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November 14, 1960
BASEBALL—After 11 games in their 16-game tour of Japan, the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS led seven games to three with one tie. In the eighth game the Giants grabbed a 7-0 lead, only to lose it when the Japanese All-Stars struck back with seven runs before the game was called in the 10th inning. San Francisco won the ninth, 10th and 11th games, beating the Osaka Giants 4-2 and the All-Stars twice, 9-1 in their most decisive victory of the tour and 7-2.
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November 14, 1960

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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VOLLEYBALL—In first round of the world championships at Rio de Janeiro, Russia beat U.S. men's team 15-7, 15-13 and 16-14. Russia also beat U.S. women's team 16-14, 15-5 and 15-5.

MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: VERN LAW, Pittsburgh pitcher who won 20 games during the regular season and two games against the New York Yankees in the World Series, the Cy Young Award as major league pitcher of the year.

RETIRED: GEORGE WEISS, 66, general manager of the Yankees, effective December 31, under a Yankee retirement policy which inactivates an employee after he is 65. Weiss will remain with the club in an advisory capacity.

PROMOTED: H. ROY HAMEY, assistant general manager of the Yankees, to succeed George Weiss as general manager.

HIRED: BILL DEWITT, who quit as president of the Detroit Tigers last month, as general manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

FIRED: DON ROSSI, general manager of the Dallas Texans of the American Football League, by Lamar Hunt, owner of the Texans. Rossi claimed he was fired for protesting Hunt's policy of giving away free tickets to Texan games. Said Rossi, "We gave away tickets by the thousands. I wanted to protect the season ticket holders and pointed out to him [ Hunt]...it would be impossible to sell season tickets for 1961."

INJURED: MICKEY THOMPSON, holder of the U.S. land-speed record (363.67 mph), in a hydroplane race on Lake Mead in Nevada. He suffered a compression fracture of a vertebra—paralyzing his legs—when his boat took a bad bounce.

DIED: EVERETT SCOTT SR., 68, former major league shortstop, at Fort Wayne, Ind. Scott played in 1,307 consecutive games from June 1916 to May 1925, a record broken only by Lou Gehrig.

DIED: BOBBY WALLACE, 87, member of baseball's Hall of Fame and former manager of St. Louis Browns and the Cincinnati Reds, at Torrance, Calif.

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