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THE MICHIGAN D-11AILY

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Yankee Lead
Red Legs Fade In Stretch
To Produce Customary
Battle In Senior Loop

Junior Loop Mentors Will Pin Hopes
On Rookies To Stop Yanks In 1940

The .veteran Pepper MartinJ
holding down the hot corner .f
the St. aLouis Cardinals, andI
addition to his good job of play i
bai lhe is pacing the club with hi
unbounding energy and zeal in i
effort to overhaul the Cincinna
Redlegs.

ed upon to tour the course in near-par
figures. Also heavily counted on is
Lynn Reiss, who was almost killed in
an auto accident last year, recovered.
his health enough to play bang-up
golf last spring and is expected to
make an even better showing this
spring.
Tom Tussing and Fred Dannefelser
are also expected to be important cogs
in Coach Ray Courtwright's plans.
Last year the golfers had an out-
standing record in dual play and won
themselves second place in the Big
'Ten meet.
"We should do at least that well
next spring," is the consensus of
opinion among the veterans.
Jack Emery may also play an im-
portant part in the golfer's hopes. If
he decides to take advantage of his
last year of competition by staying
in school after February he would
probably be near the top of the first
stringers.
Other members of last year's squad
who will be back include Ken Mc-
Carran, Bill Black, who went to town
in the National Collegiates, Ken John-
son and eight freshman numeral
winners. Among these are Goodwin'
Clark, Harvey Goodman, Don Jones,
John Vezina and Herbert Whipple.

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By CHRIS VIZAS
Midway in the Big League baseball
season it seemed that a new finish
would be written to the closing chap-
ter of the Junior and Senior circuit
races with the Cincinnati Reds walk-
ing away in the National and the
Yanks crumbling in the American.
However, it didn't take long for things
to get back into the traditional groove
of :a Yankee massacre, and a topsy
turvy scramble in the Senior league.
After being taken five straight by
the Red Sox (which included a double
header), baseball experts began to
pick the Yankees apart and show
how they were going to fade. Mean-
while the Rhinelanders 'were picking
up momentum and increasing their
lead over the Cubs and Cards.
Reds Lead Cut
But August found the St. Louis
Cardinals putting on a drive which
narrowed the Reds' lead to three
games in the early part of Septem-
ber. At the same time the Yankees
turned in one of the best road records
of the year, and now Boston is try-
ing to keep them from lengthening
the lead to twenty games.
Entering the home stretch the
sixth place Pirates are as far away
in the National as the Red Sox, who
are in second place in the American,
from the leaders. The Buccos have
been hitting a merry clip of late with
Cy Blanton back on the mound, after
being out since April, and the two
slugging recruits recently brought up
from the minors, Bob Elliott and
Maurice Van Robays, playing havoc
with opposing pitchers.
Although they are practically out
of the flag race, the rejuvenated Bucs
are 'in a position to help make the
National race a close one right down
to the final stretch, since they have
12 games left with the Reds and
seven of these on their own field.
They also have four contests left with
the Cards, and are itching to get back
at the Red Birds for those four
straight lacings they received during
their recent 12 game losing streak.
White Sox Surprise
With the Yanks merely waltzing
along through the remainder of their
games, the interest in the American
League centers around the battles for
first division berths. Jimmy Dykes
surprising White Sox, who weren't
supposed to go anyplace earlier in the
season, are giving Boston a race for
second place despite an injury ridden
team.
The disappointing Detroit Tigers
are floundering around in fifth place
trying to oust Cleveland from that
fourth spot World Series cut, but
they seem to be going up and down
more so than the Indians who seem
to have copyrighted the privilege of
flashing and fading in recent years.
With Ray Blades' Red Birds flying
fast-and giving the Red Legs a battle,
the early season experts are changing
their tone towards this fiery pilot
and heaping glowing adjectives upon
him in place of the original deroga-
tory ones. Meantime Phil Wrigley is
saying he won't ever hire another
player to manage his team, and
Gabby Hartnett is trying to change
his mind by pushing his players in an
effort to overhaul the Cards and Reds.
At the same time Lippy Leo Duroch-
er's daffy Dodgers are snapping all
over the gabby one's heels and carry-
ing out the Harnett-Durocher feud
in royal Brooklyn fashion.
Giants Fail
While it is a close race for the first
two posts in the National League, the
New York Giants, who were going to
be up there according to one Master
William Terry (The Pride and Joy
of Gotham's baseball writers), are
fighting hard to get out of the second
division. Again it's Brooklyn up in
front of them who won't let them
pass, and the Dodgers who are furn-
ishing Bill Terry with headaches at
every opportunity and giving the boys
n the press box something to smile
bout.

By ART HILL
As the Major League season enters
its final weeks, with the Reds and
the Cardinals staging a bitter battle
for the burlap in the National League
while the New York Yankees in the
Junior Circuit have already settled
back to wait for the World Series,
American League fans have turned
their thoughts toward 1940 in the
hope that this may be the year when
there will actually be a pennant race
in the Yankee League.
The hopes of the majority of clubs
in the seven-team "second division"
of the younger loop will be pinned on
rookies in the coming campaign.
Therefore, let's take a look at the star
first year men of that league for
the past season.
Williams Leads Gardeners
Number 1 youngster of the current
campaign is undoubtedly Ted Wil-
liams, outfielder of the Red Sox. Ted
has kept well above the .300 mark
in batting, meanwhile leading his
league in the all-important runs-bat-
ted-in column and having banged
out, at the present writing, no less
than 26 home runs.
Twenty-one-year old Barney Mc-
Cosky of Detroit has kept close to a
.320 batting average and his fielding
leaves nothing to be desired, while
Charley Keller of the Yankees com-
pletes the outfield with a .335 aver-
age.
At first base, the Junior Circuit is
replete with veterans. If a man must
be picked, it could well be Oscar
Grimes, Cleveland rookie, who has
proved himself a capable substitute
for the injured Trosky. He's a dan-
gerous hombre at the plate.
Boudreau And McCoy
The second base combination,
might be made up of Lou Boudreau of
the Indians and Benny McCoy of the
Tigers. Boudreau, former Universi-
ty of Illinois star, is hitting around
.290 and, in the field, covers more
ground than the grass. McCoy, al-
though not a star fielder, is a heavy
hitter and, if Charley Gehringer ever
quits playing ball, should see a lot
of service at the keystone sack.
At, third base, Jim Tabor of the
Red Sockers.leads all contenders by

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The catching staff will include, in
the order of their ability, Buddy
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Tresh of the White Sox. With the
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in his infrequent appearances, has
batted a phenomenal -365.
The leading first year pitcher in
the junior loop is Bob Harris of the
Browns. Harris would draw $50,000
from any club in the majors were St.
Louis to place him on the market.
MariustRusso and Atley Donald have
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Who are the best dressed men?
Invariably those chaps who carry themselves
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squad report to Coach Stackhouse
at Ferry Field any afternoon this
week. Experience is not necessary.
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