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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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fuffing Opposes
Yankees Made HJartnett's Winner??
2-1 Favorites
To Beat Cubs'.

Lee

In Series Opener, At Chicago

KBy BUD BENJAMIN -j
Gum Versus Beer . ..
eF EVER a ball club went into a
world series a top heavy favorite, it
Is the New York Yankees, who open
the October classic today in Chicago
against the Cubs.
Heralded as the greatest baseball.
team since 1927, when Babe Ruth,'
fresh from 60 home runs and $60,000'
for the season, led the house of Rup-
pert into the series, the Yanks are
being quoted as high as 3 to 1 by the
erudite bookmakers.'
Only in the fielding department
can the Cubs show any measure
of superiority. They topped the
National League afield with a
percentage of .978 while their op-
ponents finished sixth in the
American circuit. Yet the margin
of superiority was a mere five
points, and that is scarcely mdi-
cative.
The Yanks, of course, led their riv-
als in batting, but not by the margin
you might expect. Their composite
- hitting average of
.275 was four points
better than the
Cubs', but this is
not the important
" feature of their
plate work.
The Gothamites
pounded across 975
runs during the sea-.
[Yson to the Cubs' 718.
.,,*.. , They hit 174 home
runs to the Cubs' 65.
" .. They boasted of
Gabby Hartnett three hitters over
the treasured .300 mark. Joe DiMag-
gio hit .326, Bill Dickey .314, and Red
Rolfe .12. Stanley Hack's .321 .and
Carl Reynold's .302 were the best the
x°,. Cubs could do.
Five of the Yanks hit over 20
home runs. Dimag smacked 32,
Lou Gehrig hit 29, Dickey 27, Joe
Gordon 25, and Tom Henrich 22.
Rip Collins led the Cubs in this
department'with 13.
McCarthy, an ex-Wrigley em-
ployee, will have four aces to lead
against Gabby Harnett's two. Charley
Ruffing (21-7), Lefty Gomez (18-12),
Monte Pearson (16-7), and Spud
Chandler (14-5) are the Yank
mainstays. Bill Lee (22-9) and Clay
Bryant (19-11) are Hartnett's chief
hopes with Dizzy Dean (7-1) danger-
ots because of his "moxie" when the
chips are down. Gabby has one ace in
the hole-the veteran Charley Root
-who might conceivably be the How-
ard Ehmke of the series.
'The New Yorkers have a further
advantage in that they are in top
notch condition after a half-a-
month's loaf, while the Cubs are in-
jury ridden with Hartnett's two split
fingers and Augie Galan's injured
ankle.
Do the Cubs have any advan-
tage at all? Well, a few. Their
pitchers are tops in that impor-
tant earned run column. Dean
with 2.52, Bryant with 2.88, and
Lee and Root with 3.60 are all
ahead of the Yankee moundsmen,
whose top man in this depart-
ment is Ruffing at 3.78. The rest
of th staff all averaged over four
opposition runs a game. The Cub
average was 3.87, the Yanks fin-
,ished at 4.50.
More important than any of the
above statistics, which incidentally I
put forth with some qualms, is the
psychological advantage. The Cubs
blasted to the top*
with a September
spurt of 21 victories,
four losses, and two h

ties in 27 games.
During this stretch
Lee and Bryant to-
gether won 11 games -3
and were beaten-but
once. TheChicago-
ans are keyed to a
tremendous pitch;
the Yanks, Who le-
thargically played
out the string, are Tony Lazzeri
far off key.
Then too there is Harnett and
Tony Lazzeri. Gabby, baseball's most
lovable character, is the core of the
entire Cub drive. His stellar work be-
hind the plate has undoubtedly felt
the sting of father time, but his bench
duties have quickened in tempo. With
Lazzeri the ex-Yankee beside him,
you have a real board of strategy.
Yep, on paper you can't touch those
Yanks. But baseball is a very dated
product, and apparently the August
wares have become somewhat stale.
I'll take the Cubs.

Maroons Not
To en T1kon

Fortune Smiles On Fred Olds,
Lansing Boy Proud Of Victory

Mickey Given Full
Share From Tigers

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Dean Might Pitch Today
In Bold Attempt To Halt
New York's Gunners.
CHICAGO, Oct. 4-(P)-n this
exciting World Series eve, Chicago
was a baseball mad city of hope, rum-
ors and hunches and they all pointed
to an old swaggering hero of the big
show-Jerome Hanna "Dizzy" Dean.
Official announcement by the rival
commandants, Joseph Vincent Mc-
Carthy of the Yankees, and Gabby
Harnett 'of the Cubs, said the big
redhead, Charles Ruffing, would
start. on the mound for the Yanks
with Big Bill Lee, pitching hero of
the late Cub pennant dash, for Chi-
cago. Yet a rumor that Hartnett might
cross everyone up and start the famed
Dean with his $185,000 sore arm and
all in a bold dramatic attempt to
upset the Yankee gunners, spread like
a forest fire.
"Red" Deserves To Start
Neither Hartnett nor McCarthy
went through any great amount of
master-minding to decide upon his
pitching choice. Hartnett's decision to
start Lee, winner of 22. games this
season, caused no surprise. Baseball
men generally figured the starting
honors for the Yankees rested be-
tween Ruffing, winner of 21 games
this season-the best record in the
American League-and Lefty Gomez.
McCarthy made known the selec-
tion of his ace righthander over south-
paw Gomez shortly after the arrival
of his slaughter' house Yankees.
"It's Ruffing, boys," he said quietly,
as if he had not intended otherwise.
Hartnett heard of the selection and
then snapped decisively: "Lee goes
for us."
Hartnett's desire to make his selec-
tion after McCarthy's was interpreted
as indicating he would have named
Dean, his only logical alternative, if
the Yankees had named Gomez.
Gomez has won every one of his
five world series starts and is regard-
ed by many as the Yanks' best bet
against the Cubs.
On this basis, Hartnett, in gam-
bling with Dean, seemed to prefer to
pit him against Gomez instead of'
Ruffing.
Cubs Still Hot
Neither manager would make any
prediction as to the outcome of the
series. Hartnett merely declared the
Cubs were just as hot as they were
when they swept the Pirates out of
the championship and still will be
sizzling when they advance to meet
the Yanks in the first game of the,
series tomorrow.
The Yankees will take the field at
least 2 to 1 favorites. But the odds.
have not discouraged the rampaging
Cubs one bit. Chicago, gaining the
National League championship in the
next to last day of the season, upset
the sports world by winning the flag
in the greatest finish in 30 years. The
players figure, just like Hartnett does,
that they are still as hot as they were
and possess the spirit to bowl over
the powerful Yankees.
McCarthy and Hartnett are friends.
Hartnett respects McCarthy as a great
baseball leader.
PROBABLE LINEUPS
NEW YORK CHICAGO
Crosetti, ss Hack, 3b
Rolfe, 3b Herman, 2b
Henrich, rf Demaree, if
DiMaggio, of Cavarretta, rf
Gehrig, lb Reynolds, ef
Dickey, c Harnett, e
Selkirk, If Collins, lb
Gordon, 2b Jurges, ss
Ruffing, p Lee, p
Umpires: Plate, Moran (N.L.);
First Base, Kolls (A.L.) ; Second Base,
Sears (N.L.); Third Base, Hubbard,
(AL.).
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1______ u ./ _____DETROIT, Oct. 4-0P)-The De-
s P hoBy NEWELL McCABE years ago a leg injury kept him from troit Tigers voted a full share of the
O At the sound of the gun, ending getting into any games, while last ub's dividens fM m the Word Series
the fourth quarter of Saturday's game year a knee injury in the State game was deposed as their manager on
heHoouthawasdepocehaswthirSmanger o
Satur- ainst Michigan State, more than a put him on the proverbial shelf. August 6, it became known today.
day, Fritz?" queried one out-of-town 'few thousand people were spellbound In all his prep school food l Also voted full shares were Ray
correspondent after football practice- and exuberant at the final score. Yet
"How man," elloed slr, mongallthoe tousads f fn;,games _there are only a few thin~gs Hayworth and Don Ross, wiho were
"How many," bellowed Cr sler, among all' those thousands of fans that made any impression on Fred's sold to Brooklyn in September; Alton
"we're worried about beating 'em. Do there was one person who felt an I Benton, who was recalled from Toledo
extra tingle come over him when the mind, worth rentembering. One of ntJny Awhwrealle fromd Toedo
you know what they've got? They'll in July; Arthur Sheahan, road secre-
outweigh us by more than 10, pounds Wolverines marched off the field on these incidents was the time he raced tary, and Denny Carroll, trainer.
per man in the line. They average the long end of a 14 to 0 score. across the field and made a tackle Part shares went to Cletus Poffen-
better than 204 pounds while we're This particular individual was not which resulted in the opposing run- berger, Roy Cullenbine and Chester
about 193." a grandstand quarterback, or the fan ner being carried off the field--out Laabs,
And Chicago, in spite of surpris- with a coloring of pink on his nose, like a light.
ing scoreless tie with underrated but rather was one of the gurds Real Hero Chare Grimm Out Again
o who, had plenty of action in the big The 'other "thrill" came in East
BadliygThl.TheeMaroons and game. With East Lansing as his Lansing when the trainer came out CHICAGO, Oct. 4-(IP-Charlie
taken lightly. Thesyareon a home town, Saturday's win was an with a special message from some Grimm, displaced as Chicago Cub
peculiar spot. They are hampered outstanding victory for Fred Olds. cute little number who compliment- Manager and then cut out of a share
tremendously bylack rof talent and Since the time that State had theI ed him on the excellent game he Was of the player's World series pool, also
manpower. So each year Shaugnessy habit of walking over the Wolveriies playing. is out so far as broadcasting the series'
"points the gun" at one or two op- at the start of each season, Fred, like Now with a new and much bright- which opens tomorrow between the
ponents and practically forgets the a good many Ann Arbor alurani er looking football season under way, Cubs and New York Yankees.
others. throughout the country, was unable barring injuries, Fred Olds when he His studio revealed today that bep
Ritchie Last Year to hold his head up when he walked is at the guard position is going to cause of his recent connection with
Last yer the gun almost exploded along the one main street of that be one man that will play havoc with the National League, Commissioner
in a surprised Wolverine's face when growing town, somewhere in the cow all backfield men of the Wolverine K. M. Landis ruled Grimm could not
a tired Maroon squad succumbed in country of Michigan. rivals. broadcast the games.
the last four minutes to a two touch- Traveling Man_-
down splurge by StarkRitchie. They For two years Fred was on the East
pointed for Princeton last year also, Lansing high school squad, where he' PU BL I C A F FA IRS SE RIES
got the jump by scoring first only to had a regular berth, worked hard
lose, 16-7. and did not receive an overabun-
IBehind its greenbuhev line wl dance of credit. From there he saw Sponspred by Ameirican Association of Univer sity Women. 't
b edtgrnacfibut heavy wiLe waction for oneyear at Adelphia Aa- Lectures by members of the U. of M. Faculty
be a veteran backfield. Capt. Lew -adSaeOfcas
Hamity, whose defensive work slowed demy in New York, and this was fol- and Sate Officials
the Michigan attack in last year's lowed with a year at the Episcopal Directed by Prof. James K. Potlock

"Big" Bill Lee of the Chicago
Cubs will do all in his power to
win the opening game of the 1938
World Series for the local fans. All
season "General" Bill has been the
iron man of Hartnett's pitching
staff, and therefore is the logical
man to start the series for the Cubs.
Plan Congress
Sports Night
Swimming And Basketball
Among Featured Sports
Tomorrow night Congress, inde-
pendent men's organization, will
sponsor a Sports Night from 7:30 to
9:30 in the Intramural Building for
all the Independent men on the cam-
pus. 'At this time, any Independent
man may obtain a free locker and
towel and take part in any sport or
sports he chooses.
The swimming pool will be open for
use, as, will the basketball _floor and
basement courts for such sports as
squash,handball, badminton, code-
ball, paddleball and mecatos. Equip-
ment will be furnished for all sports,
and instruction given to those who
are engaging in them for the first
time.
WRESTLERS
All men interested in trying out
for either freshman or varsity
wrestling should report to Yost
Field House at 5:15 p. m. today.
'Cliff Keen, Coach

near debacle, leads a backfield av-
eraging 191 pounds. Sollie Sherman.
a scintillating runner, Morton Good-
stein and Ed Valorz round out the
Maroon secondary.
Fundamentals Stressed
Crisler, anxious lest the let-down
after the Michigan State game re-
main, had the squad back on theI
blocking and tackling dummies yes-
terday afternoon. Downfield block-
ing was particularly stressed as new
plays were introduced.
lThe squad was still a bit sloppy as
it went over its blocking assignmentI
on the old plays while one set ofI
'backs, .Harmon, Kromer, Evashevski
and Christy, had to relearn their as-
signments on some plays. There was,
however, a noticeable improvement in
the viciousness of the downfield
blocking. The backs were cuttingS
down their inen with regularity. This,
in view of the fact that pictures of
the State game showed that a single
missed block cut down sizeable gains,
was especially heartening.

Academy in Philadelphia.
Along with some of the other Mich-
igan football players Fred has had
more than his share of injuries. Two

Lecture Hall, Rackham Building, 4:15 P.M.
October 5
PRO ESSORJAMES K. POLLOCK
"Significance of National and State Elections
October 19
PROFESSOR JAMES K. POLLOCK
"The Selection of Judges"

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November 1
PROFESSOR ARTHUR BROMAGE
"Impending Changes in 'County Organization"
November 29
MR. LENT D. UPSON
"Michigan Tax System"
December 13
MR. WILLIAM BROWNRIGG
"Civil Service"
January 11
PROFESSOR ,JOSEPH HAYDEN
"Modernization of Michigan State Government"
February 15
PROFESSOR JAMES K. POLLOCK
"State Legislatures"
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