SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1941 PAGE ThREE THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By ART HILL
Diamond Title Clincher .. .
RAY FISHER'S great Michigan
baseball team put the Big Ten
championship on ice Thursday when
they defeated Northwestern, 9-7, but
it wasn't until the next afternoon
that the boys slammed the refrigera-
tor door on the Conference crown by
handing the Wildcats a 12-4 wallop-
It developed that the second victory
was more important than it seemed,
too, for Iowa took two victories from
Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday.
A pair of wins over Ohio State next
weekend for the Hawkeyes will give
themn a copped-and-dropped mark of
9 and 3 as compared with 10 and 2
for the Wolverines who have finished
their Conference schedule.
Big offensive guns for Michigan
in the Memorial Day tilt were
George Ruehe and Bud Chamber-
lain. Ruehe had three hits in
three attempts while the Wolver-
ine third-baseman gathered three
bingIles in six trips to the dish.
Big Dick Wakefield, sensational
Michigan sophomore, didn't exactly
disappoint the host of big league
scouts who were on hand to watch
him perform either. Although he
didn't duplicate his feat of the day
before (when he clouted two very
long home runs), the big fellow got
two singles which were almost as
Both of them traveled like rifle
shots over second base into center
field and were labeled "safe" from
the instant they left the bat. Be-
sides, the lanky right-fielder has a
way of looking good up at the plate
even when he strikes out, which he
Dick had a pretty good excuse
for failing to connect with any
long ones Friday although he
didn't use it. His pet black bat
was broken in pre-game hitting
practice and he had to be content
to use an ordinary white one
during the contest.
Also deserving of a few paeans of
praise for his work in Friday's tilt
is Pitcher Cliff Wise who held the
Purple hitters to four runs, two of
whih were unearned.
* * *
There were so many .scouts in the
stands Thursday that they came near
outnumbering the rest of the fans
. we stated that there were eight
or nine but this estimate turned out
to be low . . . 12 or 13 would be
nearer correct . .two were waiting
in the hotel lobby when the Wolver-
ines arrived at 11:30 p.m. Wednes-
day . . they hung around all day
Thursday and Friday too.
Netmen Score 16 Points
As Gamon, Johnson Win
Muir Pitches Baseball Team To 6-4 Win;
Wakefield Hits Triple, Three Singles
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to Nosek in the fourth bracket cham-
pionship. "Duke" won the first set
6-4, but lost the second, 7-5. The
third set was closely contested with
Nosek breaking through Stille's
serves to win, 7-5.
The only other Michigan players
to reach the finals were the doubles
team of Gerry Schaflander and Gain-
on. In their final match with Johan-
sen and Bob Martin of Chicago, the
Wolverine duo took a 4-2 advantage
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mons' double scored one run for the
Spartans in the second, but the Wol-
verines retaliated with another tally
in the third and this later proved to
be the run that won the game.
Once again it was Wakefield who
made the big hit. Dick led off with
a triple and scored on Chamber-
lain's infield out.
Just for safety's sake Michigan
scored again in the seventh inning
on successive singles by Steppon,
Wakefield and Chamberlain.
Michigan State's ninth inning rally
almost prevented Muir from finish-
ing the game but, after three runs
had crossed the plate on triples by
Bob Young and Casey Klewicki and
singles by Will Davis and Fitzsim-
mons, the big southpaw steadied and'
retired the side on .a pop fly to Sofiak'
and a strike-out.
Nelson, cf ....
Cartmill, cf .. 0
Holman, if .. 5
Steppon, 2b .. 5
Wakefield rf 5
Ruehle, lb .. 3
Sofiak, ss .... 4
Harms, c .... 3
Muir, p ...... 4
T rackinen Run
Third To Yps
In AAU Meet
Detroit Policemen Second;
Wolverine MeCarthy s
Second Highest Scorer1
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the bar at a height of 6 feet 42 inches
and finish in a tie for first place.
Pete Wege, star Wolverine freshman
who was competing unattached,
placed second in the javelin throw,
with Johnny Wise finishing sixth in
the same event.
Newly-elected Capt. Al Piel, Michi-
gan's ace sprinter, turned in double
victories in the 100 yard dash and
the 220, setting a new Michigan AAU
mark of :21.4 seconds in the longer
distance. Another of Coach Ches-
ter Stackhouse's star freshmen,
Lenny Alkon, gave indication that he
will be accomplishing big things for
the Wolverines next year, as he fin-
ished second to Piel in the century
and came in third in the 220.
Michigan's smooth-riding half-
mile ace, Warren Breidenbach, lived
up to expectations, as he came in
first in the 880, turning in a time of
1:57.7 seconds on the wet track. But
the Wolverine flash, boxed in un-
til the last turn in the 440 yard run,
was nosed out by Michigan Normal's
sensational freshman, Joe Matyunas,
and finished second.
The surprise of the afternoon came
when Michigan's crack mile-relay
team'went down in defeat to a long-
stepping crew of baton-passers from
Western State. Johnny Katz, who
was running in place of Bob Ufer
on the Wolverine team, led off for
Michigan and was in third place when
he handed the baton to Warren
Mile Relay Close
Stepping out with his thorough-
bred stride, Breidenbach quickly
overtook and passed the leaders and
gave the stick to Jack Leutritz, run-
ning the third leg, with a three foot
lead. Leutritz maintained this lead
all the way around the track but Al
Thomas, Michigan's anchor-man,
was unable to keep up the hotpace
set by Horace ,Coleman of Western
State, and had to follow Coleman to
the tape, losing the relay by about
Trucks Pitches No-Hit
Ball, Lose's In Tenth
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 31. -(IP)-
Virgil (Fire) Trucks, International
League strikeout king, pitched no-hit,
no-run ball for nine and two-thirds
innings today but was charged with
the loss as the league leading Mon-
treal Royals nipped the Buffalo Bi-
sons, 1-0, in 10 innings.
The Royals seized on a wild throw
by third baseman Bob Boen to break
up the game.
Trucks, who is owned by the De-
troit Tigers, fanned 11 men for a
record of 74 strikeouts in 70 innings.
FORT WORTH, Tex., May 31.-A4)
-Golfdom's greatest show, the 45th
Open Championship, heads into
The Colonial Club will welcome the
nation's best, a field of 172 qualifiers,
to its green ad tree-studded 7035-
yard, par 70 layout stretching along
the arms and lagoons of the forked
Title rounds start Thursday, but
so great is golfing interest that the
gate charge goes up tomorrow, and
a 50,000 gallery figure is expected for
Betting row established Lawson Lit-
1. Joins a local Utniversity of Mich iga Club.
There are 200 of these Clubs in all parts of the world. They have their
social programs and they initiate activities for the benefit of their members,
their communities and their University.
2. Concerns himself with his Class Og g anizgatio.
tle and Paul Runyan, winner of the
Goodall Round Robin, as the men to
Little and Runyan were quoted as
six to one, with Ben Hogan and Byron
Nelson ranking as eight to one. The
remainder of the field was offered at
fifteen to one.
Dean Woods, the golf architect who
has been here a year putting in 56
new traps and remodeling old traps
bordering the greens, says it ranks
"in the upper bracket of golf courses
of the country."
Star Golfers T une Up For Open
Grover Klemmer of the. U. of Calif.,
ran a 46.4 second 440-yard dash yes-
terday to tie the world's record.
When the cost is jow.
when your health is good.
Before war clauses are announced.
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LIFE INSURANE Co.
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Every Alumni Class has its officers and its program.
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A Reunion is held
COACH WEIR ...
Cops First Title
in both sets, but couldn't hold onto
it. Both Chicago men used hard fore-
hand drives to offset the Michigan
players' net game. The final score was
8-6, 7-5, in favor of the Chicagoans.
Other division championships went
to Walt Kemetick of Chicago in the
second singles bracket who defeated
Richards, 0-6, 6-0, 7-5; Harrie Hall of
Northwestern who downed Geanekop-
lis, 8-6, 6-2; and Jerry Rosenthal
and John Lewis of Ohio State who
whipped Kemetick and Bill Self, 6-10,
Michigan had two'casualties on Fri-
day. Jim Porter fell victim to Geane-
koplis' strokes, 6-4, 6-1 and the sec-
ond doubles team of Porter and Stille
lost a three set heart-breaker to
Kemetick and Self, 2-6, 9-7, 7-5.
Rice Beats Schwarzkopf
Ralph Schwarzkopf, ex-Michigan
track captain, waged a thrilling duel
with Greg Rice in a special exhibi-
tion two-mile run at the 65th I.C.A.-
A.A.A. championships in New York
yesterday, only to finish second, 10
yards behind the great Greg.
Pellerin, 2b . .
Wy Davis, if
Wil Davis, rf
Bolster, c .
Skrocki, p .. .
Jones, p .,. ..
The magazine is issued 26 times each year and is the chief liaison agency
between the University and its Alumni.
4. Remembers always that he is A Michlian Man.
x - batted for
SCORE BY INNINGS
Michigan...... 041 000 100--6I
Mich. State ... 010 000 003 - 4
Two base hits - Fitzsimmons 2.
Three base hits - Wakefield, Young,
Klewicki. Runs batted in - Chamber-
lin 2, Holman, Sofiak, Muir, Young
3, Will Davis. Errors - Chamberlain,
Ruehle, Pellerin. Stolen base -Wake-
field. Sacrifice - Pellerin. Double
play - Steppon, Sofiak and Ruehle.
Left on bases '- Michigan 7; State 5.
Bases on balls - off Skrocki 2. Struck
out - by Muir 4, by Skrocki 4, by
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Chicago ... .. ,.25 16
New York ....23 19
Detroit ........23 2,
Philadelphia... 21 21
Washington .,. . 14 28
St. Louis........ 13 27
Chicago 4, St. Louis 3
Boston at Detroit (wet grounds)
New York at Cleveland (rain)
Only Games Scheduled
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Braooklyn.... ,. ...30
N ew York ,... ...27
Philadelphia ... 12
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