THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Michigan Nine Encounters Illini Friday, Sati
Coopers Lead Sit Down
Mort, Walker, Battery 'A' of Cardinal Field
Artillery Sign Contracts for 12,000 Dollars
By WHITNEY MARTIN
Associated Press Staff Writer
NEW YORK, April 18-(,,P)-That is quite a sit down strike the Cooper
boys are conducting against the St. Louis Cardinals, wasn't it?
Meaning that's about as long as it lasted, as before you can get around
to ihention it, it's all over. It didn't figure to last much longer than that
anyway, as owner Sam Breadon had the Cooper's over a barrel, you might
say. Usually the Coopers go around a barrel.
In the first place, Mort and Walker, Battery "A" of the Cardinal Field
Artillery, had signed their contracts for 512,000 each, and if they refused
to play and Breadon wanted to be - -
Illinois Line-Up Shifted
To Meet Michigan Team
Orange and Blue Possesses Veteran Infield of
Ed Planert, Bill Butkovich, and Leo Gedvilas
By BUD ROVIT
Despite the high winds and unseasonable cold, Michigan's baseball nine
is getting in its last licks of practice, before officially embarking on the
1945 Big Ten Conference schedule, when it faces Wallie Roettger's Fightin'
Illini, tomorrow afternoon at Ferry Field, with a return game on Saturday.
The Orange and Blue, fresh from a double victory over Iowa, are
reported by Maize and Blue baseball mentor, Ray Fisher, to be very strong
defensively, but lacking potency at
the plate. Roettger is playing an entirely fresh-
To counteract this weakness, Coach man outfield, whose main weakness
Roettger has shifted his line-up is their lack of hitting. Gerald Kai-
slightly, in an endeavor to consolidate res and Bob Anderlik. both from
his hitting strength. Waukegan, will hold down the left
He plans to start Howie Judson, and center field gardens, while Jim
Hebron sophomore, on the mound Neufeldt, a rapidly-improving hitter,
Friday, and shift him into left field will patrol the right-field slot.
Saturday in order to utilize his big On the other side of the docket,
bat. Judson held the Hawkeyes to Ray Fisher is planning to use just
three hits, and is rated as "very ef- about the same line-up that he has
fective." been employing in the four practice
Catching, will be John Johns, who gams,
has been incapacitated due to an BamsT
ankle injury, while Roy Wiedow, the Bowman or Louthen To Hurl
tough about it, they wouldn't play
anywhere else, either.
In the second place, baseball is the
business of the Cooper boys and it is
highly improbable they could step
out and earn $12,000 in any other en-
deavor this year. Not only that, most
observers believe the Cardinals are
lead pipe cinches to win the National
League pennant again, which means
another fat cut in the World Series
We won't try to pry into the right
or wrong angles of either side of the
Cooper-Breadon controversy,. but
would like to remark that it is regret-
table the dispute came out in the
open at all at this time. There still
are some people who don't believej
athletes should be performing profes-
sionally now, and the mention of sal-
aries, particularly $12,000 salaries,
just adds to the resentment of the
In normal times such an airing ofI
salary troubles would be a healthy
situation, and there would be no lit-
tle amazement expressed over thes
fact that a pitcher who had won more
than 20 games in three consecutive
years, had led the league in victories
two of those years, and had been
chosen Most Valuable Plaer one year
could command only $12,000.
Information Is Blow
Such information would be quite a
blow to- youngsters contemplating
baseball careers and visioning, salariesI
of $18,000 and up. Here is the best
pitcher in the National League, on
his record over the last three years,
getting only $12,000. That must
mean, the youngsters would figure,
that the ordinary, assembly-line
brand of pitchers would draw half
that sum or less. so maybe they'd bet-
ter learn the plumbing trade as dad
advised, after all.
Anyway, we have an idea the other
members of the Cardinals were pull-
ing for the Cooper boys in the dispute.
for selfish reasons if nothing else.
With the Coopers the Cards are stout
favorites to repeat as champions.
Without them, the team still might
win, but it might not, too, and ball
players do look forward to that series
In fact, the Cardinals have been:
winning out so consistently lately
their World Series checks are almost
a part of their salaries. That's a
nice way of arguing it, anyway, from
Mr. Breadon's standpoint.
Vitctory o Cop
Red Wings Must Win
Tilt Tonight To Stay
In Stanley Cup Series
DETRO)IT, April 18-(P)-The To-
onto Maple Leafs, needing but one
more victory to clinch professional
hockey's biggest prize, the Stanley
Cup, square off against the Detroit
Red Wings in the fifth game of the
final playoff series here tomorrow .A
crowd of more than 13,500 fans is
Detroit's hope of coming from be-
hind to capture its fourth Stanley
Cup championship in 10 years lies in
manager Jack Adams' strategy of set-
ting up plays designed to draw out an
effective Leaf defense that held the
Wings scoreless in the first three
games of the series.
Adams sent the Detroit squad
through its last hard workout Tues-
day night and announced that the
Red Wings' spirit was "good."
The veteran Red Wing pilot ex-
pressed confidence in Detroit's chance
to sweep four straight games but
confessed "we'll have to make our
own breaks and at this stage we can't
The Red Wings again tomorrow
night will be shooting at Toronto's
"Mr. Shutout," goalie Frank MCool,
who blanked them with successive
1 to 0, 2 to 0 and 1 to 0 performances
before succumbing to a vicious De-
troit offense, 5 to 3, in the fourth
Detroit players haven't forgotten
the 1942 cup finals, when they won
the first three games from Toronto
only to have the LeafS rise up and
capture the next four and the cham-
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Phillies Take Dodgers
BROOKLYN, April 18.--(P)--The
Philadelphia Phillies evened their
series with the Brooklyn Dodgers at
one game apiece taking today's game
6-2 with the aid of a five-run out-
burst in the fourth inning at the
expense of Ben Chapman.
Rookies Granville Hamner, Bitsy
Mott and Vance Dinges featured the
Philly rally. The younger of the
Hamner brothers singled with the
bases full to drive in the first two
runs and after pitcher Dick Barrett.
strolled, Mott singled in another.
Philadelphia ..000 510 000-6-8-11
Brooklyn .....000 011 000--2--.-2
Barrett and Mancuso; Chapman,
Lombardi, Nitcholas and Owen.
New York Giants Win
BOSTON, April 18-(P)-Continu-
ing their display of power hitting, the
New York Giants made it two straight
over the Boston Braves today, tally-
ing six runs in the final two innings
to win 8-4.
Once again the Giants powerhouse
New York ...........2
Brooklyn .,. ,....... ,..
Philadelphia ........... I
St. Louis ...,...... , .0
Pittsburgh . . .0
Completing Illinois' all-veteran i
field are Ed Planert at third, B'
Tigers Blast Browns Butkovitch at second, and shortst
ST. LOUIS, April 18.---UP- The ntLeo edvilas.
Detroit Tigers squared their series In direct contrast to the _ _fie_
with the St. Louis Browns at one
game each in decisive fashion today, N
batting five pitchers for 21 hits ande
an 11 to 0 victory, while Paul (Dizzy)
s Trout had easy sailing in setting the Torticipate
champions down on seven scattered
Trout, winner of 27 games againstlIn 1-IlI Softball
14 losses last season, never was in
trouble. Only two Brownies got pastet
second base, McQuinn on a triple in
the second inning. and Kreevich on Will Begin Saturday
a wild pitch in the ninth.Aa
Jack Kramer, leading 1944 pitcher
be the same, with Stevenson, Tomasi,
New York .............2 0
Chicago .............1 0
Philadelphia .........1 1
Detroit ..............1 1
St. Louis .............1 1
Cleveland ...........0 1
Boston ..............0 2
for the champions, f ailed to survive
the second inning but none of the
successors fared any better against
the Tiger attack.
ithletics Win, 1-0
PHILADELPHIA, April 18--(A')--
trio of Mel Ott, Phil Weintraub and Scattering seven flits over 12in-
nigs t us itoer nu i ne
THE WAY TO BEGIN-Speedy centerfielder Johnny Hopp (12) of the St. Louis Cardinals slides safely
into second base in the first inning at Wrigley Field, Chicago. Chicago Cubs shortstop Len Merullo
(21) is making a futile tag after getting the throw from catcher Mickey Livingston.
WHA T'S WITH THE MAJORS?
only southpaw on the squad who al- BO Bowman or Red Louthen will
ternates as a relief hurler, will hold start on the mound Friday, while
sack.Tom Rosema will take over the ini-
down the first base s tial sack. The rest of the team will
A11 ejip~ nfi
Ernie Lombardi spearheaded the at-,
tack, the manager making three hits. 7
Weintraub two, and Lombardi driv-j
ing in a. pair of tallies in the big f
four-run ninth inning, with a single. 7
The Braves got away to a two-run'
lead in the opening frame when1
Chuck Workman hit his second hom-
er in as many days with Tommy Hol-
mes, who had walked, aboard. l
After the Giants had taken a two-
run lead in the eighth, the Hubmen
tied the score on a homer by Carden
Gillenwater, Eddie Joost's double and
a single by Clyde Kluttz.,
New York .....000 110 024- 8 10 1
Boston ........200 000 020- 4 10 11
Mungo, Adams, and Lombardi;
Andrews, Wallace, Pardon, and'
rings, Russ Christopher hurled the I
Philadelphia Athletics to a 1-0 win
today over the Washington Senators.
The lone tally was scored by Irv
Hall as George Kell forced Ed Busch.
Hall had reached third on Gil Torres'
low throw, stolen second and taken
third on an infield single by Busch.
Johnny Niggeling battled Christo-
pher for 10 innings, allowing four
hits. Rodger Wolff came in as re-
lief pitcher, allowed two hits and
was charged with the loss.
Yanks Trim Boston i
NEW YORK. April 18.-(A")-Five-
hit pitching by Hank Borowy and a
big five-run third inning enabled the
New York Yankees to trim Boston,
6-2, today for their second straight
victory. President Will Harridge was
one of the 7,489 fans.
Don Savage's single scored Johnny
Lindell with the first run of the game
in the second and the Yanks clubbed
rookie Jim Wilson from the hill and
continued on Yank Terry for four
hits good for five scores in the next
frame. George Stirnweiss, Lindell,
Nick Etten, and Joe Buzas singled
during the rally.
Borowy lost his shut-out in the
eighth on a combination of a bad}
throw by Stirnweiss, Ben Steiner's
single and two infieldBouts. Stirn-
weiss was caught stealing on his first
1945 effort in the first on a perfect
peg by Fred Walters.
Boston .......000 000 020-2-5-0
New York . .. .015 000 00x-6-8-1
Wilson, Terry, Woods and Wal-
ters; Borowy and Garbar.
Washington . .000 000
Philadelphia . .000 000
Niggeling, Wolff and
topher and Hayes.
League play in the I-M softball
tournament will get under way Sat-
urday afternoon with 19 teams rep-
resenting four newly-organized lea-
gues participating, Howard Leibee,
director of Waterman Gym, an-
Games have been scheduled for
1:30 and 3 at Palmer Field through
the cooperation of the Women's Phy-
sical Education Department in mak-
ing the site available for the pro-
gram. Time and place of games may
be changed by the consent of the
managers of both teams involved.
Leibee also said that one more
team is needed to round out the
schedule. Present plans call for five
squads in each loop.
Some equipment will be furnished
at the field, including game balls and
bats, and catcher's masks. Teams
are urged, however, to bring as much
of their own equipment as possible.
Leibee said that league play will
continue until May 26, after which
the two top teams in each circuit
will play an elimination tournament
to determine the all-league cham-
Saturday's schedule follows:
Phi Sigma Delta vs. Sigma Alpha
Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Phi
Gamma Delta--3 p.m.
Sigma Phi Epsilon vs. Phi Delta
Delta Tau Delta vs. Zeta Beta
Bartel's Nine vs. Orioles-1:30
Robert Owen Co-Op vs. Ram-
Phi Rho Sigma vs. Xi Psi Phi-
Phi Alpha Kappa vs. Lawyers'
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ATI, April 18.--(IP)-Big
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