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HAS, BEEN unusually warm in this vicinity recently, but don't
any of you get the wrong idea. Spring has not come to Ann Arbor
yet, but it won't be long now until it officially arrives.
It's not the yearning for the Michigan golf course, or the memories
of arb parties, eor the social gatherings on the diag that make the
yearning for spring so intense. It's the cracking sound you can hear
(if you really perk up your ears) channeling its way from Florida and
Arizona to our neck of the woods. It is the wonderful sound of a bat
meeting a ball-thesure sign that spring is just around the corner.
Major league baseball, which has certainly had its share of ups
and downs, is g'etting set for another season. What does the 1959
season promise? As 16 teams begin the annual fight for the pennant,
what are some of the questions fans, managers and players alike are
YYankees Again .
-WILL TED WILLIAMS, at 41, be able to capture another batting
crown? Most fans would probably like to see the slugger accomplish
this feat, but whether he does is really immaterial. The name Williams
appearing on the line-up card is enough to furnish excitement and
color to any ball game.
, Another question that is asked every year, but lately with less
seriousness than ever, is: Will the Yankees be deposed as eternal
American League champs? If so, which team will accomplish the im-
possible? Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago and Boston are always the prime
candidates, but they never do morethan offer token resistance.
No, this year will not be different. And one reason is sufficient to
explain the phenomenal success of the Yankees..
'.The Yankees have intelligent general management which far
exceeds any other organization. Their management Is active during
the entire year-not just during the baseball season. It constantly
keeps tabs on its ball players. Two years ago, when Yankee relief
hurler Ryne Duren was ineffective because of a knee injury, the
Yankees made positively sure he had it operated on immediately after
the 1957 season. Thus, Duren would have the entire winter to re-
strengthen the knee.
In contrast, Duke Snider of the Los Angeles Dodgers also had
knee trouble during the 1957 season. But the organization was lax in
ordering definite treatment and as a result, Snider sat on the bench
for more games than he played in 1958. Duren, on the other hand,
was a key figure in the Yankees' drive toward the World Champion-
It is possible to point to the strong factors of the main challengers
in the American League. But until the other baseball organizations
approach the caliber of the Yankee's front office force, the American
League will always be dominated by New York.
What has undoubtedly provided the most excitement in recent
years is the National League. More evenly balanced teams have kept
this league from being dominated by one team. Milwaukee has won
the penant for a succession of years, but with the exception of last
season, the race almost always went down to the wire. Will Milwaukee
capture the pennant again this year?
Giants To Win,.
4. THIS WILL BE the year, referred to not as "The Year the Braves
Lost the Pennant," but rather the year the Giants won it. For it
seems that.Sah Francisco has done more than any other- team to
strengthen its chances.
The Giants will win the pennant because they have a much
stronger pitching staff this year. They acquired Jack Sanford during
the off-season, and this fast-balling right hander could very possibly
provide the punch that Bill Rigney's boys will need. Then, too, Jackie
Brandt, for whom everyone predicts greatness, is out of the army and
ready for a full season with San Francisco. It looks very much like
1959 will be another year in which gold was discoveredin California.
Why won't Milwaukee win the pennant? The Braves have the
same team they had last year with the exception of one player. But
that player provides an immeasurable vacuum.
The transformation of Milwaukee from an also-ran into the
National League champion has often been attributed to Red Schoen-
dienst. But the likeable redhead is out of baseball for at least this
season because of tuberculosis, and replacing him might prove im-
possible. Then, too, the key hurler on the Braves' pitching staff has
been Warren Spahn. But Spahn, one of the greatest southpaws of all
time, is almost 40 and people are asking whether he can do it again. I
doubt it. Bob Buhl, a star in 1957 and a sore-armed bench warmer in
1958, is back and could pick up any slack.
In just over a month, these and many other questions will begin
to be answered. Can you wait ?


Tankers' Depth Overpowers Ohio State;
Veterans Star in 27th Straight Victory

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Michigan humbled Mike Peppe's
once-proud Ohio State swim team,
69-36, yesterday before a capacity
crowd at the Varsity Pool.
Said the world celebrated Buck-
eye coach,'whose team was unde-
feated this seasoA before meeting
Michigan, "For quality plus quan-
tity, this is the best team Michigan
has ever had."
In swamping the Buckeyes,
Coach Gus Stager reached to the
far corners of his bench to display
the "Wolverines' great reserve
"Your second team could take
the Nationals," said Ohio State
sprint star Bob Connell. "You had
guys swimming we never heard
about who beat our best men by
20 yards.'
Veterans Star
Nevertheless it was the reliable
performers who spearheaded theI
Wolverines' drive to their 27th
consecutive meet victory.
Tony Tashnick bettered his rec-
ord NCAA 200-yd. butterfly time of
2:04.2 to set a new Michigan and
pool record in 2:03.5. Michigan
sophomore Dave Gillanders fol-1

lowed close behind to take second
while State's Charles Stagman lag-
ged third.
All-Americans Cy Hopkins and
John Smith also turned in their
best home performances. Hopkins
recorded at 2:24 in the 200-yd.
breaststroke to break his own pool
One-Two Punches
Smith smashed Bert Wardrop's
200-yd. backstroke pool record of
2:10.5 with a 2:08.7 clocking. Al
Gaxiola finished second for the
Wolverines in the event to give
them their fourth one-two place
punch in the meet. Ron Clark
would have added yet another such
winning combination for the Wol-
verines as he tied Hopkins in the
breaststroke but was swimming ex-
It was Michigan's one-two vic-
tory in the 50-yd. freestyle that
quickly snuffed any embers of
hope the Buckeyes might have had
for an upset. In this second event
on the program, the Buckeyes'
strongest, Bob Connell could only
manage a third behind the thrash-
ing arms of first-place winner

Frank Legacki and second-place
Carl Woolley.
Legacki recorded the only double
win of the afternoon with another
first in the 200-yd, freestyle. Sec-
ond was States Don McPhee, an
old prep school rival of Legacki's
when they shared All-America
Dick Hanley returned to win-
ning form with a 2:06.2 time in
the 220-yd. freestyle to turn back
State's heralded sophomore,
George Onekea.
John Urbancsok made it a grand
slam for Michigan in the individ-
ual freestyle events with a first in
the 440. Again Onekea finished
second best. Urbancsok also was
second in the individual medley,
while sophomore Harry Huffaker
finished an easy first.
State maintained its diving su-
premacy with its first of two wins
in the meet. The faultless perform-
ance of Ron O'Brien continued the
Buckeye board dynasty. The other
win for the Buckeyes came in the
440-yd. freestyle relay, as they
beat an odd assortment of Michi-
gan backstrokers, breaststrokers
and butterflyers.




-Daily-Richard Bracken
ON HIS WAY TO VICTORY - Michigan 177-lb.
sophomore wrestler Karl Fink "exercised" Dave
Hull's left lei durin gaction at the Michigan-
Ohio State wrestling meet yesterday. Fink con-
tributed a decision victory to the Michigan

--Daily-Richard Bracken
A DOUBLE WINNER - Frank Legacki, Michi-
gan's sensational sophomore freestyler, rests in
the pool, after wining the 50-yd. freestyle. He
was also the winner in the 100, as he and his
teammates swamped Ohio State.

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Two Matmen Gain Pins
In 27-3 in over OSU


Michigan's wrestlers closed their
dual meet season with a 6-4-1
record yesterday at Yost Field
House by annihilating Ohio State,
27-3, theirB most decisive victory
over the Buckeyes since a 29-0
triumph in 1927.
Only Vince Gonino, OSU 167-
pounder, prevented the host team
from perpetrating a shutout.
Gonino led all-the way in beating
Dick Fronczak, 7-2.
However, Michigan had won the
five preceding bouts to roll up a
21-0 advantage, and the Bucks
were mathematically eliminated
from winning even before Fronc-
zak and Gonino paired off.
Two Win by Falls
All seven Wolverine winners
gave outstanding performances in
this last tuneup before next week-
end's Big Ten meet at Iowa City.
Mike Hoyles at123 and Don Cor-
riere at 157 won by falls. Captain.
Larry Murray ended previously
undefeated Dave Camaione's win-
ning streak.
Perhaps most satisfying of all
the victories, though, was Dennis
Fitzgerald's 7-3 decision over
Buckeye Bill Sexton in the heavy-
weight tussle. With Fred Olin side-
lined for the season by a fractured
leg, Fitzgerald, who usually wres-
tles 167, moved up to heavyweight.
Sexton outweighed Fitzgerald by
fully 30 pounds, but this served to
no advantage to the former. Fitz-
getald managed two takedowns
- Michigan State 59, Wisconsin 46
Iowa 56, Purdue 49
Iowa 26, Purdue 5
J Detroit 4, Toronto. 2
Chicago 5, Boston 2
Montreal 6, New York 1
Cincinnati 124, St.Louis 122 (ovt.)
New York 112, Minneapolis 107

and a predicament, and was never
in danger.
Captains Square Off
In the 130-lb. battle of captains,
Murray won on a disqualification
from Camaione in the last 10 sec-
onds., Leading by a 12-10 score
at the time, Murray was awarded
five team points when referee Iggy
Konrad threw Camaione out for
'unsportsmanlike conduct.''
Hoyles, leading John Fletcher,
11-0, pinned the Buckeye at 7:15
after two near-pins earlier in the
bout. Corriere again looked sharp
while taking care of Rich Macioce
in 5:55.
First Victory
Jim Agnew won his first match
of the season by 'defeating Bob
MacVicar at 137. It was Michigan's
second straight victory at 137 after
eight previous setbacks and a
Michigan coaches said yesterday
that University Hospital doctors
will operate on Olin tomorrow. In
addition to his fracture, Olm sus-
tained torn ligaments in his left
leg when Michigan State's Tim
Woodin fell on him Friday.

Swimming Statistics
Michigan (Smith, Clark, Gillanders,
McGuire) Time - 3:50.9.
220-YD. FREESTYLE - 1. Hanley
(M) 2. Onekea (OS) 3. Fries (M).
50-YD. FREESTYLE - 1. Legacki
(M) 2. Woolley (M) 3.-Connell (OS)
Time - :22.6.
faker (M) 2. Urbancsok (M) 3. Vo-
koun (OS). Time - 2:13.9.
DIVING - 1. O'Brien (OS) 2. Kim-
ball (M) 3. Hall (OS). Points- 289.6.
200-YD. BUTTERFLY - 1. Tashnick
(M) 2. Gillanders (M) 3. Stagman
(OS). Time - 2:03.5 (new Michigan
and pool record).
100-YD. FREESTYLE - 1. Legacki
(M) 2. McPhee (OS) 3. Van Horn (OS)
Time :49.8.
200-YD. BACKSTROKE - 1. Smith
(M) 2. Gaxiola (M) 3. Murray (OS)
Time - 2.08.7 (new Michigan and
pool record).
440-YD. FRESTYLE - 1. Urbancsok
(M) 2. Onekea (OS) 3. Fries (M).
Time - 4:41.4.
kins (M) 2. Gair (OS) 3. Will (OS)
Ohio State (Connell, Ocesek, Van
Irn, McPhee). Time - 3:23.7.
Wrestling Statistics
123-Hoyles (M) pinned Fletcher, 7:15
130-Murray (M) won on disqualifi-
cation from Caniaione, 8:50
137--Agnew (M) dec. MacVicar, 4-1
147-Blaker (M) dec. Kalin, 9-1
157-Corriere (M) pinned Macioce, 5:55
167-Gonino (0) dec. Fronczak, 7-2
177-Fink (M) dec. Hull, 5-0
Ilwt.-Fitzgerald (M) dec. Sexton, 7-3

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Six Football Prospects Enter School

Wolverine football scouts re-
ceived a half - dozen early and
favorable returns to the key issue
of their spring election: "How
about Michigan."
Six is the number of "blue-chip"
gridders already in school, Coach
Bump Elliott announced. All are
first-semester freshmen.
Heading the list is Ken Mike, a
Detroit Redford High School hope-
ful, who was considered the finest
halfback in the state last fall by
most all-state polls.
Tennis Player, Too
The star of his school's city
champions, Mike scored 19 touch-
down runs and passed for six more.
The 190-pounder is also rated a
fine tennis prospect.
Two of Mike's teammates, line-
men John Kowalik and George
Chicago Sends
Matson to LA
CHICAGO (R) -In one of the
biggest player trades in National
FootballLeague history the Chi-
cago Cardinals yesterday ex-
changed halfback Ollie Matson to
the Los Angeles Rams for nine

Ginger also enrolled. Both received
several all-star and all-state men-
Others who entered Michigan
were Ed Hood, Detroit; Willie
Terry, East St. Louis, Ill.; and Ron
Cocan, Youngstown, 0.
Great Runner
Hood, a Denby High graduate,
was Mike's running mate on most
of the all-Detroit selections. Rated
"a deceptive runner as well as a
good tackler and pass defender,"
he scored 13 TD's and ran for 10
Terry, a stubby speedster, play-
ed for one of Illinois' better prep
squads and received all-state hon-
ors. He is a :09.9 man in the 100-
yd. dash and is working out with
Michigan's track team at present.
Cocan, a product of one of the
biggest football hot-beds in the
United States, is a service re-
No Predictions
"We are pleased that all of them
came to Michigan," said Elliott,

but the newly-instated head coach
made no predictions about any of
the prospects.
"But they all will be out for
spring football," he added. The six
will not be eligible to play until
the 1960 season, however, since
they will be only second-semester
freshmen next fall.
In other football developments,
Elliott announced that spring drills
will begin one week after spring
Confirms Rumor
He also confirmed campus ru-
mors that Darrell, Harper, last
year's leading halfback, is "an out-
side possibility" for a trial at quar-
"Darrell is primarily.a halfback,
though," Elliott stated, "and we'll
shiftghim only if we get in trouble."
The coach noted that the prime
candidate, Stan Noskin, is on
academic probation, but he will be
able to participate in spring prac-



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