After five full seasons in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the stockholders of the corporation known as Washington American League Baseball Club, Inc. have tossed caution to the winds and have voted boldly to change their corporate name to Minnesota Twins, Inc.
The responsible Louisville businessmen who have sponsored Cassius Clay since he began his professional boxing career seemed to reverse themselves last week when they agreed to let Clay meet Ernie Terrell for the heavyweight championship of the world in Chicago late in March. Previously, they had maintained that Clay would not fight Terrell unless Ernie was okayed by "a reputable boxing commission, such as the one in New York or California."
New York turned down Terrell when he applied for a license late in January, implying that it was not yet satisfied that he had dissociated himself from alleged mobster connections. That seemed to be that, but then Terrell applied to the Illinois Athletic Commission and was granted a license in nothing flat. Well, not really nothing flat. It took less than 30 seconds.
Chairman: Ernie, do you have a manager?
Terrell: No, sir, I don't.
Chairman: Remember you are under oath. You do not have a manager, is that right?
Terrell: Yes, sir. That's right.
Second commissioner: Do you have any kind of managerial agreement?
Terrell: I have no agreements, written or oral.