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October 02, 1955 - Image 7

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-Daily-Chuck Kelsey
Wolverine Gridders' Ground
Game Stymies Michigan State

Bums Sink Yanks, 8-5;
Labine Pitches Well
BROOKLYN (JP)-The muscular they meant to get even for
Brooklyn Dodgers, who made a hey mntgte n fo
shambles of the National League day's indignities as McDo
race with their bristling power, first inning. A walk to lea
squared the World Series at twofi nJ inA loesn
games each Saturday with a three- man Joe Collinscost Erskin
homer blast for an 8-5 triumph otherH run in the second with
over the New York Yankees. help of Ho-ward's sacrifice an
Pitchers marched from the Yan-
kee bullpen in an endless parade Brooklyn got to Larsen fo:
while the Dodgers slugged away run in the third on a wa
for 214 hits, covering up the flaws Sandy Amoros and Junior
in their own staff. am's double down the leftfield
Backed to the wall by the Yanks on a hit-and-run play.
who swept the first two games in But the Yanks chased Er
their own stadium in the Bronx, with Yogi Berra's single a
the Dodgers now have evened mat- walk to Collins opening the f(
ters. Don Bessent made Howard
With a rich player pool of al- Berra at third on an atter
most a half million dollars to shoot sacrifice but Collins, who r
at, after Saturday's receipts from to second on the bunt, stole
an Ebbetts Field crowd of 36,242 and scored on Martin's sini
were added, the two clubs reared right.
back and swung from their heels Trailing 3-I, the Dodgers f
as eight pitchers - five Yanks caihngu3-witheDdrs f
and three Dodgers - tried to stop fourth. Campanella's home
them. a liner about six rows int
In the end, it was Clem Labine, lower stands in left. Furillo'
Brooklyn's finest relief man, hold- gle was an infield hit that
ing the fort after his mates had escaped the leaping Larsen.
opened up a perilous one-run lead. Hodges drove. a high fly t
Snider Slugs Clincher right that was helped by the
Duke Snider smashed a zooming in itsajourney to home-run ]
homer over the right field fence, Kucks Follows Larsen
with two men on base for the KcsFlosLre
clincher in the fifth inning. Stengel stuck 'with Larsei
spite that explosion, but calle
New York. took a 3-1 lead into Rookie Johnny Kucks after
the fourth with loser Don Larsen sen walked Gilliam. Pee
strugglink but still alive. Roy Reese then beat out an i
Campanella's second series homer grounder to Kucks and S
into the leftfield stands narrowed then drove high and hard ov
the gap to one run and Gil Hodges' right field wall to give Brc
blast over the rightfield score- a commanding 7-3 edge.
board, following Carl Furillo's
broken bat infield single, gave the
home club a lead it never sur- Duke's Day
Hodges and Campanella each NEW YORK ab r h
weighed in with three hits off the Noren, cf ............. 5 0 1
assortment of Yank pitching, but McDougald, 3b....... 5 1 1
the man of the hour in the late Mantle, rf ........... 5 0 1
innings was Snider. Berra, c.............. 3 0 1
Collins, lb ...........220
Although the Duke let a fly ball Howard, If ........... 3 1 1
sail over his head for a double by Martin, 2b ........... 4 1 2
Martin in the sxth, allowing El- Rizzuto, ss ......... 3 0 1
ston Howard to score from first, Kucks, p............02 0 0
he was all over the lot. Soon he a E. Robinson......... 1 0 1
dug far to his left to snag Irv b Carroll............ o 0 o
Noren's bid for an extra-baser and R. Coleman, p........0 0 0
then he took Gil McDougald's loft Morgan, p............ o o
c Sokwron ........... 10 0
to end the inning and the last sturdivant, p ........ 0 o
Yank threat. Totals ..............34 5 9
History Repeats BROOKLYN ab r h
Twice before the Dodgers have Gilliam, 2b............4 1 2
fought back to tie a series after Snider, of.............4 1 1
losing the first two. In 1947 they Campanelia, a ....... 5 2 3
finally lost out in seven games and Furio, rf............ 5 1 2
Hodges, lb.......4
in 1953 in six. The Yanks, as us- J. Robinson, 3b........4 0 0
ual, were the opposition. Amoros, If ...........3 1 1
The Yanks started out as though Erskine, p ...........1 0 0
Besse_____ .nt. n-----10 0


(Continued from Page 1)
way in the third quarter, Morrall
attempted to punt when hiis team
couldn't get going deep in his own
He got off a good kick but an
offside penalty nullified the play
and he had to kick over. Wolver-
ine right tackle John Morrow
blocked his second attempt and
Michigan had the ball on the
Spartan 21. From there, short
ground gains moved the ball over
the goal-line and Kramer con-
verted to make the score 14-7.
The rest of the game moved
swiftly with neither team creating
any scoring threats.
Sellout Crowd
Most of the 97,239 fans, a sell-
out crowd, who saw the game were
disappointed in not being able to
see some spectacular pass-catch-
ing by Kramer. But it seemed as
if there weren't many opportuni-
ties to get the ball to him. MVost
of the afternoon, Michigan was in
its own territory and all it could
do was to get out on the ground,
without giving Michigan State a
chance to get at the ball.
As Coach Bennie Oosterbaan
commented after the game, "We

didn't have the ball enough and'
when we did, we weren't in a
position to pass."
It was a good show of strength
for the Spartans who surprised
many fans with their straight
power plays through the Wolver-
ine line. They punctured the
guards and tackles at will and
relied on the speed of Peaks and
sophomore halfback Walt Kow-
alczyk to carry the pigskin through
the holes. Kowalczyk proved he
could run with the best of them,
picking up 27 yards on the ground.
Pass Defense Alert
The Michigan pass defense was
alert as usual, picking off three
of the seven forward passes thrown
by the Green and White and re-
turning them for a total of 52
Injuries plagued the Wolver-
ines yesterday as Baldacci left the
game with an ankle injury, quar-
terback Jim Van Pelt retired with
a sore back, tackle Bill Kolesar
was helped off the field with a
knee injury, and Captain G, Ed-
gar Meads left late in the game
with a head injury. The serious-
ness of these injuries won't be
known until early next week.







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