Nothing if not stubborn, Ted Williams, hard-hitting holdout from the Boston Red Sox, refused to return to baseball until his divorce was final; a big salary might complicate the court's decision on settlement. The layoff seemed hardly worthwhile. A Miami court ordered him to hand over $50,000, a $42,000 house, $6,000 for court costs, a 1954 Cadillac and some other financial odds and ends. Ted wasted not a moment getting back on the Boston payroll.
¶ His long legs limberer than ever after two years in the Army, Northwestern's sophomore speed merchant, galloping Jim Golliday, outran a light breeze and the best sprinters in the Big Ten to tie the world's loo-yd.-dash record (0:09.3) in the Big Ten Relays at Evanston, Ill.
¶ Performing for a skimpy crowd of 2,918 ball fans, Big Sam Jones, toothpick-chomping speedball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, turned in the first National League no-hit game that Chicago has seen in 40 years. Walking seven and striking out six (three in the ninth inning), Sam cut down the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-0.
¶ Bouncing higher and higher ever since he set a world's high-jump record (6 ft.in 11½) in June 1953, Texas A & M Alumnus Walt Davis, now an employee in the Jefferson County sheriff's department, took time out twice in one week to put on jumping exhibitions in Beaumont and Houston, sailed over a 7-ft. bar each time.
¶ Lugging the top weight in the race (130 Ibs.), King Ranch's brown colt High Gun, competing for the first time this year, worried his backers by swinging wide on the stretch turn, then straightened out to run away from an impressive field and won the Metropolitan Handicap by 4½ lengths at Belmont Park.
¶ The same smooth-stroking University of Pennsylvania crew that put an end to Navy's three-year winning streak (TIME, May 16) proved that its Adams Cup victory was no fluke. On the sluggish tidewater of the Potomac, at Washington, the Quakers took the Eastern heavyweight sprint championship by finishing the 2,000-meter race i^ lengths ahead of Cornell. In last place, behind Penn, Cornell, Columbia, Yale and Princeton: the U.S.