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t, MAY 21, 1952

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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OLYMPIC PREVI EW:
Mile Run To Highlight Big Ten Meet

Michigan Mound Star,

Rain Cancels Tennis Meet
With Wolverines Near Win

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(First in a series of articles dealing
with the Western Conference outdoor
track and field championships to be
held in Ann Arbor May 30-31. Next
the two mile.)
By ED SMITH
The feature of a featured meet-
that's how the mile run in the
52nd annual Big Ten outdoor track
and field championships shapes
up.
The eight furlong gallop will be
a preview of the coming Olympic
1500 meter-run, with outstanding
men from three nations entered.
* * *
MICHIGAN'S dynamic duo of
Don McEwen and John Ross are
sure members of the Canadian
Olympic squad, while Purdue's
Denis Johansson is Finland's 1500
and 500 meter champ.
Len Truex, who has recently
recovered from illness which
kept him out of the indoor cam-
paign, is one of the United
States' top milers. Last year he
won the National AAU mile
championship while this year
the Ohio State runner is aim-
ing for a berth on the American
* Olympic team.
Altogether eight runners in this
amazing field have bettered 4:15.
They are in order of their best
clockings: McEwen, Michigan,
4:09; Truex and Ross, 4:09.4; Jo-
hansson, 4:10; Lawton Lamb, Illi-
nois, 4:12; Ted Wheeler, Iowa,

LEN TRUEX
... ace Ohio miler
4:13.3; Kim Kepford, Michigan
State, 4:14.4, and Frank Duis, Wis-
consin, 4:15.
S * *
McEWEN, THE Wolverine cap-
tain, is the present holder of the
Big Ten outdoor record of 4:09.
He set it last year in a driving rain
at Northwestern, with Truex very
close behind.
Ross is the proud possessor of
the best mile ever run by a so-

phomore. He turned it in in
Champaign this winter, setting
a new Conference indoor rec-
ord of 4:09.4.
Johansson is not the most con-
sistent of milers, but when he is
on there are few who can beat
him. He romped to an easy vic-
tory in the Ben Franklin Mile in
the Penn relays at Philadelphia
earlier this year. Among those in
the field were Don Gehrmann and
Fred Wilt-America's two top
milers.
If either of Michigan's other en-
tries freshman John Moule or so-
phomore Roy Christiansen has an
exceptional day he might be able
to gain a -fifth place and add val-
uable points to the Wolverine
score.
The Ferry Field track is in ex-
cellent condition. If good weather
prevails McEwen's present con-
ference record of 4:09 could be
wiped off the record books.
Yranks Be-at
Chicago, 4-3
CHICAGO-()-Veteran John-
ny Sain, the New York Yank's
winningest pitcher, weakened af-
ter a sharp start but notched his
fourth victory with a 6-hitter as
the Yanks shaded the Chicago
White Sox, 4-3, last night.
The 33-year-old Sain, who has
lost one game in five starts,
pitched no-hit ball in the first
four innings and retired the
first 12 batters in order. The los-
er was Ken Holcombe, his fourth
defeat in his fifth try for his
first win. He left the game in
the fifth.
Holcombe gave the Yankees a
4-0 lead and was yanked in favor
of lefty Charlie Stobbs.

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By DICK BUCK
When it rains it pours!
This is what the Michigan ten-
nis squad discovered as they at-
tempted to take on the University
of Detroit in their final home meet
of the year.
* * *
THE MEET got underway in a,
heavy drizzle and continued for
about an hour until a heavy down-
pour forced the coaches to call it
with only four singles matches
completed.
The Wolverines, looking for a
return to winning ways after
their losses to MSC and Notre
Dame last week, were well along
the road to victory when the
rain intervened.
Up to that time Michigan had
scored triumphs in the number
two, three, and four singles slots;
Jim Stephens, number five man,
was only one game away from a
win. The only setback came in the
number one spot where Al Mann
bowed to Detroit senior Dick Rus-
sell, 4-6, 3-6.
MANN TOOK the first game
from Russell but Russell' came
back with terrific volleys and
beautiful net play to cop the next
five games. With a loss of the set
threatening Mann dug in and
gained the next three games to
trail, 4-5. Russell then managed to
squeeze by for the win. In the sec-
ond set he had little trouble in
putting Mann down 6-3.
Mike Schwartz, the only play-
er to win a singles match at
Notre Dame Saturday, gained
another win in the number two
slot as he trampled Bill Goff,
6-3, 6-3. The score was knotted
at 3-3 in the first set but
Schwartz, warming up to- his
job, took every game after that.
In the number three singles,
Gene Barrack also downed his Ti-
tan opponent in two sets. Barrack
breezed through the first set
against freshman Fred Homikov,
winning 6-1. He had to work a
little harder to annex a second set
win, 6-4.
* * *
LETTERMAN Bob Wood drop-
ped his Inatch to Michigan's Jay
Webb, 6-2, 8-6. Webb took an

early lead in the first set and con-
tinued for a victory, then managed
to outdistance Wood in the long
second set.
Jim Stephans could claim on-
ly a moral victory over Bill
Jeannette, winning the first set,
6-2, and working to a 5-1 game
advantage in the second when
the meet was called off.
The number six singles and the
number one doubles events had
just gotten under way. Jim Holtz
had Detroit's Tom Mayer tied, 2-2,
while Schwartz and Mann were
also tied, 3-3, with Russell and
Goff.
Scheduled to play in his first
doubles match of the season, Bob
Paley didn't get his chance as the
match pairing Paley and Stephens
against Dick Lane and Homikov in
the number two doubles failed to
get started.
The Holtz.-Barrack v e r s u s
Wood - Jeannette number three
doubles match also failed to ma-
terialize.

I-M Softball
To Resume
PlayToday
A steady rain caused the post-
ponement of the semi-final soft-
ball games in social fraternity in-
tra-mural play 'yesterday.
All games have been reschedul-
ed for today at the same times as
they were originally scheduled. All
four playoff divisions were affect-
ed by the postponed games.
In the first place playoff bat-
tle, Phi Delta Theta will engage
Phi Sigma Delta while in the
race for the place position, Sig-
ma. Alpha Epsilon will take on
the Phi Gamma Delta nine.
Lambda Chi Alpha will face Del-
ta Kappa Epsilon in the semis
in the third place playoffs.
The remaining game on the card
finds Tau Delta Phi opposing Chi
Psi in a fourth place playoff game.
The winners of these four games
will face the victors from four
other semi-final contests for the
playoff championships.

Order Your SummerSuit

JACK CORBETT DISPLAYS WINNING FORM
* * * *
Corbett's Hurling Feats Point
To Bright Future for 'M' Nine

NOW!

TAILORED
TO
MEASURE

By WARREN WERTHEIMER
If, as Connie Mack once stategl,
pitching is seventy-five per cent
of baseball, then Michigan's base-
ball future for the next couple of
years is a very bright one.
Jack Corbett is the man who
causes such a rosy picture to be
painted. This nineteen year old
sophomore combines with Marv
Wisniewski to form the nucleus

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of one of the strongest, if not the
strongest pitching staff in the Big
Ten and they'll both be back for
at least two years.
* * *
CORBETT has compiled an ex-
cellent record in this, his first
year of varsity competition.
Against Big Ten opposition, he
has built ugf a three won, one lostt
mark, his only defeat being a 2-11
heartbreaker to Minnesota in1
which he allowed but three hits.
In 35 innings of Conference1
hurling, he has permitted 12
walks, struck out 18, and has
been tagged for 26 base hits. He
has given up only seven runs,
five of them earned.
Corbett's overall season record
is six and one including three
shutouts. He has compiled thej
fabulous earned run average of
0.87 and in the process has hurled
341/ consecutive scoreless frames.
* * *
THE SIX-FOOT, 170 pound
right-hander hails from Westfield,
New Jersey where he attended
Westfield High. He was good;
enough to letter in basketball and
football along with baseball.-
While in high school, he pitch-
ed and played second base. In
his junior year, when his team
captured the district champion-
ship, he batted .367. As a hurler
he was better than average, but
not sensational. His control was
excellent and he allowed but
one walk a game.
He almost twirled a no-hitter
for Westfield, but the opposition
got one cheap single. Late in the
game, one of the batters, in at-
tempting to get away from a pitch,
had the ball hit his bat and it
dropped just behind the first base-
man for a fluke hit.
* * *
THAT CORBETT was well liked
in high school is shown by the
fact that he was elected captain
of the baseball-team and president
of his senior class. He graduated
in the upper third of his class.
During the summers, the
sophomore hurler used to pitch
in a league in Maine where he
came up against some of the
top college ballplayers in the
country. He compiled a 10-1
pitching mark and slugged the
ball at a .370 clip.
Since coming to Michigan, Cor-
bett hes been helped a great deal
by Coach Ray Fisher, to whom he
gives a lot of credit for his success.
Fisher has changed his style and
has been helping him develop a
change of pace, the one big pitch
he lacked when he entered the
University.
THE YOUNG right-hander is
primarily a control pitcher al-
though he does have a good fast
ball. He tries to throw for the
corners and uses both a three-
quarter overhand and an under-
hand pitching move. He likes to
;o to his curve when in trouble.
When asked what his biggest
thrill was he replied, "I get a
big thrill just pitching for Mich-
igan" He is in lit school here
and plans to enter Business Ad-
ministration school next semes-
ter.
Corbett gives a lot of credit to
his father for getting him inter-
ested in baseball. His dad, who
played high school ball, was his
first coach. The older Corbett
takes a great interest in his son's

Illinois

Browns Bow
To Nats, 2-0
ST. LOUIS-(IP)-Chunky Con-
nie Marrero pitched a four-hitter
last night to give the Washington
Senators their fourth straight
triumph over the St. Louis Browns,
2-1.
The Browns, who have failed to
gai a victory over the Senators
yet this season, got their bats in
action only once after the first
and second inning hits. They
nicked Marrero for two hits in
the eighth, putting men on sec-
and and third with two out, but
failed to take further advantage
of the opportunity.
BIG TEN BASEBALL,
W L PCT. GB

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Wisconsin.........
Michigan State ....
Minnesota.........
Northwestern ......
Ohio State. ....
Purdue.............
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