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November 27, 1961
BASEBALL—JOHNNY TEMPLE, Cleveland Indian infielder and the American League's 1961 Ail-Star second baseman, was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league Catcher Harry Chiti and two other players to be named.
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November 27, 1961

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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HORSE SHOWS—U.S. came from behind to win the International jumping championship at the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto, Canada. A 1-2-3 sweep in the McKee International Stake, the last event of the competition, raised the U.S. team's total to 38 points, enough to edge the Canadians, who had held the lead for six days of the eight-day test.

MOTOR SPORTS—REX WHITE, driving a 1961 Chevrolet, finished 60 yards in front of runner-up Buck Baker's Chrysler to win the 100-mile Rain Check Grand National race in Weaverville, N.C.

TRACK & FIELD—TOM BLODGETT, a Yank at Cambridge, led his freshman team to a 84-51 victory over Oxford, in Oxford, England. Blodgett, a 22-year-old Harvard graduate from Great Barrington, Mass., won the 120-yard high hurdles and the 220-yard low hurdles. He set a meet record of 12 feet 11 inches for the pole vault, then took first place in the javelin with 170 feet.

MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: CHARLES HURTH, general manager of the New York Mets, who was chosen for the job in 1960 when the club was a member of the proposed Continental League. It is expected that Met President George Weiss will handle the general managing duties himself.

DIED: OSCAR TOBIN, lightweight contender from 1913 to 1922. Under the ring name of Willie Jackson, he defeated many of the division's most famous fighters. He knocked out Johnny Dundee in the first round in 1917, later fought Dundee so frequently—a total of 11 times—that they traveled together. Dundee, who became featherweight and junior lightweight champion, was never able to beat Jackson.

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