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Sophomores Make



Apparently April showers don't
cause everything to flower as fast
as you'd think.
On the contrary, the rains of
last spring hampered the progress
of Michigan's crop of sophomore
gridders. While at present four
sophs are occupying positions on
the blue (first) team, the second
year men aren't cemiented there,
and still have a long way to come
in the weeks ahead before they
Tightens in NL
,,CINCINNATI, Ohio (P) - The
National League long has prided
itself on the closeness of its pen-
nant-nraces but it is calling the
present six - team - battle "the
granddaddy of them all" as the
season heads into its final month.
Going Into Friday's games the
Los Angeles Dodgers are in first
place by one game over San Fran-
cisco, with Cincinnati one per-
centage point behind the Giants.
Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and the
sixth-place Philadelphia Phils all
were within Six games of the front
running Bums.
Dave Grote, the National League
service director, who delved into
past records'had this to say:
"In seasons past the National
League has enjoyed several three-
club battles going into September
and even a few four team scuffles.
But five or six clubs in contention
at the start of September . .
Grote, never one to beat lightly
on the league publicity drum, even
admits the 1964 season in which
the pennant was not decided until
the last day of the season was not
a great race at the corresponding
period in September.
Going into September last year
the Phils had a six-game lead and
it was only their collapse in the
final two weeks that made the
finish so tight.
Back in 1959 San Francisco led
/ the fourth-place Pirates by ,only
31,2 games going into September
but the Pirates quickly dropped
eight games off the pace and that
wound up with Los Angeles fin-
ally winning the pennant.
Major League'
W L Pct. GB
Los Angeles 76 59 .56 --
San Francisco 73 58 .557 1
Cincinnati 74 59 .556 1
Milwaukee 73 60 .549 2
Pittsburgh 73 63 .537 3
Philadelhia 69 64" .5,9 6
St. Louis 67, 68 A96 9
Chicago 6 73 .467 13
Houston 59 76 .437 17
New York 44 92 .324 32%
ilUephia 4-2, flan Francisco 3-5
Los Angeles 7, Pittsburgh 1
Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 3' (11 inn)
SChicago 5, S. Louis 3
Houston 4, New York 3
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (n)
New York at St. Louis (n)
Los Angeles at Houston (n)
Philadelphia at Cincinnati (n)
San Francisco at Chicago
insoWtL Pst. GB
R Minnesota 85 51 .625 -
Chicago 78 57 .578 6%
Cleveland 74 59 .556 9
Detroit 74 60 .552 10
Baltimore 72 59 .550 10%
New York 67 68 .496 -17%
Los Angeles 62 73 .459 22%
Washington 60 75 .444 24W
Boston 51 85 .375 34
Kansas City 48 84 .364 35
Chicago 5-9, Baltimore 3-3
New York 8, Los Angeles 1
Detroit 5, Minnesota 4
Washington 5, Boston 4
Cleveland 10, Kansas City
Washington at Detroit (n)
iansas City at Los Angeles (2, t-n)
Chicago at Minnesota (n)
Cleveland at Baltimore (n)
Boston at New York (n)

can call these positions their own.
Coach Bump Elliott traces their
chief problem, lack of experience,
back to the spring practices. "They
are somewhat behind where they
should be because of the lack of
work outdoors last spring. Con-
sequently they have a lot to learn
-and need some experience," he
said yesterday.
Worst of It
The entire squad was restricted
last April, but. it was the sopho-
more group, adjusting to the var-
sity system, which caught the
worst end of it. As a result, "not
as many:,will step into play im-
mediately," Elliott admitted.
Despite their handicap, the
"rookies" are not sitting back or
making their bids for the starting
team with defeat on their minds.
Instead, as Coach Elliott points
out, "Their mental attitude has

been very good. There is no dif-
ference between their frame of
mind and that of anybody else on
the team."
Three Out of 30
From last year's thirty fresh-
men on scholarship, a mere three
have managed to crack into the
starting lineup so far. All three
are linemen from the home state.
"Rocky" Rosema, a 215 pounder
from Grand Rapids, appears to
have solved the problem caused by
the graduation of Jim Conley. One
of the more impressive players
during last spring's abreviated
sessions, Rosema has' developed
well as a defensive end since
switched from his normal halfback
slot for obvious reasons.
Burly Paul Johnson, weighing
230 pounds, presently holds down
a defensive tackle post, having

leap-frogged over senior Chuck
Ruzicka for the spot.
Detroiter Joe Dayton currently
occupies the center position, hav-
ing withstood the challenge of
another soph, Paul D'Eramo, and
junior Jerry Danhof.
The fourth sophomore to have
won a starting role actually is a
junior, quarterback Dick Vidmer.
A highly touted passer, Vidmer
broke his leg before the season
opened last fall, thus retaining full
eligibility for an extra year.
In Gold
Working on the gold team are
both Ernie Sharpe and Paul
D'Eramo. Halfback Sharpe was
third string during last April's
practices, as was D'Eramo, a cen-
ter. Both, however, are kicking
specialists: Sharpe is a punter,
D'Eramo a placekicker. There is
room to move ahead, since, with-
out Bob Timberlake, the squad is
without an established accurate
Two other sophomores who are
members of the gold team are
Dennis Morgan, a 220 pound full-
back from Phoenixville, Pennsyl-
vania, and Tom Pullen, a rangy
end from Ottawa, Canada.

Math Faculty Sets Pace
In Intramural Softball


Among the 200 teams which
enter softball competition next
week in the intramural program
will be a dedicated team of fac-
ulty enthusiasts who have com-
piled the. enviable record of 51
victories and four losses on the
diamond since 1961.
Differential equations and home
runs may appear to have little
in common, but it is none other
than the Mathematics Department
Faculty which has run up this
total in faculty league and sum-
mer league comvetition. Six cham-
pionships were earned with the
51 wins.
Numbers Game
Faculty participants include
men from all positions, running
from teaching fellows and re-
search assistants to professors. In-
tramuraf action for the faculty
is not limited to softball alone, as
they compete in about 15 other.
And, refusing to limit them-
selves solely to the IM program,
the faculty engages in other sports
activity during the summer
months. Eight members of the
Math squad, besides, playing in
the summer softball league, were
on several softball and baseball
teams in the Ann Arbor area.
And untested amateurs they are
not with over half of the group

having competed in varsity base-
ball programs at their respective
colleges as undergraduates.
Statistics indicate the strength
of the Mathematics softball team
since 1961. They have scored an
average of 10 runs a game over
this span while holding their op-'
ponents to two runs a contest.
Thirteen of their triumphs have
been shutouts.
Other faculty departments have
consistently turned out good talent
in the softball events in recent
years-the Chairman of the Psy-
chology Department, Prof. Bill
McKeachie, has been recognized
as an excellent pitcher for many
years, and Nuclear Engineering
and Cooley Lab are perennial
powers-but none approach the
prowess of Math.
No Competition
Despite the generally wide-
spread participation in the facul-
ty intramural program at Michi-
gan, some limitations have been
placed on the events because sev-
eral departments do not field
Several members of the IM staff
are interested in forming more
faculty teams in order to further
improve the competition. Interest-
ed parties should contact Ron
Wengren at the Intramural Build-

That's Honda. Just the ticket for parking on
crowded campus lots and, in fact, anywhere
at all. Ride your Honda right up to class, if you
like. If the teacher gives you a funny look, it's
probably because he'd like to have one, too.
See all the Honda models at
HONDA of Ann Arbor
3000 Packard Road

Stengel Bids Mets Farewell

NEW YORK V)-Casey Stengel
said goodbye again yesterday, but
this was a special farewell to the
New York Met players in the
privacy of their clubhouse at Shea
The 75-year-old convalescent,
who retired last Monday as man-
ager of the National League celler-
dwellers on doctor's advice, limped
into the players' dressing room,
perhaps for the last time, after
taking part in a ceremony on the
pitcher's mound during which his
number 37 uniform was retired.
"This is gonna be the shortest
speech I ever made," he promised,
as he stood in the center of the
clubhouse, supported by his crook-
ed, black cane. He was surrounded
by eager but silent players.
"Naturally, I want to thank the
players who have been here the

longest," he said, his voice crack-
ing with emotion. "Those of you
who have played here four years,
you weathered the storm. Good or
bad, you survived."
Stengel shifted his feet, placed
the crook of the cane into his left
pocket, and faced the players
without support. It was an obvious
demonstration t h a t he could
stand, unaided, on the hip he had
broken while getting out of a car
July 25.
When Stengel finished, Galen
Cisco, the Met's player represent-
ative, told him, "On behalf of the
players, I want to thank you for
all the help you gave us. It was
a pleasure to play for a man of
your stature. You got us off the
ground and we appreciate it."
Earlier, Casey had been his old
chipper self as he turned in his

uniform to President George
Weiss, and posed on the mound
for the photographers.
"I don't know if they're going
to burn it," he cracked. "If they
don't ,put this old uniform away,
I hope 37 gets a good prospect in
it some day."

'You Meet the Nicest People on A Honda"




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the IM and summer league activity in recent years, building up
a 51-4 record since 1961. The summer team, above, made up of
math department members and three infiltrators from other
faculties, Just completed an undefeated season.
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