?Jolly Roger at Half Mast
Pittsburgh Pirate Manager Bobby Bragan, philosophizing on his team's eight-game
losing streak, during which they dropped from first to fifth place in the
National League: "We had it coming to us—so we got it and are getting it.
Every club in the league has a slump and this is our turn."
Dr. Roger Bannister, pioneer four-minute miler, speculated on track futures in
Montreal, predicted that the mile time will be lowered to 3:50, then "level
off; that England's Chris Chataway and Australia's John Landy will win Olympic
5,000- and 1,500-meter gold medals.
California's wonder horse, Swaps, conqueror of Nashua in the 1955 Kentucky
Derby, hauled 130 pounds effortlessly over a mile and sixteenth at Hollywood
Park in 1:39 for new world record—his third this year—solidified his claim to
?Wait till Next Year
Sammy Snead, "the best golfer never to have won the U.S. Open," nettled
over good-natured kidding during an exhibition round at Pawtucket, R.I.,
promised: "I'll tell you this: starting right now Pm going to work toward
next year's Open."