Sport: Scoreboard, Sep. 28, 1953

¶ In Los Angeles, Aussie Tennis Star Ken Rosewall reversed Forest Hills, beat U.S. Champion Tony Trabert in the semifinals of the Pacific Southwest tournament, went on to win the title by defeating Vic Seixas in the finals, 6-4, 1-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

¶ At Tarifa, Spain, Channel Swimmer Florence Chadwick plunged into the Straits of Gibraltar, swam the eight miles to Africa in the record time of 5 hrs. 6 min. Her next target: the Bosporus.

¶ In Cincinnati, Rogers Hornsby, baseball's greatest right-hand hitter (lifetime average: .358) and most unpopular manager, was...

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