WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1953
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Wright Fires 73 To Capture!
Medalist Honors at Detroit.
4 LeClaire and Stevens Fire 76 To Down
U of D Linksmen; Stelter Low for Titans
Special to The Daily
The University of Michigan
Linksters downed the University
of Detroit, 18%-8%, in a dual
meet played at Red Run Golf Club
in Detroit yesterday afternoon.
Captain Hugh Wright sparked
j the win as he was meet medalist
with a 73. Bud Stevens and Lowell
LeClaire trailed closely behind,
each firing a 76. Ron Stelter was
low man for U. of D., shooting a
IN THE FIRST of the three
foursomes, LeClaire fired a 37-39-
76 to take 2% points from Mike
Andonian, who also fired a 76.
Wright shot a 37 on the front
nine and came in with a 36 to
take two points from Stelter.
Playing in the number three
position, Wolverine Bud Stevens
took advantage of his long
drives to pound out a 36-40-76
and take two points from U. of
i D. linksman Don Frazer, who
fired a 42-37-79. In the same
foursome Ray Conlon shot a
39-37-76 to take all three points
from Wolverine Warren bast,
who blew up to an 81.
In the last foursome, Jack Stum-
fig, playing with a bad back, slip-
ped to a 78 but still managed to
win 21/2 points from Bill Huette-
man, who fired a 79. Tad Stan-
ford took all three points from Ray
Maisevich as he came in in 77 to
top the Detroiter's 78.
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THE BEST BALL scores show-
ed Michigan winning in two four-
somes while tying in the other.
Wright and LeClaire took 2 /2
points to % for U. of D. in the
initial foursome. Gast and Stevens
split with Frazer and Conlon, each
copping 1% points. Stumpfig and
Stanford also took 2% points from
Maisevich and Huetteman.
Coach Bert Katzenmeyer, com-
menting on the meet, said that
the play was a little better than
the lust meet the Wolverines
played with the University of
Detroit. Then the Michigan
Linksmen tied 131-13/. He was
a little disappointed with the
play of Warren Gast but hoped
that he would improve between
now and the conference meet,
which will be played May 29-30,
at Madison, Wisconsin.
Commenting on the chances of
the Wolverine linksters in taking
the Western Conference golf title,
Katzenmeyer said, "Ohio State is
definitely the team we must beat.
I believe we have a stronger team
than they do, but the boys will
have to go out and play the kind
of golf they are capable of play-
ing to win the Big Ten title."
This match was the last meet of
the Big Ten season, outside of the
Conference meet, and gave the
Wolverine Linksmen a 9-3-1 rec-
ord with eight conference wins and
only one loss. This season has been
very successful for the golfers andI
their chances for the champion-
ship are excellent.
After the Conference champion-
ship meet, there remains for the
Wolverine swingers only the
NCAA tournament. Katzenmeyer's
charges copped second place in the
national extravaganza last year,
finishing behind powerful North
.. . cards a 73
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Baseball Coach Fisher
Engineers Fifteen Titles
By CORKY SMITH Michigan only four teams have1
Ray Fisher, venerable baseball dropped below the .500 mark. In +
coach of the Michigan varsity, has 32 years Wolverine squads have
been associated with the University won 551 games out of a total of
since 1921, a grand total of 32 789 games played.
years. Fisher considers Bruce Hay-
In these 32 season as coach Fish- nam, present Michigan infield-,.
er has had fifteen years in which er, one of the best shortstops he1
his squads finished on top of the has ever coached. His excellent
Big Ten as champions or co-cham- arm and steady fielding make7
pions. Last season Michigan fin- him a standout. Dick Wakefield,
ished the season on top of the Big who later played Major League
Ten heap along with co-champions baseball, possessed as much tal-
Illinois. ent as anyone Fisher has had
FISHER, a native New Eng- under his tutelage. Benie Ooster--l
lander, once pitched for the Hart- baan, the head football coach,
ford ball club in the Connecticut also ranks high in Fisher's es-+
League. In his first season with teem. "Oosterbaan could have
Hartford, hehwon 12 games while gone to the top if he had chosen
dropping only one. His record the to play professional baseball.
following year was a spectacular He could have been a fine big
24 wins and five losses. league first baseman. He had ev-
Fisher signed a contract to erything."
play professional ball with the In comparing the major league
New York Highlanders, a team ball players of toddy with players
eventually to become the New of thirty or forty years ago, Fish-
York Yankees. er points out that "the ball has
One year he garnered an 18-11 changed immensely and was not
pitching record while the club fin- nearly as live." Many pitches used
ished in last place. then are now illegal. He consid-
After serving in the air force ered his spitball pitch, which is
in World War I, he joined the Cin- not permitted today, to be one of
cinnati Reds. In two of his years the most effective pitches in his1
with Cincinnati he fashioned 14-5 repetoire.
and 12-11 records. One of the most The 65 year old Michigan men-
memorable feats was an 18-inning tor, in answer to a question con-
pitching contest against the New cerning his future said, "I think
York Giants. which he ultimate- only one year ahead at my age."
ly lost, 5-4. He figures he has at least five more
* *I seasons before he reaches the re-
AFTER LEAVING Cincinnati in tirement age, but adds that "it's!
1921, Fisher journeyed south to the boys in the front office" that
get his first look at the Michigan decide his future.
varsity, which was on a southern Michigan will probably utilize
tour. In his first year at coaching Fisher's baseball knowledge as long'
he was successful as Michigan as it is available, since for 32 years
finished in the Conference with a he has handled baseball at the
10-2 record. Since arriving at University in a very adept manner.
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SIG EPS WIN:
Phi Chi Takes Pro Softball Title,_4-2
By JACK HORWITZ
Sparked by the four hit pitch-
ing of Ed Sheldon, Phi Chi took
the professional fraternity soft-
ball championship, downing Nu
Sigma Nu, 4-2, yesterday after-
Although Tom Peterson, former
Michigan football star, yielded
only three hits, the Phi Chis' spec-
tacular fielding prevented the Nu
Sigs from scoring.'
IN THE FIRST place social fra-
ternity playoffs, Sigma Phi Epsi-
lon downed Lambda Chi Alpha,
1-0, behind the one hit pitching of
Jay Casmier, winner of five
straight games including two no-
hitters, gave up only one hit for
the Lambda Chis. Poor fielding
led to their downfall although Hal
Cruger made spectacular catches
of four foul balls behind the plate.
Illinois established itself as the
prime favorite for the coming
Western Conference Track and
Field championships at Cham-
paign on May 29-30, by its over-
whelming 79%-52t3 victory over
Veteran track observers expect-
ed the Illinois-Michigan meet to
be a toss-up, but Orange and Blue
depth and balance proved too
much for the Wolverines to cope
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PRE-MEET ANALYSIS had first
place points split evenly, seven
points goin to each team. But the
invaders from Illinois surprised the
dopesters by winning the 440, rile
relay and the two mile run.
The Illini opened up their
biggest guns in taking both first
and second places in the 440,
broad jump, high and low hurd-
les, and the 100 yard dash. These
places accounted for 40 of the
79% points Illinois gatherd.
Milt Mead turned in the top
Michigan performance of the day
as he set varsity, meet, and Ferry
Field records with his tremendous
6' 8%" leap. With over 5,000 pairs
of eyes focused on him, Mead calm-
ly approached the bar, threw his
angular frame into the air, and
cleared the bar. The bar shook for
an instant, but it held fast, and
Mead had jumped higher than any
other Michigan athlete in history.
* .* *
MICHIGAN DID come through
with two double winners, John
Ross and Fritz Nilsson. Ross took
the 880, as he outlasted Gene May-
nards' stretch bid, and also out-
ran the favored Stacey Siders, Big
Ten indoor and Drake Relay
champ. Ross had opened the day's
festivities by winning the mile with
the new meet record time of 4:11.4.
The mile was unique in that all
four finishers broke the meet rec-
ord, the fourth place man crossing
the finish line in the excellent
time of around 4:15.
The giant Nilsson smashed
two meet records in his double
win, as he put the shot 54' 10",
and hurled the discus 158' 5".
The Wolverines now turn their
thoughts to the impending dual
meet with Michigan State here
Friday. Coach Canham's charges
will be up against a strong out-
fit, but the experts are predicting
SThe Maize and Blue swept to
victory in an unofficial relay meet
at MSC two weeks ago, and figure
to repeat this triumph on Friday.
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Frank Shields received credit
for the run as he hit a pop up
over the secondbaseman's head
'which fell for a fielder's choice.
Jack Main collected the only hit
for the Sig Eps and Jim Pickard
pounded out the lone Lambda
In the second place playoffs,
Sigma Chi pounded out a 12-0 win
over the hapless Delta Chis. George
Richardson pitched a no-hitter as
Willard Ikola and Gene Knutson
collected two extra base hits each
for the win.
* * *
THETA XI dropped its game to
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 6-5, as Elmer
Engles hurled a five hitter in the
other second place semifinal play-
Theta Chi downed Alpha Sig-
ma Pi, 5-3, in the semifinal
third place playoffs. Jerry Ston-
koff pounded out three hits to
lead Theta Chi into the =finals.
In another professional frater-
nity game, Psi Omega beat Alpha
Kappa Kappa, 7-6, with Jerry
Aaronian hurling a one hitter.
Two tennis matches were play-
ed yesterday afternoon. Zeta Beta
Tau beat Phi Gamma Delta, 2-0,
with Howard Willens downing Joe
Middleton in the number one
singles. In the other match, Sigma
Chi won from Sigma Alpha Mu by
the identical score.
Other softball scores were:
Delta Sigma Delta 6, Alpha
Alpha Rho Chi defeated Al-
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New York 6, Chicago 4
St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1
Philadelphia 6, Cincinnati 3
Brooklyn 4, Milwaukee 1
Brooklyn at Milwaukee-Labine (0-1)
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New York at Chicago-Jansen (2-3) vs.
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Hank Bauer's homer, his thirdE
of the season, broke up a tight
pitching duel between Ted Gray
and Johnny Sain in the 11th inn-
ing, giving the veteran Yankee
righthander his third mound suc-
cess against two losses. The win-
less Gray now has dropped five
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til the fatal 11th, the slim left-
hander had permitted only six
hits and had fanned nine.' Both
Yankee runs in the regulation nine
inning were tainted. In the fifth,
Sain beat out an infield hit, raced
to third when Gray flung Phil Riz-
zuto's bunt into right field and
scored on a single by Billy Mar-
New York's second run, in the
sixth, came as a result of Mantle's
bloop double to right that fell be-
tween second baseman Johnny
Pesky and right fielder Bob Nie-
man, and a single by Gill Mc-
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Michigan Bowling Team Victor
In Four Team College League
the knits that make
her whistle at you !
Michigan's bowling team, spon-
sored by the Michigan Union,
wound up its first year of par-
ticipation in a collegiate league
last Saturday by winning the
championship at East Lansing.
Competing in a league with'
Michigan State, Wayne University,
and Michigan Normal, the Michi-
gan squad climaxed the four team
tournament season by coming from
behind and edging out a Spartan
squad by 44 pins.
* * *
STAN WOOLLAMS, who was
substituting in last Saturday's
match for Nonny Weinstock, led
the Michigan keglers to victory
with a strong 583 series. Bruce
Thornton wound up in second
place on the championship team
by rolling a 563 trio.
Going into the final Saturday
of the tournament, the Michigan
five trailed the squad from
Michigan State by 17 pins. How-
ever, a well-balanced team, in
which no man rolled under a
500 series, overcame the deficit
and went on to win, 2677-2616.
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RED SOX 4, BROWNS 3
BOSTON - The back-to-back
combination of Tom Umphlett's
second two-bagger of the game
and Milt Bolling's third single,
against venerable relief pitcher
Satchel Paige in the eighth inn-
ing, Tuesday gave the Boston Red
Sox a 4-3 victory over the St.
The Browns opened the scoring
in the third when Groth blasted
his first four-bagger of the season
into the left field net. Singles by
Vic Wertz, Lenhardt and a walk
to Bob Elliott loaded the bases
with one out in the fourth and a
run was produced on Clint Court-
GIANTS 6, CUBS 4
CHICAGO - The New York
Giants exploded for three runs in
the tenth inning to defeat the Chi-
cago Cubs, 6-4, in the series open-
er before 8,135 Tuesday.
ATHLETICS 2, WHITE SOX 1
PHILADELPHIA - Harry Byrd,
the Philadelphia Athletics' rookie
of 1952, gave up only two singles
Tuesday night as he whipped the
red-hot Chicago White Sox 2-1.
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