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THE MICHIGAN

D A ILY

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1931

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BAL 1 1AM W-RKSSENATORS, UNDER WALTER JOHNSON,
THREATEN POSITION OF ATHLETICS
Walter Johnson, in the two years
in which he has been the manager
of the Wsshington Senators, has
Compton Has Seconds Guessing . . -thp e
For Nike Innings in His thought be would do when he was
First Workout. appointed to the position. Johnson
"..,____. was of an easy-going temperament,
With Old Sol shining down on with a greater tendency for kind-
t dness to his men than the possessor
the diamond again for a change, of an ability to drive the players in
and for fear that today will not - a way that so often produces re-
urn out to ibe as good for another -Y suts in big league baseball.
ession of base ball, Coach Ray rYetn his second season in the
'isher sent his charges through the role of it ote Senators John-
~econd practice game of the sea- son brought his club up to a posi-
3on. This session was no joke for i h t dns
he men either because the coach 'f " tien where it could make things de-
cidedly hot for the league leading,
elt that the good weather should Philadelphia Athletics, and this
not be wasted and kept the baseball year his team is being picked to
andidates going for 13 and a half take second place and to battle the
nnings before he called enough and Mackmen for the pennant.
ent them to the showers. :" :I :s e
The men were put through a Johi.onas rought togethe an
>eriod of hitting to give the out- Johnson has brought together an
ielders a workout as the first part Walter Johnson exceedingly powerful club, one that
if the afternoon yesterday, and -- has all three factors so necessary
,hen about 3:15 the game started to a winning team-batting, pitch-
hat opened with a promise of eight VETERANS PROFIT ing and fielding. In Joe Cronin,
nnings and went for beyond that IN WINTER MEETS Harry Manush, Sam Rice, and Joe
nark. The workout was plenty for Judge he has a quartet of hitters
11 those concerned and towards that will make any pitcher think
he last of the game inquiring eyes Sarazen, Golden, and Von Elm twice before serving up a good of-
ould be seen eyeing the coach for Gain Bulk of Prizes. fering for them to pound.
>ossible signs of the quitting signal Practically the whole club, except
hat seemed never to come. at second base, is strong in the
Compton NEW YORK, April 2.- )-Thefeld, while a powerful pitching
One of last year's veterans bore golden- trail of spring and winter staff can be moulded out of Crow-
he greater part of the pitching tournaments has placed the "busi- der, Marberry, Hadley, and many
luties for the regulars and contri- ness man" golfer, George Von Elm, other brilliant moundsmen who
ted itte bt t thcomprise the Senators pitching
ued no little bit to the final score and two of the old standbys of the corps.
oipton is the player 'and he was professional field, Gene Sarazen and Johnson has been particularly
folding down the rubber for nine Johnny Golden, at the top of the helpful to the club in being able to
nning yesterday in his initial financial heap. tutor each of these pitchers him-
ession of the year. He took things In eight events Sarazen won $8,- self, with an experience based upon
uite easily and spent a lot of time 332.50 V El h deded to many years of brilliant hurling in
eying for control, featuring at- play for profit when amateur golf the Ameican League with the same
empts to cyat the outside cornerphofa team
be plate. He well displayedthe became a too expensive propositionf Has Acquired Manush.
act that he is going to be one of for him, won $7,957.50 in six tour- It may be that the Senators will
dichigan's best bets this season. naments while Colden wound up not pass the powerful Philadelphia
Thornburgh Goes In. the winter season third on the ( club in this year's race, but the
Howdy MacNeil for the second money list with $7,790 from 10 majority of critics are willing to bet
ad his troubles in the box when events. that the fight for the junior cir-
he regulars got to smacking his In each case it was one big kill- cuit pennant is a lot closer than it
ast ball all over the lot, and his ing which separated them from the was last season. The team has lost
ack of control at all times did him general run of pros. Sarazen won no player of importance except
o good. Several errors by the the Lagorce open and $5,250 with Goose Goslin, but in exchange for,
elders were of no material help the title, and added to it first place the slugging left fielder it has pick-I
ither. Thornburgh took over the in the west coast open at Beilair, ed up Crowder and Manush, who
ubber for the Yannigans in what Fla., worth $1,000. Golden and Von should be of great benefit to the
'as his first time in tne box and Elm each gained over $6,000 when club.
e seemed a bit bewildered at first. they decided to split and second They have also added Harry Rice,
When he couldn't use his windup money in- the Agua Caliente open former St. Louis, Detroit, and New
ecause of a man on base he was after they tied for first place. In York outfielder, who should be a
andicapped, but as the game pro- the playoff, Golden won the tile. valuable relief man in the garden.
ressed he tightened up and look- Ed Dudley of Wilmington, Del., With a year's experience behind
d better. Ryder cup player who completed them, it is also likely that most of
There was no sacrifice hitting in only six times, also passed the $5,-1 the young pitchers have improved
(Continued on Page 7) 000 mark with winnings of $5,112.50. greatly.

TRACKSTERS l ProHockeyLeaders
il as in Finals
BIfor Stanley Trophy
After 19 minutes of gruelling
Ideal Weather Aids Thinclads overtime play necessitated becauseI
As Steve Farrell Watches of a last period two-goal rally by
diens of Montreal finally won out
A balmy April breeze and a fresh- Wednesday night, 3-2 and won the
ly rolled track combined to draw right to defend their Stanley cup,
most of the Varsity i -quad championship in the final play-off
outside yesterday afters or one with the Chicago Blackhawks. After
of the best workouts they Lve beengs
able to get in preparation for the Wednesday night's foray with the
outdoor campaign. Bruising Bruins which culminated
All of the boys were full of pep a bitterly fought five game series
and were eager to put their best between the two teams, Les Cana-
into the heats although Coach Hoyt diens find themselves face to face
held them down a bit. With Steve with just as formidable an oppon-
Farrell on the sidelines joshing the ent.
boys on their performances, most Defeated Toronto.
of the stars of the indoor track put The Blackhawks have made a
in their appearances. Russell, Glad- creditable showing thus far in the
ing, Eknovich, Wolfe, Campbell, fight for the hockey championship
Smythe, Tolan, Egleston, Braden, of the world. After winning two out
and Fitzgibbons all took a turn or of three games from the Toronto
two around the Ferry field oval. Maple Leafs they whitewashed the
The men look in. fine shape for New York Rangers completely to
the coming relays with the excep- move into the finals.
tion of Tolan who has a bad cold. Wittle can be found in the records
He was out yesterday for a few or general play of either team com-
trial heats, but wasn't able to peting in the ensuing series to give
demonstrate much ability. Egleston a definite advantage. What figures
is in fine shape and the outdoor air are available show a leaning toward
seemed to put wings on his heels the Blackhawks even though they
as he ran through several short ended up in second place in the
sprints yesterday. American group while the Cana-
One of the best performances of diens led the International group.
the session was turned in by Glad- Hawks Favored.
ing, a member of the indoor relay Some room for favoring the
team, who stepped out ahead of Hawks however can be found by
Eknovich in a 440 heat and was still comparing the results of the games
far ahead of him at the finish line. played by each team. Each has
He turned in a time of :50.5 for the played five, and the Hawks have
distance which is plenty good for scored 13 goals against Toronto and
his first workout on the outdoor the Rangers while holding these
cinders. Eknovich was several yards two teams to only six goals, all
behind him at the finish. scored by Toronto. Canadiens on
The weight men and javelin the other hand, though scoring a
throwers also got a chance to get like number of goals have had 13
into the open yesterday. Dougal, a goals scored on them in their series
converted pole vaulter, is about the with the Boston Bruins. Not only
only possibility in the javelin thus this, but the Canadiens were forced
far, but he is coming along pretty to go ovcrtire in three of those
fair. Goldsmith opened up a bit games.
yesterday and tossed the discus in Chicago made a fine showing
the best workout since he has come against the Rangers in the two
out of the confines of the field games played with the New York
house. Draveling is being groomed club, holding them scoreless. This
also by Coach Ketz to carry some stands out particularly in Chicago's
of the responsibility in this event. favor when one recalls that the
The men will be kept out of doors Rangers, third place holders in the
from now on with some strenuous American group, won the greater
sessions in store for them as long share of their games from teams in
as the weather makes it at all pos- the International league, the league
sible. lead by Les Canadiens.
__Other things stand out in Chi-
CHICAGO, Ill.--(IP)-Amos Alonzo cago's favor. Chicago has sixteen
Stagg, dean of football coaches, has men ready to go into the game at
issued the call for spring practice any time while Canadiens have two
at Chicago university. less.

Workout, 8-4
NEWCOMERS BIDDING FOR POSITION
VACATED THROUGH HICKS' ILLNESS
Varsity Golfers to Start Play I course will probably be open to the
On"U' Course Saturday. Varsity by Saturday if the weather
keeps up. The spring rains have
JnHicks will not be able to nt set in as yet and the coirse is
IJarvisHikwilntbaleo in fair condition for the time of
play golf for Coach Courtright's year.
temuntil the middle of May it BoMotgeimangasrg
was announced last night. The Bob Montague is making a strong
doctors forbade him the exercise bid for a position. He is a Junior
that swinging the sticks would but this is his first season of eligi-
afford because of a stomach ail- bility for the team. In the first
ment. workouts the veterans have not
Hicks place will be hard to fill shown up as well as some of the
for the first few meets,as he was youngsters, but they are doped to
runner-up to the Conference chain_ improve rapidly as soon . as the
pion last year. Montague or Jolly course is available.
are slated to place on the Varsity
squad as' fourth man in Hicks' WINNIPEG, Man.-(P)-The Can-
place. adian Amateur Hockey association
The team has been working out- has threatened suspension for any
side this week, rounding into play- amateur who tries out for a pro-
ing form gardually. The University fessional team.
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