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Nine Opens Home Season Against Irish




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Muir To Pitch
In Initial Game
At Ferry Field
Ray Fisher Well Satisfied
As Varsity Takes Six
Of Southern Contests
(Continued from Page 1)
corps is the big Irish headache, com-
pensated for by a strong defensive in-
field. Ray Pinnelli at third, Capt.
Andy Chlebeck in center Chuck Far-
rell at first and catcher Bernie Crim-
mins are the only lettermen, and
Chuck Crimmins, reserve last year,
will be at short. George Sobek, var-
sity second baseman, is out with a
knee injury, and will be replaced by
sophomore Fred Gore.
Fisher will start the same lineup
that overpowered most of its south-

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Pickings... .

Player AR R H Pet.
Wakefield ......9 2 4 .444
Chamberlain 31 9 13 .419
Nelson ........37 10 14 .380
Harms .....:....28 4 10 .357
Holman .......37 5 13 .351
Steppon .......29 7 10 .344
Veigel..........3 0 1 .333
Ruehle ........28 7 7 .250
Muir.......... 4 1 1 .250
Sofiak 34 4 7 .206
Cartmill .......10 2 2 .200
Stoddard ..8 1 1 .125
Westfall .......12 1 1 .083
Gould .....4 0 0 .000
Wise...........3 0 0 .000
Goldsmith ...... 1 0 0 .000
Team totals .. 278 53 84 .330
ern opponents. Dick Wakefield, soph-
omore rightfielder, will be back in at
the fifth spot in the batting order.
Wakefield was called home by the
death of his father after playing in
Avo of the southern tilts.
The infield that faces the Irish
today will be one of the best combi-
nations, both defensively and offen-
sively, to perform for the Wolverines
in years.

AFTER A WEEK in the land of
cotton with Michigan's touring
baseball squad, the Double prints a
few excerpts from his carefully-kept
diary today:
APRIL 11: Michigan 13, Maryland
5 . . . Mickey Stoddard, the old
fireman from last year's staff, worked
just as hard as he had to . . . Bud
Chamberlain must have opened the
eyes of a Washington scout who was
on hand by cracking two triples and
a single in five trips to the plate . . .
The Terps started Bill Fulton, the
southpaw with a dwarfed right arm,
in the box . . . He had to catch, field
with, pitch with the same hand . .
"I was going to try to bunt on him,"
complained catcher harms, "but
those other guys knocked him out
before I got to bat."
APRIL 12: MICHIGAN 10, Wash-
ington and Lee, 8 . . . Les Viegel
started but Mase Gould relieved
him in the sixth and got credit .. .
Michigan's tennis team was in Lex-
ington too today and won, 8-1 . . .
The Wolverine netters arrived just
in time because W&L has hired
Fred Perry as its new coach and
he will start next week . . . Michi-
gan's pretty -boy, James Tobin,
made a big hit at George's dance
palace in nearby Buena Vista . . .
Les Viegel lost his spending money
in a poker game.
Carolina 2 . . . Cliff Wise made his
mound debut and hurled excellent
ball . . . The Tar Heels, one of the
best teams in the South, bunched four
hits in the seventh inning for their
only runs . . . Several of the Wol-
verines talked of taking post-grad
work at Chapel Hill . . . Whatta
place for fun, frolic, a splatter of
education, frolic and fun.
APRIL 15: VMI 7, Michigan 5
Even the Yankees, Tigers or the
Reds lose once in awhile . . . The
Cadets scored four runs in the
eighth . . . Two safe bunts past
pitcher Neil Muir started the fire-
works . . . If things weren't bad
enough, Les Viegel lost his shirt in
a poker game.
APRIL 16: MICHIGAN 6, Navy 2
. . . Stoddard was in real form to-
day and limited the Middies to seven
scattered hits . . Max Bishop, the
Navy coach, called on a neat looking
right-hander named Norm Smith to

relief-hurl for his team in the eighth
He had pitched 17 consecutive
scoreless innings for the Midshipmen
before -this appearance . . . Last
year, Don Holman fanned three
straight times before lis offerings
and finally was taken out for a pinch
hitter in his fourth trip to the plate
. Today, however, whiteheaded
Donald, who swears that he will pitch
against Culver later this year, got
his sweet revenge . . . After hitting
a triple and two singles in the early
innings, he spoiled Smith's spotless
record with a homer in the ninth
. . . We sure got swell food at the
Navy in their tremendous mess hall
which is about as large as Yost Field
APRIL 17: MICHIGAN 7, George-
town 6.....All along the line, they
raved about the mighty undefeated
Hoya nine . . . Washington writers
claimed that it was college baseball
at its best . . . Paul Goldsmith
started but was drawn in the second
after G-Men felt that it was danger-
ous to have him keep throwing his
curve within 10 miles of the White
House . . . Midget Mase Gould then
entered to do the impossible .
For 6 1-3 innings, he gave the pow-
erful Hoya sluggers just two measley
singles . . . Georgetown's two-run
rally in the ninth wasn't quite
enough . . . Washington, cherry
et al, was amazed. Bill Steppon met
his girl after the game . . . George
Ruehle claimed that she didn't come
to watch him play 'cause he was
afraid to bring her out in the light.
APRIL 18: Richmond 6, Michi-
gan 1 . . . A lad named Charlie
Miller threw a prayer ball past the
Wolverines all day . . . Hurled a
five-'hitter . . . If that were not
enough, Les Viegel came home
pants-less . . . Poker, no doubt.
Richmond observers called Mike
Sofiak the greatest collegiate
shortstop they had ever seen .. .
Mike's troublesome arm was get-
ting better in every game. We at-
tended a fancy dress ball in the
eve . . . Four out of five girls
are beautiful and they all live in
Richmond . . . honestly.
APRIL 19: MICHIGAN 7, Virginia
4 . . . Stoddard won his third ball
game although Muir and Gould had
to finish it . . . Virginia was in the
midst of Easter week with Will Hud-
son, Bob Chester and Tommy Dorsey
playing for dances on consecutive
nights . . . We saw Dorsey . . . The
Cavalier fans all attended the ball
game with jugs filled with mint julep
. . . It's an old Virginia custom, they
say, . . . done on Easter week ever
since Tom Jefferson founded the
place . . . Bill Cartmill, nicknamed
Seabiscuit by the fans, finally found
a lad with bigger feet . . . What's
more, Harms came across a catcher
who is shorter than he is . . . "About
Nelson's size" commented George.
... APRIL 20: Vacation's end 1,000,
Michigan 0 . . . no comments.
The Sports Building will be open
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily except
Saturdays for the rest of the sem-
ester. Closing hour on Saturdays
is 6 p.m., and the building will be
closed all day Sundays.
Intramural Sports Department

Netmen Take
Five Contests
On Dixie Tour
Tar Heels Score Only Win
Over Michigan; Varsity
Blanks Cadets, Deacons
Look out for Michigan! is the cry
that's. echoing over Big Ten tennis
courts as a result of the highly suc-
cessful Southern Trip recently com-
pleted by the Wolverine netters.
The local racketeers took five vic-
tories while dropping only one, that
to the strong North Carolina squad.
Two of the Wolverine wins were shut-
outs, two were won by 8-1 scores
and one by a 5-4 margin.
The Maize and Blue netmen opened
against Washington and Lee and
emerged from this fracas with an 8-1
victory. The only loser was Jim Bour-
quin, who played in the number six
spot and dropped his match to Jack
Harrelson, 6-3, 6-2.
Win In Straight Sets
The other eight matches were won
in straight sets with Wayne Stille,
Michigan nuniber four man,, defeat-
ing his opponent without the loss of
a game.
The following day, the Wolverines
tangled with Virginia Military Insti-
tute and came out on top even more
easily than they had against the
Generals. Every Michigan player won
his match and the Michigans took
a 9-0 victory. Alden Johnson played
in the sixth position.
The Wolverines made it three
straight against the Wake Forest
Deacons the next day and racked
up their second straight shutout.
Howie Bacon played in the six slot
and defeated Lou Brower of Wake
Forest, 6-4, 6-0. All the matches were
won in straight sets except those of
Tom Gamon, number five man, and
Jim Porter, who played at number
Receive First Loss
Hopes for a defeatless trip were
shattered, however, when the great
North Carolina aggregation handed
Coach Leroy Weir's boys an 8-1 shel-
lacking in the fourth meet of the trip.
The only Michigan victory in the Tar
Heel meet was won by the first Mich-
igan doubles team of Capt. Jim Tob-
in and Lawton Hammett, which took
a hard-fought battle from the strong
Carver- Hainden combination, 4-6,
6-3, 6-2.
The Tobin-Hammett duo, incident-
ally, did not lose a match during the
entire trip and loks like a good bet
for the Western Conference doubles
In the fifth meet of the Southern
jaunt, the Wolverines came through
with a surprise 5-4 victory over the
highly touted Duke outfit which an-
nually ranks among the best in the
Doubles Decides Winners
The two teams divided the singles
matches, with Porter, Stille and Ga-
mon winning and Tobin, Hammett
and Bourquin dropping their tilts.
The meet was then carried into the
doubles contests for a decision and
when the Tobin-Hammett and Stille-
Porter teams both won, it clinched
the victory for Michigan. The third
doubles team of Gamon and Bacon
lost to Wilson and Himadi of Duke

Old-timers often get together and
swap fabulous tales about unknown
youngsters who literally walk back-
wards into athletic prominence.
They tell about the rookie baseball
player, green as the apples back on
his farm, who walks up to the big
league managers, announces his pres-
ence and waits for applause. It
happens every year-and not infre-
quently one of these young hope-
fuls blazes into nation-wide recog-
Gipp Boots Ball
Another favorite story concerns the
manner in which the immortal
George Gipp, of Notre Dame football
fame, first attrgcted the attention
of Knute Rockne. Gipp, so the tale
goes, was standing at one end of the
Irish practice field when a stray pig-
skin rolled, his way. Picking it up,
the unknown lad booted it back to
the squad with such tremendous
power that Rockne spotted it and
asked him to try out for the grid
team. Before his tragic death two
years later, Gipp's flying cleats carved
himself a berth among Notre Dame's
all-time football greats.
Without stretching the imagination
too much, a parallel can be drawn in
Michigan athletic annals. Ross
Faulkner, one of the Wolverines'
greatest quarter-milers was discov-
ered competing in an obscure intra-
mural track meet. He was converted
to varsity cinder ranks and prompt-
ly rocketed to the top.
New Track Prospect
Now perhaps Coach Ken Doherty
has uncovered a similar prospect in
the person of Bob Reutter. A well-
built dashman, Reutter never seri-
ously considered varsity track until
last year when Doherty and yearling
coach Chester Stackhouse observed
him in an intramural track meet and
but the locals won a 5-4 victory in
the meet.
The tour was brought to a success-
ful close with an 8-1 thrashing hand-
ed to the luckless Virginia Cavaliers.
Only Number Two Man Lawton Ham-
mett failed to win his match although
both Tobin and Porter were forced
to go three sets for victories. The
Virginians were weak in the lower
three singles spots, however, and
Stille, Gamon and Bacon won in
straight sets.

suggested that he give dt a try. Reut-
ter worked with the freshmen in last
year's outdoor season, but didn't
flash too much promise.
Then this year, as a senior, Bob
gave forth more concrete evidence
of his vast potentialities. Running
on the Sigma Chi half mile relay
quartet, he turned in a sensational
220 anchor leg to help win the all
campus indoor relay championship
for his house. Later in the annual
Fraternity track meet Reutter copped
the 60-yard dash and took a second
in the half-mile.
Now once more Bob is making a
bid for spike honors, this time for
a berth on the varsity squad. And
chances are pretty good that he will
succeed. In time trials last Satur-
day the hard-driving lad paced off
a fast 22.7 furlong and a 50.3 clock-


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ing for the quarter. This with rela-
tively little conditioning.
It's a long step up from fraternity
relays to grueling varsity races--but
it appears that Bob has made the
climb. For although not definitely
decided, it is a strong probability that
Reutter will make the trek to Des
Moines, Ia., with the Wolverine squad
in quest of Drake Relay honors, Fri-
day and Saturday. He is slated to a
leg on either the distance medley or
half-mile relay quartets.
Crew cut or personality hair style.
Liberty off State






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Chlebeck, cf
Callahan, if
Farrell, lb
Pinelli, 3b
C. Crimmins, ss
Hengel, rf
Gore, 2b
B. Crimmins, c
Nowicki, p

Nelson, cf
Holman, if
Sofiak, ss
Steppon, 2b
Wakefield, rf
Ruehle, lb
Chamberlain, 3b
Harms, c
Muir, p

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Fraternity and independent
teams will open the Spring Intra-
mural program by playing soft-
ball this afternoon. All fraterni-
ty teams that do not play today
are scheduled for tomorrow.
Intramural Department



New York ...........5
St. Louis...........1
Philadelphia ........2
Washington .........2
Detroit .............1

League Standings




L Pct.
1 .833
2 .667
3 .625
1 .500
2 .500
5 .286
5 .286
3 .250

New York ...........6 1
Chicago ............3 1
St. Louis ............3 2
Brooklyn ..........4 4
Boston .............4 4
Pittsburgh ..........2 3
Cincinnati ..........2 4
SPhiladelphia........1 6
Monday's Results
New York 7, Brooklyn 5
Boston 8, Philadelphia 1



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Monday's Results
Chicago at Detroit, rain
St. Louis at Cleveland, rain
New York 14, Philadelphia 4
Washington 6, Boston 5
Tuesday's Games
Chicago, at Detroit
St. Louis at Cleveland
New York at Philadelphia
Boston at Washington

Cincinnati at Chicago, cold weath'r
(Only games scheduled)
Tuesday's Games
Brooklyn at New York

Cincinnati at
Pittsburgh at

at Boston
St. Louis


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