A roundup of holiday sports information

Jan. 05, 1959
Jan. 05, 1959

Table of Contents
Jan. 5, 1959

Greatest Game
Events & Discoveries
Rafer Johnson
Motor Sports
Offbeat Haven
Sporting Look
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

A roundup of holiday sports information

BASEBALL—BILLY KLAUS, Red Sox, traded to Orioles for JIM BUSBY.

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Rip Repulski, Phillies, to Dodgers for GEORGE (SPARKY) ANDERSON.

BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.

BOATING—DICK SPELMAN, Miami, Miami Beach Marathon in 35:00.09 for 24 miles.

Billy Seebold Jr., 17, Granite City, Ill., named professional-class outboard racing champion of 1958 by NOA and winner of James Mulroy Memorial Trophy.

BOXING—NINO VALDES, 1-round KO over Pat McMurtry, heavyweights, New York.

Bobo Olson, 5-round TKO over Tommy Villa, light heavyweights, Fresno, Calif.

Willie Greene, 3-round TKO over Johnny Saxton, middleweights, Providence.

Rory Calhoun, unanimous 10-round decision over Ralph (Tiger) Jones, middleweights, Cleveland.

FOOTBALL—MISSISSIPPI 7, Florida 3, Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.

East Texas State 26, Missouri Valley 7, Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Fla.

North 16, South 0, Blue-Gray Seniors game, Montgomery, Ala.

East 26, West 14, East-West Shrine game, San Francisco.

South 49, North 20, Shrine College All-Star game, Miami.

Northeastern Oklahoma 19, Arizona State (Flagstaff) 13, Holiday Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla., for NAIA championship.

Southwest All-Stars 22, National All-Stars 13, Copper Bowl, Tempe, Ariz.

West 33, East 14, National Junior College All-Star game, Stockton, Calif.

Air Force All-Stars 20, Army All-Stars 0, Rice Bowl, Tokyo National stadium before 78,000.

HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, Detroit second, New York and Boston third in NHL.

HORSE RACING—HILLSDALE: $30,350 Malibu Stakes, 7 f., by 4½ lengths, in 1:22 2/5, Santa Anita. Thomas Barrow up.

KING'S CANASTA: $28,400 Tanforan H., 1‚⅛ m., in 1:49 4/5. Alex Maese up.

HOOP BAND: $11,525 Christmas H., 1‚⅛ m., by length, in 1:50, Tropical Park. Howard Grant up.

TENNIS—U.S. 5 games to 0 over Italy, Davis Cup interzone finals, Perth, Australia.

MILEPOSTS—DIED: BILL CORUM, 63, washboard-voiced sports announcer and columnist who tagged Kentucky Derby "The Run for the Roses," president of Churchill Downs; of lung cancer, New York.

DIED: HARRY WILLS, 66, New Orleans-born Negro heavyweight who was once paid $50,000 not to fight Jack Dempsey because of the real or imagined racial issue; of diabetes, New York.

MARRIED: DONALD CAMPBELL, 37, world's fastest man on water, and Belgian-born cabaret star, Tonis Bern, 28; he for the third time, she for the second, after 34-day courtship, in London.

HONORED: CHARLES BOSWELL, blind golfer, Ben Hogan Trophy for Handicapped Golfers.

Randy Duncan, Iowa quarterback, named Big Ten Most Valuable Player.

Herb Elliott, named outstanding male athlete of 1958 in Associated Press poll.

Althea Gibson, named outstanding female athlete of 1958 in Associated Press poll for second straight year.

Ingemar Johansson, Sweden's European heavyweight champion, named "Fighter of the Year" by Ring magazine.

Archie Moore, Edward J. Neil plaque as "Fighter of the Year" by Boxing Writers Assn.

Stan Musial, named outstanding sportsman of 1958 by National Sportsman's Brotherhood.

Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens star, named Canadian male athlete of the year in Canadian press poll.

Lucile Wheeler, winner of two events in world Alpine skiing championships in Austria, named Canadian female athlete of the year in Canadian press poll.