John "Buck" O'Neil, 50, a Chicago Cubs scout for almost seven years, has been moved up to a coaching spot, becoming the first Negro coach in the majors. One of 11 Cub coaches, he will not take his turn as manager in the club's unique rotation system.
John Agar, capricious actor who has a handicap of 9 on the golf course, shot a one-below-par 71 in the final round of the star-studded World Entertainment tournament in Long Beach, Calif., beating 130 other cinema duffers. It was his first tournament victory.
Johnny Laponzina, 14, of Miami Shores, Fla., who has a year to go before he can realize his long-time ambition to qualify for the U.S. Open by the time he is 15—showed he has a chance by winning his third straight Pee Wee golf championship in Orlando, Fla.
Nancy Vonderheide, 24, of Cincinnati, the woman archery champion of the world, took four trophies in the recent English International Trial at Eton, including the overall title with 2,138 points, seven ahead of England's ace, Shirley Lyons.
June 24, 1962
Robert A. Pitts, a Peace Corps volunteer in Bangkok, Thailand, studied Thai boxing for only three weeks—it's a type of fighting that permits kneeing, kicking and elbowing—then fought his native opponent to a surprising draw in a charity match.
Don Russell of Melbourne upset top-seeded Jerry Wortelboer of Buenos Aires, in the finals of the NAIA tennis championships in Kansas City. The two imports, who play for Pan American College of Edinburg, Texas, then paired to win the doubles title.