?Nobody Up There Likes Him
Dick Stuart, the prideful young man who thought hitting homers was the raison d'�tre of baseball (SI, April 22), said when sent down to Class A Lincoln: " Pittsburgh didn't like me, Hollywood didn't like me, Atlanta didn't like me, my wife didn't like me (she divorced me), but Lincoln likes me"—found out otherwise. Lincoln benched him last week.
?Hot Summer, Leo?
Leo Hirschfield, whose Athletic Publications, Inc. quotes odds on various sporting events (SI, Oct. 1, '56), has moved the store from Minneapolis, where a grand jury has been investigating gambling, to Davenport, Iowa. Iowa's attorney general went over Hirschfield's handouts, found they didn't violate any state laws.
?To France, To France
English Channel swimmers are out practicing for the grandiose assault on the chilly strait Aug. 20 (providing tides are favorable), and trophy worth $2,940 to the first greasy body to touch France. Oldest aspirant is Scottish grandfather Ned Barnie, 61, who nips whisky in mid-channel: "That's to keep me warm inside."
?Tragedy at 46
It was the hottest day of the year in New York (93.9�), and R. Philip Hanna, 46, radio singer and former national senior tennis champion, had just been defeated in the Eastern Senior Clay Courts championships. Dressing for a doubles match, he complained of a stitch in his side. Moments later Hanna died.