?A Sensitive Trading Area
The Cardinals sent Harvey Haddix, Stu Miller, Ben Flowers to the Phillies for Murry Dickson, Herm Wehmeier, promptly felt the wrath of St. Louis citizens. The reason: Card fans have never forgiven trade of old favorite Enos Slaughter in 1954, feel much the same way about Haddix.
?From Blink to Mink
Blinky Palermo and his fighters are banned in New York State but Blinky's boy Johnny Saxton may yet be matched against Carmen Basilio in Syracuse. Within a few days Saxton is expected to have a new proprietor: Hymie (The Mink) Wallman, like Palermo another auld acquaintance of Frankie Carbo.
?The Final Meeting
Rex Ellsworth (Swaps) visited Leslie Combs II ( Nashua), and it appears their famous Thoroughbreds will meet again—but at the stud farm, not on the track. Combs secured first option to buy Swaps upon his retirement from racing, probably for the same price ($1,251,200) he paid for Nashua.
?To Each His Own
While John Landy was rippling through a 3:59.1 mile at Fresno, the man who beat him in 3:58.6 the week before was running too. Up the Coast, Oregon's Jim Bailey won in a Pacific Coast Conference Northern Division meet by 75 yards, set a new record. His time: 4:06.4.