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November 16, 1959
BASKETBALL—ELGIN BAYLOR, Minneapolis Lakers, set NBA record by scoring 64, points, handing Boston Celtics first loss of season.
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November 16, 1959

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MILEPOSTS—DIED: VICTOR McLAGLEN, 72, actor, boxer, soldier, globe-trotter, at Newport Beach, Calif. At 17, after three years in British Army, McLaglen went to Canada to join in gold rush, ended up boxing to earn his bread and the flattened nose that added to blustering tough-guy character later made famous in movies, fought Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson in six-round exhibition. McLaglen won Oscar in 1935 for title role in The Informer. During 85 years as actor he never lost interest in sports, excelled in swimming, riding, golf, wrestling, built sports center for kids, sponsored such sports as football and boxing. Looking back, McLaglen once reminisced: "I roved for the sake of roving, fought for the sake of fighting, tried to do the best in every instance."

DIED: CLAUDE PRESTON WILLIAMS, 66, star pitcher for Chicago White Sox, banned from baseball after 1919 Black Sox scandal, at Laguna Beach, Calif. Williams, who lost two starts in 1919 World Series, was accused with seven other players of throwing Series to Cincinnati Reds. All were later acquitted but banished from major league baseball by Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, then Commissioner of Baseball.

RETIRED: ROUND TABLE, 5-year-old owned by Travis Kerr of Oklahoma, turf's alltime money winner ($1,748,769), to stud, after 43 victories in 66 starts.

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