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November 09, 1959
BASEBALL—NANKAI HAWKS 4 games to 0 over Tokyo Giants for Japanese World Series, Tokyo. TADASHI SUGIURA, Hawks' right-hander who pitches underhand, tossed 31 innings, won all four games.
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November 09, 1959

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HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, Detroit second, Toronto third in NHL standings.

HORSE RACING—LA FUERZA: $63,650 Selima Slakes for 2-year-old fillies, 1[1/16] m. in 1:47 4/5, by a head over Postward, Laurel, Md. Sammy Boulmetis up.

MARATHON—EINO OKSANEN, Finland, third international marathon run over classic 26-mile course from Marathon to Athens, in 2:26:30; runner-up: J. Julian, New Zealand, in 2:27:31.

WEIGHT LIFTING—YOSHINOBU MIYAKE, 20, Japan, bettered world record when he snatched 107.5 kilograms (237 pounds) in bantamweight class, Tokyo.

MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: DAVID BROWN, 55, that he is withdrawing his famous Aston Martins from the sports car racing field at the end of the year, will compete only in Grand Prix racing in the future. Explained Brown, "To remain in the hunt today it is necessary to design, build and develop completely new cars every few years. An ordinary production car would stand about as much chance as the proverbial snowball in getting to hell."

DIED: WAR ADMIRAL, son of Man o' War, winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1937, at Lexington, Ky., following a fall after becoming ill. War Admiral won 21 of his 26 starts for Owner Samuel D. Riddle, was out of the money only once. Hit most famous defeat was to Seabiscuit in a match race at Pimlico in 1938. After he was retired to stud War Admiral sired 13 winners of more than $100,000.

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