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Sports Briefs : Walkin' Willie Made It

June 25, 1987

William (Walkin' Willie) Croker of Hawaiian Gardens arrived at the White House on Wednesday to complete his 2,730-mile walk across the country to generate support for cancer research. Croker said the last stretch of his walk in Virginia was "140 miles of rocks." As a result, he said he may have to have surgery on his right heel. "I have great pain in my legs and bites all over me," said Croker, who lost 34 pounds on his trip that started April 20 in Hawaiian Gardens. He said Tuesday that he expected to meet later in the week with President Reagan or Vice President George Bush.

Catcher Signs Contract

The Atlanta Braves have signed South Gate High School catcher Brian Wright, who will play for Bradenton, Fla., in the Rookie League. The high school that Wright attended was incorrectly identified in Sports Briefs last week.

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