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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
August 29, 1955
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August 29, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (Week Ending August 21)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. New York
W-6; L-1
Seas.: 75-47
Pct.: .615

Baltimore
5-4, 12-6

Boston
13-6, 1-7

Baltimore
8-0, 3-2
6-1

2. Chicago
W-6; L-1
Seas.: 73-46
Pct.: .613

Kansas City
5-4, 6-2
3-5

Detroit
3-0, 8-7
2-0, 8-2

3. Cleveland
W-4; L-2
Seas.: 74-48
Pct.: .607

Detroit
0-7, 5-9
5-3

Kansas City
2-1, 7-5
9-4

4. Boston
W-4; L-2
Seas.: 70-51
Pct.: .579

Washington
8-4

New York
6-13, 7-1

Washington
8-0, 2-6
4-1

5. Detroit
W-2; L-5
Seas.: 62-60
Pct.: .508

Cleveland
7-0, 9-5
3-5

Chicago
0-3, 7-8
0-2, 2-8

6. Kansas City
W-1; L-5
Seas.: 49-74
Pct.: .398

Chicago
4-5, 2-6
5-3

Cleveland
1-2, 5-7
4-9

7. Washington
W-1; L-4
Seas.: 42-76
Pct.: .356

Boston
4-8

Baltimore
2-7

Boston
0-8, 6-2
1-4

8. Baltimore
W-1; L-5
Seas.: 37-80
Pct.: .316

New York
4-5, 6-12

Washington
7-2

New York
0-8, 2-3
1-6

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Al Kaline, Detroit, .351
Runs batted in—Jackie Jensen, Boston, 95
Home runs—Mickey Mantle, New York, 32
Pitching—Tommy Byrne, New York, 12-3

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Brooklyn
W-1; L-5
Seas.: 78-42
Pct.: .650

New York
3-5, 1-5
8-5

Philadelphia
2-3, 2-3
4-6

2. Milwaukee
W-6; L-1
Seas.: 69-55
Pct.: .557

St. Louis
12-1, 2-3
11-4, 5-3

Chicago
7-0, 6-1
8-1

3. New York
W-3; L-2
Seas.: 64-57
Pct.: .529

Brooklyn
5-3, 5-1
5-8

Pittsburgh
3-8, 14-9

4. Philadelphia
W-4; L-1
Seas.: 63-61
Pct.: .508

Pittsburgh
12-3, 4-6

Brooklyn
3-2, 3-2
6-4

5. Cincinnati
W-5; L-1
Seas.: 61-63
Pct.: .492

Chicago
11-2, 2-3
2-1

St. Louis
7-5, 7-4
4-0

6. Chicago
W-1; L-5
Seas.: 59-68
Pct.: .465

Cincinnati
2-11, 3-2
1-2

Milwaukee
0-7, 1-6
1-8

7. St. Louis
W-1; L-6
Seas.: 52-68
Pct.: .433

Milwaukee
1-12, 3-2
4-11, 3-5

Cincinnati
5-7, 4-7
0-4

8. Pittsburgh
W-2; L-2
Seas.: 45-77
Pct.: .369

Philadelphia
3-12, 6-4

New York
8-3, 9-14

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Richie Ashburn, Philadelphia, .331
Runs batted in—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 111
Home runs—Ted Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 41
Pitching—Don Newcombe, Brooklyn, 18-4

RECORD BREAKERS

Lenie de Nijs, 16-year-old Dutch swim phenomenon, hauled down third women's world record in less than month, swam 880-yard freestyle in 10:58.1 in Kromme Rijn Pool, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Old mark: 11:00.2 by Australia's Lorraine Crapp in 1954.

Mary Jane Sears, Wanda Werner, Shelley Mann and Dougie Gray of Washington's Walter Reed Swim Club covered 400-yard medley relay in 4:30.5 for world standard in Canadian Swimming and Diving Championships at Montreal. Former recognized record: 4:34.4 by Lafayette ( Ind.) S C in 1954.

Lloyd Scott of Long Beach, Calif. set drag-racing record by powering car "Bustle Bomb" ( Oldsmobile engine in front, Cadillac engine in rear) to speed of 151.007 mph in World Series of Drag Racing, Lawrenceville, Ill. Former mark: 147mph by Scott earlier this month.

Georges Francoeur, 18-year-old eager beaver, tossed baseball steadily for nine hours flat, wore out dozen catchers, claimed world "pitchathon" record, at Shawinigan Falls, Que. Old record: six hours and 45 minutes by ex- Brooklyn Hurler Jean Pierre Roy of Montreal in 1955.

HARNESS RACING

John Froelich's Quick Chief, driven by Billy Haughton , moved into lead on first tour of backstretch of mile-and-sixteenth race, beat off bid by Meadow Ace, won $71,040 William H. Cane Futurity Pace by neck at Yonkers Raceway, N.Y.

Frisco Flyer, Paul Wixom's impressive 3-year-old, overcame field of 11 rivals, captured $53,712 pace for 3-year-olds at Illinois State Fair, Springfield. Other state fair winners: Hugh Grant's Marathon Hanover , $52,512 trot for 3-year-olds; Shiwasse Stable's Double Mc., $55,437 pace for 2-year-olds; Olen Humphries' Peggy Key, $53,637 trot for 2-year-olds.

BASEBALL

Milwaukee Braves , closing fast in National League race, took three out of four from St. Louis and three straight from Cubs. Veteran Warren Spahn won two games from Cards, chipped in with homer, triple, single in first game. Brooklyn Dodgers, looking like chumps of yesteryear, played as though already in Jersey City, dropped two of three to New York Giants , then lost three straight to Philadelphia , 3-2, 3-2, 6-4, in series marked by duels between Phils' Robin Roberts and Brooks' Don Newcombe. In opener, Roberts won No. 20, and Newk angrily pounded glove with fist after throwing double-play ball into outfield in ninth. In second game, Roberts relieved in ninth with two on, two out, got pinch-hitter Newcombe to ground out, Roberts unassisted. In third game, Roberts took day off, but Newk pinch hit in ninth, flied out to end game with bases loaded.

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