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.
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.
December 15, 1958
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.