rapidly outgrowing light heavyweight division, floored rugged Paddy Young twice
in first round while experimenting with new slugging style, later reverted to
usual fancy dancing to earn 10-round decision at New Orleans.
Paddy De Marco,
former lightweight champion from Brooklyn, butted, crowded and clinched with
sixth-ranked Kenny Lane of Muskegon, Mich., found time to score often enough to
snap latter's 10-fight winning streak in roughhouse maulfest in New York.
players, their long-suffering fans still celebrating madly, heard good news
that winners' World Series share was worth $9,768, scattered to respective
homes to spend winter telling how they beat New York Yankees in seven games.
Yankees, each $5,598 richer (losers' share), took off for 25-game tour of
Hawaii, Japan and Philippines, ruefully warned: "Wait until next
rip-snorting front-office wizard who resigned from Chicago White Sox, signed
three-year contract as general manager of St. Louis, freely predicted
seventh-place Cards would be pennant contender next year.
Lane's rumored choice
for manager, Freddie Hutchinson, former Detroit pilot (1952-54), currently with
Seattle. Other post-series news:
grizzled onetime "boy wonder," signed $40,000-per-year contract to
again manage Detroit Tigers, set optimistic goal of 90 victories for 1956.
inked two-year pact, settled into TV Executive
Leo Durocher's shoes as New York
Giants' manager, forecast "new era" for third-place team. His successor
at Minneapolis: fiery
, fired by St. Louis Cardinals May 28.
John Meyer of Great Neck, N.Y. skillfully maneuvered his Meyer-Cadillac Special
around difficult turns, averaged 69.33 mph to take feature event in SCCA races
at Thompson Raceway, Conn.
, veteran Greens Farms, Conn.
sportsman, pushed his 1492-cc. Osca at 68.43 mph for Class F modified record.
Other record breakers: Candy Poole of South Glastonbury, Conn, drove 750 cc.
Crosley-powered PBX at 65.97 mph in Class H modified; Paul Flickinger of
Uncasville, Conn, in Porsche Speedster, 65.37 mph for Class F production cars;
Harry Carter of Bethany, Conn, in Jaguar XK140MC, 67.10 mph in Class C
production; Dominic Ravesi of Brighton, Mass. averaged 63.57 mph in
got off to fast start in National Hockey League race,
blanked Toronto 2-0, whipped Boston 2-0, 5-2 behind tenacious goaltending of
Jacques Dante in first three games.
New York Rangers
surprised by overpowering
Chicago 7-4, edging Detroit 3-2, while
Chicago Black Hawks
, tabbed as most
improved team in league, beat Detroit 3-2, Toronto 3-1. Red Wings, seeking
eighth straight title, lost first home opener in 17 years to Chicago, bowed to
Toronto 4-2, New York 3-2, rested uncomfortably in last place.
, muscled sparkplug heir from Toledo, Ohio, put together
powerful drives off tee and accurate approach shots for 71 on final round,
edged Art Wall of Pocono Manor, Pa. by single stroke, 280 to 281, to win
Eastern Open at Baltimore.