BASEBALL—The NEW YORK YANKEES, whose regular starters played only eight games together, won their fourth straight American League pennant (see page 117).
Center Fielder JIM HALL of Minnesota broke Ted Williams' longtime record for home runs by an American League rookie (31 in 1939), and SANDY KOUFAX of Los Angeles broke his own recent National League record for strikeouts (269 in 1961). Felipe, Matty and Jesus Alou of San Francisco set a new major league record when they all batted in the same inning against New York (most brothers in the same lineup—3).
Former major leaguer DANNY LITWHILER, 47, whose unorthodox coaching methods (SI, June 3) sent Florida State to three college world series, was chosen to succeed retiring Coach John Kobs at Michigan State University.
In the International League INDIANAPOLIS, the top White Sox farm team, defeated Syracuse and Atlanta, taking each series 4 games to 1, to win the Governor's Cup.
BOATING—JAMES DeWITT of Richmond, Calif. was finally declared the winner of the Mallory Cup after he and Norman Freeman of Ithaca, N. Y. had tied for first place (42� points) in the eight-race series between the top eight regional skippers in North America. Both men had won two races, and it took DeWitt's second-place finish in the fifth race to determine the North American sailing champion.
MIT's husky sailing instructor, JOE DUPLIN, edged three-time champion Lowell North to win the World Star Championship in Chicago.
Raymond Hunt of Marblehead, Mass., sailing the boat he designed for Finland's Jussi Nemes, defeated 32 boats from nine nations to win the World 5.5-meter Championship in Oyster Bay, N.Y. He had built up such a big lead, finishing 8-3-2-2-1 in the first five races of the series, that he was able to watch the last two from shore.
Brazil's Danish twins, AXEL and ERIK SCHMIDT, 24, retained their World Snipe title at Bandol on the French Riviera.
Miss Exide, driven by Milkman Bill Brow, was declared the winner of the President's Cup for unlimited hydros in Washington when rain canceled the last three heats of the five-heat series.
BOXING—Leading middleweight contender RUBIN (Hurricane) CARTER of Paterson, N.J., who sports a mandarin mustache and a clean-shaven head, won a unanimous decision in 10 rounds over Farid Salim of Argentina in Pittsburgh.