a 4:14 mile, in London, Ont.

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