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OREGON SPORTS HISTORY/1952: Grant wins city track meet, Oregon State beats USC in baseball playoffs, Top O' Scottt pool re-opens

COURTESY: FOREST GROVE NEWS-TIMES - Major league baseball pitcher Larry Jansen (back seat) and his wife are saluted during a parade welcoming him home in Forest Grove.

  • May 29-30, 1952

    Portland Beavers second baseman Eddie Basinski plays in his 500th consecutive game as the Bevos win 3-2 at the San Diego Padres in Pacific Coast League baseball.

    • Larry Jansen, a 31-year-old right-hander from Verboort, Oregon, keeps the New York Giants in first place in the National League, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Brooklyn Dodgers, with his 100th major league victory. Jansen holds the Philadelphia Phillies to give hits in a 4-2 win.

    • Grant High wins its first city high school track and field championship since 1945. The Generals enter the final event trailing host Lincoln, two-time defending champion, by two points. Grant anchor man Traver Campbell overtakes Washington to win the half-mile relay in 1 minute, 33.6 seconds. The victory for Grant is a going-away present for coach Ted Ogdahl, who had announced he'll work at Willamette University next year.

    Lincoln basketball star Swede Halbrook sets a city record to win the high jump in 6 feet, 2 1/4 inches.

    • Oregon State College beats USC 12-10 in Game 1 of a best-of-three series for the Pacific Coast Conference baseball title.

    • Top O'Scott Golf Club opens its remodeled swimming pool.

    • Tickets are $1.50 each to the Mighty Midgets auto race at Jantzen Beach Arena. Parking is free. Phone TW 5555 for information.

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