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National League race began to stretch out for first time as Milwaukee knocked off challengers in bat-to-bat combat. Braves swept six in row from Cincinnati and St. Louis, drew 5� games ahead of skidding Cards (who ran losing streak to six), 6� ahead of fumbling Brooklyn Dodgers, who suffered unkindest cut of all—double-header defeat at hands of last-place Pittsburgh. Redlegs were still within reach in fourth place but pennant race had a Brave new look.
New York Yankees tempted Chicago by losing three straight to Washington and Baltimore but withdrew bait and still held 5�-game edge over White Sox in American League. Kansas City, perked up by new Manager Harry Craft (who succeeded fired Lou Boudreau), ran off four in row over Cleveland, dumped Indians into sixth place behind Detroit and Baltimore.
HONORED—Amos Alonzo Stagg, respected football patriarch whose active career bridged two centuries, All-America end at Yale (1888), longtime coach at Chicago (1892-1932), later at College of Pacific (1933-1946) and Susquehanna (1947-1952), now advisory coach at Stockton Junior College, inventor of tackling dummy, man-in-motion, flanker, quick kick, six-man defensive line, T-formation and many other innovations; in anticipation of his 95th birthday (Aug. 16), by former players, at Stockton, Calif. Also honored: Stagg's wife Stella ("best assistant a coach ever had"), in belated observance of her 81st birthday (Aug. 7).
MARRIED—Lee Calhoun, 23, Olympic 110-meter high hurdle champion, holder of world indoor record (8.2) for 70-yard high hurdles; and Gwendolyn Bannister, 22; on NBC-TV's gift-packed Bride and Groom show, in New York. Calhoun defied warning from AAU, which promptly lifted his amateur standing On grounds he "capitalized on his athletic fame."