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FRWAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1950

PAGE 61X

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Dogged

Yanks, Sagging Phils

Cinch Pennant

Ties

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Tigers, Bums Stillin Hectic Races

MICHIGAN STATE FAIR??
Veterans Give'M' Edge in Grid Debut-

PHILADELPHIA-(P-Little Phil
Rizzuto hit a clutch single in the
10th inning to give the New York
Yankees an 8-6 victory yesterday
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over last place Philadelphia and
at least a tie for the 1950 American
League Pennant.
The Yanks lead the runner-up
Detroit Tigers by 2%/2 games. In
order for the Tigers to tie they
must win all of their three games
while the Yanks lose their two.
Rizzuto's money hit into cen-
terfield came after catcher Joe
Tipton hit his sixth home run
off starter Vic Raschi with one
out in the last of the ninth to.
tie the score at 6-6. It was the
second straight day a Philadel-
phia home run shook up the
Yanks in the ninth.
But the Bronx Bombers were
not to be denied today. Bobby
Schantz, the pint-sized southpaw,
had handcuffed them since he

came on in relief with two out in
the third. After Reynolds opened
the 10th by flying out to left, Cliff
Mapes eoubled into the left field
corner. Then Rizzuto belted a
Schantz pitch into center and
Mapes reached home. Two more
singles scored a superfluous run.

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NEW YORK-The Philadelphia
Phillies suffered their second
doubleheader defeat in as many
days at the hands of the New
York Giants yesterday but the
blows were somewhat softened as
they are assured of finishing in
no worse than .a tie for the pen-
nant,
Eddie Sawyer's Whiz Kids
were beaten by identical 3-1
t scores but the Boston Braves
lent a helping hand by splitting
a doubleheader with the runner-
up Brooklyn Dodgers to prevent
the Dodgers from winning the
flag in regular season play.
The Phils' once comfortable lead
now stands at three games over
Brooklyn. The Phils have two
games eft to play in the Dodgers'
lair. The Dodgers have four games
left and in order to tie the Phils
they must win all of their games
while the Phils drop their two.
DETROIT-A dead game bunch
of Detroit Tigers cashed in on a
great break yesterday to edge the
St. Louis Browns 4-3 in a dra-
matic 12-inning battle that kept
alive their slender hopes of a tie
in the American League pennant
race.
The Tigers' sole chance now
rests with the possibility they
can win all three of their re-
maining games with Cleveland
while the first-place Yankees
lost their final two clashes with
the Boston Red Sox. That would
deadlock the Tigers and Yankees
and force a playoff.
The Tigers, trailing 3-2 with one
out in the last of the ninth, fought
their way back into the game as
pinchhitter Aaron Robinson, goat
of a key loss in the Cleveland se-
ries, slammed a home run to knot
the score.
Then, after getting a two-hit
relief performance from busy lit-
tle Hal White, the Tigers finally
broke the game up as Brownie
pitcher Duane Pillette saw his
luck run out in the 12th.
BROOKLYN - The Boston
Braves jolted the Brooklyn Dod-
gers, 8-4, in the second game of a
doubleheader today to prevent the

Dodgers from winning the Nation-'
al League pennant in regular sea-
son play.
Brooklyn took the opener,
6-5, and the split ipoved the
Dodgers to within three games
of the league-leading Philadel-
phia Phils.
Bob Chipman, who last year
pulled a surprise victory over the
St. Louis Cardinals in the tight
finish, was hammered for 13 hits,
as many as the Braves made, but
he held on and went all the way
for his seventh win against as
many losses in the nightcap.
BOSTON-The smallest Fenway1
Park crowd in several seasons-
2,411 paid-watched the Red Sox
gain a 4-3 decision over the Wash-
ington Senators today.
The Sox tied together doubles
by Bob Doerr and Matt Batts, a
base on balls and Stobbs' single
for three runs in the fourth. They
added their other in the seventh.
ST. LOUIS-The St. Louis Car-
dinals hammered Ken Raffensber-
ger for nine hits in 2 1-3 innings
last night and went on to beat
Cincinnati 7-0 behind the six hit
performance of Howard Pollet.
Chuck Diering got two doubles
that were good for four Redbird
runs.

By BILL BRENTON
Associate Sports Editor
It's out and out optimism all-
right, but from every angle it looks
like Michigan by three touchdowns
against Michigan State's Spartans
Saturday -at the Wolverine stad-
iiim.
Returning lettermen, promising
sophomores, tradition-and the
bookmakers - are all perched
calmly on the Wolverine bench.
THE SPARTANS, an old but
seldom formidable foe of Michigan
elevens, bring an inexperienced
squad to Ann Arbor to face prob-
ably the top battle-tried team in
the Western Conference. It'll be
men against boys in more than
one way as daddy Fritz Crisler
watches his two proteges, Bennie
and Biggie; butt heads together
from the opposing benches.
Munn, it must be admitted,
has done great things with an
East Lansing institution bent on
making Michigan "the Harvard
of the Midwest," 'footballically'
speaking. The Green and White
mentor has piloted State teams
to a .714 winning percentage in
his three year tenure.
The Wolverines, however, have
beaten their football student three
out of three times.
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ONLY 14 LETTERMEN grace

the roster of a Spartan eleven that
coasted to an easy victory over
much-publicized Oregon State last
week. And, worse yet, just three
or four of those ,14 are seriously
bothering Wolverine followers.
Biggest headache, naturally,
will be the versitile Bob Carey,
an elongated end who can catch
a pass or toe a placekick with.
equal proficiency. He accounted
for a mere 20 points last week.
A running threat to test the
Wolverine linc is Everett "Sonny"
Grandelius, the blonde Muskegon
Heights halfback. Don Coleman,
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solid Flint tackle, is the third
standout in an otherwise mediocre
squad. And attention on Carey
might vault the other flanker,
Dorne Dibble, to a starring role.
otherwise mediocre squad. And at-
tention on Carey might vault the
other'flanker, Dorne Dibble, to a
starring role.
STATE'S HOPES rest on four
men. Michigan has three-year vet-
erans Chuck Ortmann,ADon Dufek,
Leo Koceski, captain Al Wahl, Al
Jackson, Harry Allis, Ozzie Clark,
Tony Momsen and others. It's
Munn that's doing the worrying.
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Gridders End
Heavy Drills
For Openier
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan wound
up the week's heavy work yester-
day, touching on every phase of
the game in preparation for Sat-
urday's football meeting between
his Michigan Wolverines and
Michigan State.
In lengthy kicking drills, team
A's Chu ck Ortmann punted
smoothly and efficiently along
with Leo Koceski, regular wing-
back and sophomore Bill Billings,
Flint quarterback prospect.
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ORTMANN STOLE the honors
with kicks consistently around the
50-yard mark.
Harry Allis, senior starting.
end from Flint, handled numer-
ous point after touchdown con-
Iversions with accuracy.
The Michigan coach experi-
mented with his defensive line in
a stiff dummy scrimmage, giving
1950 Michigan
Grid Schedule
§ept. 30-Michigan State,
hsere.
Oct. 7-Dartmouth, here.
Oct. 14-Army at Yankee
Stadium.
Oct. 21-Wisconsin, here.
Oct. 28-Minnesota at Min-
neapolis.
Nov. 4-Illinois, here.
Nov. 11-Indiana, here.
Nov. 18-Northwestern, here.
Nov. 25-Ohio State at Co-
lumbus.
most of his personnel a, chance
at action.
Ortmann again was the star
performer as the Wolverine, pol-
ished up their offense, throwing
accurately to both ends and Half-
back Koceski.
Frank Howell, sophomore
right half prospect from Mus-
kegon Heights, was back in the
thick of things after rapid re-
covery from an ankle twist suf-
fered during Wednesday's work-
out.
With, only slight limbering-up
exercises scheduled for tomorrow,
Trainer Jim Hunt reported the
squad "fit and ready to go."

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Major League Standings
4) a * * *

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York
Detroit
Boston
Cleveland
Washington
Chicago
St. Louis
Philadelphia
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W
97
94
92

L
55
57
59

90 61
67 85
58 93
57 94
51 102
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Pet.
.638
.623
.609
.596
.441
.348
.377
.333

GB
2
41/
61/
30
381"
39 /
461/

NATIONAL
W.
Philadelphia 90
Brooklyn 86
Boston 83
New York 84
St. Louis 75
Cincinnati 64
Chicago 63
Pittsburgh 56
T DY
TODAY'S

LEAGUE
L Pct.
62 .592
64 .573
67 .553
68 .553
74 .503,
85 .427
86 .423
94 .373
GAMES

GB
. . .0.
3
6
6
132
25
25%/
33

TODAY'S GAMES
Washington at Boston -Ku-
zava (9-10 vs. Masterson (9-6).
Cleveland at Detroit-Garcia
(11-10) vs. Gray (10-7).
(Only games scheduled).
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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
New York 8, Philadelphia 6
(ten innings)
Detroit 4, St. Louis 3
(12 innings)
Boston 4, Washington 3

Boston at Brooklyn (2)--Bick-
ford (19-13) and Surkont (5-1)
vs. Roe (19-11) and Newcombe
(19-10).
Chicago at St. Louis (night)
-Minner (8-12) vs. Boyer (7-8).
(Only games scheduled.)
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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
New York 3-3, Philadelphia 1-1
Brooklyn 6-4, Boston 5-8
St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 0

BOB CAREY . . . MSC's Pass Catching Sensation
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WATCH OUT, CHARLIE!
Munn Pins-Pass Defense Hopes on Sophs

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THAT, OF COURSE, could be
said of all pass .defenders, but
what makes this SistArtoh combi-
nation really effective' i§ that it
is fleet-footed enough to carry it
out.
Very rarely this fall will the
fans see an opposing end* or
backfield man snag a pass and
get away for a long run or a
touchdown. Coach Biggie
Munn's boys are fast enough
to drag most players down from
behind.
Jesse Thomas, the safety man,
is a track star, and the only senior
in the five-man combination. But
he gets darn good assistance from
the two defensive. halfbacks,' Ray
Vogt and Johnny Wilson. Both
are sophomore swifties.
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BACKING UP the line, Munn
has some other sophomores. FMll-
back Ed Tilmerman goes on the
left side, and either centers Doug
Weaver or Dick Tamburo on the
right. All three need more experi-
ence, but are coming right .along
as "killers" on the line.
The effectiveness of the com-
bination against passes was
seriously questioned after the
Oregon State game. last Satur-
day. The Beavers scored both of
their touchdowns by air, and
completed 13 of 25 passes.
In the shuffle, the fact sort of
got lost that the four sophs were
playing their first big game, and
that the Gene Morrow-John
Thomas duo is one of the most
feared in the Pacific Coast League.
seniors
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