THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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NOW SHOWING: Ruth vs. Cobb.
There is a widespread rumor in this area that baseball's two greatest
heroes, Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, may play off their proposed rubber golf
match in Detroit some time this month. Frankly, we hope so. The type of
golf each of these men pAay is very similar to the type of baseball which
made each so famous and there are few Big League fans who wouldn't like
to take another peek at these two immortals in action.
PLAYING for the benefit of the U.S.O., Ruth and Cobb held their first
match in Boston where Ty (the Georgia Peach) emerged victorious, 3
and 2. Their second match was in New York and this time it was Ruth's
victory. The Babe won 1-up on the 19th hole. After their second tilt both
were asked about playing again but both were too tired to comment. How-
ever, several groups in Detroit believe that they can get the boys to play
again and are hoping that it will be somewhere around here.
Practically every lifetime baseball record (outside of those made
by pitching) is held by either Ruth or Cobb. Here are the statistics:
Home Runs..............714 Games Played. ......3,033
Runstted I . ........2 2.0.9.. 4Times At Bat .... .. .... 11,429
Runs Batted In.........2,209 Base Hits .. .............4,191
Bases On Balls ..........1,330 Stolen Bases ..............892
Strike Outs ..............1,330 > Batting Average.... .....367
The Babe was always known as the guy who would try to kill the ball
when he got up to bat. And this, coupled with the fact that he is an ex-
tremely powerful man, accounts for his home run and strike out marks. The
Georgia Peach, one of the fastest men on any diamond, never tried to hit
them far-his object was just to get on base and then try to steal his way
around. And his record also reveals the way he played.
AS WE'VE SAID BEFORE, they play golf the same way. There are plenty
of divot diggers around Ruth home course, St. Albans, who will tell you
of the great drives Ruth made in his prime-some going as far as 375 yards.
But the Babe is cursed with the tendency to overshoot the green and even
worse, three putt. Cobb's drives are far shorter but he usually makes up for
it with amazingly accurate approaches and putts.
So we'll repeat, we'd like to see them meet again-and in Detroit.
WE WERE a little amused to see the headline "NAZIS FLAY REDS" on
page one of a metropolitan newspaper recently and the head "DODGERS
FLAY REDS TWICE", on the sports page. We hereby however discount all
rumors that the Brooklyn boys are contemplating a Hitler style "non-
We had our first chance to see the new water fountain near the League
yesterday. We think it's pretty and all tliat but frankly we were sorry to
see it. Sorry because we know that the money could have been used for
so many better purposes such as professors' salaries, scholarships, student
awards, loan funds, etc..
SOMEHOW, and we'll never be able to explain why, all of this reminds
us of the courageous (?) part which Finland is playing inthe pres-
ent war. Because the Finns have been paying their war debt and be-
cause they were attacked by Russia in 1939, this country has been very
sympathetic with them. Most Americans sort of forget that Finland is
a dictatorship run by a tyrant, Baron Mannerheim, and that freedom
.of speech, press and the right to strike is relatively foreign to them.
Recent events should have awakened a lot of us.
TOMORROW: The Dicker of Wakefield.
SPORTS ENTRY BLANK
Intramural Sports Department
All men students are eligible for competition in the following sports:
Check on the list below the sports in which you wish to participate.
No Entry Fee Required
The Intramural Sports Department will make drawings and sche-
dules, furnish equipment needed for team sports, and provide officials
for the contests \vhere necessary. Notification of opponent and time of
play will be mailed to each participant.
Major League Standings
New York .......44 26
.leveland .......42 30
Boston .........36 32
Chicago ........36 33
Detroit .........36 36
Philadelphia ... . 32 36
St. Louis ........24 41
St. Louis ........48
New York ........37
Detroit 5, Chicago 1
New York, 7-9, Boston, 2-2 (Sec-
ond game, called at end of 5th, rain.
Washington at Philadelphia, N
Cleveland at St. Louis, N
Phila. 6, Brooklyn 4 (10 in.)
Boston 6, New York 4
St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 7
Only Games Scheduled
AL All Star Team Is Chosen
CHICAGO, July 1.-(IP)-A team
fashioned largely along power lines
will represent the American League
in the ninth annual all-star major
league baseball game against the,
National leaguers next Tuesday at
Brigg's Stadium, Detroit.
The American League squad:
Pitchers: Feller, Cleveland; Lee
and Edgar Smith, Chicago; Ruffing
and Russo, New York; Hudson, Wash-
ington and Benton, Detroit.
Catchers: Dickey, New York;
Hayes, Philadelphia; Tebbetts. De-
Infielders: Gordon, New, York;
Foxx, Cronin and Doerr, Boston;
Boudreau and Keltner, Cleveland;
Appling, Chicago; Travis, Washing-
ton and York, Detroit.
Outfielders: J. Di Maggio and
Keller, New York; Dom DiMaggio
and Williams, Boston; Cullenbine,
St. Louis and Heath, Cleveland.
Joe McCarthy (left), Yankee manager, pumped the good right hand of Joe DiMaggio in the dressing room
after he hit in his 42nd consecutive game to set a new American League record. Yesterday, DiMaggio hit
in two more games (his 43rd and 44th) to tie the record set by Willie Keeler back in 1897 with the Baltimore
Orioles. Between the two Joes is Coach Fletcher.
Softball Play ersToMeet Tomorrow
Students desiring to playon any
one of the softball teams which will
be formed for intramural competi-
tion during the Summer Session were
urged yesterday by Director A. A.
James of the I-M department to at-
tend a meeting at 4:15 p.m. tomor-
row at South Ferry Field.
A second meeting for softball en-
thusiasts will be held at 4:15 p.m.
Monday, also at South Ferry Field.
Mr. James said yesterday that he
expected to form at least two leagues,
each with eight teams, and that a
regular pennant race would be con-
ducted during the Session. Some
time late in August a "Little World
Series" will be held to name the
In addition to softball, the I-M is
sponsoring competitive activity in
nine sports and non-competitive ac-
tivity in several more. The Sports
Building Pool will be the scene of
weekly tournaments and link matches
will be held on the University's own
championship golf course.
Singles and doubles competition
will be offered in tennis, hand-ball
and horseshoe pitching, and several
squash, table tennis, badminton and
codeball tourneys will be scheduled.
During the week the I-M Building
will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. al-
though all sports activities will end
at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday the Build-
ing will close at 6 p.m., a half hour
afterball sports are ended. The I-M
will be closed on Sundays and holi-
Mr. James also announced that
the swimming pool would be open
from 10:30 a.m.ito noon and from
3 to 5:30 p.m. daily.
The I-M staff will diaw up all
schedules, officiate at the various
games and matches and will supply
all equipment except that needed for
tennis, squash, badminton, horseshoe
pitching and codeball. The neces-
sary apparatus for these sports, how-
ever, will be available for rental in
the "cage" in the Sports Building.
All winners in all sports will be
awarded Intramural ribbons. The
official Intramural medals, cups,
statuettes and. plaques will be made
available to winners and runners-up
who desire them at cost price.
All recognized campus groups de-
siring to borrow sports equipment for
picnic purposes may do so by con-
tacting Mr. James at his office in
the Sports 'Building.
Zivic Fight Postponed
NEW YORK, July 1.-( P)-The
12-round non-title fight between wel-
terweight champion Fritzi Zivic and
Al Davis, scheduled for the Polo
Grounds tonight, was postponed un-
til tomorrow night because of rain.
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( ) Handball Doubles
( ) (
( Horseshoe Singles
( ) Table Tennis
( ) Codeball
Please indicate partner's name in space below doubles entries.
Name ................Address..................Phone ........
Mail or bring this blank to A. A. James, Supervisor of Intramural
Sports, Intramural Sports Bldg., Ferry Field. All entries close at 5 p.m.,
Monday, July 7.
THE UNION POOL