, sensational New York Giants outfielder, was voted National League's Most Valuable Player by baseball writers and Male Athlete of the Year in AP poll. Mays won league batting title with .345, hit 41 homers, batted in 110 runs, performed defensive miracles.
, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, was picked as National League's Rookie of the year.
of New York Giants was named Manager of the Year in AP poll for feat of leading team to National League pennant and World Series victory.
?Mildred (Babe) Zaharias, top-notch woman golfer and all-around athlete, received University of Tampa medal for achievement in sports.
?Ernestine Russell, 16-year-old gymnastics star, was elected
Canada's Woman Athlete of the Year for the second time.
?Paul Larson of University of California, who set new record of 64.1% for pass completions, was awarded W. J. Voit Memorial Football Trophy as Pacific Coast's Most Outstanding Player.
?Stenographer became first 3-year-old filly to win honor as Harness Horse of the Year in poll of 97 turf writers.
upset top-ranked La Salle 79-69 in battle of unbeaten teams, at New York. La Salle's great
tallied 17 points, got 20 rebounds in brilliant first half, when he also suffered a hard fall. Utes double-teamed Gola in second half, held him to one field goal. Art Bunte, Morris Buckwalter and Gary Bergen scored heavily to give Utah seventh straight.