Memorial Coliseum boosts convention business
July 9-11, 1962
The U.S. Space Agency launches Telstar, which promises to inaugurate an era of international live television and phone calling.
• On the ground in Portland, the Exposition-Recreation Commission wants to add a convention hall facility to Memorial Coliseum to meet the booming convention business prospects for the city.
• The Pacific Coast League All-Stars defeat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-5, before 12,198 fans at Multnomah Stadium. Manager Bill Rigney's Angels are third in the American League. Three players (Leon Wagner, Lee Thomas and Billy Moran) miss the exhibition, though, to play in the MLB All-Star Game.
• Shortstop Tony Kubek, ranked the best shortstop in the AL playing in 1961 for the New York Yankees, will help lead the Fort Lewis baseball team when it meets Beall Pipe in an 8 p.m. Saturday game at Sckavone Field. Kubek is expected back with the Yanks in August. He and about 10 other Fort Lewis players are away from the big leagues for service duty.
• Portland boxer Phil Moyer defeats Sugar Ray Robinson by 10-round decision at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
• KPTV (12) announces it will telecast 10 Portland Interscholastic League football games in 1962, five live and five taped, all set to start at 1:45 p.m. on Saturdays, with sports director Jimmy Jones at the mike.