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FRIDAY, MAYC23, 1941

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

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Nine Battles Purdue

Tonight; Tennis

Team Downs

Wayne

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SPORTFOLIO
x Giidder luddy Baer
0 Sports :Hash
By HAL WILSON
Daily Sports Editor

Varsity To Play Under Lights;
Johnson Stars In - Net Win

Major League
Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE

Golfers ToQualify For National Open

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BIG BUDDY BAER, who will shove
his 237 pounds within firing
range of Joe Louis' twin sticks of
dynamite' tonight in Washington,
D.C., once had the desire to be a
football player.
It was back in his California high
school days and the young giant,
then only six\fet four inches tall,
took, a fancy to the left guard slot.
He liked it fine up until the first
'game, but then he suffered a brok-
en nose and a pair of black eyes.
His mother didn't think that was
so good, so she urged him to take
up some less dangerous sport, such
as boxing or something.
Buddy has grown up since that
first and last taste of gridiron war-
fare, having added two and a half
inches to his tremendous frame. But
that will only give Detroit's Brown
Bomber a larger target tonight.
Buddy has won 48 of his 53 fights,
43 of them by knockouts, and it's
taken a long time to show his moth-
er's judgment was faulty. But the
proof will almostcertainly come
tonight, just as it came to Buddy's
older brother, Max, back in 1935.
And the explosion will be heard
from Capitol Hill clear to Cali-
fornia.
For Buddy is a standup fighter
made to order for the Tan Tornado.
On the eve of battle he has sworn
that he won't back up a step, but
will go lunging out at the champion
and try to knock his head' off. Which
is an admirable purpose, at that, but

just about as feasible as playfully
slugging Gargantua.
Latest odds from Washington are
8 to 1 against Baer's chances to win
the title. They should drop this
morning, though, for we are picking
Louis to win by a knockout in the
eighth round. We also liked Porter's
Cap in the Preakness and selected
Michigan to win the Conference out-
door track crown.
SPORTS HASH: Baseball mentor
Ray Fisher is pinning much of
his hopes for a Big Ten title on
sophomore Cliff Wise's speed. on
the mound in tonight's night tilt
with Purdue . . . Cleveland's
Bobby Feller has experienced great
success in night ball . . . due most-
ly to his ability to keep the ball
low in the shadows.
Indiana's ace hurler, Don Dunker,
who bested the Wolverine nine once
last week, will lead the Hoosiers next
year as captain . . . Number three
man on Michigan's tennis team, Jim
Porter, found out yesterday that his
foot had a bursted blood vessel . . .
it's uncertain whether he will be able
to see action in the Conference mat-
ches next week.
Western State's mighty giant-
killers now stack iup as one of the
nation's best collegiate baseball
outfits ..twice, victors over the
Wolverines this season, the Broncos
also hold decisions over Notre
Dame, Northwestern, Wisconsin
and the Fort Custer nine headed
by the Chicago White SQx's former
ace rookie hurler, Gene Stack . .
Brooklyn's loss to the Cardinals
yesterday was their sixth straight.

opposition this spring, Wise has
emerged with two wins. Against Il-
linois two weeks ago he lost a heart-
breaker, 3-2. He returned to set down
Indiana in high style last Saturday,
8-3.
Purdue In Ninth Place
Resting in ninth place, the Boil-
ermakers have won only four out of
ten starts. Two of their victories were
at the expense of Northwestern's
Wildcat squad, Michigan's next op-
ponent.
In the box and in the field, the
Riveter nine has been no more than
mediocre. At the plate, the team has
been hovering around the .250 mark,
and their bats haven't been active
when hits meant runs. Their leading
hitter is second-baseman "Mac" Mc-
Ferren, swinging at a .349 clip.
Emmert To Hurl
Pitching today for the Boilermakers
will be Johnnie Emmert. Emmert,
thus far, has been Purdue's main-
stay on the mound. Against Confer-
ence competition he is undefeated,
with two wins and no losses. In 20 and
2-3 innings he has allowed only 13
hits, while striking out eight and
walking six. His earned-run average
is one of the lowest in the Big Ten.
If Emmert keeps up his good pace,
the game should turn into quite a
pitcher's battle, with the Michigan
nine conceded an edge because of
-superior batting strength.
THE PROBABLE LINEUIPS
Purdue Michigan
McFerren, 2b Nelson, of
Byelene, cf Sofiak, ss
Janisch, rf Christenson, 2b
Carson, If Wakefield, rf
Doherty, 3b Chamberlain, 3b
Fisher, ss Ruehle, 1b
McCaffrey, lb Holman, lf
Emmert, p Harms, c
'Young, c Wise, p

Miller. The Tartar player, who works{
a regular afternoon shift at the Ford
Company, won the first set, 7-5, mak-
ing numerous placement shots which
were margin enough for victory.
But the last two sets were a differ-
ent story. Johnson kept playing to
the baseline and keeping his oppon-
ent so deep that the lanky Wayne-
ite had no chance to make kill shots.
When the smoke had cleared away,
little "Jinx" had won 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
Tobin Has Little Trouble
Capt. Jim Tobin had little trouble
in downing Wayne's leader, Ed Gran-
ger, 6-3, 6-0. The Michigan senior
played brilliant tennis, winning three
love games in succession one time
during the match and losing only
nine points in the whole second set.
Pete Nunez, Tartar number two
men, offered little resistance to Law-
ton Hammett's terrific net game, go-
ing down to defeat in straight sets,
6-2, 6-2.
Stille hal quite a battle on his
hands before he finally trimmedi
sophomore Ed Promack, 6-3, 7-9, 6-2.
During the last set with the score
5-2 in his favor, Stille twisted his
ankle, but continued on to win the
match.
Although the score might not ini-
dicate it, Gamon had a tough struggle
on his hands before he beat Harmon
Burns, 6-1, 6-2. Every game went
deuce two or three times and the
wind caused both players to make
many errors.
Schaflander Wins
Schaflander's consistent volleying
at the net enabled him to drub Tom
Carr, Tartar sophomore who had been
undefeatedrinrhis last nine matches,
6-1, 6-0. Gerry was really hot, los-
ing but four points in the last set.
The net play of Tobin and Hamt-
mett was too much for Wayne's first
doubles team of Nunez and Burns,
and the Wolverine players took an
easy 6-2, 6-2 triumph.
Gamon and Schaflander coasted
to a straight set victory over Miller
and Carr in the last doublesbate
6-4, 6-1.
Rain Halts Match
Johnson, subbing for Stille who
was giving his ankle a rest, and
Howie Bacon had just finished win-
ning the first set of their second
position doubles match with Granger
and Promack, 7-5, when the rain
came. The score was 2-all in the
second set before Wayne's coach,
Norman Wann, and Weir decided to
callthe match, and give Michigan its
15th victory in 18 starts.

Cleveland......
Chicago ........
New York......
Boston .........
Detroit .........
Philadelphia ..
Washington.....
St. Louis ........

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Yesterday's Results
New York 6, Detroit 5
Cleveland 4, Washington 3
Chicago 4, Philadelphia 1
St. Louis 4, Boston 1
Today's Games
Chicago at Detroit (2)
St. Louis at Cleveland (night)
Boston at Philadelphia (night)
Only games scheduled.
NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis.......
Brooklyn.......
New York .......
Chicago .........
Pittsburgh'......
Cincinnati.......
Boston..........
Philadelphia ....

NEW YORK, May 22.-(P)-Though
most of the front-rank players will{
be exempt through their low-scoring
performances at Cleveland last year,
the competition still promises to be
strenuous when 623 professionals and
386 amateurs tee off next Monday in
the 27 sectional eliminations for the

National Open Golf Championship.
On a basis of 1,009 candidates for
128 places, the mathematical odds
against any player making the grade
are 8 to 1.
The other 42 places in the starting
field of 170 at Fort Worth June
5-7 will be taken by men exempt
from the sectional trials.

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and refreshing Beer is just the thing
for this warm weather.
WE DELIVER
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Yesterday's Results
Cincinnati 6, New York 4
St. Louis 7, Brooklyn 6
Philadelphia at Chicago, rain
Boston at Pittsburgh, rain
Today's Games
Cincinnati at Chicago
Pittsburgh at St. Louis (night)
Only games scheduled.
Little Leads Goodall Play
National Open Champion Lawson
Little fired a two-under-par 68 on
the tough Fresh Meadow course in
New York yesterday to take the lead
in the Goodall Round-Robin Golf
Tournament.

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Linksmen Meet Michigan State
Today In Season's Last Match

KEEP COOL
AND
HAVE FUN
- Yes, combine these two
pleasures by enjoying a bike
ride through the spring and
summer scenery of Mother
Nature. Rent one of our light
bikes or tandems for your trip.
Campus Bike Shop.
CAMPUS
BIKE SHOP

By LYONS HOWLAND
Seeking their second win of the
season over an improved Spartan
team, Michigan's varsity golfers will
meet Michigan State today on the
Walnut Hill Club Course in East
Lansing for their last match of the
current season.
Wolverines Favored
Slightly favored over the Spartans
by virtue of their 12 to 6 early-season
victory as well as their past-season
record of eight wins out of twelve
starts, the Wolverines will find the
going tougher against State this time.
The Spartans will be playing on their
own course, and thisis an important
element to take into consideration
when speculating as to the Maize and
Blue chances for victory..
Men chosen by Coach Ray Court-
right to represent Michigan are: Cap-
tain Fred Dannenfelser, Ben Smith,
Bob Fife, Dave Osler, and Johnnies
Leidy and Barr. Osler and Leidy
arc the only ones who aren't ac-
quainted with what the Spartans have
to offer, as they did not play for
Michigan -when the two teams last
mnet.
Of thae quartet that has played
agaimnst State this year', Bob Fife with
putter trouble was the only one to lose
Ii i match. Ben Smi th outplayed
Stat'8 liigiily-touted Stanley Kowal

by three strokes. Dannenfelser took
21/2 points from Spartan Jim Fun-
ston, and Barr swept his match with
Ralph Kortge.
Spartans Depend On Veterans
State offers as its main opposition
three veterans in the persons of Kow-
al, Bill Zylstra, and Kortge. Other
players who are liable to see action
are Funston, Chester Kennedy,
George Busch, and Leonard Hutt.
A six-man squad will start for each
school, and the best ball and singles
matches are slated to be incorporated
into a single 18-hole round.
Lesnevich Wins NBA's
Light-Heavyweight Title
NEW YORI, May 22.-(/')-Gus
Lesnevich made the third time charm
work magic tonight by outpointing
Anton Christoforidis in 15 tough
rounds in Madison Square Garden to
win the National Boxing Association's
version of the world lightheavyweight
championship.

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