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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
-'Sy IRVIN LISAGOR
Big Fifth Wins
Kremer Drives In!
Way Back When...
THAT some people are curiously
"tailored" for the roles they enact
and poorly equipped for any others,
even the skeptical Falstaff couldn't
deny. Carnival barker, gigolo and
cherub-nosed imbibers somehow fit
their niches-by demeanor, appear-
ance or temperament-and it doesn't
require a talent scout to spot them.
Similarly with baseball pitchers.
In the olden days, when erudite
missionaries hadn't yet pierced
the backwoods to introduce con-
fusion among the blissful hill-
billies, gargantuan intellects on
the baseball fields weren't exactly
conspicuous by their presence. A
case in point is the rumored story
of one of the ancient and sarcas-
tic ball writers who called an
unmannerly pitcher "illiterate."
Not only did it sound nasty to the
innocent hurler, but when he
learned the meaning of the word,
it hurt his tender feelings and
provoked him to seek recourse
In the courts for such a libelous
reference. And the aggrieved
player might have obtained re-
dress at that had the judge not
absently noticed that the warrant
Was signed by an unsteady "X."
The point is that although the old
timers may have sacrificed the divine
relaxation afforded by a jejune text
-parlor misfits, so to speak-they
were, once they ascended the pitch-
ing knoll, as crafty as a fox and as
keenly observant as a kodak. They
detected batters' weaknesses in a
flash, remembered the direction of
and the stuff on the last pitch a cer-
Aim hitter rapped, and seized upon
Any lapse to fool the, man with the
*aving stick. It has been said that
one famous hurler couldn't spell his
dan name but could correctly write
opponents' names. He was, in other
pords, ,well suited forhis role.
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In recent years, however, (ex-
'cluding those irrepressible Brook-
lyn Dodgers, who might turn up
with the barefoot boy any day
now), the big leaguer often re-
ports with scholarly specs resting
on his proboscis and reads, in-
stead of the Barney Google strip,
a finely printed treatise on col-
lective security or Durant phil-
osophy. But book Y'arning and
brains on that mound slab are
two different things, and some of
'em arrive with nary a pithin'
brain in their beans. Lee Grissom,
ececntric Cincinnati southpaw,
seems to have neither.
Grissom, a speedball chucker with a
strikeout reputation, confuses his hit-
ters mentally as well as physically.
His unpredictable antics afterhours
remind one of his diamond ancestors,
but his lack of craft and mound in-
genuity must disgrace them. But for
all his unorthodoxies, Grissom fits--
and has a ready explanation for it.
Chided for his lack of strategy,
for example, Grissom.replies: "I
heave the ball past 'em. Here is
how I figger. You are always
hearing about screwballs, change
of paces, knuckle balls, and that
stuff. The hitter is lookin' for
some crazy pitch. So I double-
cross 'em. I don't give 'em no
crazy pitch. I th'ow the hard one
right past 'em. And if they're
lookin' for the hard one," Lefty
pauses for effect, "it don't do 'em
no good nohow, because they
can't see it."
And as a further squelch, Grissom
asks: "What better strategy is ther
than a strikeout?"
Fit? Why, he's tailor made.
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Chicago 3, Toronto 1.
New Spring Hats
Showerproofed by "Cravenette"
Tennis Squad I Athletic Director
Of I-M Promoted
Set To LeaveM
I Professor Elmer D. Mitchell, direc-
For Tr i East tor of intramural sports at Michigan
since 1919, was yesterday named as
head of the four-year course in phys-
I Weirmen Open Monday ical education. No one has as yet
With West Virginia. U. been named to succeed him.
He succeeds Professor Jackson R.
At Morgantown Sharman, who left last year to accept
a position at the University of Ala-
With the first spring training trip bama. The position was not filled
in over 20 years less than a week dis- this year, but Mitchell, along with
tant, Varsity Tennis Coach Leroy Daniel Webster, acted as adviser.
Weir yesterday named five of the Besides this, he was given several
men who will compose the traveling additional duties to fulfill. He was
squad who delayed naming the re- made associate professor in physical
mainder until later in the week. education, he will take charge of
Those definitely slated to make the the four year training course for
5-game trip are Capt. Neil Levenson, men students, and he will be adviser
Steve Woolsey, Don Percival, Tom to graduate students.
Number five was a lucky digit for
Michigan's varsity baseball team yes-
terday afternoon. They smashed out
five hits for five runs in the fifth in-
ning of the Regular-Yannigan game
to whip their squad rivals 6-2 in eight
Cold weather again hampered play
and, added to a soggy diamond, pre-
vented both squads from playing their
best brand of ball.
But for the Regulars' big fifth, the
game would have been a pitching duel.
For four innings, veteran Herm Fish-
man and sophomore Tom Netherton
of the Yannigans engaged in a nip-
and-tuck mound battle with the subs
leading 2-1 at the end of the fourth.
Varsity Bats Boom
Netherton weakened in the fifth
his last inning, however, and the
Varsity bats began to boom. Charles
Pink led off with a single to right, Don
Brewer laid down a bunt and beat it
out when Netherton fell in fielding
the ball, and a pass to Walter Peck-
inpaugh loaded the bases.
Capt. Butch' Kremer's big bat,
which smashed out three hits in as
many times at bat in the game,
slapped a single to right and two
runs crossed the plate. Elmer Ged-
eon skied to Harold Floersch and
Peckinpaugh scored after the catch
from third. Freddie Trosko's double
and Pete Lisagor's single completes
the five run brace and cinched the
game for the regulars.
Pitchers dominated the rest of the
game. Fishman, who hurled the
first five innings for the regulars, helk
the subs to three hits and two runs
A triple by Floersch and a single b5
Danny Smick in the first, and a wilc'
pitch, which allowed Mike Rodnick.
to score.efrom third in the fourth
made up the Yannigan scoring for the
SStocky. Herm,,. who slowballed his
way to eig t victories two years ago,
showed his best form of ;the year. His
dipsy-doo stuff had the subs hitting
into the dirt, aid most of the Yanni-
gan damage came when he tried tc
put his fast. ball. past the sub bat-
ters. He stituck out four and walked
Lanky Ed Andronik, a big junior
on his way up, followed Fishman in
the sixth and hurled the remaining
three innings. Highly impressive in
earlier drills, Andronik yesterday en-
hanced the good inrpression which he
had previously made.
Flashing a blinding fast one which
he mixed with a good hook, Andronik,
who dabbles in J.G.P. in his spare mo-
ments, struck out five in three in-
nings, walked two, and allowed but
three hits. He has the natural stuff,
his control is good, and he seems to
be one of the most promising hurlers
on the Fisher roster today.
Slattery, and Henry Cohen.
One, and quite probably two ,br
three more players will also be se-
lected. Most likely candidates for
the tailend positions are John Kid-
well, Herb Cisco, Jim Talman and Ed
Merle "Butch" Kremer, team bat-
ting leader for the past two seasons,
is captain of the baseball squad
which leaves for its annual south-
ern invasion this week.
Reign On Swim
Throne To End
Squad Leaves Sunday
The squad will leave Sunday for FRITZ CRISLER
the east coast and a five game sched-io
ule in as many days with schools in Michigan Football Coach
Virginia, West Virginia and Mary- In 1921, Chicago was facmg Wis-
land. consin in a tough bail game. Realiz-
The squad meets West Virginia ing we were in for a real battle, we
University at Morgantown on Mon- spent a lot of time the -week before
day, and follows the contest up with the game drilling a group of plays for
matches with the University of Rich- special use in the game. One of them
mond, V.M.I., University of Virginia, t we fgured couldn't miss, and we were
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and Western Maryland College.
By DAVID ZEITLIN The typically unpredictable local
.riyweather has prevented Coach Weir
The job that Michigan's varsity from taking his squad outside to prac-
swimming team just missed complet- tice this week as planned, thus se-
ing at Yale last spring will un- riously hampering tuning-up, exercises
doubtedly be finished this week-end ifor the opening matches.
St. John's Cancels 1eet
it the National AAU meet when a Consequently, unless a rise in tem-
college team will dethrone Lake Shore perature permits a few hours of prac-
Athletic Club as America's amateur tice on Saturday, the squad will meet
:hampion. their West Virginia opponents on
Kept off the throne by one point Monday at a serious disadvantage,
n last year's fiasco, Michigan and having had no outdoor play since last
ier collegiate colleagues have been fall.
;onceded as the only aggregations The opening match of the trip has
vith the power to annex this year's been substituted for one scheduled
victory. Ever since the meet's in- with St. John's College at Annapolis,
,eption, an athletic club has come but which the latter school was forced
orth with too much balance for the to cancel because of a previous con-
orces of the nation's colleges. tract which was until recently over-
But the story of this year's royal looked.
>attle at the pool of Ohio State in An 11-game schedule has been ar-
nolumbus is expected to read dif- ranged between the Conference meet
erently. Adolph Kiefer; the man at Northwestern May 19 and the
vho was mainly responsible for Lake squad's return from " the east, open-
Shore's victory in 1937 will swim un- ing with Indiana anda Illinois April
ier different colors this week-end. 22 and 23 at Champaign. However,
2eter Fick is still a respected power- Coach Weir is angling for a tihatch
louse, but George Kojac, the Spence with Ypsi on the 19th as a tuneup
,rothers and others who, with Fick between the last trip game and the
made the New York A.C. a feared opening Conference match.
power, have heeded the call of time
and will not' compete. TIGERS PULL A SURPRISE
Chicago's Medinah Club, with the LAKELAND, Fla., April 5.-(')-
sensational 16 year old Otto Jaretz Probably to their own amazement, the
n action may be troublesome, and Detroit Tigers today defeated the
,lbert Root and Andy Clarke of the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 to 1 in an ex-
Detroit A.C. will have something to hibition baseball game played here.
say in the dive and long-distance - -
swims. HT fDsi
But the clubs don't have the power, HATS of Distinc
and the colleges do-Michigan, Har- Men who a
vard, Princeton and Ohio State, those
are the college leaders, and one ofStadel
them will crash through for the title. South
oitok. gorneDig oppor y
'It called for a wingback on our
team-a blocker who never car-
ried the ball-smashing over
tackle after a trick maneuver in
41...e1.a.i Fela. x.nonk
the backfield. No one wouict looK
for it, for this fellow was marked
as a blocker by our opponents.
He practiced the play for hours.
It was his big chance to make
Well, the game came and at last
the opportunity arose. The play was
called, the wingback took the ball,
and went smashing through tackle
going like an express train, his nose
about a foot= off the ground. He was
really'moving and went clear through
the line, over the last stripe, and his
momentum sent him spilling flat on
his face: A bunch of us surrounded
him; clapping him on the back and
"Nice work, old boy," one of the
fellows said. "You did it at last."
He looked up,, a mournful look on
,his face. "Oh no I didn't," he
moaned. "You'll find the ball back
on' the two yard line where I fumbled
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