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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
May 23, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS
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May 23, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (Week Ending May 15)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. Cleveland
W-3; L-2
Seas.: 20-9
Pct.: .690

New York
9-6, 4-3

Washington
0-3

Baltimore
1-4, 5-0

2. Chicago
W-4; L-1
Seas.: 18-9
Pct.: .667

Boston
4-2, 3-4

Baltimore
6-2

Washington
3-0, 5-4

3. New York
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 17-11
Pct.: .607

Cleveland
6-9, 3-4

Detroit
5-2, 7-6

Kansas City
3-4, 8-4

4. Detroit
W-2; L-4
Seas.: 16-14
Pct.: .533

Washington
4-7, 7-0

New York
2-5, 6-7

Boston
4-10, 9-3

5. Boston
W-5; L-2
Seas.: 14-18
Pct.: .438

Chicago
2-4, 4-3

Kansas City
12-7, 4-3
3-1

Detroit
10-4, 3-9

6. Washington
W-2; L-3
Seas.: 11-17
Pct.: .393

Detroit
7-4, 0-7

Cleveland
3-0

Chicago
0-3, 4-5

7. Kansas City
W-2; L-5
Seas.: 11-18
Pct.: .379

Baltimore
1-11, 2-0

Boston
7-12,3-4
1-3

New York
4-3, 4-8

8. Baltimore
W-2; L-3
Seas.: 9-20
Pct.: .310

Kansas City
11-1, 0-2

Chicago
2-6

Cleveland
4-1, 0-5

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Vic Power, Kansas City, .395
Runs batted in—Gus Zernial, Kansas City and Mickey Vernon, Washington, 28
Home runs—Gus Zernial, Kansas City, and Mickey Mantle, New York, 10
Pitching—Sandy Consuegra, Chicago, and Early Wynn, Cleveland, 3-0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Brooklyn
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 25-5
Pct.: .833

Chicago
3-0, 8-10

Milwaukee
1-2, 6-2

Cincinnati
13-2, 7-1
4-11

2. New York
W-4; L-2
Seas.: 15-13
Pct.: .536

Cincinnati
8-4, 6-3

St. Louis
4-3

Chicago
0-8, 2-5
9-4

3. Milwaukee
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 16-14
Pct.: .533

Pittsburgh
6-9, 8-3

Brooklyn
2-1, 2-6

Philadelphia
5-4, 6-5
1-9

4. Chicago
W-4; L-2
Seas.: 16-15
Pct.: .516

Brooklyn
0-3, 10-8

Pittsburgh
4-0

New York
8-0, 5-2
4-9

5. St. Louis
W-4; L-1
Seas.: 12-13
Pct.: .480

Philadelphia
5-3, 6-5

New York
3-4

Pittsburgh
6-0, 5-1

6. Pittsburgh
W-1; L-4
Seas.: 11-17
Pct.: .393

Milwaukee
9-6, 3-8

Chicago
0-4

St. Louis
0-6, 1-5

7. Cincinnati
W-1; L-4
Seas. 10-18
Pct. .357

New York
4-8, 3-6

Brooklyn
2-13, 1-7
11-4

8. Philadelphia
W-1; L-4
Seas. 9-19
Pct. .321

St. Louis
3-5, 5-6

Milwaukee
4-5, 5-6
9-1

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Don Mueller, New York, .415
Runs batted in—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 36
Home runs—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 11
Pitching—Don Newcombe and Carl Erskine, Brooklyn, 5-0

RECORD BREAKERS

Charles Dumas, lanky, long-legged, 18-year-old Centennial High School senior from Inglewood, Calif., soared 6 feet 10 inches on first try to tie Southern California's Ernie Shelton in West Coast Relays at Fresno, Calif., bettered national inter-scholastic high jump record for third time.

Hungary's Sandor Iharos raced 3,000 meters in fast 7:55.6 at Budapest, claimed new world record for distance. Recognized mark: 7:58.8 set by Belgium's Gaston Reiff in 1949.

Dedicate, Mrs. Jan Burke's 3-year-old son of Princequillo, took to Jockey Sam Boulmetis ' whip, finished strong, won by neck over favored Saratoga, survived foul claim to set new track standard of 1:48 1/5 for mile-and-eighth in $62,800 Jersey Stakes at Garden State Park.

BOXING

Rocky Marciano , heavy belter from Brockton, Mass., came through as expected, hammered out victory over England's roly-poly Don Cockell, successfully defended world heavyweight championship at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium.

Raul (Raton) Macias, NBA-recognized bantamweight champion, toyed with Baby Moe Mario for four rounds, flailed away with both hands in fifth, won by TKO when referee stopped nontitle bout at San Antonio, Tex.

Archie McBride , plodding, well-behaved Trenton, N.J. heavyweight, outpunched in-and-out Bob Satterfield, replacement for ailing Floyd Patterson, for 10 rounds, earned split decision in nationally televised fight at Chicago Stadium.

Paul Andrews , former No. 2-ranking light-heavyweight contender, made debut as heavyweight with Joe Louis in corner, went down for eight count in third round, came back to outpoint Jimmy Slade in 10-rounder at Buffalo, N.Y.

England's amateurs won last three bouts, edged touring U.S. Golden Glovers 5-4 before 12,000 spectators at London's Wembley Stadium.

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