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. DECEMBER 19, 1957


cers Bow to Denver in Overtime, 3-2Nrk

Bruce Bennett
Burdette's World Series Mastery
Highlights Sports' 1957 Thrills
- .-. .. r
THE ASSIGNMENT said, "Pick out the top stories of the year on
the national scene and do a wrap up for Thursday morning." Yes,
it's that time of year again - time to look back and review a few
of the many thrilling moments that comprised the year 1957, sports-
I checked back in the files and plied my memory . . . There was
a chilly Sunday afternoon in New York last January when the foot-
ball Giants literally ran the Chicago Bears out of town in annexing
the National Football League title. Then came summer, and little
Angel Macias, an ambidextrous 12-year-old from Mexico City, pitched
his team to the Little League world championship at Williamsport, Pa.
The fall season was ushered in with a bang when Buddy Parker
quit as head coach of the Detroit Lions at a banquet honoring him
and his team. Yes, 1957 was full of sports thrills and these are only
a few of them. But as for the top ones, well, here are my choices.
OCTOBER 10, NEW YORK CITY - On this day Lew Burdette
etched his name among pitching immortals and wrested the world
championship of baseball title from the New York Yankees besides,
as he masterfully shut them out, 5-0, to give the Milwaukee Braves
the seventh and deciding game of the World Series.
It was Burdette's third victory in the series and second shut-out,
a feat equalled only once in series history, by Christy Mathewson in
1905. His performance is even more incredible in that the Yankees,
slugging demons all year, were unable to score a run upon him after
the third inning of the second game, his first pitching assignment
of the series.
Lew won that one, 4-2, and then bested the Yankees, 1-0, in the
fifth game. His string of scoreless innings stands at 24.
The Yankees threatened to crack the game wide open in the
ninth, putting runners on first and second with two out. Then Bill 1
Skowron lashed a ground ball toward left field. The Braves' 'Eddie 1
Mathews swooped down on the sphere, grabbed it, and took a hop,'
skip, and a jump to third base for the force out. It was all over! 1
NOVEMBER 16, NORMAN, OKLA. - Inspired Notre Dame, beaten
on two previous Saturday's, cracked a college football legend when
it crushed Oklahoma, 7-0, to snap the Sooners 47-game winningi
A touchdown in the last four minutes provided the only differ-j
ence between these two football Goliaths. The Irish scored after a1
grind and polish ground game had carried them from their own 20f
featuring brilliant up-the-middle running by fullback Nick Pietro-z
MARCH 23, KANSAS CITY, MO. -- Center Joe Quigg tossed in twot
free throws with only six seconds showing on the clock in the
third overtime period to give North Carolina its first national bas-R
ketball championship, 54-53, over Kansas. f
The Tarheels "Wilted the Stilt," in the process, limiting the fab-
ulous Wilt Chamberlain, 7' Jayhawk star, to 23 points. Lennie Rosen-
bluth, meshed 20 points for the winners, but fouled out in the last two
minutes of regulation time. But his mates carried on in his place for
their greatest victory of the year - their 32nd straight.
OCTOBER 7, BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Dodgers President Walter O'Mal-
ley announced that his National League franchise will operate in
Los Angeles next season, thus leaving New York without a repre-
sentative for the first time in its 82-year history of the circuit.
Earlier, the New York Giants switched to San Francisco. O'Mal-
ley listed New York's inability to locate a suitable area for a ball
park as the chief reason for the switch. O'Malley said Los Angeles
plans to build a civic stadium in the central Chavez 1avine area.
SEPlTMBER 7, FOREST HILLS, N.Y.-Miss Althea Gibson realized
a seven-year dream as she defeated Louise Brough, 6-2, 6-3 to
win the U. 8, Women's Singles title.
JThe angular Negro girl became the first of -her race ever to win
a major tennis championship in this country and thus completed an
important tennis "double," following a victory earlier in the summer
at Wimbledon.c

NO GOAL-Michigan wingman Ed Switzer (17) has Just sup-
posedly put in the winnin goal with five seconds remaining in
the game. However, the referee overruled the goal judge's decision
and called it no goal.
Brow Scores Tie-Breaker
As Pioneers Capture.Series

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one minute gone in the third
period, their captain, Neil Mc-
Donald, turned on his ankle, and
fell. He had to be helped from the
ice, and he seemed to be in great
At this moment the crowd went
wild and screamed for blood.
Slowly but surely, the Wolverines
improved their attack, and finally
a beautiful breakaway by Delky
Dozzi, who sped up the right
boards, taking both Denver de-
fenders with him and sent a last
minute pass to Ed Switzer coming
down the middle, who neatly
placed the puck in the nets, put'
the Wolverines ahead, 2-1.
Just 58 seconds later, Barry
Sharp, took a pass from Brown in
front of the Michigan net, and
scored his goal, which threw the
game into a deadlock.
FIRST, PERIOD: Scoring: Denver-
Colie (Brown) 5:18. Penalties: Den-
ver - Godfrey (interference) 9:56.
SECOND PERlIOD: Scoring: Michi-
gan - Hayton (Hudson) 8:42. No
THIRD PERIOD: Scoring: Michigan
-Switzer (Dozzi, White) 11:34; Den-
ver - Sharp (Collie, Brown) 12:35.
Penalties: Michigan - Unsworth (too
many men on the ice) 4:06; Michigan
Gourley (unnecessary roughness)
10:07; Denver - Dingwall (unneces-
sary roughness) 10:07.
ver-Brown (Collie, Zemrau) 1:32.

Immediately afterwards, Mc-
Donald came back into the game,
amidst shouts and cheers, to once
again assume command of Mich-
igan's powerful first line consist-
ing of himself, Switzer, and Dozzi,
He played the hero's role for a
few seconds, for with but five sec-
onds left to go in the game, he
stick-handled the puck, and out-
feinted two Pioneer defenders,
setting up Switzer who seemingly
deflected the puck into the net.
The cheers soon turned to boos,
as the referee ruled that the puck
had never crossed the red line
which lies immediately in front
of the nets, throwing the game
into a sudden death overtime.
The team didn't look the same
at the start of the .extra ten min-
utes. The Wolverines could not get
the puck out of their own terri-
tory, and at the 1:32 mark, Brown
hoisted his back handed screen
shot over the left shoulder of
Childs and into the net for the
winning goal.
Oncea gain, the surprise ap-
pearance of McDonald, midway in
the third period, spirited the team.
His control of the tough, McDon-
ald-Switzer-Dozzi line, makes that
group a tremendous scoring
The game, for the most part
was a wide open type of play,
which was marked by really good
defensive play by both teams.
Hayton, stood out not only for
the goal he scored, but also for
his fine work in defending the

Blues Win Gym Meet
totaling up all the points, the
By capturing more than half of three gymnasts following were
his team's points, Captain Ed only 75 points apart.
Gagnier led the Blue team to a Second place, was won by Al
76-46 win over the Maize yester- Stall with 1500 points. Nino Mar-
day in an intra-squad gymnastics ion followed him at 1444, while
meet at the I-M Building. Jim Hayslett was right behind
The Olympic gymnast put the Marion at 1425 for the fourth
meet out of the range of the position.
Maize by winning six out of a pos- Loken felt that the most im-
sible nine firsts. Two teammates, provement came in the free exer-
Al Stall and Ed Cole, took another cise event, in which Gagnier,
pair of firts. Jim Hayslett, Cap- Marion and Hayslett all turned
tam of the Maize, garnished its in excellent performances.
only first in the tumbling event. Clarkson Impresses Loken
Noticeable Improvement Loken was also very pleased
There was a noticeable improve- about the comeback which tram-
ment of the squad from Monday's polinist Chuck Clarkson has made
meet. Coach New Loken seemed in recent few weeks following an
quite satisfied with almost all injury.
events, but he was very discour- In the first intra-squad gym-
aged about one. nastics meet of the season, Clark-
The one which apparently needs son tried to perform a trick which
the most future attention is the was beyond his capacity and in
side horse. Almost all of the Wol- so doing landed on the bar of
verines looked slow and awkward the trampoline suffering two large
as they ran through the event. cuts on his head which required
Loken commented: "Many of over 20 stitches.
the other squads have one man Rather than stop his trampolin-
who specializes in this event, and ing or go at it less enthusiasti-
since we don't we will be at a big cally, Clarkson had kept working
disadvantage this season." at it harder and harder and has
In the all-around standings reached the point where Loken
there was a very close race for feels that he is currently better
second behind Gagnier. After than he has ever been.
In yesterday's meet, Clarkson
Put on an excellent performance
& and finished second behind Cole
S agers who is the Big Ten Champion.
Road Jinx !11 BARBERS
"Show me the way to go home." The Dascola Barbers
A theme song apropos for the near Michigan Theatre
University of Michigan basketball
team over the last five years.
In that span Coach Bill Perigo's
cagers have played a total of 50
road games. They have won only
13 times, for a meager .260 in the
percentage column.
Better at Home
In contrast during that same
period, they have won 37 of 60
home games for a respectable .616
In the last two year, and in-
cluding this season, the Wolver-
ines have amassed a 21-6 home
record and a 6-15 traveling record.
Last year they won 11 of 12 home
games, dropping only the Minne-
sota contest, 89-79. This year they
have taken their three home
All these statistics are coming
to the fore as Michigan prepares
to leave on a five game road trip,
which will pit it against Butler,
Wyoming, New Mexico,. Arizona
and Iowa before returning to Yost
Field House for a meeting with
Wisconsin, Jan. 6.
Unwritten Rules
Perigo, who by now must be
afraid to leave Ann Arbor, ex-
plains it by citing a section of
the unwritten rule book of basket-
"The home court is a terrific
advantage. The experts say it's
worth ten points.
"Playing in an unfamiliar field- I
house on an unfamiliar floor is ADM1
one of the biggest problems. But
there's also a psychological dis-
advantage, an unfriendly audience
takes some of the confidence away
from a player."
Poor Condition
Turning to the preparations for
this year's road trip, he voiced his _

oft-heard lament of the past two
"We haven't met stiff opposi-
tion since the Pittsburgh game.
My starters haven't had a chance
to play a full game since then. I L
don't know if any of them can
go a full 40 minutes without rest.
The implication is obvious: the
five-game trip could make or. break
the Wolverine's season.


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Macy-Seixas Duo
May, Face A ustralta

MELBOURNE M)-There were
growing indications yesterday that
the United States would throw a'
two-man team of Vic Seixas and
Michigan's Barry MacKay against
the Australians in the Davis Cup
challenge round next week giving
them the ironman role of both
singles and doubles.
"I have made up my mind on
the doubles team," Captain Bill
Talbert said, "but I would prefer
not to reveal my choice at the
moment. I' don't want the boys, to
relax their training efforts."
As far as Talbert would go in
disclosing his hand was to say
that MacKay, the 6-4 Davis Cup
freshman from Dayton, Ohio,
continues to occupy a "key role"
in his challenge round plans.
Evy to Aggies?
DUBUQUE, Iowa-The Dubuque

Telegraph-Herald yesterday quot-
ed the president of Texas A&M as
saying Iowa coach Forest Eva-
shevski was being considered forI
the head football coaching job
Devine To Coach Tigers
COLUMBIA, Mo.-The Univer-
sity of Missouri yesterday named
as its new head football coach
Daniel J. Devine, the 33-year-old
mentor who led his Arizona State
Sun Devils to an undefeated sea-
Piston's Eckman Resigns
DETROIT - Charley Eckman
resigned yesterday as head coach
of the Detroit Pistons pro basket-
ball team. The club had won only
nine of 25 games so far this sea-








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