Torpid, Max Hochberg's smooth-gaited paper, swirled around Yonkers (N.Y.) Raceway's double oval in front of Johnny Simpson's expert handling, outlegged Adios Express by one length to win $66,952 William H. Cane Stake in 2:09 1/5 for mile and sixteenth, set new world mark for 3-year-old pacers on half-mile track (June 27) (see page 29).
New York Yankees, putting squeeze on scrambling, second-place Chicago White Sox, ran off four straight wins against Kansas City "cousins" after dropping two of three to Cleveland, to lead American League by one game. Sixth-place Baltimore Orioles (see page 7) caught fire with four straight shutouts from valiant pitching staff, and stout stickwork by recent acquisition Jim Busby, won six of seven during week to pull within three games of first division.
Milwaukee Braves won six straight over Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, took first place from St. Louis but were pursued hotly in five-team race by Cincinnati, which closed week with four straight victories over Philadelphia. Sixth-place New York Giants continued winning ways, pulled to within three games of fourth-place Brooklyn.
Jim Bryan, tough, sturdy speed lover from Phoenix, Ariz, slammed his white Kuzma through Monza, Italy track's treacherous banked curves at average speed of 160 mph for 500 miles, led three-car U.S. sweep of Europe's first Indianapolis-type race (see page 53).
Betsy Rawls, 29-year-old University of Texas Phi Beta Kappa from Spartanburg, S.C., shot four steady rounds, made her 299 stand up to capture her third U.S. Women's Open title at Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, N.Y., won first prize of $1,800. Apparent winner, rotund, jovial Jackie Pung, was disqualified for turning in incorrect score on fourth hole of final round (see page 54). Mrs. Pung, heartbroken by tragic error, received some measure of balm in $2,400 raised on spot by sympathetic friends.
Doug Ford, swarthy, 34-year-old leading pro money winner from Yonkers, N.Y., holed out 8-foot pressure putt for birdie on 72nd, went on to bring down Billy Maxwell, Gene Littler on first hole, George Boyar on third hole of sudden-death playoff after quartet had tied at 279, pocketed $5,000 Western Open title at Detroit.
Rex Baxter Jr., hefty and somber Walker Cup player from U. of Houston, trailed 2 down after 21 holes of 36-hole final, came back to beat hot-shooting Ward Wettlaufer of Hamilton College, 4 and 2, capture National Collegiate individual crown after Houston had won team title, at Colorado Springs (see page 57).
Al Watrous, 58-year-old U.S. Senior champ, gave superb display of chipping, putting, routed Britain's John Burton, 8 and 6 in 36-hole match, won unofficial world senior title at Glasgow.