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Unable to pry IN THE NEWS: Dick Williams away from Charlie Finley, the Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager.
Picking first in the January amateur draft, the Rangers select SS IN THE NEWS: Roy Smalley, Jr, son of 10-year ML vet SS Roy Smalley and nephew of manager Gene Mauch. Smalley, who dropped out of USC in the fall to make himself eligible, will sign for $100,000.
BORN ON MONDAY, JANUARY 14TH » Mike Frank in Pomona, CA
BORN ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 15TH » Ray King in Chicago, IL
The BBWAA elects former Yankee teammates IN THE NEWS: Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. Mantle becomes only the 7th player to make it in his first try.
IN THE NEWS: Ray Kroc, fast-food entrepreneur (McDonalds), buys the Padres for $12 million.
BORN ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 27TH » Bry Nelson in Crossett, AR
The Hall of Fame Special Veterans Committee selects IN THE NEWS: Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, and umpire Jocko Conlan.