THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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NEWS+ VIEWS + COMMENT
By BILL MULLENDORE, Sports Editor
FOR TWO YEARS NOW, the Baseball Writers' Association of America}
has failed to get together on new additions to baseball's Hall of Fame.
Looking over the system of voting in operation for Hall of Fame selec-
tions, the reason for failure is apparent. The wonder is that any ball
players have their names inscribed in the Cooperstown shrine.
To be selected, the candidate must be named on 75 per cent of thek
ballots cast by the 263 voters. Each writer lists ten nominees on his ballot.
Differences of opinion being what they are in the baseball world, it is
probably a little too much to expect 75 per cent of the baseball writers to
agree on any one choice. Once the dozen or so acknowledged all-time greats
have been disposed of, the opportunities for disagreement are legion.
That does not mean no players outside the Hall of Fame are unworthy
of admittance. Consider the list up for consideration at the recent voting
for a moment.°
Topping the vote, but still well below the required 75 per cent mark, was
Frank Chance, old-time first baseman of the Chicago Cubs and perhaps
the greatest initial sacker of all time.
Running second was Johnny Evers, who, with Chance and Joe Tinker,
formed the legendary Tinker to Evers to Chance doubleplay combination.,
Tinker was fifteenth in the voting.
MILLER HUGGINS,, ranked as one of the all-time managerial greats for
his work with the 1921-28 New York Yankees, and Ed Walsh, base-
ball's most outstanding iron man on the pitchitng mound, tied for third.
Rube Waddell, Clark Griffith, and Carl Hubbell came next in line. All
three were great pitchers, and Griffith has been one of the game's foremost
executives as well.
Rounding out the list of 21 were Frank Frisch, Mickey Cochrane, Lefty
Grove, Pie Traynor, Mordecai Brown, Joe McGinnity, Dizzy Dean, Tinker,
Frank Baker, Chief Bender, Bill Dickey, Rabbit Maranville, Charlie Gehr-
inger, and Herb Pennock.
Looking the selectees over, the fan is struck by the fact that any or all
of these men belong in any compiled enumeration of baseball's immortals.
Every man nominated was a star withi a long record of contributions to th;,
game, contributions meriting the honor of Hall of Fame mention.
Yet, through an impossibly complicated voting system, constructed as
if by design to take maximum account of local rivalries, prejudices, and
individualism of the voters, these men are denied recognition.
Obviously, it would be unwise to place all 21 in the Hall of Fame in a
single year. But we see no reason why at least three, and possibly five or
more men should not be named each year, at least until the list of un-
recognized stars has been exhausted to a far greater degree than it now is.
As a start, we would suggest a system whereby the three highest, or five
highest, names on the list were accorded Hall of Fame honors, regardless
of percentage requirements. Further, we pass along a suggestion that some
effort be made to strike a balance between the old-timers and the moderns.
Lastly, we would cast one small personal vote for. Abner Doubleday, the
guy who, according to legend, did nothing more nor less than invent the
game of baseball. Though his claim has been disputed, its acceptance by a
majority of the baseball world indicates his worthiness for any and all
honors the national pastime can bestow.'
Cage Coach at Purdue Resigns
Lambert Succeeded by Mel Taube
BACK IN FORM-Dave Strack, starting guard on Michigan's basket-
ball team and only two-year veteran on the cage squad, displayed the
same all-around ability in his last two games that won him the nom-
ination as the outstanding basketball player in the state in 1943. Strack
scored 25 points in his last two contests, leading both teams with 14
points in the Michigan-Northwestern engagement. Ile also turned in
an outstanding defensive job against the Wildcats, holding Max Morris,
last year's Big Ten scoring leader, to five points and only one field goal.
Morris brought an average of 15 points per game into the fray.
Inexperienced Matmen Prove
To Be No Match for Indiana
Althougth playing host to Purdue
Saturday afternoon, Michigan's,
swimming team will have its sights
trained on Columbus, O., where Ohio
Etate's challengers for the Confer-
ence crown take on Great Lakes'I
strong tank squad.
The Bluejackets have already faced'
the Wolverines twice and Saturday's
clash with the Bucks may well prove
a yardstick for some long-range
gueing on the Big Ten meet in
March. At any rate the comparative
times will probably give Coach Matt(
Mann's natators a lot to think about.
Ohio State opened its season lastI
week as expected by submerging an
outclassed Oberlin College team,
70-14. The Buckeyes finished one-
two in all events and copped both the
medley and freestyle relays. Their
times were little short of spectacular
for this early in the season.
Halo Hirose, Coach Mike Peppe's
;uccessor to Keo Nakama, and Bill
Smith, and Jack Hill both scored
double wins to pace the Ohio State
outfit. Hirose churned to :23.4 in the
50- and :52.4 in the 100-yard free-
style events while his teammate
splashed to triumphs in the other two
freestyle races, the 220 and A40-yard
distances. Hill's times were 2:13.4
for the 220 and 4:58.8 for the 440.
If these times don't mean much,
consider that in last year's Confer-
ence meet, Wolverine Mert Church
won the 50 and 100 in :23.8 and :52.5
respectively and that Buckeye Keo
Nakama took the 220 and 440 in 2:14
and 4:59.4 respectively. All of which
goes to show that competition this
year is going to be hot in the free-
Buckeye Captain Jim Counsil-
man appears to be the cuass of the
Conference in the breast stroke. His
2:26.5 against Oberlin was some nine
seconds better than the winning time
turned in by Big Ten co-champs,
Heini Kessler of Michigan and Vern
Ojampa of Minnesota, in last year's
Ohio State didn't exhibit its crack
divers against Oberlin nor did the
Buckeyes show their strength in the
relay events. But with the above-
mentioned swimmers, and divers like
ex-National champp Miller Anderson
and Ted Cristakos, Coach Peppe's
boys are loaded for Michigan.
I-il Cage Results
Allen Rumsey A 31, Fletcher A 30
Lockwood A 2, Tyler Houes A 0
Green House A 2, Baldwin A 0
Green House B 44, Fletcher B 22
Allen Rumsey B 28, Tyler B 20
Three more records fell in the
Minnesota series, making seven new
marks in all that the Wolverines
have established this season. Other
records are almost certain to fall.I
By scoring 14 goals in the two
games with the Gophers, Michigan's
Records Take Beating
From Victorious Sextet
'Thrvy New Matrkv Adlded ill WVekvnd Svries
I ifling ithe Pciiksiers' Season Total to Seven
By DES HIOWARTII record, the Wolverines need only
Records, records, records, is the three victories to pass the mark of
theme of hockey statisticians as 13 wins which the Maize and Blue
Michigan's puck team continues to scored in the 1937-38 season.
erase old marks from the "record To date Coach Vic Heyliger's puck-
books, straight victories, causing the men have averaged seven and a half
record keepers no end of work. goals per game. The old mark of just
Upon his return from Bloomington,
Coach Cliff Keen revealed that the
main cause of the wrestling team's
loss, 18-8, at the hands of Indiana,
was the lack of experienced person-
"The boys just weren't prepared
to tackle a team as tough as the
Hoosiers," relates Keen, "but we
learned a valuable lesson and will
try to profit from the mistakes." Al-
though going down to defeat, sev-
eral of the grapplers gave fine per-
Jim Stark, 121-pounder, gained the
only Michigan decision by decisively.
beating Bill Earles, Indiana's light-
weight. John Allred, at 128 pounds,
locked good even though he lost his
decision to a much more experienced
opponent, while Wayne Smith also
lost while encountering an adversary
with more ,time spent on the mat.
Stu Snyder gave an impressive show
while he lost to Indiana's 155-pounder
Captain Bill Courtright of the
Maize- and Blue scored the only fall.
of the evening by downing his 'op-
ponent in 2:12 of the first round.
Coach Keen stated that there will
probably be a different lineup this
Saturday when the grapplers take on
Purdue after the Michigan-Ohio
State basketball game.
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better than four per contest is al-
most sure to be erased this season.
Other records which have been
smnashed by this year's Wolverines;
were all broken in the Sarnia game,
In winning 16-2, Michigan set
three marks; one for total goals in
a game; one for total goals scored
in a period (9 in the first); and one
for scoring five,. goals in less than
four and a half minutes.
One mark that is expected to re
main, however, is that of 43 goals
in a season, set by Coach Heyliger
when he was a forward on the 1936-
37 Michigan sextet. Gord MacMillan
is the closet contender for this record
with 16 goals.
Tomorrow the Wolverines will
leave for Toronto, Canada, to engage
the strong University of Toronto sex-
tet in a two-game series,, Friday and
Saturday. Michigan has been defeat-
ed three times by the Canadians in
the three previous meetings of the
In Indelible Ink
New Conference Rule
Limits Entries to Four
When five men wearing the block
M crossed the tape ahead of the field
last year in the Indoor Champion
ships, a, record was set that will never
The Western Conference rules com.
mittee last December announcedthat
from now on, no school will be al-
lowed more than four entries in any
Therefore the record of the Humes,
Ross and Bob, tied for first and Arch-
ie Parsons, Bob Thomason and Dick
Barnard tied for third will stay on
the books for good.
At 121 pounds, either Stark or
Frank Dayton will represent the
Wolverines. Dayton has recently re-
turned to the team after being side-
lined since the Christmas holidays
as a result of an arm injury incurred'
in the all-campus wrestling tourna-
ment and is quickly rounding into
Allred is again the favorite at 128
pounds, while either Dale Richardson
or Smith, who wrestled at 145 against
Indiana, will fight it out for the top
spot at 136 pounds. The race in the
145-pound class is wide open. with
Pete Clements, Ken Jobson and Mor-
rison Ismond vying- for the head
berth. Snyder and Courtright will
again start in their respective divis-
There is a contest in the heavy-
weight bracket with the return of
Walt Blumenstein to the squad. He
was not expected to wrestle any more
this season but has .been allowed to
compete again. He or Dan Dworsky
will be Michigan's headliner in the
unlimited class against Purdue.
The Boilermakers were Conference
champs last year, and most of that
team has returned to Lafayette, so
that Coach Keen's charges will have
their hands full when they tangle
with Purdue this Saturday.
on Vic Heyliger's
. Left winger
puckmen poured more rubber through
the Minnesota nets than has any
other Wolverine team in one year.
The Maize and Blue also surpassed
the previous high goals total for a
season-76 in the 1936-37 campaign-
by running its total to 83.
Michigan's number one line, com-
prising Wally Grant, Neil Celley, and
Wally Gacek created the third new
record for the books in Saturday's
contest when this trio combined for
two goals in the space of ten seconds.
Undefeated in eleven straight
games, which in itself is another
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Pan. 22, (P)
Ward L. (Piggy) Lambert resigned
today as head basketball coach at
Purdue University after 28 years of
service, during which his teamswon
or shared in Big Ten titles eleven
Lambert will continue on the Pur-
due faculty as a professor of phys-
ical education and as head baseball
President Frederick L. Hovde and
Athletic Director Guy Mackey said
in a statement that Lambert has been
desirous of giving up the basketball
coaching job for some time.
Lambert's resignation is effective
immediately. Mackey said Mel Taube,
who has been Lambert's assistant, will
take over the coaching job for the
remainder of the season and will be
assisted by Emmett Lowery, long
associated with Purdue coaching ani
only recently back after serving in
Lambert, during his coaching ca-
reer, developed teams which won 228
Big Ten games against a loss of 105,
and inall games, his teams won 371
and lost 152.
Lambert came to Purdue in 1917.
He coached every Boilermaker bas-
ketball team since that year, with
the exception of 1918, when he was
in the service during World War I.
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