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May 22, 1949 - Image 7

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22, 1949




Outslugs MSC, 10-9

. .

'M' Batsmen Knock Out
Four Spartan Pitchers
Homers by Kobrin, Wolf, Morrison's Triple
Pace 11 Hit MichiganAttack inSlug Fest
By BEV BUSSEY on top with three more in the
(Special to The Daily) third. Willard Baker singled,
EAST LANSING - Displaying a Bill Bucholz walked, and Leo
sudden burst of power, Michigan s Koceski beat out a bunt te load
baseball squad managed to edge the ba.
out Michigan State, 10-9, here yes- the baes K
terday afternoon in the Wolver- A walk to Kobrin forced in one
ine' fnalroa gae o th ca- 'nnand .ack McIonald's force
ines' final road game of the cam- play on Kobrin accounted for an-
Coach Ray Fisher's charges jtner. The final run crossed the
pounded out 11 hits off four Spar- ?late on Wolff's single to right.
tan hurlers to record their second WOLFF OPENED the sixth with
victory of the season over State. a booming 400-foot drive over the
.etm centerfield fence for the sixth
TED KOBRIN and Bob Wolff Wolverine run.
each lashed out homers while Scoring three runs in their
Ralph Morrison chipped in with a half of the sixth on two singles,
two-run triple to pace the Maize a walk, and Frank Barta's three-
and Blue slugging attack. run double, the Spartans knotted
Southpaw Bud Rankin stag- the count at 6-6.
gered through the nine inning A four-run splurge in the sev-
route to gain the win for Michi- enth provided the Wolverines with
gan although rapped for nine their winning margin. With two
hits. Three Wolverine errors did men out, Lou Bloch, second State
not help Rankin's cause. hurler, hit Kobrin with a pitched
Michigan jumped off to a fast ball and relinquished a single to
start, hopping.on starting pitcher McDonald. Wolff collected his
third safety, a single, scoring Ko-
There is an urgent need for brin. Morrison then tripled to
caddies for the forthcoming center to score two more runs.
Western Conference golf meet * *
this Friday and Saturday, May WITH THE COUNT two and
27 and 28. All students inter- two on Hal Raymond, Morrison
ested should sign up at the broke for the plate and crossed
ubhouse of the "M" course or with what proved to be the win-
all 9308. There is good money ning run when the Spartan hurler,
to be earned. Bob Krestel, balked.
-Bert Katzenmeyer. The losers got one of the runs
back in the eighth on doubles by
Wally Beggs for two runs in the John Kinney and Frank Bagdon
first when Kobrin followed Leo sandwiched around a fielder's
Koceski's single with his homer choice.
over the left field fence. Kinney's homer over the left-
* * * field fence with Al Cummins on
THE SPARTANS assumed a 3-2 base accounted for the final two
lead in their half of the first when runs in the ninth.
they tallied a trio of runs on two
Michigan errors, a walk, a long fly, WOLFF WAS the leading hit
and Frank Bagdon's double to left. producer for Michigan with his
The Wolverines climbed back homer and two singles. Koceski
_______________________--collected two singles and Morrison
rapped out a triple and single.
CM Sot Kobrin's homer and a single by
M SC SBaker were the only other Wolver-
ine hits.
By aBarta and Kinney sparked the
Spartan assault against Rankin.
Barta drove in four runs with two
EAST LANSING.-Although six doubles while Kinney had a homer
of the top Spartan track stars and a two-bagger.
were missing, Michigan State had Fresh from their successful
little trouble beating Marquette by weekend on the road, the Wolver-
an impressive 105 to 36 score in a ines engage the Quantico Marines
dual track meet here yesterday tomorrow at Ferry Field, starting
afternoon. at 3:00 p.m.

THE CLINCHER-Ralph Morrison slides into home plate with
the winning run for the Maize and Blue yesterday against Mich-
igan State. There was no umpire's decision on the play since
Spartan hurler Bob Krestel balked on the throw, giving Morrison
the automatic base. He had previously reached third by blasting
a three run triple.

by b. s. brown, sports editor


MICHIGAN'S BRETHREN to the north have made the Western
Conference the Big Ten, once again. Though new to the Confer-
ence, Michigan State has proved in the past few years that its
athletic teams are worthy of the honor. I do not for one minute
doubt that the Spartans will live up to the traditions of the Big Ten,
erasing all arguments that they should not have been granted admit-
Michigan and State have had their disagreements, but from
now on the wars of words will be supplanted by warfare on the
different athletic battle sites. Probably the worst clash between
the two schools is still fresh in the memories of Conference offi-
cials-the question of where the next four football contests
between the neighboring schools would be played. Both were
adamant. Fritz Crisler wanted all four of the games played
here; Lloyd C. Emmons, who has been named as State's faculty
representative to the Conference, wanted the series played on a
home and home basis.
Indignant over the proceedings, State officials began to level
charges at Michigan. The Wolverines are trying to dictate to us, they
said: they have given us an ultimatum. Charges travelled hot and
heavy on the lanes connecting Ann Arbor and East Lansing. The
differences were finally settled, however, and all was tranquil. Prob-
ably the only major effect of the whole business was that Michigan
and Michigan State were transformed into bitter rivals overnight.
The rivalry had been there before the rumpus, but it never
reached the proportions of that between Michigan and some of its
other opponents i.e. Minnesota and Ohio State. But the effect is for
the better. Bitter rivals always come up with good games-the final
result can never be predicted-and the fans benefit.
After the game between the Wolverines and MSC last year,
I said that the Spartans weren't in Michigan's class. Biggie Munn's
eleven soon proved that I was a bit hasty in my evaluation. The
Spartans left no doubt in the minds of football observers all over
the nation that they were one of the top grid units around.
Whether Michigan defeats State or not on the next outing
September 24, Michigan State is now in the league. Along with my
apologies for having sleighted the Spartans last year is tendered
heartiest congratulations on having made the Big Ten a reality once
* * * *
JBUST 70 YEARS AGO come May 30, a bouncing baby Wolverine
barely nosed out a Racine squad, 2-0. Now a husky, full-grown
adult, the Wolverine is set to celebrate his birthday, but he won't
be seeing action in commemorating the day. Times have changed-
the seasons are different now. As a result, the celebration will have
to wait until September 24, when the Michigan football squad takes on
Michigan State in the '49 opener, for that bouncing baby Wolverine
symbolized the first Maize and Blue grid team.
Since that cold and shivery day at the old Chicago White
Stockings baseball park in 1879, the Wolverines have had one
long field day on the gridiron. Compiling one of the most fantastic
records in football history, the Wolverine won 401 games, while
losing only 110. There have been 22 ties.
Though only two and three games were played in the early year,
Michigan has still managed to average 5.73 victories a season against
a 1.57 loss average. But it's birthday time-happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you, etc.

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