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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRMAY, MAY 21, X954

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TOMORROW'S MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHERS
(Won and lost records in paren- NATIONAL LEAGUE
theses.)
AMERICAN LEAGUE Pittsburgh at Brooklyn night-
Chicago at Detroit night-Kee- Law (3-3) vs. Podres (4-0).
gan (5-1) vs. Hoeft (1-2). New York at Philadelphia night
Baltimore at Cleveland night-
Pillete (2-3) vs. Wynn (4-2). -Antonelli (5-1) vs. Roberts (4-4).
Philadelphia at Washington Cincinnati at St. Louis night-
night-Portocarrero (0-3) vs. Por- Baczewski (2-2) vs. Haddix (5-3).
terfield (4-2).
Boston at New York night-Cle- Milwaukee at Chicago-Conley
venger (1-1) vs. Ford (1-2), (2-1) vs. Klippstein (2-2).f

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Phi Delta Phi
Annexes IM
Sotball Title
By DAVE RORABACKER
Phi Delta Phi emerged as the
pro fraternity softball champion}
as it edged out Phi Alpha Delta,
7-6, in a thrilling seven inning
game played yesterday afternoon.
Phi Alpha Delta came to bat in
the final inning trailing, 7-4. With
two out and the bases loaded Carl
Hasselwander slammed out a
double to center field. Two runs
crossed the plate as the Phi Alpha I
Deltas' hopes soared, but Jack
Shantz, trying desperately to score4
the tying run from first was tagged
out sliding into home.
Jim Patrick of Phi Delta Phi and
Dave Dowd of Phi Alpha Delta
both pitched fine ball but were
unable to stop the opposing bat-
ters as the PAD's collected eight
hits off Patrick and the Phids
gathered nine hits from Dowd.
The game also displayed some
skillful fielding with several fine
catche sbeing made on each side.
Phi Alpha Kappa Wins
In a four inning encounter, Phi
Alpha Kappa became the victor of
the second place playoff finals as
it crushed Psi Omega, 11-1, behind
the excellent pitching of Wes Sik-
kema. Sikkema, who last week
hurled a no hitter, came through
with a two hitter to add to his
collection. Striking out nine men
and issuing only two walks, he was
never in any serious trouble.
Tau Epsilon Rho defeated Al-
pha Kappa Psi, 18-8, on sixteen
hits, including four homeruns.
Four-baggers by. Mark Lidschin,
Milt Landau, and Gil Spieldock,
all in the first inning, gave Tau
Epsilon Rho a seven run lead on
which it coasted to victory.

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EX-CUB STILL TRYING
Smalley Pursues
By BILL STONE '-
When the gang at Toots Shor's,
In New York, sportsdom's favorite
eating place, revives the exploits
of the past and present day base-
ball heroes, it will be an amaz-
ing thing if someone mentions Rat
Smalley, the newly aquired short-
stop of the Milwaukee Braves.
Smalley, who became a member
of Charlie Grimm's crew just this
spring, was for five seasons the
almost great shortstop of the Chi-
cago Cubs.
In 1948 Grimm, who was then
the Cub manager, had a wide hole 1
to fill at shortstop, and he decid-
ed to gamble on the inexperienced
rookie just up from Los Angeles.
At first look everyone predicted a
successful career for the 21 year *.
old infielder. LEO
He had everything, and no less c... laime
of an authority than Leo Duroch-
er, a pretty fair shortstop himself in his playi
ey had pow

success With Braves

k

ence the hard way, under the pres-
sure of major league competition.
It was no secret that he had been
brought up too soon, and the hus-
tling Cub was paying the expensive
price of a front office blunder.
The Wrigley field crowd normal-
ly a reasonable audience, began to
supply the background for Roy's
nightmares. On the road the short-
stop played fine ball, and was ac-

-Daily-Chuck Kelsey
DON ALBERT, JACK STUMFIG, AND LOUIS WODDWORTH

a DTJROCHER
d Smalley's greatness
ng days, said so. Small-
er plus, he could go ei-

STOP
WORRYING OVER
PARKING PROBLEMS
NO WAITING-
DRIVE RIGHT THROUGH!

MICHIGAN POSSIBLE THIRD:
Purdue, OSU Top Links Contenders

Displaying exceptional team bal-
ance throughout . thenseason, Ohio
State University and Purdue ap-
pear as co-favorites in the com-
ing Western Conference Golf Meet.
Led by Francis Cardi and Al
Guarasci, OSU has rolled over alll
conference competition, handing
the Michigan squad its worst de-
feat of the campaign, a 321/2-3i2
crusher. Also among the top link-
sters is Buckeye George Smith
who has, on occasion, betered his
front running teammates.
With Don Albert playing in the
first position and backed up by
Dick Norton, Purdue looms as an

exceedingly strong contender to re-
peat as champion. Pacing his team
in the 1953 conference meet, Albert
fired rounds of 73, 70, 73, 74-290
to win the individual honors. Top-
ping off his previous accomplish-
ments, Albert was invited to this
year's Master's Tournament. Last
year Albert averaged a sizzling 74.
Norton, another steady glofer,
lends strong support to Albert hav-
ing averaged 77 last year.
Purdue Loses One Meet
The Boilermakers' only loss has
been a 252-102 downfall to OSU
and they in turn have been the

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Sports Night Editors Sweat Out Many
Eves in Effort To Devise a Good Page

By PHIL DOUGLIS
Picture yourself as a Night,
Sports Editor of the Michigan
Daily and your deadline is drawing
near.
It is your responsibility, and,
yours alone, to get out the sportsy
page for the next morning. One
of your articles is a story on bas-
ketball, that is supposed to be
phoned in by a team player fromI
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at about
10:30 p.m.
You look at your watch. It isI
11:00, and you only have three
hours until deadline. Time flies.
You sweat. Phones all around are
jangling as eager voices ask "What
did our basketball team do to-
night." You answer "I can't tell
you yet.. . the phone call hasn't
come through."
Actual Story
This story actually happened to
a Night Sports Editor this January.
How did he get out of it? Only pure
luck saved him from complete in-
sanity, as one of the weirdest re-
porting jobs in Daily history be-
gan to unfold.
About midnight, Don Weir, tick-
et manager of the University called
for the score. When told that it

only team to defeat the powerfula
Buckeyes.
Behind these two powerhouses itt
appears to be anybody's game and
there are several teams hoping to
cash in on third place, among them1
the Wolverines.
Paced by captain Jack Stumpfig,
Michigan has had only a mediocre
season having lost seven while
winning only five. However, of
these losses three have been to
Ohio State and three to Purdue.
The other loss was to Indiana
which the Wolverines have defeat-
ed twice.
Stumpfig has played a fine
steady game of golf all season car-
rying away medalist honors on
several occasions. Tying for eighth
place in last year's Big Ten meet,
Stumpfig is expected to at leas
equal that this year.
McMasters Steady
Playing in the second spot for
the Wolverines, Bob McMasters
will be heavily counted on to bol-
ster Michigan's chances. A first
year man, McMasters has dis-
played a fine form during the sea-
son, although he is not as steady
as Stumpfig.
With Bill Albright and Dave
Mancour leading the way, Michi
gan State plans to give the Wol-
verines a run for their money. In
their last encounter the Spartans
had a total team score one less
than Michigan's, but due to the
method of awarding points they
nevertheless came out on the short
end of a 19-17 decision.
With short Louis Woodworth fir-
ing in the first spot, Northwestern
looms as a dark horse. Hampered
by his small stature, Woodworth
still turns in respectable scores, but
he appears to have little backing
from the rest of the squad.

ther way for a hot grounder, and
according to Cub coach Milt Stock,
had an arm that came close to be-
ing a human rifle.
Disliked by FansV
The fans were on his neck from
the beginning. Because Smalley1
refused to give up on a ball, hes
made errors quite frequently. TheI
Cub rooters couldn't understand1
why this kid who had been theI
object of such lavish praise, didn'te
become a star, in his first two sea-i
sons.
By 1950 the sceptics had already1
written the tall youngster off ase
a failure, but the competitive
keeness that had driven Roy on his'f
two Cub years refused to die out.(
Smalley had gained his experi-t
In vestigaion
Causes Hassle
On Ball Club
By The Associated Press
An indignant infielder, an apolo-
getic owner, and a private-eye in
jail were causes for much embar-
rassment in the front office of the
Philadelphia Phillies yesterday.
Granny Hamner, $25,000 a year
second baseman for the Phils, call-
ed cop Tuesday when he discovered
he was being trailed home from the
ball park. His shadow turned out
to be one Charles Leland, private
investigator, hired by Phil owner
Bob Carpenter to check curfew ob-
servance on the part of his players:
After sharp words on the part of
Hamner, ("I resent this, and in-
tend to do something about it
. . ,."), and apologies from Car-
penter, ("Hamner is entirely jus-
tified in his attitude . .."), peace
was finally at'ained.
But the shadowing will continue,
"both at home and on the road,"
said Carpenter. It has been the
club's policy since Carpenter
bought the franchise in 1946, he
said. No comment could be gotten
from the private-eye.

cepted as a competent major leap-r
guer in all national league towns
except Chicago.
When the Cubs came home
Smalley would tighten up in fear
of giving the wolves an excuse to
howl. They wouldn't let him alone,
even at the end of his outstand-
ing season in 1950. Roy really hit
his stride that year. His batting
average didn't come up much,
but the clutch hits that bounced
off his bat came often.
Hit 21 Homers
Smalley banged out 21 homers
and drove 85 runs across the plate
during the course of the cam-
paign. In addition to his batting
feats, Roy led all big league short-
stops in total chances, put outs,
and assists.
Despite all this the fans wouldn't
let up, and booed the aggressive
shortstop at the end of the season,
because he was slowing up and it
looked like Smalley was dogging it.
What the average bleacherite fail-
ed to realize, was that Smalley was
playing on two badly spiked legs,
and had to remove blood soaked
bandages from them at the end of
each game!
Roy's teammates payed tribute
to his grit when they shocked the
Chicago fandom and named him
the Cub's most valuable player for
the 1950 season. The hard fighting
Smalley continued his battle dur-
ing the 1951 league race until he
broke a leg in a rugged slide
against the St. Louis Cardinals.
That was it, he never was the
same again. The fans who were
just beginning to appreciate the
value of the tall shortstop, began
to revert back to the familiar ax-
ioin I told you so,' when Roy made
his futile attempts to regain top
form.
Through the 1952 and '53 cam-
paigns Smalley took a mercilous
beating from the forgetful crowd.
Traded to Braves
This spring the Cubs traded
Smalley to Milwaukee with this
explanation. The club felt that
Roy's leg was healed and that he
still had the ability to make a.
name for himself, but not in Chi-
cago. The crowd had become an
obsession to him, and even though
not to trade him to a town where
he refused to quit, it would be cruel
he would be given a fifty fifty
chance by the fans.
No, the crowd in Toots Shor's
place won't ever labor over *the
merits of Roy Frederick Smalley.
Just like all fans, they won't pay
attention to the little guy, who
didn't make the grade. However,
those who love baseball the most
will take their hats off to the Roy
Smalleys.

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wasn't in as yet, and the player
did not call at 10:30, Weir thought
a moment, and suddenly an idea,
came into his mind.
Weir calculated that the team
must have been in flight toward
Ann Arbor at that time. He told
the Night Editor, who sat there
staring wildly at an 18 inch gaping
hole on his layout dummy, that
he would do his best to get the
story.
Weir called a friend of his in}
Ypsilanti, who knew a man in
Cleveland who was an airline ex-
ecutive. This "friend in Ypsilanti"
called his "friend in Cleveland" by
long distance, and the airline ex-
ecutive got o na radio, and radioed
the team plane in mid-air over
Ohio.
The pilot went back into the'
cabin, got the score and a few de-
tails from the players, then radioed
to the executive who called the
man in Ypsilanti, who in turn
called Don Weir, who finally called
the Daily with the story.
The Daily then called Willow
Run, and asked them to page a
certain player as soon as the plane
landed, to secure additional de-
tails in order to fill the 18 inch
deep space. Finally, at 1:30 in the
morning the player called, the
Daily got the complete story, and
the next morning, as you sat at
your breakfast, you unknowingly
read a story concocted from the
efforts of many, many people, ra-
dios, telephones, public address
systems, and last but not least the
shredded hair of the Night Sports
Editor.
Similar Happenings
Two similar problems, which il-
lustrate why Sports Night Editors
have a high mortality rate, occur-

ed recently. Somehow a baseball
story failed to come in from Evan-
ston, Illinois, where Michigan was
playing Northwestern.
The Night Editor, with only the
score from the Associated Press to
work on, was desperate. He. called
Chicago papers for information,
got only the score. He called the
Northwestern paper, which was
closed for the night. He called ho-
tels and news bureaus, and got
nothing. Finally he hit on an idea,
and called Northwestern's base-
ball coach, Freddie Lindstrom, at
his Winnetka home, and secured
the story, another example of what
a sports night editor does when
the pressure is on.
Finally, another such problem
arose just recently, when a tennis
story from Evanston was misun-
derstood over the phone, and fran-
tic phone calls to such Ann Arbor
personages as the publicity direc-
tor, the coach's wife, a player's
fraternity brother, and many oth-
ers, were all failures.
Suddenly the Night Editor re-
membered that one of the tennis
players, Pete Paulus, lived in Chi-
cago. The editor reasoned that he
must be staying at his home if he
is in the Chicago area for a match,
so he called Chicago long distance,
and after much searching the op-
erator connected him to none oth-
er than Paulus's father, who gave
the Daily the whole story, as he
had seen the match himself that
day.
Suc his the fate of a night sports
editor, who through the mediums
of phone, radio, teletype, and just
plain persistence tries to bring tc
you, the reader, the best in Mich-
igan sports coverage.

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