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June 22, 1964
BASEBALL—Unheralded WEST LIBERTY COLLEGE of West Virginia, which had never before played in the NAIA tournament, upset Grambling of Louisiana in successive games, 6-4 and 3-2, to win the championship, in St. Joseph, Mo.
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June 22, 1964

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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DRAFTED: Detroit Goalie TERRY SAWCHUK, 34, and Montreal's Dickie Moore (benched last season with an injured knee), 33, for $20,000 apiece by Stanley Cup Champion Toronto. The Red Wings had left Sawchuk unprotected in the draft because, "We had to gamble and, frankly, we didn't think anybody would take him," said disconsolate Gordie Howe of Detroit.

TRADED: Six Chicago Black Hawks, to Boston and Detroit, in exchange for six other players, at the NHL annual meeting in Montreal. In a two-part swap with Boston, the second-place Hawks acquired Doug Mohns, 30, the Bruins' best defenseman, for Forwards Ab McDonald and Reg Fleming, both 28, and Forward Jerry Toppazzini, 32, plus a minor leaguer for Right Wing Murray Balfour, 27, and a farm club player. Then Chicago sent Left Wing Ron Murphy, 31, and Defenseman Aut Erickson, 26, to the Red Wings for Center Art Stratton and Defensemen John Miszuk and Ian Cushenan.

TRADED: In a five-for-three exchange, the biggest in NBA history, the Detroit Pistons' scoring leader BAILEY HOWELL and Teammates Don Ohl and Bob Ferry, to the Baltimore Bullets in return for 1963 Rookie of the Year Terry Dischinger, plus Rod Thorn and Don Kojis. The Bullets also received Detroit's No. 2 and No. 3 draft choices—Les Hunter of Loyola of Chicago and Wally Jones of Villanova. "We've now got the makings to be in the thick of things," said Dave Trager, the elated owner of the Bullets.

DIED: Three former first-team All-America football players—HENRY J. (Heinie) MILLER, 71 (end, University of Pennsylvania, 1919), in Longport, N.J.; JACK L. BLOTT, 61 (center, University of Michigan, 1923), in Ann Arbor, Mich.; and LYNN BOMAR, 63 (end, Vanderbilt University, 1923), in Nashville—all of heart attacks.

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