4 TRUU§DAY MAY 16,1957
THE MICHIGAN DAILY,
' THURSDAY, MAY 16,1957 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE THREE
This morning on
.by steve heilpern
Ba iting Pra ctice
Wolverine Diamond Squad Trains
For 'Make-or-Break' Weekend Tests
Assignment: Say Good-By
ASSIGNMENT: say good-by in about a thousand words. And not
in front of a women's dorm on Saturday night.
Tradition. says that each retiring senior editor should write a
farewell column. Getting things off your chest, you might say. Not
a bad assignment; most people, have to pay their psychiatrists for
getting things off their chest;
I'll begin with .a statement that would never help me get elected
to SGC. You Michigan fans are hard to please. On one hand you cry
for de-emphasis, on the othex, you cry for train rides to California.
Very often it's the same guy crying for both things. No wonder they
call this place the Water Wonderland.
Without getting into the many arguments for and against big-
time collegiate athletics - this would take approximately two tons
of costly Canadian newsprint - I'd like to give a few of my impres-
sions on the subject.
The Guy Across The Street . .
START- OFF with the American kid, aged 10. Somebody buys him a
ball and a bat and he tries to figure out which hits which. Even-
tually he gets the idea. He can play now, but not as good as the guy
across the street. So he tries to play better. It's only natural. Every-
body in this country tries to do something better than the next guy,
whether it be playing baseball, taking a test, or building the proverb-
That's it. It's called competition, and whether you like it or not,
it's gonna be around for quite a while. Not just in sports; but in auto-
mobile manufacturing, dress designing, salmon canning. Everything.
Maybe it's good, maybe it isn't.: I'm not going to argue the point.
~Here's one thing I will say: collegiate sports gets big only because
it follows the formula used by all walks, of life in this country. The
formula is competition. Don't blame sports. If you want to blame
something, start higher up.
Sometimes things get out of hand. That's an understatement. Kids
make money for playing on college teams. Or they get paid $10 for
turning o f the gymnasium lights after a basketball game. Or they
get a diploma because of their high average - in batting. These
things 'hapen all' the time. I've seen them happen. But I've also
seeni star athletes scrub pots in a 'fraternity house kitchen, just so
they can get a decent education.
i'd like to see. college sports cleaned up, but I'd also like to see
It emphasized. You're crazy, you'll tell me, it can't be done. I think
It can be done. It can be accomplished by enforcing a strict, uniform
:code on every college in the nation.'Every conference, every school
would have to accept and enforce this code for it to be effective.
rut INo Impossible..
HOW CAN HARVARD and Oklahoma be expected to abide by the-
same code? Good question. The code will have to overcome many
obstaclesi before It is accepted. Difficult? -Yes. Impossible? No, at
4east not if a reasonably coordinated effort Is made by the many col-
leges and conferences in the country. There will have to be comprom-
ise, which, our European friends tell us, we Americans are noted for.
This nationwide code would recognize that,the emphasis of col-
legiate sports, is a natural phenomenon, but that these sports must
be strictly regulated. Strangely enough, the Big Ten, long a whipping
boy for the frequent misbehavior of collegiate athletics,- has been mak-
ing great strides In this direction.
The Western Conference, while not as pure-minded as the Ivy
League, has been far nore truthful, far more practical in recent years.
Nevertheless, the Big Ten' suffers from lack of uniformity among its
members, and most of its planning is' still in the talking stage.
Michigan has been doing a pretty good job of encouraging sports,
and regulating them effectively at the same time. "Pretty good"
means that there's still some work to be done in the area immediately
south-east of State Street ...
:. . and that's about it . . . which, in newspaper jargon, means 30.
'Get in Shape To Play,'
Doctor Tells Kluszewski
CINCINNATI (M "-- Ted Klus-
zewski, Cincinnati Redlegs'' big run the annual Penn Relays, Ath-
first baseman, was told yesterday letic Director Jeiry Ford an-
to make like a "burleycue dancer" Richard Morcom, present fresh-
to rid himself of his miseries.
He was released from Lahey man mentor, will succeed Doherty
Clinic in Boston and told by Dr. as head track coach, effective July
James L. Poppen to forget about 'o .
Ford said that Doherty re-
an operation at this time for a quested the change to free his
slipped disc, and to "get in shape time for more intensive planning
and play ball." of the relays. He will continue in
Dr. Poppen said in releasing track as an associate of Morcom's.
Kluszewski that he thought cer- Doherty came to Penn in 1948
tain exercises would help, but did from Michigan where his teams
not close the door to an eventual h won 11 of a possible 18 Big
Ten track championsips in nine
The. all-time home-run king of years. Doherty's son Lynn is pres-
T ently Michigan's freshman track
the Redlegs, who currently is coach.
fighting for the National League
lead, will not get back .into the
4 lineup, however, before June 10. Distinctive Hairstyling
He was placed on the disabled list for those who care! !
May 11, and must remain out of
the lineup for 30 days. We specialize in:
Doherty Quits ! COLLEGIATE
PHILADELPHIA (P) - Dr. Ken 11 Barbers - No waiting
Doherty has resigned as head The Dascola Barbers
track coach at the University of Near Michigan Theatre
Pennsylvania, but will remain to _____________
FISHER PRESCRIBES REMEDY-Baseball Coach Ray Fisher is
working toward some degree of perfection and is putting his team
through some heavy batting practice in order to be fully prepared
for this weekend's crucial series with Minnesota and the league-
leading Iowa Hawkeyes.
LCA. Defeats SAM, 24
By FRED KATZ
If practice doesn't lead to some
degree of perfection, then Coach
Ray Fisher will be sorely disap-
pointed in this weekend's diamond
activity, as Michigan plays host
to both Minnesota and Iowa.
' Fisher has prescribed the only
remedy known for a hitting slump
-plenty of batting practice-and
the-Wolverines have been getting
as much as possible in the brief
time which they have to prepare
for the "make-or-break" series.
Yesterday the entire first team
faced the offerings of every
available hurler on the squad in
an effort to regain their collec-
tively sharp eye which carried
them to victory in five of their
first six conference tilts before
disaster struck at Illinois last
Brings in Freshmen
Today Fisher is bringing in his
top freshman pitchers, upon
whom much will depend next year,
so that his hitters will be in full
preparedness when they face the
Western Conference's leading
moundsman, Don Dobrino, Satur-
The Iowa Iron Man is slated to
start tomorrow for the Hawkeyes
against Michigan State, but in all
probability will appear on the hill
at Ferry Field, also.
Dobrino possesses four victories
against Big Ten opposition, in-
cluding a five-hit, ten-strikeout
performance against Minnesota
which he won, 3-2.
In regard to the caliber of this
weekend's opponents, Fisher says,
"They're better than what we've
been playing," making it no secret
that he wasn't very impressed
with the Illinois ball club.
"This Klaus (Bobby Klaus, Il-
lini shortstop) is a fine fielder
with plenty of speed, but he has
poor form at the plate," Fisher
stated. Klaus had been leading Il-
linois' batting attack up to last
Hitting Prevents Win
"Our pitching was good enough
to win most ball games, but the
hitting prevented this," lamented
the sage of Michigan baseball.
No lineup changes are contem-
plated by' Fisher, who plans to
pitch Jim Clark tomorrow and
John Herrnstein and Glenn Gir-
ardin in the doubleheader Satur-
day. Bruce Fox and Don Poloskey
will most likely be used in relief.
Gene Snider, still troubled by
a sore arm, will share the catching
chores with Jim Dickey,
Notre Dame 6, Northwestern 2
Bill Burd tiand Fred Gordon
clashed in a tremendous pitching
duel yesterday in the I-M social
fraternity "A" softball league,
with Burd and his Lambda Chi Al-
pha teammates gaining the nod
over Sigma Alpha Mu, 2-1.
The victory put the Lambda
chi's in the first-place champion-
ship semi-finals against Delta
Kerry Johnson of the winners
broke up the scoreless contest in
the fourth inning with a home
run, after. Gerry Merritt had
singled. Those were two of the
three hits allowed by Gordon, and
they proved disastrous.
The Sammies got their lone hit
and run in the final inning when
Tom Pliner walked and was
brought home on a single by Art
Friedman coupled with a two-base
Theta Chi Wins
In another thrilling contest,
ThetaChi came from behind to
nose -out the Triangles, 6-5. Trail
ing 5-4 going into the sixth and
final stanza, Theta Chi scored the
winning margin on a walk, an er-
ror and a single. Bucky Tyus
picked up the three-hit victory.
In other "A" playoff games, Phi
Sigma Delta swept past Delta
Chi, 7-2, while Zeta Beta Tau and
Alpha Epsilon Pi were engaged in
a slugging contest. After the
smoke cleared, ZBT was declared
the winner by an 18-11 count. Phi
Kappa Tau also displayed its pow-
er, clobbering Trigon, 11-4.
Psi Upsilon had an easy time of
it, winning on a forfeit from Phi
In the professional fraternity
league, Phi Alpha Delta and Al-
pha Chi Sigma produced a score,
reminiscent of football, 21-7, with
the former coming out on top.
Major League Standings
W L Pct. G8
Chicago 15 7 .682 -
New York 15 8 .652 /2
Cleveland 11 9 .609 1ik
Roston 14 12 .538 3 t
Detroit 12 14. .462 5
Kansas City 12 14 .462 5
Baltimore 9 14 .391 6Y2
Washington 7 20 .259 10 'j
Cleveland 11, Baltimore' 8
New York 3, Kansas City 0
Boston' 11, Detroit 8
Chicago 5, Washington 0
Kansas City at New York .(N)
Detroit at Boston
Cleveland at Baltimore (N)
Chicago at Washington (N)
W L Pet. GB
Milwaukee 17 8 .680 -
Cincinnati 17 8 .680 -
Brooklyn 14 10 .583 2
Philadelphia 1411 .560 3
St. Louis 12 12 .500 4%
New York 11 15 .423 6Y
Chicago 7 17 .292 9%
Pittsburgh 7 18 .280 10
Pittsburgh at Chicago-Cold
Brooklyn 3, Milwaukee 2
Cincinnati 7, Philadefphia 2
St. Louis 6, New York 5
Philadelphia at St. Louis (N)
Brooklyn at Chicago
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (N)
New York at Cincinnati (N)
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