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Wolverines Cop Second Conference Win;
Taft, Rankin, hicks, Share Mound Duties

(Special to The Daily)
MINNEAPOLIS-A tenth-inning
single off the bat of first baseman
Jack McDonald gave Michigan's
baseball team its second Big Nine
victory yesterday and earned the
Wolverines an even split in their
two game series with Minnesota.
The score was 5-4, with Bob
Hicks the winning pitcher.
* * *
McDONALD'S HIT came with
Bob Wolff on second and sent the
speedy Maize and Blue shortstop
home with what proved to be the
winning run.
Ted Kobrin had opened the
inning with a sharp double to
left, but had been nipped at
third when he tried to advance
on Wolff's grounder. Wolff stole
second and tallied a minute later
on. McDonald's hit.N
Michigan twice came from be-
hind to take the game, tying it up
in the ninth and sending it into
extra innings.
TRAILING, 4-3, going into the
ninth inning, the Wolverines ral-
lied with two out to tie it up.
Lefty "Bud" Rankin walked after
Ted Berce and Hal Raymond had
been retired and Ralph Morrison
ran for him.

Morrison promptly stole sec-
ond and came all the way home
when Gopher third baseman Ted
Wessen threw Willard Baker's
ground ball by the first baseman.
Bill Taft started the game for
the Wolverines, but was taken out
in the fifth when he complained
of a sore arm. Rankin took over
and pitched until the ninth, with
Hicks finishing the job, earning
his first Conference victory in two
* * *
their half of the first on a single
by Bill Bucholz, a walk to Leo Ko-
ceski, a fielder's choice and a line
drive hit by Wolff, bringing Buch-
olz home.
Two long triples put the Min-
nesota nine back in the ball
game in the fourth. Jerry Smith
led off with a walk and Harry
Elliott scored him with a ringing
drive to right ccnter. Duane
Baglien followed suit with an-
ther three bagger and he scored
when Lenn Ferm flied out.
Although they got only one hit,
the Wolverines tied up the game
in the first half of the fifth. Berce
walked and with one away, Taft
was safe on an error. Berce scored

NEW YORK --UP)- A Giant
fan said yesterday that it was
he and not Leo Durocher who
"accidentally kicked and trip-
ped over" Fred Boysen at th
Polo Grounds Thursday after-
Gorge Cronk, 33 - year - old
railroad fireman, said he had
submitted a signed affidavit
of the incident to the New York

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on Baker's single through the box,
but Taft was thrown out at third,
Baker moving to second on the
* * *
BUCHOLZ sent a sharp ground-
er down to Wessen and he gave
the fans a preview of what was
to happen in the ninth when he
threw the ball away, Baker scoring.
Minnesota moved into a one-
run lead in the eighth on a sin-
gle by Ferm and a double by
Glen Gostic, but the margin was
wiped out by the Wolverine rally
in the ninth.
The victory moved Michigan out
of the Conference cellar ahead of
Ohio State who dropped a 10-9
decision to Indiana. The Wolver-
ines take on the University of De-
troit in Detroit tomorrow.
ilcllef Enters
State Fencing
Ed Micllef will be the Scimitar
Club's sole representative in to-
day's state open epee preliminaries.
Being held at Detroit's Saint
Clair Recreation Center, the "pre-
lims" will decide the four finalists
for the state open championships,
May 14th, in the Book-Cadillac
MICLLEF'S CHIEF competition
will come from Byron Krieger,
midwestern foil champ and lead-
ing fencer in the state. Krieger
ranks tenth nationally.
Howard Hayden, another top-
notch epee wielder will also fur-
nish stern competition for the
Michigan swordsman.
In last Sunday's competition
Micllef, who"holds the Michigan
Intermediate epee title, reached
the state open foil finals, along
with team-mate Pete Young.
Michigan Day
Decreed Out West
LOS ANGELES-(/P)-Memories
of Michigan's great 49-0 football
victory over Stanford in the orig-
inal Rose Bowl game in 1902
were revived here yesterday when
"Michigan Day" was observed with
the presentation of a placque to
the Helms Foundation.

by b. s. brown, sports editor

Special to The Daily)
CHICAGO-Michigan's Ed Bu-
chanan became the first man in
the history of gymnastics to win
the "Big Four" of the trampoline
event as he bounced his way Go
the NAAU championship here last
Exhibiting flawless form, the
Wolv rines' ace edged out such
stalwarts as Gay Hughes of Illi-

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nois and Ohio State's Bruce Har-
lan to climax a brilliant season.
Earlier in the year, Buchanan cop-
ped the Big Nine Championship,
the NCAA title and the Western
Open crown.
Hughes provided the Wolver-
ine star with the stiffest com-
petition of the evening as the
Illini gymnast fought to within
one tenth of a point of tying
Dennis Harget, a Hamilton High
School lad, took third ahead of
Bruce Sidlinger, of Iowa, and Har-
lan, who was absent from the
NCAA meet which was held at the

-Daily-Carlisle Marshall
... Top Man


Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out to the park.
Give me a reason to swear at the Lip,
I don't care if I act like a drip.
Then it's on the field at the ball park;
I'll claim that the Lip's made me lame.
Then it's one, two, three and he's out
Of the old ball game.
THIS MIGHT VERY WELL be Fred Boysen's theme song. As far as
I am concerned, though, this infamous Dodger fan is carrying
things a bit too far in his protestations of Brooklyn idolatry. No one
is arguing against his right to ride a ball player or manager after he
shells out a couple of bucks for a pasteboard, but discretion should
be used.
According to one witness at the Polo Grounds last Thursday, Boy-
sen was described as a "belligerent customer" who "made loud and
insulting remarks about Durocher's wife." There isn't anyone who
won't agree, and this should include Baseball Commissioner Chandler,
that Boysen had exceeded the rule of discretion. But whether he
hurled those insults or not has nothing to do with the question at hand.
And that is, did Durocher strike and kick Boysen after the
conclusion of the 15-2 Dodger triumph? There are witnesses on
both sides, although the Giant pilot seems to have the weight in
his favor. The same person who called Boysen "belligerent" ex-
plains the incidents following the game in this manner:
"After the game, the man (Boysen) hopped the rail and raced
after Durocher. He raised his hand over Durocher's head, maybe
to grab his cap. Durocher turned and pushed and went on his way.
He positively did not strike him or kick him."
Following on the heels of this statement came the announcement
by Benjamin J. Chasin, Boysen's attorney, that he was considering
a change in his client's charge-from assault and battery to simple
On the other side of the fence is the testimony of a Dodger
player (who refuses to be named). "After the game, Durocher stood
in the third base coaching box for a few seconds watching the fans
pour out of the stands. He seemed to single out one guy coming across
the field and made straight for him. He hit him with a right to the
jaw and knocked him down. I don't know who the fellow was. I just
kept walking to the clubhouse. I didn't go near it."
IF FOUND GUILTY, it'll probably mean the end of the line for
Durocher. And it's evident that Chandler is going to have to forget
all that has happened in the past. The fiery Giant pilot has been in
hot water before, but all that has happened should have no effect on
the present proceedings.
All New York is lining up on the side of the loquacious manager.
Horace Stoneham, Giant prexy, said yesterday, "I am going to accom-
pany Leo to Cincinnati and do all I can to help him. Leo and I dis-
cussed the situation for one hour this morning, and I am convinced
Leo is not guilty of striking the fan."
The Gotham sports writers are backing Durocher to the hilt,
too. But with all his support, it is still for Happy Chandler to de-
cide whether or not the charges are true. If they are, then Duro-
cher should be taught a lesson. I personally don't believe that the
tempestuous manager is capable of pulling a stunt like that, es-
pecially in light of his shaky status in the majors. Time will tell,
but here's hoping that more witnesses come to the fore, with defi-
nite proof that Durocher did no more than push Boysen from his
path after being the object of an attack.
Incidentally, Boysen was released from the hospital the other day
when doctors said they could find no internal injuries or bruises,
contrary to first reports.
* * * *
AL WISTERT YESTERDAY helped entertain underprivileged kids
who were given a great time at a picnic sponsored by the Sigma
Alpha Mu fraternity. Big Al offered his services to the Sammies and
awed the little tykes with his presence.
One small fellow went up to the Michigan tackle and told him
that he thought Michigan State was better than Michigan. He ex-
plained that his father had played with State some years back. "He
was in the backfield some place," the boy said, "and he was fat just
like you."

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