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September 29, 1936 - Image 9

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Giants, Yanks
Set For World
Series Opener,
Crowd Of 50,000 Expected
To Jam Polo Grounds For
First Game Of Classic
Baseball's annual autumn classic,
the World Series, will open tomorrow
In New York City before approxi-
mately 50,000 diamond fanatics who
will crowd into the Polo Grounds to
find out for themselves whether Yan-
kee slugging can beat Giant hurling,'
the key question of the entire spec-
Manager Bill Terry of the National
League champions will shove' the
burden of whipping the Ruppert
Riflemen onto the sturdy shoulders
of "King Carl" Hubbell, the out-
standing southpaw pitcher in base-
ball today. His opponent on the hill
is expected to be the goofy senor,
Vernon Gomez. Manager McCarthy
may start the veteran Charley Ruf-
fing, however.
At any rate, no matter who the
moundsmen may be, the Yanks will
pin their hopes for a world cham-
pionship upon their great power at
the plate. Such sluggers as Bill
Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio,
Tony Lazzeri and "Red" Rolfe are
expected to make life miserable for
the Giants and the Yanks will go into
the classic a distinct favorite with
the . betting commissioners along
Mel Ott and Terry are the leading
Giants at the plate and are espe-
cially dangerous when teammates
are on the sacks. But despite what
offensive power the National League
entry may display, their hopes will
-rest on defense, and i this practically
entirely upon pitching. Fat Freddy
Fitzsimmons and Hal Shumacher
may get the next two starting as-
signments on the hill from Terry.
This will be the Giants first ap-
pearance in a series since they
downed the Washington Senators
four games to one in 1933. That was
Terry's first year at the helm of the
The Yankees made their last series
start in 1932 and pounded their way
through the Chicago Cubs in four
straight games. All records for re-
ceipts are expected to be broken by
this year's classic, the first "subway
series" since 1923 when the Yanks
took the measure of the Giants after
six games.
The American League team has a
batting average as a club which is
more than 20 points above the
Giants' mark. At the -same time the
records of their pitchers are not
as impressive as those of Giant hur-
lers. Thus, it will definitely be pitch-
ing vs. hitting when the Giant and
Yanks clash in the opener tomorrow
and the great minds of the basebal
world are willing to give odds that
the hitting of the Yanks will carry
them through to the world title in
no more than six games.
Illinois Still Tough In
Spite Of Heavy Losses
Despite the heavy losses at Illinois
Michigan can look forward to tough
opposition whenever they meet thei:
traditional rivals from Urbana. In
addition the Wolverines are faced
with the task of avenging their 3-0
beating in 1935 as a result of Lowel
Spurgeon's field goal.
Spurgeon will be back along with
veterans Wib Henry, quarterback
John Theodore, fullback, and Bob
Grieve and Jewett Cole, halfbacks

Coach Bob Zuppke will also hav
three seasoned ends in Ken Nelson
Kene Dykstra, and Francis Cantwell
Capt. El Sayre is the "key" man in
the line.
New York University again return
to 'big time' competition with the
Violet eleven cheduled to meet such
teams as Ohio State, North Carolina
and Fordham University.

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(Continued from Page 7)
Mowerson anchoring the champion-
ship medley trio.
Revenge *. .
Charlie Hoyt's Varsity trackmen
idling through the indoor season
waiting to get another crack at the
Indiana distance crew, Wisconsin's
pole vaulters, and Ohio State's Jesse
Owens . . . Capt. Bob Ogood also
waiting impatiently-to get out into
the open where his hurdling gains
its true effectiveness .. . Big Bill Wat-
son, the sophomore field events star,
winning the Conference shot-put title
. Singing Sam Stoller, unabashed
by Olympic misfortunes, coming back
to prove his true worth off the blocks
in the 60-yard dash . . . Cocky Roy
Heath restoring Michigan's hopes in
the 220 outdoor and dicovering that
the 440 run is his best event.,
Staehle and Stone ofbthe Wolverines,
Lash and Deckard of the Hoosiers,
and Fenske of Wisconsin battling it
out in the two mile . . . Stan Birleson,
Steve Mason, Chuck Miller, Allan
Smith, and Heath making the new
mile relaytteam . . .Dave Hunn re-
turning to scenes of former tri-
umphs ..John Townsend more than
replacing Skip Etchells in the discus.
Wonder Five...
Ypsilanti's Michigan Normal five
succumbing to the inevitable before
Michigan's giant basketball team to
give the Varsity its first of a long
string of wins . . . Johnny Gee taking
the invincible John Townsend's blind
passes to score time and time again
. .The three game Univerity of
Washington series at Seattle drawing
record crowds and giving the Varsity
hardwooders national recognition
. Revenge-without soft music at
the Jefferson High School gym at
Lafayette, Ind., as the Wolverines
meet Purdue to open the Big Ten sea-
son . . . Jim Seward battling it out
with Townsend around the foul circle
as the Boilermakers drop their first
Conference game to the back-board
play of Gee, Townsend, Smick, Long,'
and Patanelli . . . Young and Malaska
of Purdue going crazy in the closing
minutes of the game as the Purdue
speed finally fails against the Michi-
gan giants ... Northwestern, Wiscon-
sin, Chicago, Ohio State, and Chi-
cago again losing to the Varsity in
that order ... Coach Cappon, sport-
ing a new smile and a new haircut
happy despite the realization that last
year's sophomores with two outstand-
ing exceptions have nothing to offe
. . Michigan State dropping its sec-
ond game to the Wolverines ... In-
diana drawing over 9,000 as the -two
etitle-contenders square off for a rea
set-to . .. Huffman and Townsend
_ Fechtman and Gee, Gunning anc
Fishman making it a personal mat-
Iter n . . Michigan hailed as a ne
Wonder Five with John Townsend
l still the invincible John, taking th
t place once held by Stretch Murphy
y Johnny Wooden, Bill Haarlow, an
n Bob Kessler in U. S. basketball circle
. . The Northwestern hurdle appear-
ing again . . . And then Purdue al
over again . . . Mobs around Yos1
Piggy Lambert colorful and threaten-
ing on one bench ... Cappy Cappon
trying out another haircut, waiting
, quietly, almost lonely, on the othe
h bench . . . Tightness in the air ..
r Enthusiasm with every goal gradual-
n ly subsiding into erratic silence . .
d The Seward-Townsend episode agair
. . . Malaska mixing it up with Fish-
I man ... Michigan surging ahead .-.
Twelve minutes, number fatale
h passed without effect . . . Suddenly
Johnny Sines starting a Purdue rall
b that netted six points but was nip
. ped in the bud . .. Then that long
e wait for the gun . . . Tippy Dye an

' Ohio State . . . The Indiana mob al
. over again with trouble for all in-
n volved . . . Wisconsin at the Field
House and the end, a new Wonder
s Repeating .. .
e Capt. Kim Williams returning to
h school to lead Michigan's baseball
, team to its second consecutive Big
Ten title ... Burt Smith and Johnny

Smithers bolstering the pitching staff
. Elmer Gedeon filling in nicely as
Lerner's successor at first base . .
The Varsity nine again stamped as
the "Gas House Gang" . . . Hermd
Fishman's line of gab proving dis-d
concerting than his half speeder . . .
Steve Uricek fighting to retain team
hitting honors . . . Michigan againt
gaining national recognition on theirn
annual southern trip. . . Merle Krem-a
er hitting in the pinch . . . Sopho-o
mores battling for the open thirdo
base job . . . Long John Gee taking
his long stretch on the mound.f
New Deal ...
Wrestling, a minor sport, gainingS
major attention as Coach Keen'sc
championship bound grapplers packr
them in . . . The Cresco, Ia. "twins"r
Earl Thomas and Paul Cameron,t
grounding their rivals for new con-t
ference laurels . . . Bissell starting
his comeback trail with some fine
armlocks and rugged pins . . . For-
rest Jordan bouncing the heavy-r
weights around to make the fans for-'
get Wright' absence ... Harlan Dan-
ner and Frank Morgan, two hitch-Y
hikers from the cornfields of Iowa
"thumbing" their way to Michigani
wrestling fame.l
Spares.. . hk
'Michigan's 12-man hockey squad r
toppling Minnesota's 13 husky Goph-
ers for the conference title . . . Gib
James, flashy forward, flanked by
Johnny Febello, bobbing around
Minnesota's 1-eretofore impregnable
defense to pepper goalie Bud Wilkin-
son with pucks.. . Capt. Vic Heyliger
breaking his own scoring record and
poke-checking the Gopher wingmen
off the ice . . . "Stomping At the
Savoy" echoing from the loudspeaker
. . . Crowds fighting for seats . .
Burt Smith and Bob Simpson bruising
and bumping those charging for-
wards . . . Coach Lowrey's proteges
beating Michigan Tech to gain con-
siderable revenge . . . Wayne again
going down to defeat . . . University
of Toronto heading for trouble .
Bill Chase trying to oust Irwin Shalek
from his old goalie berth.
Ups, Downs ...
The end of a cycle reached in golf
and a new one begun ... Led by Jack
Emery, Allen Saunders, and Bill Bar-
clay the Michigan linksmen, without
the experience of Kocsis or Fischer,
retain the Big Ten title . . . Fischer
and Kocsis, despite graduation, bring
more glory on their Alma Mater.
Riddled by graduation, only Capt.
Miller Sherwood is able to hold up the
Wolverine tennis team ... Jesse Flick
and Niel Levenson play heads up
tennis but are unable to hold back
Northwestern and Chicago in Big Ten
competition . . . Bill Mills, sopho-
l more, outstanding second year man
on the squad.

Deaths At Purdue
Cause Ban On Gas
In Big Ten Schools
Tom McGannon and Carl Dahlbeck
did not die in vain. Their tragic
deaths have brought before the pub-
lic's mind the great danger of gaso-
line. As everyone knows by now,
the Purdue football squad was re-
moving bandages with gasoline when
an explosion occurred which wiped
out two lives and endangered three
The accident has served to blazen
forth to every team in the country
the hazard of careless handling of
explosive materials. Practically every
school in the country uses gasoline
or benzine for the purpose of re-
moving bandages from players. Illi-
nois is practically the only exception
to the general rule. They have taken
to a non-inflammable liquid.
N. U. Follows Illini
Director of Athletics Tug Wilson
yesterday announced in behalf of
Northwestern that the Wildcats have
definitely given up using gasoline.
No official recognition of the case
has as yet been taken of the dis-
aster by the Big Ten but reports have
it that all the schools will follow the
[ead of Ilinois and Northwestern in
abandoning such liquids as have been
used in the past. There will be no
more benzine nor gasoline in confer-
ence gymnasiums.
A Chicago morning paper has re-
ported that Thomas Metcalfe, direc-
tor of athletics at the Midway, is
having a test conducted to deter-
mine whether there is any possibility
of an atmospheric mixture that
would explode with gasoline. If
there is any such possibility Chicago
will also change to a non-inflam-
mable liquid.
The biggest objection to the use
of such a liquid is the prohibitive
cost to date. This is rapidly being
overcome. There are now about five
or six brands which usually sell for
a dollar a quart.

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