Mickey Mantle, already nursing a bruised thumb, gave Yankees and Yankee fans a near heart-stopper when he stepped in a hole during pregame exercise in Miami Stadium, painfully sprained his left foot. Prospect: a week of rest and bench duty.
?Favorites for the Future
The glistening victories of the 4.5-liter and 3-liter Maseratis, which finished 1-2 at Sebring (see page 14), established them as favorites for the rest of the season. Next tests: Italy's Mille Miglia (May 12) and France's Le Mans (June 22). Said Juan Fangio in praise of the 4.5-liter: "I have never had less trouble."
?Caution Signal, Followed by Green Light
The IBC, treading softly after conviction as antitrust conspiracy, held up negotiations for Archie Moore's defense of his light heavyweight championship "for fear of appearing to flout" Judge Sylvester J. Ryan's decision. But Judge Ryan said IBC could go ahead, and the bout with winner of Tony Anthony-Chuck Spieser elimination seems likely now for June, as planned.
?Little Leaguers: Players, Not Workers
Sponsors of Little League baseball teams all over the U.S. had cause to relax after the New York State Workmen's Compensation Board set a precedent: sandlot baseball players, it ruled, are not employees of the sponsoring groups, are not entitled to compensation from sponsors for injuries received in play.