M-RIDAY, APRIL 19, 1946
TICi MIc1IGAN rDAIY
Tiger Bats Boom To Support
Benton in Defeating Browns
Extra Base Blows by Greenberg, Mullin,
Higgins and McCosky Highlight 61 Triumph
ay e in pener
Contest Slated To Start
/_On Home Field at 3:30
Earl Block Wins Initial Mound Assignment;
Injuries Bench Weisenberger Zmd Robiiisoii
DETROIT, April 18-(IP-Banging
out a dozen hits off four pitchers, the
Detroit Tigers clipped the St Louis
Browns 6 to 1 here today as big Al
Benton hurled a steady flve-hitter in
his first 1946 start.
Brownie third baseman Johnny
Lucadello spoiled Benton's shutout
by swatting the first pitch in the
sixth inning for a home run. Only
two other St. Louis runners reached'
The Tigers, meanwhile, put to-
gether their best offensive attack
of the year in taking the rubber
game of the three-game opening
series that attracted 82,917 cash
Eddie Lake, Eddie Mayo, Barney
McCosky and Hank Greenberg each
connected for a pair of Tiger hits to
thrill the sizeable Thursday crowd of
Greenberg's 400-foot double to
center knocked in one run in the first
inning and Mayo's timely single with
the bases loaded was the highlight
of a three-run Detroit outburst in th'e
Four Tiger extra-base hits-Pat
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Mullin's triple, and doubles by Pinky
Higgins, Greenberg and McCosky--
each accounted for a run as Detroit
hung the loss on righthander Denny
Galehouse, making his first big
league start on the mound since the
1944 World Series.
The Tigers knocked Galehouse out
of the box in the fourth when they
bunched three hits with a pair of
walks for three runs. Stan Ferens,
Al Hollingsworth and Al Lamacchia,
who followed Galehouse on the
mound, were little more effective.
Benton started last season with a
four-hit shutout victory over the
Browns and then went on to win 12
games despite a forced idleness of
six weeks in midseason because of a
He was just as effective today as
in the early stages of 1945, allowing
only one hit in the first four in-
nings and pitching carefully with
men on the bases.
Walt Judnich, who singled to right
leading off the Brownie second, was
nipped stealing when catcher Paul.
Richards called a timely pitch-out.
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TOM ROSEMA . . . Veteran first
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team who will start the season to-
day at that post against Wayne.
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Cincinnati, April 18--(/P)--Outfield-
er Eddie Lukon committed a three-
run error today which enabled the
Chicago Cubs to defeat Cincinnati
4-2 and sweep a three-game series
with the Reds.
Redleg Nate Andrews allowed only
four lits, but ole 01 them, coupled
witih two walks and an error, were
enough for a Chicago victory, the
24th the Cubs have registered the last
25 games with Cincinnati.
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Cards Nip Pirates
ST. LOUIS, April 18-(A)-The St.
Louis Cardinals blasted two Pitts-
burgh relief pitchers in an eighth
inning rally today and aided by Howie
Pollet's five-hit pitching won 6-2,
edging the Pirates two-to-one in their
National League opening series.
A walk to Johnny Barrett and
Ralph Kiner's home run tied the score
for the Pirates in the eighth, but the
Cardinals retaliated with a four-run
assault on pitchers Nick Strincevich
and Al Gerheauser, who relieved Ed
Dodkgers Lick Giants
Brooklyn, April 18-(AP)-The Brok-
lyn Dodgers, behind the steady pitch-
ing of southpaw Vic Lombardi, made
their home opening an auspicious one
today by walloping the New York
Giants 8-1 before 29,825 spectators.
Lombardi, in handing the Giants
their first defeat of the new Nation-
al League season, allowed six hits and
had the New Yorkers shut out until
the ninth inning. Then Buddy Kerr
and Mickey Witek strung together two
singles to bring in the polo grounders'
New York used four hurlers with
only Monte Kennedy having any suc-
cess. The freshman southpaw held
the Brooks to one safe blow in three
Walker Cooper, the Giants' $175,000
purchase from the St. Louis Cardin-
als, made his first appearance of the
season, fanning in a pinch hit role.
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Brooklyn 005 120 00x-8 9 1
By WALT KLEE
Seeking its 21Stdconsecutive victory,
an injury riddled Michigan baseball
team will oppose the Wayne Univer-
sity nine at 3:30 p.m. today on the
Ferry Fieldhdiamond in the season
opener for the Wolverines.
Coach Ray Fisher has nominated
Earl Block, big right handed pitcher
from Romulus, to be his starting
pitcher in today's contest. Elmer
Swanson, number one receiver on the
1943 Wolverine baseball team, will be
behind the plate.
Block has been one of the out-
standing hurlers on the Maize and
Blue mound staff in practice the past
three weeks. The Michigan mentor
hopes the assortment of curves and
fast balls in his pitcher's repetoire
will make up for the loss in Michigan
batting caused by injuries to some of
the hardest hitters on the squad.
Don Robinson and Jack Weisen-
berger are listed as definitely out of
today's opener while it is unlikely
that Bob Nussbaumer will see action.
WASHINGTON, April 18-)-'>
War veteran Mickey Harris allowed
only six hits today as Boston's Red
Sox beat Washington's Senator's 3
to 1, to sweep the opening three-
Southpaw Harris' last previous big
league appearance was in 1941 before
he joined the armed forces. But he
was right at home in his post-war
debut. before Gen. Dwight D. Eisen-
hower, who occupied the president's
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Washington 000 001 000-1 6 1
Harris and Pytlak; Scarborough,
Hudson (8) and Evans.
Yankees Beat A's, 8-1
PHILADELPHIA, April 18-()-
The New York Yankees raked five
Philadelphia flingers for a dozen hits
to defeat the Athletics 8-1 before
11,304 fans today and made it two
out of three in their first series of the
Sophomore Allen Gettel held the
Mackmen to five hits. He was depriv-
ed of a shutout when ex-Yankee War-
ren (Buddy) Rosar slammed a home
run in the fifth inning.
Jesse Flores, who lasted less than
three innings, was charged with the
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Philadelphia 000 010 000-1 5 1
Owen Wins Game
MEXICO CITY, April 18-()-
Mickey Owen, former Brooklyn
Dodgers catcher playing his first
Mexican League game today, connect-
ed With two hits and batted in the
winning run for Vera Cruz to con-
tribute to a 4-3 victory over Monter-
130b Chlappuis, who was hit by a pitch
on the left elbow ini Wednesday's
practice session, was able to engage
in practice yesterday and probably
will start the game in center field.
Bliss Bowman, leading hurler on
last year's Conference championship
team, will patrol left field for the
Wolverines. Fisher has named Ed
Houser and Johnny Wlostowski, two
second string infielders as the leading
candidates for the third outfield post.
There is an outside chance that Nuss-
baumer's ankle may have healed suf-
ficiently to allow the hard hitting
outfielder to see somiie acton.
Brown at Short
Jimmy Brown will replace the in-
jured Robinson at the short field po-
sition. This choice was made because
Weisenberger also is on the injured
list. Weisenberger, a shortstop on
last year's nine, had been switched to
centerfield to make room for Robin-
Brown was the regular shortfielder
for the Western Michigan baseball
team last year. He is a more than an
acceptable fielder but as yet has not
shown too much power at the plate.
Tom Rosema will cover the first
base position as he did last year. Ro-
sema will play in spite of an ankle
that he turned during practice ten
Kell, 'Tomasi Play
The remainder of the infield will
see Dominic 'iomasi at the keystone
sack and Walt Kell at third. Kell
has shown considerable ability to pull
line drives into all fields from either
side of the plate. He bats left handed
against right-handed pitchers and
right handed against southpaw hurl-
The two teams will meet in the sec-
ond game of the weekend series to-
morrow at Northwestern Field in De-
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Yesterday's Results Yesterday's Results
Brooklyn 8, New York 1 Itro,1it 6, St. Louis I
Chicago 4, Cincinnati 2 New York 8, Philadlph~lia I1
St. Louis 6,Pittsburgh 2
sn3, Washington 1
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KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 18--0P)
-Wisconsin's baseball team dropped
its first game of the season here to-
day, losing a 7 to 3 decision to West-
ern Michigan. Theyre
Chick Lowe, Wisconsin's leading
hitter, got three safeties while team- Here
mate Frank Granitz collected a dou-
ble and triple. Joe Cooper led West- . . . Ou pre
ern with three hits, all singles.
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