THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Johnny Smithers And Bura
Smith Back To Bolster
By BUD BENJAMIN
The return of Johnny Smithers
and Burt Smith, ineligible pitchers
last year, and a good Freshman
squad encouraged Coach Ray Fisher
to predict a "very promising outlook"
for the 1937 baseball team yesterday.
Missing from the championship
seam of 1936 will be Berger Larson,
star pitcher and captain, George Ler-
ner, first baseman, Carl Ferner, slug-
ging-third sacker,George Rudness,
fleet-footed outfielder, and John
Jablonski, iron-armed backstop.
Despite the adequate replacements
these men will all be sorely missed.
Lerner played a fine defensive game
at first base and proved to be a
steadying influence to the whole in-
field. Ferner's hard hitting was the
sensation of the season, while Rud-
ness, although handicapped by a bad
ankle, proved to be a fine outfielder.
Jablonski's strong arm and his ag-
gressive play made him one of the
best catchers in the conference.
Larson Chief Loss
The chief loss will be, of course,
Captain Larson. Described by Coach
Fisher as "one of the coolest pitchers
ever to hurl for a collegiate nine,"
Larson refused to let the tightest
squeeze bother him. His fine con-
trol and excellent curve made him
one of the most feared college pitch-
ers in the country; his loss will be
a hard one to fill.
The big job of filling this loss will
fall on the capable shoulders of Herm
Fishman, stocky southpaw, who as
a sophomore won eight games for the
Conference champions. Although he
throws from the portside Fishman
has a temperament similar to Lar-
son's, pitching with a calm nonchal-
ance that is often misleading to the
opposing batsmen who are led to
believe that Fishman is not bearing
Grid Experts Rate
Of All - American
A stand out during Michigan's dis-
asterous '34 grid season as well as
last year's comeback fight, Capt. Matt
Patanelli is already being named as
a leading contender for All-American
honors at left end by the Illustrated
Football Annual for 1936.
A product of Elkhart, Ind. Matt
promptly won the Chicago Alumni
Trophy, awarded annually to the
most outstanding freshman prospect.
His great ability as a pass receiver
and his rugged defensiverwork
stamped him as the successor to Ted
Petoskey, Michigan's former All-
American end. Last season Patan-
elli's fine work won him a place on
the coaches' All-Conference team as
well as the captaincy.
Patanelli is again expected to be
the driving force behind Michigan's
quest for past laurels. His bucko
spirit and past experience will un-
doubtedly aid the new sophomores to
reach unexpected heights.
Matt was responsible for one of
Michigan's two Conference victories
last year when he pounced on Vern
Huffman's fumble to give the Wol-
verines a 7-0 win over Indiana.
Although out with an injured thigh
at present, Matt is expected to be
ready for the opening tilt against
Michigan State this Saturday.
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His piysical build and ability
contradicting his age which is 19,
Edward Stanton, sophomore from
Charleston, W. Va., is developing
into a real threat for the regular
wing back post. His fine blocking
performances have earned him a
down. His record of last year speaks
for itself in this respect.
Smithers and Smith along with
long John Gee should make Mich-
igan's hurling staff a formidable one.
Then too there is Dan Smick, a
member of last year's freshman team,
who may press some of the more fa-
vored hurlers for a position.
The catcher this year will be Cap-
tain Kim Williams, a capable back-
stop, who was put out of action last
year by a serious illness. Williams
will not only bolster the team de-
fensively but should be a great aid
to the pitching staff.
In the infield Steve Uricek, a
fine hitter, will undoubtedly be at
second base, while Don Brewer's de-
fensive work at shortstop makes him
a good bet for the position again this
year. Matt Patanelli will probably
be at first base although he may
lose his job to Elmer Gideon of last
year's freshman team, who may also
do some pitching.
Walter Peckinpaugh will probably
occupy the other infield position,
and his work on last year's freshman
team seems to indicate that he is a
"chip-off-the-old-block" as far as
baseball goes. In seeking to emu-
late his famous father Walter has a
real goal to aim at in the future.
Vic Heyliger and Merle Kramer,
veterans of last year, will be the
nucleus of the outfield, with a host
of last year's reserves and freshmen
vieing for the open position left by
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