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Baseball Season

ith Iowa




Wistert To Hurl
Final Game Of
College Career
Artz, Petoskey, Chapman,
Waterbor Also To Play
Last Michigan Game
Seek .500 Mark
Iowa Is Third In Big Ten
Standings, Game Ahead
Of Wolverines
The Wolverine nine will lose its
season with a Conference game
against the Iowa university team,
starting at 2:30 p.m., today on Ferry
Field. Five Michigan regulars will
wind up their careers as college ath-
letes in the Hawkeye game, but we
are expecting two of them, Petoskey
and Wistert, to achieve renown in pro
fessional baseball.
In Captain Avon Artz and Ted Pe
toskey, Coach Ray Fisher will lose the
two best hitters he ever had. For three
years,these two outfielders have led
Michigan's batters, and both have
three-year averages around the .370
mark. Last year
Artz nit well over .
.400, and- Petoskey
was close behind. *:,
At the present, Pe-
toskey leads the
team with a .353
average, and Artz
is second, hitting
.330. "Pete" is the
lest fast ball hitter
seen around Ferry
Field in a long
time; he's a great P S V
outfielder, and has all the potential-
ities of becqning a good major league
ball player. Ted will probably be
farmed out by a big league team this
Two Are Three-Year Men
"Whitey" ?Wistert, "Buck" Water-
bor, and Ted Chapman are the other
Wolverines who will take their posi-
tions today for the last time in a
Michigan uniform. Wistert and Wat-
erbor have played for three years,
while Chapman broke in as a regular
this year. "Whitey" is likely to be
Michigan's second addition to pro
baseball this year.
He has shown ex-
ceptional ability in
three Conference
games and his one
h i t performance
..' . ..%':' s":>against Ohio State",
in which he struck
out 16, being plenty
to warrant interest
in him by any of
the major league
a ./2s-r-. teams.
A thumb injury
sustained by Waterbor in mid-season
was supposed to keep him out for the
rest of the year, but he .came back
after a two-week layoff, and has been
at his shortstop post ever since. His
timely hitting in the Toledo and Mich-
igan Normal games were responsible
for Wolverine victories.
Chapman Does Good Job
Ted Chapman, reserve catcher for
two years, got his chance when Ford's
injury necessitated the shift of Paul-
The Daily printed the list of Var-
sity numeral winners yesterday which
Coach Fisher submitted to the Board
in Control of Athletics, but due to a
rule of the Board which requires men
to participate in at least one game,
only three of the nine men listed yes-








Big Ten Standings

IOften - Overlook

Buck Slavin* ...

*Purdue ..............
Chicago ..............
Northwestern .........
Michigan .............
Ohio State ...........

.9 1
..5 2
.4 3
.5 5
.4 4
.4 4
.5 6
.3 5
.2 5
.2 6


* * *

Possesses F0r

hobby - with Yost and Mann it's
golf; Kipke's is fishing; Cappon's is
playing checkers in the locker room,
but to Baseball Coach Ray Fisher goes
the prize for the most unique pastime+
of them all. His is baiting the umpire,
or more spedifically, baiting Buck Sla-
Like the college president who7
"keeps a few socialists around just to
amuse himself" Fisher re-hires Slavin
year after year because he knows that
the veteran umpire will put up a good
battle of words in the locker room
after the battle on the diamond has
been settled - and because he knows
that Slavin is a good umpire.
The Fisher-Slavin battle reached
its climax for the year in the Mich-
igan-Michigan Normal game at Ypsi-
lanti recently, but first you must know
the circumstances.
Slavin was working the game alone
- calling them behind the plate and
umpiring bases too. It was a warm
day and Buck was pretty busy. He'd
stand behind the plate, calling balls
and strikes until a runner got on,
then, very deliberately, doff his chest
protector and mask, lay the para-
phernalia carefully on the first base
line and take up his position behind
the pitcher.
* * *
THE PLAYERS and crowd got tired
of having Buck hold up the game
ten minutes or so for this performance
every inning and started getting on
him - making Buck feel no better.
Remember it was a hot day.
In the sixth inning an Ypsi runner
got on first. Buck went out in back
of the pitcher. The runner advanced
to second, Buck returned behind the
I plate. Pitcher Wilson turned and
whipped the ball to Paulson who put
the ball on the runner a foot off the
bag - at least the whole crowd and
1 Michigan team thought so. Slavin
called the runner safe. A roar arose
son from catcher to second base, and
he grabbed it. Chapman has caught
every inning of the
23 games Mich-
igan has played,
despite injuries to
every finger on his
right hand: He
has also been a fair :
hitter at times.
These men will
be gone and for-
gotten in the mem-
ories of most fans,
but they'll all be
fighting to give the
Hawkeyes a severe drubbing today,
and preserve Michigan's slate of not
having finished below .500 in the Con-
ference during the 13 years of Coach
Fisher's regime.
Iowa went into third place by vir-
tue of a 4-3 win over Minnesota
Thursday, but Michigan, in fifth
place, with five wins and six losses,
can climb into a five-way tie for third
place by beating the Hawkeyes.
Iowa's nine has been something of a
mystery. The Hawkeyes started the
season with 8 consecutive triumphs,
and were leading the Conference early
in the year with three wins and no
defeats. They slumped, losing three
Big Ten contests in succession, but
now they're back in stride with an-
other winning streak.
Coach Fish er has selected Wistert
to pitch the last game, because with
"Whitey" in the box, showing his real
form Michigan's chances of ending
the season with a win are almost cer-

from the Michigan bench, the players'
voices supplemented by a few choice
words from Fisher.7
Slavin turned directly toward Fisher
and yelled, "If you want to kick about
decisions why don't you speiid enough
money to hire two umpires?" Fisher
not being the home coach, didn't hire
Slavin that day, but the remark was
heard by the Normal coach. After the
game Slavin walked off laughing, ac-
companied by a couple of Michigan
SILAVIN has also taken his share of
riding at Ferry Field, particularly
in the second Ohio State-Michigan
game here after recalling Regeczi's
home run because he, Slavin, had
called time out to put on his mask. On
this occasion Fisher and Slavin had
one of their best locker-room sessions,
Fisher finally accusing Slavin of hav-
ing been run out of the Western
League, where he had played.
Then in the Indiana-Michigan game
Slavin showed how much he really
dces know about the great American
game when he was the only one in the
park who knew how to score an un-
usual play correctly.
With an Indiana runner on third a
squeeze play was attempted. Wistert
threw to Chapman, whether he meant
it to be a pitch or a throw to catch
the runner does not matter. The bat-
ter laid down a perfect bunt although
interfered with by Chapman, and the
runner scored. Slavin correctly re-
called the rules covering the matter
and scored it as interference with the
batter and a balk, whereby the run-
ner scores and the batter is safe at
first on the balk.
No one has as yet discovered
whether Fisher hires Slavin because
he puts up a good word-battle or be-
cause he knows his baseball and calls
them as he sees them. Nevertheless the
crusty ump is sure to be behind the
plate again next spring.
Stan Weitz, Michigan State's tennis
captain, has not lost a match in col-
legiate competition since he was de-
feated once in his sophomore year.
One of his recent victims was Max
Davidson of Chicago, Big Ten singles
champion and a player who has only
been defeated twice in his collegiate

Minnesota .
*Tie game.

. .

Rowe Sets Chi-
SoxDown With
OnlySix Hits
The Detroit Tigers yesterday
climbed to within half a game of sec-
ond place in the American League
when Schoolboy Rowe pitched a bril-
liant six hit game to decisively defeat
the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey
Park, 3-1.
When the Detroit hurler from the
crags of Eldorado is good, he is very
good, and yesterday was no excep-
tion. Eight frantic Sox batters almost
broke their war clubs reaching for
Rowe's curve. His control was re-
markable, even in the face of some
rather sloppy fielding turned in by
his mates, and until Bob Boken drew
a free pass with two down in the
seventh, the Schoolboy never pitched
more than two balls to a batter. Rowe
was only deprived of a shutout when
Al Simmons, leading off in the ninth.

While it is traditional in speaki ng
of Michigan athletics to point to the
records of Wolverine grid, track and
other teams, the little-publicized golf{
team has often been neglected.
Since its organization in 1901 by
Prof. Thomas C. Trueblood, now pro-i
fessor emeritus of speech and the
present coach, the team has est ab-
lished a record as formidable as that
of any team representing Michigan.j
In 60' Conference dual meets the
team has won 51, lost seven and tied
two. In the Conference tourney, since
1922, the team has won three times
and has never placed lower than fifth,
and in the National Intercolh'giate
meet, entered for the first time in
1931, the team has placed fourth once
and second twice.
Following the team's organization
in 1901 by Prof. Trueblood, dual meets
were held in the spring and fall with
Chicago University. The team played
and practiced on the nine-hole Ann
Arbor Golf and Outing Club course,
one of the oldest in the country, and
said to be the second oldest in the
state. The University course became
the team's home course at its open-
ing in 131.
Met Local Clubs
In 1906, when Michigan left the
Western Conference, the term met
local clubs in dual meet competition,
and upon returning to the Big Ten
in 1918, resumed play with other Con-
ference schools.


ed Golf Team Indianapolis Money
midabl e Recor1 WithheldBy Boat
tion Mich igan golfers have been un- Wild Bill Cummings of Indianapo
beat en in seven seasons, 1922, 1923, and Mauri Rose of Dayton O. 1
1923, 1928, 1929, 1933, and 1934. A nothing to show today for the fast
string of 20 successive dual meet wins 500 miles ever raced on the Indian
was reg istered in the four seasons, polis speedway.
1927 to 1930. Some $43,325 in first and sect
Illinois, for many years the reign- prize money was withheld, an act
ing team in Conference golf, has reg- without precedent in 22 years of r
istered three victories over Michigan ing here, pending a decision by
in dual competition, while Purdue, contest board of the American Au
Chic ago, Northwestern, and Ohio mobile Association.
State State have each won one match Leon Duray of Los Angeles, Ca
since 1901. Illinois and Purdue have owner of the car Ross piloted, p
ach I iei Michigan once. tested award of first place to Ct
F1nm 1922, when the Big Ten cham- mings, credited by race timers w
(c,ninu( on Pad, ,, beating Rose to the finish by 27 s
-onds in the record speed of 104.
TATKE (LAIMS MIIWEST TITLE miles an hour. He contended Ct
Michigan State's tennis team is lay- mings violated the rules by gain
. con the field during a few 'laps wi
ing, claii to the mythical midwest caution flags were displayed warni
championship after having defeated drivers to slow down while c
every leading team in this part of wrecked in accidents were clea
the country. Recently they swamped from the track.
Chicago, Big Ten tournament chain- W. D. Edenburn of Detroit, eb
pions. Strangely enough, the last time steward foi the A.A.A.; W. G. W
the Spartans were defeated was early of Indianapolis and A. C. Pillsbury
in 1933, and the team administering Los Angeles, acting for Roy D. Cha
the beating was Michigan. of Detroit, disallowed the protest.




It was at that time, largely through
caught hold of his fast ball and lined t efos of Prof Trmublood, hro
it into the right field stands fora the efforts of Prof. Trueblood,
home run. has been called the "father of Con-
ference golf," that the Big Ten schools
The Tigers opened the scoring in accepted golf as a Conference spo,
their half of the third when Leon and three schools, Michigan, Chico
Goose, The Goslin, smacked one of and Illinois, with the approVAl ol
Ted Lyons' pitches for a four base aielding H. Yost, A. A. Stagg, athlei
clout. The Bengals counted what directors at the first two sch1o01
proved to be the winning run in the and Director Huff of Illinois, soo-
fourth when Rogell slapped a double sored team schedules.
to left, went to third on Greenberg s In Conference dualmeet
sacrifice, and scored when Jo Jo
White chased Simmons to deep left
for his long fly. ZJ hle, Veieran Pitcher,
Manager Mickey Cochrane will send
big Freddy Marberry to the moundl
today in an effort to sweep the three NEW YORK, Jun( ! -lIP -. 1
game series. If Marberry can deliver, Uhle, 36-year-old right-handed p1
and if Connie Mack's A's can perform er, was given his unconditional ye-
as they did yesterday when they de- lease today by the New YoLk Yu
feated the Yankees, 10-5, Detroit will kees.
be in second place in the American He joined the Yankees in nit
League tonight, season last year, after being relea~gd
Other results: :by the New York GiaiEs. ]c wa
American League used in the capacity of relief hurL i,
Boston 13, Washington 1. and also started two games which he
Cleveland-St. Louis (Rain). failed to finish.

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