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Word Title
Mantle, Woodling
Smash Homers eA
(Continued fromn Page 1) ~

mn the majors and fourth in organ-
ized ball, smashed a Joe Black
pitch high and away over the right
field wall in the sixth for the 16th
home run of this record-breaking
With that 3-2 lead grinning
down from the scoreboard, Man-
tle knocked home an "extra" run
In the top of the seventh.-
This was a tense struggle that
opened with a rapid fire pitching
battle between lefty Ed Lopat and
Joe Black and wound iup in a 2
hour and 54 minute battle that
used up seven pitchers-four
Yanks and three Brooks.
. * .*
GIL HODGES, in a horrible
slump all through the series, hit
the ball hard on all four trips in
this last game, but it did no good.
He went into the book with two
others who went 0 for 21 in a
Series-Billy Sullivan of the White
Sox hitless wonders in 1906 and
Jack Murray of the 1911 Giants.
They both did it in six games,
For heroes, the Yankees can
.present Mantle with his .345
batting average, and Mize's three
great homers and his "almost"
fourth in the Sunday game. Then
there is Woodling, playing de-
spite a groin injury. And Rey-
nolds' ever-ready arm.
On the Brooklyn side, Snider
was a standout with four home
runs equalling the Series' records
set by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Basketball repr to Yost Fil
House, Wednesday, October 8,
at 3:30 p.m. All candidates for
freshman basketball report to
the Fild House on Thursday,
Ober ,a 7:0 p-m and
bng own equipment. '
Reese had a brilliant series at bat
and afield and Black, of course,
was tremendous in his first two
start, winning the opener 4-2 and
fourth game.
* * *.
THE NATIONAL League hasn't
won a Series since 1946 when the
St. Louis Cards whipped the Bos-
ton Red Sox in seven games. The
count now stands 32-17 in favor
of the American.

NOTEWORTHY FIGURES-In the 1952 World Series include Yankee Manager Casey Stengel (left)
who piloted the Bronx Bombers to their fourth title in as many years; Mickey Mantle (center), who
paced the victors with a .345 batting average and Dodger first sacker Gil Hodges (right), who was the
hitting goat of the Series with nothing for twenty-one times at bat.

HilaityFustration Mark CluhDouses

BROOKLYN-(VP)-"We can al-
ways win on the road," shouted
Casey Stengel and a roar of cheers
and laughter swept through the
jam - packed, hilarious Yankee
dressing room.
The American League cham-
pions had just won their fourth
straight World Series Champion-
ship in seven games that for dra-
ma, thrills, and fine plays must
go down as one of the best.
** *

fought his way through the crowd
to shake Stengel's hand followed
by Manager Chuck Dressen of the
Brooklyn Dodgers, who managed a
brave smile.
"I'm glad for you to get what
you got," said Dressen.
"I want you to hear what I just
been saying about you and your
team," Stengel barked hoarsely.
* * *
"I CAN'T say anything against
the club we beat. We won by just
that," said Casey and held his

To Cope with Indiana Passes

Twice defeated and anxious to
break into the win column, Mich-
igan's football team ran through
a light practice yesterday sharp-
ening up the offense and defense
for the Conference opener against
Indiana here Saturday.
The defensive unit worked
against a scrub team utilizing the
Hoosier T-formation offense, with
pass defense again getting the
major emphasis. The coaching
staff utilized almost every back
on the squad in the secondary in
an attempt to remedy the defect
which has caused the defeat of
the Wolverines for the past two
weeks. -
ham Tom Witherspon, dFred
Bob Hurley and Stan Knicker-
bocker all saw action in the de-
fensive backfield. The first-string
defensive line also worked out
against the Indiana offense -
readying themselves to stop Hoos-
ier Lou D'Achille before he can
fill the air with passes.

The offensive dummy scrim-
inage was sparked by the fine
passing of Ted Topor, Ted Kress
and Duncan McDonald and the
impressive receiving of ends Bob
Topp and Bob Dingnian. Kress
and Ed Hickey looked sharp on
running plays, moving from the
tailback and wingback spots
A sidelight of the practice which
may prove all-important before
the week is up was an ankle sprain
suffered by Captain Merritt Green,
the first string defensive left end.
Green was helped off the field and
If his Injury proves serious, Coach
Bennie Oosterbaan will have a
hard time strengthening his left
FRANK HOWELL, hobbled by
a knee injury sustained in the
game against Michigan State, took
a light workout but didn't do any
hard running. His right leg is
still swathed in bandages, and the
shifty wingback from -Muskegon
Heights is still on the doubtful list
for the game with the Hoosters
Stan Knickerbocker and Tony
Branoff saw action in Howell's
vacated right halfback slot, and
they probably will share the
berth with Ed Hickey against
Indiana. Both Branoff and-
Knickerbocker saw action
against Stanford, with Branoff,
the highly-touted freshman from
Flint scoring a touchdown which
was called back because of a
Replacing the injured Ralph
Stribe at the offensive right tackle
slot yesterday was Don Bennett,
junior from Chicago. The 6' 2",
195 pound Bennett has a big task
ahead of him in filling the spot
where Stribe operated so effective-
ly and devastatingly. '

forefinger and thumb up a half
inch apart.
Joe Black, the big Dodger
rookie, shoved up and shook
Stengel's hand solemnly.
"I seen you talk on television
and I seen you pitch out there,"
said Stengel. "You're wonderful."
BOB KUZAVA, whose relief
pitching staved off the late threat
of the Dodgers, slipped into the
jammed dressing room almost un-
noticed but he wasn't here 30
seconds before the photographers
and reporters gathered about him
yelling for pictures and asking
questions-. , ,
BROOKLYN-('P)-"They didn't
miss Joe DiMaggio," said Jackie
Robinson. "It wvas that Mantle,
that Mickey Mantle killed us.
"If it hadn't been for him I
think this would have been a very
different series."
*, * *
THE BROOKLYN second base-
man sat in a deserted corner of
the fulleareal Brooklyn dressing
room, a picture of frustration that
seemed to envelop all of these
athletes who had knocked on the
door of baseball's world cham-
pionship and had seen it rudely
shut in their faces.
Beateii 4-2 in the seventh and
fia gmthe Ddgr kep
clean terunenviabl record
of never having won a World
Seres hiwa thei sixth try
Rhobinson's eys were damp. Hi
hide his bitter disappointment.
* **
"WE CAME so close," he said.
"We had so many opportunities.
But Mantle was the difference."
Seven feet away, sitting on
his locker stool, was Joe Black,
the giant rookie who went to
the mound three times against
the mighty Yankees, beat them
the first time but failed in the
other two.
"It gnaws at you. It tears you
inside," Black said. "We got so
many men on base. We kept say-
ing to ourselves 'This is it' and
then there was that let down.
"IT WOULD have been better
if we had had our brains knocked
out, lost 10-0. We would have felt
better about it."
Manager Charlie Dressen was
late making his appearance. He
and Brooklyn's President, Wal-
ter O'Malley, ivent first to the
Yankee dressing room to pay
their respects to the champions.
"We felt every minute we would
get back in the ball game," Dres-
sen said.

Ruins Gamer
hDETROI ~ /)-Collge athetics
they're just as overemphasized to-
day as when the college presidents
began their cleanup program last
That's what Fritz Crisler, Ath-
letic Director of the University of
Michigan said yesterday.
* * *
HE ALSO rapped one phase of
the college presidents' cleanup pro-
gram-abolition of spring prac-
"There have been no improve-
ments in any phase of the ath-
letic situation since the pro-
gram started as far as I can ob-
serve," Crisler, former Michigan
football coach, told the Michi-
gan Chapter of the Football
'Writers' Association yesterday.
"Michigan hasn't made any
changes as a result of the program,
other than to cut the number of
spring practice sessions." said
* * *
he said. He said that meant many
ment and said 'that the school, of
course, was requiring qualitative
progress toward a degree instead
of merely quantitative progress. In
other words, athletes must main-
tain a certain grade level instead
of merely a certain number of
hours credit-.
Crisler questioned whether the
curb on spring practice was a
good thing for student athletes.
"It's inevitable that coaches will
devote time only to those blue chip
men who they know will produce,"
he said. He sai dthat meant many
other promising young athletes
would be deprived of a chance to
play some football,
I'm very strong for as much
football training as possible-
150 pound, freshman, junior
varsity, and so on.
"We've developed a high degree
of specialization in recruiting and
we're all in it. Those we go after
get a chance to play. The others
don't come out," he said. Crisler
said in the old days 15 or 20 stu-
dents who weren't invited would
come out for the team some years.
Today it's only two or three, he
"W hen I leave football I want
to say that I left it better than
don' know if I col 1say "tha.

Any sophomore interested in
becoming a basketball manager
please report to the Yost Field
House during the afternoons, or
contact me at 210 Allen Rum-
sey House.
-Tom Propson
tacular run and continue his aer-
ial attack by hitting Neil Hurry
who went all the way to pay dirt.
Fisher threw to Hurry again fir
the extra point.
* * *
DUE TO A FUMBLE in the end
zone by Alpha Delta Phi, the Betas
picked up two insurance points via
the safety route.
Alpha Delta Phi scored its
two touchdowns oni a 25 yard
pass from Roger Mulier to Gor-
die Matthews and Bob Carpen-
ter's toss to Mulier.
Another high scoring game was
Phi Sigma Delta's 25-0 shutout
over Sigma Nu. Phi Sig's ace Phil
Barad led his team to victory pass-
ing twice to Pete Katz, and then
to Bob Paley. He also pitched one
to Ivan Kahn for an extra point.
Hoosier Liea
University's football team suffered
a heavy blow yesterday when vet-
eran tackle Pete Russo was lost
for the season.
Russo suffered a back injury on
the kickoff against Iowa Saturday,
but played and took part in squad
exercises Monday. But after read-
ing X-ray pictures Tuesday Dr.
Charles Holland, team physician,
waved Russo out with compression
and fracture of a vertebra.
Read and Use

Dick Fisher's 50 yara return of
a kickoff coupled with his fin
pha Delta Phi, 27-12 in I-M foot-
ball yesterday.
Fisher threw two touchdown
passes in the first half to Ralph
Smith and Gordie Tarrant respec-
tively. After the intermission,.
Fisher came back to make a spec-

Betas, SiEsGain Gridiron Vietories




The other score came from a Gene
Machevich to Larry Sperling pass
pSIyGMA PHI Epsilon, last year's
general fraternity athletic cham-
pion, won a close decision over a
good passing Zeta Beta Tau team.
Bob Hoydic heaved a touch-
down pass to Jack Main for Sig-
ma Phi Epsilon with the same
combination making the extra
point. Hoydic also threw a per-
fect 30 yard pass to Chic Gast in
the end zone for another touch-
Zeta Beta Tau's scoring resulted
from a pass by Hank Goodman to
Dick Klein, good for six points.
* * *
IN A 6-0 squeaker, Phi Sigma

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Kappa beat Delta Tau Delta, The
scoring play was a Hank Dykstal
DassonB Mtchel's passes to Bill
the extra point gave Kappa Sig-
Delta Sigma Phi beat Chi Phi
6-0 with Harry Jones' toss to Herb-
Spence being the deciding marker.
* * *
Other happenings out at South
Ferry Field were: Sigma Phi's 13-2
win over Phi Kappa Sigma, which
i1s under protest an Pi ps.
Upsilon. Alpha Tau Omega, last
year's fraternity touch football
champion, won by a forfeit from
Triangle Fraternity.

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