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?Cleveland Indians, with the American League pennant already clinched, went on to beat Detroit Tigers for 111th victory of season, most ever won in year by American league ball club. Old record: 110, set in 1927 by New York Yankees.
?Karl Spooner, 23, left-handed rookie pitcher for pitcher-poor Brooklyn Dodgers, set major league record by striking out 15 New York Giants while winning 3-0 in big-league debut. Next time out, Spooner struck out 12 Pirates for league two-game strike-out mark, wound up with 1-0 shutout to tie a third record for rookies.
?Milwaukee Braves lost final game on field to St. Louis Cardinals, but final home crowd of 39,485 spectators raised league record attendance to 2,131,388 for season.
?George Byers Jr. of Columbus, Ohio drove seven-liter hydroplane Miss DeSoto over measured mile at New Martinsville, W.Va. at world-record speed of 114.6605 mph. Old mark: 113.235, set only few hours earlier by Ray Fageol, 23, son of Lou Fageol, recently retired speedboat Gold Cup champion.
?Darn Safe of Hayes Fair Acres set world record for three-year-old gelding trotters with combined time of 4:12[4/5] for consecutive mile heats over half-mile track at Delaware, Ohio.
?On same Grand Circuit card, Dotties Pick, owned by Armstrong Brothers of Brampton, Ont., paced mile heats in combined time of 4:11[3/5] to set world record for two-year-old filly pacers.
?J. Frank Baxter of Miami, Fla. boated 145-pound sailfish using nine-pound test line during Panama International Marlin and Sailfish tournament. Baxter's catch was 11 pounds heavier than previous record for ultralight (12-pound test or under) line.
?Tom Park of Long Beach, Calif., with no advance publicity and accompanied by AAU timekeeper, swam Catalina Channel in record time of 13 hours, 25 minutes, 31 seconds. Old mark for 21-mile distance: 13 hours, 47 minutes, set by Florence Chad-wick two years ago.