TRACK & FIELD—KEN MOORE of the Oregon Track Club beat Joe Lynch of the Santa Monica ( Calif.) AA by nearly four yards to win the National AAU men's 10,000-meter cross-country championships in Chicago, while Mrs. VICKI FOTTZ of the Falcon Track Club of Seattle defeated her teammate, Linda Mayfield, by three seconds to take the AAU women's two-mile cross-country title in Albuquerque.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As Rookie of the Year in the National League by the BBWAA, New York's right-handed Pitcher TOM SEAVER, 23, who, with a 16-13 record, set a club mark for wins, complete games (18), strikeouts (170) and ERA (2.76); and, in the American League, Minnesota's Second Baseman ROD CAREW, 22, who batted .292, with 22 doubles, seven triples, eight homers and 51 RBIs.
NAMED: As Horse of the Year by The Morning Telegraph and Daily Racing Form, Mrs. Edith W. Bancroft's 3-year-old colt DAMASCUS, who won 12 of 16 starts and set an alltime single-season money-earning record of $817,941; as 2-year-old filly, QUEEN OF THE STAGE; 2-year-old colt or gelding and division champion. VITRIOLIC; 3-year-old filly, FURL SAIL; handicap filly or mare, STRAIGHT DEAL; grass horse, FORT MARCY; sprinter, DR. FAGER; and jumper, QUICK PITCH. Damascus also gained 3-year-old and handicap honors.