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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
September 05, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS
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September 05, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (Week Ending August 28)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. N.Y.
W-3; L-4
Seas.: 78-51
Pct.: .605

Detr.
2-7, 3-2

Cleve.
5-2, 2-5
6-7

Chi.
6-1, 2-3

2. Chi.
W-4; L-5
Seas.: 77-51
Pct.: .602

Balt.
6-2, 3-10
14-1, 1-2

Wash.
1-6, 0-10
11-1

N.Y.
1-6, 3-2

3. Cleve.
W-3; L-4
Seas.: 77-52
Pct.: .597

Bost.
3-8, 2-0

N.Y.
2-5, 5-2
7-6

Wash.
2-8, 4-13

4. Bost.
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 74-54
Pct.: .578

Cleve.
8-3, 0-2

Detr.
1-6, 6-4
4-5, 4-3

K.C.
14-2

5. Detr.
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 65-63
Pct.: .508

N.Y.
7-2, 2-3

Bost.
6-1, 4-6
5-4, 3-4

6. K.C.
W-4; L-1
Seas.: 53-75
Pct.: .414

Wash.
4-3, 5-0

Balt.
9-2, 3-2

Bost.
2-14

7. Wash.
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 46-79
Seas.: .414

K.C.
3-4, 0-5

Chi.
6-1, 10-0
1-11

Cleve.
8-2, 13-4

8. Balt.
W-2; L-4
Seas.: 39-84
Pct.: .317

Chi.
2-6, 10-3
1-14, 2-1

K.C.
2-9, 2-3

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Al Kaline, Detroit, .349
Runs batted in—Jackie Jensen, Boston, 101
Home runs—Mickey Mantle, New York, 34
Pitching—Tommy Byrne, New York, 12-4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Bklyn.
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 82-45
Pct.: .646

Chi.
6-4, 9-5

Cinc.
5-8, 5-6
2-4, 7-0

St. L.
6-1

2. Milw.
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 72-58
Pct.: .554

Phila.
3-4

N.Y.
3-2, 7-1
5-4

Pitts.
3-5, 0-2

Pitts. 3. Phila.
W-6; L-1
Seas.: 69-62
Pct.: .527

Milw.
4-3

St.L.
11-9, 8-3
1-4, 8-2

Cinc.
7-6, 8-3

4. N.Y.
W-1; L-5
Seas.: 65-62
Pct.: .512

St. L.
1-2, 4-1

Milw.
2-3, 1-7
4-5

Chi.
0-3

5. Cinc.
W-3,; L-5
Seas.: 64-68
Pct.: .485

Pitts.
1-2, 2-4

Bklyn.
8-5, 6-5
4-2, 0-7

Phila.
6-7, 3-8

6. Chi.
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 62-71
Pct.: .466

Bklyn.
4-6, 5-9

Pitts.
1-2, 6-3
4-3

N.Y.
3-0

7. St. L.
W-2; L-5
Seas.: 54-73
Pct.: .425

N.Y.
2-1, 1-4

Phila.
9-11, 3-8
4-1, 2-8

Bklyn.
1-6

8. Pitts.
W-5; L-2
Seas.: 50-79
Pct.: .388

Cinc.
2-1, 4-2

Chi.
2-1, 3-6
3-4

Milw.
5-3, 2-0

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Richie Ashburn, Philadelphia, .333
Runs batted in—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 116
Home runs—Ted Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 41
Pitching—Don Newcombe, Brooklyn, 18-4

RECORD BREAKERS

Atie Voorbij, little 14-year-old Dutch swim star, fortified by "strength-giving" brown beans, swooshed 100-meter butterfly in rapid 1:13.2 at Algiers to lower world record for second time in month.

Harold Connolly , crooked-armed former Boston College weight specialist, threw hammer 206 feet 10 inches, bettered own U.S. mark at Boston.

Butch Rosenberg, 20-year-old University of Miami aquabat, soared off six-foot ramp behind towboat going 35 mph, leaped 125 feet (five feet further than first airplane flight) for new world water ski jump record in successful defense of national championship at Lakeland, Fla. Other world records in same meet: Mary Ann Moenert of West Palm Beach, 60-foot jump in girls' (14-16) division; Earl (Pappy) Hallowell of Panama City, Fla., 73-foot jump in veterans' class.

Ralph Miller , stylish Hanover, N.H. skier in training for Winter Olympic Games, schussed specially measured 45� slope at incredible 109.11 mph to break world speed record (held by Italy's Zeno Colo) by nearly 12 mph at Portillo, Chile.

Bob Hilmer of Dysart, Ia. drove six miles in 6:15.93; Ernie Deer of Keokuk, Ia. hurried through five miles in 5:03.58, for new world marks in late model stock car races at St. Paul.

TENNIS

Australia got off to 2-0 lead when little Ken Rosewall beat Vic Seixas 6-3, 10-8, 4-6, 6-2 and powerful Lew Hoad upset Tony Trabert 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 8-6 in singles, clinched Davis Cup next day as Hoad teamed with sharpshooting Rex Hartwig to outlast U.S. pair in five-set marathon 12-14, 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 at Forest Hills, N.Y. Aussies completed 5-0 shutout as Hoad trimmed Seixas 7-9, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and Rosewall turned back Ham Richardson, subbing for Trabert, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 (see page 18).

Kosei Kamo and Atsushi Miyagi, speedy young Japanese combination, squandered two-set lead at Brookline, Mass., bounced back to whip hopeful but below par Jerry Moss and Bill Quillian 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 1-6, 6-4 in watered-down U.S. national doubles tournament plagued by postponements because of heavy rains, withdrawal of U.S. and Australian Davis Cup stars. Cagy veterans Louise Brough and Mrs. Margaret Osborne du Pont parlayed power and shrewdness into 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 victory over defending champions Shirley Fry and Doris Hart, won women's title for 10th time.

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