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Later in week, Rozsavolgyi sped 2,000 meters in 5:02.2, cracked another world record.
Albert Ivanov, durable Russian Army athlete, plodded 25,000 meters in 1:17:34 for world standard at Moscow.
Masaru Furukawa and Takashi Ishimoto, speedy Nippon University swimmers, made wholesale assault on world marks, broke six between them at Tokyo. Furukawa's records, all in breaststroke: 200 meters in 2:31; 220 yards in 2:31.9; 100 yards in 1:01.4; 100 meters in 1:08.2. Ishimoto's records, in butterfly: 200 meters in 2:20.8; 220 yards in 2:21.6.
New York Yankees got off to fast start in World Series, took first two games from Brooklyn Dodgers at Yankee Stadium behind careful pitching of Whitey Ford and Tommy Byrne. Veteran part-time First Baseman Joe Collins hit two home runs, Rookie Elston Howard one, to win opener 6-5 for Ford despite similar clouts by Carl Furillo and Duke Snider, spectacular steal of home by still-agile Jackie Robinson. Second game went to Yankees 4-2 as Byrne handcuffed Brooklyn sluggers with five hits, knocked in winning runs with fourth-inning bases-loaded single against Billy Loes. Series moved to Ebbets Field where Dodgers took heart, ripped off three straight victories. Johnny Podres , who had not pitched complete game since June 14, stopped Yankees with seven hits, won 8-3 with help of homer by roly-poly Roy Campanella. Brooklyn bats got hot in fourth game, accounted for 14 hits. Snider's three-run homer provided winning runs for Reliefer Clem Labine in 8-5 game. Campy and Gil Hodges also homered while Snider ranged width and breadth of Ebbets Field to rob Yanks of base hits. The Duke continued his heavy cannonading in fifth game, hit two more home runs (his eighth and ninth in Series play, tops for National League players), helped Roger Craig , with assist from ever-present Labine, win 5-3, gave Dodgers 3-2 lead as teams returned to Stadium. Manager Casey Stengel , with back to wall, staked all on Ford , and lefthander responded with four-hit 5-1 victory to even score. All New York runs came in first inning (three on Bill Skowron's home run) when hungry Yankees knocked out fast-balling Rookie Karl Spooner. Next day Dodgers stormed back, beat Yankees to win first World Series.
Leo Durocher , trigger-tempered former manager of New York Giants, undertook unfamiliar role of "conservative, quiet executive," signed reported $52,000 per year contract with NBC as talent relations expert, sport's commentator and good-will ambassador but left door open for return to baseball: "I reserve a woman's prerogative to change my mind."