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enators Lose to Indians;
,oss Streak Totals18
By The Associated Press

New York Enters Fight Case


WASHINGTON - The second-
place Cleveland Indians exploded
ror six runs in the seventh in-
nings last night and dealt Wash-
ington its 18th consecutive de-
feat, 7-3, in the first game of a
''This matched the Senators'
team record for losses in a row,
set in 1948, and moved Washing-
ton within two games of the ma-
jor league mark.
Jim (Mudeat) Grant, lifted for
a pinch-hitter during the Cleve-
land rally, was credited with his
tenth victory against Washington
without a defeat during his Amer-
ican League career of less than
two seasons.
Pedro Ramos, breezing along
with a 3-1 lead on a three-hitter,
was chased in the seventh-inning
uprising and lost his sixth straight
Senators 9, Indians 0
WASHINGTON 19) - Victory-
starved Washington ended an 18-
game losing streak last night,
crushing Cleveland 9-0 in the
second game of a double header.
The Indians won the opener 7-3.
Harmon Killebrew's three-run
homer sparked a six-run rally in
the fifth inning that marked the
turning point in a long-frustrating
trail that began July 19 when the
Senators lost to Kansas City.
The 18-game losing string fell
two short of the major league
record but matched the team mark
set in 1948.
Truman Clevenger, making his
first start after 33 relief appear-
ances for the Senators, gave up
seven hits, but was tough in the
clinchers as he won his fifth
a gainst two defeats.
Cleveland's Cal McLish lost his
fifth. He has won 13.
Cleveland lost the services of
second baseman Billy Martin for
four to six weeks when a Cleven-
ger pitch hit him in the left side
of the face as he led off i the
first inning of the second game,
breaking the cheek bone and jaw.
He was carried off the field on a
White Sox 2, Orioles 0
BALTIMORE - The American
League leading Chicago White
Sox wrung a pair of runs out of
two singles while pitcher Barry
Latman was standing off the Bal-
timore Orioles for a 2-0 victory
last night in the first game of a
The White Box pushed over a
?iu in the second and fifth with
the benefit of only one hit each
time off Jack Fisher for his third
setback without a victory. The
Sox netted only half a dozen
singles off the 20-year-old Fisher.
The 23-year-old Latman, up for
his third major league shot, held
the Orioles to three hits and only
two runners got as far as second
He fanned six and walked one
to put his season record over the
hump at 5-4.
Orioles 7, White Sox 1
BALTIMORE () - The Balti-
more Orioles cavorted to a 7-1
victory on Early Wynn's shaky
pitching and sloppy Chicago field-
ing last night after 23-year-old
Barry Latman had squelched them
2-0 on a three-hitter.
In contrast to the sharp pitch-
ing of Latman, who faced- only 31
Orioles, the 39-year-old Wynn was
wild as a little leaguer.
He issued 7 walks, twice forcing
in runs before retiring in the
fourth inning with his seventh
defeat against 14 victories.
The White Sox committed five
errors to provide the Orioles with
four unearned runs.
It was a welcome experience for
pitcher Arnold Portqcarrero of the
Orioles as it brought him his
second victory after six losses.
Portcarrero, slowly rounding into

form, held the White Sox to five
The Orioles broke a 1-1 tie with
three runs in the fourth with the+
aid of three walks from Wynn and
the first of three errors by first
baseman Earl Torgeson.
Yankees 3, Tigers 0 1
NEW YORK -- Little Bobby'
Shantz fired a five-hit shutout
and Mickey Mantle hit a two-run
homer yesterday as the New York+
Yankees broke through Don Mos-1
;i's season-long spell for a 3-0 vic-+
tory over the Detroit Tigers.
The Yanks swapped places in
the AL standings with the Tigers,
who had taken fifth place Tues-
day night with a 4-3 triumph in
the opener of the three-game
Mantle's homer, his 22nd and
second in two days, followed Gilf

McDougald's lead-off triple in the
eighth inning and c u s h i o n e d
Shantz' sixth victory in nine de-
cisions. Before that, the Yanks
had managed only an unearned
run in the fourth off Mossi, who
had stopped New York with 'five
complete game victories this sea-
The Tigers threatened in the
ninth, loading the bases after two
out on Gus Zernial's bloop double
to center, a single by Frank Boll-
ing, and a walk to pinch-hitter
Harvey Kuenn, making his first1
appearance since July 27. Shantz
settled down to retire pinch-
hitter Ted Lepcio on an infield
grounder, ending the game.
Red Sox 17, Athletics 6
B 0 S T O N - Boston battered
Kansas City pitching for a 17-6
triumph last night as sprinter
Gary Geiger drove home six runs
and Frank Malzone five.
Geiger, a throw-in on the deal
which brought Vic Wertz from
Cleveland, hammered a three-run
homer, his seventh, a run-pro-
ducing triple and a two-run
double. In addition, he reached
on an error, sacrificed and scored
three times.
Third baseman Malzone belted
his 16th and 17th homers plus a
double and single to hike his
runs-batted-in figure to 71.'
The home forces, performing
before 15,980 Fenway Park fans,
tied their season's best run out-
put (17-6 at Detroit May 6) while
teeing off on four Athletics' hurl-
ers for 18 hits.
Malzone put the Sox in com-
mand with a two-run homer off
rookie loser Howard Reed in the
third inning. Boston trailed 5-4
and Geiger was on base when
Malzone powered a 2-0 pitch high
into the left field screen.
Phillies 6, Cubs 4
CHICAGO - The Philadelphia
Phillies scored twice in the ninth
inning to break a 4-4 tie and
handed the Chicago Cubs their
seventh straight loss 6-4 yester-
Bill Henry, fourth C h i c a g o
pitcher, was the ,victim of the
Phillies' four hits in the last in-
ning. Ed Bouchee singled for the
first run and Harry Anderson the
Thus Gene Conley, with ninth
inning help from lefty Taylor
Phillips, picked up his tenth win.
He has lost seven.
The loss was Henry's fifth in
11 decisions.
Shortstop Joe Koppe singled on
starter Glen Hobbie's first pitch
to set the stage for the Phillies'
three-run first. Richie Ashburn
walked, and Koppe took third
after Bouchee flied out.
Cards 3, Pirates 0
ST. LOUIS - Rookie Ernie
Broglio of the St. Louis Cardinals
pitched his third shutout of the
season last night, scattering four
Pittsburgh hits for a 3-0 victory.
Broglio, a 23-year-old right-
hander who dropped his first five
decisions this year, lifted his rec-
ord to 6-7. Permitting just two
Pirates to get as far as third base,
Broglio struck out six and walked
only one.
The Cardinals scored their first
run in the second inning off Bob
Friend, now 4-14. The Redbirds
added two unearned runs in the
eighth against Fred Green, a
rookie lefty.
Singles by Joe Cunningham
and Wally Shannon and Hal
Smith's infieldrout produced the
second-inning run.
Usually reliable Bill Virdon
dropped Don Blasingame's fly ball
for' a two-base error to start the
eighth. Bill White drove in a run
with a single, then scored follow-
ing Ken Boyer's single and Cun-
ningham's sacrifice fly.
Giants 4, Braves 1

Willie McCovey smashed two home
runs yesterday as the San Fran-
cisco Giants grabbed back first
place in the National League with
a 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee
' McCovey's second homer, and
his third since he came to the
Giants a week ago, came in the
three-run eighth inning after
Willie Mays belted a 400-foot
double off the centerfield score-
board. Mays' hit drove in the de-
ciding run that gave righthander
Jack Sanford the pitching victory.
The 195 pound hurler outdueled
the Braves' Bob Buhl, thanks to
the eighth inning outburst. Big
Jack, with an eight h i t t e r,
notched his tenth triumph against
nine losses while Buhl received
his seventh defeat to go with
eight victories.

NEW YORK (A')-As the dis-
trict attorney's probe of the mysti-
fying mess surrounding the Floyd
Patterson-Ingemar Johansson
heavyweight title fight promotion
went into high gear yesterday, the
New York State Athletic Commis-
sion ordered its own miscroscopic
examination of the behind-the-
scenes activities.
Maj. Gen. Melvin Krulewitch,


Of Cup Win

ish Wightman Cup
reached the scene

- The
of the


TO BE READY FOR WORLD SERIES-View from press deck underneath balcony of Candlestick
Park stadium, future home of San Francisco Giants, shows ma'ny of seats in place right field
stands. Open frame atop balcony is a windbreak extending around the stadium, but incomplete. Work
rushes along in case the San Francisco Giants need it for World Series.

14-0 Mark
'just, Luck'
Face States
ST. LOUIS (A') - Little Elroy
Face, whose relief record was in-
human the first half of the season,
said yesterday he slumped along
with the Pittsburgh team "because
I'm human, just like all pitchers."
Face insisted he's been pitching
the last two weeks exactly as he
has all season, but bloop hits and
infield rollers were hurting him.
"The whole team was in a slump
and I went with them," Face said.
"But last night we busted out of
it by beating the Cardinals 7-3.
"I'm going to be all right," as-'
serted the 31-year-old right-hand-
er. "I'lL-be pitching until they tear
off my uniform.
In his last 10% innings, Face
was rapped for nine earned runs
and 14 hits. He didn't lose any,
and saved only one game.
Face still has the best pitching
record in the majors this season,
with a 14-0 won-lost mark and a
stingy 1.96 earned run average.
In his first 58% innings, Elroy
was touched for just six earned
runs, giving him an unbelievable
0.92 earned run mark at that
point. He has won 19 straight over
the past two seasons.
"And in that time I saved 36
other games," he said. "A save is
just as good as a victory to me at
contract time." Face's salary this
year is about $25,000.
"Heck, any pitcher is going to
get hit once in awhile," Elroy
said, sounding a bit miffed.
"(Ryne) Duren (of New York)
gets hit and so does Lindy Mc-
Daniel (St. Louis relief specialist)
once in awhile.
"I tried to tell everyone I had
to have an extra amount of luck
to have that 14-0 record," he went
on. "No doubt I'll lose a game
or two before the season is over."
The 5-foot-8, 155-pound New
York native won't be losing any
because of arm troubles. He said
he's never had a sore arm in his
Mlajor League
W L Pt. ,GB
Chicago 63 42 .600 -
Cleveland 6 45 .579 2
Baltimore 55 54 .505 10
Kansas city 52 53 ,495 11
New York 51 53 .490 1%
Detroit 52 56 .481 12/2
Boston 47 59 .443 l6 V
Washington 44 64 .407 20Y
Washington 9, Cleveland 0
New York 3, Detroit 0
Boston 17, Kansas City 6
Baltimore 7, Chicago 1
Chicago 2, Baltimore 0
Cleveland 7, Washington 3
Cleveland at Washington (N)
Detroit , at New York
Kansas City at Boston (N)
Chicago at Baltimore (N)

Valdes Kayoed by Liston,
In Heavyweight TV Bout

CHICAGO (P) - Sonny Liston,
No. 3 ranked heavyweight, loosed
a vicious barrage to score a third
round knockout of Nino Valdes in
the Chicago Stadium last night.
Liston, winning his 18th fight in
a row, stunned Valdes with a left
hook to the jaw. While Valdes was
staggering, trying to gain his equi-
librium, Liston pummeled him
with a left-right combination, fell-
ing him with a sizzling right
The victory gave Liston a solid
lift in his bid for a crack at heavy-
weight champion Ingemar Jo-
hannson's crown.
The knockout came in 47 seconds
of the third round, Liston, a 5-1
favorite, started slowly.
Two officials, referee Bernie,
Weissman and Judge Frank Clark,
called the first round even. The
Cards Do wn
A rgonauts
TORONTO W/) - The Chicago
Cardinals of the National Foot-
ball League rode roughshod over
the Toronto Argonauts of Can-
ada's Big Four last night 55-26
before 27,770, the largest crowd to
see a football game in eastern
The Cards spotted the Args a
13-7 first quarter lead and then
proceeded to build up a 21-13 lead
at the half, 35-26 at the three-
quarter mark and finished off
with 20 points in the final 15 min-
The game was billed as a great
experiment - to try to provide
fans and experts a first-hand look
at the unlimited blocking on all
plays in the American game as
compared with the restricted
blocking rules in Canadian foot-
It didn't prove too much, apart
from a few plays when the Card-
in als, with their crisp downfield
blocking, sent ball-carriers for big
The Argos, bottom-place team
in the Big Four in 1958, were in-
effective in the blocking depart-
ment, even at the line of scrim-
The game gave coach Frank
(Pop) Ivy of the Cards an excel-
lent opportunity to assess his
club's strength.
Quarter Ronnie Knox, former
UCLA star on loan from Chicago
Bears of the NFL, played most
of the 60 minutes for Argos with'
Hohn Green, new import from the
University of Chattanooga taking
over in the last few minutes.
Eager Eagles
Roughed Up
HERSHEY, Pa. (P) - The hot
competition for berths with the
rebuilding Philadelphia Eagles re-
sulted in three fights and half a
dozen other near brawls in one
scrimmage yesterday.
Head coach Buck Shaw, usu-
ally reluctant to express pleasure,
was pleased with the vehemence
and desire shown by his charges
in yesterday's 45 mniute workout.
Tackle Proverb Jacobs, tipping
the beam at 260 pounds, and
rookie tackle Al Benecick of Syra-

other judge, Howard Walsh gave
the first round to Valdes 5-4.
The second round appeared a
toss-up, but Weissman and Clark
gave it to Liston 5-4 while Walsh
called it even, 5-5.
Both fighters came into the ring
at 211 pounds.j
Liston, one of the most vicious
punchers in the ring today, seemed
to explode all of a sudden in the1
third round.
His left hook which staggered
Valdes didn't seem to travel more
than a half-foot. Once Valdes was1
staggered, Liston closed in with'
sharp left-right combinations.
Valdes collapsed against the
ropes after Liston's staggering at-
tack. The big Cuban slumped to
the canvas and vainly tried to
climb back onto his feet after re-
feree Weissman had counted ten.
It was Liston's 25th victory in
26 fights, including 16 by the;
knockout route.
Like most bouts between heavy
men, this one started in mauling1
In the first round, both kept
pecking at each other with the
lanky Valdes apparently having1
the edge.
In the second round, there was a
lot of infighting and Liston's rightc
eye seemed almost closed.,
Top Golfers
Get in Shape j
For Tourney
CLEVELAND (A') - Practically,
all the top touring talent tees off
today in the $25,000 Cleveland
Open Golf Tournament over the
Seneca, Golf Course's 6,966 yards
of rolling, tree-infested terrain.
Nineteen of the year's top 20
money winners are in the field of
142 professionals and 12 ama-
Only absentee is Ken Venturi,
who returned home to await an
addition to his family.
In addition to the $3,500 top
prize in the four-day, 72-hole
medal play event, five former
winners have a chance to pick up
a bonus by leading the field again.
Julius Boros of Mid Pines, N. C.,
a two-time victor, could get a
$10,000 extra payment. One-time
winners Doug Ford, Dow Finster-
wald, Paul Harney and Cary
Middlecoff could win an extra
Winners of all the year's big
tournaments are on hand. One is
Art Wall Jr., the Masters winner,
who has picked up $46,000 in
purses to lead the list this year.
Others are Open champion Bill
Casper Jr., PGA winner Bob Ros-
burg; Ford, the Canadian cham-
pion, and big Mike Souchak, the
Western Open king.
~ Also in the field are Jackie
Nicklaus, the sensational ama-
teur from Columbus, Ohio, and
Ward Wettlaufer of Buffalo, N.Y.,
a pair of Walker Cup players. An-
other . amateur is Bob Shave Jr.,
21-year-old Clevelander who holds
the Ohio Open championship.
With only five more tourna-
ments in which to win qualifying
points for America's Ryder Cup
team, three members of the 1957
squad which lost to Great Britain
appear on the ragged edge.
They are Jack Burke Jr., cap-

matches yesterday breathing de-
fiance and claiming, "It took us 27
years to win the cup and America
won't get it back this year."
The British girls-four players
and a captain - arrived in sub-
urban Sewibkley after a long At-
lantic hop and bouncing plane
rides between New York, Phila-
delphia and Pittsburgh.
"Christine Truman and Angela
Mortimer went to the very edge of
airsickness," said Bea Walters,
non-playing captain. "We thought
they had had it but they were
saved. Ann Haydon and Shirley
Bloomer Brasher thrived on the
Matches Start Aug. 15
"But no one in America shouldl
get the idea the spot of airsickness
means Britain will lose. The
matches aren't until Aug. 15 and
16 and we will be ready and we
will win."
Miss Truman, a ' six-foot, 150-
pounder from the Essex suburbs of
London, whipped Althea Gibson
last year in the key singles match
to give Britain her first Wightman
Cup victory since 1930.
Miss Gibson was left off the
American team this year by cap-
tain Margaret Osborn Dupont be-
cause the tall Harlem girl has been
in semi-retirement.
Americans Expected Later
The American team of Sally
Moore, Bakersfield, Calif.; Janet
Hopps, Seattle; Jean Arth,' St.
Paul; Darlene Hard, Montebello,
Calif.; and Beverly Baker Fleitz,
Long Beach, Calif.; is not expected
at the Edgewood Club in Sewickley
until next week.
"It took us from 1931 until 1958
to win the Wightman Cup from
America and we intend keeping it
for 30 years just to show America
what it's like losing," captain Wal-
ters said. '
She spoke in a room covered
with wallpaper scenes of Henley-
on-Tharmes, England - but that
was just a coincidence and not a
welcome mat for the British girls.
The paper has been up for several
Reveals Doubles Team
Captain Walkers said her No. 1
doubles team was Truman and
Brasher and the No. 2 Mortimer
and Haydon.
Miss Truman is the top singles
player and Miss Mortimer is sec-
ond. "I would not want to say who
was third-Ann Haydon or Shirley
Brasher," captain Walters said.
"It will depend on which of the
girls looks the best in practice this
week and next week."

commission chairman, told com-
mission attorney James P. Fusscas
to investigate all aspects of the
promotion, including the activities
of Rosensohn Enterprises and1
Floyd Patterson Enterprises, two
corporations involved.
Meanwhile Johansson, who stop-
ped Patterson in the third round
of their June. 26 fight to win the
championship, said he will come
here from Sweden next week with
his advisor, Edwin Ahlquist, "to
see what this mess is all about."
Answered Subpoenas
Two of the principals involved
in the promotion, Vincent Velella
and Bill Rosensohn, appeared
separately yesterday at the district
attorney's office in answer to sub-
Shortly before Velella left and
Rosensohn arrived, assistant dis-
trict attorney John Bonomi, who
is conducting the investigation,
left hurriedly accompanied by a
detective and a stenogiapher. It
was assumed their trip concerned
the probe.
At first neither Velella, majority
stockholder in Rosensohn Enter-
prises, nor Rosensohn, who re-
signed as president Monday, would
comment on the situation, but
both then answered questions
'Can't Take Orders
Velella, when asked what was
wrong with Rosensohn, said: "He
Cup Players
Get Ready
and Australian Davis Cup players
took limited workouts yesterday
because of rain, while their cap-
tains muddled over their choices
for the first singles matches Fri-
They must make their decision
by today when the drawing will be
made from the Davis Cup itself for
pairings in Friday's two matches
in the inter-zone competition.
Another public drawing will be
held later to decide pairings for
Sunday's two singles matches. The
doubles match will be played Sat-
The Italian captain, Vanni Ca-
nepele, said the names of Nicola.
Pietrangeli and Orlando Sirola
would be placed in the cup. He
added that these two would be
used for the entire competition.
He is counting on Pietrangeli to
win two singles, and the doubles
competition with Sirola.
"Sirola's chances of winning in
singles," he said, "are not good
because he does not move fast
The Italian team's reserve play-
er, Sergio Tacchini, is not likely
to be used, Canepele said.
Harry Hopman, the Australian
captain, would not say whose
names he would place in the cup
today. He indicated, however, that
Neale Fraser, Roy Emerson and
Rod Laver were his top choices,
although Bob Mark, the fourth
member of th eteam, might be
Both teams used spiked shoes
for yesterday's workout on the wet
grass courts of the Germantown
Cricket Club. It was the first time
either team had worn spikes.

quit because he can't take drders.
He's just a boy trying to do a
man's job. He's made some wild
statements that can't be docu-
mented. Our books are being
Velella's attorney, Raphael Koe-
nig, said his client was not ques-
tioned yesterday, but was given a
subpoena to appear before the
grand jury Friday morning.
Rosensohn was asked if "the
underworld boys are in the pic-
ture," and answered that he didn't
He said he signed away his
rights in the promotion because
he felt he had to, but gave a firm
"no comment" when asked if he
had been threatened.
Velella Has Money
Asked concerning the where-
abouts of the proceeds of the June
bout Rosensohn, who was the
front man in the promotion, said:
"Ask Velella. He's got the books
and if he's got the books he's got
the money."
In Goteborg, Sweden, Ahlquist
received the news of the investi-
gation with enthusiasm.
"A gleam of light in the dark-
ness," he said. "I wish them all
luck but it is not easy to see
through this terrific mess than
everything seems to be in New
York just now."
Court Orders Release
He sighed with relief when he
learned a New York court had
ordered the release of Johansson's
purse for the June fight. The purse
was attached by heavyweight Eddie
Machen after he and the Chicago
Stadium Corp. filed a $1,229,375
damage suit against Johansson,
Patterson and others.
Ahlquist said Ingemar had not
yet received a final accounting of
the June bout, but added he had
been assured by Teleprompter
president Irving Kahn that it
would come very soon.
Ahlquist and Ingemar will fly
to New York some day next week
to "clear up things" and if pos-
sible reach an agreement on the
date and arrangements of a. return
The current investigations are
the outgrowth of open warfare in-
volving Rosensohn on the one side
and Velella, Kahn and Patterson's
manager, Cus D'Amato, on the
It came to a head last Friday
when Velella elected Kahn to the
board of Rosensohn Enterprises,
Inc., over Rosensohn's objections.
Then came Rosensohn's resigna-
tion Monday, followed by his first-
person article in a, magazine
(Sports. Illustrated) in which he
said he was forced by the demands
of D'Amato to forfeit rights in or-
der to keep Patterson's manager
from calling off the fight.
When Rosensohn left he was
accompanied by a detective, and
he admitted he was being guarded
"as of today." The district attor-
ney's office would not comment on
the protection, so whether Rosen-
sohn had asked for it or whether
it was volunteered by the.authori-
ties was not known.




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