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FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1944

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Baseball

Team

Plays

Notre

Dame

Today

at South

Bend

Bowman Will Try for
Second Win over Irish
Nine Meets Ramnblers for Third of Four
Games This Year; Purdue Here Next Week
By BILL MULLENDORE
Michigan will renew its long-standing baseball rivalry with Notre Dame
today when the two teams take the field at 4 p.m. on the Irish diamond.,
A second contest will be played tomorrow between the same two clubs.
Victorious in two previous engagements with the Ramblers, the Wolver-
ines will be shooting for their third and fourth wins of the season against
Jake Kline's strong aggregation and their 14th and 15th triumphs in
16 starts against all comers.

Lewis Elected Captain
Of 1945 Tennis Squad

WHEW!
Utlaw Scores
In 16th as
DETROIT, June 1.-P)---Don Ross
doubled Jimmy Outlaw home from
first base in the 16th inning today
to give the Petroit Tigers a 4 to 3
victory and a sweep of the four-game
series with the New York Yankees,
extending Detroit's winning streak to
six games.
Southpaw Hal Newhouser, who
blanked the Yankees on five hits the
last 7 1-3 innings, gained his eighth
victory of the season and third in
six days when the Tigers rallied in
the seventh extra frame off Atley
Donald.
Ross' Only Hit Scores Winning Run
Rudy York and Pinky . Higgins
popped to open. the 16th, but Outlaw
singled off shortstop Mike Milose-
vich's glove. On a 1-1 count, Outlaw
broke for second and Ross hit the
pitch into the right field corner, Out-
law,scoring easily. It was Ross' only
hit in six tries.
The victory tightened Detroit's
hold on the. American League's third
place, a game and, a half behind the
behind the Yankees who dropped to
leading St. Louis Browns and a game
second.
The Yankees forced the game into
extra innings when pitcher-outfielder
Al Lyons singled with two out and a
man on third base in the ninth inn-
ing, making the score 3 to 3.
Unser Still Pounding Ball
Arthur (Bud) Metheny hit his fifth
homer of the season to give New York
a+: lead in the first inning, but the
Tigers got that back when Al Unser,
hero of yesterday's triumph, tripled
and scored on Eddie Mayo's single.
Then Paul Richards belted a homer
off southpaw Joe Page with Outlaw
on base in the fourth, giving rookie
Ruffus Gentry a 3 to 1 lead.
The Yankees clustered singles by
Larry Rosenthal and Ed Levy and a
double by Nick Etten for a run in the
sixth, but Gentry was clinging to a
3 to 2 margin going into the ninth,
Winner of seven games in eight
starts against the Yankees, the Tigers
have taken 17 of their last 25 games.

Lefty Bo Bowman is Coach Ray
Fisher's choice to carry the Michigan
hurling duties in today's game while
Elroy Hirsch will go tomorrow. Bow-
man boasts a season's record of five
victories and no defeats, two of his
wins coming via the shutout route.
Hirsch has won four games in
as many trips to the hill, one of
them a one-hit whitewashing job
on Ohio State. Notre Dame has
three hurlers who have shared
starting assignments all spring in
the persons of Bill Martin, Joe
Zieminski and Jack "Kewpie" Bar-
ret.,
Martin and Zieminski were the vic-
tims of the Wolverine bats in the
first series, while Barret made a brief
one-inning appearance, giving up
two solid hits. Martin had the best
luck of the trio and with better
support afield might have come out
on top. Zieminski puzzled the Mich-
igan batsmen in the early innings as
he was nicked for two safeties, two
of them doubles.
Before departing for South Bend,
Fisher remarked that "Notre Dame
is a much improved ball club and
is probably as good as anything
we havehmet or will meet all sea-
son. They've gotten some new
blood since we played them the
first time and should hit a little
better. I would say that we have a
50-50 chance against them."
The Irish opened the campaign as
one of the more highly touted college
outfits in the Mid-West and went
along very well until Michigan bowl-
ed them over twice. They then pro-
ceeded to lose three of their next
four tilts before getting back on the
victory trail.
In its last few contests, Notre Dame
has improved steadily, even though
losing one or two along the way.
With good pitching the Irish might
easily be the club to snap the Maize
and Blue winning streak which has
now extended to six games, marred
only by a seven-inning 4-4 tie in
a tilt with Illinois which was in-
terrupted by rain.
Following the second Notre Dame
fracas, Michigan will wind up its
season by entertaining Purdue here
in a doubleheader, June 10, and
then journeying to Kalamazoo for
a two-game series, June 16, 17. The
two Purdue contests will round
out the Western Conference cam-
paign.

By DAVE LOEWENBEUG
Roger Lewis, Big Ten titleholder in
the number five bracket, yesterday
was elected captain of the Wolverine
1945 net squad.
Lewis' election to the captaincy
culminated one of the most successful
seasons ever enjoyed by a Michigan
tennis team and it marked the second
time in Coach LeRoy Weir's seven
year regime that the Wolverines have
captured a Conference championship.
The Maize and Blue last won the
title in 1941.
In winning the 1944 title, Michi-
gan's net squad had to wage an up-
hill battle all the way against Ohio
State. After the first day of play,
Michigan trailed the Buckeyes 13-11.
Then on Sunday, with the chips
really down, three Michigan players,
Merle Gulic, Roger Lewis and Dave
Post, won titles in the number three,
four and five brackets, at the expense
of three Ohio men.
However, this did not stop the
Scarlet and Grey scourge, for Tom
Mitchell and Jose Coriat, two Buck-
eye performers, won titles in the
number two and four singles flights.
With the doubles play coming up,
Ohio State held a 15-14 advantage.
Again Michigan took the measure
of Ohio State, this time in the dou-
bles competition, and a Wolverine
win was virtually assured. The num-
ber three doubles team of Gulic and
Roy Boucher soundly trounced Dave
Krenzli and Alex Franklin of Ohio
State, and the score was knotted at
15-15. However, Ohio State jumped
back into a 16-15 lead, as Mitchell
and Alex Franklin of Ohio won a
three set match from Minnesota.
The number one Michigan team
of Jinx Johnson and Bill Ford kept
the Wolverine hopes alive as they
blasted a weak Purdue team off the
court, thereby tieing the score again
at 16-16.
One more match remained before

intermission and it pitted Ohio
State's team of Coriat and Bob Bow-
en against Michigan's Lewis and Jim
Frolik. Lewis and Frolik, realizing
the tremendous importance of this
match, played their best tennis of the
year, and swept to a convincing two-
set win over the Buckeye duo. Now
for the first time in the tournament,
Michigan was ahead and with all
three doubles teams in the finals, the
Wolverines had only to win one
match to clinch the title as Ohio
State had only their number one
doubles team in the play-offs. The
other two Buckeye teams were pol-
ished off by Michigan.
The glory of clinching a Western
Conference net title for Michigan
went to the third doubles team of
Gulic and Boucher. This team
punched out a 6-2, 7-5 win over
Frank Clawson and Bob Hobarth of
Northwestern, ,nd Ohio's defending
champs were knocked from their
pedestal.
Ohio State got their last point
when Mitchell and Franklin whipped
Johnson and Ford of Michigan to win
the Conference doubles title. The
second ranking Wolverine duo of
Frolik and Lewis lost to Northwest-
ern's Bob Meyers and Paul Roper in
a close three-set match.
Browns Lose but Take
First Place from Yanks
ST. LOUIS, June 1.-(A')-The St.
Louis Browns were walloped by the
Washington Senators today, 11 to 5,
but came up happy in defeat because
they took over first place in the
American League by two percentage
points from the New York Yankees.
The slumping world champions,
who have played fewer games than
the Browns, slipped out of a tie for
the lead by losing again to the Detroit
Tigers.

LOWdown on Sports
Associate Sports Editor
Gehrig's List Third Strike
ON JUNE 3, 1941, the following headline appeared in The Daily: "Death
Calls Third Strike on Lou Gehrig." Most of the papers carried heads
and stories like that one-simple and in a manner that Gehrig himself
would have approved--for the former Yankee first baseman was the idol
of millions of American lads and respected and admired by the same
number of adults.
It was just three years ago today that the "Iron Hoss" died of
amyothropic lateral sclerosis (a hardening of the spinal cord which
causes muscles to shrivel), Everyone but Gehrig believed the rare
disease incurable, but then Lou was like that-always gave his best and
never stopped fighting. Proof of that latter statement was Columbia
Lou's record of playing in 2,130 consecutive games-a record unparalled
in any sport. Gehlrig himself said that his record, which extended over
14 seasons of play with New York, was meaningless, but the newspaper-
men would never believe him until the Yankee captain benched himself
on May 2, 1939. Lou didn't play all those games just for the sake of a
record, ihe played because he loved the game and because that was
his job,
W E CAN just imagine the hushed silence that must have fallen over the
crowd at Briggs Stadium on that May afternoon when the announcer
blurted out, "Dahgren, first base." Sure Gehrig was in a hitting slump,.
but you don't pull a guy out of the lineup who hasn't missed a game in
14 years and who has led the league five times in runs batted in just
because he went hitless a few times. A minute later the "Iron Hoss"
stepped out of the dugout and walked over to the plate with lineup in hand
Everyone in the crowd looked at each other a little embarrassed and tried
not to see Lou. Finally someone started clapping, and in a flash the entire
stadium rose to its feet with thunderous applause.
An even greater tribute was paid to Gehrig on July 4 of that same
year. It was "Gehrig Appreciation Day." The fans packed the huge
Yankee stadium to pay their respects to the man who now stands
immortal in baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Mayor
LaGuardia was there with presents from all of New York and Babe
Ruth came back once again to his old haunts to stand with his arm
around the man who used to bat just ahead of him in the great Yankee
lineup of old. It was rumored that Lou and the "Big Bambino" hadn't
been on too friendly terms those last few years, but there they stood,
arm in arm on that Independence Day of 1939. The Babe had come
to pay his respects just like everyone else, and once again the greatest
"one-two punch" in baseball were fond friends.
OMEIIOW we can't help feeling that New York couldn't have picked a
better day than the 4th of July to pay a great tribute to a great American.

ROSS xUIME
* * *
Hiume Replaces
Hume as Next
]
Trck Captainl
The Wolverine track team cap-
taincy changed merely from brother
to brother yesterday, as the squad
elected Ross Hume to succeed Bob as
their leader for the 1944-45 season.
Ross shares the mile crown for
both Outdoor and Indoor Conference
meets, and the two have gained na-
tion-wide fame for their dead-heat
victories. Ross holds the Big Ten
title for the two-mile run which he
won a week ago at the Conference
meet in Lafayette, while Bob is also
Big Ten titlist for the same distance
indoors.
Twins Tie Oldest Michigan Mark
The newly elected captain besides
holding those honors placed second
in the half mile in the Conference
Indoor meet. He was barely nosed
out by Bob Kelley of Illinois in a
hotly-contested race. One of his and
brother Bob's outstanding achieve-
ments this year was the tying of the
Michigan Varsity Outdoor mile mark
of 4:16.4, which was set in 1916 and
was the oldest record on the books.
Both Humes are entering medical
school soon, and there is a proba-
bility that they will be unable to
compete next year. As it stands, they
plan on running, and if they do, more
records appear to be bettered by the
flying twins.
Humes Will Compete in National
The two are working out this week
in preparation for the Central Col-
'legiate Meet in which they are com-
peting Saturday. They run the mile
in this meet which is being held at
the Great Lakes Naval Training Cen-
ter for the benefit of the Bluejackets.
Should they be pushed in this race,
there is a good chance that they will
better the Michigan record, for they
have shown constant improvement
all year.
June 10 Ross, the captain-elect,
and Bob, his running mate, will trav-
el to Milwaukee to compete in the
National Colegiates.Theyareithe
only sure Michigan entries, but indi-
cations are that Michigan will be
represented by six or seven other
runners wearng the Maize and Blue.

jor eaguLe R tanding

On receiving the news of Gehrig's
of the American League said, "Theme
passing of Lou Gehrig has removed
from baseball one of its most beloved
and outstanding players. His con-
duct and sportsmanship on and off
the playing field will remain an ever-
lasting monument to his memory."

NATIONAL LEAGUE
W I Pet.
St. Louis.....,.26 13 .667
Cincinnati .....22 16 .579
Pittsburgh.....20 15 .571
New York... ... . 19 20 .487
Brooklyn .......18 21 .462
Philadelphia ... 16 19 .457
Boston ........19 23 .452
Chicago ....... ..11 24 .314
THURSDAY'S RESULTS

AMVERICAN LEAGUE

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New York ... .. .20
Detroit . .,.,.....22
Philadelphia . .. .19
Washington .. . .20
Boston .........19
Cleveland.. . ...19
Chicago ..... ...16
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MILWAUKEE, June 1-- (I)-
Athletic Director Conrad M. Jen-
nings of Marquette University an-
nounced tonight that the Univer-
sity of Michigan had agreed to play
the Hilltoppers in a night football
game, the first in their grid his-
tory, Sept. 23.

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