New York Yankees
, winners for past five years, clinched second with 99th victory, added another to become first Stengel team in six years to win 100 games (and first time Stengel ever came in second with Yankees)
New York Giants, wrestling to hold off Brooklyn Dodgers and Milwaukee Braves since late in August, began week 3? games in front, finally clinched National League pennant (second in last four years) Monday night by beating second-place Dodgers in first game of three-game series at Ebbets Field.
, manager of Brooklyn Dodgers last season, managed Oakland Oaks to championship of Pacific Coast League by beating San Francisco, three games to none.
OUT AND IN?
, who managed Chicago White Sox to three third-place finishes in three years, resigned to take $50,000-a-year post as general manager and field manager of seventh-place Baltimore Orioles. New White Sox manager: Martin Marion, Sox coach during past season.
FAST START?Six of nation's top 11 teams opened schedules last week and all six won impressively:
University of Oklahoma
, last year's Orange Bowl champion, took advantage of two poor kicks and one fumble to outscore California, 27-13, before 58,000 spectators at Berkeley. Outstanding for Oklahoma: Quarterback Gene Calame, who scored first touchdown., and Halfback Buddy Leake, who passed for second touchdown and scored third himself by going over on two-yard buck.
, winner in Sugar Bowl last winter, showed usual backfield speed and quick-opening deception while shutting out Tulane 28-0 in opener at Atlanta
, ranked first in nation at end of 1953 season, turned two pass interceptions into touchdowns and scored again on 31-yard pass play to beat Kentucky 20-0 at Lexington.
University of Texas
, piling up 273 yards rushing while holding opponent to two first downs in first half, rolled over Louisiana State 20-6 before 36,000 spectators at Austin.