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October 22, 1956


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Tommy Kono, barrel-chested Nisei who has bettered six world weight-lifting marks in three divisions, added his seventh, hefting 382½ pounds in 181-pound clean and jerk at Honolulu (Oct. 13).

George Wookey, British Royal Navy boatswain togged out in flexible diving suit and whiffing mixture of helium and oxygen, descended 600 feet in Norwegian waters for world deep-diving mark (Oct. 13).

Galina Zybina, Amazonlike Russian shot-putter who will defend title at Melbourne, got off toss of 54 feet 11½ inches to break her own record for 11th time (Oct. 13).


New York Yankees unloaded home run power in seventh game at Ebbets Field, backing up Johnny Kucks' superb three-hit pitching with pair of one-aboard homers by Yogi Berra, bases-empty clout by Elston Howard against unfortunate Don New-combe, grand slam by Bill Skowron against Reliever Roger Craig to humiliate Brooklyn Dodgers 9-0 and win World Series after Clem Labine outlasted Bob Turley 1-0 in 10 innings to even matters in sixth game.

Casey Stengel, wide awake at 65 and gushing like one of his lush oil wells after winning seventh pennant and sixth World Series in eight years, signed two-year contract to manage Yankees at estimated $80,000 per year, then took off for Glendale, Calif, to "catch up on some sleep" and dream up new strategy to confound American League managers.

Chicago Cubs, anxious to clean house and "make a fresh start" after last-place finish swept out Manager Stan Hack, Business Manager Jimmy Gallagher and Player Personnel Director Wid Matthews, reached out to Los Angeles farm to pluck Bob Scheffing as field manager (see above) and John Holland as general manager, latched on to banjo-strumming Charlie Grimm, sometime Cub manager and more lately with Milwaukee Braves, as vice-president.


Purdue added to Notre Dame's growing troubles, shocking Irish 28-14, while Army and Navy also fell with loud crash. Fumbling cadets bowed to powerful Michigan 48-14, and Navy went down before Tulane 21-6. Mighty Michigan State blasted Indiana 53-6, and awesome Oklahoma, disappointed when NCAA check revealed longer winning streak (33 by Pitt), bore down to wallop Texas 45-0 to tie record. Ohio State posted its 14th straight Big Ten victory, outscoring Illinois 26-6, but Minnesota's Rose Bowl hopes ran into a road block when Northwestern battled Gophers to 0-0 tie. UCLA remained in driver's seat in Pacific Coast Conference, beating Washington State 28-0.

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