THURSDAY, 15 APRIL 1965
THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE
By CARL ROBINSON
Like A Met Can't Even Get
NEW YORK (M--Warren Spahn was taken off the hook in
his debut with the New York Mets yesterday by a ninth inning
homer but the team allowed four runs in a customary collapse
in the 11th and was nipped by Houston 7-6.
I A counter-rally by New York in the last of the inning-also
customary-fell a run short.
Joe Christopoher tied it 3-3 for the Mets-and Spahn-with
the homer and reliever Dennis Ribant held the Astros off in the
ninth and 10th.
But in the 11th, against Larry Bearnarth, Houston capital-
ized on two errors, two wild pitches, three walks, a bunt single
and a steal of home for four runs.
A Met fan laments.
"Way dawn deep in my gut I'm a Met. I ain't no Yankee, I'll tell
ya that. We Mets, well if ya want to know, we're mediocre. We go
out every day and put out our all and it looks like we're gonna win or
at least not lose badly and suddenly it happens. There's a wild pitch
or the shortstop boots a easy double play ball or the income tax guys
t say you not only ain't getting a refund but you owe them $84.69 and
you lose a quarter in the cigarette machine and then you get Larks or
k Alpines Instead the Camels ya pressed the button for.
"Us Mets, we don't always lose though. Maybe one outa
three times we get that base hit with the bases loaded in the last
half a the ninth. Like maybe my kid says to his buddy and I over-
hear it "You know my dad isn't really a bad guy," or I get a seven-
teen dollar fare out to Darien or someplace and this guy slips me
a fin for a tip. It happens, not very often, but it happens.
'Them umpires though, they're always messing us up. Like
Spahnie throws this perfect third strike right down the pipe at the
letters on a 2-2 count and the ump's got this fly in his eye or maybe
he's just blind or paid off or something and he calls it a ball. Next
pitch the guy whacks a triple to left center and the game's outa reach.
Like ya do a perfectly good job and run the cab nice and everything
f and then ya come back and the boss says 'Why the hell don't you take
it easy on the car and keep a neater log' or something like that and
it ruins what started out to be a pretty fair day."
"And like if you're a Met you expect disaster. If you're a Yank
you're always figuring to win. The world's divided up between us, about
80% Mets and 20% Yanks. The Yanks are down 4-3 in the eighth and
they know damn well Mantle or Maris or Howard or one a those kinda
guys will conk a homer and they'll go on and win in exter innings. But
the Mets, when we're ahead 4-3 in the eighth we're just waiting for
that long fly ball that's gonna get lost in the sun for an inside the park
homer or the balk that the umpire never calls except against us when
it really hurts.
"Like you're playing poker and you're dealt a straight and you
bet big and then the Yank across the table stays in and draws
three cards and pulls a flush, and in spades no less. He knew he
was gonna fill his flush and I kinda knew my jack, ten, nine,
eight, seven wasn't gonna stand up, but I had to bet it, anyhow.
"Or maybe the election comes up at the Lodge and you wanna be
Sergeant at Arms or even Corresponding Secretary but you know
you're gonna lose to this guy whose had some sorta office for eight
straight years and never done a thing to earn it.
"Things just don't seem to work out for us Mets. Casey calls
for a double steal and the guy on first gets picked off. Like I plan
for a month to go see the Mets play the Giants on a Sunday
double header and then I drive all the way out to Shea Stadium.
A hot smash bounced toward
the third baseman; it skittered in
and then out of his mitt.
"Play the ball," shouted the
batter. "don't let the ball play
The batter was Moby Benedict,
coach of the Wolverine baseball
team that registered an 8-2 vic-
tory over Western Michigan Tues-
day, despite five errors.
Benedict was all over the field.
He gave a player advice on his
swing during batting practice and
watched the player stroke the
next pitch to the fence over 350
"Relax! You'll never make a
play all tensed up. You've got to
learn to relax," he told a fielder.
After batting for something like
15 innings in a simulated game
situation (other players ran for
him), Benedict commented that
he didn't feel that his team was
ready for the Big Ten season. "We
have a long way to go," he said.
"We've only been out for four
days, but I think we'll be ready
when the season comes," he com-
Benedict's charges collected on-
ly five hits and one earned run
in the win over Western, capital-
izing on seven walks, four errors
and a hit batsman for their tallies.
Michigan was charged with
five errors, but 5'20" sophomore
hurler Bob Reed was the whole
show. Reed, who posted the only
Blue victory during the spring
trip to Arizona, struck out 12 men,
walking only four, and scattering
four hits in his nine inning stint.
"He got tough when he needed
to," emphasized Benedict. "That's
a sign of a good pitcher."
Western scored both its runs in
the fourth inning, with the aid of
Ed Staron led off the inning
with a walk and was followed by
a Bob Gilhooley error. Reed struck
out Bruce Roberts, the shortstop.
But two more errors followed
along with a base hit by Dave
Gartha before John Sluka struck
out to end the inning.
Michigan scored six runs in the
bottom of the fourth in retalia-
tion. Sending ten men to the plate
in the 35 minute marathon, Mich-
igan capitalized on two hits, two
walks, and three errors.
DickSchryer reached baseon
an error, was advanced by Carl
Cmejrek's single to left, and scored
on Les Tanona's misplayed
grounder. Rick Sygar and Reed
walked. A wild pitch and a two-
run producing single by captain
Ted Sizemore ended the scoring.
Michigan added two more in
the eighth on Gilhooley's single
to left with the bases loaded.
The Wolverines play host to
the University of Detroit Saturday
in a doubleheader starting at
Pitching for the Blue will be
senior Clyde Barnhart who was
3-2 in the Big Ten last year, and
either Bill Wahl, a junior, or
sophomore Bill Zepp.
Lrnksmen Go South
For Invitational Meet
BRIAN SCHULTZ is presented the Daily's annual Intramural
Athlete of the Year Award trophy by Sports Editor Tom Wein-
berg. Schultz was a standout basketball player for the Neds in
the independent division in addition to participating in 10 other
As I-M Athlete of Year
Brian Schultz, a December graduate who is now working toward
a master's degree in physical education, was named yesterday to
receive the Daily's annual Intramural Athlete of the Year trophy.
Schultz played for the Neds in the independent division and was
selected to the all-star basketball team. In addition, he starred in
touch football, paddleball, volleyball, table tennis, tennis, bowling, foul
shooting and rifle shooting over the year.
The selection of Shultz ends a two-year domination of the award
by Jack Rashleigh. Schultz receives a trophy for the selection and
is added to the list of former intramural greats that is displayed
at the Sports Building.
By BOB CARNEY
Michigan's golfers looked past
final exams-if that's possible-
and stepped up preparation for
their second encounter of the
spring, the Southern Intercolleg-
iate Meet on April 28-29.
The meet is the first competi-
tion the linksmen have seen since
the Miami Invitational Tourna-
ment on March 25-27, in which
they captured sixth place.
The Wolverine lineup for the
Athens meet will probably be the
same as the one Coach Bert Katz-
enmeyer took to Miami. Bill New-
ton, who led the linksmen in the
Miami tourney with an eleventh
place in the individual standings,
will make the trip along with
Captain Pete Passink, seniors
Frosty Evashevski and Mark Yahn,
juniors J i m Evashevski and
Chuck West, and sophomore Bob
The Athens meet is the last ac-
tion the golfers will see in the
South, and their final prepara-
tion before their hexagonal meet
in Lansing on May 8.
That meet will include oppo-
nents from Michigan State, Ohio
State, Purdue, Indiana, and Notre
Their final action prior to the
Big Ten championship on May
21-22 will take place here in Ann
Arbor on May 15, when they meet
Michigan State in a conference
After a fairly strong showing in
Miami, the Wolverines are rated
as contenders for the conference
crown, along with last year's
champion Purdue.iIndiana, which
will be represented in the South-
ern Intercollegiate Meet, is also
listed as a possible front runner.
SOPHOMORE BOB REED displayed encouraging talent against,
Western Michigan in Tuesday's game as he held the Broncos to
four scattered hits and fanned 12 batters.
CAPTAIN PETE PASSINK
'M' Ruggers Whitewash State, 3-0
Maundy Thursday Communion
7:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M.
First Presbyterian Church
By The Associated Press
Michigan's rugby team travelled
to East Lansing and perpetuated
the Michigan skein over the in-
trastate rivals in all sports this
year, downing the Spartans 3-0
before a highly partisan crowd.
Steve Solomon scored the only
try of the closely-fought contest
that was almost a repeat .of the
ruggers' 6-0 triumph over State
last fall at Ann Arbor.
The next game for the Michigan
squad is Saturday at Wines Field
when they take on the University
Wolverine senior trampolinist
Fred Sanders will be traveling to
Nashville, Tenn., for his last com-
petition as an undergraduate.
The event is the United States
Gymnastics Federation Meet this
Friday and Saturday, April 16-17.
Coach Newt Loken also plans to
be at the meet, in which Sanders
y was the runnerup a year ago.
Matson Sets Mark
WACO, Tex. - Texas A&M's
fabulous sophomore Randy Mat-
son smashed the national colleg-
iate discus record yesterday in a
triangular track meet here.
Matson hurled the discus 201'
5/2," better than eight feet past
the National Collegiate Athletic
Association record mark of 193'
4" set by Bill Neville of Occi-
dental last year.
LOS ANGELES - Elston How-
ard of the New York Yankees has
joined five other catchers sitting
on the sidelines1 with the baseball
season only two days old.
Howard's injury-a pulled mus-
cle above the elbow of his throw-
ing arm-will keep him out of ac-
tion at least a week.
Howard was unable to lift his
arm on the Yankees' plane when
they left Minneapolis after the
opening game Monday. An exam-
ination Tuesday disclosed How-
ard had re-injured the same mus-
cle he had hurt during an exhi-
bition set in Puerto Rico.
"I can't play," Howard said as
he displayed a swollen elbow. "I
can't throw and I can't even
straighten out my arm."
Howard will be replaced by
Other catchers currently sitting
it out with various ailments are
Bill Freehan of Detroit, Earl Bat-
tey of Minnesota, Jim Pagliaroni
of Pittsburgh, Tim McCarver and
Bob Uecker of St. Louis.
* * *
Braves slugger Hank Aaron, re-
cuperating from a recent opera-
tion on his left ankle, was re-
leased from the care of his phy-
sician, Dr. Bruce Brewer yesterday
and was expected to see action
sometime in this opening week of
the baseball season.
But a club spokesman said
Aaron probably would not start
in the Braves' home opener
against the Chicago Cubs today.
Meanwhile, Rico Carty, another
Milwaukee batting star, was to
enter Milwaukee hospital last
night or today for observation
of a back strain. A team spokes-
man said he would be out of the
line-up for a few days.
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been one of the greatest forces in
high school basketball this state
has ever witnessed."
Hendrickson, an All-State cen-
ter, averaged 29.8 points and 24
rebounds per game while leading
Holmen to the number one spot
in the Little Sixteen ratings. Also
a fine student academically, he
plans to enter the school of en-
Coach Erickson expressed hope
that Hendrickson's presence would
encourage other top prospects to
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