NAMED: As captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team, TOM GORMAN, 39. He succeeds Arthur Ashe, who captained the team from 1981 to 1985.
As football coach at the University of Pittsburgh, MIKE GOTTFRIED, 41, who resigned at Kansas, where he had a three-year record of 15-18-1. He succeeds Foge Fazio, who was fired by Pitt on Nov. 24. Gottfried was succeeded at Kansas by assistant coach BOB VALESENTE, 45.
TRADED: By the St. Louis Cardinals, pitcher JOAQUIN ANDUJAR, 33, to the Oakland A's for catcher MIKE HEATH, 30, and pitcher TIM CON-ROY, 25; by the Seattle Mariners, infielder DARNELL COLES, 23, to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher RICH MONTELEONE, 22; by the Philadelphia Phillies, catcher OZZIE VIRGIL, 29, and minor league pitcher PETE SMITH, 19, to the Atlanta Braves for pitcher STEVE BEDROSIAN, 28, and outfielder MILT THOMPSON, 26; also by the Phillies, pitcher JOHN DENNY, 33, and minor league pitcher JEFF GRAY, 22, to the Cincinnati Reds for pitcher TOM HUME, 32, and outfielder GARY REDUS, 29; by the Boston Red Sox, pitcher MARK CLEAR, 29, to the Milwaukee Brewers for infielder ED ROMERO, 28; also by the Red Sox, pitcher CHARLIE MITCHELL, 23, to the Minnesota Twins for utilityman MIKE STENHOUSE, 27; by the San Francisco Giants, infielder MANNY TRILLO, 34, to the Chicago Cubs for infielder DAVE OWEN, 27; by the New York Yankees, pitcher RICH BORDI, 26, and infielder REX HUDLER, 25, to the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder-DH GARY ROENICKE, 31, and infielder-outfielder LEO HERNANDEZ, 26; also by the Yankees, pitcher JOE COWLEY, 27, and catcher RON HASSEY, 32, to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher BRITT BURNS, 26, minor league shortstop MIKE SOPER, 20, and minor league outfielder GLEN BRAXTON, 18; by the Los Angeles Dodgers, catcher STEVE YEAGER, 37, to the Seattle Mariners for pitcher ED VANDE BERG, 27; also by the Dodgers, outfielder CANDY MALDONADO, 25, to the San Francisco Giants for catcher ALEX TREVINO, 28; by the Cleveland Indians, infielder MIKE FISCHLIN, 30, to the Yankees for a player to be named later.
DIED: ROGER MARIS, 51, who broke Babe Ruth's single-season home-run record when he hit 61 for the New York Yankees in 1961; of cancer; in Houston (page 26).
John (Jake) Nevin, 75, the head athletic trainer at Villanova from 1929, who was in a wheelchair at courtside as the Wildcats won last season's NCAA basketball championship; of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; in Bryn Mawr, Pa. In a ceremony last month in Nevin's honor, Villanova renamed its field house, which was built three years after he began working for the school, the John (Jake) Nevin Field House.