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Tiger PlayersFeaturelBenefit Event


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NEW YORK-OP)-Sam Jeth-
roe, the Boston Braves $100,00 plus
outfielder, has been voted rookie
of the year in the National League
for 1950..
The fleet Jethroe who led the
league with 35 stolen bases, receiv-
ed 11 first place votes from a 24-
man committee of the Baseball
Writers Association.
BOB MILLER, t h e Phillies'
pitdher who jumped from Terre
Haute to a pennant winner in one
year, was second with five votes.
Danny O'Connell, Pittsburgh
shortstop, had four votes, pitcher
Bubba Church of the Phils two
votes and third baseman Bill Se-
rena of Chicago one vote. One
writer failed to turn in a most
valuable ballot.
Last spring they thought
Branch Rickey had sold a "le-
mon" when he peddled Jethroe,
from his Brooklyn farm club at
Montreal to Boston. Jethroe fail-
ed to impress during spring
training. His hitting was off and
his throwing was poor.
Once the bell rang, Jethroe
started to go for a sensational first
half season. Until he was injured
in July he had stolen 24 bases, 18
of them in a 33-game span, and
was hitting .286 in 75 games. After
he returned to the lineup he never
regained his stride. Jethroe finish-
ed with .273 in 141 games. He had

159 hits, 18 homers and drove in
58 runs.
MILLER reeled off eight straight
wins before he losts a game in the
majors although he did not figure
too strong in the Phils spring
plans. As a bonus player he had
to be kept. His success in jumping
from Class'B to the Majors was
one of the best stories of the year.
Bothered by a sore shoulder
in late season he finished with
an 11-6 record. He was knocked
out in the first inning of the
final World Series game.
O'Connell, a youngster with a
rifle arm, moved up to the Pirates
in early July afte his recall from
their Indianapolis farm. He hit .294
in 79 games, most of them at
shortstop although he played third
base in his first few games. Like
Jethroe, O'Connell was a former
Brooklyn product, sold to Pitts-
burgh for a reported $50,000 and
* * *
THE PHILS brought up Church
from Toronto just before the sea-
son opened. He didn't do much
starting until after the All-Star
game. Then he became a regular,
winding up with an 8-6 record.
He was hit on the face and se-
verely injured by a line drive in
September. Although he came back
to pitch he was ineffective.

Great Return
mins Award
For waitkus
NEW YORK /-(A)- Baseball's
"comeback of the year" award yes-
terday went to Eddie Waitkus, the
Philadelphia Phillies' fine first
baseman, who escaped death by a
narrow margin.
A crazed girl's rifle shot criti-
cally wounded the slender athlete
on June 14, 1949. His life hung
on a thread in the next few days.
There were few who ever thought
he would be back on a big league
BUT THE courageous blond
from Melrose, Mass., fought like
a big leaguer, passed the crisis, and
then started the long journey back.
It was a grand comeback, one that
helped inspire the Phils to go on
to win their first National League
pennant in 35 years.
Waitkus edged out Johnny
Mize, slugging New York Yan-
kee first baseman, by 11 votes
in the Associated Press' "Come-
back" poll. Eddie was named on
90 ballots, Mize on 79. A total
of 368 sports writers and sports-
casters from coast to coast took
part In the poll.
Chicago 2, Montreal 1

Despite chilling winds and tem-
peratures hovering near the freez-
ingmark, baseball reigned supreme
in the Ann Arbor National Guard*
Armory last night at the Quarter-
back Club-sponsored Detroit Tiger
baseball program.
Beneficiaries of the baseball
night were under-privileged youths
who can now attend the college
of their choice and the 400 fans
who received the Warm humor of
the diamond luminaries.
Arbor Quarterback Club were
baseball broadcaster Harry Heil-
mann and Tiger players George
Kell, Charlie Keller, Jerry Priddy,
and FreddyHutchinson. This con-
tingent was augmented by such
noteworthy spectators as Ray
Fisher, Michigan diamondscoach,
Don Lund, former Wolverine great,
and the non-comparable Dick
Ann Arbor's Mayor, William
A. Brown, opened the festivities,
followed by "Old Slug" Harry
Heilmann. After two or three
anecdotes, Harry turned the
microphone to Jerry Priddy,
Tiger second baseman.
Priddy told the crowd his trade
to the Tigers was his biggest base-
ball thrill; then he proceeded with
an analysis of the Detroit failure
in the stretch drive for the 1950
pennant. According to Priddy, hit-
ting was the main Bengal weak-
AFTER ENDING his talk with
praise of Don Kolloway and a

word about Frank House, the Ti-
ger second sacker left immediately
for his home in Los Angeles, Cali-
Heilmann then introduced the
major league all-star third base-
man, George Kell. In return the
"Arkansas Traveler" gave glow-
ing words of Heilmann's broad-
casting and called him the
world's best baseball broadcaster.
Kell's version as to the reason
for the Tigers demise in Septem-
ber was that the Cleveland In-
dians sweep of a late season series
ruined the pennant flames of the
Bengals. Also he related that the
Yankee manpower was just too
terrific to overcome.
NEXT OF THE Detroiters to
speak was Freddy Hutchinson,
who Heilmann described as the
league's best competitor. Apropos
of hi smeeting with baseball czar
Happy Chandler this week, Hutch
reported that a huge part of the
money from the broadcasting and
telecasting of the world series
would be placed in the players'
pension fund.
After Hutch came the Ben-
gals' reliable pinch hitter, -Char.
ley Keller. Keller, who bears a
slight resemblance to Holly-
wood's Henry Fonda, gave De-
troit fans a glum outlook of the
Tiger farm system. -

During the proceeding .question
and answer period the fans re-
quested the presence of Wakefield
on the speaker's rostrum. The for-
mer Tiger left fielder sauntered
to the stand and came through
with a few choice remarks about
his stay with the Yankees and the
Oakland Acorns.
* e o
THE TIGERS related their top
baseball thrills ranging from
Hutch's stopping the Yanks' 19
game win streak in 1947 to Kell's
getting six hits in one game in
his first season with the Bengals.
King Kong Keller's top moment
on the diamond was the Yanks
winning the '41 series primarily on
Mickey Owen's misplay.
In a short interview with
Daily reporters, Keller remark-
ed that it was a shame the
Tigers couldn't win the 1950
pennant for the Michigan fans.
I-M Scores
Phi Delta Phi 6, Alpha Kappa
Kappa 0
Law Club 'B' 26, Delta Sigma
Pi 0
Nu Sigma Nu 6, Phi Epsilon
Kappa 0.
Alpha Kappa Psi defeated Phi
Delta Epsilon (forfeit)
Tau Epsilon Rho defeated Phi
Rho Sigma (forfeit)

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Michigan Indiana Have
Same Problem: No TD's



Indiana's Smith Busiesslke Mentor


One of the quietest coaches
to appear in- the Western Confer-
ence in many years leads a deter-
nined Hoosier team into Ann Ar-
bor tomorrow.
Clyde B. Smith, mentor of In-
diana's football squad, can best be
described as a quiet, self-effacing,
efficient businessman. He hardly
fits the hairpulling, teeth-gnash-
ing, sideline pacing stereotype of a
football coach.
AS SMITH .himself puts it,
"Winning football teams are not
th e result of dressing room
speeches. Victory comes from the
mental topness that comes of
Sworkingnight after night to im-
Smith himself is the epitome
of that description. A tireless
worker he often beats the jani-
tor to his office and he lives,
eats and breathes football, 24
hours a day.
The mild-mannered mentor of
the Blomington Hoosiers is a small

college product. He attended Ge-
neva College in Beaver Falls, Pa.
at a time when this tiny school
was a giant killer in the nation's
football scene.
IN THE YEARS 1925-27, when
Smith performed at end and half-
back, Geneva under the coaching
of Bo McMillin, won 25 games
while losing three and knocked
off such football powers as Har-
Smith, who is the only West-
ern Conference grid coach who
did not matriculate at a Big Ten
school went into high school
coaching right after graduation.
A native of New Eagle, Pa. he
took the head coaching reins at
nearby Republic (Pa.) High. There
he achieved astounding success,
winning 18 straight games while
grabbing four conference cham-
IN 1934, he joined his old coach
McMillin at Indiana, where he
served as line coach for three

years, developing some of the
strongest forward walls ever to ap-
pear at Bloomington.
In 1938, he took the the job
of head coach at La Crosse
(Wisc.) Teachers College where
he masterminded some of the
small college powerhouses of the
After ten years at La Crosse,
minus three spent in the Navy,
Smith received the post of head
coach at Indiana on the strong
recommendation of his old friend
and coach Bo McMillin.
THE POPULAR little (5' 7")
man, has been confronted with
many pressing problems in his two
years at Indiana -- manpower
shortages, disciplinary problems
and the like, but now he seems on
the way to success with a group
of Pennsylvania high school pro-
ducts headed by Lefty Lou D'Ac-
Smith seems confident for the
future. As he says, "we are surer
than ever before that our staff
can get the work done."

If Bennie Oosterbaan is in the
doldrums over the recent inept-
ness of the Wolverine offensive at-
tack, he can find a good shoulder
to cry on with a good expectation
of reciprocation from Coach Clyde
Smith of Indiana.
Both the Hoosiers and the Wol-
verines suffer a prime football
problem-how to score!
* * *
IN THEIR first four games, In-
diana scored 34 points while Mich-
igan scored 66 in a like number of
games. However, the Wolverines
have totaled exactly 7 points in
their last two games while the
Hoosiers haven't tallied a single
point in their last two grid con-
The two blankings suffered by
Indiana were the first on their
record since 1948 while last
week's whitewash inflicted upon
the Wolverines was Michigan's
first zero sum since 1944, when,
ironically enough, Indiana beat
them 20-0.
Since the problem of how to
win without scoring has yet to be
solved, both Smith and Oosterbaan
are presented with the identical
problem of bolstering the offense.
* * *
THE OFFENSIVE breakdown of
both squads can be traced to the
failure of the running attack. The
jinxed wingback spot on the Wol-
verine team which has seen five
players in action and four of them
removed because of injuries has
definitely detracted from Michi-
gan's running threat.
The Hoosier rushing game has

become completely throttled as
evidenced by the grand total of
78 yards on the ground in their
last two games.
Although the weak running at-
tack has fenced in the passers, the
aerial attack of both squads has
been a potent weapon
* * -1'
THE INDIANA quarterback, Lou
D'Achille, leads the conference in
two departments, passing yardage
and total offense. D'Achille has
passed for 559 yards and run for
12 for a total of 571.
Ortmann, holder of the Big
Ten total offense title for the
last two seasons, has recorded
344 yards passing and four yards
rushing for 348 in conference
D'Achille is well within reach
of the all-time Big Ten pass yard-
age record which was set by Otto
Graham of Northwestern in 1942.
Graham gained 714 yards via the
aerial route in six games. D'Achille,
with two games to go, need but
pass for 143 yards to tie the rec-
* * *
DESPITE the picture painted by
these passing figures, the goal line
is invariably crossed by a runner
as testified by the fact that only
three of D'Achille's tosses have
been caught behind the last yard
marker and but one of Ortmann's
throws was a six-pointer.
Thus the passing of both teams
is more than creditable but it must
click with the runners to dent the
scoring column in order to solve
Messiers Oosterbaan and Smith's

Winner Score
Carbondale ..27
California ... 20
Duke ........14
Georgia Tech 27
Georgia ......20
Illinois ......27
Iowa State ..27
Kentucky ...27
Marquette ...27
Maryland ....21
Mich. State ..21
Mississippi ...27
Missouri .....20
No. Caro. St. 27
Northwestern 20
Notre Dame ..20
Ohio State . .28

Loser Score
Mich. Normal 13
U.C.L.A. ..... 7
Columbia ....14
Wake Forest.. 7'
V.M.I. .......14
Florida ...... 7
Iowa .......... 7
Drake ........ 7
Mississippi St. 7
Holy Cross .. .14
No. Carolina. .14
Minnesota ... 7
Chattanooga . 7
Colorado .... 7
Davidson .... 7
Purdue ......
Pittsburgh ... 7
Wisconsin ... 7

November 11, 1950


Oklahoma ...20
Penn State ..27
Princeton . ..34
So. Methodist 27
Stanford ....27
Tennessee ...34
Texas Tech ..20
Texas ........27
Vanderbilt ..20
Virginia ..27
Western Mich. 20

Kansas .....a 7
W. Virginia .. 7
Brown- ......r.7
Harvard ..... 7
Teas A.&M... 7
Wash. State ,.14
Tenn. Tech... 7
Tulsa .......14
Baylor .......14
Navy ........ 7
Louisiana St. 14
WM. & Mary. 7
West. Reserve 7

<Chicago Bears 31 N. Y. Yankees 21
Chicago Cards 28 N. Y. Giants. .17
Cleve. Browns 31 S. P. '49rs ....14
L. A. Rams ..35 G. B. Packers 14
Phila. Eagles 38 W. Redskins 14
Pitt. Steelers 17 Balt. Colts . 14

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Pilds Repaired
Also Personal Leather Goods
Near Hill Auditorium

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