T SDAY, NOVEMBER 20,1956
THE MICIIICA.N DAILY
TUYSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1956 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE SEVEN
Grid Picks Due Tomorrow;
16-4 Mark Tops Last Week
Faine, glory and two free tickets
go to Bernie Rinella, 1437 Wash-
tenaw, last week's Grid Picks win-
Rinella, a junior in the Literary
College, won the crown with a
16-4 won-lost mark. Outguessing
the largest number of entrants
this year, Rinella also topped the
high man on the Sports Staff, who
had a 15-5 recotd.
This week's contest is now un-
derway and if you want to collect
the spoils, you had better work
Because of vacation, the Grid
Pick contest entry deadline will be
noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21. If
yc-. mail your entry in, it must
be postmarked no later than noon
of that same day.
The winner of this week's con-
test will be the recipient of two
free tickets to either the State
Theater, which will feature "You
Can't Run Away From It," or the
Michigan Theater, which will show
Entries should be mailed to
"Grid Picks," Student Publications
Building, 420 Maynard, or de-
livered to the main desk on the
second floor of The Daily.
Don't forget to include your
forecast of the Michigan-Ohio
State game score as this will be
The Varsity-Freshman bas-
ketball game will be played at
Yost Field House tonight at 8
Unique Record Set
John Unitas of the Baltimore
Colts is going to make the Nation-
al Football League record book
the hard way. He caught his own
It happened in Sunday's game
against the Detroit Lions. Unitas
threw the ball, it hit Ray Krouse,
big Lion lineman, and bounced
straight back to Unitas. He caught
it and gained a yard.
Joseph T. Labrum, assistant to
Commissioner Bert Bell, said he
thinks it is the first time a player
caught his own pass in the league.
At least, it is the first time in the
10 years he has been compiling
the record book and he told John
Steadman, publicity director for
the Colts, he is going to include
the deciding factor in case of a
Please print your name, address
and telephone number on your
Good luck !
THIS WEEK'S GAMES
1. MICHIGAN at Ohio State
2. Arkansas vs. Louisiana State
3. Baylor at SMU1
4. Duke at North Carolina
5. Illinois at Northwestern
6., Indiana at Purdue
7. Kansas State at MSU
8. Kentucky at Tennessee
9. Maryland at North Carolina3
10. Minnesota at Wisconsin
11. Nebraska at Oklahoma
12. Notre Dame at Iowa
13. Oregon at Oregon State
14. Penn St. at Pennsylvania
15. Southern California at UCLA
16. Stanford at California
17. TCU at Rice
18. Wake Forest vs. South Caro-
19. WestVirginiaat Miami
20. Yale at Harvard
CHICAGO (MP)-A new batting
title requirement rule, based on
total appearances at the plate,
yesterday was written into the
books for organized baseball.
The rule was adopted by base-
ball's playing rules committee and
supersedes the old regulation re-
quiring 400 official times at bat
to qualify for the championship.
Jim Gallagher, chairman of the
committee, said the new rule
"The individual batting cham-
pion shall be the player with the
highest batting average.
"Total appearances at the plate
shall include official times at bat,
plus bases on balls, times hit by
pitcher, sacrifice hits, sacrifice
flys, and times awarded first base
because of interference or ob-
He must be credited with as
many or more total appearances
at the plate in league games as
the number of games (154) that
each club plays, multiplied by 3.1.
pe.. BOB PTACEK
By DALE CANTOR I but might consider playing pro
tpromising spots football for a while after gradua-
in the Michigan football future istin.
a young man who came into his Ptaoek is the team's leading
own as a great player last week in passer, completing 14 out of 21
the Indiana game-Bob Ptacek. attempts for 222 yards and three
Ptacek came up to the varsity touchdowns this season. This is
as one of the most heralded backs even more amazing considering
from last year's freshman squad, that most of the time he does not
but found himself in the difficult have the advantage of throwing
position of playing behind Jim to Michigan's two All-American
However, Ptacek ran wild As a runner, he lacks the great
against Indiana, accounting for speed of Pace or Barr, but still he
104 yards in nine carries on the compiled an excellent record on
ground, and completing three out the ground. He has averaged a fine
of six passes for 47 yards. 5.1 yards per carry which places
The 208 lb., 6'1" blond sopho- him second behind Barr in aver-
more played for Holy Name High(ages.
School in Cleveland, O., both as Next year, Ptacek, with a year
a quarterback and a fullback. He of experience behind him, could
was named to the Cleveland Press emerge as one of Michigan's great
All Star squad and earned a posi-'paers.
tion on the all-scholastic team.
When he came to Michigan, he BOB PTACEK The Ice Hockey Arena will
was installed as a quarterback on . rifle armed soph be open to the general public
the freshman squad and was listedreoenytsth ralgpublicr
there during spring football drills, ball in the spring. He is an out- every Tuesday through Satur-
day, 8-10 p.m. for the general
In the annual practice game, he fielder, and was an outstanding public unless there is a hockey
was switched to tailback when in- high school player, playing center- game.
juries prevented both Terry Barr d hd-s.
and Pace from playing. His play field on the Cleveland city champ- It will be also open for chil-
was so impressive in that game, ionship squad. dren on Saturdays 10:30 a.m.
that he was permanently installed After completing college, this 12:30 p.m. and for the general
as a tailback. easy-going young man plans to go public on Sundays 3-5 p.m. ..
Baseball Prospect into a coaching career. He is en- Les Etter
Ptacek plans to go out for base- rolled in the School of Education,
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