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Dual Meet

Tigers Recall Harveym
Walker to Active Duty

New Outfielder Wore Bengal Uniform During
1931 Season; Now Returns After 14 Years
Associated Press Correspondent Jersey City and Toledo before com-
EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 17-(AP) ing back to the Tigers in 1935. Walk-
-One of the hustlingest recruits at er's second stay in Detroit was brief,
this third wartime Indiana training and before the season was over he
camp of the Detroit Tigers, strangely was with Cincinnati in the National
enough, is an ambitious outfielder League. Two years with the Reds and
who first wore a Detroit baseball uni- he was a minor-leaguer again, play-
form 14 years ago-Harvey (Hub)) ing with Nashville of the Southern
Walker, a Tiger regular through the Association in 1938. From Nashville
entire season of 1931. he went to Minneapolis, where he
Walker, who first came to the Ben- played American Association ball un-
gals along with his brother Gerald til inducted into the- Navy in 1942.
(Gee) Walker, played in both major Last season he was in more than 50
leagues since his first hitch with the games with the Norfolk, Va., Navy
Tigers, shifted to the minors where he Air Station nine.
saw service with six clubs, joined the Trick Knee Gains Release
Navy in 1942 and was discharged only Discharged from service because of
a month ago because of arthritis and his trick knee, Walker still was tech-
an old knee injury suffered while nically the property of the Minneap-
playing football. olis Millers but he went to work to
Third Time With Tigers . o produce an aluminum brace for his
Now 38 years old, Walker is shoot- leg and asked for permission from the
ing for his third hitch with the Tigers Minneapolis club to accompany the
-and he may have the perseverance Tigers to Evansville. Owner Mike
to stick. Kelley of the Millers authorized him
His first major league opportunity to deal with Detroit as a free agent
14 years ago with the Tigers revealed if he could make the grade. And
exceptional promise. He earned a lker intends to make it.
regular berth but a broken~ collar bone Wle ned omk t
in mid-season had him on the bench The story of the brace Walker de-
for a month. After it healed he fin- signed for his ailing knee provides
ished out the campaign with the 1931 an insight on his rugged determina-
Tigers, who finished seventh. tion.
Injury Hampers Him I had used heavy metal braces be-
The broken collar bone eventually fore," he said, "but they slow a fel-
forced him back to the minors and he low down. So I thought I could in-
served terms with Toronto, Montreal, crease my speed with a lighter brace.
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ONE IS AS GOOD AS TWO-Pete Gray, one-armed outfielder with the
St. Louis Browns, shows how he catches and throws ball. (Top) After
receiving ball he slips hand from glove.' (Left) He tucks glove under
stump of right arm permitting ball to roll out between wrist and body.
As he draws arm to left across body, the ball falls into his hand and
(Right) he throws ball.
Poll Finds More Big League
Players Now Than Year Ago
NEW YORK, Mar. 17.-( P)- An
Associated Press survey reveals that headache than origlnaliy expected.
more players are cavorting at big Although no club has its entire per-
league camps today than at a coin- sonnel on the dotted line, some have
ciding date a year ago, despite war only two or three recalcitrants. De-
drain on manpower. sire for more money is the reason for
Players were as few as the early most, others preferring to remain on
robins when the first contingents their farms or war jobs.
reported to camps a wveek ago but as Dixie Walker of the Dodgers, Bus-
the days passed and the warm wea- ter Adams and Charley Schanz of
ther prevailed, additional arrivals the Phillies, Billy Jurges and Cliff
checked in. Melton of the Giants, Frank Crosetti
A year ago, after a week of train- of the Yankees, Phil Cavaretta of
ing, the American League champion the Cubs, Jack Kramer of the Browns
St. Louis Browns, the New York and Rick Ferrell of the Senators are
Yankees and Giants, and the Brook- aiong those asking more money.
lyn Dodgers were unable to put a The Cubs' Bill Nicholson and the
starting team on the field to play an Yankees' Nick Etten are incommuni-
intra-camp game and had to borrow cado, while others like Buddy Rosar
players from their respective farm of the Indians. Tomas de la Cruz of
clubs. the Reds, Jimmy Bucher of the Red
With the regular campaign exactly Sox, Tom Seats of the Dodgers, Les
one month off and the first exhibi- Scarsella of the Phillies and Mayo
tion game one week away, the Giants Smith of the Athletics have an-
and Athletics each boast 28 men in nouiced their intentions to stay out
camp, and all signed. Washington of the game.
has 22, Pittsburgh 24, Cleveland and - __
Brooklyn 20, the Yankees and WhiteB
16, the Tigers 15, and the Red Sox 12. B
The Braves, Reds and World Chaim- W ins in Garden
pion Cardinals won't open camp until
Club owners and managers have NEW YORK, March 17-W)-With
been pleasantly surprised with the elongated Don Otten dropping in 27
steady influx of players who were points. Bowling Green's Falcons of
expected to hesitate before leaving Ohio made a 17-point first half lead
their winter jobs to return to base- stand up tonight as they defeated
ball. Ken Keltner, Jim Bagby, Don Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 60
Savage, Hershel Martin, Dizzy Trout, to 45 in the opening game of the Na-
Buddy Kerr, Joe Medwick and others tional Invitation Basketball Tourna-
decided to take a chance with their ment at Madison Square Garden.
draft boards and return to "the bus- Otten, using his six feet, 11% in-
iness they know best." Others are cies to an advantage on the defense
still debating whether to play or not. as well as offense, sent the Ohioans
The holdout, another managerial i away in front with nine straight
worry, also appears to be less of a points.
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Michigan Mermen Beat Ohio State
In Thrill-Packed Spectacle, 43-41
Ta kmen Cop Five tive Hawaiian speedster, Keo Na- I backstroker, Bill Potter, Kessler,
kama, both of whom amassed 10 jBob Mowerson drew first blood
First Places in Tilt points for their respective teams. lthe Wolverines, outswimming
Chvrich, Big Ten 50 and 100-yard 1 Buckeyes in the backstroke, bre
By HANK KEISER freestyle champ emerged victorious stroke, and freestyle legs, respecti
special to The Daily in those two events, while Nakama, Coach Matt Mann's victoriousa
COLUMBUS, Mar. 17-For the sec- Conference 220 and 440 freestyle yard freestyle relay crew, consis
ond consecutive year Coach Matt titler, clinched his specialties for of Mowerson, Chubb, Church
Mann's Michigan swimming squad Ohio. Fries, similarly ended the seasonv
succeeded in defeating all Conference Heini Kessler again came through a clean slate, by recording a 4:
opponents, by administering a close with a 2:35.9 triumph in the breast- triumph.
43-41 whipping to the Ohio State stroke division, with ex-footballer, Chuck Fries, Michigan freest
mermen tonight at Columbus. Ralph Chubb grabbing the third place expert, corpeted against the cha
The Wolverine tankmen established slot for the Maize and Blue. pion, Nakama, in both the 220 a
themselves as the undisputed rulers of The Buckeye crew, runner-up to 440 events, and, although not tra
Big Ten swimming circles by taking the championship Wolverine aggre- ed in these longer distance ru
first place honors in five out of nine gation in last week's all-Conference managed to cop thirds in both
events. meet, managed to grab the fancy In the 50-yard freestyle tilt, te
High scoring honors of the meet I diving competition and the backstroke mate Gordon Pulford, finished on
were shared by Michigan's captain, tilt by placing Bob Dennis first in heels of Church, and, in the 100
Mert Church, and OSU's diminu- the latter event, and Big Ten crown counter, Mowerson grabbed the n
winner, Dave Billin-gsley, in the for- ber two spot.
mer. Wolverine Chubb, pulled the BillPotter, young Maize andF
SummarieS surprise of the evening by entering backstroker, churned to the seco
in the diving event for the first time place slot in the backstroke tilt
300-Yard Medley Relay-Won by this season, and capturing the third garner an extra three points for
Michigan (Potter, Kessler, Mower- place berth. Michigan crew. The absence of
son). Time-3:10.4. Michigan's undefeated 300-yard Munson, starting Wolverine b
220-Yard Freestyle-Won by Na- medley relay team maintained it en- stroke man, was a factor not recko
kama (OSU); second, Schlanger (O.- viable record by chalking up its sixth with, but one that did not prove f
S.U.) ; third, Fries (M). Time- win of the season in 3:10.4. Neophite to Coach Mann's champions.
Fifty-Yard Freestyle- Won by BUY WAR BONDS - INVEST IN VICTORY
Church (M); second, Pulford (M);
third, Thompson (OSU). Time- - - ----~~-- .. - ---____-
Fancy Diving-Won by Christakos
(OSU), second, Billingsley (OSU);
third, Chubb (M). Points-99.3.
100-Yard Freestyle - Won by FOR EASTER . . giv
Church (M); second, Mowerson (M);
third, Katz (OSU). Time-0:53.
200-Yard Breaststroke- Won by j tKMHfragrance of'
Kessler (M); second, Hill (OSU);
third, Chubb (M). Time-2:35.9:
150-Yard Backstroke - Won by
Dennis (OSU) ; second, Potter (M);
third, Pulford (M). Time-1:45.3. Sp~, )ile a
440-Yard Freestyle-Won by Na-
kama (OSU); second, Schlanger (O.-
S.U.); third Fries (M). Time -
4:46.5.A' r01
400-Yard Freestyle Relay-Won by,
Michigan (Mowerson, Chubb, Church,
Fries). Time-4:43 9
War WorkinUg SYG n
Player Puzzle Helena tubinstein's
Before W M CAfip.0
WASHINGTON, Mar. 17.- (P)--
One of baseball's vexing manpower
problems - involving players who
leave off-season wartime employment
to return to the diamond-is offi-
cially before the War Manpower The blossom-sweet scent of a flowering orchard,..
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He added a note of encouragement
that "there are no baseball-haters
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Edward L. Keenan, Manpower Dir-
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