Archie Moore and Manager Charlie Johnston signed to meet Canada's James J. Parker in Toronto July 25, to decide (says Johnston) the "world heavyweight championship," set the stage for Archie to claim the champion's share of the purse in his September bout with Floyd Patterson.
Baseball fans in Cincinnati, burning with pennant fever for the first time in almost a decade, cast two and three ballots each to place five Redlegs on the National League All-Star team, indirectly set in motion half a dozen plans for amending the selection process next year.
?Vote of Confidence
Kansas City Manager Lou Boudreau, whose unorthodox defense tactics (Mantle shift, Williams shift) have not kept his Athletics out of last place, received a vote of confidence from Club President Arnold Johnson, had his manager's contract extended for two years through the 1958 season.
?Time to Retire?
Nashua, costliest horse in history ($1,251,200), and winningest ($1,102,865), staggered under 130 pounds in the Carter Handicap at Belmont, finished a miserable seventh in a field of 10, caused experts to wag knowingly and mutter: " Nashua has had it."