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? Sandor Iharos , slim, 25-year-old Hungarian clerk who was too sick to run mile two days earlier, recovered quickly, thrilled 50,000 London track fans with 8:33.4 two-mile race, shattered Gaston Reiff's existing world record by seven full seconds in his first attempt at distance.
?Horace Ashenfelter, veteran FBI agent, made pre-meet prediction stand up, turned in 8:49.6 clocking to break American two-mile standard at Compton, Calif., then hopped plane to New York where next day he ran 9:04.7 for NYAC games record.
?Tom Skutka, slender, smooth-striding Morris Hills Regional H.S. senior, uncorked blazing sprint in home stretch, sped to U.S. high school mark of 4:19.5 for mile in New Jersey State Interscholastic A.A. championships at New Brunswick.
Brooklyn Dodgers rolled along at merry pace in National League as Roy Campanella and Duke Snider sprayed home runs all over Ebbets Field, and big Don Newcombe continued to provide airtight pitching (as well as lusty hitting), stretched lead over surprising Chicago Cubs to 7� games. Dodgers took two of three from Pittsburgh, with unbeaten Newcombe hitting two homers to win eighth game 8-3, smashed Milwaukee 11-8, 13-2 as Snider belted three homers in first game, hammered out three wins over suffering St. Louis Cardinals, including 6-1 victory for Newcombe's ninth. Red-hot Dodgers hit 23 home runs, seven by Campy, five by Snider .
Chicago Cubs dropped two games to Philadelphia, stormed into New York (see page 22) to trip Giants 4-1, 9-8, lost third game 3-2 to Sal Maglie , who won seventh straight, bounced back to take fourth 3-1 on Frank Baumholtz's pinch home run in ninth. Milwaukee got up steam, tore off three in row over Phillies 4-3, 11-3, 5-4, moved into fourth place while St. Louis slumped to sixth. Cincinnati rookie right-hander Rudy Minarcin turned in week's best pitching, tossed one-hitter in 6-0 win over cellar-dwelling Pittsburgh Pirates.
New York Yankees split pair with Washington, throttled Kansas City in three contests, got Mexican standoff in four-game series with third-place Chicago White Sox to increase American League lead to four games. Bob Turley was beaten twice, by Washington 3-2, Chicago 3-2, but superb relief hurling by Tom Morgan saved two games, earned victory in third for him. Mickey Mantle hit 12th and 13th home runs, moved into tie with Kansas City's Gus Zernial for league lead.