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Rookie All-Stars Honored at Waldorf-Astoria

Oct. 25, 1963 - Led by Gary Peters, the star left-handed pitcher of the Chicago White Sox, ten major league rookies were honored at the Topps Rookie All-Star teams’ fifth annual luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria yesterday. Peters, who won 19 games while losing 9 for an earned-run average of 2.33, was joined by two Chicago teammates, Pete Ward, third base, and Al Weis, shortstop. Others who received awards were Rusty Staub of Houston, first base; Pete Rose of Cincinnati, second base; Vic Davalillo of Cleveland, Jimmy Hall of Minnesota, and Tommy Harper of Cincinnati, outfielders; Ray Culp, the Philadelphia right-hander who had a 14-11 record, and Jesse Gonder of the Mets, catcher. Another rookie also attended the luncheon — Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees’ new manager. Joe Garagiola introduced Yogi. The awards are sponsored by Topps Chewing Gum, Inc., of Brooklyn.

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