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Ford, Spahn Named
To Pitching Chores
(Continued on Page 2)

Gridders Prepare for MSU Despite Rain

the fielding and power depart-
ments are Hank Aaron in right
and Wes Covington in left. The
centerfield spot{will be handled
by fleet-footed Felix Mantilla who
was shifted from the infield to re-
place the injured Billy Bruton.
Former Milwaukean Tony Ku-
bek at shortstop, Gil McDougald
or Bob Richardson, second base,
Andy Carey, third base and Bill
Skowron, first base, make up a
surprisingly intact Yankee infield.
Skowron's recent hitting slump
may mark him as the weakest
link in Yankee hitting.
The Braves will rely on Ed

Mathews to repeat his strong 1957
series play at third with Joe Ad-
cock moved from the bench to
first base. Frank Torre's injured
wrist plus the power Adcock has
shown against left-handers like
Ford account for the change._
"Braveland's" one-two punch
of Johnny Logan at shortstop and
Red Schoendienst at second base-
make up the rest of the infield
for the National League cham-
American League teams hold
the edge in wins, 34-20, going into
play today. The last consecutive
National League victories oc-
curred in the 1954-55 series

The return of quarterback Bob
Ptacek to action marked yester-
day's Michigan grid practice.
Ptacek, a senior from Cleveland,
sustained a hand injury in the
Southern California game Satur-
day, and was on the sidelines when
the Wolverines practiced Monday.
In Uniform,
Wearing a bandage on his left
hand, Ptacek put on his uniform.
yesterday and participated in pass-
Pe Rally Set
For Friday
Michigan's traveling football
squad will receive a "peppy" send-
off when they depart for East
Lansing and the State game Fri-
day afternoon.
The Wolverine Club is sponsor-
ing a pep rally scheduled to begin
at 3 p.m. at Yost Field House.
Leaving from the Union, the stu-
dents will move in a body to the
field house lead by the Anderson
House marching band and the
For the fortunate who have
tickets to the game, the club is
sponsoring buses to East Lansing
which will leave at 10 a.m. Satur-
day from the Union. The round
trip cost is $3.25 and tickets are
on sale on the diag.

defense drills and piloted the first
team through some offensive
maneuvers off both the single wing
and T formations.
Michigan's other top-flight
quarterback, Stan Noskin, again
missed practice because of a cold.
Team physician Dr. Alfred Coxon
consigned Noskin to Health Service
yesterday for the night, but he
indicated' the Evanston, Ill., junior
would be ready to return tomor-
row, if not today.
Spidel Directs Squad
With Noskin's continued absence,
John Spidel commanded the sec-
ond team through its defensive
and offensive maneuvers.
Rain and a biting wind early
yesterday afternoon forced the
Wolverines inside Yost Field House
for a while. Head Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan delivered a 20-minute

lecture. presumably on strategy,
to the team.
After the'rain stopped, the first
and second units went outside and
alternated on pass-defense drills
against reserves dressed in green
Michigan State-type jerseys.
It may have been fortunate the
rain did stop, allowing a drill of
this type. Only two more days of
practice remain before the Blue
travels to East Lansing to be
entertained by Michigan State,
and Michigan's pass defense in
Saturday's USC game was less
than good.
MSU, led by halfback Dean Look,
gained 318 yards rushing against
California Saturday, but Michigan
did not practice rushing defense
yesterday. Instead, the first and
second units worked on offensive
pass patterns and straight-ahead
power running plays.

... series starter


over-all I'
began def
terday by
20-0, in a
rnt tpclfl_

Si*E SAE Capture peners
TOM WITECKI again this year as they whipped Phi, 16-8; Phi Delta Theta shut-
Phi Epsilon, last year's Trigon, 42-0. Ralph Hutchings, out Delta Kappa Epsilon, 16-0;
-M fraternity champions, Wolverine baseball captain, scored Sigma Phi Epsilon edged Phi Sig-
ma Delta in overtime, 1-0; Sigma
ense of their crown yes- three times for SAE. Alpha Epsilon walloped Alpha Sig-
beating Tau Delta Phi, Sparked by Bob McCollum's ma Phi, 26-0; and Chi Psi won by
hard-foughtAthree touchdowns, Sigma Chi, forfeit.

Held scoreless by a determined
Tau Delt squad through most of
the' first half, the Sig Eps finally
broke loose when Lou Grimaldi
took a short pass from Larry La-
Vercombe and raced downfield to
the Tau Delt two-yard line.
LaVercombe Stars
Two plays later LaVercombe
flipped Grimaldi a short pass for
the game's first touchdown. La-
Vercombe, passing with deadly ac-
curacy, brought his total of touch-
down passes to three in the second
half when he hit Charley Turner
and Grimaldi for six-pointers.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, last year's
runnerup for the 'A' football title,
showed it will be a top contender

another perennial powerhouse,
walloped Acacia, 40-0. However,
top scoring honors of the day
went to Alpha Epsilon Pi who
beat Phi Kappa Sigma, 46-0.
Phi Sigs Win
In other 'A' games, Phi Sigma
Delta beat Phi Kappa Tau, 24-0;
Sigma Alpha Mu edged Kappa
Sigma, 14-0; Theta Xi trounced
Pi Lambda Phi, 18=6; Lambda Chi
Alpha won over Zeta Beta Tau,
18-0; Zeta Psi nipped Psi Upsilon,
14-6; and Delta Sigma Phi won
by forfeit.
In 'B' action, Sigma Alpha Mu
topped Tau Delta Phi, 18-0; Sigma
Chi beat Lambda Chi Alpha, 14-8;
Alpha Epsilon Pi edged Beta Theta

Maj or League Season Ends
On Mediocre Note for Most

Do you guess well on exams?
If you do or not you can still take your guess as to what teams
will win in this week's grid picks contest. If you pride yourself on
skill rather than guessing, well, this contest is for you, too.
In the past guessers have done as well as the so called "experts,"
so you have nothing to lose by entering. All you have to do to enter
is to clip out the list of games, predict the score of the Michigan-
Michigan State game, circle the winners in the other games and send
your selection to Grid Picks, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard, Ann
Arbor. Entry blanks are also available at The Daily and can be filled
out there.
The winner will be awarded two tickets to "The Big Country"
which opens today at the State theater, and will play into early next
1. MICHIGAN at Michigan St. 11. Pittsburgh at Minnesota
2. Yale at Brown 12. Pennsylvania at Partmouth
3. West Virginia at Indiana 13. Penn State at Army
4. Washington at Ohio State 14. Oregon at Oklahoma
5. Washington St. at California 15. Mississippi St. at Tennessee
6. Virginia at N. Carolina State 16. Clemson at Maryland
7. UCLA at Oregon State 17. Colorado at Kansas
8. Tulane at Georgia Tech 18. Illinois at Duke
9. Stanford at Northwestern 19. Harvard at Cornell
10. Notre Dame at SMU 20. Rutgers at Colgate


There were 1,231 games played
during the course of the major
league baseball season which end-
ed Sunday, but Detroit's Tigers
have some reason to holler about
the one contest that wasn't played.
Cleveland and Baltimore were
rained out a while back in their
last scheduled meeting of the sea-
son. When the Indians defeated
Detroit 6-2 Sunday, they replaced
the Tigers in fourth place in the
American League.
Won Same Number
Although Cleveland and Detroit
won the same number of games,
77, Cleveland lost 76 to Detroit's
77. 'A Baltimore victory over the
Indians in the game that wasn't
played would have enabled Detroit
to tie for fourth and get a minor
share of the World Series receipts.
Fans with good memories may
recall that Detroit fin'ished in
undisputed fourth place in 1957
because Baltimore was rained out
of two games,. victories in both of
which would have given the Orioles
a share of fourth position.
Tight Year
Around the leagues, the range'
of teams' winning percentages in
each circit was one of the tightest
in some years. In the National
League, champion Milwaukee,
finished with 92 won and 62 lost
for .597; last-place Philadelphia
had a 69-85 record for .448.
In the AL, World-Series bound
New York posted' a record identical
to that of Milwaukee. Cellar-dwel-
ling Washington would have
finished above .400 but for the fact
that it lost its last 12 games of

the season. The Senators finished
at .396 anyway with a 61-93 per-
No Weak Teams
So even though the pennant
"races" in each league were pretty
well decided by the first of Sep-
tember, there were no overpower-
ingly strong or woefully weak
teams this year.
This balance helped to keep
interest at a relatively high level
even after the league champions
had been decided.
Individuals distinguished them-
selves during the course of the
season. One of 1957's batting
champions repeated this year.
Boston's Ted Williams, the main
reason the Red Sox finished as
high as third, posted a mediocre-
for him-average of .328, but it
was six points better than team-
mate Pete Runnels.
Close in NL
Philadelphia's Richie Ashburn
nosed out Willie Mays of San
Francisco for the NL batting title.
Ashburn collected 16 hits in his
last 2 7times at bat to finish at
.348, a single point ahead of
The majois recorded two no-hit
games, and four pitchers won 20
or more games. Detroit's Jim Bun-
ning stymied Boston, 3-0, on July
20 and Hoyt Wilhelm of Baltimore
stunned New York Sept. 20, on a
1-0 no-hitter.
Milwaukee boasted two 20-game
winners, Warren Spahn again (22-
11) and Lew Burdette (20-10). Bob
Friend won 22 and lost 14 for
Pittsburgh's surprising Pirates,
and Bob Turley finished with a
21-7 mark for the Yankees.




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