)AY, MAY 10, 1939
T HE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Helped Varsity Win. ...
Minnesota 9, St. Olaf 4.
Simpson 6, Luther 5-
Purdue 10; Butler 1.
Nebraska 16: qiowa State 5.
By Mel Fineberg
What Rain ? ? ?
Well, the Detroit Tigers finally
broke their losing streak. Of course,
they didn't exactly win a game but
at least they didn't lose one. And
after seven games of living in the
' lost column it's a moral victory not
to lose. So they postponed their game.
But it's strange that the same
rain which "forced" the Tiger
postponement in Detroit still al-
lowed Ray Fisher's Wolverines to
play. According to Fisher, the
rain put the Michigan diamond in
fine shape. From 40 miles away,
it looks as though Del Baker is
becoming a little bit desperate
over the plight of the hapless Tig-
ers. Could it be that a postpone-
ment is one of the straws to be
Of course, it might well be that the
Detroit management was just trying
to be cordial and make Connie Mack
feel at home. It was a famous Mack
subterfuge to send out a rain scout
to find clouds. Then, immediately
upon sighting a speck on the horizon,
a Monday game would be postponed
and played later as a part of the
double header to entice wary Philly
fans to the parks.
But the Tigers' slump recalls
to mind words of some sporting
sage spouted last summer. It was
just after Mickey Cochrane was
fired for piloting Detroit into
second place. The writer charac-
terized the action as typical of
modern baseball. "It is cheaper
to fire a manager than to buy
two good pitchers," he said. Well,
the Tigers have a new manager
but not two new pitchers (Hutch-,
inson ostensibly having been
brought up too soon). And the
Tigers are in last place and have
lost sevens straight. Enough said.
Believe it Or Not ...
This happened, not in a Damon
Runyon short story, but on Bennie
Oosterbaan's freshman baseball squad
last year. Bennie had just made
one of his few squad cuts and one
decidedly unpromising athlete was
deleted from it. The lad was a bit
peeved and decided to lodge a pro-
He said: "Gosh, I don't think
you should have cut me, Bennie.
I know I can't field so' well. I
even realize that my hitting isn't
as good as the other fellows. In
fact, I can't see so well without
my glasses. But golly, I've seen
a lot of big league games. I've
watched DiMaggio field. I know
my baseball, Bennie." And after
thus masterfully clinching his
case, the earnest yearling looked
Edown his nose and mildly re-
proved Oosterbaan with "You
shouldn't have cut me, Bennie."
In the press box someone brought
up the name of a campus bragger who
claimed to have been a three-letter
man in his halcyon high school days.
Herb Lev immediately verified the
rumour. "Sure," quipped Herb, "he's
a star in football, basketball and
baseball. During the fall he's a bas-
ketball star, during the winter he's a
baseball star and during the spring
he concentrates on football. Sure,
he's an all around athlete."
., * *
In a recent game between the New
York Giants and some other club,
Manuel Salvo was pitching. There
was a man on first base and Salvo
tried to pick him off. Needless to
say, Zeke Bonura, who somehow
missed Brooklyn on his way to New
York City, was watching someone in
the fifth row and never saw the ball.
One of the metropolitan sports writ-
ers reported an imaginary admonition
that Manager Bill Terry gave Salvo
after the inning. "Listen Manuel,"
Terry might have said, "Zeke has
enough trouble on first base when he
knows the ball is coming. Don't go
looking for trouble and throw to him
when he doesn't know it's coming."
Phillies Lose To Reds
PHILADELPHIA, May 9.-(A)- A
damaging home run attack today by
the Cincinnati 'Reds spoiled Hugh
Mulcahy's attempt to avenge himself
of the defeat they handed him Sunday
and the Phillies went down 8 to 4.
Wins Its Sixth
Trosko And Peckinpaugh
Pace Michigan Batters;
Snick Gains Fifth Win
(Continued from Page 1)
. . .Sixth Straight Game
Jack Barry, Michigan junior,
hurled three innings yesterday as
his team defeated Western State.
Barry is the likely pitcher for
the second game of the Indiana
series to be played here Saturday.
Won For Irish:
Wolverines Now Prepare
For Northwestern Tilt'
The members of Michigan's golf
team returned from South Bend yes-
terday morning, victims of Notre
Dame's links squad, who, in handing3
them their second loss in eight starts
Monday, shattered enough par to win
the National Open.
Coach Courtright's squad turned in
its usual quota of good golf which
would ordinarily win any match, but;
the sub-par assault by the Irish nulli-
fied their efforts. It was the Notre3
Dame Captain, Tom Sheehan, who did
the most damage, taking all' three
points from Jack Emery, whose 721
was uneffective against his opponent's'
In the morning best ball matches
a pair of 69's by Nield and Schaller
netted them a score of 64 and 21/2
points from Palmer and Riess. In this
match Capt. Bob Palver shot a 71
which he duplicated later in the af-
ternoon to win his ninth match of
the season by beating Bennett, 2-1.
Ken McCarren continued to shoot
the golf which found him a place in
Courtright's lineup for the first time
last Saturday, and his 75 proved
profitable to the extent of 2% points
for his mates.
The Wolverines now turn to the
very serious task of preparing for
their match Saturday when they trav-
el to Evanston to meet Northwestern's
Big Ten champions.
Cubs Come From Behind
And Beat New York, 11-7
NEW YORK, May 9.--()-The
Chicago Cubs, after booting a four-
run lead in the earlier frames, scored
four times in the eighth inning today
to whip the Giants 11 to 7 in a wierd
ball game and climb into the .500
The Cubs used four pitchers and
the Giants five before the loose con-
test ended. Dizzy Dean was "shooed"
from the Cub bench by the umpires
in the third for razzing their deci-
The Cubs collected 15 hits, with
Stan Hack and Augie Galan each
contributing four to the attack. They
scored four runs off Manuel Salvo
in the first four frames and added
three in the sixth, but the Giants
came back to tie it up and belt Gene
Lillard off the mound with a four-
run blast in the sixth, before the
Cubs clinched the decision in the
by reaching first on a wide throw by
Dave Kribs, Bronco shortstop. On
the next play, Freddie Trosko laid
a bunt down the third base line,
and went all the way to second when
Overmire heaved the ball into right
field, Gedeoh pulling up at third.
Steppon fanned, but Pete Lisagor
dribbled a grounder to third base-
man Barber, who chose to throw to
the plate too late to nip the fleet-
footed Gedeon. Evashevski kept the
ball rolling with a clean single to
right field, scoring Trosko and send-
ing Lisagor to third.
Danny Smic then lined a base
hit to center, scoring the Michigan
second sacker and moving Evie to
third. Charlie Pink forced Smick at
second while Evashevski romped
home with the fourth Michigan run.
Pink immediately proceeded to
steal second base from where he
scored when Catcher Denny Yarger's
poor throw on Sofiak's tap in front
of the plate hit the diminutive Wol-
verine shortstop on his way to first.
That wound up the scoring on Over-
mire, who held the Fishermen to five
scattered hits for the remainder of
Runs Off Barry Unearned
Both of Western State's runs off
Barry were unearned. The first mark-
er was scored in the fifth on an error
by Sofiak, followed by singles by Ny-
man and Haire; and the other tally
came as the result of Hill's triple to
deep right center, and Walt Peckin-
paugh's bobble on Cuchovich's
grounder in the seventh.
Trosko and Peckinpaugh were the
big guns for Coach Fisher's charges,
the foirmer garnering two hits in
threeptimes at bat, while the Michi-
gan captain collected two in four
trips to the plate.
* * *
Varsity baserunners were guilty of
three mental lapses in yesterday's
game Sofiak overran second base
on Peckinpaugh's hit in the second
and was immediately run down
on the base paths; Lisagor was
picked off first after his single in
the sixth; and Peckinpaugh was
caught flat-footed off second in the
Danny. Smick, big Wolverine
right-hand hurler, continued his
fine pitching by limiting the Wes-
tern State Teachers team to two
hits during his four inning stay on
the mound. Smick is scheduled to
hurl Friday's game against Indiana.
Taking It Easy
Pink, cf ............ 3
Peckinpaugh, 3b .... 4
rrosko, lf ........... 3
*Smith ............. 1
Bond, p............ 0
Totals .........29 5 8 27 81
T ei nis Mateh
Rain Forces Cancellation;a
Wiermen To Play Six
Matches In Ten Dayst
Old Jupiter Pluvius did a favor for
the farmers, taxi drivers, and ama-c
teur gardeners Monday night andt
Tuesday morning by his more thant
generous sprinkling of rain. In fact,t
everyone seemed to enjoy the changet
in weather. That is, everyone but the
varsity tennis team.
The Weirmen were all set to open
their home season against the Bron-
cos from Western State yesterday,
when Jupe opened up the heavens
and proceded to wash out the tennis
courts, resulting in a postponement of
the match until May 17.
Team Has Busy Schedule
The cancellation and resulting new1
date, give the netmen quite a busy
time for the next 10 days. Starting
tomorrow withtheir first home match
against Notre Dame, the Wolverines
will face six teams in that period of
time, five of which are to be played
at home, and one away.
So far this year, the team has won
seven out of ten dual matches, and
the ultimate success of its pre-Con-
ference season may very will be told
during the coming "suicide" stretch.
Although the four Conference
matches already played against Wis-
consin, Chicago, Northwestern, and
Ohio State are probably the toughest
on this year's schedule, the contin-
uous play of the next few weeks will
show critical results.
The Weirmen have a special rea-
son for trimming the Irish tomorrow,
as it was this team which last year
ended the Wolverines win streak at
eight by downing them, 6-3.
Spartans Here Friday
On Friday, the Michigan State
Spartans are the opponents, and the
Weirmen are out to break the tie of
last year's matches. The Spartans
have a veteran team, having lost only
their number six man from last year's
squad, and should give the Michigan
team quite a battle.
From Friday until Tuesday the
team will have a breathing spell be-
fore taking on four teams in five
days. The opponents are Kalama-
zoo, at Kalamazoo; Western State,
Purdue and Illinois.
Both the Purdue and Illinois teams
will only bring five men with them,
so that the matches will be shorter
than usual, with the result that the
number six singles match, and the
third doubles match will be dropped.
This will hurt the Wolverines chances
as they have been winning consistent-
ly in these two spots.
Sports Squads Honored
University baseball and golf squads
will be honored at the regular dance
at the Union Saturday night, James
V. Halligan, social chairman, an-
nounced today. Members of both ath-
letic teams will be admitted to the
ballroom as guests of the Union. Bob
Steinle and his orchestra will pro-
vide the music.
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Annual Football Clinic
To Be Held Saturday
This Saturday the University of
Michigan will be host to some three
thousand coaches and High School
students when it stages its seventh
annual football clinic.
An interesting program, designed
to afford the varsity aspirants a
final opportunity to display their
talents, as well as to entertain the
visitors, has been planned by the
coaching staff. In the morning a
technical discussion will be held at
the Yost Field House during which
the masters will reveal the fine points
of passing, punting, blocking, run-
ning and tackling to the youths.
Yankees Rally In Ninth
And Beat Chicago, 8-6
Chicago, May 9.-(AP)-The New
York Yankees put on a typical ninth-
inning rally at the expense of their
old jinx, Lefty Thornton Lee, today to
nip the White Sox 8 to 6 in the "rub-
ber" tilt of the three-game series.
The world champions collected a
total of 16 hits, but not until the
ninth, when they connected for three
runs, did they put the game away.
Rookie Joe Gallagher hit a homer for
the champions in the second.
The Sox, after going down scoreless
before Steve Sundra for three frames,
scored four in the fourth to tie it up,
and had two across in the ninth, with
the tying runs on base and two out,
when Luke Appling's base hit struck
Mary Owen in the foot, automatically
ending the threat.
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W. State Tchrs.-2 AB
Nyman, cf ........... 5
Barber, 3b .......... 5
Hill, lb ............ 4
Snyder, rf3....... 3
Yarger, c ........... 4
Johnny Cuchovich provided the
fielding gem of the day when he made
a one-handed catch of Lisagor's long
wallop in the fourth inning. The drive
was labeled for extra bases.
* * *
In calling the Wolverine hurlers'
slants, Catcher Evashevski saw to it
that Cuchovich was thrown noth-
ing the big outfielder liked. Both
Evie and Smick played on the same
amateur team with Johnny last sum-
mer, and so they had a line on the
Bronc's weakness. As a result, Cuch-
ovich didn't hit a ball out of the in-
field all afternoon.1
Red Sox Keep First Place
ST. LOUIS, May 9.--(MP)-The St.
Louis Brownies again outhit their op-
ponents today, but weak pitching in
the clinches put the Boston Red Sox
in the pay column with a 10 to 8 vic-
tory that enabled them to hold the
lead in the American League Race.
*Batted for Barry in 7th.
Michigan..........050 000 00x-5
Western State ......000 010 100-2
Errors: Peckinpaugh 3, Sofiak,
Kribs, Yarger, Overmire. Runs bat-
ted in: Lisagor, Evashevski, Smick,
Pink, Haire, Cuchovich. Three base
hit: Hill. Stolen bases: Pink 2, Trosko.
Sacrifices: Sofiak, Gedeon, Trosko.
Double plays: Lisagor to Gedeon.
Left on base: Michigan 4, Western
State 12. Bases on balls: off Smick 3;
off Barry 1, off Overmire 1. Struck
out: by Smick 3, by Barry 3, by Over-
mire 3. Hits: off Smick 2 in 4 innings;
off Barry 5 in 3 innings; off Bond 0
in 2 innings. Hit by pitcher: by Smick
(Snyder). Winning pitcher: Smick.
Umpires: Knode and Linsay.I
Cardinals Beat Dodgers
And Move Into Second
BROOKLYN, May 9.-(/P)-The St.
Louis Cardinals hammered Freddy
FitzSimmons to the shower in less
than an inning today and went on
from there with an 18-hit attack to
slaughter the Dodgers 13 to 1, and
take undisputed possession of second
place in the National League.
They didn't need all that run-mak-
ing for Curt Davis tossed his second
straight six-hitter in a week, and
was in trouble only once.
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