Bert Olmstead, fiery Toronto Maple Leaf wingman bought from Montreal this year, was named temporary player-coach by management after Coach Bill Reay was dropped by last-place squad.
Pete Dawkins of Royal Oak, Mich., star halfback for Army, won Maxwell football trophy as nation's "No. 1 college player of the year," the third West Pointer to win award in its 22-year history.
Billy Haughton, the nation's top harness racing driver for past seven years, whose stable has so far won $1,022,690 in purses, became first driver-trainer to pass $1 million mark in a season.
Ernie Banks, 27, Willowy shortstop for second-division Chicago Cubs, who led both the leagues in homers (47) and RBIs (129) this year, was named National League's Most Valuable Player.
December 8, 1958
Barbara Hartwick, 18, pretty University of Florida sophomore, wipes tears from blue eyes on receiving the good news she has been chosen queen of Gator Bowl game in Jacksonville on Dec. 27.
Pete Cooper, 43, Lakeland, Fla., went into sudden-death playoff with Wes Ellis, Aldecress, N.J., on first extra hole birdied to win West Palm Beach Open tournament and $2,000 first money.
Joe Dorsey, New Orleans boxer who contended Louisiana segregation law on athletic events hurt his career, won suit in federal court which declared state law was unconstitutional.