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Defeat of Season







Hume Twins Will Run in Central
Collegiates at Great Lakes Today
Illini Thinclads To Try To Retain Team Title;
Coach Doherty Decides To Disband Squad

Michigan's high-stepping Htlme
twins, Ross and Bob, will be the only
two men wearing the Wolverine col-
ors in the Central Collegiate track
meet today at the Great Lakes Naval
Training Station, as the Illini, 15
strong, will attempt to retain their
team title.
Coach Ken Doherty of the Wolver-
ines commenting on the decision to
disband the squad and not bid for'
any more team titles, stated that, "It
has been a long and successful sea-
son, and with exams and other duties
of the squad, I thought it was to their
best interests to disperse."
The Hume boys will only run the
mile today, of which they are Big
Seabees Set Up
Sports Fields in
Airports' Wakte
NEW YORK, June 2.-(AP)-Sports
fields are constructed immediately
after the Seabees have built airports
and landing strips on the ground
from which U.S. forces drive the
Japanese in the Pacific, Lt.-Comm.
James Crowley said today. /
The former Fordham football
coach, Who said~ he would take over
the Sampson Naval Training Center's
grid destinies on June 22, was inter-
viewed in the Navy's press bureau.
Crowley, 12 pounds lighter than
when he started his 50,000 mile jour-
ney, served as fleet recreations officer
in the South Pacific for 15 months.
"As soon as an area was secure," he
related, "sports fields were set up.
These fields were built by the Seabees
as soon as they would finish the con-
struction of air strips."
In the New Hebrides, Crowley's
first assignment after leaving the
United States, servicemen construc-
ted nine baseball fields, two football
fields, three tennis courts, five hand-
ball courts and three boxing rings.
Next to sports, movies were the
most popular recreation for the men,
the commander added.
Crowley also told how he encoun-
tered Comm. Gene Tunney, former
world heavyweight boxing champion
and now head of the Navy's Physical
Training Department, in the South
Pacific and how the two agreed to
do road work.
"I started with Gene for a little run
but got only as far as the door,"3
smiled the one-time halfback of
Notre Dame's "Four Horsemen."
Later in the day Crowley signed a
contract as coach of the Boston entry<
in the National Football League,
effective when the war is over.
Crowley was granted a leave of1
absence by Fordham in March, 1942,
and when his contract there expiredi
recently he agreed to join the prot
team. Fordham, which gave up thei
sport in 1943, has not signed a new1

Ten co-champions. In addition, Bob
holds the Conference indoor two mile
titles, while Ross captured the out-
door crown last Saturday. The chief
competition for the twins will come
from Jerry Thompson of Great Lakes
and Frank Martin of Notre Dame.
Thompson Is Undefeated
Thompson, formerly of Texas Uni-
versity, won the N.C.A.A. two-mile
run in Evanston last year, and he
has gone undefeated in all the mile
meets so far this season. Martin, an-
other Irish mainstay, has taken the
measure of Thompson in the two-mile
race earlier this year, and with such
stellar opponents, the Hume brothers
may be pushed to such an extent that
they may break some of the existing
However, the ease with which the
Humes have dominated the Big Ten
distance runs this year, breasting the
tape in dead heats seven times, in-~
cluding their recentnoutdoor tie,
should see them add another win to
their laurels.
Kelly, Young Enter
Captain Bob Kelly and Claude
(Buddy) Young, recent three event
winner at the outdoor Conference
meet, will set the pace for the Orange
and Blue juggernaut. This will be,
the first time that Young has run in,
the C.C.C. races, though Kelly is the
defending champion in the quarter-
mile and also registered a third place
in the half-mile chase last year.
Four other Big Ten schools have
submitted entries, which include Ohio
State, Purdue, Minnesota and North-
western. Also entered are representa-
tives from Notre Dame, Marquette,
Great Lakes, Central Michigan, Law-1
rence College, Illinois Tech and St.
Thepreliminaries will get underj
way at 10:30 a.m. today, with the
final championships starting at 2t

Tigers Register
4-1 Tinmph in
Bosox Opener
Early Home Runs by
York' Higgins Highlight
Seventh Straight Win
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, June 2 .-First inning
home runs by Rudy York and Pinky
Higgins gave the Detroit Tigers a
4 to 1 victory today over the Boston
Red Sox in the opener of a four-game
series and extended Detroit's winning
streak to seven games, longest in five
In a game whose start was delayed
half an hour by rain, York and Hig-
gins teed off on Joe Bowman. former
National League righthander who left
in the second inning with his third
defeat. York connected with Eddie
Mayo, who had walked, on base. It
was a drive just over the left field
barrier and York's fifth round-tripper
of the season.
Higgins Gets Third Homer
That brought up Higgins, who belt-
ed a long homer into the left center
field stands nearly 400 feet from the
plate. It was Pinky's third of the
season. Higgins singled home the
other run in the third.
With that kind of batting support,
Johnny Gorsica spaced seven hits to
gain his fifth victory against three
defeats. His 1943 output was four
Gorsica, who shut out the Sox last
time herfaced them, yielded an un-
earned run in the third. With two
out, Al Unser booted Jimmy Bucher's
roller at second base, and Pete Fox
and George Metkovich followed with
singles, scoring Bucher.
Gorsica Hurls Well
Aside from that, Gorsica had
things well under control, Boston
putting two men on second base and
none on third. Hal Wagner singled
to open the ninth, but Gorsica set
down the next three batters, includ-
ing manager Joe Cronin who inserted
himself as a pinch hitter.

Bowman Shelled from
Mound as Irish Win, 10-1
Michigan Bats Held Silent for Six Frames;
Ramblers Touch Two Hurlers for 12 Hits
By The Alssociated Press
SOUTH BEND, Ind., June 2,-Notre Dame's Irish got partial re-
venge for a double baseball defeat recently at the hands Of Michigan by
shelling the Wolverines, 10 to 1, today.
Bob Martin, ace Rambler right hander, held the Big Ten leaders hitless
for six innings and yielded only five blows as his mates poured five runs.

SUFFERS FIRST LOSS-Bo Bowman, ace Wolverine hurler, lost his
first game in six starts yesterday as the Notre Dame bats found the
range of his southpaw slants and shelled him from the mound. Bowman
previously had won five straight games.
A.ce ofWolverine Hurling Staff
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across in the third to ice the tilt. NI
the fourth and fifth frames, while I
Braves' Toiti
Registers Third
BOSTON, June 2.-(/P)}-In addi-
tion to limiting the Cincinnati Reds
to three hits, Jim Tobin, the Boston
Braves' ace righthander, knocked in
two runs today while gaining his
third shutout of the season by a 4-0
"Tobe" singled to left with runners
on third and second in the second
inning. Phil Masi homered over the
left field wall in the fourth and a
double by Elmer Niemanand Masi
gave the Tribesmen their fourth
counter in the sixth.
Cincinnati 0 0 0 000 0 0 0-03 1
Boston ...0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0x--4 4 0
Heusser and Mueller; Tobin and Masi
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Rints Whip PirateS, 6-4
NEW YO K, June 2.--/P)-Mana-
ger Mlel Ott hit his 11th and 12th
home runs of the season to lead the
New York Giants to a 6-4 victory over
the Pittsburgh Pirates today. It was
the Giants' seventh straight triumph.
Ott's first circuit blow came in the
first inning off Preacher Roe, with
Johnny Ru ker aboard.rHi ssecond
homer was hit in the seventh, off Art
Cuccurullo, who had relieved Roe.
The Pirates knocked Rube Fischer
off the hill in the seventh with" a
four run rally
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0-4 7 3
New York 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 x-6 7 0
Roe, Cuccurullo and Davis, Lopez;
Fischer, Adams, Polli and Mancuso
Grate hurls No-Hitter for
Ohio State Against Indiana
COLUMBUS, O., June 2.-(P)-
Don Grate, Ohio State University
basketball and baseball star, pitched
the Bucks to a zo-hit 6 to 1dvictory
over. Indiana University today. A
walk, a two-base error and a fielder's
choice accounted for Indiana's run
in the first inning.
Indiana . .. .100' 000 000-1 0 4
Ohio State . .020 301 OOx-6 11 2
Seifert and Cohen; Grate and Newby
Boxer Goes into Army.. .
FORT BENNING, Ga., June 2.-
(!)-Negro boxer Beau Jack, former
holder of the world's lightweight
championship, has been sworn in as
an Army private, the Public Relations-
Office announced today..

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About Night T'lt
Director May Reject
Marquette Grid Plans
Athletic Director Herbert 0. Crisler
announced yesterday that he had not
as yet given his approval to a pro-
posal by Marquette University to play
the scheduled football game between
Michigan and the Hilltoppers at
The game, scheduled for Sept. 23
at Milwaukee was originally planned
as a daylight affair, but Thursday
officials of Marquette stated that it
would be played under the lights and
that it had the approval of Michigan.
Precedent dictates that Michigan
may not accept the proposed after-
dark contest as last fall the Wolver-
ines declined a similar offer from
Northwestern University. The game
was played as a daylight affair.

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Bowman, O'Neill, Lake and Wagner;a
Gorsica and Swift
Gray May Get
Bigtimne Chane
ATLANTA, June 2.-(/P)-The gan-
gling, one-armed ball player looked
straight ahead with steely eyes and
said tersely:1
"I can make it. All I want is a
The ball player was 26-year-old
Pete Gray of the Southern Associa-
tion Memphis Chicks, and the chance
he was speaking of was one with a
major league team. ,
Gray-born Peter Weisner of Nan-
ticoke, Pa.-is playing his third year
of organized baseball. In the opin-
ion of Memphis Manager Doc Pro-
thro, former pilot of the Philadelphia
Nationals, the colorful centerfielder
is equal to most major league talent
today, despite his handicap. Prothro
thinks he's ready for the Bigtime.
So does Billy-Evans, president of the
Southern Association, who formerly
headed the Red Sox farm system.
"Mr. Prothro says he thinks I can
make the grade. and I do too," said
Gray, simply. "I'd sure like to try
it, and he says I'll get a chance
this year ."
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Elroy Hirsch, Michigan's 20-year
old four-letter winner, has registered
four victories in as many starts as
a hurler on Coach Ray Fisher's '44
baseball squad.
Hirsch, who had never pitched be-
fore this season, has a one and two-
hitter to his credit and ,has allowed
only 14 base hits in the 36 innings
of ball he has hurled. The culmin-
ation of Hirsch's athletic career here
came last Saturday when the big
rjghthander won third in the broad-
jump at the Western Conference
Outdoor Track Meet at Champaign
and then hurried to Bloomington to
administer a 12-1 shellacking to the
Hoosier baseball squad. .
Made 'Soph All-American
Although he has demonstrated
great versatility as-n all-round ath-
lete during the year, starring as a
halfback for the football team and
playing center on the cage quintet,
Hirsch still names baseball his favor-
ite sport. He played only one year
of baseball in high school at Wau-
sau, Wis., hitting .429, and also star-
red for two years in football and for
three sessions in basketball. He was
named all-state center on the Wis-
consin high school cage team during
his senior year.
He participated in freshman foot-
ball and track at the University of
Wisconsin, and during the first sem-
ester of his sophomore year played on
the varsity grid squad. He was
named at a backfield post on the
sophomore All-American. He left

school during his second year to take
a job as guard in the Merrimac Pow-
der Plant while awaiting his call from
the Marines. Last July, he came to
Michigan as a Marine trainee and
expects to remain here until the end
of June and possibly for another
Likes Coaching Setup
Hirsch believes that Ray Fisher has
helped him more than any other'
baseball coach. "He has taught me
more in a little time than anyone else
has been able to do all my life."
Hirsch finds the Michigan athletic
system tops, from the point of view
of the plant, the equipment and the
coaches. He has come out for the
basketball, track and baseball squads
late because of his participation in
so many sports, and all of the coaches
have spent extra time instructing
him in order to get him caught up
with the rest of the boys. He believes
that this is just one example of the
superiority of the Michigan system.
Hirsch's plans after the war are
undecided, and wiil depend mostly on
the length of the conflict. He would
like to return to college and major
in speech,
Hirsch has played just about ev-I
ery sport in the books, from bowling,
tennis and golf to checkers. How-
ever, Michigan's "Ghost" and Wau-
sau's "Wiggler" still yearns for a
shot at the most universal sport of
them all-bridge..



Y'Ou'll find that


rotre Dame added two runs in each of
Michigan counted only in the seventh.
Shortstop Bob Klcin's two-bagger
with the bases jammed was the fea-
ture of the Irish uprising in the third.
Michigan .. . .000 000 100- 1 5 1
Notre Dame .005 220 lOx-10 12 2
Bowman, Wiese and Stevenson;
Martin and Sheehan.
W i nnng Sreak
Yesterday's loss to the Irish snap-
ped the Michigan winning streak at
six consecutive games and once more
made the eventual outcome of the
Western Conference. race open to
Purdue, the only remaining Big
Ten foe on the Wolverine schedule,
held Notre Dame to a 5-1 count last
week. Michigan must gain a split
with the Boilermakers in the com-
ing doubleheader next Saturday to
insure at least a share in the title
The 10-1 defeat by Coach Jake
Kline's boys was the second of the
season for Michigan, the only pre-
vious loss being a'3-2. decision at the
hands of Camp Perry almost a month
ago. It also marked the first losing
appearance of ace left hander Bo
Bowman, who up until yesterday's
game had won five straight starts.
Bowman chalked up a five-hit 7-2
triumph over Notre Dame in an. earli-
er series here and was expected to
have little trouble hanging up a re-
peat .performance. However, in re-
cent starts he has been troubled by
the heat which may have had some-
thing to do with his disappointing
outing yesterday.
Elroy Hirsch, winner of four
straight starts, will take the mound
today in the second game of the
series in an attempt to avenge the
drubbing. He will probably be op-
posed by Joe ieminski, Kline's num-
ber two pitcher.
Tilgers Imnpresse~d
By Hurler Callahan
DETROIT, June 2.-(AP)-Dick Cal-
lahan, 19-year-old producer of a
double no-hit game in New Orleans
high school baseball, displayed a
blazing fast ball today in a workout
with the Detroit Tigers, and Man-
ager Steve O'Neill said he was con-
siderably impressed.
The New York Giants and Brook-
lyn Dodgers also are reported to be
interested, and Callahan said he
would make no decision until he re-
turned home next week.


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M ajorLeague Standing....
W L Pet. GB W L Pct. GB
St. Louis......25 19 .568 -- St. Louis......27 13 .675 --
New York ......21 16 .568 I Cincinnati ......22 17 .564 4
Detroit .........23 20 .535 11/% Pittsburgh.....20 16 .556 4%
Washington ... .20 21 .488 3a/ New York . ....;..20 20 .500 6'2
Philadelphia ...19 20 .487 312 Boston ..........20 23 .465 8
Boston.........19 22 .463 4'%2 Brooklyn.......18 22 .450 9
Chicago .........17 21 .447 5 Philadelphia .... 16 20 .444 9
Cleveland. .....19 24 .442 5 Chicago.........12 24 .444 13
Detroit 4, Boston 1. Boston 4, Cincinnati 0.
New York 5, Cleveland 1, night. St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 3, night.
Chicago 5, Washington 2, night. Chicago 2, Brooklyn 1, night.
St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 0, night, New York 6, Pittsburgh 4.
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