Ted Williams tapped a blooper into the Yankees' left center with the shift on and thereby became the 96th ballplayer to hit safely 2,000 times in the major leagues. Williams' reaction: "The cheapest hit I've made all year."
Notre Dame's Ralph Guglielmi, picked as Most Valuable Player in leading the College All-Stars to victory over the Cleveland Browns, earned it by playing the full game on offense, completing 10 of 19 passes for 129 yards.
Chris Chataway trailed two Hungarian milers by 20 yards in the British-Hungarian track meet, explained that "three-miling has taken the edge off my speed." Next day he lost the three-mile race by two yards to Laszlo Tabori, one of those who had beaten him in the mile.
The Le Mans tragedy still echoes. Mexico canceled the 1955 Pan-American road race scheduled for December until "safety precautions for spectators can be worked out." In five years of this longest (1,908 miles) of road classics 12 drivers and 10 spectators were killed.
Tony Trabert paired with Vic Seixas in the national doubles championships at Longwood this week—a test for the lame shoulder which has clouded U.S. Davis Cup hopes.
Swaps, 45th among alltime money winners, will pass 20 or more of these elite if he wins the $100,000-added American Derby over the Washington Park grass course Aug. 20, his first try on turf. Then: the $100,000 match race with Nashua Aug. 31.
The U.S. won the Wightman Cup for the 23rd time since 1923 even though Doris Hart lost for the first time in 12 Wight-man singles matches in nine years.