NAMED: As baseball's Rookies of the Year, CURT BLEFARY, Baltimore Oriole outfielder, in the American League, and JIM LEFEBVRE, Los Angeles Dodger second baseman, in the National League.
NAMED: Harness Horse of the Year for the second straight year, pacer BRET HANOVER, who finished the season with 21 wins in 24 starts.
NAMED: Thoroughbred racing's Horse of the Year, ROMAN BROTHER, Louis E. Wolfson's 4-year-old gelding, who won five of his 14 races this year. A close second choice was Raymond Guest's TOM ROLFE, who was named top 3-year-old.
DISCLOSED: The October 17 marriage in Las Vegas of ALTHEA GIBSON, 1957 and 1958 Wimbledon ladies' singles champion, to William A. Darren, a longtime friend.
HIRED: To manage the Kansas City Athletics, ALVIN DARK, 43, who led San Francisco to the NL pennant in 1962. Haywood Sullivan, the KC manager most of last season, resigned to become vice-president and director of player personnel with the Boston Red Sox.
RESIGNED: Tulane Head Football Coach TOMMY O'BOYLE, following a 2-8 season. In four years O'Boyle's teams won six, lost 33 and tied one.
FIRED: JOHN MICHELOSEN, who completed his 11th season as head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh with a 30-27 win over archrival Perm State but had a season record of 3-7 and gave up 311 points. Michelosen, captain of the Pitt team in 1937, took over the top job at the end of the 1954 season and compiled an 11-year record of 56 wins, 49 losses and seven ties.