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November 13, 1961
BASEBALL—The YOMIURI GIANTS of Tokyo squeezed home a run in the 10th inning on three singles and a sacrifice bunt to defeat the Nankai Hawks of Osaka 3-2, and win the Japanese World Series 4 games to 2, at Osaka, Japan. Joe Stanka, the losing pitcher, a 30-year-old Oklahoman who played briefly for the Chicago White Sox, appeared in five of the six games for the Hawks, winning 2 and losing 2, received the Fighting Spirit Award, a motorcycle. Another American, Andy Miyamoto of Hawaii, the Giants' winning pitcher in the second and third games, was chosen the most valuable player.
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November 13, 1961

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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GOLF—GARY PLAYER, winner of the 1961 Masters, went into the final round tied with Nationalist China's Chen Ching-Po, then shot a 70 to win the Yomiuri Shimbun International Golf Tournament at Nishi Ikuta, Japan. Player's 72-hole total was 289, Ching-Po had 294 and Arnold Palmer 298.

Jim Ferrier, former PGA champion, holed a five-foot putt on the 18th green, won the $10,000 Almaden Open by one stroke over Bob Rosburg at San Jose, Calif. Ferrier's 72-hole total of 279 was a new tournament record.

HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BUTLER paced 1? miles in the world record time of 2:11 1/5 to win the final leg of the $80,000 American Pacing Classic and complete a sweep of this three-leg event, at Inglewood, Calif.

Air record ($21.60) took the first leg of the $80,000 American Trotting Classic, covering the mile course in 1:58[2/5] and beating Silver Song by 1� lengths, also at Inglewood, Calif.

HOCKEY—MONTREAL (7-2-2), after going undefeated the first two weeks of the season, lost 2 and won 1, but remained the NHL leader with 16 points. TORONTO (7-2-1) won 3 games and moved into a second-place tie with NEW YORK (6-5-3) at 15 points. CHICAGO (2-5-5) won its second game of the season, both from Boston, kept pace with DETROIT (3-5-3) at 9 points. BOSTON (2-8-2) improved, split 2 games, but was still last with 6 points.

HORSE RACING—CRIMSON SATAN ($4.60) came from behind to win the $301,365 Garden State Stakes by 2� lengths over Donut King, at Garden State Park, N.J. The winner, with Willie Shoemaker up, raced the 1 1/16-mile distance in 1:44 1/5 (see page 57).

Tamarona ($3.80), ridden by John Sellers, scored an easy five-length victory over Broadway in the $58,490 Selima Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Laurel, Md. The winner, owned by Bob Kleberg Jr., ran the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45 3/5.

Wise ship ($9.80), ridden by Heliodoro Gustines, won the first running of the $55,900 Lexington Handicap, on turf, at Aqueduct, N.Y. The 4-year-old gelding covered the 1 5/8 miles in 2:41 4/5.

HORSE SALES—HARRISBURG, PA. STANDARDBRED HORSE SALE, with brisk bidding for 21 yearlings sired by the great Adios bringing $489,500, sold 794 colts and fillies for $2,753,450. Two bay colts, Majestic Hanover and Lincoln Hanover, brought $60,000 each, the highest bid of the sale.

HORSE SHOW—CARLOS DAMM JR., 19-year-old Argentinian, rode Sherriff in a faultless jump-off in the international cup competition, defeated Frank Chapot of Wallpack, N.J., on San Lucas, for the President's Cup, at Washington D.C. International Show. The cup was presented by Mrs. John F. Kennedy.

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