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A roundup of the week March 16-22
Compiled by N. Brooks Clark
March 30, 1981
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—FLORIDA SOUTHERN defeated Mount St. Mary's of Maryland 73-68 in Springfield, Mass. to win the NCAA Division II title.
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March 30, 1981

A Roundup Of The Week March 16-22

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SIGNED: To a five-year, $2.9 million contract with the Chicago White Sox, Catcher CARLTON FISK, 32, who batted .284 over 11 seasons with Boston.

DIED: PAUL D. (Daffy) DEAN, 67, star pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1934 to 1939 and brother of Jay Hanna (Dizzy) Dean; of a heart attack; in Springdale, Ark. He pitched a no-hitter and two World Series victories in his rookie year. His lifetime record was 50-34 with a 3.75 ERA.

James F. (Jumbo) Elliott, 67, the track coach at Villanova University since 1935; of a heart attack; in Juno Beach, Fla.

Irving Jaffee, 74, who won the 10,000-meter speed-skating title at the 1928 Olympics in St. Moritz and the 5,000 and 10,000 at the 1932 Winter Games in Lake Placid; of cancer; in La Jolla, Calif.

Frank C. (Trader) Lane, 85, baseball's man in motion who, between 1933 and 1979, was business manager, general manager or scout for 11 major league teams; after a long illness; in Richardson, Texas. It was estimated that during his career he worked out more than 300 deals involving more than 700 players.

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