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November 01, 1931 - Image 6

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The Michigan Daily, 1931-11-01

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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MIC HIG AN C AG ERS BEGIN W ORK
FOR OPENING GAME DECEMBER 7
Frankin Cappon Takes Place of coached football at Kansas Uriiver-
Veenker as Head Coach sity, returri?4g here in'September,
of Basketball. 1923, whcen he was made assistant

football and basketball coach. In
1929 he was named Assistant Direc-
tor of Athletics. After Veenker's
resignation this spring, he became
head coach of basketball.
Cappon will be ably seconded by
Bennie 06sterbaan as assistant
coach. Oosterbaan, in addition to
being All-American end for his
three years in college, won three
letters in basketball. He has been
on the coaching staff since he
graduated in 1928.
Daniels Leads Team.
The man who will lead the squad
in their schedule this year is Cap-
tain Norm Daniels, varsity center
and high point man of last year's
quintet. Daniels is a product of De-
troit Southeastern where he won
recognition as an all-state forward.
In addition to his basketball abil-
ty, Norm has also won letters in
football and baseball. He is reserve
end on the gridiron and a star in-
fielder on the baseball nine.
The letter men who are working
out at the Intramural building
three nights a week are Altenhof,
Eveland, Petrie, Weiss and Shaw.
As soon as the football season is
finished, they will be joined by
three other letter men, Daniels,
Williamson and Tessmer.
"B" Team Men Back.
The members of last year's "B"
team who are returning this year
are Garner, Ricketts, McDonald
and Root. Captain Sol Hudson of
the football team will also put on
his basketball suit after the present
gridiron campaign is over.
From last year's Freshman squad
comes Ted Petoskey who is poten-
tial varsity material. Petoskey is a
forward and, although he saw little
duty, Fisher considers him one of
the best.

Infielders Poorer
Hitters This Year
Than Outfielders
Outf lders were by far the out-
standing batsmen in the major
leagues during the 1931 baseball
campaign. With a low standard of
play noticeable among the infield-
ers the cuter gardeners 3tepped in-
to the breach and capped the bat-
ting and fielding honors.
Chief among the outstanding
men was the veteran Babe Ruth
who slapped out forty homers in a
great display of old time form, as
well as finishing runnerup to A,
Simons of the Philadelphia Ath-
letics for the American league bat-
ting championship. Simons him-
self reached new heights this year
with a brilliant exhibition of de-
fensive play., Sam West, the young
centerfielder for the Washington
Senators also leaped into the lime-
light this.year. As always he was
a marvel in the field and a danger-
ous man on bases but he also found
an unheralded batting power.
Earl Webb of the Boston Red
Sox broke the records for two base
hits in the Junior Loop, and prov-
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LEADS HITTERS

JOHNSTIINE SSE
GALLFUFO IENICERS)
More than 20 fencers are expect-
ed to report for the initial practice
of the season tomorrow afternoon.
Varsity practice is scheduled from
3:30 to 6 each afternoon while the
freshmen will workout Monday and
Wednesday nights.
The swordsmen reporting for
Varsity practice will be mostly from
the freshman and Varsity squada
of last year. Captain Gordon, who
graduated last year, will be the
man most missed when the fencer;
convene again. He stared for
Michigan in two divisions in for-
mer years.
Tennis players will report indoors
sarting Monday when the Varsity
courtmen practice from 1 to 3
o'clock each afternoon. This squad
will be made up of about 22 men,
10 from the yearling team 'of last
spring. Coach Johnstone announc-
ed that a freshman squad for' this
year will also practice indoors in
the Intramular building.

Al Simmons, of the Philadelphia
Athletics, and American league bat-
ting champion, who attained new
heights during the past baseball
campaign with a brilliant exhibi-
tion cf defensive play besides his-
remarkable hitting which was a big
factcr in bringing the pennant to
she Viackinen.

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