NAMED: To a two-year contract as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, JOHN McLELLAN, 40, who had coached seven years in the minors. His Tulsa Oilers won the Central League's Northern Division championship this season.
NAMED: To the National Football Foundation's Hall of Fame, CHUCK BEDNARIK, center, Penn (1947-48); GEORGE CAFEGO, tailback, Tennessee (1938-39); EDWIN (Babe) HORRELL, center, Cal (1922-24); LES HORVATH, halfback, Ohio State (1940-44); LARRY KELLEY, end. Yale (1934-36); WILLIAM (Wild Bill) KELLY, quarterback, Montana (1924-26); JOHN KITZMILLER, halfback, Oregon (1927-29), GERALD MANN, quarterback, SMU (1925-27).
INJURED: WILLIE SHOEMAKER, 37, who suffered a double fracture of the pelvis and internal injuries when a mount named Poona's Day reared against a hedged wall in the paddock at Hollywood Park. Shoemaker was to have ridden Arts and Letters in the Kentucky Derby.
RESIGNED: From the Sierra Club, former Executive Director DAVID BROWER, to form a new militant conservation organization.
RESIGNED: AL LOPEZ, 60, as manager of the Chicago White Sox, for the second time (the first was in 1965), due to a stomach ailment. Lopez led the Sox to a pennant in 1959, was succeeded by Eddie Stanky after the 1965 season and came back in the middle of 1968. "I've tried to stick things out," said Lopez, "but the condition isn't getting any better."
RETIRED: BERNIE CASEY, 29, flanker for the Los Angeles Rams since 1967 and the San Francisco 49ers for six years before that. He had caught 359 passes for 5,444 yards and 40 touchdowns, 13 in the last two years. Casey will devote his time to painting, acting and poetry.
FIRED: As coach and general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles, JOE KUHARICH, 52, whose team won 28 games, lost 41 and tied one, by new Owner Leonard Tose. But Kuharich has 10 years remaining on a reported $60,000-a-year Eagle contract.