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'TISDAY, SEPTEM.BER 24, 1945
Indiana Will Pit Experienced Eleven
Against Wolveries Here Saturday
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There'll be a couple of marks at
stake Saturday afternoon when In-
diana invades Michigan to clash with
the Wolverines in the Maize and
Blue's 1946 curtain-raiser.
Not since Fritz Crisler took over
the Michigan head coaching reins
in 1938 have the Maize and Blue clad
warriors dropped an opening day
contest. Indiana on the other hand,
boasts a two-game winning streak
over the Wolverines. Along with Min-
nesota the Hoosiers are the only team
which has been able to run up a vice
tory string over Crisler's stalwarts.
There is no doubt that Saturday's
fracas will mark another mnilestoxe
in the heated Hoosier-Wolverine rv-
alry which has waxed strong in re-'
cent years. Coach Bo McMillan has,
eight of hi, 1945 starters back plus a
strong array of earlier letter-win-
ners to bolster his line-up.;
Ends Are Question-Mark
McMillan's biggest problem has
been to replace his great 1945 end
combination of Ted Kluszewski and
Bob Ravenlsburg. Kl uszewsk i desert,-
Ed Indiana for pro baseball while
Ravensburg joined the army. One of
the vacancies has been plugged by
the return of 1942-letterman Ted
Hasapes. A 1945 reserve, Lou Mihaj-
Seond Guessing . ..
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days, there weren't ten .300-hitting regulars in either league. Boston
won the American League pennant hitting under .280 as a team. Back
in 1936 five AL teams hit over .290 and the lowest team average was
.269. The Red Sox were the only junior loop team in 4G to hit over that
anemic .269. 1937, 1938 and 1939 were gust the same.
With such a dearth of hitters, the pitching should have been better than
usual. And yet, there are only three twenty-game winners in the American
League - Newhouser, Feller and Ferris - and only one in the National -
Howie Pollet of the Cardinals. Moreover, of thi s quartet only Newhouser's
earned-run average will probably approximate pre-war figures for a leading
But there is a brighter side. Sooner or later the baseball fans who
poured record totals through the turnstiles in 1946 will demand some-
thing more than a collection of side-show freaks for their money. Base-
ball has lasted too long without fancy trimmings to, be turned into a
circus by a few money-hungry owners.
1946 has been one of those years when there has been a lot of money
around and anything could be passed off for that buck. Most magnates
have promised a big change in 1947. Whether that means that a baseball
park will once again become a place in which to see baseball games remains
to be seen. Meanwhile, we'll listen to the games on the radio and spend
our buck at the neighborhood movie theater.
lovich, has stepped into the other end
Aside from his flanks McMillan
has had to replace his sensational
1945 tailback, George Taliaferro.
Again the 1942 squad came up with
the man, Jimmy Dewar. The loss of
Taliaferro will undoubtedly weaken
the Hoosier attack but Dewar who
kept in shape with Camp Grant and
Camp Lee teams during the war is
rated very highly by McMillan.
The rest of the Indiana line-up will
be the same which carried the Hoos-
iers to the 1945 Conference title;
Captain Howard Brown and Joe So-
winski at the guards, John Golds-
berry and Russ Deal at the tackles,
John Cannady at center, Benny
Rairmondi at quarter, Mel Groomes at
the wingback and battering Pete
Pihos at full.
Wolverine Starters Indefinite
Michigan's starting eleven is un-
cer"tain as yet but whatever combina-
tion Crisler decides on will probably
be an all-letterman group. With one'
notable exception the Wolverines can
field two or three deep in veterans at
all positions. The single thin spot is
at tackle where only t wo former
M-winners, Bill Pritula and Bob Der-
leth are available.
To bolster the tackle spot Crisler
has shifted Bruce Hilkene and Fen-
vwick Crane from end. Besides this
quartet the Maize and Blue will have
Jack Carpenter, who lettered at Mis-
souri, and newcomers Bob Ballou
and Dick Brown. The. remainder of
the Maize and Blue squad is well
stocked with experienced men.
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EAST LANSING, Sept. 23-A foot-
ball team with five positions filled by
men lacking game experience in col-
lege football will take the field here
Saturday for Michigan State as the
Spartans open their 10-game sched-
ule with Wayne University in Mack-
hn Field Stadium.I
Recruits slated to start their first
game include a pair of tackles, John
Peltz and Jack Harris, Center Pete
Fusi, Halfback Lynn Chandois and
Fullback Steve Sieradzki.
Despite more talent on the squad,
halfback Russ Reader is again count-
ed upon for Herculean feats getting
aid from such recruits as George
Guerre, an explosive runner and
Ranks High in Nation
Last year Reader completed 53 of
90 forward passes to rank among the
nation's leaders in that department.
He scored 35 of the Spartan's 120
points and tossed three touchdown
The only other regular from last
year's eleven is Warren Huey, sopho-
more end. This year Huey will play
left end, a transfer that shifted Ken
Balge ,a pre-war left end to right
Will(l:l I ic simrt t 1 lrl ai ~1 Ito I
kopp. ioCi p was 11 ICl rIt r UlaI ii ' lit
end in 1942.
Confidence in Peltz and Harris as
tackles is illustrated by the shift of
two first string l ttermen tackles to
guards. Pelt'z, a 21 ?-pounder from
Turtle Creek. Pa., ." an ex-Navy en-
sign wnile Haris,. a 214-pounder
from Jackson, saw duty wit:h the
Mar in es.
Al'er ( :oim I)r, 1 po Ond t iokie in
1942 it nm Punt iac ;init lMi ark Black --
mr.i 195-pound tack1 last yeir from
Jackson, wl work as guards. Can..-
ner is a sore starter bet while Black.
man seves as an alternate.
Returns Ironm Service
Den LeClair, 200--pounder from
Wyandotte, returned Ironi thme Chi-
na-Burma-India theater with Army
engineers to vin back his left guard
positiorn. The thrree top-F[igh _t ecu-
tens are all newuciers. .iading i>
Pete Fusi, a 210 -p umnd ,x-flint
No thern star before eitcri ,g the
Army Air IForecs in 1944.
Quarterlack Russ Gilpin was a
Spartan regular in 1942 before en-
tering the service. He played two
years as a guard, winning All-Ameri-
can service team honors. He and
Reader provide the lone first line
Bo NusIarir igak o a
scored three touchdowns in exhibi-
tions this fall for the Green Bay
In his most recent effort last Fri-
da y m;ight the ex-WVolverine back
. ,:anmpem ed 15 yards for one of thre c
Packer scores and ran back a punt
and a kick-off for a total of 34 yards.
Desi e Nu sbaumzn.r's efforts, the
N3'v. Yoi I: (. wipped tm Puck-
M ,:- ;us -in btJtu num aorw
Al Wv start, Michigan All-Amer -
can tackle in 1942, led the PhImila -
de-phia Eagles to a re(ent 10-7 win
;vr heerot I u;T.'". s. The Mi ]1 chi~~-"
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Other ex-Wav1erine.; showing their
wares in the pro game are Rudy
Smeja, Philadelphia Eagles; Merv
Pregu ian, 1943 All-Americani tackle
Green Bay Pack - Bob Westf all,
1942 Alt-Am'.ren lullba R and Ed5
Fx t W. Pi. t. L'o s.
Also Tomm hi::m on, All-Ameri-
can halfback in l'L9-0, and Milan
Lazetich. Los Angeles Ramns; Jack
Karwale., Chicago Bears; and Bob
Kolesar, Cilxwlamd flim wns.
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