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"I haven't even taken the
trouble to show the boys how it
works," Ray reports. "It may be
a help to some of them but to
others it won't mean a thing.
"The old rule," he continued,
"didn't cause any great hardship.
When I was pitching, I'd stand
with my right foot well forward
on the rubber and my left foot
barely touching it. You're com-
fortable that way and it doesn't
e ,into your body motion. I don't
s that it makes a lot of dif-
On the other side of the fence,
Oscar Vitt, the Cleveland Indians'
little pepper pot, is exuberant over
the change. He believes that Bob
Feller, who reportedly owns the fast-
est ball since Walter Johnson and the
fastest car since Ralph DePalma will
gain fully 10 per ce t in effectiveness
with the new motion.
"Bob liked to throw that way
anyhow," said Vitt. "The change
in the rule this winter was right
up his alley. He can throw na-
turally now.
"It'll help all pitchers," he con-
tinued. "It's the natural way to
throw. It's the way all pitchers
throw when they're warming up
before a game. Then when the
bell rings they've had to shorten
their stride in order to keep both
feet in contact with the rubber.
The new rule is going to make a
lot of difference. You'll see much
better pitching all around the
league this year.
"And not only that,"" he con-
cluded, "you'll see fewer sore
arms. A pitcher can hardly, help
following through smoothly if he
takes that natural stride in de-
livering the ball. They'll all get
more body in their throws and
put less strain on their arms."
Vitt believes that, besides Feller,
Buck Newsom and Lefty Gomez espe-
cially will reap benefits.

Charley Pink, Varsity center fielder, who batted .319 for the Wol-
verines in the Big Ten campaign last year, tests his war club as Coach
Ray Fisher's squad watms up for the coming season. Behind the plate
is Forest Evashevski, second-string receiver and Les Veigel, sophomore
hurler, is in the background. The team is preparing for its annual spring
trip that will take it through the sunny southland during the corn-
ing vacation.
Good Pitching Will Be Factor
In Big Teen Baseball Campaign

I - M Chooses
Leading Cage,
Hockey Stars
Champion Senators Place
Captain Vince Verwys
On All-StarQuintet
The I-M Department made its an-1
nual All-Star basketball and hockey
selections yesterday.
On the Independent cage five, Leo
Jablonski of the Eskymo team and
Lou Levine, former Varsity gridder,
playing for the Phys Eds, were chos-
en as the two outstanding guards.
Jablonski was the leading scorer in
the league and Levine led his team
with a total of 30 points.
Lorig Is Spearhead
Jack Greenstein of the Badgers
was named as the best Independent
center while Ed Lorig, the Tappan
Hall spearhead, and Vince Verwys,
leader of the champ Senator five,.
won the awards as the league's out-
standing guards.
On the fraternity five, John Cory
of Sigma Chi and Les Veigel, Theta
Xi, were named in the forward posi-
tions. Veigel scored the most points
in league competition and Cory, play-
ing on the class A 'championship
team, was 'runner-up for scoring hon-
Nelson Named
Lambda Chi Alpha's Roy Nelson
earned the outstanding center berth
while Goodwin Clark of Alpha Delta
Phi and George Cornell, Delta Tau
Delta were named in the °guard posi-
Four fraternity men and two Inde-
pendents won places on the all-star
hockey team.
Al Pfaller of Sigma Phi Epsilon and
Ralph Zimmerman of Phi Kappa Psi
were named in the defense positions.
Paul Goldsmith of the Hiawatha team
was selected as the best center in
I-M competition.
Loud Is Goalie
Phi Psi Fitch Tillotson and Bill Can-
field of Delta Kappa Epsilon were
placed in the guard positions while
Henry Loud of the Shamrocks won
the all-star goalie award.
On the second team, John Simmers
and Tom Fagan were at the defense
posts, John Neerkin and Paul Strick-
land at the wings, Herb Kilner at
center and Herb Rasking at tlhP goal,
Handley Sprains Shoulder

Hoyt, Doherty Produce Stars
From Ordinary Track Material
By DICK SIERK squad outdoors he began to show
When Barrett Wendell once said, promise and by the time he was a
"God made all men eqfxal, but He did sophomore he was a member of the
not oblige them to remain so," he team that set the relay record brok-
made a statement that may well apply en by the present aggregation. At that
to the influence Coaches Charlie Hoyt time he had run in competition only
and Ken Doherty have over Michigan once before.
track fortunes. Doug Hayes, the other senior mem-
ber of the relay team, is anotheri
When men report to these two Hoyt-Doherty protege. He reported
coaches (and even some who don't) for freshman track to avoid the re-
Charlie and Ken proceed on the as- quired freshman gym work and it
sumption that although the novices was only after two years of distance
field technique nothing "obliges them running that Charlie turned him
to remain so" and they go to work loose in the quarter, a move that bore
to make them into .trackmen. And fruit when Doug placed fourth in the
from a check of the roster of this Indoor Conference 440 in 1938. Like
year's undefeated Wolverine indoor Faulkner, Hayes is now a better-than-
track team it may readily be seen 50-second quarter-miler.
that they have "made" trackmen Balyeat Went To State
with better than fair success. The fourth member of the team,
Relay Team Example Phil Balyeat, went to Michigan Staten
Michigan's record-breaking (Big for two years but his Spartan sport
Ten Indoors) one-mile relay team is activities were confined to football.
an excellent example ofrthe truth of Transferring to Michigan he reported
the foregoing statement. Of the quar- for track for the exercise and before
tet only Warren Breidenbach had Frosh Coach Doherty had finished
ttonlanyWarnetiiennnbhoh with him he was the National AAU
eone angcompetitive running before Junior 400-meter champion.
RingMchinwhoranBut the list of men "made" -by
Ross Faulkner, who ran the anchor Hoyt and Doherty doesn't stop with
leg, was picked up by Coach Hoyt the mile-relay team. There is Ed Bar-
when he observed the smooth striding rett, the sophomore miler who kept
Ross cavorting about the court as a improving until he turned in the fast-
freshman basketball player. As a est time for the four-mile relay team
member of Ken Doherty's freshman t o. '

(Editor's NoteL-This is the second in
a series dealing with Big Ten baseball
prospects for the coining season.)
Any team which can get suitable
pitching will be a factor in this
spring's Big Ten campaign, judging
by reports from the camp. The fact
that like last year's leaders, the re-
maining teams are also depending on
hitting power to carry them through,
means that a close race is forthcom-
OHIO STATE-The Bucks are the
one exception to the general rule this
season. They have the pitching, but
are woefully short on batting strength.,
Lack of hitting led to their dropping
five of their six starts on their south-
ern trip. Leading the hurlers is senior
Johnny Dagenhard, second in the
league in the earned run averages.
Mark Kilmer and Clay Blancke, two
more tested veterans, and sophomores
Gene Dornbrook and Andy Tobik
also proved themselves on the recent
trip. However on the offensive side,
Ohio showed little, with Tony Jesko, a
.200 hitting outfielder last season,
the only man to show anything at
the plate. The Buckeyes will be
strengthened when third baseman
Bob Lynch, who didn't go south due
to the National basketball tourna-
ment, dons his spikes for the confer-
ence opener.
Badgers Need Pitchers
WISCONSIN-Seeking to improve
on a .500 rating, the Badgers may be
among the top contenders if they
get some pitching. Bad weather has
kept them inside most of the time
this spring and since they are behind
most of their rivals in condition, no
definite line can be had on them as

be fortunate to repeat their seventh
place standing.
Gophers May Surprise
MINNESOTA-Experienced veter-
axis for every position reported to
Coach Frank McCormick when he
issued his call for candidates a few
weeks ago, but nevertheless veterans
from a ninth place team cannot be
too highly regarded. However thel
Gophers may surprise for in this lean
pitching year, they have three tested
mound performers back in Stan Sowa,
T Dvorak and Howard Schultz,
b cked up by promising sophomores,
Johnny Kundle, first baseman, who
clouted for .333 last season is their,
leading batting threat.
Ingwersen is optimistic because he
knows his squad can do no worse than
last year when they wound up in the
cellar, and every indication points to
a big all around improvement. Here
too, the shortcoming is pitching and
the main mound burden will fall on
Bill Syring and Johnny Goldak, who
between them failed to win a Big Ten
game last season. Ingwersen still
doesn't know whether his hard-hit-
ting first baseman, Cleo Diehl is
scholastically eligible and a good deal
of the Wildcat hopes hinge on the
All-Conference end's ability to make
the grade.


Dizzy Works Out
As Cubs Triumph
LOS ANGELES, March 30-(A)--
Chicago's Cubs trounced Los Angeles
12 to 1 today in their farewell Cali-
fornia exhibition. Of more interest
to Manager Gabby Hartnett, how-
ever, was Dizzy Dean's official 1939
pitching debut.
Dizzy unlimbered his $185,000 arm
in batting practice under a warm
sun. He pitched to 14 batters in the
workout. Then, with perspiration
streaming town his face, he strode
from the mound directly to where his
wife sat and said:
"Honey, I'm well. I'm okay."
The Cubs who hit against Dean all
reported his pitches seemed "live."
He threw no curves and made no ef-
fort to turn on great speed.
Browns Trounce Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, March 30.-(P)-
The St. Louis Browns, who were bare-
ly able to beat the University of Tex-
as last year, today walloped the
Longhorns, 21 to 2, in an exhibition
Backed by 19 hits, including four
homers, pitcher Bob Muncrief went
the route for the Browns.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30..-(P)
-Lee Handley, Pittsburgh's third
baseman, sprained his shoulder slid-
ing into first base today as the San
Francisco Seals were beating the
Pirates 5 to 3.
Dr. Charles Jorgensen, club train-
er, said Handley's hurt was not seri-

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