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E MICHIAN D)AUYDAL

F our Games Added to

Baseball S e ule

Vetter, Star Half-Miler,
Lost for Outdoor Season
Conference Championship Chances Hindered1
By Losses to Draft; Marcoux Taken Earlier

Michigan hopes for a third suc-
cessive Western Conference outdoor
track championship this spring were
jolted yesterday with the announce-
ment that George Vetter, ace middle
distance runner, has been inducted
into the Army and will not be avail-
able for service.
Vetter, who picked up three valu-
able points in the Big Ten indoor
clash earlier in the spring by placing
third in the half mile, was one of the
Wolverine middle distance corps
which has borne the brunt of compe-
tition, all winter.
Severe Blow Dealt
Coach Ken Doherty, commenting
on Vetter's departure, called it a
"severe blow" to possibilities for an
outdoor championship at the Confer-
ence meet, May 26. "With two such
Brannick Cals
John McGraw
Wise Signaller
Opposition Was Fooled
By Faking of Signals"
By WHITNEY MARTIN
Associated Press Staff Writer
LAKEWOOD, N. J., April 6-G'P)-
"I'd like to have seen any of these
expert signal stealers try to steal
Mr. McGraw's signals," Eddie Bran-
nick was saying. "He'd have them so
mixed up they wouldn't know where
they were.''
It was raining and the New York
Giant exhibition game had been call-
-ed off, so Eddie had plenty of time
to talk on a favorite subject. The
Giant secretary practically grew up
uider John McGraw, whom he never
mentions without the "mister."
McGraw Fakes Signals
"Mr. McGraw," he continued,
"might be fooling with a couple of
bats or doing something with his
hands to give the impression he was
giving signals, when all the time he
was telling someone down the bench
to give the signals, and what to sig-
nal.
"And I'd like to see some of the
smart traders today up against Mr.'
McGraw," he continued. "He never
got fooled. I remember once I was
walking down the street with him and
he said,. 'Eddie, I'm going to pull one
on Jack Hendricks. I'm going to
trade him John Kelly.'
Kelly Traded To Reds
"Hendricks was manager of the
Reds. Kelly seemed to be going good,
and I asked Mr. McGraw why he was
going to get rid of him. He said:
I've been watching him in batting
practice, and he's been missing fast
balls a foot. It's his eyes.' Well, he
traded Kelly for Ed Roush, and Kelly
only lasted a year or twoalongers
"Mr. McGraw always ran his bal
games, too. He'd call the pitches in
the tight spots, and whenever we were
to face dangerous hitters he'd say to
his pitchers: 'Thow it in -the dirt.'
Meaning to keep it around the knees,
as that's the toughest ball for anyone
to hit. If the hitter washwalked, all
right. It was better than having
him break up the game.
Names Put in Hat
"He was absolutely impartial in
dealing with his players. I remember
once on a training trip in Texas we
had upper and lower berths. I asked
him how to decide who would get the
uppers, and he said: 'Put the names
in a hat.'
"Well, I said: 'How about Mr.
Mathewson?" and he said: "Put his
name in, too. He's no better than
anybody else.' Mr. Mathewson drew
an upper.-
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evenly matched squads as Illinois
and Michigan in the running, the
loss of even one or two possible
points by either school could make,
the difference," he remarked.
Doherty also said that he had
planned to increase Vetter's point-
making potentialities by doubling!
him back in the mile in addition to
his usual half mile stint. "But that's
a thing of the past, now," he added.
Marc oux Lost
Earlier, the loss of hurdler Bill
Marcoux, also an Army inductee, had
cut into Doherty's plans for another
championship squad. Marcoux plac-
ed fourth in the 70-yard low hurdles
at the Big Ten meet, adding two
more points to Michigan's total of
55 1110, one more than Illinois' out-
put.
The loss of the two men thus rep-
resents a potential five-point de-
crease, and possibly more, in the
Wolverines' indoor strength. Such a
decrease might easily spell the differ-.
ence between first and second place
next month if the duel betweenf
Michigan and Illinois lives up to ex-
pectations.
Vetter's induction may also be feltI
in the Penn Relays, April 28, Michi-
gan's first outdoor cinder competi-
tion. Vetter was expected to be a
member of one or more of the relay
teams entered by Doherty in the
annual eastern classic.
Chicago Bears
Pdick Don Lund
NEW YORK, April 6-(P)-Char-
les Trippi, Georgia halfback and last
year a star with the Third Airforce
eleven, was the first collegian chosen
today in the annual National Foot-
ball League draft. He was picked
by the Chicago Cardinals.
Mike Szymanski, Notre Dame cen-
ter, was the first lineman picked and
was chosen by the Detroit Lions. Dont
Lund, Michigan halfback, was the
selection of the Chicago Bears and
Washington took Jim Hardy of
Southern California, another half-
back. John Yonakor, towering Notre
Dame end, was chosen by Philadel-
phia. New York and Green Bay com-
pleted the first round by taking El-
mer Barbour, Wake Forest halfback,
and Walter Schlinkman, Texas Tech
fullback, respectively.x

Michigan To Encounter
Illinois Here April 20
Western Michigan, Bunker Hill, Lockburne
Air Base Will Provide Opposition for Team
By MARY LU HEATH Romulus Air Base away, May 6, and
Four more games were added to the here, May 22.
1945 Wolverine baseball schedule yes- Meanwhile, the baseball squad
terday when Coach Ray Fisher an- moved outdoors for the first time in
nounced that contests with Illinois, a week yesterday, and Coach Ray
Bunker Hill Naval Training Station, Fisher appeared pleased with the
SLockburne Air Base, and Western progress his team has made during
Michigan will bring the number of the interim. The Wolverine mentor
said that his trdublesome infield
games carded for the season to 25. sh akdiprouemetinfyes-
The llioisgam wil b plyedshowed marked improvement in yes-
The Illinois game will be played terday's 12-inning practice game.
here. April 20, and will be followed Ray (Red) Louthen. who pitched
by an already scheduled tilt between a three-inning stint for one of the
the Wolverines and the Illini April nines, also impressed Fisher 'as be-
21. The Bunker Hill contest will take ing particularly effective, while Jack
place at the sailors' home base in Weisenburger showed to advantage
Indiana, June 3, while the Michigan at shortstop.
nine travels to Columbus, Ohio, June Stevenson Only Bats
S10 for the Lockburne clash. Bob Stevenson, last year's regu-
New Games Added lar catcher, took turns at the plate
Another change in the schedule during the practice, but did not don
calls for two games, instead of the. the mask and got behind the bat.
previously announced one, between Stevenson, who is "all set to go," ac-
the Wolverines and Western Michi- cording to his coach, has been hit-
gan at Kalamazoo, May 30. Three ting at a rapid clip in pre-season
additional contests had already been workouts,
put on the Michigan schedule, and Meanwhile, the infielders who had
included meetings with the Univer- been announced as probable starters
( sity of Detroit at home, April 17, and this week went through their first
- - - -drill tog'ether. The new combination
finds Walt Kell at his old third base
NCAA Cham s spot, Weisenburger at short, Dom-
_ _ inic Tomasi. at second, and Jack

TIGER MAINSTAYS-Roger Cramer, veteran centerfielder, and pitcher I
Hal Newhouser, American League's most valuable player, are vital cogs
in the 'Niger Machine.
CHICAGO 'COUSINS':
1iers ppose Chicago WhiteI
So in pener o Four Games
EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 6-UP)--Frank "Stubby" Overmire, Detroit
Tigers hurler who had a record of 11 wins and 11 losses during the 1944
season, is slated to face the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a four game
series at Terre Haute tomorrow.
Manager Steve O'Neill gave Overmire the nod as the Tigers were
breaking up their spring training camp here today. The Detroiters are
to move out on a road journey, which will take them to St. Louis for the,

Lead Qualifyitng
Rounds in AA U

opening of their American League
campaign on April 17.
Overmire was elated at O'Neill's an-I
nouncement, as the White Sox were7
the left hander's particular "cousins"
last season as he chalked up four
wins over them while dropping onlyc
one decision to them.
O'Neill, reviewing the pre-season
training 'grind, expressed satisfaction
at the condition of his pitchers and-
described them as "Much farther ad-
vanced than they were at this stagel
of the season a year ago."
He said he was a little concerned
about the club's hitting, which has
been hampered by workouts in bad:
weather.{
"I doubt that any other club is in
better physical condition and time 1
will tell how we'll stack up against'
'em in hitting," the Tigers mentor
said as he hobbled about on crutches.
He reported some improvement in
his arthritis, which has bothered him
for a week.

the Whtle Sox series with indications NEW YORK, April 6-IP)-Ohio
he may stand pat on it for the April State, NCAA title holders, got away
17 season opener. to a flying start in the qualifying
It is composed of: Webb, SS: MayoI trials of the National AAU men's
2B; Outlaw, RF; York, 1B, Cramer, senior indoor swimming champion-
CF; Maier, LF; Ross, 38; and Rich- ships, a two-day meet which began
ard, C. Pitcher Overmire, who bats at the New York A. C., today.
right-handed will be the ninth hitter The Buckeyes came through with
Saturdaye wthree qualifiers for the one-meter
-a-r -.----.__._ diving event and with two in the
220-yard free style, first two prelimi-
"To ronto ow s naries held.
Ts The meet regained much of its
1 attractiveness when it became known
d1 -0 I that the favored Bainbridge Naval
Training Center squad, which yes-
terday was withdrawn, would com-
Schriner Scores Only pete.
Ohio State's Bob Stone was top
Goal in Iniial Contest Iqualifier in the one-meter dive with
115 points, followed by several oth-
DETROIT, April 6.- VP')- The ers including Barney Cipriana, De-
Toronto Maple Leafs, rocking the troit Boys' Club, 94.5.
Detroit Red Wings back on their In the 220 free style, Walter Ris,
heels with a tight defense, beat De- Bainbridge, showed the way, timed
troit 1 to 0 in the first game of the in 2:17.8. Seymour Schlanger, Ohio
Stanley Cup play-off before 13,046 State star and Gene Rogers, Colum-
bia specialist, followed at 2:18.5
spectators tonight.-I each, then came Keo Nakama, Ohio
Veteran Dave Schriner's solo break- State, 2:19.2, and Gene Marte, De-
away in the first period produced the troit Boys' Club, 2:23.5.
nnly anal___ ___I

Hackstadt and Joe Ponsetto alter-
nating at first. Tom Rosema, who
is also trying out for first, had late
classes and missed the greater part
of the workout.
The season opener will take place
in less than a week, when the Wolver-
ines meet Western Michigan Friday
I on Ferry Field. The two teams will
tangle again Saturday.
Nelson Leading
In GlfContest
ATLANTA-(gP)-Byron Nelson, the
Texan who migrated to Toledo, Ohio,
took a six stroke lead over the field
in the $10,000 Open Iron Lung Golf
Tournament today as he added a par
6,9 to yesterday's 64 for a 133 total
at the halfway mark,
Sammy Byrd, of Detroit, the for-
mer New York Yankee outfielder,
slipped into second place with the
best round of the day, a four-under-
par 65 which gave him 139.
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