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Brooklyn Dodgers beat Japan All-Stars 3-1 behind six-hit pitching of Rookie Fred Kipp to wind up Orient tour with 14-4-1 record, headed for home and well-deserved rest. Japanese reaction: the Dodgers were weak on "low outside pitches"; the Yankees "showed more hustle," their batters had "better aim."
Chicago Cubs, already off to running start in general housecleaning, hooked up with Cincinnati in first big off-season trade. Last-place Cubs gave up Pitcher Warren Hacker (3-13), Third Baseman Don Hoak (.215) and Outfielder Pete Whisenant (.236) for Redleg Third Baseman Ray Jablonski (.256) and aging (36) minor league Pitcher Elmer Singleton (18-8 with Seattle). New Cub Manager Bob Scheffing admitted trade wasn't cure-all but reflected: "It's a start in the right direction."
Larry Boardman, promising young Connecticut lightweight contender who has put his future in soiled hands of Blinky Palermo, successfully encountered roughhousing ex-Champion Paddy DeMarco's mauling, butting and shoving with long-range bombs to win 10-round decision in Philadelphia's first big fight since May 1955. Complained DeMarco: "The referee wouldn't let me fight my fight. Boardman? He's nothin'."
Joey Giardello, onetime top-ranking middleweight challenger fighting his way back after losing brush with law in hometown Philadelphia, found third time charmed as he laid down two-fisted barrage to outpoint his two-time conqueror Charlie Cotton in 10-rounder at Milwaukee.
Find, Alfred G. Vanderbilt's 6-year-old son of Discovery, rarely a winner but almost always in money this year, got away fast, maintained pressure for full route to break ice in $27,000 Narragansett Special after challenging Artismo broke down in stretch, fracturing both sesamoids in left front foot.