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THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURS

MAY, MA

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the ame's the thing! 'Sluggers Crush U-D, 24-10;
Fred Katz, Associate Sports Editor
Back in the Saddle Mog Brown Drive in 16 Runs

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N 1955 A MAGAZINE article poured forth from the writing machine
of Donald B. Canham. Its purpose? To light a fire under American
athletes and sports officials, particularly those connected with track
and field.F
From his office on the second floor of the Michigan Athletic Ad-
ministration Building, the Wolverine track coach wrote that theI
United States would lose the unofficial crown it has hel in every.
Olympic games it has competed. He also told why.
He proved to be a splendid prophet. The United States did lose.
It's now four years later and once again the Olympics are only
one season away. Donald B. Canham hasn't written any magazine
articles lately even though his predictions are still the same.
There isn't any need for shock action now. Everyone is fully aware
of the Russian strength in overall competition, especially in women's
sports.
The latter is one area where no country is going to honestly battle
the Soviet for a long while.
But Canham finds no need to worry about a Russian threat to
American domination of track-something that appeared imminent
four years ago.
"The greatest period of their progress was from 1952-56," says
Canham, "but they've levelled off since then."
It was only natural that Soviet track should have made such
tremendous progress. They only began to "discover" track in 1948 after
the United States plowed through
the Olympics in overwhelming
fashion that year. Russian's don't
do things halfheartedly when the
aim is to beat America - be it
science, war or play.
However, it appears they have
fallen far short of posing anyf
severe problem. American progress
has moved as fast as Soviet pro-.
gress did. Thus, just about the'
same gap remains.
"Russia is missing the boat now
by failing to bring up any newf
men," Canham asserts. "Why, in
an American-Russian dual meet
last year they had practicallythe.
same athletes they had in Mel-
bourne in 1956. We came up with
10 new men to their one. And next
year, there will be very few Ameri-
can holdovers from the last Olym-,
pins."
The clue to the parade of out- DON CANHAM
standing trackmen in this country . .. a new tune
lies in the schools.
"The grade schools, high schools and colleges here act like a
feeder system. The secret to our success is this organized school
program. In Illinois alone there are almost 200 grade schools with
track teams," says the Kankakee, Ill, native.
It can be seen that Russia has handicapped itself by placing its
athletes on a subsidized basis. Only those with distinct promise can
be selected for special grooming because of the limited number of
qualified coaches. This is in contrast to the 31,000 or so Canham
estimates to be In the United States.
Track has become one of the two ,fastest growing sports in
American, Canham believes (the other being wrestling). This has
been a big factor in keeping us reasonably out in front.
Nourishment for Growth . .
"It's easy to see three important reasons for this growth," the
Wolverine coach points out. "For one, track is an inexpensive sport
for school administrators to promote. Secondly, it's not a dangerous
sport. And finally, increasingly better performances have created more
Interest."
Canham, who relishes the controversial, can't resist the oppor-
tunity to lay bare the obstacle preventing even better American per-
formances in the Olympics.
"There should be greater opportunity for our kids to participate
in Olympic events like the javelin, hop, step and jump, steeplechase,
5- and 10,000-meter runs and the hammer throw," he says.
These are the events in which the United States perennially loses
to the Russians because of lack of preparation.
"But even though we won't catch the Russians in these events
that they're strong in, our big events outnumber theirs, three to one,"
Canham maintains.
"And besides, the Russians can't hope to dominate other countries
in these events. In our big events, we can and will dominate both
Russia and the rest of the world for a long time to come."
ammies-Triumph Twice;
Hinsdale Defeats Michigan

making errors on three consecu-
tive chances. These combined with
assorted base-on-balls and hits, in-
cluding a two run single by Mogk
gave the local nine a 12-6 lead.
In the ninth Brown went on a'
rampage to set what is probably
an all-time Michigan record --
seven RBI's in one inning.
The husky third baseman came
to the plate for the first time in,
the final inning with the bases
full. He emptied them.
A right-handed batter, "Brown-,
ie" sliced a long drive down the
right field which 'settled under a
clump of weeds. By the time the
right fielder dug out the ball and
threw it into the infield, Brown
was safely established on third.
This is Baseball?
MICHIGAN AB R H E RBI
Struczewski, ss 6 3 2 0 0
Franklin, If 7 3 4' 1 1
Fead, lb 6 3 2 0 1
Brown, 3b 5 2 3 2 8
Dickey, c 6 3 3 0 0
Halstead, rf 5 4 3 0 1
Mogk, cf 5 3 4 08
Kucher, 2b 5 2 0 0 0
McGinn, p 3 1 0 0 .1
Stabrylla, p 0 0 0 0 0
a-Roman 0 0 0 0 1
Weemhof, p 2 1 0 0 2
TOTALS 50 24 22 3 23
Detroit AB R H E RBI
Buchel, ss 3 1 1 5 0
Condron, 3b 6 0 2 2 1
Daguanno, cf 6 0 0 0 0
Dando, rf 4 2 30 2
Klemens, lb 4 0 1 1 0
Spagnuola, 2b 5 1 1 0 0
Jacobs, e 3 2 1 1 1
Wemhioff, If 2 0 0 0 0
Trombley, If 3 2 2 0 2
Mette, p 3 1 20 3
Drabczyk, p 0 0 0 0 0
Wright, p 0 0 00 0
Blackburn, p 0 0 0 0 0
b-Tiffany 0 1 0 0 0
TOTALS 39 10 13 9 9
a-Hit sacrifice fly for Stabrylla in
b-Walked for Blackburn in 9th.
MICH. 000 201 09 (12)-24 22 3
Detroit 000 004 204 -10 13 9
2B - Franklin; 3B - Mogk (2),
Brown, Mettie,' Trombley; HR -
Brown, Mogk; SB - Dando (2),
Franklin, Kucher.
PITCHING SUMMARY
IP H W SO R ER
McGinn 6 6 10 4 5 6 4
Stabrylla (W) 1 0 0 1 0 0
Weemhoff 2 3 4 4 4 4
Mettle7 10 2 2 5 5
Drabczyk (L) % 3 0 0 7 0
Wright 1 5 1 1 7 7
Blackburn h 2 0 2 5 4
Chamberlain
Joins NBA.
PHILADELPHIA (P)-Wilt (The
Stilt) Chamberlain yesterday be-
came the highest paid player in
the history"of the National Bas-
ketball Association, signing a one-
year contract for more than $30,-
000 with the Philadelphia War-
riors.
Chamberlain earned some $67,-
000 with the Harlem Globetrotters
last year and could have equalled
that in 1959. He said he is taking
a cut to give up the role of clown
for a place in big league basket-
ball.

Nine batters, two outs and five
runs later Brown came up to the
plate once again. The scene was;
the same, three runners on base,
but this time the direction was
different. For he smashed the ball'
into the outer realms of left field.
Nearly out of sight the ball
rolled to the wire fence some 420
feet away as Brown crossed the
plate with his seventh RBI.

It was' a heartbreaking defeat
for a Titan squad that had battled
from behind to take a, 6-3 lead.
Trailing 3-0 the Titans led by
Mettie's two-run triple came up
with six runs in the sixth and
seventh frames to drive Wolverine
starter Dennis McGinn from the
mound and take a short-lived lead.
Reliefer Bob Stabrylla came in
to put out the fire in the seventh
and got credit for the win, al-

though he faced only two batters.
George Weemhoff finished the
contest for Michigan yielding four
ninth inning runs to a never-say--
die U of D team.
However, the Titans play afield
almost completely negated their
performance at the plate. They
made ninederrors to contribute
12 unearned runs to the Wol-
verines' cause. Chief philanthropist
was shortstop Dick Buchel who
made five miscues.
John Halstead, the Wolverines
leading hitter for the season at
.406 and the Big Ten's best at .457,
had his usual good day at the plate
getting three hits in five at-bats.
Yesterday was Michigan's first
"football win" of the season. It
will be attempting, to avenge a
similar defeat this afternoon when
they meet the University of Notre
Dame. The Irish handed the nine
a 21-0 thrashingdearlier this
month at South Bend.
On the mound for Coach Don
Lund's squad today will be Joe
Brefeld. Kick off time is 3:30 at
Ferry Field.
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SEVEN IN ONE INNING-Dave Brown, along with teammate Jack
Mogk, batted in eight runs apiece in Michigan's 24-10 win over
U of D yesterday. Brown had seven RBI's in the ninth inning
when he tripled and then homered, both times with the bases
loaded.
LONG, SHORT OF IT:
WileA,- Flton Net Do
Unbeaten for Michigan

Read and Ue
Michigan Daily Classified.

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By BUZ STEINBERG
Michigan's own Mutt and Jeff
combination has won itself recog-
nition-on the tennis courts.
The tall member of this duo is
John Wiley who stretches the tape
to 6'4". His small counterpart,
Frank Fulton, stands only 5'8"-on
tiptoes.
Although it may appear comical
seeing this pair straddle the side-
walks, they surely leave no doubt=
in anyone's mind that together on
the tennis courts there could hard-
ly be a better twosome.
In indoor practice at the be-
ginning of the season, Coach Bill
Murphy noticed that they played
well together, and he has not
separated them since.
This combination has been con-
sistantly winning for Murphy's
highly touted tennis team. In com-
petition this year Wiley and Ful-
ton, alternating between number
two and three doubles, has not
lost a single set. The pair has
played Western Michigan, Minne-
sota, Notre Dame and Northwest-
ern so far this season.

Wiley attributes their success to
the fact that they work smoothly
together.
"We always seem to know what
the other is going to doknext, thus
we appear as a well-run team,"
said Wiley.
Wiley, who played doubles last
year-and also went undefeated
until the second round of the Con-
ference finals-finds that he plays
instinctively better with Fulton
than anyone else before.
This high-low punch could pos-
sibly provide the Wolverine net-
men with the added power to
knock out Iowa as Big Ten champs.
Frosh Meet
Golf Squad
Michigan's freshmen g o1 f e r s
tangle with the varsity again to-
day in the second of a series of
matches which will serve as a
tune-up for the final home zmeet
of the season Saturday.
The varsity triumphedl in the
first meeting last Thursday 152-
21, and the frosh will be out to
make a better showing.
The varsity will be preparing
for the quadrangular meet with
Wisconsin, Detroit and Michigan
State on Saturday.
The Big Ten Championships are
the following week on the Michi-
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Majaor League Standings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Milwaukee
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Cincinnati
Chicago
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
St. Louis

W L
16 10
18 12
15 13
14 13
16 15
12 14
11 16
10 19

Pct.
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.600
.536
.519
.516
.462
.407
.345

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AMERICAN LEAGUE
W L Pct. G
Cleveland 16 9 .640 -
Chicago 16 11 .593 1
Baltimore 15 12 .556 2
Washington 15 14 .517 3
Boston 12 14 .462 4
Kansas City 11 14 .440 5
New York 11 14 .440 5
Detroit 9 17 .346 7?
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Kansas City at Baltimore,
(postponed, rain)
Chicago 4, Boston 0
Detroit at Washington,
(postponed, rain)
Cleveland at New York,
(postponed, rain)
TODAY'S GAMES
Kansas City at Baltimore (N)
Chicago at Boston
Detroit at Washington (N)
(Only !games scheduled)

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By TOM MARCIN
Sigma Alpha Mu defeated Phi,
Sigma Kappa, 4 to 0, to gain a,
first place semi-final berth in the
fraternity "A" softball play-offs.
Joel Tauber blanked the losers
allowing only two hits and walk-
ing none.
Hinsdale rallied in the last inn-
ing to edge Michigan House, 3-2
in a first place residence hall "A"l
play-off game. Hinsdale scored
twice in the first inning to take;
the lead; Michigan House came
back with single runs in the first
and second to tie, but they were
Detrot, Sells
Doby to Chisox
DETROIT (A) - The Detroit
Tigers yesterday sold outfielder
Larry Doby to the Chicago White
Sox for more than $20,000 cash.
No other player was involved in
the deal.'
Doby came to the Tigers during
spring training in a trade with

held hitless by the fine pitching
of Hinsdale's Dick McCoy the rest
of the game.
In fraternity "B" games, Phi
Sigma Delta blasted Delta Tau
Delta, 26-4; Sigma Alpha Mu
clouted nine home runs and 42
hits in out-slugging Sigma Phi
Epsilon 43-10, Theta Xi bested
Lambda Chi Alpha in another free
hitting affair, 17-13, and Phi
Gamma Delta beat Phi Epsilon Pi
9-5.
The "B" game between Tau
Kappa Epsilon and Alpha Tau
Omega was postponed as was the
"A" game between Chi Phi and
Delta Tau Delta.
In residence hall "B" action,
Reeves scored five runs in the top
of the last inning to nip Hinsdale,
10-8 in a fame protested by Hins-
dale.
Air Force edged T V, 8-6 in in-
dependent competition.
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YESTERDAY'S=RESULTS
San Francisco 6, Philadelphia 0
Chicago 10, Cincinnati 0
Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, inc.
TODAY'S GAMES
Philadelphia at San Francisco
Cincinnati at Chicago
Milwaukee at St. Louis (N)
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles (N)

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