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JUNE 8 1945



Blasts Grosse

Ie, 15-

Did you know?{
. . HAT this year marks the
15th consecutive year that
Michigan has won at least three Con-
ference Championships. . . . That
Michigan football teams have pro-
duced 28 All-Americans, ranging from
the great Willie Heston in 1903 to Bill
Daley and Merv Pregulman in 1943.
... That Wolverine baseball coach
Ray Fisher has brought 10 Confer-
ence championships to Michigan in
his 25 years of coaching.
. . . That Michigan track squads
have won 35 Conference champion-
ships, 21 indoors and 14 on the out-
door cinder paths.
. . . That when Michigan won four
out of the five events they entered in
the Penn Relay Carnival, the thin-
clads duplicated the record estab-
lished by Pittsburgh in 1939 and be-
came the second team ever to accom-
plish the feat in the 51-year history
of the Relays.
. . That Jim Galles, Conference
165-pound wrestling champ, also
took the championship in the 1942
. . . That Chuck Lauritsen, Wolver-
ine ace pole vaulter, has already
competed for Northwestern and Chi-
cago in Conference meets.
. . . That Michigan has played 495
football games, winning 369 of them,
losing 105, and tying 21. Against
Conference competition, the Wolver-
ines have played 205 games, winning
139, losing 58, and tying eight.
. . . That only Cornell has been
able to dominate Michigan on the
gridiron. The Wolverines have lost
11 out of 16 games to the Big Red.
All other opponents, some 90 in
number, have either lost more
games or an equal number to Mich-
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Service Teams
To Take Part in
Navy Olympics
Five -Batallions To End
Competition for Term
One thousand Marine and Navy
trainees will take part in the Navy
Olympics from 7:00 to 9:00 p. m.
EWT (6:00 to 8:00 p. m. CWT) Wed-
nesday, June 13, to terminate intra-
batallion competition for the spring
This event will be the biggest of
the year for the service teams, and
will be held at Ferry Field. A crowd
of 5,000 spectators is expected to
watch the 12 events scheduled.
Five Batallions Participate
The five batallions will assemble
at the West Quadrangle and will
march to the field. Then, in their
formations, the trainees will give a
demonstration of mass calisthenics,
followed by competition in calisthen-
ics between the batallions to be judg-
ed on form, precision, and cadence.
The entire program will be run off
in the form of regular olympic games.
Each batallion will have its own team
colors, which will be worn by all of
its members. As each event is com-
pleted, the winner will mount the
victor's stand, and his team's color
flag will be raised.
Events Numerous
Several events. will take place at
the same time. A complete track and
field meet will climax all activities.
Finals in the boxing and wrestling
tournaments, as well as a cross-
country run, will be held. Complet-
ing the list of events is tumbling,
weight lifting, a tug-of-war, novelty
relay, a 20-man pyramid, and demon-
strations on the trampoline, parallel
bars, and high bar.
Any varsity men may compete in
any event, and in order to equalize
competition, all participants will wear
gym shoes.
Downpour May Cut
Derby Entries to 14
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 7-UP)-
Churchill Downs' racing strip look-
ed more like the nearby Ohio River
today as a steady downpour of rain
threatened to reduce the starting
field in Saturday's Kentucky Derby
to 14 and revised the pre-race cal-
culations as to the probable winner.

makhi9 thte tRoh4
Daily Sports Editor


WITH ELATION over Michigan winning its second consecutive Big Ten
baseball title still the keynote in the Wolverine ranks, Centerfielder
-on Lund supplemented his 'cause for personal jubilation by two other
episodes besides the added joy of winning the Conference crown. For
it was this week that Coach Ray Fisher announced his list of letter winners
and that Lund earned the distinction of becoming the seventh nine-letter
'winner in Wolverine athletic annals and the first athlete in six years to
be accorded such an honor. Almost simultaneously, the big outfielder
received an encouraging telegram from Clark Griffith of the Washington
Senators, who notified Lund that one of his outfielders was being inducted
and that if his terms were reasonable, he would put the Michigan star
in his lineup immediately.
Thus, if Lund signs with the Senators and goes right into the big
time, he will perform the rare feat of transferring from college ball imme-
diately to the big leagues, the first such case seen in these parts since
Dick Wakefield was induced to sign a contract with the Tigers a few years
Although Lund cannot definitely sign up with any club until the
weekend series with Ohio State is finished and he winds up his college-
iate career, he has not stated what his definite plans will be, and it is
known that the Brooklyn Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers are making
bids for his services. Wish Egan, talent scout of the Detroit Tigers,
has also expressed a desire to have an interview with Lund after the
current Michigan season has ended, but has ma'e no efforts to contact
Don so far. Hence, it looks like a case of that ol adage, "actions speak
louder than words." If the Tigers care to gain xis services, they had
better snap out of their lethargic state and get ready to make a pretty
generous offer if they intend to outbid the wily Griffith.
LUND, who was selected as first choice of the Chicago Bears in the pro-
fessional football draft this spring, but has expressed a desire to make
baseball his career, started playing the diamond sport when he was in his
early teens. While prepping at Southeastern High School in Detroit, he
,was named All-City in baseball in 1941, as well as All-State in football
and basketball the same year.
Before entering Michigan and while attending school here, the big
athlete spent his summers playing sandlot ball in the federation of
American baseball in Detroit. While a regular on the baseball team
here for the past three years, Lund has played on two championship
squads, hitting .348 last year and making a bare-handed catch in the
last Conference game against Purdue that was called the best fielding
play of the season. He has compiled a batting average of .356 in Con-
ference competition thus far this season.
Lund has been captain of each of the sports that he participated in at
one time or another in his career at Michigan, and was named the most
valuable player on last year's football team by squad members, for which
he won a silver trophy from the Chicago Tribune.
* * *
TgICHIGAN fans will be glad to learn that Tom Kuzma, great Wolverine
halfback in '41-'42, who more than ably filled the shoes of the immortal
Tom Harmon, has finally overcome the sickness that afflicted him two years
ago and will be released from the University Hospital Monday. Kuzma
will entrain for Gary, Ind., where his folks will be anxiously awaiting his
arrival. He .will return to the scene of his gridiron glory next fall, when
he will again enroll at the University and work for his degree.

in Lasi
Thinclads End
Cinder Season
In NCAA Meet
Seven Men TO Run
In Track, Field Meet
Tomorrow Afternoon
A seven-man Michigan track squad
will leave Ann Arbor this afternoon
for Milwaukee and the NCAA Track
and Field meet, scheduled to get
underway at 8:15 p. m. CWT (9:15
p. m. EWT) tomorrow, where the
Wolverines will close out their 1944-1
45 cinder season.
Coach Ken Doherty said yesterday
that his selected contingent was in
the best condition of the year, thanks
to recent warm weather which has
made more intensive outdoor work-
outs possible. "But the competition
will be plenty stiff," he added. "Even
if the boys turn in their best per-
formances of the year, they still may
only finish fourth."
The quarter-mile, in which Michi-
gan will be represented by Dick For-
restal, will have eight or 10 men who
have run the distance in less than 50
seconds, Doherty said in emphasizing
the kind of competition expected.
"I don't expect any records to be
broken," he went on, "but it should
be an excellent meet."
Besides Forrestal, the Wolverine
squad consists of Bob and Ross
Hume, who will probably be mak-
ing their last cinder appearance for
Michigan, Archie Parsons, Bob Tho-
mason, Chuck Birdsall, and John Mc-
Nab. All except McNab are from
the Wolverines' corps of distance run-
ners which paced the team to an in-
door championship and second place
in the outdoor finals.
Home Stretch
Kell, 3b ..........6 1 1 2 3 1
Weisenburger, ss. ..5 1 1 1 2 0
Gregor, If. ........3 2 2 1 0 0
Lund, cf....... I...4 2 1 0 0 0
Marcus, cf.........1 0 0 0 1 4
Nelson, rf.........4 3 1 2 0 0
Rosema, lb. .......5 3 3 11 0 0
Tomasi, 2bx.......4 0 0 0 3 1
Soboleski, 2b.......1 1 1 0 0 0
Stevenson, c. ......4 1 3 5 0 1
Yerges, c. .........1 1 1 3 0 0
Hackstadt, p.......2 1 1 2 1 1
Peddy,p...........1 0 0 0 0 0
Louthen, p. .......1 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS ......... 41 15 15 27 11 4
Holmes,3b.......5 0 2 5 1 1
Pavek, 2b........4 01 21 0
Cochrane, 2b. ....0 0 0 0 0 0
Sehmiel, cf........4 0 0 1 0 0
Harrington, lf.-p. .4 0 0 2 0 0
Mabu, 1b-rf-lf . ..4 1 2 6 0 1
Irmish,Ib........ 1 0 0 4 0 0
Hunton, rf......... 3 0 1 0 0 0
Workman, rf.......2 0 1 0 0
Scarlet, ss. ........3 0 0 1 2 0
Bonetto,c.........2 0 0 1 0 0
Jenson, c..........2 0 0 3 0 0
Meyersp........2 0 0 0 1 0
Lawler,p........0 0 0 0 2 0
TOTALS........36 1 7 24 7 2

203 East Liberty

Michigan's hard-slugging Wolver-
ine nine prepared for its final en-
counter of the year against Ohio
State tomorrow as it pounded three
Grosse Ile hurlers for 15 base hits
yesterday to win the last home game,
Jack Hackstadt, starting on the
mound for Coach Ray Fisher's team,
was the winning pitcher, giving up
only four bingles in five frames. Jack
Peddy and Ray Louthen also took
turns on the mound, limiting the
Navy squad to three more blows.
Grosse Ile began the scoring in
their half of the fourth inning on a
three-base smash by Dominic Mam-
bu, which was followed by John
Hunton's sharp single to left field.
The side was finally retired on two
outfield flies and a strikeout, leaving
two men stranded on base in what
looked to be the start of a big rally.
Seven-Run Inning
Michigan, however, came back in
the last half of the fourth to really
turn on the pressure by scoring seven
times on singles by Bill Gregor, Bill
Nelson, Bob Stevenson, Hackstadt,
and Walt Kell, a sacrifice by Tom
Rosema, Don Lund's double, and
Jack Weisenburger's three-bagger.

' Again in the ixth, the Wolverines
took advantage of four walks, an
error, and a two-base smash by
catcher Stevenson to drive in four
Stevenson Big Cun
Nor was the team content with this
number of runs as it went to work
in the eighth to bang in three more
markers on singles by Rosema, Joe
Soboleski, and Howard Yerges after
Nelson had walked. The other run
was chalked up in the fifth inning
on two singles and a free pass.
Hitting stars for the Wolverines
were Stevenson, Gregor, and Rosema,
who were responsible for eight of the
hits. Stevenson banged out three
blows in four trips to the plate;
Rosema did the same in five times at
bat; and Gregor got his two for three
in the fourth frame. Arnold Holmes
and Mambu each collected two hits
for Grosse Ile.
Michigan ran wild on the base
paths, stealing nine bases. Gregor
again showed well by pilfering four
of this number.
The Wolverines will travel to
Columbus today and will clash with
the Buckeyes in a twin bill tomorrow
to end the 1945 season.

Home Game
Wolverines Get 15 flits
Behind Three Pitchers
Ihackstadt, 1Pccddy, IM 111u41 t CombiTne fLimit
Navy Squad to Seven Blows in Repeat Tilt


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American Soccer Expected To Win Popularity

In 1942, when the United States
Army started sending thousands of
soldiers to England, American sport
experts, with an eye to the future,
began to wonder if soccer, one of the
Britishers' top sports, could possibly
create enough interest to rival foot-
ball, baseball, and other favorite
American pastimes.
Fritz Crisler, Michigan's athletic
director, believes that there is a very
remote chance of soccer ever becom-
ing a close competitor to football or
.baseball, but that there will definite-
ly be a revived interest in all sports,
including soccer, after the war. Cris-
ler also remarked that Michigan will
not have a campus soccer team until
other colleges and universities do like-
wise, but soccer has been part of the
intra-mural program and has creat-
ed a great deal of interest among the
Shehan Seeks Schwarez
Cpl. Tom Shehan sized up the
soccer situation in an article which
appeared in a recent issue of Yank,
the Army weekly. Looking up Erno
Schwarcz, prominent player-manag-
er of the New York American soccer
club, who is to soccer what Mike
Jacobs is to boxing, Shehan dis-
covered what Schwarcz thought of
soccer's ever ranking as one of Amer-
ica's leading sports.
Schwarcz stated that "soccer has
a long way to go before it pushes
baseball, football, or even golf off the
sports pages." He added, "soccer
will never become a major sport in
this country until it gets better parks
and more publicity."
Sees Bright Future
America's soccer expert said, "Don't
think the game couldn't be built up.
Whenever we've had real attrac-
tions and staged them in places like
the Yankee Stadium or the Polo
Grounds, 'we've drawn crowds. Not

crowds of more than 100,000 like they
draw in England, of course. But
we've had crowds of 25,000, which
isn't bad when you consider that not
many people here really appreciate
soccer," As far as Schwarcz knew,
the largest attendance at any soccer
game in this country was 45,000.
Judging from letters he has re-
ceived from over 150 players and fans,
now wearing GI uniforms, Schwarcz
believes that "the cause of American
soccer has been greatly boosted by
the war, and a lot of fellows who
Hal N'Vwhouser
Takes Seventh
CLEVELAND, June 7 -{A')- Hal
Newhouser backed up his seventh
win of the season today, holding the
Cleveland Indians to five hits for a
3-to-2 victory which gave the series
to the Detroit Tigers, two games to
one. Allie Reynolds, trying for his
fifth conquest, surrendered 10 hits
in six and a third innings to be
charged with the loss.
The Tigers shelled Reynolds from
the hill with a five-hit three-run
attack in the sixth.

would have never seen a soccer match
if they had stayed at home are now
playing the game regularly overseas."
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New York
Detroit .....
St. Louis ...
Chicago ....
Cleveland ..

.....25 17
....22 16
.21 18
.22 20
..20 21
.....19 22
.....17 21
....15 26


Detroit 3, Cleveland 2.
St. Louis 6-6, Chicago 0-2.
Boston 5, Philadelphia 4.

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New York .......28 15
St. Louis ......... 23 18
Pittsburgh ......23 19
Cincinnati ...... 21 19
Brooklyn........22 20
Chicago .........19 18
Boston...........19 21
Philadelphia .. . .10 35


New York 10, Brooklyn 5.
Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 3.
Boston 3-7, Philadelphia 1-3,

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