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TORGESON, 'THE HERO':
Three-Run Homer in 11th Nets Win

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By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Earl Torgeson ham-
r mered a three-run home run-his
second of the game - into the
inning last night to give the De-
upper right field stands in the 11th
troit Tigers a tense 11-8 victory
over the Kansas City Athletics.
Torgeson's game-winning blast
broke Kansas City's string of six
straight victories over the Tigers,
the last two coming in extra inn-
ings.
The .Tiger first baseman hit his
first three-run homer of the game
in the fifth inning to help the
Tigers into an early lead.
He pounded his second three-
run blast off relief pitcher Johnny
Sain following at pair of singles
by Harvey Kuenn and -Al Kaline.
INDIANS 1, WHITE SOX 0
CHICAGO - Big Bob Lemon of
the Cleveland Indians. turnedl the
Chicago White Sox back, 1-0, be-
fore a, crowd of 38,326 to become
the first 12 game winner in the
American League.
It was Lemon's fourth triumph
of the season against the Sox who
Orioles -Bu y
Zuverink
BALTIMORE #(R) - Pitcher
George Zuverink of the Detroit
Tigers became the third player in
less than two weeks to be taken
by the Baltimore Orioles for the
minimum price of $10,000.
The Orioles previously had tak-
en infielder Hank Majeski and
outfielder Dave Philley when of-
fere' by Cleveland to any Ameri-
can League team willing to pay;
$10,000. The - Orioles- get first
choice. because they are in last
place.
To make room for Zuverink,
who will be 29 years old next1
month, the Orioles offered pitcher
Bob Alexander for the same waiver
price. If nobody takes him, he will.
be released. The Orioles had re-
called him recently from Portland
with exactly that in view.
The. Tigers bought Zuverink
from Cincinnati in the spring of
1954.

have handed him
'six losses.

only one of his1

DODGERS 12, GIANTS 8
NEW YORK - The National
League leading Brooklyn Dodgers,
six runs behind at one point, pack-
ed away a 12-8 victory over the
New York Giants with three runs
in the ninth inning after Don
Zimmer had scooted home from
second on catcher Ray Katts er-
rant throw to break an 8-8 tie in
the eighth.
* * *
CUBS 6, CARDINALS 4
ST. LOUIS - Ernie Banks hom-
ered with a man on in the 11th
inning for his second four-bagger
of the game and his 23rd this
year to give the Chicago Cubs a
6-4 victory over the St. Louis
Cardinals.
All the Cub runs came on hom-
ers.
The 23 home runs by Banks set
a new National League record for
such blows by shortstops in one
season. Glenn Wright of the Pitts-
burgh Pirates held the old record.
;i * *
ORIOLES 9, RED SOX 3
BOSTON -- Baltimore's lowly
Orioles snapped seven game win-
ning streaks for the Boston Red
Sox and pitcher Frank Sullivan
with a 9-3 victory as Dave Philley
drove in three runs on a homer.
and two singles.
PIRATES 11-1, PHILLIES 5-5
PITTSBURGH - Veteran Her-
man Wehmeier pitched the Phila-
delphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory
over the Pittsburgh Pirates after
the Pirates had nailed down a
11-5 victory in completing a game
suspended here May 20 because of
the Sunday curfew law.

YANKEES 3, SENATORS 0
WASHINGTON - A downpour
came to the relief of Tommy Byrne
and preserved a 3-0 shutout over
Washington for the New York
Yankees' lefthander in a game
called in the last of .the seventh
inning after the Senators had
scored a run and had the bases
filled with two out.
* * ,'
BRAVES 4-5, REDLEGS 2-3
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee
Braves used home runs to take a
twi-night double header from the
Cincinnati Redlegs by scores of
4-2 and 5-3. Eddie Mathews won
the opener with his 22nd and
homers by Henry Aaron and Bobby
Thomson were the big hits in the
second game.

'M' Trackmen
Win In Finland
Two Michigan varsity track-
men scored victories and a
third took a second in an inter-
national meet held at Joensuu,
Finland.
Wolverine 880 man Grant
Scruggs took top honors in both
the 200 and 400-meter dashes
with respective times of 22.2
and 47.5.
Hurdler Tom Hendricks also
scored a double victory as he
won both the broad jump with
a leap of 22 feet 42 inches and
the 200-meter high hurdles in
25.6.
Ex-captain John Moule was
barely beaten out in the 800-
meter run by Pertti Fraekare.
Moulte's 1:51.8 was six-tenths
of a second slower than Erae-
kare.

Aussie Wins
British Open-
Keeps Title
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland UP) -
Peter Thomson, who has yet to
win an American tournament after
three years of steady effort, cap-
tured the British Open Golf Cham-
pionship yesterday for the second
year in a row.
Shooting record-breaking golf,
the 25-year-old Australian came
home with a par 72 on St. Andrews
Old Course for a 281 total over
72 holes, good enough to win by
two strokes from Johnny Fallon,
a transplanted Scot who had fin-
ished with a 70 on the famed, par
36-36-72, 6,936-yard layout.
U. S. Challengers Out
Two American challengers-Joe
Conrad of San Antonio, Tex., and
Ed Furgol, the 1954 U. S. Open
champion earlier saw all their
championship hopes here disap-
'pear.
Thomson's 281 beats by four
strokes one of the most respected
records in golf - the 285 with
which Bobby Jones won the 1927
British Open on theOld Course.
Top Amateur
The five-man American chal-
lenge produced the top amateur-
Conrad r-who had a 293 after'
rounds of 72-76-74-71 Furgol of
Clayton, Mo., was the low Ameri-
can with 292 strokes after rounds
of 71-76-72-73.
Other American scores were:
Jimmy Hale, Philadelphia ama-
teur 72-76-72-75-295; Byron Nel-
son, Roakone, Tex., 72-75-78-71-
296, and Johnny Bulla, Pittsburgh,
75-70-73-80-298.

Icy Juan de Fuca Strait
Conquered by Frogman

VICTORIA, B. C. UP) - Bert
Thomas, 29-year-old former frog-
man with the U. S. Marines, be-
came the first swimmer to conquer
icy Juan de Fuca Strait yesterday.
It was the fifth attempt by the
husky 270-pound logger from Ta-
coma, Wash., and he swam the
18.3 miles from Port Angeles,
Angeles, Wash., to Victoria in 11
hours, 10 minutes.
"I tried four times to do it from
Victoria to Port Angeles and didn't
make it," Thomas said after arriv-
ing here to be greeted by his
wife, 11-year-old daughter, and a
$1,000 check offered by the Vic-
toria Daily Times.
Waiting for him in Port Angeles
where he started his swim Thurs-

Horse Races Span Continent;
Michigan Mile Among Richest

NEW YORK (P)-Swaps should
find it easy, and High Gun a lot
more difficult today in the West-
erner at Hollywood Park and the
Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct
-two $50,000-added races a con-
tinent apart.

Saddler Overcomes Kaneko
To Win on Technical Knockout

TOKYO (A) - World feather-
weight champion Sandy Saddler of
the United States outblitzed Shi-
geji Kaneko of Japan for a tech-
nical knockout in the sixth round
of their 10-round non-title fight
rhursday night.
The towel was thrown in at 2:01
of the sixth.
Kaneko was dropped seconds
earlier by a left hook, but the val-
lant little Japanese wobbled up
Major Leag
AMERICAN LEAGUE
W L Pet. GB
New York .. 53 28 .654 --
Cleveland .. 49 32 .605 4
Chicago ... 45 32 .584 6
Boston .... 46 36 .561 7%
Detroit.......40 38 .513 111
Kansas City 34 45 .430 18
Washington 26 52 .333 25%/
Baltimore .. 23 53 .303 271/
TODAY'S GAMES
Cleveland at Chicago - Houtte-
man (5-3) or Wynn (11-3) vs.
Harshman (6-5).
Kansas City at Detroit-Ditmar
(4-5) vs. Lary (7-9).
New York at Washington-Tur-
ley (10-7) vs. Schmitz (5-4).
(10-74 vs. Schmitz (5-4).
Baltimore at Boston - Palica
(2-7) or McDonald (2-3) vs.
Delock (6-4).

after the referee, U. S. Army Maj.
Jack Sullivan, had counted to
eight.
Saddler weighed 131%, Kaneko,
128.
"Little Marciano," as fans here
call Kaneko, carried the fight
from the opening gong. Then the
American Negro opened up in the
third and moved in for the kill in
the sixth.

Swaps, the Rex Ellsworth 3-
year-olds. Only five were named
to oppose him, and one of .them
was Bequeath, another Ellsworth
colt.
Five also entered the mile and
one quarter Brooklyn, where the
King Ranch's High Gun must car-
ry 132 pounds. Looming as the
toughest opposition is the Green-
tree Stable Entry of Straight Face,
116 pounds, and Palm Tree, 106,
along with Mrs. Ethle D. Jacobs'
Paper Tiger, 107.
Michigan Mile Featured
There are two other $50,000-
added features, the Michigan Mile
at Detroit and (the Arlington Las-
sie Stakes at Chicago. Monmouth
Park offers the $25,000-added Mol-
lypitcher Stakes, while the $15,-
000 Thistle Down Handicap is on
tap at Thistle Down near Cleve-
land, and the $3,000 Great Plains
Stakes at Centennial, Denver.
A Detroit horse, Knight's Re-
ward, was entered with 17 others
for the Michigan Mile.

day night, was another $1,800 for
the first person to swim the strait.
13th Attempt Successful
His was the 13th attempt at the
strait, and the 14th attempt begun
early Friday morning by Mrs. Ann
Mundigel Meraw, 36, failed. A
noted Canadian distance swimmer
of the,1930s. She was taken from
the water after three hours.
The final mile against swirling
eddies and ebb currents required
more than two agonizing hours for
Thomas, who was spurred on by,
his daughter's shouts of "Go, dad-
dy, go."
"The Easy Way"
"I did it across that old strait
the easy way, said Thomas,swho
was born in Durango, Colo., in 1925
and joined the Marines when he
was 17. "I'm going to come back
and do it the hard way, between
July 16 and 19, from Victoria to
Port Angeles.
"Then I'd like to try the Golden
Gate swim and after that the Gib-
raltar Strait."
Channel swimmer Florence
Chadwick was the first to try the
strait, but made only five miles
last August and termed Juan de
Fuca the meanest body of water
she'd ever attempted.
36-Hole Record
Set at St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Minn. (R) - Jerry
Barber of Los Angeles, a chipping
and putting specialist, riddled Kel-
ler Course again Friday in the
second round of the $15,000 St.
Paul Open with a six-under-par 66
for a 36-hole record of 129.
The old record of 130 was set by
Henry Ransom of St. Andrews, Ill.,
in 1952.
Barber, who played Keller's first
nine in six-under 30 Thursday, re-
corded a front-nine 31 Friday to
go 15 under par for the first two
rounds of the tournament.

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Brooklyn ..
Milwaukee .
Chicago ....
New York,..
Cincinnati
St. Louis ..
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Pittsburgh .

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36 .550
38 .542
41 .494.
41 .468
42 .462
46 .432
55 .345

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192
20
222
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Cincinnati at Milwaukee-Staley
(5-5) vs. Crone (3-2).
Chicago at St. Louis (night)-
Hacker (9-5) vs. Poholsky
(2-3).

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