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December 25, 1961
BASEBALL—ARIZONA WINTER INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE ended in a first-place tie between Baltimore and San Francisco, both with 32-17 records. NEW YORK METS bought Los Angeles Infielder Charlie Neal for a reported $100,000 and Outfielder Lee Walls. Neal, playing at short, completes the Met infield with Hodges at first, Chacon at second and Zimmer at third. Including the $125,000 spent for Walls in October's expansion raffle, the total price for Neal was $225,000.
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December 25, 1961

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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MILEPOSTS—DIED: WILLIAM E. (Dummy) HOY, 99, major league baseball player from 1888 to 1902, in Cincinnati. Hoy, deaf since childhood, began his career with Washington, then in the National League. The following year, with the Senators playing Indianapolis, he threw out three runners at the plate, still a record. In the next 13 years, playing with teams in both leagues, Hoy developed a reputation as an excellent fielder and a timely hitter. His lifetime batting average was .291.

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