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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 195.3 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Wolverine Baseball Squad Leaves

for SunnySouth

DOWN IN DIXIE:
Michigan Trackmen
Open Outdoor Season
4>* * *

* *

To Open Training Slate!
Against Delaware Nine
Rookie Ritter Draws First Mound Test;
Six Outfielders Included in Team Roster

SPRING TRAINING NEMESIS:

f

'M'Golfers Seek Revenge Against Duke,

Michigan's Cinder Express opens
it's 1953 outdoor season Saturday,
as it rolls into Dixie for the an-
nual Southern Relays.
Approximately 20 teams from
all over the nation will clash in
Birmingham, Alabama, in a meet
consisting entirely of relays and
field events, except for the two
mile run. No team points will be
kept, but the strongest squads ap-
pear to be Michigan, Illinois, Ok-
lahoma A & M, and Georgetown.
MICHIGAN is defending cham-
pion in five of the ten events, and
stands a good chance of repeating
victories in several of these. Such
> is the case in the one mile relay,
which will see Al Rankin, Bill
Barton, Grant Scruggs, and Jack
Carroll run for the Wolverines.
It was this same quartet that
blazed to a new Michigan and
Chicago Relays record of 3:18.5
last week in the Chicago Stad-
ium, as they won the Champion
of Champions relay. This quar-
tet will have tough opposition
however, from Illinois, Cornell,
and Oklahoma A & M.
Coach Don Canham also has
defending champs returning in
two of the three field events. Milt
Mead will be the Wolverine entry
in the high jump, along with Dave
Heintzman, and Fritz Nilsson will
once again try for a blue ribbon
Browns TOP
IBruins, 10-8
In Slugfest
By the Associated Press
EL PASO-The St. Louis Browns
swatted two home runs at op-
portune times yesterday to outlast
the Chicago Cubs, 10-8, in a 24-
hit slugfest that included four
Bruin homers.
Chicago's four home runs--
two by Preston Ward and one
each by Ransom Jackson and
Tommy Brown-came with the
bases empty. The Browns' clouts
paid off for a five-run profit.
Vic Wertz slugged his seventh
home run of the season with
two aboard and Johnny Groth
hit his with one on.
Mike Blyzka, Bobo Holloman,
Cliff Fannin and Marlin Stuart
weathered the Cubs' 10-hit at-
tack with rookie Blyzka gaining
the victory. The Browns' 14 hits
were made against loser Turk
Lown, Sheldon Jones and Cal
Howe.
INDIANS 12, GIANTS 11
DENVER - The rampagn
Cleveland Indians yesterday made
it seven straight victories as they
turned back the New York Giants,
12-11.
* * *
PHILLIES 2, YANKEES 1
CLEARWATER - Smoky Bur-
gess' 10th inning homer gave the 1
Philadelphia Phillies a 2-1 vic-
tory over the New York Yankees
yesterday, but the New Yorkers
were the happiest losers in Flor-
ida.
The reason for the high Yankee
spirits was Allie Reynolds, who
looked good for the first time this
spring. He pitched eight innings
and yielded but five hits.
* * *
REDS 13, SENATORS 4
HAZELHURST - Rookie Jim
Greengrass clubbed two home runs
yesterday to lead the Cincinnati
Reds to a 13-4 win over the Wash-
ington Senators. The Reds ham-
mered veteran Bob Porterfield and
rookie Bunky Stewart for 13 hits.

By BOB MARGOLIN
Coach Ray Fisher and 18 dia-
mond hopefuls left Ann Arbor early
this morning for a ten day train-
ing trip to the warmer southern
climes.
Beginning tomorrow at the Uni-
versity of Delaware, the Wolver-
ines will face a rugged nine game
schedule in nine successive days.
4 *
ROOKIE SOUTHPAW Jack Rit-
ter will get the nod to start to-
morrow's contest, despite the pres-
All freshman ballplayers re-
port to me at Yost Field iouse
immediately after spring vaca-

ball history, the current crop of
ballplayers can use every break
in the weather to whip itself into
shape.
Yesterday's final Ann Arbor
practice, scheduled for outdoors,
had to be moved into the Field-
house because of the rain. Rather
than run through an intra-squad
game, the team had to be content
with batting practice and infield
drills.
THREE OF Michigan's oppon-
ents next week, Maryland, Dela-
ware and George Washington al-
ready have one game under their
belts.
The Terrapins walloped Dela-
ware, 26-13, Monday while
George Washington edged out
Vermont, 5-3.
Michigan returned from last
spring's road trip with five wins
and three defeats and sporting a
.300 batting average.
* * *
THIS SPRING the team will be
out to avenge defeats at the hands
of Georgetown, 11-4, Delaware,
10-9, and Quantico Marines, 15-3.
Of the remaining teams on the
t rini h d cr~ l th T iz. d nr

FRITZ NILSSON
. . . defending champ
* * *
in the shot put. Nilsson is
entered in the discus, along
Roy Pella.

tion. Bring
and spikes.
ence of three
also last spring's
with pion squad.

your own uniforms
Matt Pattanelli
veteran hurlers from
Big Ten co-cham-

RAY FISHER
. . . journeys south
Yale Swimmers
Picked To Hold1
NAAULaurels
The power laden Yale swim-
ming team, entered as the New
Haven Swim Club, is expected to
win its fifth straight team cham-
pionship in the National AAU
indoor meet at New Haven over
the week-end.
Michigan, which is prohibited
to send a team because of a Big
Ten rule, will have Bumpy Jones,
Ron Gora, and Don Hill compet-
ing unattached.

THE EXPECTED crowd of over'
10,000 people will also see Michi-
gan's defending champion distanceI
medley relay team try to repeat;
last years triumph. On this years
entry is Joe Larue, who will run
the 440, Roy Christianson, who
will go one-half mile, John Moule,
who will run three-quarters of a
mile, and anchorman John Ross,
who will run the mile.
Michigan is expected to have
their hands full in this event
with such opposition as George-
town, Illinois, Oklahoma A&M
and Pennsylvania.
The other event in which Michi-'
gan is defending champ is the:
two mile run, the only individual:
event on the program. George
Lynch is Canham's nomination to
repeat Bill Hickman's winning
performance of last year. But
Lynch will be up against the na-
tion's top two miler, Georgetown's
Charlie Rappozoli.
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IN THE 440 yard relay, Michi-
gan will enter Dave Stinson, Jim
Love, Juniol- Stielstra, and Ross
Coates, and all except Stinson will;
also run in the 880 yard relay.
Dave Hessler will replace Stinson;
in the 880.1
In the only other event which
Michigan will enter, the sprint
medley relay, Dan Hickman will
run the 440, Stielstra and Hess-
ler the 220, and Geoff Dooley7
the half mile. Michigan will not
enter the two mile relay.

"I'm going to put Ritter un-
der fire early and see what he
can do," Fisher said yesterday.
Next to stand on the firing line.
according to the genial baseball
mentor, will be Jack Corbett. Bell-
weather of the staff last year, Cor-
bett fastballed his way to four
victories and two losses in Big Ten
competition.
OTHER MEMBERS of Fisher's
six man mound staff include vet-
erans Dick Yirkosky and Mary
Wisniewski and newcomers Bob'
Carpenter and Ralph Fagge.
One of Coach Fishe'r's more
pleasing problems will be in the
outfield where he will try to
find the best starting combina-
tion from five seasoned fly
chasers and one rookie, Dan
Cline. Of the six, only left field-
er Paul Lepley seems sure of his
job. Jerry Harrington, Paul
Fancher, Bill Billings and Frank
Howell round out the group of
outfield hopefuls.
Only four infielders, all hold-
overs from last year's tight defen-I
sive unit, will make the trip. They
are captain and first baseman Bill
Mogk, second sacker Gil Sabuco.
shortstop Bruce Haynam and third
baseman Don Eaddy.
RAY Pavichevich, spare catcher
and first baseman, and regular
backstop Dick Leach complete the
travelling squad.
Potentially one of the finest
aggregations in Michigan base-

41
By JIM DYGERT
Michigan's golf team is out for
revenge.
Duke University is the target.
The Wolverine linksmen have met
the Blue Devils six times since
they began, in 1938, the practice
of making a spring trip to the
South to limber up for the regular
season. And Duke has come out
on top every time.
* * *
LAST YEAR Duke's golfers eas-
ily downed the Wolverines, 22/2-
71/2, although Michigan's links
stars played their best golf of the
Southern tour.
The battle at Durham, North
Carolina, will be the second ap-
pearance of the Wolverines in
golf competition this year. Mich-
igan opens its season with a
Imatch with North Carolina.
On the other hand, it will be
the Iron Dukes' eighth match play
contest of the season, which be-
gins two weeks sooner for the
Southerners.
* * *
IN SOUTHERN Conference play
last year Duke won six matches,
lost three, and tied one. The Blue
Devils finished fifth in the South-
ern Conference tournament. Their
over-all record for the season was
thirteen won, three lost, an~d one
tied .
Already this year, despite the
loss of four lettermen, Duke has
shown its power in its first
match, against South Carolina,
whom the Blue Devils dumped,
17?- . 9
Duke golf coach, 'Dumpy' Hag-
ler, faced with a giant rebuilding
job this year after losing four
Hayden Takes
Paddleball Tilt
Hayden's paddleball squad ad-
vanced to the finals last night
as it downed a hapless Wenley
team, 3-0, in IM action.
Hayden remained undefeated
and earned the right to meet an-
other undefeated team, Williams
in the finals.
* * *
SIGMA PHI EPSILON also ad-
vanced to the finals, defeating
Kappa Sigma, 2-1. The undefeated
Sig Ep squad will face Lambda
Phi in the finals.
In the all campus tennis tour-
nament, Tom Fabian garnered a
semi final berth downing Lee
Foong two straight, 7-5, and 6-0.
Sigma Chi defeated Pi Lambda
Phi, 2-0, in water polo. Phi Sigma
Delta forfeited to Sigma Nu, and
Sigma Alpha Mu forfeited to Chi
Phi, defending champions.
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of last year's outstanding crew
through graduation, is molding
his squad around the two remain-
ing lettermen, John Eisinger and
Henry Clark.
BY VIRTUE of his steady play
last year, Eisinger, a junior, will
Junior football managers and
freshmen wishing to try out
for sophomore football mana-
ger positions, please report to
Ferry Field on Monday, April
13 at 3:00 p.m.
-Dick Petrie
probably win the number one spot
on the team. Clark, playing his
last year for the Iron Dukes, will
hold down the second position.

The squad will be strong again
this year because of several out-
standing sophomores that Hag-
ler his come up with to bolster
the nucleus of lettermen.
Among the sophomores is Den-
nis Bolster who had one of the
best qualifying scores of the can-
didates. Also playing his first golf
for Duke is Ira Gruber who upset
defending champion Billy Max-
well of Texas in the National Ama-
teur Tournament at Seattle last
summer, but was later eliminated
himself.
* * *
BOB HACKETT and Harald
Hansen-Pruss are the other soph-
omores upon whom Hagler is pin-
ning his hopes for a successful
season.

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raining sceuuie, ie avan
Blue boasts victories overt
Washington, 10-4, and Vi
12-4.
Two games have been. ar
with Fort Belvoir, the oni
squad on the Michigan car

The complete schedule:
April
3 Delaware
4 Georgetown University
5 Quiantico Marines
6 George Washington Univ.
7 Maryland
8 Quantico Marines
9 Fort Belvoir
10 Fort Belvoir
11 Virginia
15 Notre Dame
16 Wayne University
17 Western Michigan
18 Western Michigan
24 OHIO STATE*
25 ILLINOIS
(TWO GAMES)*
27 Wayne'University
28 University of Detroit
May
1 UNIV. OF MINNESOTA*
2 IOWA (TWO GAMES)*
8 MICHIGAN STATE*
9 MICHIGAN STATE
(TWO GAMES )*;
12 University of Detroit
14 Notre Dame
15 PURDUE
16 INDIANA (TWO GAMES)*'
22 UNIV. of WISCONSIN*:
23 NORTHWESTERN
(TWO GAMES)*
*Big Ten Games

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George JONES is entered in his favor-
irginia, ite event, the individual medley.
Gora will swim the 100 and 220
ranged yard freestyle events, while Hill
iy new will compete in the 100 only.
d. Jones, winner of the individ-
ual medley crown in the recent
Western Conference meet at
There Iowa City,Cis expected to have
There little competition in this event.
There Reed Patterson, of Georgia, is
'her eexpectedP t e onhebiggestrgin-
There
There deranee to Gora and Hill in the
Thiere 100 yard effort. Patterson is the
There present National Collegiate chai-
here pion in this event. Carey Dono-
There van, Yale's star in this contest,
Here is also expected to present for-
There midable competition.
THERE I
IN THE 220 free style event,
Here Gora will face another Yale man
There who will be his main competitor,
Jim McClane, who is also a Na-
rHERE tional Collegiate champion. Nev-
HERE ertheless, Gora is rated an excel-
HERE j lent chance to cop the title.
THERE The first event will be the 1,500
Here meter race on Thursday evening.
There Six events are scheduled for both
[HERE Friday and Saturday.
['HERE
HERE The Yale squad is composed of
varsity swimmers, who recently
HERE won the National Collegiate crown,
Sfreshman stars, and former stand-
out grads.
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HALL-OF-FAMER:

Sisler Launched Career as Wolverine

Forty-one baseball seasons ago,
the Michigan diamond squad was
going into the final stages of prac-
tice, preparatory to opening the
1912 Big Ten season.
Branch Rickey, the same "Ma-
hatma" who now guides the for-
tunes of the Pittsburgh Pirates in
the National League was, then the
coach of the Wolverine baseballers.
Rickey was busily weeding out a
bunch of second-stringers before
handing out his varsity uniforms.
* * *
HE ORGANIZED an intra-squad
game, pitting his first nine against
a crew of also-rans and several
freshmen. On the mound for the
scrubs was a 17 year-old freshman
lefthander, newly arrived from
Central High School in Akron,
Ohio.
What Rickey saw that after-
noon convinced him that he had
a future great on his club. The
young pitcher struck out 20 of
the 21 batters he faced in the
seven-inning game and he went
on from there to become a great
mound star for the Wolverines
in 1913, '14 and '15.
But George Sisler, the rookie
pitcher isn't best remembered for
his college feats, or for his mound
talents either. He is enshrined in
baseball's Hall of Fame at Coop-
erstown, New York, and the in-
scription on his plaque at the f a-
mous memorial bears record of his
contribution to the game. It reads:

"GEORGE HAROLID
. .. Holds two Americ
Records, making 257 hi
and batting .420 in 192
with a major leaguea
.341. Credited with bei
the best two fielding firs
in the history of the ga
Sisler went up to t
leagues right from An
waiting around' just Io
to pick up his diploma
of 1915. It was in A
that very year thatc
the biggest thrill of hi
year big league career
After a brief legal m
the Pittsburgh Pirate far
Sisler signed up with th
Browns, joining his o
coach Rickey who had
him to the Mound City
* * *
SISLER didn't hit it o
against big league hi
Rickey shifted him arou
outfield and first bas
pitching chores. The
experts, always skepti
"educated ballplayers"
feel that this kid with a
lyhoo was just another t

SISLER On a sweltering afternoon
an League late in August, Sisler gave all
its in 1920 his critics a shock. The Brown-
2. Retired ies were playing Washington atr
average of Sportsmen's Park, and the im-
.ng one of mortal Walter Johnson was due
st basemen to pitch.
me." The "Big Train" had always
been Sisler's hero, but the rookie
he major southpaw came through to win
n Arbor, 2-1, yielding only seven hits.
ig enough f
% in June STILL, RICKEY realized that,
August of he was wasting a lot of battingj
Sisler got talent by not having Sisler in the
is sixteen lineup all the time, so the next
year at spring training he handed
Sisler a first baseman's mit and
rxup with told him that first was his jobI
rm system,i from then on.{
e St. Louis The youngster was afraid to
ld college make the conversion, but his
preceded lightning speed and grace and
. his unbelievably sharp reflexes
made him one of the greatest
ff too well initial sackers the game has
tters and ever seen.
nd to the Hindered by eye trouble which
e between kept him out for the 1923 season,
fans and he returned to manage the Browns
cal about in 1924, '25 and '26, later playing
began to briefly for Boston in the National
ill his bal- League and Washington in the
bust. American.
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