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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
March 21, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS
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March 21, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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RESULTS OF GRAPEFRUIT-CIRCUIT GAMES

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Baltimore
W-1; L-1
Pct.: .500

Cinn.
5-7

Birm.
8-5

Boston
W-3; L-1
Pct.: .750

Wash.
6-3

Det.
1-4

N.Y.(A)
3-2, 4-2

Chicago
W-2; L-2
Pct.: .500

Cinn.
10-7

Phila.
3-4

Bklyn.
3-7, 6-5

Cleveland
W-3; L-1
Pct.: .750

Chi.(N)
9-7

N.Y.(N)
3-8, 4-3
13-6

Detroit
W-2; L-2
Pct.: .500

Phila.
2-4

Bost.
4-1

MilW.
6-9, 6-2

Kansas City
W-0; L-3
Pct.: 000

Pitt.
8-9

Wash.
1-12, 4-7

New York
W-0; L-4
Pct.: .000

St.L.
0-7, 1-3

Bost.
2-3, 2-4

Washington
W-2; L-2
Pct.: .500

Bost.
3-6

Pitt.
7-8

K. City
12-1, 7-4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Brooklyn
W-2; L-2
Pct.: .500

Milw.
3-2, 3-4

Chi.(A)
7-3, 5-6

Chicago
W-2; L-1
Pct.: .667

Cleve.
7-9

N.Y. (N) B
5-0

Cleve.B
10-4

Cincinnati
W-2; L-3
Pct.: .400

Chi.(A)
7-10

Balt.
7-5

Phila.
2-3

St.L.
6-2

Milw.
4-11

Milwaukee
W-3; L-2
Pct.: .600

Bklyn.
2-3, 4-3

Det.
9-6, 2-6

Cinn.
11-4

New York
W-l; L-2
Pct.: .333

Cleve.
8-3, 3-4
6-13

Philadelphia
W-3; L-1 4-2
Pct.: .750

Det.
4-2

Chi.(A)
4-3

Cinn.
3-2

Pitt.
3-4

Pittsburgh
W-3; L-1
Pct.: .750

K. City
9-8

Wash.
8-7

St.L.
1-3

Phila.
4-3

St. Louis
W-3; L-1
Pct.: .750

N.Y.(A)
7.0, 3-1

Pitt.
3-1

Cinn.
2-6

RECORD BREAKERS

Tom Courtney of Fordham raced half-mile in 1:52.6, fastest time ever recorded for distance on flat board track, set new meet record in Pioneer Club games at New York.

Alidon, Louis B. Mayer's gelding, streaked mile-and-quarter on grass in 1:58 4/5 in $33,850 Camino Real Handicap, bettered unofficial American mark by 1.2 seconds at Santa Anita, Calif.

Johnny Longden booted home Berseem in $28,250 Santa Barbara Handicap, was aboard Alidon, scored 10th and 11th Santa Anita stakes victories, broke old mark of nine by Eddie Arcaro in 1952.

Richard S. Ferg, enterprising skin-diving enthusiast, outfitted self in stylish rubber frogman suit, consumed 19 tanks of compressed air, stayed underwater 24 hours, 21 minutes, established new submergence record in New York.

Bill Cleary , sure-handed Harvard center, scored five goals in NCAA hockey tournament at Colorado Springs, Col., and raised season's total to 89 points for all-time college standard.

BASKETBALL

La Salle, led by brilliant play of All-America Tom Gola , powered past West Virginia 95-61, Princeton 73-46, Canisius 99-64, twice broke NCAA tournament scoring records. Graceful Gola scored 76 points in three games, climaxed sensational play with 30 points, 25 rebounds against Canisius at Philadelphia.

Iowa , beaten by Michigan 74-58 in final Big 10 game, regained winning form, outclassed Penn State 82-53, put down desperate last-ditch Marquette rally, polished off Warriors 86-81 at Evanston, Ill., prepared to meet La Salle in NCAA semi-final March 18 at Kansas City. Bill Logan topped Hawkeyes with 31 points.

San Francisco , nation's No. 1 team, coasted past West Texas 89-66, stunned Utah 78-59, outlasted powerful Oregon State 57-56, won NCAA Western playoff at Corvallis, Ore. Big Bill Russell (6 feet 10 inches) outplayed bigger Wade (Swede) Halbrook (7 feet 3 inches) in final game, scored 29 points.

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