THE MIChIG AN DANt
Nine Guns for Second Straight Title
Linksmen Engage Broncos Today
S eventh, I ighth Con
Wol Bring S-asoi'
Squad Hopes To Card
Sixth Straight Victory
By RUTH ELCONIN
Teeing-off against Western Mich-
igan today at the University golf
course in the final match of the seas-
on, the Wolverine linksmen will be
shooting for their sixth straight win.
Coach Bill Barclay has selected a
four-man team consisting of Bob
Ernst, Ken Morey, George Blais, and
Bill Theuneissen to face the Broncos
Two of the golfers, Theuneissen and
Blais, will be playing in their first
contest of the year for the Maize and
Blue squad; while Ernst and Morey
have seen action in tilts with Ohio
State, Northwestern, and the Univer-
sity of Detroit, also Ernst was the-
only member of the quartet who par-
ticipated in the Big Ten champion-
ships which were held last Satur-
day at Evanston, Illinois.
Broncos Appear Weak
On May 5 at Kalamazoo, Wolver-
ine golfers encountering Western
Michigan just missed a shutout by
carding a final score of 17/2-/ when
Jim Foxgrover, the Bronco ace, man -
aged to make a /2 point to prevent
Barclay's men from blanking West-
Barclay announced that the re-
mainder of the 1945 season will be
devoted to practicing:for the NCAA
tournament which will be played
June 25-21 at the Ohio State Uni-
versity golf: course.
Barclay Names Six
Michigan's-golf mentor has named
a six-man team which boasts the
services of Captain Paul O'Hara, Phil
Marcellus, John Jenswold, John Tews,
Ken Morey, and Bob Ernst. 'All but
Morey played in last week's Confer-
ence tournament when the Maize and
Blue squad placed third coming be-
hind Ohio State and Northwestern
In the 1944 NCAA meet at the
Inverness Country Club in Toledo,
Wolverine linksmen came in third
with Notre Dame capturing the team
title from. Minnesota. Gopher ace,
Louis Lick, won the individual title
from Jenswold who eliminated Henry
Rampelt of Baldwin-Wallace 3-1 in
the semi-final round while Lick de-
feated Tom Messinger, member of the
By BILL LAMBERT
Michigan's baseball team which is
termed by Coach Ray Fisher to be
"The best hitting club I've ever had,"
will play a doubleheader against
Purdue today in a series which could
see the Wolverines again don the
Big Ten crown for the second
The powerful Maize and Blue
squad, in winning 17 straight games.
has collected the smashing total of
54 hits in the last four games bring-
ing in 39 runs for an average of ap-
proximately ten runs a game.
Sweep Means Title
Should Michigan sweep the series
from the Boilermakers, they will gain
undisputed possession of the title,
having won six and losing won. This
series resembles last year's Purdue
contetts, when the Wolverines down-
ed them twice and took over the top
spot in the Conference.
After- surg-ing over the Western
WOLVERINE MAINSTAYS--Bill Nelson, rightfielder, Red Louthen, seeking his fourth conference win
today; and Dominic Tomasi, second baseman; are all figuring in the Purdue game today, where the
Maize and Blue may clinch the Big Ten crown.
IN HUMES' SHOES:
Parsons To Uphold Wolverine - the IPUh44
Distance Laurels Next Season
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Boston at Chicago (called end of
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Brooklyn at Cincinnati, night,
New York at St. Louis, night.
By MURRAY GRANT sons has recorded a 3:08.8, in the
With the departure of Michigan's distance medley relay in the Penn
nationally famous Hume twins, Relay Carnival. His best time in
Wolverine traditional strength in the the mile was 4:24.1, which was turn-
distance events will be considerably ed in during the dual meet with Illi-
lessened, but Coach Ken Doherty nois.
can rely on Archie Parsons, sopho- Parsons is a sociology major and
more sensation, to keep Michigan in plans to enter the field of minority
the distance spotlight of the nation, relations after he has received his
Parsons, who hails from New York masters degree.
city, came to Michigan heralded by
New York University track coach
Emil Von Elling, as a definite possi-Coach Na mnes
bility. Parsons, under von Elling's
tutelage had shown tremendous im-
provement in his first year on a var-T
sity track team.
Pitched in High School For Thinclads
Archie started his athletic career
strangely enough not as a track man,
but as a pitcher for Townsend Harris 23 Get Major Letters
High School in New York. In his last
year, Parsons won 4 while losing one As Hurnes Again Star
in an. abbreviated schedule. Harris
abandoned track the year that Ar- Michigan track coach Ken Doherty
chie entered. yesterday announced the awarding of
Parsons then enrolled in NYU, and 23 major letters and seven minor
became acquainted with such na- nmrl ommeso h 944
tional stars as Frank Dixon and Bill numerals to members of the 1944-45
Hulse. At first, Archie was loath to cinder squad which annexed the
try his hand on the boards, but when Western Conference indoor title but
a couple of friends went out for the failed in its bid for the outdoor crown.
squad, "Arch" decided that he might Heading the list of award-winners
as well also. are team capt. Ross Hume and broth-
Improved Rapidly er Bob, completing their third season
Von Elling took him in tow and be- for the Wolverines. The famed "dead
fore the end of the season, Archie heat twins" once more proved to be
was running at the heels of Hulse the mainsprings of the Michigan
and other NYU greats. By the end squad while competing in the half-
of the season, Archie had progressed mile, mile, and two-mile,
so rapidly that he was anchoring It has also been announced that
four relay teams in the Penn Relays, the team captain for the coming
Then Parsons decided to enter season will be elected Monday at a
Michigan for, as he puts it, two reas- meeting of the squad.
and I hadhiked the engineer Wolroie The complete list of award win-
possessed a fine track team." ners follows:
Coached by Doherty MAJOR AWARDS
He reported to Coach Ken Doh- James Artley, Richard Barnard,
erty and under his tutelage develop- Warren Bentz, Charles Birdsall,
ed into the runner he is today. Coach Charles Dykema, Walter Fairser-
Doherty decided not to try to change vis, Richard Forrestal, Robert Hu-
Parsons style of running, character- me, Ross Hume, Orval Johnson,
ized by a circular motion of his John Larson, Charles Lauritsen,
hands, and Parsons performances Robert Mann, William Marequx,
this year have substantiated Coach William McConnell, John McNab,
Doherty's decision. Archibald Parsons, Laurence
Speaking of times, Parsons has im- Scheer, George Shepherd, Robert
proved greatly since his years at Thomason, Julian Witherspoon,
NYU. In the half-mile, Parsons has Ross Willard, George Vetter, and
turned in the outstanding time of Harold Fletcher (manager).
1:55.3, which was good enough to
set the track record for the dual MINOR AWARDS
meet competition between Purdue Clem Bauman, Ted Balogh, Horace
and Michigan. Campbell, Henry Fonde, Robert
Recorded Fast Times Grandy, John Weyers, Robert Zoel-
In the three-quarter mile, Par- 1er.
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IT WASN'T LONG ago that Ernie Lombardi was firmly entrenched behind
the plate for the Cincinnati Reds, and it is only logical that Manager
Bill McKechnie of the Reds frowns every morning when he picks up a paper
and sees what Lombardi is doing to bolster the league leading New York
Although the lumbering catcher had given ten years of service
to the Reds, wona batting title while with Cincinnati was selected the
National League's most valuable player, and helped the Rhinelanders
to two pennants, one boner smelled his doom.
In the last game of the 1940 World Series against the New York
Yankees, Lombardi managed to fall on his back, and while he was in this
prone position trying to recover his equilibrium, the Yankees were count-
ing up valuable runs which helped decisively crown them world champs.
Cincinnati fans could not tolerate the 'Big Boy' after that, and this led
to his eventual transfer to the Boston Braves. It must have been dis-
heartening for 'Big Botch' who gave everything he had while playing for
the Reds. For, while he was on top, he was widely acclaimed by the
fans, and the minute that he slipped up once, he was never given another
chance by Cincy sports fans. But Lombardi took it with a grain of salt
and realized that it was human nature to magnify a fault and condemn
a person for it, jest as it is human nature to err.
OWVEVER, LOMBARDI retalliated while with the. Braves in the only
way that he knew how-again leading the circuit in hitting. From
here he wound up with the Giants, where he has again come into his own
as a standout performer.
At 37, Lombardi, along with Mel Ott, Phil Weintraub and Steve
Filipowicz, provides the Polo Grounders with one of the most dangerous
hitting forces in the league today.
The reluctance of many baseball executives to accept Lombardi as a
first rate ball player centers about his sluggishness afoot, which is his
greatest enemy, And Lombardi even admits that he would hit at least
30 points better if he were just a little faster.
MANY OF LOMBARDII'S base hits are blocked off because the opposing
infielders move 30 feet behind the base lines when he approaches
the plate and they still have plenty of time to throw Ernie out at first.
While in the Pacific Coast League, 'Big Botch's' coach needed only
a few days before he informed him that he had better concentrate on
hitting the ball farther for he would never get around the bases on,
So, because nature saw to it that he be slow, Lombardi has had to
suffer many heartaches, but the ridicule heaped upon him has not been
successful in getting his goat, and to show his resilency and determination,
Ernie not only has his hitting record, but he actually beat out a bunt at
Ebbets Field earlier in the season, and the fans went home convinced that
miracles would never cease.
Daily Sports Editor
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ference Wins at Lafayette
s Total to 17 Straig-ht,
Michigan crew, the only club whic
has beaten Michigan this season, ir
two mid-week tilts, Coach Fisher'
nine is riding high going into today'
twin-bill. The Boilermakers have wor
only two and lost eight this year, t
rest in last place. Although showing
flashes of power at the plate, the
have limped along with a weal
Bowman Takes to Mound
Bo Bowman, winner of three Con-
ference starts this season and one o:
the club's leading hitters, will hur
one of the games, probably opposing
Bob Stewart, while Ray Louthen wil
be gunning for his fourth Big Ter
start against Bob Buysse, winnin
pitcher of both Purdue's victories.
Not only have the performances o
the Wolverines at the plate bee
lauded by Coach Fisher, but in com
menting on his, veteran outfield com
posed of Bill Gregor, Don Lund, an
Bill Nelson, the mentor called th
trio, "the best defensive outfield
have ever worked with."
Purdue Club 'Green'
Coach Ward Lambert's club is com
posed of mostly new men, havin
only one member of last year's tean
on the roster. Aaron Martin, wh(
last year clouted the ball for a .45
mark as he alternated between sec
end base and the outfield, is one o
the mainstays of the Purdue infiel
Jim Jennings, smooth working firs
baseman, and Jerry Jankovic, a dis
charged veteran, were both majo
letter-winners two years ago, an
are' holding -down first and thir
Next week-end the Wolverines clas
with Ohio State in a two-game serie
which completes the list of schedule
For NCAA Tilt
Seven members of the Michigar
track squad have been entered in th
NCAA track and field meet, schedulec
for June 9 at Milwaukee, Wis., Wol
verine coach Ken Doherty has an
Heading the list of entries are Ros
and Bob Hume, Michigan's two mos
likely championship prospects, bu
it is doubtful whether either will b
able to compete, owing to medica
school final examinations. If they ar
able to run, it is probable that th
Humes will elect the half mile or the
Other Wolverines named by Doh-
erty include two-mile ace . Charlie
Birdsall, miler Bob Thomason, half-
miler Archie Parsons, quarter-mile
Dick Forrestal, and high jumper Johr
Birdsall is Western Conferenef
champion in the two-mile and is
conceded a good chance to show u;
well at Milwaukee. Parsons, Thoma
son, and Forrestal are all capable of
placing in their specialties, while
McNab has been showing great im-
provement in recent weeks.
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