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June 21, 1991 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-06-21

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Indiana's Marty Wolfe
Plays For Fun Again

STEPHEN LIPSEN

Special to The Jewish News

M

arty Wolfe, a player
for the Indiana Uni-
versity baseball
team, had just come off a frus-
trating sophomore season.
Hampered by injuries to his
wrist and hamstring, Wolfe
missed a number of games,
and batted just .230, after a
rather solid freshman cam-
paign. He was disappointed,
and head baseball coach Bob
Morgan was disappointed.
Much more was expected
from Wolfe, a scholarship
player known for his hitting
and leadership ability.
"The most important thing
when playing baseball is to
have fun, and I just wasn't
having fun," explains Wolfe.
"I really had to prove to
myself that I could play
baseball at that level."
With the support of his
family and encouragement
from his long-time summer
league coach, Erwin "Itsy"
Lieberman, Wolfe played for
the Lima, Ohio, Limalocos of
the Great Lakes League last
summer. It was there that
Marty re-discovered his swing
and his confidence. And it
showed in his performance.
He batted .315 and finished
in fifth over-all for the league
in batting average. It set him
up for a triumphant return to
the Indiana campus as a com-
pletely revitalized baseball
player.
This year, he batted .352,
with 12 home runs, 49 RBI,
and six game-winning RBI.
He also helped lead Indiana
to a 38-21-1 record, and third
place in the Big Ten. This was
Indiana's best season ever.
The Hoosiers also got their
first ever berth in the Big
Ten championship tourna-
ment, where they finished
fourth.
Wolfe's baseball career
started as most any other,
playing tee ball at age 7. Dur-
ing Little League, he was
coached by his father, Harvey,
who with his mother, Linda,
and older brother, Andy, runs
the family outdoor advertis-
ing business, The Harvey
Wolfe Company.
A significant moment in
Wolfe's baseball career came
at age 12, when he joined
Lieberman's West Bloomfield
summer traveling baseball
team.
"Itsy was the biggest in-
fluence on Marty," said his
mother, Linda. "He really
knew how to get the most out
of him."

Marty Wolfe of Indiana University.

The team was made up of
the area's elite players, and it
traveled all over the state,
entering major tournaments.
Wolfe played a variety of posi-
tions, including pitcher, short-
stop, catcher, first base and
the outfield. He also batted
just about everywhere in the
lineup.
"Marty was by far the most
versatile player I ever coach-
ed," said Lieberman, with en-
thusiasm. "He can play just
about any position, hits with
power, and has an astute
mind for the game. He's like
a coach on the field."
At West Bloomfield High,
Wolfe played three sports: soc-
cer, basketball (where he
averaged 16 points a game
during his 2 years as a for-
ward on the varsity team),
and baseball. He had four
solid years, consistently bat-
ting .300 or better.
It was for Lieberman's
traveling summer league
teams that Wolfe really shin-
ed. This was due to the close
relationship he had with his
teammates, many of whom he
played with since Little
League and with whom he
still remains friends. It was
also due to his relationship
with Lieberman. He gave him
his best, as well as everybody
else on the team. He con-
sistently batted .400 or better,
with more than his share of
long balls off of his long, right-
handed swing.
"He gave me the discipline
that I needed," Wolfe said.
"He didn't hesitate to come
down hard on me when he felt
I needed it."
"I was tough on him only
when I had to, but I never
talked down to him;' Lieber-
man says. "His intensity and
desire to win made me look to
him to motivate the team. He

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