16th Red Ruffing is selected for the Hall of Fame through a special runoff election, since nobody received the required 75 percent vote in January.
23rd In Miami, Reds pitcher Sammy Ellis sinks an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the National Baseball Golf Tournament with a 300 over 72 holes. Runner-up four strokes behind is Alvin Dark, who bogeys the 18th. Ken Harrelson, who won the past two years, is third with a 306. Augie Bergamo wins the inactive major league flight with a 305.
25th The Atlanta Braves trade veteran Eddie Mathews, along with Arnold Umbach and a player to be named later (Sandy Alomar) to the Houston Astros for Dave Nicholson and Bob Bruce (December 31, 1966). Mathews, a future Hall of Famer, is the only man to play for the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, and the Atlanta Braves.