THE MICHIGAN DAILY E:
Lakers, Warriors Win in NBI
Fred Katz, Associate Sports Editor
A KNICKER-CLAD office boy trotted up to the lean player chas-
ing fungoes in the outfield.
"You can see Mr. Herman now, Mr. Fisher," puffed the young
Ray Fisher, a 33-year-old pitcher whose recent memories in-
cluded a 1-0 victory over Grover Cleveland Alexander and an 18-
Inning loss to Christy Mathewson, casually threw back the ball. He
smiled at the adolescent in mock surprise: "Why, I don't want to
see Mr. Herman. Perhaps Mr. Herman wants to see me, eh?"
The kid hustled back to the office of the Cincinnati Red
President without questioning the semantics. Such springtime she-
nanigans are frequent when new contracts are involved. Especially
In 1921 when unsigned players participated in spring training along
with the rest of the club. They generally came to terms before the
season began, but not before the proper financial fencing on both
Only minutes elapsed before Fisher received word that Gary
Herman did indeed want to see him. It was only a minor victory
for the ballplayer in the negotiations battle, but as he entered the
executive's office it served notice that Ray Fisher hadn't come
It appeared that the pitcher was a little too brash, that his
tactics weren't the most diplomatic for the task of procuring extra
cash. But beneath his flannel sleeve lay an ace, an offer from the
University of Michigan to become its head baseball coach. Fisher
still owed the school an answer.
So Fisher didn't hesitate a minute in telling the owner exactly
how much he wanted-and expected to get. Herman said nothing.
The silence didn't last long. It was broken by the words "Operator,
rd like to call Ann Arbor, Michigan, please."
As a parting memento, Fisher pitched five exhibition inning
against Indianapolis that afternoon, then left for his new role as a
college coach. He even received the Reds' permission, although
they blacklisted him a couple of years later when they *sked him.
to return and he refused. The first time he knew he was 'einstated
was upon receipt of a life-time gold-framed pass to any ball park
In the country.
One of Many.. .
T IS THIS TALE among others that we imagine the 73-year-old
Fisher is telling now in the evenings at Waycross, Ga. -This is the
southern town, site of the Milwaukee Braves minor league training
camp, where Fisher once again tols for the pros-although tempor-
arily-after his self-imposed exile of 40 years.
He'll have plenty of listeners, one and two generations his jun-
ior, to his chuckles about his 38 years at Michigan. And how a Uni-
versity removes you from the field once you've reached 70, then be-
stows the title of Baseball Coach Emeritus upon you and expects
you to spend the rest of your days resting.
He'll appeal to their understanding and ask them rhetorically
how a fellow "as physically fit as I am" is expected to sit on the
sidelines and do nothing. He'll tell them how he still works with
Coach Don Lund's pitchers three and four hours a day and will con-
tinue where he left off as soon as the pros head north and his short
stint as Braves' special advisor is completed.
He'll even relate how he became as excited as a 20-year-old
rookie when John Mullen, head of the Braves' farm system, wrote
him a few weeks ago and offered him the job.
But there's one thing he won't tell them-one of the reasons
he's with them. "The thing that's most interesting about this job,"
he revealed the day before he left Ann Arbor, "is the chance to work
with the younger guys and make them feel I'm still of some value.
It's going to be a challenge to see if I can win them to me. I think I
And his new cronies will have questions to ask him, like how he
got the nickname "The Vermont Schoolteacher." He'll tell them that
he took a job as a Latin teacher right after graduation from Middle-
bury College (Vt.) in 1910 so that "I wouldn't have to go home and
tell my father I didn't have a job." He'll even add, after brief reflec-
tion, that "I would have preferred to teach Greek, which I knew
best, but the Latin position was the only one open."
Most pointed of the Braves' questions also will be the most in-
evitable: "What about all those blasts you've made at the major
leagues for raiding the colleges? Why are you back if you dislike us
Fisher will smile and confide, "Criticizing the pros was something
I had to do, and will continue to do. They make mistakes and they're
not always fair in their dealings, although that's in the minority of
That answers their first question. The Braves get their answer to
the second when they merely see Ray Fisher with a baseball in one
hand and a young pitcher in the other.
RETURNING LETTERMEN--Michigan's defending Big Ten champion tennis team faces a tremendous
rebuilding job as only three lettermen return from the powerful squad that won everything in the
Conference meet last spring. Already working out daily in the Intramural Building are Frank Fulton
(left), John Wiley (center), and Ray Dubie. These three men hold the key to another successful
THREE LETTERMEN BACK:
'M' Tennis Team- Rebuilding
By The Associated Press
BOSTON-Healthy Wilt Cham-
berlain and hungry Tom Gola
brought Philadelphia from the
brink of elimination to a crushing
127-107 National Basketball Asso-
ciation playoff victory over Boston
The TiV phenom poured in 50
points as he showed no ill effects
from his injured right hand,
though it still was swollen. He
frustrated the Celtics' hopes of
wrapping up the best - of - seven
Eastern Division finals which Bos-
ton now leads 3-2.
Gola, held to an average of 11
;points in the previous playoff
games, gave the Warriors another
22 points, 20 of them in the 'first
half where the game was decided.
Paul Arizin wound up with 20
The Celtics, smartly defensed
and as cold in shooting as they
had been any time all year, just
couldn't get an attack mounted.
Regaining his famed lunge shot
where he jumps and dips his long
right arm almost into the basket,
Chamberlain popped in 12 points
and Gola 10 as the Warriors ran
up a 33-18 first period bulge, at
the same time. Chamberlain re-
bounded strongly, fed his mates
steadily and blocked sure shots on
Frank Ramsey and Casey Jones.
The Warriors ran their lead to
39-20 shortly after the second
quarter got under way, watched
the Celtics twice close to within
11, then sped out of reach, 64-45.
* * *
ST. LOUIS-History repeated it-
self last night as the hungry Min-
neapolis Lakers stunned the St.
Louis Hawks 117-110 in overtime,
taking the crucial fifth game in
the Western Division playoff
finals. Once again amazing Elgin
San Francisco 9, Chicago (N) 8
Boston 9, Cleveland 5
St.Louis 8, Milwaukee 1
Washington 2, Baltimore 1
Pittsburgh 9, Chicago (A) 8
Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 6
Los Angeles 6, New York 5
Kansas City 5, Detroit 1
Look your best for those
Let our ten hairstylists design
a collegiate cut to fit your
Baylor was the executioner with
a 40-point effort.
Jim Pollard's dead game club
now has a death grip on the Na-
tional Basketball Association
Western playoff title with a 3-2
lead and the sixth game coming
up Thursday night in Minneapolis.
A year ago, the underdog Lakers
took an overtime victory in the
fifth game of the Western final
and went 'on to wrap up the title
the next day.in Minneapolis. The
game followed the same pattern as
the first four-the Hawks jumping
iaway to a 14-point lead and
threatening to turn it into a rout.
The Lakers tied the score at
halftime 47-47 and led through
most of the second half.
Hawk star Bob Pettit fouled out
with 1:25 left in the game and the
Hawks trailing 101-99.
But the Hawks sent the game
into overtime tied at 103 on a pair
of free throws by Cliff Hagan with
50 seconds left. The Hagan fouled
out with 14 seconds gone in the
The Lakers never trailed in the
overtime, although the score was
tied twice and the Hawks trailed
by only one point, 110-109 with 33
'Then, Baylor made two free
throws. Clyde Lovellette kept the
Hawks alive with a free throw,
but rookie Tom Hawkins took a
long pass for a sleeper layup and
a three-point play which killed the
Pettit and Hagan had 25 points
each and Si Green nearly rescued
the Hawks in the second half with
18 points, giving him 24 for the
Sff!TS., for the
By TOM WITECKI
Only three lettermen - Gerry
Dubie, Frank Fulton and John
Wiley - are returning from the
powerful Michigan tennis team
that won the Big Ten title last
In the three day championship
meet at East Lansing, the Wol-
verines put on a rare show of
tennis might, as they failed to
lose a single match and dropped
only two sets out of 68 played.
With this fine performance, the
Wolverines won all nine events
on the program-three singles and
three doubles-a feat that has
been accomplished only once be-
fore in Big Ten histoiy.
This spring, however, Coach Bill
Murphy faces a tremendous re-
building job since four members
of the championship team are
missing. Chief loss was Captain
Jon Erickson, the Conference's
number one singles titlist, who
Two other graduates were Bob
Sassone and Larry Zaitle , win-
ners of the Conference number
three and four singles crowns,
All freshmen and transfer
students intending to report for
varsity golf are asked to report
to the basement of the Ath-
letic Administration Building
at 4:30 this afternoon.
respectively. Also missing, is the
Big Ten's number six singles
champion, Wayne Peacock, who
is scholastically ineligible.
In the center of Murphy's re-
building program are the three
returning lettermen, a reserve
player from last year and a flock
of promising sophomores.
Heading the list of lettermen is
Dubie, a junior from Hamtramck,
who won the Conference number
two singles title to climax a bril-
liant sophomore year. Chances
are he will move up to the num-
ber one slot this spring.
Bay City senior Frank Fulton,
who has won the Conference fifth
singles two years running, is also
expected to move up the ladder.
Another senior John Wiley won
his letter last spring by playing
doubles, but Murphy indicated
that the lanky Toledo netter will
probably see singles action this
Sophs May Help
Four sophomores-Ken Mike,
Tom Tenney, Tom Beach and
Sim Schultz--are competing to
fill up the remaining positions on
the squad. Mike is perhaps the
best known of the sophomores,
having won the Detroit Public
High School Title twice, in addi-
tion to picking up all-state hon-
ors in football.
However, Murphy, who puts his
squad through indoor drills in the
I-M building daily, is not making
any decisions as to who will make
the team and in what position.
iHe said, "It's much too early
in the year to tell anything. And
besides, playing indoors is a dif-
ferent game. We will have to get
outdoors before I can really make
Murphy will probably know a
lot more about his squad after
they complete their annual trip,
which will take them to Coral
Gables, Fla. during spring vaca-
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Phi Gamma Delta won five firsts
and amassed 321/4 points last night
to easily win the social fraternity
indoor track title last night at
Yost Field House.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon finished a
distant second with 13%' points.
The highlight of the evening
was provided by the Phi Gams'
mile team of Ron Bolt and Al
Stenger who outdistanced their
foes and crossed the finish line in
a dead heat in 5:04. Other Phi
Gam winners were Dick Boyd in
the 880, 2:14; Dick Lyons in the
440, :56.5; Jim Kay in the 60 yard
high hurdles, :08.5; and Paul Hini-
ker in the high jump, 5'10".
Although Sigma Alpha Epsilon
finished in the place position they
had only one first place winner in
George Ginger who leaped 20'9"
in the broad jump.
Wallace Herrala from Beta The-
ta Pi won the shot put with a
heave of 44'", only four inches
under the fraternity shot put
record. The pole vault was won by
Rich Gauril from Delta Tau Delta
at 11 feet and Bill Watson of
Lambda Chi Alpha won the 60
yard dash in :06.6.
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weeks of guessing, the Los Angeles
Rams yesterday signed Elroy
(Crazy Legs) Hirsch, their former
brilliant end, as General Manager
of the club.
The former Wisconsin and Mich-
igan collegiate star, who set pass
catching records in the National
Football League during his nine
years with the Rams, was given a
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