TRIPLE MIRACLE...TRIPLE PLAY...AND THREE FOR ARNIE SOWELL
It seemed so unbelievable, that race in London's White City Stadium. For the first time three men ran the same mile race in under four minutes: Laszlo Tabori (3:59), an airsick Hungarian; Chris Chataway (3:59.8), jovial British brewery salesman who feared he was not in shape, and Brian Hewson (3:59.8), RAF bombardier who had run the mile before only in club races. Hewson took the lead from Pacesetter Alan Gordon in the third lap, but Tabori took both him and Chataway on the final turn, won by seven feet. Chataway edged Hewson for second.
The doings in London took headlines away from Pitt's easy-striding Arnie Sowell who, for the third time outdoors (left), outran Fordham's Tom Courtney at IC4A meet in New York City.
A BONUS FOR TV'S MILLIONS
Last Saturday's game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants was televised nationally. It was a fortunate choice, letting millions of viewers in on one of baseball's rarities—a triple play. The play developed in the fourth inning when the Dodgers' Jackie Robinson (above) hit a pop fly (circle) to short right field that looked like a sure hit. Giant Second Baseman Davey Williams raced back, got his glove on the ball (right), juggled and then held it. Dodger runners Gil Hodges at second and Carl Furillo at first were well on their way. Williams threw to Shortstop Al Dark to double Hodges off second. Dark's relay to first (below) caught a flabbergasted Furillo fully 10 feet off the bag. But for all their histrionics, the Giants lost the game 5-3, dropped the series, two games to one, and fell even farther (nine full games) behind the league-leading Dodgers.
ORDEALS OF WINNERS
Unwritten But Binding as any rule of sport is the winner's obligation to the crowd—his role, under camera fire, in the victory-circle tableau. Last week the ritual was performed in contrastingly separate fashions in Britain and the U.S. In the pearl-gray-topper world of Epsom Downs, a 3-year-old colt named Phil Drake won the 176th running of the famed Epsom Derby—great granddaddy of all derbies—and this brought to the winner's circle not only Phil Drake but his chic French owner, Mme. Suzy Volterra, widow of the late owner of the Folies Berg�re. Mme. Volterra held Phil Drake's rein, posed for pictures, received a gold cup from Queen Elizabeth. In happy impromptu, the band struck up If You Knew Susie. Meanwhile, in the sport-shirt world of Catalina, Motorcyclist John McLaughlin won one of the races, found himself in the winner's circle with photographers, an admiring crowd and a pretty blonde in a bathing suit.
On Catalina Island off California, amid roars and choking exhaust fumes, motorcyclists get away at start of 60-mile race that preceded 100-mile Catalina Grand Prix.
Beaming winner, John McLaughlin of Duarte, Calif., poses with Margie Tenney, representing motorcycle manufacturer.
Shying politely, McLaughlin turns the left cheek as Margie moves in at photographers' request for more intimate pose.