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October 19, 1964
BASEBALL—Sparked by the pitching of right-hander JOE STANKA, 33, who threw shutouts in the first, sixth and seventh games, the NANKAI HAWKS of the Pacific League defeated the Central League's Hanshin Tigers four games to three to win the Japanese World Series. Stanka, who joined the Hawks in 1960 after a season with the Chicago White Sox, was awarded an automobile as the Series' most valuable player.
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October 19, 1964

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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HARNESS RACING—Mrs. Charlotte N. Sheppard's AYRES, winner of The Hambletonian and the Yonkers Futurity, became the third colt to gain the Triple Crown of Trotting ( Scott Frost, 1955, and Speedy Scot, 1963) when he won the $57,096 Kentucky Futurity in straight heats on Lexington's one-mile track. With Johnny Simpson Sr. driving, the little 3-year-old finished the first mile heat 2� lengths ahead of Dashing Rodney in 1:58[1/5], and the second heat half a length ahead of Castleton Farm's Dartmouth in 1:59[2/5].

George Sholty drove Arthur Nardin's SPEEDY COUNT ($3), the only 3-year-old in the field, to a three-quarter-length victory over Elma in the $20,000 Jean Laird Trot at Yonkers Raceway.

HOCKEY—Murray Oliver of the Boston Bruins, who assisted Leo Boivin, his All-Star and Bruin teammate, on the first goal of the game, scored the third and deciding goal himself in the final period to lead the NHL All-Star team to a 3-2 victory over the Stanley Cup Champion Toronto Maple Leafs, in Toronto.

HORSE RACING—Wheatley Stable's QUEEN EMPRESS ($3.80), Willie Shoemaker up, took the $124,375 Frizette Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct by a length.

Ron Turcotte rode Raymond Guest's TOM ROLFE ($27.60) to a 2�-length victory over Sadair in the $67,400 Cowdin Stakes for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct. Native Charger, the favorite in the seven-furlong test, finished 9� lengths back in fourth.

MOTOR SPORTS—PARNELLI JONES of Torrance, Calif., the 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner, took the lead in the third lap and held on to finish first in the 200-mile, 77-lap Riverside ( Calif.) Grand Prix for sports cars. Driving his Cooper-Ford a record average 99.245 mph, Jones zoomed across the line just 30 seconds ahead of Roger Penske in a Chaparral-Chevy.

Britain's GRAHAM HILL and JOAKIM BONNIER of Sweden drove a Ferrari an average 153.505 km.-per-hour to win the 1,000 kilometers of Paris sports car race in Montlh�ry, France.

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