Richard Thompson, Washington, D.C. doctor, drove Austin-Healey in Sports Car Club of America competitions this year, dominated Class D Production group to win national title.
Horton Smith, twice the Masters golf champion, now head pro at Detroit Golf Club, is 1958 addition to Professional Golf Association's Hall of Fame. Runner-up in balloting: Fred McLeod.
Lee MacPhail, son of ex-N.Y. Yankee owner Larry, offered $30,000 job as general manager of Baltimore Orioles, is expected to take post vacated by Field Manager Paul Richards on Dec. 1.
Leslie O'Connor, 68, president of Pacific Coast baseball league, won vote of confidence and contract renewal for 1959. O'Connor then squashed league-expansion talk, termed idea "dubious."
Frank Darish, 34, drove 11-to-1 Captain Stash to victory in $103,962 Empire Pace at Yonkers, collected $57,178 for Owner Samuel Chinitz in world's richest stake for 2-year-old pacers.
Ian Black, 17-year-old Scot who won three gold swimming medals at European championship meets, was elected Great Britain's "Sportsman of the Year" in poll of British sportswriters.
Frank Ash, Fulton, N.Y. conservationist and industrialist, showed his 5-year-old pointer Vigorous, won grand national grouse dog trials for first major prize in 40 years of breeding.
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