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Huffing Pitches Six-Hitter



Beat Dodgers, 3-2

Gordon Paces Victors With Two Hits;


Reese Collects Half Of Losers'Blows


Medwick's Thrilling Catch
Robs Joe DiMaggio
Of Home Rin
(Continuedfrom Page 1)
reached for an outside pitch and
slammed it into centerfield to bring
Keller trotting home-
Chubby Hugh Casey, leading re-
lief specialist of the senior circuit,
got the next two batters and then
was removed for a pinch hitter,
Johnny Allen, a former Yankee, fin-
ishing the game.
The struggle dragged along for
more than two hours as the aged
pitchers used by both clubs labored
deliberately, but the battle never lost
its tenseness for the perspiring crowd
that broke all -Series records for size
and receipts for a single game.
The Dodgers were not outfought
and they made a tight ball game by
scoring single runs in the fifth and
seventh stanzas, sparked both times
by little Peewee Reese, who collected
three of the Dodgers' hits.
No-Hitter Till Fifth
With two out in the fifth he nicked
Ruffing for the first hit against the
dean of the Yankee staff, a popgun
shot into right center field. Mickey
Owen, another little fe ow witl ; a
supposedly weak bat, t en tripled
between DiMaggio and Keller into
left center.
This was enough to bring the
Yankee bullpen into action and, Joe
McCarthy's reserves remained busy
through the later innings, although
they never were called.
In the seventh an error and two
singles gave the Dodgers their other
run. Cookie Lavagetto led off with
a sharp grounder to shortstop Phil
Rizzuto, who rushed his throw and
let go a low toss that bounced in

Whitlow Wyatt To S
Second Encounter
For Brooklyn



Varsity Eleven Expects Trouble
From Veteran Hawkeye Squad
sy HOE SELTZER leg on the All-Conference center
It would appear that a large num- niche. The other is Jim Walker.
r nJPrac tcsbex of the citizenry right here on the giant colored star who is rated the
campus are laboring under a horrible best Hawkeye tackle since the mighty
SiPlaying Just For Furt delusion. They think that this foot- Duke Slater of several years ago.
ball game with Iowa Saturday is go- Even with this all-star stuff in
ing to be a reasonable facsimile of the Iowa's front trenches however, the
27-7 pummeling the Hawkeyes ab- Wolverines must be given at least a
Daily Sports Editor sorbed two years ago. gentle preference in the forward wall
That this is a very erronne heou.sbe -- . n ,,,t '.- .f


front of first base and allowed Lava-
getto to get on. Then Reese bounced
a single in front of the box and over
Ruffing's head to put runners on
first and second with none out.
Manager Leo Durocher prompty
inserted his best pinch hitter, Lew
Riggs, in place of Owen, and Riggs
rifled the first pitch into short center
fbr a single scoring Lavagetto.
A double play pulled Ruffing out
of this jam when Jim Wasdell, a
second pinch hitter, popped a foul in
front of the Yankee dugout back of
third base and Red Rolfe, after
sprinting over to catch it, threw to
Rizzuto at third in time to catch
Reese, who had tried to advance on
the out.
Double Play Ends Game
Ruffing got into another spot in
the ninth inning when Medwick
opened with a single, and with one
out Reese came through with his
third, one-base blow. But another
double play solved the situation as
Gordon took Franks' grounder and,
started 'a fast double killing that
ended the game.
Although Ruffing encountered
these rough places, he smothored
the top of the Dodger batting order

more completely than it had ever!
been during the bitter National
League race. Medwick's single in
the ninth was the only hit by any
one of the first six sluggers in the
Brooklyn batting order.
Camilli Fans Three Times
More than this, Ruffing struck
out Dolph Camilli, the leading home
run hitter of his league, on his first
three trips to the plate, without ever
permitting as much as a foul. On his,
final turn at bat Camilli flied out toM
Although Rizzuto's bad throw was
the 'only misplay of the contest and
cost a run, still the Yankees showed
a mechanical perfection that was
This was their tenth straight vic-
tory stretching over four World Ser-
Wyatt Hurls Today
The Dodgers named Whitlow Wy-
att for tomorrow's fracas and hoped
their 22-game winner would be able
to lift them back on even terms. The
decision to start Davis, a slender
35-year-old righthander who had
been used mostly for spot purposes
during the season, was' an opening
game gamble and it backfired.,
Durocher kept his selection of
Davis an official secret until he
started warming up 15 minutes be-
fore the game commenced, but his
decision.to start his ace tomorrow
indicated he would play his cards
straight for the remainder of the
Russo Or Chandler
Manager Joe McCarthy hedge# on
his choice for tomorrow's game, say-
ing it would be either leftyMarius
Russo or right-hander Spurgeon
(Spud) Chandler, who since the
middle of Junehas won nine out of
ten games and pitched four shutouts.
If Russo starts Durocher will re-
arrange his batting order to have
Reese leading off and Medwick bat-
ting cleanup in the places of the
lefthanded hitting Dixie Walker and

I . - - - -- --- -- --__

A MOTLEY CREW of athletes-assorted sizes and shapes-clambered out
of a travel-worn bus, struggled into their colorful uniforms, and loped
out on Ferry Field Tuesday for one of their infrequent practice sessions.
For this was the far-famed Arkansas A & M football outfit. They don't
believe in practice, for it is tiring and boresome and besides some of the
lads might get hurt blocking or tackling. And it's no use running through
signal practice, for the Boll Weevils make up most of their plays spontan-
eously in the huddle anyway.
N OR IS THIS any exaggeration. The Aggies actually play football
that way. They compete for fun. Not for money, or for glory, or
to win games, but purely for the wholehearted amusement they can de-
rive from the sport.
Coach of the Aggies, who won nation-wide publicity last year with
their Marx Brothers grid tactics, is an easy going individual named Stewart
Ferguson, who operates under the theory that standardization is the curse
of civilzation.
Normal in other respects, Ferguson undertook the direction of Arkan-
sas A & M's team a couple of years back on three conditions: that he
would have a free hand; that he wouldn't be paid; and that he wouldn't
have-to win a game for three years. Then he went out and told the squad:
"If you don't get any fun out of this game, you're fools for playing it."

'I * *

Geta Covert

AFTER THAT he turned them
loose. At the beginning of the
grid season, Ferguson gives his men
two or three basic formations and
lets them do the rest. The squad
solved the problem of practice ses-
sions by having none.. On the the-
ory that a running attack will not
function without blockers, and that
blockers often get hurt, the Boll
Weevils have no running attack.
In a 11-game schedule last year
the colorful Ozark Wanderers em-
ployed approximately six passes to
every running, play.
Of course, the squad came in for
some criticism and ridicule after
following this procedure for awhile.
One of the papers back in Little
Rock once reported: "The Boll
Weevils conducted their spring
practice by jumping in the college
bus and riding around the campus.
There were no casualties."
FERGUSON and his Ozark hill-
billy lads hit Ann Arbor on
their way to Peoria, Ill., to play
Bradley Tech.: They, last per-
formed down South, but decided
to go to Illinois by the northern
route so they could visit Canada-
which dovetails perfectly with their
idea of play-for-fun. ,The squad
last year saw action on both coasts,
driving and sightseeing in their
.battered team bus. Practice be-


THERE'S LOTS of other inter-
esting things to tell about this
team, which regards the Brooklyn
Dodgers as ultra-sane. It glories
in the unorthodox. They employ
what is known as the Swinging
Gate,.which sounds like something
Count Basie dreamed up, but which
is actually an original football for-
mation. Five of the linemen are
grouped together very tightly, the
rest spread. Then the five-man
gate swings as a unit with the cen-
ter acting as a hinge. This feature
play seldom works, but it's. the
squad's favorite, and they demon-
strated it proudly, almost affec-
tionately to the amazed onlookers
Tuesday morning.
In huddles, Ferguson revealed,
the team members. outdo them-
selves trying to think up new plays
to surprise the coach. Last year
the A = completed 42 passes
against Louisiana College, but
failed to score a touchdown. They
amazed a member of the scout-
ing, profession by generating their
aerial fireworks from 26 different

tween games is very infrequent be-
cause it would disturb their sight-
seeing schedule. As one observer
put it, the Boll Weevils are "great
on points of historical interest, and
almost no good at all in stopping
off-tackle smashes."

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Daffy Dodgers See Nothing But Red


Walker, rf . ..........3 0 0 3
Herman, 2b....... 3 0 0 0
Reiser, cf.......... 3 0 0 4
Camilli, lb.....4 0 0 7
Medwick, .f .. . ...4 0 1 4
Lavagetto, 3b ........4 1 0 0
Reese, ss...........4 1 3 4
Owen,c ...........2 0 1 1
*Riggs..............10 1 0
Franks,........... 1 0 0 0
Davis,p........... 2 0 0 1
Casey, p . . ..........00 0 0
**Wasdell ........... 1 0 0 0
Allen, p............ 00 0 0


Sturm, lb...........3 0 1
Rolfe, 3b ...........3 0 1
Henrich, rf ..........4 0 0
DiMaggio, cf ........ 4 0 0
Kelley,, if........... 2 2 0
Dickey,c...........4 0 2
Gordon, 2b ..........2 1 2
Rizzuto, ss ..........4 0 0
Ruffing, p .......... 3 0 0

7 0
2 2
0 0
5 0
4 0
6 0,
0 2
3 5
0 0

Totals.... .....29 3 6 27 9

Totals..........32 2 6 24 11
* Batted for Owen in 7th.
**-Batted for Casey in 7th.

BROOKLYN .......000
NEW YORK...... 010

010 100-2
101 00x-3

Error-Rizzuto. Runs Batted In-Gordon 2, Dickey, Owen, Riggs. Two
Base Hit-Dickey. Three Base "Hit-Owen. Home Run-Gordon. Double
Plays-Rolfe and Rizzuto; Gordon, Rizzuto and Sturm. Earned Runs-New
York 3r Brooklyn 1. Left On Base-Brooklyn 6, New York 8. Bases on Balls
Off-Ruffing 3(Walker, Herman, Reiser); Davis.3 (Keller 2, Gordon); Allen
2 (Rolfe, Gordon). Struck Out By-Ruffing 5 (Camilli 3, Medwick, Reiser;)
Davis 1 (Rolfe). Pitching Summary-off Davis 6 hits and 3 runs in 5 /3
innings; off Casey no hits and no runs in 2/3 inning; off Allen no hits and
no runs in 2 innings. Hit By Pitcher-Allen' (Sturm). Losing Pitcher-
Davis. Umpires-McGowan (AL) Plate; Pinelli (NL) 1B; Grieve (AL) 2B;
Goetz (NL) 3B. Time 2:08. Attendance 68,540.

DEFENSE IS A SUBJECT TA'BOO in Boll Weevil ranks. As one writer
put it: "It is not considered sporting for a guard to know what a tackle
is going to do." Consequently it's every man for himself while the other
team has the ball, which is most of the time.
Stories anent these Arkansas travelers are numerous; indeed, but one
'in particular stands out. It was last fall and the Aggies were scheduled for
a game against the Missouri Teachers. Rain had been pouring for 24 hours
and Coach Ferguson kept his players in the Field House till game time.
Then they rushed onto the field in their nice colorful uniforms, and dived
into the nearest pools of water, waddling and quacking with glee. The
opening whistle drew a prolonged chorus of quacks which continued
throughout the game. The quarterback was so carried away with this
strategy that he even started quacking the signals.
QPECIAL OBJECT of pride on the part of the Boll Weevils is their
veteran end; an acrobatic lad named J. P. Leverett, who can turn
a somsault while carrying the ball. Whenever Leverett catches a pass
for a touchdown he always finishes his run with a joyous somersault
over the goal line.
Only joker to this is that the Aggies have thus far lost to Louisiana Col-
lege, 60-0; to Appalachian State Teachers, 67-0; and to Mars Hills, 19-0. No
points, no touchdowns, no somersaults, says Leverett.

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Important Athletic Events
Football Scores as Fast as Teams Make Them

Daily Sports
Bulletin . .
There will be an important meet-
ing of the 'M' Club at 8 p.m. today
in the Michigan Union. All members
are urged to attend.
Gus Sharemet, President
All men interested in trying out for
either the Varsity or Freshman
wrestling squad please report at 5
p.m. today at the Field House.
Cliff Keen, Varsity Coach
All eligible sophomores and second
semester freshmen who are interested
in becoming football managers should
report any time this week at Ferry
Bill Hurley, Head Manager
A I't A
All men interpeted in Varsity trac'k

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