Sport: Scoreboard, Aug. 4, 1958

¶ Willie Hartack, three-time (1955-56-57) national jockey champion, made his debut as a jumping rider at New Jersey's Monmouth Park, gave Mielaison a near-perfect ride over the ten-jump, 1¾-mile course, won by 4½ lengths, announced: "It was a greater thrill than winning the Kentucky Derby."

¶ Likable, low-pressure Mayo Smith was rudely fired after more than three years of indifferent success as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, was replaced by onetime (1948-52) Phils' Manager Eddie Sawyer, last man to lead the team to a pennant (1950).

¶ Frankie Carbo, hoodlum and longtime reputed "Mr....

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