FRIDAY, MAY 3, 194
T H E IICHIGAN IAILY
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hreatens Michigan Win Streak Today
By RUTH ELCONIN
Dauly Sports Staff
MOST OF US realize that the 1946 baseball season is going to be quite
different from past years, not only because scores of players have
returned from military service, but also because the National Pastime's
"unwritten law" has been broken.
Last year,amid cries of protest, Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn
Dodgers, signed Jackie Robinson to a contract and farmed him out to the
Montreal club in the International League. Why were people against
Rickey's act? Only because Robinson happens to be a Negro, and the first
one of his race to belong to a major league team.
Before Robinson, was even given a trial to see what he could
do, some sports writers exclaimed it just won't work out because
he will have too much prejudice to combat. But Rickey and his
backers felt that their attempt to get Negroes into big league
baseball was almost justified when the Montreal nine opened its
schedule against the Jersey City squad1 April 18, at the Jersey City
TO SAY THE LEAST, Robinson stole the show as Montreal coasted to an
easy 14-1 victory. He felt the pressure of the opening day crowd whether
he was at bat leading his team's 15 hit attack or holding down his second
The first time up he received a tremendous ovation from the capacity
crowd of 25,000, but only managed to ground out. The second time at bat
he gave the fans just what they wanted; a 335 foot home run with two men
on. After that Robinson continued to impress at bat and ended the afternoon
by getting four for five, driving in four runs, scoring the same number and
stealing two bases.
In the field he handled five chances perfectly and booted one sharp
grounder. But he made up for the mishap the next inning when lie started
Montreal's only successful double play.
After the game, Robinson was mobbed by the fans who swarmed
out of the stands to plague him for autographs. Ile was finally
saved by one of his teammates and was ushered into the club house.
Yes, it was a glorious day for Robinson.
F ROM THE LATEST REPORTS it wasn't a one day stand. He has hit in
six consecutive tilts and has played near perfect ball in the field, Robin-
son is living up to the reputation he established as a stellar athlete at
For Initial Meet
'Wolverines IFav ored
By ALYS GEORGE
Michigan's track team will open
the 1946 outdoor season tomorrow
when a 25-man squad travels to La-
fayette, Indiana for a dual meet with
the Purdue Boilermakers.
By taking a large team to Purdue,
Doherty will be able to experiment
with his squad and see what his
thinclads can do in events other than
their specialties. Although the Wol-
verines are favored to win the meet,
Purdue's coach Homer Allen has sev-
eral proven performers whom he can
count on, such as high jumper Dick
Kilpatrick and Bill Bangert in the
shot and discus.
Short To Run 220
The Boilermakers will be strongest
in the sprints, hurdles and field
events, while Michigan should add
most to its point total in the middle
distance events. In the dashes the
Purdue entry is headed by Cy High-
lander who will face Michigan's
Horace Coleman and Bob Ferguson
in the century run and Coleman,
Ferguson and Hugh Short in the 220.
In the quarter-mile Doherty has
entered Short, Bill Haidler and Val
Johnson, all of whom are capable
of breaking 50 seconds. Chief opposi-
tion of the Boilermakers will come
from Don Weber, who has been
clocked in :50.6 for the quarter this
year, and should go lower if pushed.
Purdue Strong in Hurdles
The 880 and mile runs will see Bob'
Thomason, Chuck Low, Wayne Lar-
mee and Herb Barten, Conference
half-mile champion, competing
against Purdue's Ashley Hawke and
Don 'Weber. Dean Voegtlen and Ed
Johnson will carry Michigan's hopes
in the two-mile, while Purdue's chief
threat in this event will be Bob
Coach Homer Allen has two fine
hurdlers in Paul Gutting, a letter
man in 1942, and Ed Crook. Doherty
will counter with Neil MacIntyre
and Lee Kenney in the high hurdles
and Tom Kenney, John Larson and
Kenney in the lows.
In the field events a strong Pur-
due entry is headed by Dick Kil-
patrick, Conference high jump
champion, Bill Bangert in the shot
put and discus throw, Don Miller and
Norm Dunn in the broad jump.
Michigan's leading entries will be
Chuck Fonville, indoor runner-up in
the shot and George Ostroot, who
captured second place in the discusl
throw at the Penn Relays.
Earl Block " Bses Third'
Win; Opposes Tough Foe
Illinois Holds Three Victories in Conf erence
Rae- Six Regulars Slugging over 300 Mark
Renewing a rivalry that dates back
to 1892, Michigan's baseball team
will seek to continue its seven game
mastery over the Illinois nine as the
two teams clash today on Illinois
Field in Champaign.
Not since 1941 when the Wolverines
dropped a 3-2 decision have the Illini
won from Ray Fisher's squad. Seven
times the Wolverines have been vic-
torious while the eighth game was
Earl Block Will Start
Big Earl Block will be on the mound
for the Wolverines while Coach Wallie
Roettger has nominated his ace left
hander, Mary Rotblatt. The Illini
southpaw has chalked up two con-
ference victories and a fair of other
wins while Block has been a winner
in games against Wayne an d
Six Illini Bat .300
The Illinois lineup boasts six men
who have hit the ball at a better than
.300 clip in conference competition.
Rotblatt has four hits for seven at
bats in two games for a .571 average,
while Jim Devero, second baseman
has a .471 average in four games.
Catcher Lee Eilbracht and Bob Pos-
sehl, left fielder boast .400 batting
averages while Leo Gedvillas and Bob
Malley, third baseman and short
stop are hitting at .350.
Jack Smiley, who was one of the
basketball "Whiz Kids," Roy Wiedow
and Bob Wakefield will round out
the Illinois team at right field, first
base and centerfield. Wakefield is
the younger brother of Michigan's
famed Dick, and his play so far this
season indicates that he may follow
in, his brother's footsteps.
Same Lineup Used
Fisher plans to stick to the lineup
that, overwhelmed the University of
Detroit on Tuesday. The infield wilt
be Tom Rosema at first, Dom Tomasi
at second, Don Robinson at short
and Walt Kell playing the hot
Elmer Swanson will be behind the
plate while the. outfield will have
Bob Chappuis, Bob Nussbaumer and
Bowman To Pitch Tomorrow
The opposing pitchers inthe sec-1
ond game of the series tomorrow will
be Bliss Bowman, the other Wolver"-
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Williams' Home Run
Dro>s Ti ers, 5.4
BOSTON, May 2-(P)----Ailing Ted
Williams, who is fighting off a
threatened sinus attack, drove a 10th
inning homer into the right field bull
pen today to give the Boston Red Sox
a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers and
stretch his top-place forces' current'
winning streak to seven-straight
The splendid splinter had flied out
three times and rolled harmlessly
to first base before he opened Bos-
ton's side of the extra session by
blasting out his second four-bagger
of the season.
Yanks Blast Tribe, 8-2
NEW YORK, May 2-P-)--One
inning was all the New York Yankees
needed today to defeat the Cleveland
Indians. Highlighted by Nick Etten's
grand slam home run, the Bronx
Bombers slammed lefty Vic Johnson
mnd Tommy Ferrick for eight runs
in the big fourth frame to gain their
second straight over the Tribe, 8-2,
and take the series two games to one.
lodgers Gain First
CHICAGO, May 2-(/P)-Brooklyn
moved into undisputed possession of
first place in the National League
today by defeating the Chicago Cubs
3-2 as the St. Louis Cardinals were
losing to the New York Giants.
A pair of Dodger veterans, infield-
er Billy Herman and pitcher Art
(Red) Herring, collaborated to give
the Brooks the victory.
the Brooks the victory. Herman sin-
rled in Pete Reiser and Dixie Walker
for the tying and winning runs,
Giants Take Redbirds
ST. LOUIS, May 2--01)-The New
York Giants not only had the satis-
faction of knocking the St. Louis
Cardinals out of first place today,
but also beat back an old nemesis,
Harry (The Cat) Breechen, when they
blasted him off the hill in the ninth
inning to defeat the Redbirds 5-1.
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EARL BLOCK . . . Wolverine
righthander who will face Illinois
today in quest of his third straight
win. He chalked up impressive vic-
tories over Michigan State and
Wayne earlier this season.
ine hurler with a pair of victories,
and Al Scharf. Scharf is a war veter-
an returning to the Champaign base-
ball scene after two years in service.
Michigan has maintained an edge
over the Orange and Blue, having 52
wins as against 42 losses in the series
that is over 50 years old. Fisher
coached squads have an 11-9 edge
over teams coached by Roettger.
UCLA, and with the famous Kansas
maintains this pace, there shouldn't
place in the major leagues and erasec
Maor Lea gue
W L Pet. GB
Boston.........13 3 .813
New 1'ork.......115 .688 2
Detroit .........7 7 .500 5
St. Louis ...,.... 7 8 .467 51/
Cleveland ...... 5 7 .417 6
Chicago..........5 8 .385 61/
Washington .... 5 8 .385 6 /
Philadelphia .... 4 11 .267 8V2
Boston 5, Detroit 4 (10 innings)
City Monarchs baseball club. If he
be any reason why he won't find a
organized. baseball's "unwritten law.".
Remaining games on Michigan's
baseball . schedule. are:
May 3& 4.illinois at Champaign
May 6 University of Detroit at Detroit
May 7 Western Michigan here, 3:30 p.m.
May 10 and 11 Indiana at Bloomington
May 14 Notre Dame Jlere,;3:30 p.m., EST
May 17 and 18 Minnesota at Minnea-
May 20 Detroit Tigers Here, 3:30 p.m..
May 22 Ypsilanti Normal Here 3:30 p.m.,
May 24 and 25 Purdue tlere, at 3:30 p.m.,
May 28 Ypsilanti Normal at Ypsilanti
May 31 Ohio State Here, 3:30 p.m., EST
June 1 Ohio State Here, 2 p.m., EST
June 5 Michigan State at East Lansing
June 7 Western Michigan at Kalamazoo
June 8 Notre Dame at South Bend
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New York 8, Cleveland 2
St. Louis 10, Philadelphia 3
Chicago and Washington,
Detroit at New York
Cleveland at Boston
St. Louis at Washington
Chicago at Philadelphia
W L Pet. GB
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St. Louis......... 95 .643 1
Boston..... 7 4 .636 1%
Chicago......... 7 7 .500 3
New York 6 7 .462 31
Cincinnati....... 5 7 .417 4
Pittsburgh .......6 9 .400 4%
Philadelphia .... 3 10 .231 61/
Brooklyn 3, Chicago 2
New York 5, St. Louis 1
Pittsburgh 8, Philadelphia 3
Boston at Cincinnati, postponed
Philadelphia at Cincinnati
Brooklyn at St. Louis
New York at Chicago
Boston at Pittsburgh
Golfers Return to
Home Link Today
With two wins and a loss already
under their belts, Michigan's golfers
will settle down to a steady diet of
matches this month as the rest of
the links season is concentrated in
The balance of the Wolverine
schedule includes four Big Ten con-
tests, three more with local Michigan
college squads, and one match with
The Wolverines return to the
familiar sandtraps and "doglegs" .of
the University course for two matches
this week-end. Detroit will furnish
the opposition on Friday, followed
by a Saturday match with a strong
Northwestern team that has already
downed Purdue and Detroit.
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