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Jimmy Carter of New York became first man to win lightweight championship three times when he outslugged Brooklyn's Paddy de Marco to win by 15th round TKO in action-packed fight at San Francisco. Carter, who first won title from Ike Williams in 1951, lost it to Lauro Salas, then regained it, only to lose to De Marco last March, knocked game but outclassed Paddy down in ninth and 14th rounds.
Floyd Patterson , 19-year-old Brooklyn light heavyweight, punched out eight-round decision over third-ranked but inept Jimmy Slade to tune of "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," sung by bored fans in New York's Madison Square Garden. Slade was down five times, later had his purse withheld until State Athletic Commission held hearing, was satisfied that he did no wrong and fought "from sheer instinct" after first round.
New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles announced spectacular trade with Yankees getting Pitchers Bob Turley and Don Larsen and Shortstop Billy Hunter in exchange for Pitchers Harry Byrd and Jim McDonald, Outfielder Gene Woodling , Shortstop Willie Miranda and Catchers Gus Triandos and Hal Smith . Three other Yankees will be sent to Baltimore for four Orioles.
Ralph Kiner , slow-moving but hard-hitting Chicago Cubs outfielder, was sold to Cleveland Indians where he will be reunited with former Pittsburgh Pirate teammates, General Manager Hank Greenberg and Manager Al Lopez. Kiner, who hit 54 home runs in 1949, got 22 last year for 351 lifetime total.
Kansas City Athletics' new owner, Arnold Johnson, began reorganization by naming Lou Boudreau , 37, field manager and Parke Carroll vice president and business manager. Boudreau succeeds Eddie Joost, who managed A's in Philadelphia.