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Baseball Team Leaves
Today for Iowa Opener

Coach Ray Fisher and a squad of
14 players leave at 5:26 this after-
rzobn for Iowa City where they will
oppose the University of Iowa nine
tomprrow and Saturday.
;lsher is taking along four pitchers,
one more than he usually does on the
t4i5, because he is not certain that
Any one of them is sufficiently pre-
pared to go the route. Pro Boim will
start on the mound in the first game
against the Hawkeyes, and Mickey
Pishman will get the nod the follow-
jg day. Don Smith and Dick Savage
*1 Whe on hand for relief duty, while
*I1 Cain will not make the trip be-
cause he is still recovering from a
-recent illness.
Elmer Swanson will be behind the
plate, and the infield will be the same
One that has worked together these
)As few weeks. Dick Walterhouse will
hold down the initial sack, the key-
stope combination will be Bob Sten-
terg at second and Howie Wikel at
4iort, as Bruce Blanchard rounds out
tlh infield at third.
1Imwkeyes Played Twice
The starting outfield will be com-
.ped of Bob Wiese in left field, Don
Ltind In center, and Paul White in
right. Bob Nussbaumer will play the
P opihitter and reserve out-
. VO1ddr, while Mike Farnyk, a utility
man, may see action in either the in-
field or outfield.
The Wolverines will be at a definite
dwaovantage for several reasons.
First of all, they are playing on the
vwkeyes' home diamond. Also, Iowa
1hcd a chance to practice outdoors
01l er than the Maize and Blue nine
;AJd has already played two games,
.rouncing Upper Iowa 8-1 last Satur-
fty,,and Western Illinois Teachers
14 on Monday.
XI . Has Veterans
Then too, Coach Waddy Davis will
1j starting a team of eight veterans
"d only one neophite. Four pitchers
4A-,Jck Kenny, Roy Stille, Don Kings-
burY and Max Smith- have shown
p very well in Iowa's two games to
4te; and may give Michigan's hitters
ttle trouble, especially since the
1iverines haven't been doing any
tO well at the plate lately.
course, just how good or bad
f~iHawkeyes' opponents were is hard
ttelexactly, but judging from the
'6pre of their first two games, Iowa
. certain to be one of the biggest
Wifmbling blocks the Varsity will
fC6 all year. Michigan won the Con-
frnce crown two years ago and
round up in a first place tie with
Sport Shots
Por the first time in many summers
the annual intramural indoor track
niet will not be held, but in its place
a outdoor event will be held during
the first week of May.
.arl Riskey, IM director, gave the
Oalh reason for the cancellation
*hen he said, "At the present time
imany of the organizations are busy
*ith the war and probably wouldn't
haYe time to enter their men in this
meet." An all - school basketbal
championship which was to be held
ctihng this week has also been can-
,.,he "Dive-Bombers" champions of
thI independent basketball leagua
yere the hardest hit by the ruling ito
firego the "all-schuol" basketball
championship. They haven't lost a
iome in two years an. wcre the fav-
orites to win this year's tournament.
elixt Monday intramural baseball
'ets under way for the Residence
,1alls, and Tuesday will see the fra-
ernities receiving their chance to
tlay also.

Iowa last year. This year, however,
the chances are that if either the
Hawkeyes or Michigan takes the
coming series, the winner will win the
title, for it is the concensus of opinion
that these two teams are the cream of
the Conference.
Sport Flashes
Via AP..
Harry Edwards' Homer over the right
field wall in the last haf of the ninth
gave the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 vic-
tory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in an
exhibition game here today. It was
their first victory in three games with
the Buccaneers.
Hank Gornicki blanked the Indians
for five frames, but Harry Shuman
lasted only one round when three
American League blows tied up the
score. Jack Hallett finished and
yielded two hits, including the round-
tripper which beat him.
Lou Boudreau who got two singles,
was the only player to get more than
one safety.
* * *
FRENCH LICK, Ind., April 7-(P)-
Manager Jimmy Wilson of the Chi-
cago Cubs said before today's exhibi-
tion that the game was being played
for the Red Cross but as things
turned it out It looked like the Chi-
cago White Sox were playing for the
White Sox as they smacked three
Bruin pitchers for 16 hits and a 13-2
The American Leaguers thus took
the rubber game of the informal
three-contest training camp series
with their home-town rivals.
Rookie Frank Kalin, late of Holly-
wood, connected for the circuit with
two on board in the fifth in a seven-
run uprising that routed the Cubs'
young Eddie Hanvzewski. Derringer
and Bithorn were 'the other mound

Season Over;
Look Ahead
With the completion of the Na-
tional AAU championships last
week-end the 1943 Michigan swim-
ming team and its accomplishments
officially became history.
The team's accomplishments were
numerous. It won all four of its dual
meets, including two victories over
Ohio State, the team which was to
snatch by a narrow margin the Big
Ten title from Michigan hands for
the first time since 1938 and which
also won the NCAA and AAU crowns
with the help of its freshman colos-
sus, Bill Smith.
However, in no meet was Coach
Mann's crew out of the spotlight.
Along the course of the season team
members, led by brilliant backstroker
Harry Holiday,kcracked Big Ten and
American marks in thf- medley re-
lay, constantly bettered other as-
sorted records unofficially, while
Holiday established Conference, an
Intercollegiate and two world stand-
It was Holiday's feat of breaking
Adolf Kiefer's seven-year stretch as
unchallenged backstroke king that is
becoming the most-talked-about
aquatic accomplishment of the sea-
Outstanding Swimmer of the Year
And the captain of the scuad, Jack
Patten, Big Ten and Collegiate
champion at the 100-yard freestyle,
was voted the outstanding swimmer
of the year at the NCAA meet.
This, then, is the story of the 1943
squad in brief. But it is not by any
means the complete tale of the mem-
bers of that squad. P
Out of the sixteen men who started
the season under Mann only eight
could say, "Here," to the muster roll
as present . Earliest to leave were
three Army Air Corps cadets, fine
junior freestyler Lou Kivi and breast-
strokers Dave Levy and sophomore
Pat Hayes: Patrick, if he had been
able to finish out the season, might
have been the national champion.
Freestylers Walt Stewart and Bob

... Michigan swimming captain
who was elected the outstanding
swimmer in the nation at the
N.C.A.A. Meet in Columbus.

'Hat Trick'

Tempo of Drills Stepped Up as
Crisler Stresses Fundamentals

I Coach H. 0. "Fritz" Crisler's spring
football candidates braved yesterday's
sloppy weather and went outside for
Sets -P ace their third practice session of the
new season.
BOSTON, April 7. -(l - Don Equipment manager Hank Hatch
Grosso performed the three-goal "hat issued four more suits yesterday,
trick," a most difficult feat in play- which now makes a grand total of
off hockey, while personally conduct- 67 men out for the spring sport. This
ing his Detroit Red Wings to a 4-0 unexpected and increasing number
shutout over the Boston Bruins in of candidates reveals that war has
their third Stanley Cup' final match not yet dampened Michigan's enthu-
tonight before an overflow crowd of siasin for the gridiron.
14,880 at the Boston Garden. Coach Crisler introduced two new
That one-sided triumph praeLically elements into the daily work-outs
clinched hockey's most prized trophy yesterday. Concentrating on drilling
for the Red Wings, who woh the first a spirit of cooperation into his
two pames in the best four-out-of- charges, he sent them through a series
seven series on their home ice. The of four plays, two around the ends,
Wings can gain possession with an- one through the center, and one
other triumph here here tomorrow along the air lanes.
night and if they are successful, they The men were also introduced to
will subject the Bruins to the same
humiliation they suffered two seasons
ago, when they were put out in four
straight games.
Grosso lost little time getting his
first tally, for, during the. fourth
minute of play, he succeeded in plant-
ing himself firmly on the edge of the
Boston crease before Eddie Wares ~
rifled an angle shot at Frankie Brim-
sek. When the goalie kicked out that
shot, Grosso flipped it back into his
net with the greatest of ease.
Two other Detroit goals were fired
in during the finale and the third one,
made by Les Douglas, broke the
Bruins' hearts. With less than 12
minutes to go, the Bruins went out to
do-or-die with a five-man rush.Z
Douglas broke it up on his own blue
line by poke-checking Flash Hollett.
Then he regained the loose puck and
sped down to beat the defenseless
Brimsek from less than 15 feet.
:.. ,- ' "Take care of Mo

West entered the Army with the ad-
vanced ROTC. Jim Skinner. twice
the Collegiate breaststroke champ,
dropped from the team after the Big
Tens in order to devote all of his
time to medical school,
Diver Gil Evans, the first freshman
to become eligible for a Varsity let-
ter, has recently joined the Air Corps.
Breaststroker Irving Einbinder is
daily expecting his call into the Army.
So it is that the team, which would
have been, at full strength, one of the
greatest of Matt's many great squads,
is dissolving away. Before long al-
most all of the remaining eight will
be in some branch of the service-
there are Army, Navy and Marine re-
servists among them.
Long Time in the Making
That team has been a long time in
the making. Seven of his squad got
their start in swimming at Matt's
own summer camp in Ontario. Of
these, Hayes, Holiday, Ace Cory,
Charlie Fries and Johnny McCarthy
helped make one of the best fresh-
man teams in Michigan history last
It takes more than a war to dis-

om, and doo't spot

CowleyG ets Award
MONTREAL, April 17.-(AP)-Bill
Cowley, play-making center of the
Boston Bruins, was named today as
winner of the Dr. David A. Hart
Trophy as the most valuable player
to his club in the National Hockey
League in the 1942-43 season. Cow-
ley also won the trophy two years
solve such a group. These men, and
all of the others on the team, have
made an agreement that, the summer
after the war, they will all go up to
Matt's camp, get into shape, and then
come back to school and take their
place at the top of tEhe swimming
world, a place that so narrowly eluded
them this year.

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Power Offset by Errors



EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 7.-(N)-
Baseball's super - salesman, young
Dick Wakefield, is having trouble
these days peddling his wares as a
major league outfielder, but he has
thoroughly sold the Detroit Tigers on
his power hitting.
Wakefield is a smooth article when
it comes to selling himself and he'll
probably do something about those
fielding lapses, but privately he is
causing some concern in the inner
councils of the Detroit organization.
At current standards, he may boot in
as many runs as he bats in.
The 21 - year - old University of
Michigan collegian who in 1941 re-
ceived a record $52,000 bonus from
the Tigers after making a sales tour
of half a dozen major league parks
is batting a cool .412 in exhibition
encounters. He has hammered in
nine runs and kicked in half a dozen
with uisteady fielding.
Wakefield inherited Detroit's left
field job vacated by slick fielding Bar-
ney McCosky, now in the Navy. At
Briggs Stadium that's the easiest gar-
den to play, but at the training base
here it's the sun field where Gremlins
It bothers Wakefield to no small
"Just Wakefield booting another
one," said the young man the other
morning as he dropped a breakfast
roll from the table.
Manager Steve O'Neill, who piloted
Wakefield last summer at Beaumont,
believes the youngster will be all right

for capturing the batting title. Fur-
thermore, playing the, sun field takes
Essentially though, Wakefield is a
ball player of the early Ted Williams
type whose sole concern is batting
perfection, let the enemy base hits
fall where they may. Williams got so
he did a passable job in the outfield
for the Boston Red Sox, and maybe
Wakefield's fly chasing will improve
as he gathers base hits.
The Tigers think he will get plenty
of the latter.
Spartan Gridders
Cancel Second Tilt
EAST LANSING, April 7.-(P)-
Michigan State College today an-
nounced a second postponement of
1943 intersectional football competi-
tion, cancelling for the duration its
scheduled game with Washington
State here, November 27.
Last week-end, Spartan officials
announced the contest with Oregon
State at Portland, October 9, had
been dropped as a transportation con-
servation measure.


when he gets the sun out of his eyes.
After all, Steve contends, Wakefield
didn't win the Texas League's 1942
most valuable player award merely



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