Sport: Scoreboard, Jan. 11, 1954

> In Arcadia, Calif., Jockey Willie Shoemaker, 22, set a record that may last as long as Babe Ruth's 60 home runs. On the last day of the season, Willie booted home his 485th winner (in 255 days of riding), beating the 1952 record of Tony De Spirito by 95 winning rides.

> In New Orleans, the University of Kansas' skinny (6 ft. 1 in., 150 Ibs.) Runner Wes Santee dashed the final quarter-mile lap in an astonishing 55 seconds and ran the third fastest mile ever recorded by an American: 4:04.2.

>The 1953 top money winner on the professional-golfing circuit was...

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