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November 25, 1963
BASEBALL—WHITEY FORD, the Yankees' most valuable pitcher, will also take over as the team's pitching coach in 1964 (he replaces Johnny Sain).
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November 25, 1963

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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MILEPOSTS—DIED: HEROLD (Muddy) RUEL, 67, who spent over 40 years in major league baseball, of a heart attack in Palo Alto, Calif. He was an American League catcher for 19 seasons (retiring in 1934 with a .276 lifetime BA), a coach for two teams, an assistant to the baseball commissioner, manager of the St. Louis Browns (1947), farm club director for both Cleveland and Detroit and the Tigers' general manager from 1954 to 1957.

DIED: FESSENDEN SEAVER BLANCHARD, 75. an author of yachting books and co-inventor of platform tennis (SI, Nov. 18), of a heart attack, in Cambridge, Mass.

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