THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Today's Column Was Written By B. S. BROWN
MICHIGAN'S COACHES have pulled a new one on the denisons of
the sporting scene.
It all started when Fritz Crisler handed in his resignation as
head coach of the Wolverine gridders. The amazing Mr. Crisler,
wizard of two-team football, had just piloted the first Michigan foot-
ball team in 49 years to a trip to Pasadena and a bouquet of roses.
What would Crisler have in '48, was the big question. Gone
from the Ann Arbor locale would be All-American Bob Chappuis,
Len Ford, Bob Mann, Captain Bruce Hilkene, signal-barker
Howie Yerges, diminutive Hank Fonde, and hard-charging Bump
But Crisler had a coach's dream in material returning. Speedy
Gene Derricotte, Wally Teninga, Pete Elliott, Dick Kempthorn, Tom
Peterson, and newly-acquired-from-Navy Bill Bartlett would give
Fritz a backfield combo difficult to beat in any league.
Yet, with this impressive array bolstering Michigan's chances
for a second straight Conference crown, Crisler gave up the
coaching reins. To call it puzzling would be a gross understat-
But that wasn't all.
ALONG CAME Ken Doherty, a Wolverine track coach for two
decades. Aided by the phenomenal Charlie Fonville, the finest
American Olympic prospect in years, Doherty came up with a squad
whose recent performance in the Penn Relays heralded Michigan's
return to track greatness. Though his 1947-48 team did not burn up
the tracks, he, too, had a great year in the offing in '48-'49.
One of his best quarter milers would be through when the
1948-49 season rolls around. Val Johnson finishes up this June, but
Herb Barten and Bob Thomason will don the Michigan togs again
next year. Justin Williams and Alex Morris will still be around for
the two-mile run.
Pete Dendrinos, who has been heaving the shot over 50 feet
every time out, will be back. Tom Dolan, who has been leaping
6'4" and Ed Ulvested, who took the pole vault honors in the Penn
Relays, will be again competing.
Crisler's roots were too firmly planted. He stayed on as athletic
director, disregarding lucrative offers. But Doherty had a compara-
tively easy time in pulling up stakes. It will be Pennsylvania and
Doherty next year.
BUT HOLD on. The trek doesn't stop there. At least there's a
possibility that more will follow.
Ozzie Cowles and his court quintet ran roughshod over their
Big Nine opponents during the winter months to annex the first
Conference cage title for Michigan in 19 years.
Cowles, too, has a great year coming up when the next hoop
season rolls around in six months. The whole crew will be back,
and it will be an improved, veteran team.
But as rosy as the future may seem, we now hear that Ozzie has
been approached by our Conference foes of Brown Jug fame.
It remains to be seen whether Ozzie is going to follow the pre-
cedent of Fritz and Ken-that is, to quit when riding to the crest of
If Cowles does leave, one thing is sure. The rabid sports fan is
really going to start scratching his cranium.
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Coach Ozzie Cowles,producer
of Michigan's first basketball
title in 27 years was believed
to be negotiating for the posi-
tion of head basketball coach
at the University of Minnesota.
Contrary to reports in a De-
troit newspaper, there has been
no definite decision on either
the part of Cowles or the Min-
nesota athletic administrator,
nor have the Cowles put their
house up for sale as was stated
in the article.
Minnesota was ready to offer
Cowles a salary reported at 10,-
000 dollars for a three-year
period. In addition to his reg-
ular salary as head coach for
the Gopher cage. quintet,
Cowles was believed to have
been offered a contract for a
radio program similar to that
conducted by Coach Fritz Cris-
ler for a Detroit station last
'M' Nine Seeks Seventh
Straight Conference Win
Art Dole Slated to Hurl for Wolverines;
Noel To Start on Hill for Boilermakers
I 4't vshaigd
Their seventh Conference vic-
tory in as many starts will be the
aim of the Michigan baseball
team, as the Purdue nine moves'
into town today for the first
game of a weekend series.
Today's game will startat 3:30
p.m. , while the schedule calls for
a 2:00 p.m. starting time tomor-
row, both on the Ferry Field
Wolverines Lead Field
The Wolverines currently top
the Big Nine race with their six
consecutive wins, while the Boil-
ermakers have triumphed only
twice in six contests.
iMajor League Standings
Netters Set for h
Drive After Def
With a satisfying 6-3 victory
over Kalamazoo's strong tennis
squad under their belts Michi-
gan's netters are preparing for
their first Big Nine encounter
NEW YORK, May 6- (A) -
Bobby Brown smashed a two-run
homer in the eighth inning today,
perilously close to the right field
foul pole, to give the New York
Yankees a 6-5 victory over the
stubborn St. Louis Browns.
PHILADELPHIA, May 6-(/P)-
The Philadelphia Athletics went
to the top of the American League
the hard way today, batting bullet
Bob Feller for eight runs in three
and a third innings to defeat the
Cleveland Indians 8 to 5.
The Athletics went to work early
and with two hits, two walks and
a pair of costly errors by Manager
Lou Boudreau scored four runs in
the first inning.
DETROIT, May 6 -(AP)-
The Detroit Tigers have asked
waivers on outfielder Dick
Wakefield, their $52,000 bonus
"find" of 1941, the Detroit
Free Press said today.
General Manager Billy
Evans of the Tigers would
neither confirm nor deny the
report that waivers had been
asked, insisting that the mat-
ter of waivers in baseball was
"strictly personal and confi -
But the Detroit front office
boss let it be known in no un-
certain terms that the Tigers
have no intention of letting
Wakefield go at the $10,000
"It's prepostenous to CM-
sider that the Detroit club
would dispose of Wakefield by
the waiver route," Evans said.
"If the Tigers ever dispose of
him it would have to be on a
basis that would considerably
strengthen the club."
BOSTON, May 6 - (1) - In a
lengthy contest marked by a brief
fight between Detroit first sacker
George Vico and Boston catcher
Birdie Tebbetts, the Detroit Ti-
gers today defeated the Boston
Red Sox 8-3.
PITTSBURGH, May 6 - (/P) -
Ray Poat snapped Pittsburgh's
six-game win streak today with a
four-hit pitching job as his New
York Giant mates ripped into
three Pirate hurlers for a 9-2
WASIHNGTON, May 6 - () -
Early Wynn dealt the Chicago
White Sox a second successive
shutout here tonight, pitching
Washington to a 5-0 victory.
ig Nine Title
with Illinois here this Saturday
with renewed vigor.
The Wolverines played good,
steady tennis to defeat the Ka-
zoos by the same score the power-
ful Northwestern Wildcats had
run up against the visitors, thus
handing them their third defeat
in fifteen starts.
Andy Paton, who continues
to loom as the top threat to
Northwestern's defending cham-
pion Ted Peterson in Big Nine
play, displaying a solid, often
brilliant, game in defeating
Jack Sunderland in three sets
Wednesday. Paton has met Sun-
derland several times before
and has defeated him each
Andy has developed a second
serve that is a thing of beauty.
Hard and accurate the serve
brought words of praise from
Sunderland who was unable to re-
lax at any time during Paton's
Captain Bill Mikulich played
an unspectacular but accurate
game to overcome the lobbing
tactics of Kalamazoo's highly re-
garded Art Leighton and further
boost Wolverine stock.
"Mik"then. teamed up with
Paton to soundly trounce the
Kalamazoo first doubles team
of Leighton and Nick Beresky
in a match that was simply "no
contest." The Wolverines played
smoothly together and had the
boys from Kalamazoo almost
constantly on the run.
A word of praise must also go
to Don MacKay who played a
fine game before bowing to Mary
Martin's greater experience in the
number five singles.
MacKay who had just gained
the number six spot last week.
moved up to fifth when Fred Otto
was forced to pass up singles play.
He played highly creditable tennis
as he forced Martin to three sdts.
In the number three doubles
for Kalamazoo top man Sun-
derland paired up with Stowe
who had not played in the
singles matches. Naugle and
McKay had quite a battle on
their hands although Sunder-
land did most of the playing for
the Kalamazoo pair. The Wol-
verine duo just managed to pull
ahead for the third set 7-5 after
splitting the first two sets.
Illinois will give the Wolverines
another tough afternoon when
they invade Ann Arbor tomorrow.
The Illini have a 5-0 record and
are improving with every match
The two games may provide a
guage as to how the Maize and
Blue will stack up against Illinois,
currently hot on the heels of the
Wolverines with four victories in
as many starts. Last weekend, the
Illini downed Purdue twice, 9-2
Fielding, Batting Edge
In both fielding and batting,
the Wolverines have a decided
edge. As a team, Michigan is
batting .266 with 53 hits in 199
times at bat, while the Boilermak-
ers are batting .200 for eighth
spot in the Conference.
Fielding averages find the Pur-
due squad in the cellar, with
Michigan holding down fourth.
Four Michigan men top the
Conference statistics in various
department.Art Dole, who will
probably start today's contest
leads the pitchers with his 3-0
record, followed closely by Bud
Rankin at 2 and 0.
Tomasi Most Runs
In the runs division, Dom
Tomasi leads with eight, with Ted
Kobrin second with seven. Bob
Chappuis is tops for the triples,
while Howie Wikel is high in
RBI, accounting for eight tallies.
Purdue has several individuals
who are hitting the ball at a live-
ly clip. Their leading batter is
third sacker Olin Martin, who is
fift~h in conference batting with
a .470 average. Others who are
high on the list are catcher Stan-
ley Aders with .367 and center-
fielder John Chinewicz at .360,
Noel Probable Starter
Ervin Noel, southpaw ace, will
probably start today's game. In
three previous games, he holds
two victories against only one de-
feat. In 17 innings, he has allow-
ed 12 hits, striking out 11 and
Michigan meintor, Ray Fisher
indicated that he would start
the line up that has put the Wol-
verines at the top of the Con-
ference heap. This would see
Bump Elliott in center, Ralph
Morrison in left, Ted Kobrin at
third, Jack Weisenburger first
base, Howie Wikel short, Dom
Tomasi second, Bob Chappuis
right and Hal Raymond catching.
DOM TOMASI . . . flashy sec-
ond baseman who will sear-j
head Michigan's attack agoainst
Time trials to be held a t 1:30
p.m. today for the varsity track
squad prove to be one of the most
interesting track events from a
spectator's point of view in this
year's outdoor season.
Coach Ken Doherty has care-
fully estimated each man's ability
and handicapped him accord in- : y
so that theoretically each e,'en
should end in a dead heat.
In the dashes he is giving mrn-
ners up to a 20-yard advarP fe.'
over the scratch man. In the ti
events inches and even feet; in
the case of the shot-put and dis-
cus will be given.
As an added incentive, the to ei
of each contest will present .hs'
winner with the reward that ha;
° ept Charlie Fonville in suc'h
good form all year: one malt ed.
Assuming weather conditions to
be favorable i.e. no rain and little
or no wind, it is expected that
this inter-squad meet will provide
some of the fastest times in Mich-
Detroit 8, Boston 3
Piladelphia 8, Cleveland 5
New York 6, St. Louis 5
Washington 5, Chicago 0
Detroit (Hutchinson) vs New
St. Louis (Sanford) vs Boston
('hicago (Grove) vs Philadel-
Cleveland (Lemon) vs Washing-
W L Pet. G.B.
New York ......10 6 .625
Pittsburgh......9 5 .643
Sit. Louis......7 5 ,5831
lBrooklyn .......7 7 .50.0 2
Philadelphia ... .7 8 .467 2a
Cincinnati......7 9 .438 3
Boston .........6 9 .400 3'/
Chicago........5 9. 357 4
New York 9, Pittsburgh 2
Cincinnati and Boston, Rain
St. Louis and Philadelphia, Rain
Brooklyn and Chicago, Rain
N. Y. (Jansen) vs Pittsburgh
Cincinnati (Blackwell) vs Bos-
St. Louis (Brecheen) vs Phil-
Brooklyn (Hatten) vs Chicago
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