WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1953
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
..By Ed Whip pie
Haynam, Sabuco, Mogh
Rated Tops Defensively
Michigan Swimmers Set
F YOU'RE one of those who looks on sports page stories as here-
today-gone-tomorrow stuff, you might change your mind after
reading what follows.
It first appeared four years ago, in February, 1949, in a column
by one Bud Weidenthal, then Associate Sports Editor of The Daily.
This, lads and ladies, may not be the neatest piece of prophecy since
Nostradamus noticed sunspots, but it'll do:
"With the passage of each day the verbal battle with Michigan
State intensifies. And the strange part about the whole situation
is that all the accusations and charges seem to emanate from one
source . .. the MSC athletic office. It's strictly a one-sided affair,
with the Spartans doing all the hollering and Michigan doing little
or nothing to defend itself.
The Wolverines have good reason to believe that silence is
the best policy.
The University of Michigan, along with its athletic depart-
ment, has for over a century been regarded as one of the finest
of its kind in the country. It has been famed for its purity and
high standards. Wolverine athletes have always been of the high-
est caliber of students as well as in intercollegiate competition.
For years, Michigan with its vast stadium has been host to
MSC, aiding the Spartans not only in national-recognition (when
other big time schools would not schedule them) but with a large
cash income, which went a long way toward subsidizing their
athletic program. State students were always admitted free to
these contests . . . that practice only being discontinued at the
request of MSC.
Then in a matter of a few years, the Spartans, aided by liberal
athletic scholarships (which they have now discontinued), sky-
rocketed to national prominence as one of the country's better ag-
gregations ... but apparently they got too big for their breeches.
Leveling all sorts of charges of "harsh dealings,"'"mercenary
attitude," "ultimatum," etc., the Spartan athletic office opened a
full fledged propaganda campaign against the very school that
had carried them under their wing.
In an attempt to enhance their own reputation they have
aroused quite the opposite response. They have very possibly set
their reputation back to the time when they were nothing but a
small agricultural college-f(and that's not so long ago.)
They have certainly overstepped the bounds of good taste in
athletic diplomacy. The problem of aid to athletes has also arisen
as a basis for conflict.r
As new members of the Big Ten, they have to be extremely
careful of each move . . . they're under careful scrutiny by all the
Conference. Any slip can prove to be of serious consequence ...'
Pretty pertinent, eh, for a passage composed four springs ago?
There's an unusual story about the aut1tor of it, incidentally, which
has nothing to do with his column.
Weidenthal, now a working newspaperman, was in the Infantry
during World War II before his stint on The Daily. During the Battle
of the Bulge, he volunteered to help drop supplies from airplanes. He
did }t so well he was awarded the Air Medal . . . one of the few in-
fantrymen to be so honored.
Weidenthal never got a medal for writing the above piece for'The
Daily, though. He might come back and collect one now for his
Wolverine Miler, John Ross
To Run In Bankers Invitational
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Second in a se-
ries on the 1953 edition of the Wol-
verines baseball team-today, the in-
If past performances and field-
ing averages are any criteria,
Michigan should have the best in-
field in the Big Ten in 1953.
PACED BY the snappy double
combination 'of shortstop Bruce
Haynam, second baseman Gil Sab-
uco and firstsacker Bill Mogk, the
infielders helped the Wolverines
to the top spot in the last year
Western Conference defensive rat-
ings with a .964 percentage.
But in the batting department,
only thirdsacker Don Eaddy was
able to break into the charmed
.300 ,circle, clearing the mark by
ten percentage points. Captain
Mogk established the next best
record with the willow, hitting
In Haynam Coach Ray Fisher
has a man he considers the best
collegiate shortstop in the past 20
years. Possessor of a fine throwing
arm and a beautiful pair of hands,
the diminuative shortfielder was
second only to Wisconsin's Harvey
Kuenn (now with the Detroit Ti-
gers) in fielding with a .957 aver-
HAYNAM'S keystone cohort
Sabuco, made but one error in 12
games to finish behind OSU's per-
fect fielding Bob Irwin in the sec-
ond base averages. Sabuco came on
with a rush at the end of the sea-
son to move his batting mark up
Captain Mogk led all big ten
first basemen with an unblem-
ished 1.000 fielding average.
Switching over to the initial
sack to make room for freshman
star Eaddy at third, the blond
Detroiter make the conversion
perfectly and was right at home
Eaddy, the speedy basketball
star from Grand Rapids lived up
to a lot of his advance notices as
he powered the ball for a .337 over-
all average besides his .310 confer-
ence mark. Although a sure glove
man with quick reflexes, Eaddy
had a lot of trouble taming down
his throwing arm.
Often playing spectacular ball
at the "hot corner," he still man-
aged to come up with half of the
Wolverine's 16 Big Ten miscues.
but Fisher feels that with added
experience and some intensified
tutoring Eaddy's errant pegs will
get straightened out.
Bolstering the infield corps are
a strong bunch of reserve hope-
By PHIL DOUGLIS
Ohio State and Yale appear to
head the field as the 1953 NCAA
Swimming Championships get un-
derway tomorrow night in Colum-
Matt Mann's Michigan squad is
cast for the third spot, as it fin-
ished last year. Gone from the
. . . defends title
SIANTZ TO SHOWERS.
Milwaukee Trounces Athletics, 6-1L
By The Associated Press
WEST PALM BEACH - The
Milwaukee Braves reached Bobby
Shantz in the eighth inning Tues-
day and coasted to a 6-1 win over
the Philadelphia Athletics.
Shantz, a 24-game winner last
season before injuring his pitch-
ing arm, was almost invincible in
the first seven frames, allowing
only four hits and one run up to
* * *
CARDS 2, REDS 1
ST. PETERSBURG - The St.
Louis Cardinals turned a hit and
a walk into two runs Tuesday for
To Wing s, 7-0
DETROIT - () - Linemates
Ted Lindsay and Marty Pavelich
each scored twice as the irrepres-
sable Detroit Red Wings, flashing
brute scoring strength, overpow-
ered the Boston Bruins. 7-0 Tues-
day night in the opening game of
the Stanley Cup playoffs.
CANADIENS 3, BLACKHAWKS I
MONTREAL - () - The Mon-
treal Canadiens whipped home two
goals in the final period to break
a tie and defeat the Chicago
a 2-1 exhibition victory over the
* * *
CUBS 10, BROWNIES 16
TUCSON -- The Chicago Cubs
pounced on St. Louis Brownie
pitching Tuesday for 17 hits and
a -106 victory in the third spring
exhibition meeting of the two
YANKEES 9, RED SOX 0
SARASOTA - The New York
Yankees won their third straight
exhibition game from the Boston
Red Sox, 9-0, Tuesday as Ray
Scarborough and Bob Kuzava
combined to hurl a four-hitter.
* * *
PHILLIES 5, SENATORS 4
CLEARWATER - A single by
Mel Clark with two out in the
ninth provided the winning run
Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phil-
lies downed the Washington Sena-
' * * * -
GIANTS 5, WHITE SOX 3
PHOENIX - Home runs - by
pitcher Al Corwin and shortstop
Alvin Dark in the seventh inning
broke a 3-3 tie and gave the New
York Giants a 5-3 victory over the
Chicago White Sox Tuesday.
Lambda Chi 2, Theta Xi i
Sigma Nu 3, Alpha Epsilon Phi 0
DKE 5, Theta Delta Chi 0
Phi Tau 5, Aljpha Sigma Phi 0
Phi Sigma Delta over Delts (forfeit)
Phi Kappa Psi 2, Theta Xi 1
Sig Eps 1, Phi Kappa Sigma 0
Phi Delta Theta over Betas (forfeit)
Pi Lams over Alpha Delts (forfeit)
SAM over Tau Delta Phi (forfeit)
Kappa sigma 1, Phi Gams 0
Wolverine squad is NCAA breast
stroke king Jo'hn Davies, who set
a world record in last year's meet.
But Mann returns with his 150-
yard individual medley champ
Bumpy Jones, who set an NCAA
record last year. He also brings
back Michigan's champion 440
freestyle relay squad of Jones,
Don Gora, Tom Benner, and Don
* * *
THE HOST Buckeyes will be
favored to repeat last year's tti-
umph, provided that NCAA 1500
meter and 440 yard freestyle king
Ford Konno has recovered suffi-
ciently from his case of mumps to
swim effectively. There is also some
speculation about the condition
of Dick Cleveland, the ace Buck-
eye sprinter who won the 50-yard
freestyle event in last year's meet.
He was noticeably weak from his
case of the mumps in the-Big Ten
meet three weeks ago, and will
have to be at his best to defeat
Michigan's Don Hill, and North-
western's Keith Peterson.
Mike Peppe's crew will also
have Yosh Oyakawa, last year's
100 and 200 yard back stroke
titlist, on hand. Michigan's Matt
Mann has called Oyakawa "the
world's greatest backstroker."
The Scarlet and Grey also boast
of one of the nation's top breast
strokers, Jerry Holan,. a likely
successor to Davies' title.
Bob Kiputh's great Yale squad
is ready and willing to step into
the winners circle should the
Bucks falter. Yale, the class of the
east, was runner up to Ohio State
in last year's meet, and according
to Matt Mann, "will win if Konno
isn't in shape."
* * *
MICHIGAN WILL naturally pin
most of their hopes on Jones, Hill,
and the relay teams, but may pick
up valuable points elsewhere,
Mann will send Captain Wally Jef-
fries into the lidlif ter on Thursday
night, the 1500 meter freestyle,
and will use Jeffries and Bumpy
Jones in the 440-yard freestyle. In
the 220, it will probably be. Jef-
fries, Jones, or Ron Gora.
Gora will also-go in a relay,
and 100-yard freestyle, while
sprinter Hill will swim in the
50, 100 and relay. Tom Benner
will also swim these events, and
Jones will naturally make his
bid for his second consecutive
NCAA individual medley title.
of YOUR HAIRM
8 Stylists - No Waiting
The Daseola Barbers
Near Michigan Theater
By ED SMITH
The finest mile run field that's
been assembled in years-that's
' what the experts say about the
five men who will match strides in
the 31st annual Bankers Invita-
tional Mile that will be run at the
Chicago Relays this weekend.
* * *
ALONG WITH Michigan's John
Ross, Len Truex, Bill Dwyer, War-
ren Druetzler, and Fred Wilt fill
out the field.
} Two weeks ago Truex ran the
fastest mile of the indoor season
when he showed his heels to a
fleet field in the Milwaukee
Journal Relays. The Ohio State
grad led both Wilt and Bruetz-
ler to the tape on that occasion
and turned in a 4:07.8 time for
the eight furlongs.
Last week Truex turned in an-
other fine race winning the mile
in the Cleveland Knights of Col-
umbus meet handing Dwyer his
first defeat of the indoor season
at the same time.
DWYER WHO wears the Blue
and White of Villanova is consid-
ered the top collegiate miler to
appear on the eastern indoor cir-
cuit in many years.
Ross will be running only the
second mile he has ever run on
a board track, but with many
outstanding performances on the
indoor cinder tracks to his credit
he is rated a definite threat.
The Canadian junior is the cur-
rent Big Ten record holder in the
mile as well as both the Conference
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won the race twice.
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