- ~i~tT~b~t MAY 5 194~
THi MI CHIGAN DAILY
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Track, Baseball, Net SquadsActive
Thinclads in Triangular at Purdue;
Nine, Tennis Team To Play at Homne
Purdue, Miami Arej
Foes at Lafayette
In its first meet after a smashing
triumph at the Penn Relays, Michi-
gan's track squad invades Lafayette,
Ind., this afternoon to compete a-
gainst Purdue and Miami in its first
outdoor competition of the season.
Coach Ken Doherty will be without
the services of his ace middle-dis-
tance men, the Hume twins, and will
place Archie Parsons and Bob Thom-
ason in the mile to replace them.
Dick Barnard is Coach Doherty's
selection to run in the two-mile in'
place of the Humes. Barnard has
been improving steadily and is ex-
pected to perform well
Purdue, Miami Enigmas
Purdue and Miami are unknown
quantities as far as power is con-
cerned. The Boilermakers have been
reinforced by new additions and are
stronger than they were during the
Miami, which did so well in the
recent Drake Relays, is expected to
provide stiff competition. The south-
ern team also annexed the Purdue
Relay collegiate title a short time
Fisher To Hurdle
Miami has produced one of the
outstanding hurdlers in the Midwest
this season in the person of Harold
"Whitey" Fisher. Fisher ran the
12-yard high hurdles last week at
the Drake Relays in :15.1, one-tenth
of a second slower than his tiime in
the same event last year.
To counteract this threat, Coach
Doherty is depending on the perf or-
mance of Ted Balogh, who has done
fine work during the indoor season.
This will be Balogh's first outdoor
appearance of the season and may
prove to Coach Doherty how serious
the loss of Bill Marcoux, ace hurdler,
was. Marcoux entered the armed for-
ces shortly after the indoor season
DETROIT, May 4 - (AP) - The
weatherman put the damp finger on
the Detroit Tigers again today, rain-
ing out the opener of their three-
game series with the St. Louis Browns
and forcing the Bengals to spend
their sixth washout day of the young
American League season in idleness.
Acting, manager Paul Richards
named lefthander Hal Newhouser to
twirl for Detroit Saturday against
Jack Kramer of the Browns. New-
houser was slated to work today
against Sig Jakucki.
Continuous showers yesterday caus-
ed the postponement of a contest
with Minnesota's baseball squad and
an announcement that the Wolver-
ines and Gophers will tangle in a
doubleheader instead of a single game
at 11:45 a. m. CWT (12:45 EWT) to-
day on Ferry Field.
The field will probably be in con-
dition for play, according to Mich-
igan Coach Ray Fisher, who stated
yesterday that if the evening was
clear and no more fell, the two
tearns would be able to meet today:
The outfield is in fair shape, Fisher
said, although the base-paths must
drain considerably before they are
ready for use. The pitching mound
and batter's box are protected by
If the doubleheader, which looms
as an important game in deciding
the eventual winner of this spring's
Big Ten baseball race, is played,
Fisher will use Ray (Red) Louthen,
who has a perfect record with three
wins against no losses, against Jack
Verby, Minnesota ace, in one of the
games. Bo Bowman, who has been
successful in two starts out of three,
will face either Gene Kelly or
Matthew (Mutsy-) Nolan in the
The Wolverine nine plans to take
on Romulus Air Base Sunday in a
single game at Romulus. Fisher will
pitch Jack Peddy against a squad
which beat the University of Detroit
decisively a week ago.
Major League Standings
Meet Notre Dame
With three victories under its belt,
Michigan's undefeated tennis squad'
is scheduled to meet a highly-touted
Notre Dame crew at 1 p. m. CWTj
(2 p. m. EWT) today on the I-Mf
Wolverine coach LeRoy Weir has
not yet revealed his starting lineup,
but it is believed that Michigan will
be represented by the same men
which handed a decisive 6-' defeat
to Wayne University Monday.
Lewis Plays No. 1
Roger Lewis, Maize and Blue cap-
tain, who pulled a surprising early
season upset by beating Tartar Bob
Ryland, Chicago singles champion,
6-2, 6-4, in Monday's encounter, will
play in the number one spot. Num-
ber two man is Alden "Jinx" Johnson,
rated as one of the steadiest men on
The three and four berths will be
handled by Jack Hirsch and Gordon
Nauggle respectively. Both scored
easy wins over their Tartar opponents
and are looked to by Weir to show
up well against the Irish today.
Wolverine Dave Post is rated as
the team's number five man, while
Bill Haymes will probably face Notre
Dame's sixth singles- entrant.
In the doubles division, there is still
some doubt as to the three combina-
tions that willtake the court for
Michigan. Lewis and Hirsch formed
the top team against Wayne, but
suffered a hard-fought 9-7, 6-2 de-
feat at the hands of Ryland and Del
Irish Won Last Year
Johnson and Post composed the
second pair in the Tartar match and
notched an easy 6-2, 6-3 triumph,
while Nauggle and Roy Boucher set
down Wayne's Plotkin and Butten-
miller, 6-0, 6-1, in the third match.
Last year, the Irish set the Wol-
verines back in a nip and tuck 5-4
Taking the C'ut
By DAVE LOEWENBERG
Associate Sports Editor
TIGER FANS get rather aggravated at the mention of last year's pennant
race, but how many of you loyal Detroiters realize that for the third
straight year, the Tigers grabbed top. honors in the most important league
of them all. Uncle Sam's League"?
Detroit's total of 38 players in the Armed Services is one more than
Washington's total of 37 and two m6re than the 36 players contributed
by the Philadelphia Athletics. There must be something patriotic about
the interior of Briggs Stadium, for back in World War I the Tigers also
had the enviable distinction of having more men in uniform than any
other club in the American League.
It's an old custom in athletics to give a team permanent possession
of the trophy after winning it three consecutive times. This is one trophy
which I am sure no team wants to retire.
In case you're interested about the numerical figures for the other
clubs the lineup is somewhat like this. Chicago has sent 35 players, New
York, 29, Boston and Cleveland 28 apiece, and the championship Browns,
27, for a league total of 258.
W HEN the 1943 season rolled around, the junior circuit had 147 players
in the armed forces. Only 14 were inducted for service that season,
while 45 joined up during the following winter. Last year, 22 players were
called during the season.
The figure 258 players stands up favorably when compared to the
list of 264 active players now on the rosters of the eight American
Of this total of 258, 149 are Army, 89 Navy, 10 Coast Guard, 6 Marine
Corps, three Canadian Armed Forces, and one in the Merchant Marine.
A further breakdown of this list reveals there were 98 pitchers, 31 catchers,
81 infielders and 48 outfielders.
Rosema Paces Wolverine Hitters
As Team Average Slips Slightly
TE NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAMS W L
New Yerk .............. 9 4
Chicago ................7 4
Boston .................7 5
St. Louis ................6 5
Brooklyn .............5 6
Cincinnati ............. 5 6
Pittsburgh .............5 8
Philadelphia ............ 3 9
All games postponed.
TEAMS W L
New York .............8 4
Philadelphia ...........6 6
Washington ............6 7
St. Louis ...............4 5
Boston . ................5 8
All games postponed.
Tom Rosema, first baseman for the
triumphant University of Michigan
Wolverines, continued his batting
leadership over the weekend to bring
his average over the coveted .400
mark, as he blasted six hits in the
series with Notre Dame to place him-
self at .423.
The team average slipped from .244
to .240, but this was due to the fact
that six of the regulars dropped a
few notches while only four gained
ground. In nine games, Michigan has
poled seventy hits, driving across
fifty runs. The opposing batsmen in-
creased their average slightly to .1361
while banging out a total of 37 singles.1
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292 50 70 .240
Spink Gives 'Blow-by-Blow' of Confab
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By BILL MULLENDORE
J. G. Taylor Spink, editor of "The
Sporting News", baseball's "official"
publication, has revealed in the May
3 issue of that paper the inside story
of what went on at the recent meet-
ing of the 16 major league baseball'
presidents at which Senator A. B.
(Happy) Chandler was named High
Commissioner of Baseball to succeed
the late Judge Kenesaw Mountain
While Spink does not divulge the
sources of his information, the
story is a rather interesting yarn,
especially since it now appears that
the magnates gathered with no
real intention of electing a perma-
nent commissioner. The inside story
of the many intrigues and com-
promises, largely engineered by the
irrepressible Larry MacPhail-new
part-owner and general manager
of the New York Yankees, is one
of the more interesting documents
in recent baseball history.
According to Spink, the 16 presi-
dents convened at Cleveland, after
an attempt at postponement made'
by Washington owner ,Clark Griffith
had fallen through, with the idea of
announcing either a six-months de-
lay or the appointment of an interim
commissioner. In either case, it was
ap parent that majority opinion fav-
ored deferment of a permanent
choice until after the war.
But the arrival of MacPhail on
the scene injected a new note into
the proceedings. The Colonel had
come to Cleveland intent on naming
a commissioner, and announced to
all and sundry that any other action
would only serve to make baseball,
and the club owners, look ridiculous.
As the meeting got under way,
Don Barnes, president of the St.
Louis Browns and head of the nomi-
nating committee, read off more
than 100 names of possibilities for
the post, but added it was the com-
mittee's opinion that a temporary
commissioner should be named. He
also declined to place before the
meeting the names of the six men
picked from the larger list as the
most likely candidates.
At this point, Jack Zeller, general
manager of the Detroit Tigers, put
in a strong objection to the pro-
ceduire, aind a lively debate ended
with the resolution to table the tem-
porary commissioner idea., Barnes
then read the names of National
League presiderit Ford Frick, Jim
Farley, War Mobilizer Fred "Vinson,
Under-Secretary of War Robert Pat-
terson, National Democratic Com-
mittee chairman Bob Hanne ran, and
Governor Frank Lausche of Ohio, as
the committee's nominees.
Here, MacPhail took issue with the
committee's choices, condemning sev-
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LOST: Silver friendship bracelet with
5 names on it, Monday night be-
tween Michigan Theatre and State
and Packard. Sentimental value.
MAROON LEATHER zipper note-
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on Friday. Reward. Robert Meine,
Fletcher Hall. 4121.
LOST: Gold watch near East Med.
or Diag. Wednesday afternoon. Re-
ward. Phone 2-4471, room 4561.
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necklace at Panhel-Assembly Ball.
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