WEDNESDAY, JNJE 12, 1940 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Bob Nussbaumer Signs
With Philadelphia Phils
Star Player Receives
Second Largest Bonus
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ing down flies that would have gone
for hits if not for his fleetness of
foot. In the Michigan State game
Marty Hansen was robbed of a sure
home run when Nussbaumer went
400 feet away from the plate to pull
down a long drive that was headed
for the Red Cedar River.
In deciding to join the play for pay
baseball ranks Nussbaumer has given
up his right for his last year of eligi-
bility in the college ranks. In addi-
It was announced yesterday that
Bob Nussbaumer has been added
to the list of College All-Stars that
will represent the West in Boston's
Fenway Park on Friday.
Nussbaumer will close his ama-
teur career as a member of Ray
Fisher's All Star team before re-
porting to the Utica club of the
Eastern League on June 23.
tion to being a star on the diamond
Nussbaumer was one of the star half
backs on the football squad.
Known for his running in the "back
in motion" plays Nussbaumer was a
capable hard hitting runner and a
more than capable pass catcher. In
the Minnesota game he scored twice
on the receiving end of passes.
A clause in the contract prohibits
Nussbaumer from engaging in any
other athletics without permission.
Although there is the loophole avail-
able should he desire to try the pro
football ranks, Nussbaumer says he
will give all his efforts to baseball.
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In signing with the Phillies, Nuss-
baumer is following in the shoes of
Don Grate who was signed by the
same club last year. The BuckeyeI
pitching star is playing with UticaI
this year and so far has turned in
a record of four wins against two
losses, both by close margins.
Elmer Swanson, Earl Block and
Pro Boim are the other seniors on
this year's Wolverine squad who are
considering offers from the profes-
sional ranks. Swanson has been ap-
proached by several clubs and will
probably wait for several more days
before making any definite decision
as to which one to sign with. Several
of the clubs interested in Swanson
also tried to get Nussbaumer.
Major League Standings
New York .....
St. Louis ......
Detroit 8, New York 3
Boston 10, Cleveland 5
Chicago 1, Philadelphia 0
St. Louis 6, Washington 2
* * *
St. Louis ......
New York .... .
Asoc ite Sports EIdtor
Contracts seem to be the vogue on
the Michigan campus these days.
Yesterday Bob Nussbaumer signd an
agreement to play baseball for the
PhiladelphiaPhillies organization for
an undisclosed sum and a $15,000
bonus. Elmer Swanson, star catcher
on the Wolverine nine is also ru-
nored to be under contract to a big
league club, but as yet he has con-
firmed none of the rumors.
Two former Michigan grid war-
riors are also going into the pro
ranks next fall. Jack Karwales
admitted yesterday that he ex-
pects to sign with the Chicago
Bears soon. Only recently Merv
Pregulman, former All-American
guard here at Michigan, disclosed
that he would not be back to play
for the Wolverines because he too
has put his signature to an agree-
ment with the Green Bay Pack-
In the past many other Maize and
Blue performers have turned to the
pro ranks and almost all have been
successful. In football outstanding
pro records were made by Bennie
Friedman, Bo Molenda, Ernie Vick,
Bill Hewitt, Bob Westfall, and Ed
Frutig to name a few.
Tom Harmon, the greatest of
backs in modern Michigan history
played only a few games in the
paid ranks and did very well fi-
nancially before turning to the
even more lucrative fields of radio
announcing and motion pictures.
One of the most promising dia-
mond prospects who got his start
at Michigan is Dick Wakefield.
Wakefield was given a fabulous $45,-
000 bonus to sign with Detroit in
1941, but before he went into ser-
vice the lanky slugger justified the
Tiger investment, twice batting over
.300 in his brief two years in the ma-
This year after a dismil start he
again seems to have regained his
batting eye which made him one of
the most feared hitters in the Ameri-
Jack Blott, now football back-
field coach for head man Fritz
Crisler, was another Wolverine to
make good on the big league dia-
monds. George Sisler, Elmer Gid-
eon, and Vick are three others.
Sisler was one of the game's most
outstanding firstbasemen, playing for
the St. Louis Browns for many years
and led the American circuit in bat-
ting several times. Gideon had a re-
latively short career with the Wash-
ington Senators until he went into
the Army and was killed overseas.
,Vick was perhaps the most suc-
cessful of Michigan athletes and
certainly was the most versatile
of the professionals. Fie holds the
unique distinction of playing with
World's Championship teams in
both baseball and football in the
same year. Ernie caught such im-
mortals as Grover Alexander and
Jessie Haines in the 1925 World's
Series against the New York Yanks.
Then he joined the Chicago Bears
and, playing center, helped them
to a championship on the gridiron.
Incidentally Vick is still very active
in sports. For many years he has
umpired the Michigan baseball
games, and he is one of the most
widely sought college football offi-
cials in the country today.
With such an array of notables
receding them in the big time,
Messrs. Nussbaumer, Karwales, Pre-
gulman, and probably Swanson will
have a big task before them if they
are to uphold the tradition of Michi-
gan. However, we're pretty sure that
they'll make the grade, and we wish
them the best of luck in their new
Philadelphia 4, Chicago 1
St. Louis 9, Brooklyn 3
Pittsburgh 5, Boston 3
Cincinnati 3, New York 2
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