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Official League Figures Tell
Wonderful Story of Geo. Sisler


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Homne of Good Shows

700 Seals

Figures talk, and to those who will
listen to the conversation of the offi-
cial figures of the American League
they tell a wonderful story of George
Sisler, former star and one time cap-
tain of the Michigan Varsity baseball
team. The official figures which have
come out recently show that Sisler
is one of the best fielders as well as
one of the best hitters in the league.
In spite of the fact that he was
shifted from one position to another
during the season, Sisler played the
same consistent game in each place.
As an outfielder Sisler made his worst
showing, with a fielding percentage of
only .959. In this class he was in
place 32 in the league--with such a
moan as Cobb of the Detroit team in
place 30. Sisler, in his first year in
the big leagues, ranked higher in his
fielding than such valuable veterans
as "Birdie" Cree and Clyde Milan.
As a first baseman he does better in
the fielding line, with a figure of .990.
The best man in the league in this
department was Williams of the Wash-
ington club with a percentage of .994.
Sisler is in fourth place, being pre-
ceeded by Willim of Washington,
Pipp of New York and Howard of St.
No better fielding pitcher in the
league was to be found than George
Sisler, who pitched 12 games, and nev-
er had an error chalked up to his dis-
credit. Only by virtue of having
pitched more games than Sisler are
three men ranked above him. These
men are: Koob of St. Louis, Perry-

man of -t. Louis, and Gregg of Bos-
A composite of Sisler's averages for
fielding gives a percentage of '.980.1
Sisler was playing on the team which
was next to the worst fielders in the
league, being seventh with a percent-
age of .949. That his team-mates' mis-
plays often lead to his misplays is a
fact that is patent among ball players,
and had Sisler been playing with a
team of better fielders it is not at all
unlikely that he would have made
even a better showing in this line than
he did. As it was he stood above his
team-mates in this department of the

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Its Breadth of Appeal is Greater tha
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exceptional hitter. Sisler finished the
season with an official batting average
of .285, just one point behind such a
valuable man as R. Collins of the Bos-
ton club.
There are 21 men who have played
first base during the 1915 baseball sea-
son in the American League, and in
that list of 21 Sisler stands seventh.
The men who bat above him in this
column are such well known figures
as: Fournier of Chicago; McInnis of
Philadelphia, Jackson of Cleveland
and Chicago, Strunk of Philadelphia,
Gainer of Boston, and Gandil of Wash-
George Sisler, playing ' three posi-
tions during the season, has ranked
among the leaders in every position
that he has played, and in every de-
partment of the game,



George Sisler In Pennsy Game
The fact that a man is not a .300
hitter is no argument against his bat-
ting ability, it having been shown that
the average is about .250, and that the
man who bats above that figure is the



Captain Labadie, Brandell and Nie.
mann Will Form Nucleus of
1916 Ball Team
When Coach Lundgren returns to
Ann Arbor in a little less than a
month from now he will return to
train a thin number of veterans, and
a large number of rookies. Techni-
cally he has but three men who are
veterans, Captain Labadie, Brandell
and Niemann,' forming the nucleus for
this year's ball team. To this num-
ber of veterans should be added the
name of Tom McNamara, who is in
reality one of the seasoned men.
Aside from the prowess of this quar-
tette in other fines he will have a
bunch of men which will be able to
show a clean spike around the paths.
Every man among them is particu-
larly strong in his work on the bases,
and the speed of these boys bids fair
to throw quite a scare into the hearts
of the opposing catchers.
, McNamara's place on the diamond
is in the box, but in spite of the fic-
tion that a pitcher is good only as a-
pitcher, McNamara is a mighty fast
man. His speed was demonstrated in
the fall of 194 when he came so near
winning -his- letter as quarter-back,
and only lost out through an attack of
Captain Labadle has had two years
of experience on the Varsity team in
the capacity of fly chaser, and in his
time has had ample opportunity to
develop a showing of speed in the
field, where it will undoubtedly be of
value to the Michigan team, but his
speed will figure most larmely in of-
fensive. Coupled with his remarkable
ability to get on-base, he alone should
prove a terror to the. men who are
trying to. stop the Maize and Blue
runners from adding to their stolen
base totals.
Brandell played his first year of
Varsity baseball for Michigan in 1915,
and his work on the bases and in cir-
cumnavigating them was almost equal
to that of the Varsity captain. Bran-
dell, now that Benton is lost to the
squad, is probably the fastest man on
the team, and he has a clever slide
into the bases which foxes the man
with the ball, if it so happens that
the ball gets there before Brandell.

Niemann suffered from a severe
charlie-horse last spring, and while'
he was playing on the Varsity squad
his speed was badly slowed up, but
with a good preliminary training in
the gym the little outfielder shouldj
develop some of that speed, which
Lundgren seems able to instill into
his men, and Niemann should round
out a quartette of fast men on the

Special Appeal to ell Made to Stu-
dents to Make Donatious
to Fund

Many of the so-called "smaller"
colleges were never so successful in
football as they were last season, and
their triumphs seems to be costing
them dearly in many instances.
Universities which have established
their football reputations in years
gone by, fell before their smaller op-
ponents in such startling fashion dur-
ing the 1915 season that they are fight-
ing shy of scheduling contests with
these same teams.
There was a time when the early
season games were merely figured as
practice jousts in which the bigger
elevens tried out their substitutes,
perfected signals and attended to
various minor considerations. Thus
by the time they reached the end of
their schedules. they were all set for
their big games, with a clean record
and an enviable reputation.
Recently, however, these earlier
teams have proved more troublesome
and not infrequently have they in-
flicted defeats upon-their annoyed and
troubled opponents who have failed
to win as easily as they had figured.
Never was this so true as in 1915.
Rutgers has been experiencing all
kinds of trouble in arranging her
dates for 1916, as her team displayed
a brand of football last season which
caused the bigger colleges to open
their eyes.

Princeton had all kinds of troubkl
with some of her earlier opponents,
and'she is figuring on dropping Syra-
cuse for 19. Syracuse hadta won-
derful team last year and Princeton
gained but 35 yards in the entire
game, winning by the scant margin
of 3 to 0 when one of the Tiger backs
booted a field goal from the 38-yard
line. Plenty of luck averted defeat,
and the Orange and Black is far from
desirous of meeting Syracuse next!
A."championship contest" in No-
vember does not appear so attractive
when both teams have suffered a cou-
ple of defeats and it gives the laugh
to the teim "championship" anyway.
Several of the smaller eastern
schools have quietly been informed
that there will be no room for them
on the schedules of the bigger elevenis
and they are having a harder time in
filling their dates.
Right here in Michigan is an ex-
cellent example. M. A. C. used to be
figured as a "chopping block" but the
farmers have done considerable of
the "chopping" themselves the last
few years. After all, this new state
of affairs is perhaps better, for it
gives the smaller colleges more
chance to "shout" and provides more
close games.

Bic, BEN




New 76 Horse-Power Creation to
On Exhibition at Detroit Auto


"Ten cents will buy a boy's shirt,
an infant's dress, 16 yards of gauze
bandages, three slings for broken
arms or four of the largest size gauze
According' to Mrs. Caroline Patten-
gill, of the Ann Arbor War Relief
committee, if students would donate
only small amounts to the war relief
work, invaluable benefit would be
'brought about. Besides helping to
buy clothing and bandages, these lit-
tle donations would help to purchase
needles, absorbent cotton, towels, caf-
ety pins, thread and all the other lit-
tle things so necessary in the field
In a campaign starting tomorrow the
War Relief committee under the di-

The Hudson Super-Six, the new 76
horse-po*er creation, the car that cre-
ated a hundred new records on the
Sheepshead Bay Speedway, promises
to be the sensation of the Detroit Au-
tomobile Show, according to word
just received by Andrew Hunter of
the Ann Arbor Garage, local distrib-
utors of the Hudson.
"I have just received a letter from
Walter J. Bemb, telling of the plans
for the Hudson exhibit at the Detroit
Show-which attracts the attention of
automobile men and prospects all over
the country," said Mr. Hunter. "The
show opened Saturday, January 15th,
and will continue until Saturday, Jan-
uary 22nd. The exhibit is comprised
of two of the new Hudson Super-Six
models which is all, that could be ex-
hibited at the Auto Show, owing to
the over-demand for space. This re-
sulted in the cutting down of each
dealer's display room.
"However, the Bemb Robinson Com-
pany, Detroit Distributors for Hudson
Motor Cars have secured the complete
exhibition of Hudson Super-Six closed
car models which were shown at the
New York show, and will have these
on display at their salesroom at 286-
292 Jefferson Avenue, East, on the
street leading directly to the Auto
"One or more members of the Ann
Arbor Garage Company will be in at-
tendance at the Auto Show each day
and evening, Messrs. -Hunter, Koch
and Alber having arranged to do this,
so that any of their friends who may
call there may be made to feel at
home, no matter when it suits their
convenience to attend the show."

rection of Mrs. Louis P. Hall, will try
to gather enough material together
to furnish a complete hospital box. A
special appeal will be made to stu-
dents to donate clean, old suits. In
reports received from the front it is
stated that the convalescing soldiers
are entirely destitute of clothing. It
is the earnest wish of the committee
that anyone desirous of helping in
this work should inform the commit-
tee as soon as possible. Arrangements
have been made with the Michigan

Union to enable students to leave their
donations there if it is not conveni-
ent to bring them to the rooms of the
committee over the gas office on Flu-
ron street.
Last week 11 boxes containing 333
articles were sent away. One of
these went to Servia., three to Bel-
gium, and the remainder to the dis-
tribution center in France. In these
boxes were 110 boy's suits and 19 new
overcoats. The committee wishes to
urge that contributions be made with-

L. E. Waterma
Swan Pens
in the next two weeks as another
tensive shipment will be made at
end of that time.
Delena Prouse, Chiropodist, at
Stoddar's every Tuesday. 707 N
University. 'Phone 396-J. jan16
Whether you want to take a t
or make a call, we will get you t
on time. Our service is just as pro
in bad weather as on pleasant d
Stark Taxicab Co., Phone 2255.


If men and women were machines they might treat their motors as well as they do those which the
makers build into their cars. Lack of care, slap dash eating, poor food improperly prepared, and
you're a one lunger, banging along with your cut out open on the level and balking in low gear on the grades.





which takes the kinks out of your brain and grooms you for your life work eat with us and dew
the smooth running, rapid acceleration and velvety sustained pull of the twin-six.
This life is one long road and its a bum mcotor
that cannot take some of the hitis en high. -

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