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' A—12 WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1942. Rookies Cathey, McCullough Ticketed for Relief Pitching Berths With Nats i . — - " -—- ■ ■ . -- _▲ . ....i.. a.- — Win, Lose or Draw By FRANCIS E. STAN Departmenting National Defense, Offense and Pitching What you think you know about the Nationals after a week long look in spring training camp: Best Player—First Baseman Mickey Vernon. Good field and good hit. All he lacks are enough vitamin pills to give him a little life. Brightest Diamond-in-the-Rough—Eighteen-year-old Eddie Lyons, a cocky high school second baseman who probably will be farmed out this spring, but who just as probably will finish the season in the Washington infield—and remain there indefinitely. He may be the best recruit ever picked up by Scout Joe Cambria. The Newcomers—Shortstop Bob Repass and Pitcher Jack Wilson. The lnflelder is going to remind Washington fans a good deal of Jackie Hayes, who was good when he had it. Wilson only won four games for the Red Sox last year but he's got the stuff to win 20, or more. He’s got-—s'prise!—the best knuckle ball on the club. Best Asset—Pitching. Potentially, Manager Bucky Harris has the best staff in the American League. Controlling that knuckler and wasting that so-called fast ball with the rainbow droop, Dutch Leonard should be good until he's 60. Sid Hudson, Wilson, Alejandro Carrasquel and Walt Masterson are swell supporting timber. If a majority of these guys click there is every chance that Bill Zuber, Early Wynn and Steve Sundra will catch on fire. Estalella Must Prove Power in Games National Defense—Only fair. Evans' return make* patching O. K. There isn't a major league third baseman on the dub. excepting Coach Ossie Bluege. The outfield is so-so defensively, what with George Case having a weak arm and Bruce Campbell falling short of being a Sam Rice Jn right field. National Offense—Less than fair. Vernon, Campbell and Jake Early will furnish that occasional long ball. Bobby Estalella has power but he still must prove that it's not confined to batting practice. Repaas, Case, Stan Spence, Frank Croucher and Stan Galle won’t ring many bells. Physical Fitness—If Estalella is going to battle Galle for third base duty, the Nats have only four outfielders and one. the biggest and the youngest, is the so-called "putty” guy. This would be Roberto Ortiz, the giant Cuban, whose major and minor league career is punctuated by episodes of “beanings." broken bones, sprained shoulders, etc. There Is. too. Second Baseman Croucher, who would be with the Tigers yet if he had not broken a leg. So far he is the only major leaguer in Florida to have sustained two sore arms so far this spring. Carrasquel Turns Corner—Finds Prosperity Dept, of General Bewliderment—Rookie Stan Galle from Milwaukee came to the Nats as a third baseman but, shagging files in the outfield, he stacks up with the best on the club. Estalella, on the other hand, was bought from Toledo as an outfielder but until he courted and won the mumps he was looking the part of a natural third baseman. Good-Neighbor Policy—There used to be a time when Alejandro Car rasquel, the ancient, morose Venezuelan, was taboo. He no speak Engleesh and he no peetch the right ball at the right time. But after 45 or 55 years of pitching old Alex has been coming around and even if the "Who’s Who in Baseball” won't list his record it's been terrific the last two years and the Nats suddenly have decided that he's not only “one of the boys” but a pretty good rubber-armed pitcher, too. And what with a rubber shortage, Alex is riding the crest. As a matter of fact, Senor Carrasquel has gone a bit highbrow this year. He was the only Nat to drive his car to Orlando and—whoops. Americanos!—he also brought a dog, a churlish chow, to camp. And the clubhouse crew, which stooged • for the players and poured It onto Carrasquel, are feeding and gTooming the critter—cheerfully! Poor-Little-Rich-Boy—Which would be Jimmy Pofahl, the infielder who was bought for a reported $35,000 from Minneapolis. Although Clark Griffith never has been lucky with high-priced rookies, big things were ex pected of Pofahl, a weak-armed, small-handed, light-hitting fellow who barely is hanging on even during this wartime period when ballplayers who normally would be shipped to the minors are figuring importantly in the plans of big league clubs. Unless Croucher s own sore arm Improves. Pofahl may open at second base. And he may take another beating from the fans, who expect $35,000 performances every day although no part of that purchase price came from their own pockets. There'll Be Close Games or None at All General Outlook—Plenty of close games, with Leonard, Wilson, Hud ton. Wynn and Masterson winning or losing by 3-2, 4-3, 1-0. etc. When the Nats are beaten the chances are they will be beaten badly, say, 12-2. They haven't the attack nor the defense to protect a pitcher who hasn't got his stuff. Where-They-Will-Fnish—The guess is sixth place, but It could be as high as fourth, and even third. The Yankees seem to be in a class by themselves. The Red Sox, with Ted (3-A) Williams banging the ball, look to be second best. Thereafter, to employ the classic line, it all de pends. The White Sox figure to be next but they aren’t too strong and versatile. The Indians will miss Feller and Trosky, and the Browns and Athletics are no better off than Washington, which ha* the distinction ao far of having contributed more talent to Uncle Sam s armed forces than any other club. Any time 13 players are whisked off the roster of a tied-for-sixth-place club in one fell swoop there is certain to be a certain tinge of mediocrity. Finis. Court Choices, Illinois Loses, Colorado Wins by 2 Points Dartmouth, Stanford, Kentucky Also Victors In Struggle for N. C. A. A. Crown By HAROLD CLAASSEN, Asioclated Pre»i Sport* Writer. NEW YORK, March 21.—Illinois and Colorado, favored to meet In Kansas City next week end for the national collegiate basket ball title, had varied success last night in a pair of contests that ended with identical scores. The sophomore sensations of the Big Ten were spilled by Ken- , tucky, champions of the boutneast* Conference, 46 to 44, In the Eastern playoffs at New Orleans while Col orado sneaked by Kansas in the Western meeting at Kansas City by the same two points. Dartmouth, Stanford Victor*. Dartmouth's Eastern League champions subdued Penn State, district No. 2 representatives, 44 to 39. in the other game at New Or leans and Stanford eliminated Rice. 63 to 47, in the opener at Kansas City. Tonight’s program pits the Mew Hampshire Indians against the Blue Shirts of Kentucky in the feature event at New Orleans with Stan ford and Colorado tangling in the Western meet. The two winners will collide next Saturday in Kan sas City for the N. C. A. A. crown. Elimination of Illinois, Big Ten champion, so early in the competi tion was the shock of the first night's play. A year ago Wisconsin followed its annexation of the loop banner by storming to the national title; the year previous Indiana, of the same circuit, blazed its way to the honors. Although the teams from their State universities didn’t win, both Kansas and Illinois could take pride In the outcomes of the games last night. Pollard High Scorer. Frosty Cox. coach of the Colo rado aggregation, is a Kansas grad uate and learned basket ball from Dr. F. C. Allen, still Jayhawk men tor. and Illinois could applaud the •♦'-rts of Jim Olsen and George f---■ Munroe of the Dartmouth five. Olsen's home is in Lombard. 111., and Munroe is from Joliet, 111. Both these players, however, had to play second fiddle to Jim Pollard, the Stanford sophomore. He poured in 26 points on 12 baskets and a pair of free throws. Win Over Rubio 86th Knockout For Robinson Five Bouts in Next Three Months to Keep "Sugar Boy" Busy By AUSTIN BEALMEAR. Associated Preaa Sport* Writer. NEW YORK. March 21.—Ray Robinson, the welterweight walloper from Harlem, owns the longest win ning streak In boxing today, but he had to unlimber all the artillery at his command to stop Norman Rubio and keep his record clean In last night’s punching party at Madison Square Garden. For six rounds the crowding, crouching Rubio took everything Robinson had to offer and recipro cated with an equal dose of dyna mite. although he injured his left hand in the opening frame and an X-ray examination later disclosed a fractured metacarpal bone. Then came the seventh, and Ray buried the Albany, N. Y., clouter under a barrage of lefts and rights that sent him down for the count of nine. Donovan Check* Fight. Rubio came up, bleeding badly from a deep gash over his left eye, only to be staggered by a terrific left hook a split second before the end of the round—and that was all. Referee Arthur Donovan, getting the nod from Chairman John J. Phelan of the New York State Ath letic Commission, called it off be fore the man with the bell had a change to signal the start of the eighth. The victory was the 29th in a row for Robinson since he turned pro after winning all of his 89 fights as an amateur. It was his 23d knockout as a professional and the 86th of his entire career. But ipore important, it launched a whirlwind campaign which Rob inson hopes will earn him the title of "uncrowned king of the welter weights.” With champion Red Cochrane too busy in Uncle Sam's Navy to defend the title for some time, Robinson has agreed to meet six rival con tenders in less than three months— and Rubio was the first on the list. Big Schedule Ahead. He will tang'e with Harvey Dubs of Windsor, Ontario, in Detroit April 16, and Sammy Secreet of Pittsburgh at Cleveland April 30. In Boston on May 15, he will take on the winner of next week's Lew Jen kins-Mike Kaplan bout, and two weeks later in New York he will face Marty Servo, the Schenectady Coast Guardsman. The campaign will end here in June against Young Kid Mc Coy of Detroit and the United States Army. The Associated Press score card gave each battler three of the first six round last night. The battle drew 11.374 customers and a gate of $22,000.28. Robinson weighed 14314 to Ru bio’s 144. Sutherland, Brooklyn Coach, Applies for Navy Commission By the Associated Pre*«. PITTSBURGH, March 21.—Dr. John Bain Sutherland celebrated his 53d birthday today by waiting for the Navy to call his signal. The Brooklyn pro football coach disclosed he has applied for a com mission and has taken his exami nations. If he's accepted, ltll mean a switch in the service for the former Pitt mentor. During the last World War. Dr. Sutherland, a dentist, en listed In the Army Medical Reserve and was sent to Camp Greenleaf, Ga. Instead of pulling teeth, how ever, he coached the camp football team. His camp eleven set a precedent that was to be followed by a number of other Sutherland-coached teams at Pitt—it won the Eastern Army title. Headquarters Cagemen Score in Myer Series Headquarters Company cage team nosed out Company C, 36-34, last night at Georgetown's Ryan Gym in the opening of the Fort Myer basket ball championship playoff. Fishel of the losers, former West ern Maryland player, was high with 15 points. The playoff continues to morrow afternoon. HOLD EVERYTHING!—Referee Arthur Donovan steps in and motions Welterweight Ray Rob inson to a neutral corner as Norman Rubio goes sprawling in the fourth round of their fight at New York last night. This scene was repeated in Round 7, when the official saved the bleeding Rubio from further punishment by stopping the fight. It was the 29th straight victory for the dusky Harlem Hammerer. —A. P. Wirephoto. Epic Basket Ball Feud Reaches Climax in A. A. U. Windup Phillips Oilers Tangle With Denver Legion; Luisetti Dazzles Br the Associated Press. DENVER, March 21—Basket ball marksmen who can hit the net strung hoop the way a Tennessee rifleman hits a squirrel match shots tonight in a renewal of one of the game's greatest rivalries, and the National A. A. U. title goes to the better shooters. Phillips 66 Oilers of Oklahoma and the Denver American Legion, whose feud is the sharpest and oldest in present-day amateur independent basket ball, will close the week-long tournament in the championship game. Both Teams Former Champs. The Oilers, from Bartlesville In Northwestern Oklahoma's Caney River region, won the championship for the first time two years ago. Denver captured it twice, as the Safeways in 1937 and as t! e Nuggets in 1939. To reach the final Denver brushed aside the 1941 champion, Hollywood Twentieth Century, 39 to 31, last night with Jack McCracken, now in his thirteenth tournament, and Bill Strannigan, playing in his first, sinking one long shot after another. Hollywood's defeat added the eighth year of life to the hoo-doo that trails the champion in this meet. The last title winner to de fend it successfully was the Tulsa Oilers in 1933-4 when Chuck Hyatt, now coach of Phillips, was a com petitive star. City Auditorium Jammed. Hyatt's Oilers beat Oakland (Calif.) Golden States 43-32 in the second semifinal watched by more than 7,000 jamming City Auditorium to the roof. Hank Luisetti, who shifted to Phillips after his San Francisco Olympic Club quintet lost in last year's final, put on a dazzling performance that netted him six field goals and numerous assists. Hollywood and Oakland will play the consolation game. A.G.O. Basketers Extend Win Run to 8 Games A. G. O. Publications continues undefeated to lead the Roosevelt Section 4 League in Recreation loop basket ball play. It turned in its eighth straight win last night by topping Bureau of Standards, 42-37. War Department Facilities moved into a second-place tie with War Department’s Reserves by topping the latter. 32-30. while in the other game Maritime handed Wyoming its eighth successive setback, 33-30. Post With Terp Faculty Lures Shaughnessy to Football Job Security of Maryland Position Is Liked By Coach Leaving Stanford Today Br thf Auocitt«d Press. SAN FRANCISCO. March 21 — Clark Shaughncssy. Stanford foot ball coach, who turned out a Rose Bowl team in his first year on the Pacific Coast, was expected today to announce his acceptance of a new post at the University of Mary land. Shaughnessv, who won national fame with his application of the "T" system, is to become athletic director and football coach at the Maryland school, the San Francisco Examiner said. The Stanford Board of Athletic Control, in an emergency meeting to day, was slated to accept the resig nation and appoint Jim Lawson, present assistant football coach of the Indians, as the successor to Shaughnessv. No Contract Promised. Maryland's salary offer was un derstood to be the same as Shaugh nessy's present pay—$9,000. The campus at College Park would give Shaughnessy. however, security as a member of its regular faculty, al though no contract was promised. The University of Maryland has a student body of about 5.400 as com pared with Stanford's 4.600. Chancellor Ray Lyman Wilbur of Stanford said he was sorry over the prospect of losing Shaughnessy and described Lawson as the “most logical choice” to succeed him. One major factor may well have been the uncertain future facing football on the Pacific Coast due to the Army's ban on crowds of more than 5,000. Job Would Be First in East. Shaughnessy's move to Maryland would mark his first coaching job on the Atlantic Seaboard. He came to Stanford two years ago after the University of Chicago discontinued football as an intercollegiate sport. Hyattsville Ekes Out Win Over Greenbelt Rody Kidwell’s late goal supplied the margin by which Hyattsville High cagers defeated the Greenbelt team. 28-26, last night in the feature of All-Greenbelt Night. The host school led all the way until near the end with a 9-4 ad vantage in the first period and a 15-10 lead at the half. Hyattsville. G.F.Pts. Greenbelt. q.FPt*. Cohee.f . _ 1 o 2 Bosek.f_ 2 0 4 Parker.! _ o O 0 Dodson.! .339 Kid well, c 3 0 6 Scordellls.! _ Oil Bladen.c 3 17 Buck.c . . _ 306 Hiden * _. 4 1 » fell-* -iff Sideroff.*-- n 1 1 Sommers.* _ Oil Mulnlx.*... 0 n o Palmer* Oil Little,*_ 0 0 0 Neff.*_ l _1 Totals . 12 4 2* Total*... P * 28 2-Points-a-Minute Basket Ball Enthralls Garden Fans Girl Court Teams Display Fancy Records; Scribe Spurns $6,500 Job to Join Navy By HUGH FULLERTON, Jr, Wide World Sports Writer. NEW YORK, March 21.—You may argue that it isn’t basket ball, but this two-points-a minute stuff really gets the fans. At the Garden the other night a guy who would walk out of a 1-0 bail game in the seventh inning saw Toledo bust the scoring rec ord. then said: "Let’s stick around and watch Rhode Island do it, too.” Thad Holt. Atlanta Consti tution sports writer who turned down a $6,500 publicity Job to enlist in the Navy, leaves today for San Diego, Calif. Ev Morris of the New York Herald-Tribune also report* to the Navy today. William (T-Bone) Mahoney, Notre Dame’s youthful track coach, is the son of an old-time Arizona gold prospector. They say he has some pretty good pros pects. too. Today’s guest star—Bob Phil lips. Birmingham (Ala.) Age H-’-pld: "It's nic^. if a trifle un ethical, that a talented baseball player should be financed through college by a professional team, especially if the player genuinely is Interested in getting an educa tion—whatever that means. Few schools lay it on the line in fees, hoard, books, laundry and extras for baseball players like they do for football players." Hoop-la—The gals seem to have it over the boys in setting basket ball records. Reports ar riving in the last few days show (1) that the Borger (Tex.) Red birds, State high school champs, won 32 of 33 games this year— the last 27 in a row; (2) that the Oaklyn (N. J.) Junior High Girls have chalked up 112 vic tories against two defeats and a tie in 10 years and have a cur rent winning streak of 78, and (3) that the Ayr (N. Dak.) girls have won 103 games in a row and five State titles in five seasons. Odds—and some ends—Tha illness of Jack (Chappie) Black burn, who has pneumonia, gives Jimmy Johnston a chance to point out that he tries to give his fighters the same kind of confi dence in J. J. J. that Joe Louis has in Chappie. Abe Simon has it. says Jimmy, so that's another point in favor of “our Abraham” and against Louis for next Fri day's tussle. The Detroit Fair Grounds plans to run flat races over a turf course next summer. Only other United States tracks that have this kind of layout are Hialeah and Arlington Park. Cleveland hockey players voted down a proposition to borrow players from teams that had been eliminated from the American League playoffs so their team would be at full strength. They figured the additions would mean too many cuts in the playoff dough. Short sport story—Jack Car berry of the Denver Poet reports that when the national anthem was played before the A. A. U. Basket Ball Tournament opened, the only players who knew the words and sang them were the Chicago Clippers—Stanley Az mudhi, Marion Padraza, Walter 8. Rybicki, Edward Bogdanski, Casimur Killian, Joseph Padraza, John Kardzionsk, Joseph P. Prawdzik. Dick Stargyk and Manager Frank Gajewski. Service dept.—Technical Sergt. Jim Moody, who pitched 12 straight victories for the Fort Niagara (N. Y.) baseball team last summer and coached the squad, too, is due to be a second string flinger this year. Reason is Steve Peek, the ex-Yankee. Yeoman (second class) Harry Po6tove, former Norfolk Ledger Dispatch sports scribe, points out that the Norfolk Naval Air Sta tion’s 22 victories and five losses entitles the basket ball team to one at the season’s best service records. CLARK SHAUGHNESSY. If Shaughnessy does leave Stan ford. it marks the second switch of coaches in a Pacific Coast Confer ence university within the week. Thursday, Jeff Cravath, football mentor at the University of San Francisco, returned to the Univer sity of Southern California to take over the head coaching job there. Dr. H. C. (Curley) Byrd, president of University of Maryland, declared this morning he was in no position to make a statement, but added that something possibly would be known this afternoon. He would not say what offer, If any, Maryland had made to Shaughnessy. He did not say whether he had in terviewed Shaughnessy recently, but did state that Shaughnessy had not yet resigned his Stanford post. Midseason Form Nats A B. H O. A Phils A B H O A. Case.If 4 110 Beni ncf 2 10 0 Spence.cf 4 2 4 0 Waner.cf 1110 Cam'b'l.rf 4 0 10 Gtossop.2b 3 0 2 5 Vernon.lb 4 1 14 1 Wt'gh.2b 10 11 Early.c .3110 Litwh'r.lf 4120 Galle.3b 4 0 12 Etten.lb 4 1 12 0 Repass.ss 4 2 2 2 Northey.rf 4 110 Pofahl.2b 4 0 0 5 Warren.C- 4 14 1 Hudson.n 2 10 3 May.3b 3 113 Car's q'l.p 1 0 0 0 Braaan.ss 3 0 3 2 •Lyons_ 1 0 0 0 Johnson.o 10 0 0 --■— + Busby .10 0 0 Total* 35 8 24 13 Blanton.p 10 0 0 Totals 32*7 27 12 •Batted for Carrasquel in ninth, t Batted for Johnson In fifth. Nationals ____ 000 000 000—0 Philadelphia _ 000 000 02*—2 Errors—Early. ReDass. Etten. Runs— Waner. Litwhller. Runs batted in—Lit whiler. Etten. Two-base hits—Benjamin. Litwhller. Left on bases—Nationals, 9. Philadelphia. 7. First base on balls—Off Hudson. 1. Struck out—By Johnson. 2; by Blanton. 2. Hits—Off Hudson. 2 in 5 inninas: ofi Carrasquel. 5 in 3 innings; on Johnson, 5 in 5 innings; off Blanton, 3 in 4 innings. Hit by pitched ball—By Johnson (Early! Wild pitch—Johnson. Passed ball —Early Umpires—Dunn and Bummers. Time—2:02. Exhibition Baseball Bj the Associated Press. Games Today. Washington (A.) vs. New York (N.). St. Louis (A.) vs. Boston (N.). Philadelphia (A.) vs. Pittsburgh (N.). New York (A.) vs. St. Louis (N.). Detroit (A.) vs. Cleveland (A.). Chicago (A.l vs. Chicago <N). Brooklyn (N.'» vs. Boston (A.t. Chicago B (N.) vs. San Diego (P. C. L.). Results Yesterday. , Philadelphia (N.), 2; Washington (A.). 0. Pittsburgh (N.), 10; Chicago (A.), 8. Brooklyn (N.). 12; New York (A.), 4. Boston (N.l, 11; Cleveland (A.), 3. St. Louis (A.), 8; Brooklyn B (N.), 1. Detroit (A.), 2; Cincinnati (N.), 0. St. Louis (N.), 7; Boston (A.), 2. Philadelphia (A.). 8; Chicago (N.), 0. Slab Youngsters Impress Harris In Exhibitions Their Efforts Shade Scarborough's; Phils Pound Carrasquel By BURTON HAWKINS. Star Staff Correspondent. MIAMI, Fla.. March 21.—Wash ington’s relief pitchers, barring sud den Improvement in unexpected quarters, will include Hardin Cathey and Phil McCullough, a brace of right-handers who reported to train ing camp with reputations of mediocre minor league hurlers. Manager Bucky Harris’ quest of a pair of pitchers to complete a relief corps which otherwise will be comprised of Steve Sundra, Ale jandro Carrasquel and Bill Zuber had ended, at least temporarily, with his fascination by the respec tive labors of Cathey and McCul lough. Bucky hardly could miss them, for Cathey and McCullough stretch 6 feet 4 inches each toward the stratosphere. More important, they have shown signs of major league ability despite their so-so perform ances in unfashionable minor league company last season. McCullough and Cathey are un known to Griffith Stadium cus tomers. McCullough toiled for Greenville of the Sally League last season and compiled no better than 14 victories and 16 losses, which hardly is a recommendation for major league consideration. McCullough Improve* Status. A former football and baseball player at Oglethorpe University, the : 210-pound sunny-faced McCullough was regarded as a lazy, inept speci men when he reported with the Nats' pitchers and catchers at Orlando nearly a month ago. Since then, however, he has established himself more firmly. McCullough has pitched only five innings in the Nats' 11 exhibition ! games but Harris has been capti ; vated by his possibilities. The big ; blond has issued three hits and walked only one, and his control is giving him the nod over Rookie Ray Scarborough. Scarborough launched the train ing season as Washington s most likely new pitching prospect and in his first assignment against the Yankees he performed admirably. Since, however, he hasn't been able to locate the plate with his neat and zippy fast ball. ' Arnold Anderson normally would stick as a relief pitcher but he is expecting a call from his draft board and may not open the season. He has been debating whether to enlist ! in the Marines or await develop 1 ments. but now he will remain with the Nats until he Is ordered for induction. Bill Zinser and Bill Kennedy haven’t displayed enough to war rant Harris’ enthusiasm and unless they improve in future assignments the Nats’ pitching staff doubtless will be composed of Sid Hudson, Dutch Leonard, Jack Wilson, Early Wynn and Walter Masterson as starters and Cathey. McCullough. Zuber, Sundra and Carrasquel as relief operators. Lyons likely to Stick. Washington's reserves in other de partments are likely to remain as constituted currently. Harris is swaying toward retaining youthful Eddie Lyons as a reserve infielder with Jimmy Pofahl and Stan Galle, while Roberto Ortiz now is Wash ington’s only spare outfielder. The Nats probably will farm out Ted Madjeski, third-string catcher. It virtually is conceded that Ro berto Estalella. now leveled with the mumps, will inherit regular third base duties. The slow, stumpy Galle hasn't impressed Washington bosses in his brief term at the post and Estalella at least will add a bit of i effervescence to the infield. Washington was no slugging outfit j yesterday as it absorbed a 2-0 de j feat from the forlorn Phils at Mi ami Beach. The Phils’ Si Johnson and Cy Blanton shackled the Nats with an 8-hit brand of pitching, but Washington's hurling wasn’t exactly crude. In his 5-inning effort, Hudson restricted Philadelphia to two hits and Carrasquel preserved the score less battle until the eighth, when the Phils grouped three singles and a double for their runs. Washington was to seek its ninth victory in 42 exhibition games here today when it tangled with the New York Giants, with Wynn and Zuber ticketed to hurl for the Nats. Wash ington will play the Giants here to morrow and will face the St. Louis Browns at Orlando Monday. Berger, Ex-Big League Star, Adds Punch To Sailors' Nine B? th* Associated Press. SAN DIEGO, March 21—The bat I ting power of the T’aval Training ; Station baseball team received an ! added punch today as Wally Ber ger, former major league star, re ported for outfield and coaching duty. For more than 15 years Berger cavorted in the outfield for the Boston Braves, New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles of the Pacific Coast League. He joined the Navy last month and be came a coxswain. Berger said regular hours, good, substantial food and the daily rou tine of Navy life had placed him in the best physical condition of his life. "I never have felt so completely relaxed, mentally and physically." Nats' Evans Given Draft Deferment B? » Star Staff Correspondent. MIAMI. Fla., March 21—The catching situation on the Wash ington club brightened last night with the news that A1 Evans had been given a deferred status by his Kenly <N. C.) draft board. Evans informed Manager Har ris of that fact, after having left the club to ask his draft board to review his case, following an A-l rating given him last week. The board upheld Evans’ claim, that his wife and parents are de pendent on his baseball income. He will rejoin the team at once. For a week, Jake Early has been the only catcher avail able to the Nats. Wolcott Biggest Star While Warmerdam, Rice Hold Fans ' Texan Shatters World Mark, Ties Two More In Chicago Meet By the Associated Pres*. CHICAGO, March 21—Greg Rir« and Cornelius Warmerdam were the darlings of the crowd of 16.000 at, the sixth annual Chicago relays, last night but to Freddie Walcott, un disputed master of the hurdle field, went the honor of making the greatest assault on the record book. Wolcott, former Rice star now competing unattached out of Hous ton, Tex., swept the hurdle series— including 40, 50 and 60-yard high sprints and bettered one world re cord and equaled two others. The 40-yard race Wolcott won in 5 seconds, breaking the old record of 5 1 seconds which Allan Tolmich of Detroit established in the Chi cago relays in 1939. In the 50-yard event he tied the 6.1 second mark held jointly by himself and Bob Wright of Ohio State. The 60-yard race went to Wolcott in 7.2 seconds, which equaled the mark he set last year on the same track. inompson ties uasn marit. The only other world record equaling achievement was by Her bert Thompson of Jersey City, N. J.f who tied Ben Johnson s 4 4 second record in the 40-yard dash, John son set the mark in the Chicago re lays in 1938. Warmerdan, after malting a vault of 15 feet 2 Inches appear easy, barely missed at 15 feet 9 inches, brushing off the bar on his third attempt. All Warmerdam's opposition had dropped out after 13 feet 6 inches— the height at which the champion ; started jumping. His winning effort was a Relays record. Rice Seems Inexhaustible. Rice, who seems to finish running 2 miles less exhausted than most of the spectators are from watching him. made it a one-man race and won going away in 8 minutes 53 sec onds, less than 2 seconds over his own world record. Gil Dodds, the I Boston divinity student, finished half a lap behind. Campbell Kane of Indiana sue : cessfully defended his Banker's Mile ; title in the comparatively slow time of 4 minutes 20.4 seconds. John Borican. who ran to fame at shorter distances, was forced to make the early pace, and he refused to extend himself, hoping to force Kane or Walter Mehl to take over the lead. Foxx's Broken Toe Heals, Williams' Hip Improves , Ei the Associated Press, i SARASOTA. Fla.. March 21.—X ray pictures today showed that Jim my Foxx's broken toe was healing and indicated that the Boston Red Sox slugger would be back in action within a week. Ted Williams’ hip injury also is improving but his re turn to the line-up'still is a few davs off. LAKELAND, Fla —The Cleveland Indians arrived today for their first game of the season with the Detroit Tigers, with whom they tied for fourth place in the American League last season. Cleveland got only six hits in its ll-to-3 setback by the Boston Braves yesterday. DELAND. Fla.—Vernon Stephens, the young infielder up from the American Association, and Red Mc Quillen paced the St. Louis Browns in their 8-to-l triumph over the Brooklyn B team yesterday. I LOS ANGELES—Thornton Lee, ! Chicago White Sox southpaw, has a i sore arm and Manager Jim Dykes - probably will not start him Sunday against the Chicago Cubs. ST. PETERSBURG. Fla.—Fireman Johnny Murphy made his initial ap pearance of the 1942 season yester day—in his usual relief role— and now all of the New York Yankee pitchers except Charles (Red) Ruf fing have had their turn upon the mound. Mackmen Doing Alright. ANAHEIM, Calif.—Maybe the Phil adelphia Athletics, who have given heavily to the armed forces, won't be so bad this season after all. Superb hurling by Bill Beckman and Fred Caligiuri and home runs by Ken Richardson and Buddy Blair brought an 8-to-0 shutout over the Chicago Cubs yesterday. For your hoolth’o oako SWIM Open Kiddies 30c Ail - Adults 45c to 10:30 P.M. pios Tu DL 851# L4AAA . A 1 A A.