THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, APRIL, 23, 1961
THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1961
ajor League Standigs
dERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pct. GB -W L Pct,
5 1 ..833 -- a-Cincinnati 5 4 .55
6 2 .750 - Pittsburgh 5 4 .55
5 2 .714 - San Francisco 5 4 .55
4 4 .500 2 St. Louis 5 4- .55
3 3 .500 2 Chicago 5 4 .55
3 4 .429 2t4 x-Los Angeles 6 5 .54;
ty 2 3 .400 2Y2 Milwaukee 2 3 .40
n 3 5 .375 3 Philadelphia 2 7 .22
2 5 .286 4
es I 5,.167 4 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
TERDAY'S RESULTS St. Louis at San Francisco (.
MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP:
Orioles Terminate Yankee Win Streak
altimore 5, New York 3
second game called in 8th)
ansas City 5, Cleveland 2
Innesota 5, Washington 4
os Angeles at Detroit (rain)
ew York at Baltimore
,s Angeles, at Detroit (2)
oston. at Chicago (2)
Vashington at Minnesota
leveland at Minnesota,
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (rain)
Chicago 6, Philadelphia 4
Cincinnati at Los Angeles (inc.)
Cincinnati at Los Angeles
St. Louis at Sari Franciseo
Chicago at Philadelphia (2)
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh
By The Associated Press
Idle 'Detroit took over the Amer-
ican League lead yesterday, close-
ly followed by the Minnesota
Twins, after the Baltimore Orioles
snapped the New York Yankees'
five-game winning streak in the
first half of a day-night double-
The second game was called at
the end of the eighth inning with
the score tied, 5-5.
The final returns on the Na-
tional League awaited the result
of a night game in Los Angeles
where the Cincinnati Reds had a
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chance to tie for the lead by beat-
ing the Dodgers.
Detroit's home game with Los
Angeles was rained out. So were
the Milwaukee-Pittsburgh and St.
Louis-San Francisco games in the
National League, leaving four
teams tied for the lead with 5-4
Gus Triandos' two-run homer
in the eighth inning and Hoyt
Wilhelm's relief pitching combin-
ed to give the Orioles a 5-3 first
game victory over the Yanks. Tri-
andos' blow came off Ryne Dur-
en, third Yank pitcher who had
just walked Jim Gentile. Mary
Breeding homored earlier for the
Birds off starter Ralp Terry.
Zoilo Versalles' sacrifice fly en-
abled the Minnesota Twins to
score in the 10th and edge Wash-
ington 5-4 before 17,445 fans.
Pumpsie Green's leadoff homer in
the 11th gave the Boston Red Sox
a wild 7-6 game over the Chicago
White Sox and Kansas City won
its first home game, downing
Cleveland 5-2 with the help of a
two-run homer by Mary Throne-
A total of six homers were hit
in the Chicago game that was
crazier than Bill Veeck's explo-
sive scoreboard at Comiskey Park.
Pete Runnels, Gary Geiger and
Green homered for the Red Sox
and Sherm Lollar, Al Smith and
J. C. Martin for the White Sox.
it was Boston's first victory at
Comiskey Park in 14 starts since
Aug. 26, 1959. They were blanked
there last year 11-0.
Ted Wills, fourth Boston pitch-
er, was the winner. Turk Lown,
third to work for the White Sox,
was the loser.
Boston scored five in the ninth,
for a 6-4 lead as Runnels and
Geiger each hit two-run homers,
but Chicago tide it in their half
on Martin's two-run homer.
KC Hangs On
Kansas City's Bud Daley, saved
by Ed Keegan in the ninth, was
the winner over Cleveland while
Johnny Antonelli was the loser.
After Bubba Phillips opened the
ninth with a single, manager Joe
Gordon brought in Keegan who
finished the game with no more
Rookie Bill Pleis was the win-
ner for Minnesota over relief man
Rudy Hernandez. Earl Battey
opened the winning rally in the
10th by drawing a walk. He took
second on a balk by Hernandez.
Billy Gardner's sacrifice bunt
moved Battey to third and then
both Reno Bertoia and pinch hit-
ter Dan Dobbek were walked,
loading the bases. Versalles' sac-
rifice fly, a liner to center, drove
Don Mincher homered for the
Twins and Willie Tasby and °Dale
Long for the Senators.
The home run was the big blow
in Philadelphia where Don Zim-
mer hit one with a man on in the
11th for a 6-4 Chicago victory
over the Phillies. Frank Thomas
and Ernie Banks homered earlier
for the Cubs whose Don Elston
was the wifiner over Dick Farrell
on relief. Richie Ashburn, former
Phil, opened the 11th with a sin-
gle off Farrell.
S ERNIE BANKS PETE RUNNELS
... clout for Cubs . .. wins for Sox
Honig Heeds Hit and Run
Sign TO Defeat Gophers
By BRIAN MacCLOWRY
Sidelights to Michigan's great
5-3 victory over defending NCAA
champion Minnesota Friday after-
Michigan Coach Don Lund said
he had flashed the hit and run
sign on the pitch Dick Honig hit
for the game winning home run.
Ed Hood, who had walked, was on
first base at the time.
"I was hoping that Dick would
get a piece of the ball and send it
through the infield. It would have
moved Hood to third and in posi-
tion to score on a fly ball," ex-
SIXTH IN ROW:
Ruggers Post 13-6 Win
Over Toronto Nomads
Utilizing the same type of speed
and defense attack that gained
them a 29-0 shutout last week, the
Ann Arbor Ruggers galloped to a
13-6 victory over the Toronto No-
mads yesterday in a rain-swept
battle at Wines Field.
Harry Newman, Whata Winiata,
and Dave Dingman scored tries
for Ann Arbor, and John Niehuss
added two conversions.
Ann Arbor, NO 3-0507
The Nomads found the Ann
Arbor defense impenetrable in
regular play, but did manage to
score twice on penalty goals.
Newman put Ann Arbor ahead
3-0 in the first half when he broke
loose for an eighty-yard romp
through the Nomad defense, fak-
ing the last Toronto defender and
scoring standing up. Niehuss' con-
version increased the lead to 5-0.
Toronto closed the gap to 5-3 on
a penalty goal by Colin Smee in
the first half.
Winiata opened the second half
with a try to put Ann Arbor ahead,
8-3. Niehuss missed the conversion
Toronto came right back on an-
other penalty goal by Smee which
again narrowed the lead to 8-6.
An unfortunate outcome of the
rough defensive play was the in-
jury to Ann Arbor's Bill Wenrich,
who fractured a rib midway in the
Next week Ann Arbor lays its
six-game winning streak on the
line against the Kitchener-Water-
loo Rugby Club of Ontario at
Although Honig's homer cleared
the left center field barrier by
some twenty feet, at least one
person in the ball park didn't think
it would carry all the way. With
the ball in flight and Hood steam-
ing down second, assistant Coach
'Moby Benedict was screaming,
"It's in the air Ed, it's in the air,"
meaning . he feared that Hood
would be doubled off first if the
left fielder caught the ball.
The Michigan shortstop said he
hit a fast ball for his home run,
as did Barry Marshall in the sixth
inning. In his three previous times
at the plate Honig had grounded
out third to first, flied to center
field, and reached first on an error
by Minnesota shortstop Carl Roll-
off. In the ninth he hit the first
pitch offered him.
Sophomore pitcher Mike Joyce-
who stopped Minnesota on five hits
-was particularly rough on the
Gophers' leading hitter, Roland
Carlson, who entered the game
with a .483 mark.
Carlson was goose-egged in five
trips and failed to get the ball out
of the infield. Adding to his miser-
ies was the plunge he took over
the left field fence in the sixth
inning while trying vainly to grab
Barry Marshall's home run.
By virtue of their victory Fri-
day the Wolverines are still unde-
feated against University compe-
tition. The three Michigan losses
this spring came at the hands of
Phoenix Junior College during the
spring trip to Arizona. All the de-
feats sustained in a ballpark with-
out outfield fences.
Home runs are paying dividends
for the Wolverines. While compil-
ing a.10-3 season record, Michigan
has walloped 18 round trippers
Ten of these have come in the last
Bill Freehan leads the touch-
'em-all corps with six, Denni
Spalla, Joe Merullo and Dick De-
Lamielleure each have two, and
Jim Steckley, Ed Hood, Joe Bre-
feld, Frantz Neubrecht, Barry
Marshall and - of course - Dick
Honig all have one.
In OIL E r
by Brian MacClowry
SOME DAYS AGO when unwary Daily readers opened their papers
to page six they were greeted not with the usual plethora of
sports news, but instead, with the pictures of several bizarre looking
characters who, it was announced, were to form the Daily sports
politburo for 1961-62.
On the surface the transition looked peaceful enough. No blood
was spilled, no outcries of fraud were heard. But to those more
familiar with Daily sportsdom the transition was viewed as the
climax to a three year struggle for ascendancy that would make
Khrushchev's ouster of Malenkov seem like the afterthought to a
T - THE FEW sedate survivors of the purge, the arbitor-the Board
in Control of Student Publications-bestows titles, pay increases
and a column. On the more belligerent, persona non grata faction,
the board confers no title, no pay raise, a rap on the knuckles, a
book explaining libel-and sometimes a column. My index finger is
still sore and I can't read the book because I'm supposed to be a
Because of this secrecy surrounding the Daily it might prove of
interest to some to set forth the qualifications-as adjudged by the
Board-that are imperative to being a Daily sports columnist. The
first pre-requisite is that the columnist have a realization as to the
difficulty of his position. Unlike the editorial staff where the
purveyors of information need only have certain pre-conceved
opinions regard fraternity living, quadrangle living and making
whoopee on Washington Heights, the sports columnist must have
at his command a galaxy of facts.
HE MUST KNOW why Dave Strack wanted to coach the Michigan
basketball team; why Lawrence Berra is called Yogi; who had
the gall to name Ferry Field-Ferry Field; the number of times
Ted Williams outgestured the fans in Fenway Park; how many
goalposts Bronco Nagurski ran into during his career; and why
Dave Strak ...
In addition, he must have some knowledge of: why the Detroit
Lions can consistently beat Cleveland and almost never 'Baltimore;
why Charlie Maxwell can only hit home runs on Sunday or against
the Yankees; how Jerry Lucas can be so relaxed, look so asleep and
still score 35 points; what would happen if Sonny Liston stepped
into the ring with either Ingemar Johannson or Floyd Patterson;
and how many Rocky Colavito's it takes to secure one Pet ;urnside
on the open bubble gum market.
THE DAILY SPORTS columnist must have loyalties to Michigan,
mother and God, in that order. When Michigan wins he must be
happy. When Michigan loses he must be sad. But in his sadness he
must find the excuse-rather the reason-for the loss and expound
on it to such an extent that it will be viewed not as a loss at all,
but as a moral victory. He must anticipate a predominance of sad-
ness and be prepared to turn out assembly line moral victories.
He must be cordial at all times. When talking to coaches and
athletes he must continually smile and be. concerned about their
well being. Only when alone should he exclaim to himself, "You big
Dummox." If he ever is granted the chance to meet reigning athletic
director H. A. "Fritz" Crisler, he shall wear sun glasses and reveal
what he saw to no one.
HE DAILY SPORTS columnist-must be able to go below the sur-
face for the real story. Did Denny Fitzgerald really run 99 yards
with a kickoff against Michigan State or was it all the work of
athletic publicity director Les Etter? Did Michigan really. wallop
Duke 31-0 and then lose to Wisconsin 16-13? Is Yost Field House
really that old or was it built after the war to ease the housing
But above all he must be sound of mind and body. He must
know that to bet a sawbuck on the Tigers to win the 1961 American
League pennant would be foolhardy. He must know that to bet a
sawbuck on Detroit to finish second would be foolhardy. He must
know that to bet a sawbuck on the Tigers to finish third would be
foolhardy. He must know to bet a sawbuck on Detroit to finish in
the first division would be foolhardy. On he other hand he must
know that to enter Detroit with that same sawbuck without having
any intention of betting it on the Tigers would be in bad taste.
FINALLY, A DAILY sports columnist is expected to make remark-
f able, even epic, predictions. And not wishing to sever tradition
I'll burlesque Cassandra and offer these horoscopic pronouncements.
_ I predict that Al Kaline will someday get the chance to play
for a major league baseball team. I predict that Chico .Ferandez
will win the triple crown-average (lowest), home runs (least), and
RLI's (runs let in). I-predict that the American League will change
its name to the Big Ten. The National League will then-under an
ultimatum from the House Un-American Activities Committee-
change its name to the American League.
t I predict that Minnesota will continue to vote against renewal
of the Rose Bowl pact-until Washington's Bob Schloredt and
-Charlie Mitchell graduate--at which time it will again cast a negative
s vote because by then its team will be winless. I predict, that Min-
nesota's hockey team will soon schedule 20 home games against
Southern California-and thereby again qualify for 'the NCAA play-
offs by virtue of the fact that Southern California doesn't have a
Lastly, I predict this will be my last column-by acclamation.
G AB R H
Temple, Cleve. 8 31 4 13
Wood, Det. ' 6 24 7 9'
Tasby, Wash. 8 27 2 10
Fox, Chi. 7 30 1 11
Mantle, N.Y. 7 22 6 8S
Brandt,- Bait, 6 22 3 8
Kaline, Det. . 6 25 '6 9
Phillips, Cleve. 9 31 6 11
Green, Minn. 8 30 8 10
Cash, Det. 6 21 6 7
G AB R H Pct.
Moon, L.A. 10 35 10 19 .543
Cunningham, StL 9 32 9 15 .469
Gonzalez, Phila. 8 26 7 11 .423
Post, Cinn. 9 27 5 11 .407
Kasko, Cinn. 9 37 4 15 .405
Thomas, Chi. 5 15 2 6 .400
Groat, Pitts. 9 39 8 15 .385
Santo, Chi. . 9 35 4 13 .371
Zimmer, Chi. 9 36 10 13 .361
Hoak, Pitts. 7 28 0 ,10 .357
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