1st The NL releases its first 162-game schedule.
7th The Red Sox hire former Indianapolis Clowns OF Ed Scott as their first full-time black scout.
Melvin Belli obtains a writ laying claim to Willie Mays—among other assets—unless the Giants pay him the judgment awarded by a jury in January. Belli claims the club failed to file a motion for a new trial before the deadline.
8th The Federal Trade Commission accuses Topps Chewing Gum of illegally monopolizing the baseball picture-card industry. In 1980, a court decision will open the door to competition.
18th On the concluding day of the National Baseball Players Golf Tournament, Alvin Dark shoots a 43-36 to finish at 298 and win his fourth tourney victory. He matches Wes Ferrell who won four times. Dark recovers from a dismal front 9 to beat the defending champ Peanuts Lowrey by two strokes at the Miami Springs Golf Course. He is the first player to win both match and stroke play. Former Phils pitcher John Gray is third at 304 with outfielder Jackie Brandt fourth at 305 after carding a 79 today. Mantle plays two rounds, carding a 79 and 81, before leaving to work on his movie “Safe At Home” with Roger Maris. Robin Roberts hits a hole in one on the 4th hole. In the inactive division, Roy Cullenbine tallies a 284 to win, with Augie Bergamo second at 291, the only two under 300. In the Hall of Fame division, there are just two players: Jackie Robinson with a 308 and Paul Waner (324). The last hour of play is shown on NBC.
27th An architect offers a proposal to encase Candlestick Park in a plastic screen—“saran cloth”—to shield it from the wind.