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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

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SOCCER—ITALY turned a tight game into a rout, scoring five goals in the second half to beat Israel 6-0 at Turin, Italy. The victory qualified Italy for the 16-nation world championship tournament, beginning May 15 at Santiago, Chile.

SHOOTING—WILLIAM E. McMILLAN, a sure-shot Marine captain, equaled his national record for the rapid-fire pistol event with a second-round score of 594 out of a possible 600, won the U.S. International pistol shoot with a three-round total of 1,768, at Fort Benning, Ga. Army Lieutenant JAMES R. CLARK shot a perfect second round of 100 in the skeet event, took first place in that competition with a total of 297 out of a possible 300. Another Army man, Corporal GARY L. ANDERSON, won the small-bore rifle event for three positions, with an aggregate score of 3,402 out of a possible 3,600.

TENNIS—OSAMU ISHIGURO, Japanese Davis Cupper, won Japan's National Men's championship, defeating Koji Watanabe 6-3, 6-4, 6-1, at Tokyo. Reiko Miyagi, sister of last year's men's champion, won the women's title for the sixth straight year, easily beating Akiko Fukui 6-3, 6-3.

Pierre Darmon of France beat Whitney Reed of Alameda, Calif. in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 to win the Chilean National Tennis Championship, at Santiago. Ann Haydon, the world's third-ranked women's player, defeated Lea Periconi in the women's finals 6-4, 7-5.

TRACK & FIELD—GORDON PIRIE, Britain's world record holder at 3,000 meters, lost his first professional race, at San Sebastian, Spain. Running 10,000 meters on a sand circle, Pirie finished in 31:22.4 far behind a team of Spaniards, but collected $800 for his disappointment and blisters.

MILEPOSTS—DIED: THOMAS J. HUGHES, 77, a major league pitcher from 1909 to 1919 and the only man besides Cy Young to pitch no-hitters in both leagues, at Los Angeles. In 1910, while playing for the New York Highlanders, Hughes pitched nine hitless innings against Cleveland but was then taken out of the game and the Highlanders lost 5-0 in 11 innings. In 1916 he pitched the Boston Braves to a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, his first complete no-hitter.

DIED: GUY H. ROBERTS, 71, nationally known yachtsman and sailmaker, who pioneered Snipe-class sailing, at St. Petersburg, Fla. A former commodore of the Clearwater Yacht Club, Roberts sailed the first Snipe at Clearwater in 1935, and for the past 25 years has made sails exclusively for Snipes.

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