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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Michigan Hitters
Teaid hv Brown

The End By STEVE ROGERS
DUATION comes once a year. This is where the great difference Third baseman Dave Brown led
side from cash in the palm-between collegiate and semi-pro- Michigan's baseball team in bat-
al or professional athletics lies, since in the latter ranks an ting this spring, compiling a .397
competes as long as he is good enough. However, in college he average in 24 games.
t three seasons of elegibility, to be used in any way seen fit. Catcher Jim Dickey finishedc
second with a .343 mark, and was
ius, a coach can't build up a great outfit, and expectit to last the team's leading slugger, driv-
if a dozen years-he must always be both a builder and a pol- ing in 24 runs.I
He will have boys of all levels-newcomers, reserves, lettermen Brown, a s o p h o m o r e from
o-year veterans-and must be able to help them all at the same Battle Creek, might have raisedI
rhe mark of a good college coach is that he can first build up the his average above the highly cov-
ary machine of recruiting, molding and polishing athletes, and eted .400 point had he not been]
ave the stamina to keep it operating for an indefinite number sidelined by a shoulder separa-
. tion near the end of the season.
he simple fact;that Michigan coaches have lived up to the The injury forced the husky
e, sndmplectuathlete, who also doubles as a
ige, and have turned out top athletes i all sports with regu- football quarterback, to sit out!
larity brings with it a built-in un- three of the Wolverines last six]
pleasantry. Every Michigan coach Big Ten games.
will bid farewell to some top per-
formrs wen une 4 gaduaion Nevertheless, Brown went to the
exercises come-those thatuhave plate 68 times and garnered 271
led the Michigan athletic teams hits, giving him his team-leading
gainst the field this past year average.
wilave the colegite sen for Dickey, who was the Big Ten's
leading hitter in 1957, started the
: eT pick out the top athletes of 1958 season in like fashion and
the class of 1958 would be diffi- gave every indication that he
cult. It is again a tribute to Mich- planned to repeat his league-
igan coaching that there are out- leading performance of the pre-
standing competitors graduating vious year.
in every sport. The parade is fit- A mid-season slump killed any
tingly led by Michigan's only All-
American (excluding a number ofLea
sophomore and junior swimmers). ovell am ed
JIM PACE Many have called Jim Pace the
.. All-American most exciting Wolverine ball car- olf
rier since Bob Chappius. I would Captain
*e to say that he is even more exciting, due to the fact that many
most monumental plays were in a losing cause, and executed One more spring team captain
individually. Of course, many other gridders of '58 deserve men- for the 1959 season was chosen.
principals being Ji Van Pelt, Jerry Goebel, Jim Orwig, Larry yesterday, while the fourth re-
andMar Nyen-ut pac dos .otenable me to name all of mains until tomorrow to be de-
hine MhareNyrn-utispcedos.otcided.
tiletes who are graduating. Ray Lovell, number one man on
t the winter sports there will also be a need for rebuilding. The the golf team this past sprhig,
imnants--in the person of spirited captain Neil McDonald and and a two letterman on the links
rts Ed Switzer and Don MacIntosh-of the Wolverine champion- squad, was chosen by his tea n .
ockey teams will leave, and new coach Al Renfrew will face the mates last evening. He succeeds
fable task of molding a new giant. Bill Perigo's cage squad will graduating Stan Kwasiborski as
as hard hit, although it will lose top scorer and captain Pete team leader.
on, and the two "sixth" men, Randy Tarrier and Billy Wright, oach Bert Khat letters will go to
ave provided great bench strength when not assuming start- the six men who competed in the
oles for the past three majority of the dual meets this
SKeen is another 'M' men- spring, and who played at Colum-
h Kil be epedi n g r' entlybus in the Big Ten Meet. They are
io will be depending greatly in addition to Loveli and Kwasi-
,comers next year, since the : borski, Pat Keefe, Dick Bither,
f captain Max Pearson and Larry Leach and Chuck Blackett.
I Jack Marchello leaves him The one captain that has not
ittle scoring potential in the yet been elected is that for next
rets. In the track field, both year's track team. The baseball
and outdoor, coach Don squad elected Ralph Hutchings
In w le dependin gone wt{. over the weekend, and the tennis
intefrMo i ra team selected Jot Erickson n
nan squad. However he willMndy
the solid performances of ________________
Keilstrup, Don Matheson,
f course Brendan O'Reillyh-
rovided splendid leadership n ,
tain, and will always be re-
ered for breaking his coach's ED GAGNIER
igh jump record of 6' /4". ... "most valuable"p..y AM 1.
ne Lose Just One
'T LOKEN, Michigan's genial gymnastics coach didn't have too
uch to smile about this year as his squad was continually K-
ed with injuries. Now that the end of the year has rolled around
will lose the greatest gymnast in Michigan's history. Ed Gag-
vho went through two years of competition scoring over half his
points in each meet, is without a doubt the "most valuable"
athlete in Wolverine sports annals. The fateful injury that kept
ut of the Big Ten and NCAA meets and his classic rivalry with
s' great Abie Grossfeld is without a doubt the biggest mis-
e in many years.
esides Loken, there are two other coaches who will lose just one
an by graduation. Surrounded by talent, Gus Stager can hardly
[ to complain about losing his swimming captain Don Adamski f
tasn't able to compete in the Big Ten and NCAA title drives due
to academic troubles. Bill Murphy,
who will always look back to his
great team of a year ago, will lose
captain John Harris-who' as a
member of the "best" in 'Mv' net
} 4F"history won two Big Ten singles v
titles.>'
The last two spring sports, golf
and baseball, also have minimal
<'r losses, and will be depending on
younger men in the future. Bert a
e Katzeameyer will bid farewell to

captain Stan Kwasiborski and
Dick Bither, while the baseball
squad loases Ernie Myers, Bob Seal-
by and Dean Finkbeiner besides
McDonald. Baseball's greater loss-
es occurred last summer when
Steve Boros signed with the De-
troit Tigers and earlier this spring1
RAY FISHER when Gene Snider lost his elegi-
long tradition bility.
actually, the M nine's biggest misfortune comes in the coaching
After 38 years of service-used with the utmost efficiency to
ce champions both in the form of teams and individuals-Ray
r will leave Michigan. These 38 years will seem short when Cotton S
ared to the long rememberance that will follow him.
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hopes he had of winning the Big
Ten batting crown, and dropped
his all-game average to .343.
Sophomore Bill Roman was the
only other regular to reach the
charmed .300 mark. The strapping
first baseman socked 37 hits and
finished the season with a .333
mark.
Pitching, as retiring coach Ray
Fisher predicted prior to the start
of the season, primarily caused
Michigan's disappointing sixth
place finish in the Big Ten stand-
ings.
Bradshaw, Jernigan Lead
Jim Bradshaw and Ron Jerni-
gan were the Wolverine's leading,
hurlers, on the basis of won-lost
marks, each finishing the season
with 2-0 records. None of the vic-
tories, however, were gained in
Conference games,
John Herrnstein, Nick Liakonis
and Al Koch carried the pitching
load in Big Ten play, although
Bob Stabrylla looked the most im-
pressive in League contests.
Season Statistics
FINAL BATTING AVERAGES
AB R H RBI AVG.

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Fead
Brown
Dickey
McDonald
Weemhoff
Roman
Mogk
Stabrylla
Hutchings
Herrnstein
Kucher
Sealby
Jernigan.
Myers-
Struczewski
Liakonis
Conybeare
Finkbeiner
Koch
MacPhee
Bradshaw
DenHouter
Hearin
Rinckey

68 17 27
105 20 36
15 2 5
3 2 1
113 15 37
23 3 7
10 3 3
98 16 29
101 18 29
114 19 32
79 14 20,
113 27 26
19 0 4
16 3 3
7 11
7 0 1
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0

o 1.000
9 .397
24 .343
5 .333
0 .333
20 .327
2 .304
1 .300.
12 .296
19 .287
13 .281
18 # .253
0 .250
16 .230
0 .211
2 .188
0 .166
0 .143
1 .143
0 .000
0 .000
0 .000
0 .000
0 .000

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Bradshaw 6 2-0
Jernigan 6 2-0
Stabrylia 3 1-0
Koch 11 3-1
Liakonis 9 3-1
Finkbeiner 8 3-2
Herrnstein 11 4-4
Weemhoff, 4 1-1
Sealby 3 0-0
DenHouter 2 0-0
Rinckey 2 0-1
Heari 1 0-1
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