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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
April 04, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS
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April 04, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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RESULTS OF GRAPEFRUIT-CIRCUIT GAMES

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. Bost.
W-10; L-5
Pct.: .667

Pitt.
5-4

St.L.
4-5

Chi.(A)
2-1

K.City
4-1

2. N.Y.
W-9; L-6
Pct.: .600

Bklyn.
19-8, 5-1

Wash.
10-4

St.L.
7-5, 0-0

3. Wash.
W-7; L-5
Pct.: .583

Bklyn. 4-3

N.Y.(A)
4-10

Det.
3-2

4. Cleve.
W-7; L-10
Pct.: .412

N.Y.(N)
3-2,4-9

Chi.(N)
2-3, 2-6

S.Fran.
2-1,14-0
8-2

5. Det.
W-6; L-9
Pct.: .400

Balt.
4-0

Cinn.
5-1

Chi.(A)
5-14

Wash.
2-3

6. Chi.
W-6; L-9
Pct.: .400

Milw.
2-5

Pitt.
6-7

Det.
14-5

Bost.
1-2

Bklyn.
4-3

7. Balt.
W-5; L-8
Pct.: .385

Det.
0-4

K.City
4-2, 10-9
4-7

Pitt.
6-7

8. K.City
W-6; L-11
Pct.: .353

Bklyn.
9-10, 4-15

Balt.
2-4, 9-10
7-4

Pitt.
3-4

Bost.
1-4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Phila.
W-10; L-5
Pct.: .667

St.L.
3-2, 7-6

Milw.
3-1

Cinn.
15-1

2. N.Y.
W-11; L-6
Pct.: .647
3-1

Cleve.
2-3, 9-4

Chi.(N)
6-2,7-5
8-4

3. Milw.
W-8; L-5
Pct.: .615
3-1

Chi.(A)
5-2

Phila.
1-3

Atlanta
13-5

4. Pitt.
W-8; L-6
Pct.: .571

Cinn.
3-4

Bost.
4-5

Chi.(A)
7-6

K.City
4-3

Balt.
7-6

5. Chi.
W-8; L-7
Pct.: .533

Cleve.
3-2, 6-2

N.Y.(N)
2-6, 5-7
4-8

6. St.L.
W-8; L-8
Pct.: .500

Phila.
2-3, 6-7

Cinn.
7-6

Bost.
5-4

N.Y.(A)
5-7, 0-0

7. Bklyn.
W-6; L-9
Pct : .400

N.Y.(A)
8-19, 1-5

Wash.
3-4

K.City
15-4

Cinn
6-6

Chi.(A) 3-4

8. Cinn.
W-6; L-9
Pct.: .400

Pitt.
4-3

St.L.
6-7

Det.
1-5

Bklyn.
6-6

Phila.
1-15

RECORD BREAKERS

Lonnie Spurrier, little-known former University of California track captain now running for San Francisco Olympic Club, sped half-mile in 1:47.5 at Berkeley, Calif., shattered world mark of 1:48.6 held jointly by Mai Whitfield and Gunnar Nielsen.

Ohio State's Yoshi Oyakawa, Al Wiggins and Ed Kawachika thrashed to 2:42.2 clocking in 300-yard medley relay, established new U.S., intercollegiate, meet swimming standards in NCAA championships at Oxford, O.

Jack Wardrop, Michigan's fast-moving champion who set world record of 2:03.4 for 220-yard freestyle Mar. 4 at Columbus, O., covered same distance in 2:04.2; Wiggins , flashy Buckeye sophomore, blasted to 1:26.5 win in 150-yard individual medley, both bettering meet records.

BOXING

Willie Pastrano , up-and-coming young (19) New Orleans middleweight, waited for durable Al Andrews of Superior, Wis. to come to him, then outboxed, outpunched and outmaneuvered lunging veteran to win 10-rounder at Chicago.

Bob Baker , third-ranked heavyweight, cautiously pursued Julio Mederos of Cuba for 10 rounds, contented himself with unanimous decision in New York's Madison Square Garden.

Maryland announced it would abandon boxing after NCAA tournament March 31 at Pocatello, Ida., joined Army and Penn State among schools dropping the sport.

BASKETBALL

Syracuse Nationals and Ft. Wayne Pistons moved into final of National Basketball Association championship play-offs. In semifinals, Syracuse , Eastern Division leader, whipped Boston Celtics 110-100, 116-110 in first two games, lost 100-97 in overtime, came back to eliminate third-place club 110-94 on fine shooting of Dolph Schayes. Ft. Wayne , top team in Western Division, had rough time with second-place Minneapolis Lakers, winning 96-79, 98-97 in extra period, then losing 99-97 in overtime before taking clincher 105-96.

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