The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 22, 1960 · Page 8
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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, December 22, 1960
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ana Brazefla County, Terns, TKnft., Etee. 22, I960 ig Explosive Teams -ch8mplon!ihlpgame|a free-scoring match If the of-igcles hold their pace. Houston Jan. 1 may well be I fcnses of Houston and Los An-| finished the regular season with a 33l.2yard total offense average to lead ttw Itague white tos| Angeles was third, behind New York. Houston also edged New York for the team passing title, averaging 239.2 yards per game. Dallas coppod the best running average with 120,6 norm. Defensively, it was the Buffalo Bills aft trie way with Dai- lag a solid runnerup. The Bills gave up 279.4 yards a game and aao ted in passing defenie with an average yield at 175.9 yards. Dallas led in rushing defense, surrendering 70 yards a game. A spectaeular crop o£ APL rookiei, led by Abncr Hayries of the Dallas Tcxans, won four more individual statistical titles in their first year of play. Haynes, the North Texas State graduate, won the coveted rushing title and doubled up to win the punt return crown. 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Seamless Sheers or Seamless Stretch $1.19 the year Patterson Sweden' Ingemar Johansson it 1959 with the heavyweight crown traveling overseas. But Floyd staged a performance that such stalwarts as Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Jim Jeffries never could accomplish. Patterson regained j t h e heavy-weight crowh by i knocking out Johansson in 5 i rounds. It was one of tlwrbig sports thrills of the year. There were other champion! who -lost their crowns durini 1960. ' , •Ehe National Boxing Association cracked down on ageless Archie Moore for his failure tc defend his lightweight title. However, be is sUU rated as the kingpin in most parts of the i S Ray Robinson lost the New i York-Massachusetts version of the middleweight title to Paul P=nder. Robinson held the NBA recognized champion — Gene Fullmer — to a 15-round draw. Welterweight champ Don Jordan dropped his title to Benny Paret, who then whipped Argentina's Federico Thompson in his only title defense of the ! year. as the number ons player. Dyas was the pride of the Auburn team. He won four games with field goals and broke the modern record by booting 12 in one season. In the Associated Prsss poll, Minnesota was tagged number one, followed by Mississippi, Iowa, Navy, Missouri, Washington, Arkansas, Ohio State, Alabama and Duke. Mississippi won the Southeast- em Conference title; Missouri was 'named the winner in the Eig 8 after Kansas was disqualified; Arkansas grabbed the Southwest Conference crown; Washington was the Big 5 winner; Duke won the Atlantic Coast Conference title; Virginia Military captured the Southern Conference championship while Utah State and Wyoming tied for the Skyline Title. In the major pairings for the postseason bowl games — Baylor versus Florida in the Gator Jowl. Utah State versus New Mexico State in the Sun Bowl. Washington versus Minnesota n the Rose Bowl. Missouri versus Navy in the Orange Bowl. Arkansas versus Duke in the Cotton Bowl. And Rice versus Mississippi in the Sugar Bowl. Moving over to the football pros: The big men of the year were ^oach Buck Shaw and quarter- sack Norm Van Brocklin of the Philadelphia Eagles. Shaw led the Eagles to the Eastern Division title in the National Football League with the capable assistance of Van Brocklin. Van Brocklin, a veteran who threatens to call it quits when the championship game is out of the way, was a steady spark- 1 plug in every one of the big games played by the Eagles. He certainly deserves the accolade of pro player of the year. Tbe Green Bay Packers cli-' OR ADD TO YOUR SAYINGS ACCOUNT! Earn Dividends . Thailand's Pone Kingpetch i lifted the flyweight title from ipascual Perez head and then I kayoed the Argentinian in a re- 'peat perf ormanc-3. Bantam- j weight champion Joe^Bccerra i-ancV'is now regarded as the titleholder, at least in European ircles. Brazil's Eder Jofre is given the same recogmton by- he NBA. Among those who retained heir titles during the year were eatherwsght champ ion Joe Brown; featherweight ruler Davey Moore and Gene Fullmer, the middleweight king. Outside the ring, boxing didn't look too well. Democratic Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee has urged Congress to place pro boxing under a Federal commission. He made this request after his subcommittee discovered definite links between the underworld and box- (f Minnesota, Yale, New Mexico State, Missouri, Joe Bellino and maxed a great comeback in the past two seasons under Coach Vince Lombard! by taking the western division title. The Packers will take on the Eagles lor the league title on Dec. 26th in Philadelphia. And the fur willreally fly wl^en these-two offensive minded teams clash. | The American Football League i made its debut in 1960 and lost! plenty of greenbacks. That wasj to be expected. But Commis-j sioner Joe Foss says the league j will be back in action again in 1961 with better players and more solid backing at the gate. The Houston Oilers captured the eastern division crown while the Los Angeles Chargers took the western title. They will j meet in Houston on Jan. 1 for 1 the league crown. ] In racing — "Kelso" was the j horse of the year and the 'top, 3-year-old. And that rating] would have drawn quite an argument earlier in the 1960 turf campaign. But from August on, the Bohemia stable speedster started to make his move. And ether circumstances moved him; right to the top. j • "Bally Ache" died. "Venetian ; Way, Celtic Ash and Victoria; Park" suffered various ailments! and had to quit training. 'Hail| To Reason" and "Sword Dan-' "Bald Eagle" was th« top landicap horse of the year although beaten by Kelso in tha Jockey Club gold cup. Venetian Way won the Kentucky Derby. But Bally Ache took the Preaknass after capturing the Flamingo and the Florida Derby. Celtic Ash won the Belmont Stakes. Elsewhere on the sports front: Arnold Palmer was the man I * :•'?. ALL YEAR! mg. Bd l)yas. Those were just a few of the names that provided plenty of excitement during the college football season. Minnesota was trampled upon during the 1953 campaign and its coach, Murray Warmath, was the target for the grandstand quarterbacks. But 1960 was another yetir. A national title went to the Gophers A tie for the Big 10 Conference crown with Iowa and an invi- tntion to the Rose Bowl. That was the dramatic climb for Minnesota, the cellar occupant in 1959. Yale and New Mexico Stat were the only unbeaten niujui schools in the nation. Missour' also was given that status whei Kansas was forced to fort'ei some games for using an inclig ible player. Joe Bellino was just abou the most outstanding player in the country. The Navy tack Because Our Dividends H *rt > w C-5 of the year in the golf world. He took home approximately $80,000 as his share from the various tournaments in which he played. This is a one-year record for a pro. Palmer took the US Open and the Masters; teamed with Sammy Snead to win the Canada Cup for the United States and came home second in the British Open. De- une Baman captured the US Amateur Title. The United States regained the Curtis Cup from England and Barbara McIntire won the British Women's Title. Among the girls, Joanne Gunderson took the US amateur; Betsy pawls won the Women's Open for the fourth time and Mickey Wright captured the PGA championship lor the second year in a row Louise Suggs was the top money winner. Bill Hartack won the Jockey crown for th« fourth time in six years. The Montreal Cana- diens dominated In Hockey Frank Howard of the Los An- gules Dodgers and Ron Hansen of the Baltimore Orioles were named rookies of the year. The Boston Celtics took the Nationa Basketball Association title anc Wilt Chamberlain was the scoring leader. Ohio State was tops among the college basketbal teams. field star was everyone's All-1 And those were just some o America pick and also won the i the new frontiers reached ir Max«">ll »"d Hc'isman Troubles I the world of sports durina 1960 Quarterly! I'i t.! r ! CURRENT RATE 1, • Of DIVIDEND 4 o/« Per /O Annum

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