1963 February

17th  Former pitcher Jim Hearn wins the National Professional Baseball Players golf tourney in Miami by carding a 72 hole total of 301.  He is the 12th pitcher in 23 tourneys to win the top prize.  Finishing second with a 302 is Boston coach Billy Herman. Finishing third with a 303 is the defending champion Alvin Dark.  Reds manager Freddie Hutchinson is fourth with a 304. The Dodger quintet of Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Duke Snider, Maury Wills and Willie Davis all finish between 338 – 360. Don Cardwell wins the driving contest with a 293-yard drive. Cardwell says, “In ’61 I couldn’t get anyone out but I hit six homers.”

20th  Bob Kennedy is named manager of the Cubs, putting an end to the short-lived college of coaches.

27th  Cleveland trades OF Chuck Essegian to the A’s for P Jerry Walker.