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T igers Sign Greenberg
As Outfielder For 1940
Change Is Made In Effort To Strengthen Detroit Club;
York Will Be Shifted To First, Tebbets To Catch
DETROIT, Jan. 26.-(P)-Big Hank Greenberg, Detroit Tiger first base-
man since the 1933 season, today accepted contract terms for 1940-in the
role of an outfielder.
The 29-year-bld slugger announced the decision here after conferring
by telephone with Tiger owner Walter O. Briggs, who is wintering at Miami
Beach, Fla. He said that "club officials feel that the club will be strengthened
if I play one of the outfield positions."
If Greenberg is able to make the change-and he expressed confidence
that he would be a success as an out--
fielder-Rudy York will move to first performers-Tebbetts and Dixie Par-
base and George Tebbetts will be in- sons.
stalled as first string catcher. Greenberg said today that with the

That arrangement may solve a
problem that long has vexed Manager
Del Baker and Gordon (Mickey)
Cochrane before him. Both Green-
berg and York are long-range slug-
gers, and both are first basemen.
York has done considerable ca.tch-
ing for Detroit but never looked his
best there. He also has played the
Terms Greenberg's contract were
not made public, but the Bronx belt-
er appeared well satisfied. Green-
berg is one of baseball's highest sal-
aried players.
In a formal statement, Greenberg
said in part:
Not An Individualist
"I have been accused of being an
individualist, but Del Baker and the
club officials feel the club will be
strengthened if I will play one of the
outfield positions. I am going to
show everyone I am a team player
by going along with their ideas and
feel confident that I will be a success
as an outfielder.
"I owe much tio the fans of this
great baseball city and they can be
assured I will be giving my best ef-C
forts at all times."'
That remark that "I owe much to
the fans" was generally interpreted
as a gesture to placate Detroiters
after a recent statement in which
breenberg declared he was mystified
by the jeers he received at Briggs
Stadium last season.
York A First Baseman
York came up as a first baseman,
but the Tigers have tried him alter-
nately behind the plate and in the
outfield. Last season he was first
string catcher.
Greenberg will compete for an out-
fieldposition with seven players, in-
cluding such veteran fly chasers as
Pete Fox, Earl Averill and Bruce
Campbell, and such youngsters as
Barney McCosky, Frank Secory, Pat
Mullin and Ned Harris; The latter
three are up fromDetroit farms. The
shift of York to first base leaves the
Tigers catching staff with only two
See "Bob" Gach for every-
thing Photographic.
Nickels Arcade

club's permission he would go to Hot

Cold Weather
T7hreatens i-Al
Of lee Marks
Field Of 200 Is Entered
As National Skate Meet
Gets UnderWay Today
LA CROSSE, Wis., Jan. 26.-()--
Fast ice, due to a long stretch of un-
usually cold weather, has improved
prospects for several new records in
the national ice skating champion-
ships opening here tomorrow.
Two-hundred red-cheeked boys
and girls, including eight record
holders, will be shooting at the marks
in the two-day meet. To these hardy
youngsters the forecast of continued
cold weather is heartening. Cold
weather, they point out, means fast.
ice. And the faster the ice, the better
the chance for new marks.
Eight Olympic Skaters
Included in the record-breaking'
entry are seven of the eight members
of the United States Olympic skating
team, Leo Freisinger, Bob Hecken-
bach, Ed Schroeder and Al Kucera
of Chicago; George Shimek of Cedar
Rapids, Ia.; Chuck Kleighton of
Minneapolis and Delbert Lamb of
Maddy Horn, the national cham-
pion from Beaver Dam, Wis., heads
the women's list. She expects sharp-
est competition from a pair of Minne-
apolis girls, Mary Dolan, 1938 title-
holder and Louise Herou, intermedi-
ate division titlist of last year, who
has graduated to the senior class.
Titleholder Defends Crown
Ken Bartholomew of Minneapolis,
who won the men's title last year,
will defend his crown. Friesinger was
the champion's chief competitor last
year. He trailed Bartholomew in the
final standings by 10 points.
Bartholomew holds the intermedi-
ate three-quarter mile record, but has
graduated from that division.


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Fat, Fort yE Off The Diamond,
Hut i\ l still Sweet T o Babe

Unknown Prod
Leads _to1urney
Spencer Cards Low 69
In Ring Crosby Open
DEL MAR, Calif., Jan. 26.-(R')
-Cliff Spencer, a comparative "un-.
known" from Wasnington, D.C., put-
ted his way to golf glory today by
leading the first half of the field iri
the opening round of Bing Crisby's
fourth annual $3,000 pro-amateur
The tall, dark capital pro winding
up his first try on California's winter
golf circuit, turned in a 35-34-69
for the par 36-36-72 of the Rancho
Santa Fe Country Club. The round
was played under ideal weather con-
With many of the tournament stars,
such as national open champion By-
ron Nelson, Jimmy Demaret, Horton
Smith, and Lawson Little, scheduled
to play their first round of the 36-
hole event tomorrow, Spencer fin-
ished one stroke in front of three
others going into the final 18 holes
Haynie, Drysdale Swim
To Victory In S. America
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Jan.
26.-UP-Swimmers from the United
States dominated the Pan-American
swimming championships a g a i n.
Thursday night as the representatives
of six nations continued their meet
at this summer resort.
Tom Haynie, who last year cap-
tained the University of Michigan
swim squad splashed to victory in the
400-meter free style in 5:01.2, and
Taylor Drysdale, another former
Wolverine captured the 200-meter
back stroke in 2:40.'

Stille Is Ping Pong Titlist
Wayne S'tine; '42, won the Unio
Ping Pg ToUrnament which cloea
la st night. Stilie took the title by
heating .ack Oreenstin, '4, thre
games to one, and Irving Anthony,
'41E, three games to nothing.
s Out 0 (the
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"I owe much to the fans...':
Springs, Ark., for preliminary train-
ing for his new position before re-
porting to the Tiger training camp
at Lakeland, Fla., early in March.
Nine Meets Slated
For State Na tators
EAST LANSING, Jan. 26.-(P)-
A hard schedule of nine dual meets
and competition in two tournaments
awaits the Michigan State College
swimming team this season.
The schedule, announced today by
the athletic office, follows:
Feb. 3: Ohio Wesleyan at East Lan-
Feb. 10: Purdue at East Lansing.
Feb. 15: Wayne University at De-
Feb. 17: University of Toronto at
Feb. 20: Michigan at East Lansing.
Feb. 24: Indiana University at East
March 2: Western Reserve at Cleve-
March 6: Kenyon College at East
March 9: University of Cincinnati
at East Lansing.
March 13: Invitational Meet, Ken-
yon College, Gambier, O.
March 29 and 30: National Colle-
giate Meet, New Haven, Conn.

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(Today's column is written by Herb Lev, assistant sports editor).
The Real McCoy...
IF BENNIE Mc COY were an ultra-honest young man he'd at least think of
forwarding Charley Gheringer a check for some $30,000 during the next
couple of days. That's about the difference the mid-summer injury to De-
troit's peerless second sacker will make to young McCoy when the deal for
his services is finally consu mated.
Granted that McCoy wal one of the sensations of the American Associa-
tion at the time he was recalled to plug the Tigers' second base gap, and that
he would have hit substantially above the .302 he swatted for Del Baker. But
nevertheless he was still a minor leaguer and as such his free agency wouldn't
be worth more than $10,000. Now he stands to collect at least $40,000 and
can almost take the pick of either league for his future employers.
This is about Clair Bee, the miracle man of basketball, who has piloted
little Long Island University to an almost undisputed spot' at the top of the
nation's cage heap. Like all successful coaches in any branch of sport, Bee
has often been accused of buying his players. Of course he denies this and
tells this story about how he got one of his star players; It seems that this
fellow who had never played much basketball but sort of liked the game,
happened to have wandered over to the gym one afternoon to watch the
Varsity cagers in action. He was engaged in a conversation on the sidelines
when a stray bullet pass came his way and headed straight for his head. But
our hero spotted the ball coming out of the corner of his eye, stretched out
his fingers and in the same motion flipped a perfect toss back to the player
who had thrown it. The next week he was in a varsity uniform and the
next year a regular on one of Bee's steamrollers. Sounds like Chicago.
: :. *
It's a good' thing that some of those athletes who are always squawking
about unfair treatment from the sportswriters didn't live 40 years earlier.
Our cities would have had many murder cases on their hands.
We were peering through an 1897 issue of the Washington Evening
Star in Professor Haines' Development of Amnerican Journalism class and
here are some of the epics we encountered. "Lowe returned to the game
and it was chiefly through his ghastly fielding that the game was lost."
And\a little farther on in the account of a Pittsburgh-Philadelphia game,
"The visitors scored their first two runs through the stupid work of Lajoie."
And the umpire came in for his share of the beating. Notice this from
the same issue. "Umpire Kelley handled the indicator again yesterday and
although his work was a little better than the day before, his work was not
up to standard. Balls and strikes were his weakness although several de-
cisions on the base paths appeared to be a little shaky as well."

No hope for ever returning to the
game he glorified for two decades
stirs in the mind of George Her-
man "Babe" Ruth, seen taking life
easy in his Riverside Drive apart-
ment, New York. Nearing 46, Babe
now weighs 243 pounds and finds
his sport in hunting and golfing.
He plans a spring trip south, to
serve on faculty of a baseball
ings, Blackhawks
Play Tie Game, l-l
DETROIT, Jan. 26.-P)-The De-
troit Red Wings, beaten three straight
times by the Chicago Blackhawks in
National Hockey League encounters
this season, came from behind tonight
to play their bitter foes to a 1 to 1
overtime tie. The deadlock failed to
cut into the Blackhawks' four-point
lead on Detroit in the league stand-
Chicago took the lead when left
winger Bill Carse caromed a shot
off goalie Cecil (Tiny) Thompson's
skate at 15:36 of the second period.
Detroit attacked furiously in 'the
third period and was rewarded with
a goal by left winger Connie Brown
who slapped a rebound past goalie
Paul Goodman.


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Michigan Quarter-Miler
Runs Tonight At Boston
Michigan's great quarter-mile ace,
Warren Breidenbach, takes his first
plunge into top-flight competition to-
night when he runs in the Prout Spe-
cial 600-yard dash in Boston.
Breidenbach, Conference 440 cham-
pion, and holder of the Ferry Field
quarter-mile record will be compet-
ing with the veterans of the winter
track circuit. He will be running on
a board track for the first time.

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