BASEBALL—MAJOR LEAGUE CHANGES included these in week of active trading: JIM PIERSALL, Boston, to Cleveland for VIC WERTZ and GARY GEIGER; BOBBY AVILA, Cleveland, to Baltimore for RUSS, HEMAN; RUBEN GOMEZ and VALMY THOMAS, San Francisco, to Philadelphia for JACK SANFORD; GINO CIMOLI, Los Angeles, to St. Louis for WALLY MOON and PHIL PAINE; EDDIE YOST, ROCKY BRIDGES and NEIL CHRISLEY, Washington, to Detroit for RENO BERTOIA, RON SAMFORD and JIM DELSING.
This is an article from the Dec. 15, 1958 issue
BASKETBALL—NEW YORK, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
BOXING—DON (GERONIMO) JORDAN, unanimous 15-round upset decision over Virgil (Honeybear) Akins for world welterweight championship, Los Angeles.
Roy Harris, unanimous 12-round decision over Donnie Fleeman to retain Texas heavyweight championship, Dallas.
Harold Johnson, unanimous 10-round decision over Howard King, light heavyweights, Chicago.
Jose Torres, 5-round TKO over Ike Jenkins for ninth straight middleweight victory, fifth by KO, New York.
Vince Martinez, 10-round decision over Stefan Redl, welterweights, Newark, N.J.
DOG SHOW—CH. DRAHERIN BLUE ANDANTE (Bedlington terrier), owned by William A. Rockefeller, New York, best-in-show, Philadelphia KC.
FOOTBALL—ARMY, named winner of Lambert Trophy for eastern major college championship. Runner-up: Syracuse.
GOLF—PAUL HARNEY, Worcester, Mass., $30,000 Dorado Beach invitation tournament, with 284 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Ted Kroll, Sarasota, Fla., with 285.
Prince Georges Golf and Country Club, Landover, Md., sixth annual Goodwill Tournament, with best-ball 179 for 54 holes, Hamilton, Bermuda. Runner-up: Saucon Valley CC, Bethlehem, Pa., with 180.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, Detroit second, Boston third, in NHL standings.
HORSE RACING—NICE GUY; $28,150 California Derby, 1‚⅛ m., in 1:50⅖ Tanforan. Dick Griffiths up.
SILKY SULLIVAN: $4,000 Tanforan feature, 6 f., by½ length, in 1:10[3/5]. Don Pierce up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—LANCE REVENTLOW, Beverly Hills, Calif., 112.5-mile Governor's Cup race in home-grown Scarab, with 88.642-mph average, Nassau, for first American car-and-driver victory in international competition since 1921. Runner-up: George Constantine, Southbridge, Mass., in 3.9-liter Aston Martin.
TENNIS—GARDNAR MULLOY, Miami, men's singles title, national senior hard court tournament, La Jolla, Calif., over Bill Luris, Los Angeles, 6-4, 6-1. DOROTHY CHENEY, Santa Monica, Calif., women's singles title, over Mary Prentiss, San Diego, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.
Mario Llamas, Mexico, men's singles title, Argentine championships, Buenos Aires, over Enrique Morea, Argentina, 6-4, 9-7, 1-6, 2-6, 6-4.
Shirley Bloomer, Britain, women's singles title, over Margaret Hellyer, Australia, 2-6, 6-2, 12-10.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: JACK LAVELLE, 52, chief scout for New York Giants football team and Notre Dame graduate, after a heart attack, New York. Once, while scouting the 1950 Princeton team for Herman Hick-man of Yale, Lavelle saw the Tigers beat Harvard 63-26, told Hickman in a one-word report: "Cancel."
DIED: FRANK VESTAL, 58, nationally known field trials judge and outdoor columnist for 20 years for Memphis Commercial Appeal, after a heart attack, Memphis.