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May 08, 1957 - Image 5

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. {Bruce Bennett
Three Factors Make Difference
On Michigan's Baseball Team
It is much too early in the Big Ten baseball scramble to pick
a winner, but it looks as if the race has narrowed down to four
teams--defending titlist Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio State.
To pick the team from this group that will be perched atop the
' Conference standings on the night of May 25 is like attempting to
determine a major league pennant winner in June. All clubs have nine
games remaining out of a 15-game slate.
But when Ray Fisher says, "I wouldn't trade my hitters for any
other team in the Conference," it's time to sit up and take notice of
the Michigan nine. The team is currently leading Minnesota in the
Big Ten parade by one-half game with a 5-1 mark. Fisher cautiously
adds, "I haven't seen this Minnesota team, but I think we're as good
as they are, except maybe for pitchin'. If I had some pitchin', we'd
give 'em all a battle."
Strong at Key Positions .
a Despite his pitching woes, the Michigan coach has developed
an exciting team. It seems to me that three factors have made a
difference this season: the big bat of center fielder-pitcher John
Herrnstein, the fine play, both at bat and in the field, of second
baseman Ken Tippery and shortstop Steve Boros, and the blossoming
of Jim Dickey as a top-notch catcher.
Herrnstein's hitting of recent weeks has been nothing short of
spectacular. After a slow start on the spring trip, he literally tore the
cover off the ball in the opening weekend of Big Ten play, getting
eight hits, including two towering homers. Last week he was limited
x to one hit, another home run, but was hitting the ball much better.
The play of Tippery and Boros has not been as surprising, but
not any less exciting. Tippery, a second team All-Conference selection
last season when he hit .379, is having another fine season with the
stick, hitting a cool .500 at the moment
Boros Keeping in Step . . .
Boros has been equally spectacular as his second base partner. He's
hitting .360, has two home runs and ten runs batted in. The play of
this pair has attracted major league scouts from far and wide. Both
are considered fine prospects.
Dickey's chance came as many do in baseball - when misfortune
strikes the regular player at a position. In pre-season size ups, veteran
Gene Snider was generally conceded the first string catcher's berth.
But Snider has been forced to miss several games and Dickey has
. performed admirably in his place.
His strong arm handling of pitchers and timely hitting have
impressed Fisher, who says, "We're fortunate to have a fellow like him
4 around. He's as fine a catcher as there is in our league."
Baseball experts usually judge a team by its strength "up the
t middle,"-catching, pitching, second base-shortstop and center field.
This leaves only the Wolverines pitching to be considered-and this
seems to be the weak link, if there is one, in the Michigan setup. Glen
dirardin has been the most effective hurler, but he was cuffed hard
by Northwestern. Don Poloskey, Jim Clark and Dean Finkbeiner have
run hot and cold. Herrnstein has been effective in the early innings,
but fades late in the game.
Coach Still Searching .
So Fisher is still experimenting-trying to find a pitcher that he
can rely on. Tomorrow he will start left hander Bob Sealby against
Notre Dame. Sealby, last year's regular first baseman, has had a
tough time making the switch to the mound this year and has been
used sparingly. Control has been his big problem. But he has good
stuff and Fisher will give him a long look against the Irish.
Another possibility for help is Bruce Fox, 'the outfielder, who
turned in several fine performances last year. Fox has been troubled
by a back ailment, but his mound appearances in practice sessions
z lately have been encouraging and he may be ready to help. before long.
The coming weekend action looms as extremely important for the
Wolverines. Following the Notre Dame encounter, they meet Purdue
at Lafayette on Friday and then move on to Illinois for a twin bill
Saturday. Michigan victories this weekend will set the stage for a big
baseball weekend in Ann Arbor the following week-Minnesota for a
single game on Friday and a double-header with Iowa on Saturday.

-Daily-Ed Graff
HONORED AT LAST NIGHT'S BANQUET-(1. to r. front row) Ed
Gagnier, Mark Jaffe, Bob Sealby, Nick Wiese and Bob Armstrong;
(1. to r. middle row) Jim Orwig, Ken Tippery, Mike Rodriguez,
Wally Maxwell,. Mrs. Fielding H. Yost, Bob Pitts, John Narey,
Mary Nyren and Dick Potter; (I. to r. back row) Steve Boros,
Wayne Warren, Laird Sloan, Ron Kramer, Barry MacKay, Steve
Uzelac, Dave Owen, Jim Van Pelt and Terry Barr. Missing from
the picture are Tom Maentz and Bruce Fox.
Yost Honor Awards Given

LCA Beats
Zeta Psi
In 1-M Play
In I-M softball action at Ferry
Field yesterday, Lambda Chi Alpha
whipped Zeta Psi, 15-0.
Bill Burd of Lambda Chi put on
a great pitching exhibition. In
four innings he fanned 10 batters.
LeMire Scores
To help Burd's cause, Fran Le-
Mire scored four times, and Bob
Metzger had a single, double, and
a triple.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon beat Theta
Chi, 10-1. Ron Gregg pitched and
homered for SAE. Gregg's home
run came in the fifth inning when
SAE scored seven times. Morton
Sogaard scored Theta Chi's only
In a game between Acacia and
Pi Lambda Phi the score was 14-13
in favor of Acacia, but the game
will be protested.
Pi Lambda Phi protested a deci-
sion by the umpire that a pitched
ball is dead when it hits the plate
and no runner can score when the
ball gets by the catcher.
Theta Delta Chi Blanked
In other games Sigma Chi won
over Theta Delta Chi, 10-0. Trigon
beat Phi Sigma Delta, 12-2, Phi
Kappa Tau stopped Delta Chi, 15-
8, and Zeta Beta Tau forfeited to
Tau Kappa Epsilon.
In a "B" softball game, Phi Delta
Theta topped Kappa Sigma 15-10.
Bill McKeachie pitched and
homered for Psych as they beat
Chem 18-0.
In a final game WRRC beat En-
gineering 17-9.

Barry MacKay, Michigan's star
first singles tennis player yesterday
turned down a bid to participate
in two United States Davis Cup
Matches later this month.
In a telephone conversation with
Bill Talbert, Captain of the U. S.
Davis Cup Team, the Big Ten
Singles Champion declined to go
to the Caribbean and play against
the British West Indies and Vene-
Prefers Education
In explaining this decision, Mac-
Kay, a graduating senior, com-
mented that the two week trip

-Daily-Charles Curtiss
. . . rejects offer

MacKay Turns Down Offer
To Play Davis Cup Matches

Senators Oust Dressen;
Yank Hit Injures Score

would "hurt his marks and also
would defeat the purpose he want-
ed to achieve when he decided to
come to Michigan, that of getting
a good education."
MacKay also mentioned that he
felt he should stick with the team
in his final year. Had he attended
To Speak
Sid Abel, former captain of
the Detroit Red Wings, will ap-
pear Thursday, May 16, at 6:00
p.m. in the Taylor House Din-
ing Room, South Quadrangle to
show film highlights of the 1957
Red Wing Stanley Cup Playoff
games. A round-table discussion
will follow.
the Davis Cup Matches he would
have been absent from three of the
squad's upcoming Big Ten
Future Tournaments
Commenting about future tour-
naments during the school year,
MacKay said that he would play
with the team through the Big Ten
season and would also play in the
NCAA tennis Finals at Salt Lake
City in the middle of June.
Wisconsin 14, Notre Dane S
Michigan State 8, Wayne State 0
Butler 6, Purdue 4

Last night at the Michigan
Union, Fielding H. Yost Honor
Awards were presented to 24 out-
standing junior and senior athletes
at the annual Yost Honor Award
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea, pre-
siding at the banquet, stated that
last night's gathering had a two-
fold purpose "to honor 24 young
men and to pay tribute to "Hurry
Up" Yost, a great coach and a
great man.'
Owen Gives Response
The presentation of awards was
made by Prof. Arthur E. R. Boak
and secretary of the University
Herbert G. Watkins. Dave Owen,
Capt. of the track team,apresented
the response for the recipients.
Among the 24 award winners,
seven were also honored last year
- Robert Armstrong, Bruce Fox,
Mark Jaffe, James Orwig, Mike
Rodriguez, Steven Uzelac and
Wayne Warren.

Mrs. Fielding H. Yost was pre-
sent to congratulate the winners.
Started in 1940
The . Yost Award became a
reality in Nov., 1940, when the
Board of Regents accepted the
plan submitted by the committee
in charge of the testimonial dinner
commemorating Yost's 40th year
of service to the University. The
committee designed the award to
encourage high scholarship and
good citizenship among the under-
graduate students at Michigan and
"to recognize the many years of
faithful service rendered by Field-
ing H. Yost."
A committee of five selects
"junior and senior students who
were outstanding for their moral
character and good fellowship,
scholastic ability, intellect'rnl ca-
pacity and achievement, physical
ability and vigor, and who showed
real capacity and promise of lead-
ership and success."


By The Associated Press
Score was carried from the field
On the American League base-J on a stretcher, bleeding profusely
ball scene yesterday Chuck Dres- from the nose and mouth. He was
sen was fired as manager of last- taken immediately to Lakeside
place Washington and Cleveland's Hospital. He never once lost con-
ace pitcher, Herb Score, suffered siusness.
an injury to his right eye. sciousnessr
Wasinto'sPrsien Cavi Dr. Don Kelly, Tribe physician,
Washington's President Calvin said it would be several days be-
Griffith traveled to Detroit yester- fore he could determine whether
day to announce the dismissal of any permanent damage was done
Dressen just before the Washing- to the eye. Dr. Charles Thomas,
ton-Detroit game. At the same an eye specialist, was called in.

time !Griffith appointed Cookie
Lavagetto to be the new field-
manager of the team.
Score was hit in the right eye
during the first inning of last
night's Yankee-Cleveland game by
a line drive off Gil McDougald's


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Cincinnati 9, Brooklyn 2
Philadelphia 8, Milwaukee 4
New York 8, St. Louis 5
Chicago 10, Pittsburgh 8 (14 innings)
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Chicago at Pittsburgh (N)
St. Louis at New York (N)

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Detroit 5, Washington 3
Cleveland 2, New York 1
Boston 4, Chicago 3
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