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Mic hi an Nine Battles Maryland In Season 'sOpener r


Thoughts Between Seasons
0 Sports Writer De fends Track
Against Charge Of Inanity


%o Start I tWfyi

Stoddard Hiurls
Initial Contest;
Holman Starts
Mase Gould, Muir Slated
To Carry Relief Duties;
Fulton Starts For Terps

I iatryfiiid Opettl(9-

Yankees, Cleveland Lead A.P:N
Pre-Season Baseball Forecast


this' outburst.
A week or so ago the writer and
a friend were passing through Yost
Field House. The track boys were
working out at the time, spinning
around the 220 oval just as tirelessly
and colorlessly as they had been
ever since Sept. 28th last.
My friend stopped, and watched
them for a while, silently. Then
he turned to me and said: "Simple
damned sport, isn't' it?"
"Meaning what?" I asked.
"Oh, the simpletons run around
and around the same track day in
and day out. They start out and
end up in the same place and wear
themselves all out getting no-
where. What a lousy sport."
So spoke my friend. And a year
ago my opinion of Coach Ken Do-
herty's favorite sport was the same,
although for a different reason.
If track is a lousy sport just be-
cause there is no point to it, be-
cause it doesn't "get anywhere," why
every sport must be rated equally
lousy. What's the sense of football
with its watery knees and cracked
ribs, or of boxing with its flattened
noses and ringing heads?
No sense at all, naturally. No
sport really "gets anywhere,"
Bruins Defeat
ed Wings, 4-2,
In Puck Finals
DETROIT, April 10. -(P)- The
Boston Bruins, National Hockey
League champions, made it three
straight victories over the Detroit
Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals
with a 4 to 2- conquest here before
1Q,137 spectators tonight, and drew
within a game of possession of the
venerable ice trophy.
The defeat brought the Red Wings,
battling with a rookie-filled lineup,
to the brink of elimination from the
cup series. Boston now can win the
cup by beating Detroit in the fourth
game here Saturday night.
Twice .tonight in the first period
the Bruins, on the dazzling individual
work of Milt Schmidt and Eddie
Wiseman, came from behind to nulli-
fy Detroit goals.
The might of the champions be-
came evident in the second period
when Schmidt bagged his second goal
of the evening, a terrific 25-foot sizz-
ler that caught goalie Johnny Mowers
flat-footed, 59 seconds after the per-
iod opened to put the Bruins ahead
for the first time..
The Bostonians controlled the
game after that, holding the frant-
ically rushing Red Wings with the aid
of some sensational saves by Goalie
Frank Brimsek and adding a fourth
goal by Art Jackson three minutes
before the end of the game while Alex
Motter was in the penalty box.
Both teams were at top speed as
tonight's game oopened. Bill Jennings'
short goal in the fourth minute of

whatever that may mean. The'
only reason for anysport after
all is what it does for the guys who
play it-what it gives them or what
it demands of them


(Special to The Daily)
And the one thing the real red- COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 10.-^
)looded sports demand of their par- It's "batter up" for Michigan's tour-
icipants is raw courage-"guts" they ing baseball squad here today when <:.:::j
,all it. A lad's gotta have the old the Wolverines open their annual
noxie to indulge in these rough pring trip against the Univei'sity of
lames and their main virtue is that Maryland nine.'
hey bring it out in a fellow. Sadly in need of pitchers, CoachN
Ray Fisher has called on his formerr
XND that's why I'd, always curled eifstrice todrjotk
my upper lip when I thought of are of the firing duties for the Wol-
track. It seemed like such a sissy verines' debut. He will oppose Ter-
,astime. Nothing but ability - re- ' rapin Bill Fulton, sophomore south-
quired. The only guys who ran were paw with a crippled right hand. who -
the guys who could run, and if a gent '.'" has given up only two runs in 11 in-
by nature had a' champion's stride. 'nings of hurling so far this spring.
and an inexhaustible wind why it was nmso u n frti. s wl si
as easy to win races as $o eat ice Stoddard's role willebe a diffiukr W
{ :. r{' one tomorrow, for the Terps, after Mickey Stoddard, Wolverine&
rem * dropping their first three games to pitcher, has been chosen by Coach1
But then one da- I happened to ; Ohio State, Harvard and Dartmouth, Ray Fisher to take on the mound
be at the finish-line during the suddenly came to life last week to duties against the University of
time-trials. And I watched the ,; gain impressive triumphs over Ver- Maryland today. Stoddard was at
lads in the distance races--from mont and Connecticut. prominent relief hurler last year.
the 440 on up .-.-Capt. Bill Steppon, Michigan's
second baseman, leads the Wolver- Terps Start Veterans
THEY JUST RAN around the track ine diamond squad against the The Maryland squad is rated a )etroit Tigers Hit 1
all right. They ended up in the University of Maryland today. The little below those of the past few;
same place they started all right.. But tilt will be the opening game of the years, but with Fulton. Art Wood- IRy'BafLi n - StI1m
when they finished those eyes rolling current season for the baseball ward and letterman Max Hunt, the
in their heads and those tendons rib- team. latter two righthanders, all ready to . E
bing out at the neck weren't done for go on the hill the Terps will be hard SPARTANBURG, S.C., April 10.
the benefit of the photographers. to lick. With the exception of-sopho- -(P)-The worry over the Detroit
Good or not, those guys have toNetters Await more Kenny Bransdorf, who will do Tigers' prolonged batting slump be-
give all they have-and more-every j the receiving, all of the starters are came official today.
time they run a race that counts.= veterans or reserves from last sea- Wt a frs rgnlyshd
ca l~","E/2 to"rt easo De ut ~ c"ubo'''''"'om astses With a day of rest originally sched-
The coaches do all they can to pre-'! Sea'son Debu ison's club.
are them for these times, but when __.If the veteran Stoddard falters, uled prior to the club's departure
i distance man enters the last lap Fisher has two southpaws, little Mase northward, Manager Del Baker sud-
after having given all he has to stay Washington And Lee Is Gould and Neil Muir, to toss in denly called a long batting drill in-
up with the pack that far he runs FirstSouthe oagainstthe Terps. Gould will prob-s the rain.
the ast 20onsomhingeethan_ First Southern Foe ably get the call as the diminutivesh
ability. Something no coach can senior has finally found himself this Baker said he was particularly
teach him. Tomorrow afternoon the Wolverine spring, after two years on the squad. concerned over Big Hank Greenberg
tennis squad opens a stiff 23-match and is ready to go. and Barney McCosky, a pair of ban-l
Yeah, it takes as much guts to schedule against the netmen of Wash- Another question that will be de- j
run a distance event as it does to ington and Lee at Lexington, 4Va. cided for Fisher in today's battle is o hitters all spring season. Green-
play football or to get in the ring. The complete schedule follows: the condition of shortstop Mike Sofi- g
I know that now. April 12: Washington & Lee at Lex- ak's throwing arm. The Gary sen- and it's a tossup which of the three
ington, Va. ior's wing has been bothering him for is most worried.
It's a good thing he was a very April 14: Virginia Military Institute the last two seasons, and on last The Detroit Manager said McCosky
;ood friend. Otherwise I might have at Lexington, Va. year's southern jaunt his throwing is tense and is cutting under the
slugged him. April 15: Wake Forest at Wake For- was one of the weak spots on the ball but "will be all right."
est, No. Carolma. club. Mike has been working the 'ebeg"w e addedt"h
$ April 16: North Carolina at Chapel arm hard since practice started, how- "Greenberg," he added, "has to get
AP Baseball Hill, No. Carolina. ever, and both he and Fisher have himself out of a slump-no one else
I April 17: Duke at Durham, No. Caro- high hopes that it is finally back in can."
Briefs April 18: University of Virginia at Strong Infield tomorrow for the first game of a
Charlottesville Vat If Sofiak is right, the Wolverines three-game series with the Cincin-
April 25: Wisconsin at Chicago, Ill will have a tough infield to stock nati Rcds that will complete theirI
Boston (A) 000 100 001-2 4 0 April 26: Chicago at Chicago, Ill. un against the Maryland hitters. The spring training.
Cincinnati (N) 001 002 02x-5 14 1 May 1: Michigan State at East Lan- all-veteran foursome will have George
Ryba, Hash and Peacock; Derrin- sing. Ruehle on first. Capt. Bill Stepnon - - -
ger, Turner and Lombardi. May !: Illnois at Ann Arbor. on second, Sofiak at short and' Bud
* * * May 5: Purdue at Ann Arbor. Chamberlain at the hot corner. Vet-
Phila. (N) 40 100 222--7 10 1 May 8: Northwestern at Ann Arbor.-I erans Don Holman and Davie Nelson
Phila (N) 00 10 22-7 1 1 'May 10: Ohio State at Ann Abr
Wash. (A) 110 002 000-4 8 3 a Arbr. will he in left and center, and the I
BWanton,( Meltonand2 Livingston May 14: Notre Dame at South Bend.I right field spot will go to the only~
Blanton, Melton and Livingston, May 15: Western State at Kalama- starting sophomore big Dick Wake
Warren; Leonard, Carrasquel and zoo. field. George Harms will be behind
Ferrell, Evans. May 17: Kalamazoo College at Kala- the plate.
S* * mazoohm Good weather is expected for the
St. Louis (A) 000 220 130-8 14 0 May 19: Michigan Normal at Ann contest, which will open an eight-
St. Jos. (WA) 000 000 000-0 2 3 Arbor. game swing through the South for ____
Niggeling, Harris and Grube; Steve, May 20: Toledo at Toledo, Ohio. Michigan. Last year's scheduled tilt
Krupka, McDonald and Mancuso. May 22: Wayne at Detroit. between the clubs was rained out. The
May 24: Michigan State at Ann Arbor Wolverines will leave
New York (N) 01 000 001-2 7 0 May '29: Western Conference Chain- after 'the game for Lexington, Va.,
Cleveland (A) 000 000 000-0 4 1 pionships, Chicago. where they face Washington and Lee
May 30: Western Conference Chain- tomorrow. Game time is 2:30 p.m.
by, Dorsett, Harder, Jungels and , pio hipshicaCoference Cha- The probable starting lineups:
HubbllBron ad Dnnig; ag- pioshisterChiao.frnehm
Hemsley. pionships, Chicago. Michigan Maryland

NEW YORK,, April 10.-(-P)-
Eighty-three sports writers can't be
wrong, but more than half of them
3re going to be when the 1941 Ameri-
an League race has been completed.
No matter which Learn wins, the vot-
ers for that steam in the Associated
Press Poll among sports scribes in
Major League cities will be outnum-
bered by those who picked some other
team to come home first.
In contrast to last year, when 66
of 77 voters picked the Yankees, this
year there is a virtual deadlock be;
tween the Yanks and the Cleveland
Indians. Only four voters failed to
name one or the other for first place.
The Indians drew one more first-
place vote than the Yankees --44: to
39, but on a point basis, based on
eight points for first, seven for sec-
ond, etc., the Yankees edged out the
Tribe 612 to 611.
The Champion Detroit Tigers drew
only two first-place votes, and the
Chicago White Sox and the - sur-
prise - St. Louis Browns, one each.
The Yankees were picked no lower
than third in any selection. The In-
dians were picked for fourth by one
voter, the others conceding the Tribe
would finish 1-2-3. Detroit, however,
was picked for the first six places,
with 20 scribes shoving thel cham-

cut of the first division in favor of
the White Sox. One optimist picked
Boston for second, but most of the
votes were for fourth place on down
through seventh.
The Philadelphia Athletics were
rated no better than sixth by any vote,;
while the Washington Senators, al-
though polling more last-place votes
than any other club, were rated as
high as fourth by at least one expert.
Simmered down, the vote reveals
the scribes vision a two-club race,
with the other six teams in a free-for-
all for what's left.
New York, 612; Cleveland, 611; De-
troit, 583; Chicago, 377; Boston, 363;
St. Louis, 268; Washington, 138;
Philadelphia, 136.
Team .Balance
Is Successful
For Trackmen
For lo, these many months it has
been impressed upon Daily readers
that the paramount factor which ac-
counts for the winning ways of the
Michigan track squad is its "team
balance." And now the statistics come
out to uphold this catch phrase.
A recapitulation of° points scored
uin outdoor Conference track meets
during the past eleven years clearly
indicates that the Wolverines' success
has been largely due to their balance
rather than to the prowess of certain
high-scoring individuals. The survey
was based upon the average points
scored per man in these meets.
Low Average
It is significant that Michigan's
average of 2.50 points per man stands
as the lowest of any school in the
Big Ten, while at the same time
Indiana, a school which has consis-
tently developed brilliant individual
track stars, has the highest average,
3.22 per man.
But - Michigan has placed 159
men, who have amassed a total of
409 and two-fifths points to far sur-
pass Indiana's 110 scoring men, who
netted only 354 and two-thirds mark-
During these eleven years Michigan
has won the outdoor Conference
championship eight times. A sterling
record, and now quite unquestionably
due to - team balance.

pions down to fourth.
The Boston Red Sox boom. appar-
ently has faded, as they are moved
Army Reserve CallsI
Freshman Mat Coach
Coach Port Robertson, Michigan's
freshman wrestling coach, received
word today from the Army Reserve
Office to report for active duty, im-
mediately. Robertson was ordered to
report to Fort Sam Houston in Texas.
Members of the freshman team
presented Coach Robertson with a
Gladstonetraveling bag in apprecia-
tion for his services during the past
year. The Oklahoman has served
Coach Cliff Keen, varsity mentor, as
assistant during the past four years.
The Sports Building will be open
from 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. during Spring
Vacation.. This takes effect today.
For the rest of the year it will be
closed on Sundays. Starting Mon-
day, April 21, hours will be from
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
-Earl N. Riskey, Asst. Director
of Intramural Sports

play,' on a pass from Don Grosso, was
quickly matched 42 seconds later Brooklyn (N) 011 001 000-3 7 01
when Wiseman lifted Roy Conacheris New York (A) 000 100 010-2 11 2
rebound over the diving Mowers. Casey, Hamlin and Owen, Phelps;
Sid Abel sent Detroit ahead three Ruffing, Lindel and Dickey.
minutes later, and Schmidt in the fif- * * *
teenth minute equalized matters with Chicago (A) 330 300 630-18-18-31
his first goal, skating in alone after Chicago (N) 003 031 303-13-19-2
eluding Detroit Defenseman Jimmy Grove, Navie, Haynes and Dickey,
Orlando. Turner; Dean, Root, Raffensberger
Schmidt's second goal, however, and Scheffing.
was the most stunning blow of the * * *
Boston attack, as he came in fast to Phi'd'phia (A) 221 000 211- 9-12-3
pick up a pass from behind the goal Pittsburgh (N) 321 000 121-10-14-1
and blast the puck knee-high past Beckman, Besse and Hayes; Kling-
the amazed Detroit goalie. er, Bauer and Lopez, Schultz.
Catherine and Division Streets
Sunday, April 13
7:00 A.M. Choral Holy Communion
Music by.St. Andrew's Choir
9:00 A.M. Choral Holy Communion
Musicby junior Church Girls' Choir
11:00 A.M. Choral Holy Communion and Sermon
by The-Reverend Henry Lewis
Music by St. Andrew's Choir

All candidates for the freshman
baseball team report to Ernie Mc-
Coy, freshman coach, at the Field
House between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.,'
Monday, April 21. Candidates must
furnish dwn equipment.

Nelson, cf
Holman, if
Sofiak, ss
Steppon, 2b
Wakefield, rf
Ruehle, lb
Harms, c
Stoddard, p

Whipp, If
Maisel, cf
McDonald, 2b
Dwyer, rf
DuVall, lb
Wharton, 3b
Radebaugh, ss
Bransdorf, c
Fulton, p


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