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September 16, 1957


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Mexican Boxing Commission, upon urging of California board, cracked down on Los Angeles' badly tarnished Golden Boy-briber Art Aragon, who had been plying boxing trade south of the border, forbade him further bouts in Mexico. Aragon, getting one last fight in under the wire, took a 10-round decision from Alfredo Cota before a disappointing crowd of 2,500.


New York Yankees, playing without injured Mickey Mantle, staggered unimpressively toward American League pennant by splitting eight games as Chicago White Sox, seemingly resigned to second-place fate, won three, lost three, remained 5� games back. Boston Red Sox had fine week, winning six of seven games, rengthening hold on third.

Milwaukee Braves won three straight from lowly Chicago Cubs, then blew four of five, saw first-place lead shaved to 5� games over determined St. Louis. Warren Spahn, Braves mound ace, won 41st shutout of career, most ever recorded by National League left-hander.


Eddie Arcaro, saddlesmithing for first time ever at Del Mar, gave Rubin Jelks' Old Pueblo furious encouragement through stretch to win by length and half over Disdainful in $64,680 Del Mar Futurity. Straining victory established the brown colt as Coast's top 2-year-old (gee page 37).

Willie Hartack, bearing down hard on Arcaro's record of 40 stake wins, moved one closer by guiding Jaclyn Stable's Li'l Fella to winner's circle in $35,650 World's Playground Stakes at Atlantic City. Said grinning Willie, who is now seven behind Arcaro's record: "He took quite a while to reach his best stride, but then he started to move."

Ralph Lowe, owner of brilliant 3-year-old Gallant Man, announced that his colt will enter Laurel International on November 11, thus setting up possible showdown with Travis Kerr's Round Table, another likely entrant.

Yuri Stepanov, Russia's world record holding high jumper, won "battle of the built-up shoes" by out-leaping countryman Igor Kashkarov, America's Ernie Shelton, with height of 6 feet 11� inches at U. of Paris Games. Shelton wore special homemade "bear trap" device on take-off shoe but could do no better than 6 feet 6 inches for third place behind Kashkarov. Other U.S. losers at the games were Olympian Ira Murchison, who lost 100-, 200-meter dashes to Germany's Manfred Germar; 15-foot Pole Vaulter Jerry Welbourne, upset by Poland's Zenon Wazny, who cleared 14 feet 5� inches; Lang Stanley, who finished well back of Germany's Guenther Lawrenz in 800-meter final.

Stirling Moss. Britain's youthful, balding daredevil, pushed his Vanwall through Monza track's tightly banked curves, gave Argentina's Juan Fangio in Maserati decisive beating in 28th Grand Prix of Italy race. Moss, averaging 120.009 mph over the 310.15-mile distance, defeated Fangio for second straight time, won second place in world rankings with total of 25 points. Argentinian, who had already clinched world title, finished with season total of 40.

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