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SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 1951


Tigers Get One Hit; Slump Continues

Columbian Freestyler on Way to Top

Cup Triumph for Red Wings
Can Vindicate Adams' Trades

DETROIT -- (AP) - They say
"never break up a champion."
But Manager Jack Adams of the
Detroit Red Wings hockey club
broke one up and it hasn't hurt
him so far.
He's out to prove in the forth-
coming Stanley Cup playoffs that
it didn't hurt him at all.
the skeptics, who criticized his get-
ting rid of eight players from last
year's champions, when he went'
out and clinched the National
4 Hockey League title last week.
Now he'll get his chance to
vindicate himself 100 per cent.
The Detroiters will enter the
Stanley Cup playoffs starting in
Detroit Tuesday as favorites to
win the eliminations-and the
title of world champions of
If the Red Wings can add the
Stanley Cup to their trophy case
it'll mark only the second time in
National Hockey League history a
teamhas grabbed both the League

Championship and Stanley Cup
two years in a row.
* * *
the only time it's ever been done,
the Red Wings winning both hon-
ors in 1935-36 and 1936-37.
A year ago Manager Adams'
lads swept through to the NHL
title while winning 37, tying 14,
and losing 19. Then they pocket-
ed the Stanley Cup by taking two
full seven-game series from
Toronto and New York.
After that sweep Adams sur-
prised everyone by breaking up his
champions. Of the 18 men on that
club, only 10 survived the whole-
sale changes. At the time Adams
said, "The Wings are stronger-
even a great team such as we had
could be better. And a better team
is what we'll have now."
COMMENTS on the trades
ranged from severe criticism to
outright skepticism on the part of
Detroit fans.

Elect Colorado
Coach As New1
BOSTON-(JP')-Cecil (Cheddy)
Thompon of Colorado College was
elected President of the American
Hockey Coaches Association yes-
terday as the organization con-
cluded a three day meteing. He had
been vice president for two years.
Dartmouth coach Eddie Jere-
miah was selected as winner of the
first annual "Coach of the Year"
award by his fellows and was pre-
sented the Spencer Penrose Me-
morial Trophy - a Paul Revere
The two western teams for
the NCAA playoffs next winter
at Colorado Springs, Colo., will
be picked on a point system, two
for a victory, one for a tie.
Seven colleges-Colorado, Den-
ver, Michigan, Michigan, State,
Michigan Tech, Minnesota and
North Dakota-agreed to play each
other twice.

Major League Clubs Stand Pat on Linetips;
Overall Rookie Crop Called Undistinguished


Baseball is standing pat this
spring. Most clubs came.. South
with set lineups. Fearful of the
military draft, nobody talks big
The Yankees have a "New Joe
Dimaggio" in Mickey Mantle and
the Cardinals a "Lefthanded Dizzy
Dean" in Vinegar Bend Mizell. But
the over-all rookie crop is undis-
* * *
THE BIG NOISE is the come-
back department where suc h
"names" as Bill Nicholson of the
Phils, Virgil Trucks of Detroit, Joe
Coleman of the Philadelphia A's
and Ted Wilks of the St. Louis
Cards are struggling 'back up the
Nicholson, floored by diabetes
last summer, has bounced back
with a vengeance. Old "Swish"
plays most of the exhibitions in
right field. If he keeps it up,


Manager Eddie Sawyer will have
to give him back his old job.
The Trucks story still is incom-
plete. On his ability to fog that
ball h a n g s Detroit's pennant
hopes. Only a hale and hearty
Trucks can take up the slack left
by 19-game winner Art Houtte-
man, now in the army. Early re-
ports are encouraging.
* * *
COLEMAN is another sore arm
case. He wasn't much good to
Connie Mack all last season, wind-
ing up with an 0-5 record. Two
cautious outings in the early ex-
hibitions have been convincing.
The A's have another come-
back case in pitcher Dick Fow-
ler. Bursitis is his trouble. After
staggering through the early
months of the season he went
home to stay last July. He
showed some of his old form
recently in a three-inning trial
against Washington.

Western Con erence Action

EVANSTON, ILL. - (R) - The
University of flllnois, triumphant
in 43 bouts, won the Western
Conference fencing championship
at Northwestern University yester-
,,, Wisconsin, winner of 31 bouts,
was second and Ohio State third
with 24. Northwestern finished
fourth with 15, Michigan State
fifth with 13, and Iowa sixth with
-nine. Minnesota, Michigan, In-
diana and Purdue, other members
of the conference, did not compete.
Illinois' Allen Mills in foil, Jorge
Quiros in sabre and Len Atkin,
epee, were crowned new title

DURHAM, N.C.-(P)-Michigan
State came from behind to score
three unearned runs in the seventh
inning here yesterday and defeat
Duke, 8-5. It was the first defeat
in four starts for the Blue Devils
who beat MSC Friday.
Ray Lane and John Hofstetter
each had two hits to pace the win-
ners at bat, the latter including a
first inning triple in his totals.
Getting the win for Michigan
State was.Bob Dangl, who was
lifted in the seventh inning when
Duke offered a pinch-hitter.

Wilks was the National League's
Joe Page until last year. He went
on the disabled list in May and
underwent an operation for re-
moval of a bone spur from his
elbow. It was July before he
could work. He never was effec-
tive until September. Round Ted-
dy still remains a question mark.
* * *
FRESHMAN Manager Marty
Marion has his own case to worry
about as well as Wilks. Marty's
knee still is weak after a winter
operation. He thinks he can open
the season but doubts if he'll see
any exhibition action. In the
meantime he's grooming young
Dick Cole of Rochester for the
Of course, the big comeback
story is Ted Williams of thej
Boston Red Sox. Teddy is hav-
ing trouble getting his old power
into his drives since he frac-
tured his left elbow in the '50
All-Star game. Improvement
has been gradual but steady. He
hopes to be back on the beam
by opening day.
The comeback bounce of Yan-
kee Joe Page and Red Sox' Lou
Boudreau after medicore seasons
could decide the American League
Page flopped badly in '50 for a
3-7 record. Boudreau benched
himself at Cleveland and wound
up getting the gate as manager.
It's the old timers hitting the
comeback trail, rather than the
shiny nosed kids from the bushes
who figure to decide the 1951
pennant races.
Detroit Names Barbour
AssistantAthletic Head
DETROIT-(AP)-University of
Detroit Athletic Director Earl
(Dutch) Clark announced yester-
day that he was promoting Eddie
Barbour, long-time U of D figure,
to Assistant Athletic Director.
Barbour, a quarterback on Titan
grid teaps in 1928-29-30, also will
be chief scout and will coach the
"B" football team. Barbour has
been a member of the coaching
staff since 1931.
Clark also said that John
Greene, end with the Detroit Lions
in the National Professional Foot-
ball league, would serve as end
coach in spring practice, now set
to begin April 2.
Greene, a former Michigan star
at guard, has worked with the
Titans before as an end coach.
The appointment is for the spring
only, since he expects to rejoin
the Lions for the fall campaign.

Hearn, Koslo Stop Detroit, 6-I
Groth Bags Only Bengal Safety
By The Associated Press Bubba Church kept them in check
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.-One- until the ninth although the Red
hit pitching by Jimmy Hearn and Sox outhit the Phils, 10-6.
Dave Koslo combined with a two- Boston's two runs in the ninth
run homerun by centerfielder Bob- came in on a bobble by Ed Pella-
by Thompson helped the New York grini.
Giants to a 6-1 victory over the * * *
Detroit Tigers yesterday. OAKLAND 9, YANKS 6
The Tigers got both their run OAKLAND, CALIF-The Oak-
and hit at the expense of Hearn land Acorns rallied in the seventh
in the third inning when, with inning against the world-champion
Johnny Lipon and George Kell on New York Yankees to score seven
base as a result of walks after two runs at the expense of rookie right-
were out, Johnny Groth singled to hander Ernie Nevel and win 9-6.
center, Lipon scoring. Joe Ostrow relieved Nevel after
Southpaws Ted Gray and Hal he had failed to retire any of the
Newhouser divided the pitching for eight batsmen who faced the
the 'igers and yielded 11 hits. Yankee newcomer. Earl Rapp of
Gray was the loser, giving up three the Oaks struck the great blow of
runs and six hits during his five- the inning, with a 385-foot homer
inning term, including the homer into the centerfield stands, with
to Thomson in the third. one on.
The Tigers were so impotent*#
against Hearn and Koslo that they CUBS 10, BROWNS 5
not only made just that one hit but LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - The
were unable to tag only five balls Chicago Cubs exploded for eight
hard enough to clear the infield. runs in the fourth inning and went
Newhouser and Gray, who will on to beat the St. Louis Browns in
open the season at Briggs Stadium, an exhibition baseball game, 10-5.
did manage to strike out nine bat- Forrest Burgess started the big
ters. inning with a double and later hit
Gray was tagged for a two-run a three-run homer.
homer by Bobby Thomson and a Hank Sauer also homered for the
dauble by Hearn while Newhouser Cubs. His came in the first inning
saw his first pitch of the game after Ransom Jackson had singled.
belted for a triple by Clint Har- * *
Hearn struck out Kell and Groth SAN FRANCISCO - Cleveland
in the first inning, didn't let the third baseman Al Rosen, leading
ball go out of the infield in the American League home run hitter
second, gave up two walks and in 1950, had a perfect day with his
Groth's single in the third and bat 'against the San Francisco
then breezed through the fourth Seals, and the Indians handed the
and fifth with nothing more seri- Seals a 15-2 defeat.
ous than a pair of wasted walks. Rosen drove in seven runs with a
When he left after the fifth frame single, two doubles, a triple and
the Giants had a 3-1 lead. a home run off three Seals' pitch-
The Giants kept right on rolling ers. The Indians collected 18 hits
behind Koslo's effective hurling, in all.
* * Three other home runs were
REDS 7, SENATORS 4 slammed out, one by Allie Clark,
TAMPA, FLA.-Balding Kenny Cleveland first baseman, in the
Raffensberger mystified the Wash- third. Seal outfielder Bill McCaw-
ington Senators for eight full inn- ley conencted for a home run in
ings with a dazzling, variety of the seventh and Ray Orteig, Seal
pitches as the Cincinnati Reds catcher, in the ninth.
hung up an easy 7-4 exhibition
Raffy tried to become the first
redleg chucker to go the route, but BAKED I
he suddenly lost his stuff after re-
tiring two men in the ninth and
had to be rescued by Frank Smith
after the Senators scored three SUNDAY ME
Washington failed to get a man
to third until the eighth, when it
pieced together two of its 11 hits
for a run.
BRAVES 11, ATHLETICS 10 (Across fror
ton Braves went on a five run
spree in the last of the ninth for
an 11-10 victory over the Phila-
delphia Athletics-18 of whom
were banished by National League
Umpire Frank Dascoli.
Dascoli, who chased A's Man-
ager Jimmy Dykes here Friday,
thumbed catcher Joe Tipton the
second inning yesterday. Pitcher T k
Joe Coleman was ejected in the
sixth and a few minutes later 16
more of the A's were ordered from
the scene.
Dykes was chased Friday for
arguing over a decision and appar-
ently yesterday's banishment grew
from that incident. The same
teams play their third game here
* * *
Goliat hit a homer and a triple to
lead the Philadelphia Phils to a
5 to 3 victory over theBoston Red
Sox in a baseball exhibition which
drew 3,851 fans, a new record at

Clearwater. A
The American Leaguers scoredfA speci
first in the opening inning on
doubles by Ted Williams and Lou
Boudreau. Ken Heintzelman and be offe red
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