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SUNDAY, J NTI 28, 1942





Large Turnout
For Diamond
Posts Expected
Michigan's First Summer
Baseball Season Gets
Under Way Tomorrow
Michigan's first official summer
baseball season gets under way to-
morrow in cooperation with the new
physical education program when
Ray Fisher looks over tryouts for the
squad. A big turnout is expected
due to the complete relaxing of all
former eligibility rules.
The summer diamond setup will
provide valuable experience for
freshman and transfer students who
formerly had no .opportunity to ap-
pear in actual competition. With
games expected to be scheduled with
industrial and commercial loop out-
fits and local schools as well as any
other colleges who may want games,
everyone should have plenty of
chance to see action they would for-
merly have been left out of com-
Large Turnout
Fisher expects a large opening week
candidate turnout, but says he will
probably cut the squad down to about
30 players eventually. All those
making the team are exempted from
the regular four and a half hour
weekly physical hardening sessions,
but must report for practice each
day for at least two hours, so the
diamond program must not be con-
sidered merely an "out" from the reg-
ular P.E.M. 21 schedule. Those not
making the squad must go into phys-
ical hardening once again.
Although there is a scarcity of re-
turning Varsity timber this summer,
Fisher is looking for a good squad
with such a large field to choose
from. Ray is considered one of the
finest college coaches in the business.
No team of his finished in the second
division in 23 years of diamond men-
toring. Last year's outfit tied for the
Big Ten championship with Iowa,
while the 1941 squad split the crown
with none but themselves.
Regulars Scarce
Probably the only returning Varsity
man from this spring will be Tommy
Higgins, fast-moving second base-
man. Several good frosh players will
probably make up the bulk of the
team, led by Pitcher George Renin-
ger and Catcher Bob Chappius, who
is slated to take over veteran Capt.
George Harms' spot at backstop for
the summer.
The baseball program is integrated
into the overall compulsory training
plan under the heading of P.E.M. 31.
Fisher is in charge of this phase of
the program which will probably be
continued for other sports after this

The Cracker Brrel
By Mike Daun
Daily Sports Editor
* Michigan Loses Its Pro . . .
MICHIGAN lost one of its leading~not try and kill the ball by always
athletes yesterday when it was I trying to hit a home run."


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a41noueet t at Lcfving Iomm,]
her one pitcher ond the varsity1
ball team, had withdrawn
school because of scholastic


This came as a severe blow not
only to the Wolverine nine but also
to the many snort fans who con-
idered Boim Michigan's most color-
ful athlete.
To those who knew him, Boim
was never referred to as Michigan's
'ice hurler but always as the "Pro."
For every school has a star pitcher
but only Michigan had the Pro.
One lock at the husky sophomore
would. help. explain. Pro's. crowd-
attracting qualities. He had arms
that dangled practically below his
knees, a crew haircut that made his
face look like an over-sized pump-
kin and a perpetual shuffle that he
called a walk.
The more one got to know Pro the
more one liked him. Pro'had a good
word for everyone, even himself. He
said he liked "jokey" people, because
he himself was a very ,"jokey" guy.
And there is no doubt about that;
Pro was a very "jokey" guy. Whether
it was in a hotel lobby or in the mid-
dle of a crucial game he always had
something funny to say.
Mostly his talk was about his gang
back in Chicago, the "South Side
Pro said "I love them like they
were my very own." .
The boys on the team learned to
know every one of Pro's gang as well
as the big fellow did himself because
of the constant stories about the
"South Side Boys."
There was Sam Finestein, alias
Warren Lansing Shelby; Nate Gold-
berg, alias Montang Sinclair; and
last but not least Hymie Caplan, who
went by the name of Wayne Dickey.
When Pro was asked why Hymie
called himself Wayne Dickey, he dog-
matically answered: "The reason is
ajbvious; he liked the name Wayne
and Dickey was his favorite catch-
Finestein (Warren Lansing Shel-
by) was the one who got so excited
in a high school game when he
socked a double that he tried for
third even though he didn't have a
chance in the world to make it and
was tagged out.
Your columnist will never forget
the time that Coach Ray Fisher was
talking to the squad before an im-
portant game. Fisher said, "Let's

"Yeah," Pro interrupted, "that's
right fellows, just try for triples."
Right before the crucial Illinois
game this spring Fisher spied the
Pro sitting on the bench with half a
Powerhouse candy bar in his hand
and the other half in his mouth.
Fisher stormed over and said, you
know you aren't supposed to eat
right before you're going in to pitch."
Pro moaned and said, "My God,
coach, you don't want me to faint
away from hunger while I'm on the
Fewpeople knew it but Pro was
active in a club in Chicago . that
helped train delinquent or under-
privileged children. Pro was mighty
proud of his social work in this or-
ganization and never failed to point
out its motto-"Your best friend is
your mother." When asked why they
chose it, Pro smilingly pointed out,
"Who cares, it sounds nice, don't it?"
On road trips, Pro would never
take with him anything but a. tooth-
brush. When the boys cornered him
one day and demanded a reason for
his taking the toothbrush Boim an-
swered, "It would look funny if I
didn't have any baggage at all."


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Saturday's Results
Boston 4, Chicago 0
New York 5, Pittsburgh 2
Cincinnati 3, Brooklyn 1
St. Louis at Philadelphia,
* ,

Vajor League Standing

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36" 26
37 31
36 33
35 36
30 35
31 42
18 48


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ligers Tied For Third After
13th Inning Victory On
0r Associated Press Summaries)
A smashing double by Roger Cram- in the sixth routed De
er with two out in the 13th inning land
scored Billy Hitchcock from first a. inte es
base, beat the hapless Athletics 6-5 Mayhem in the pers
and coupled with Cleveland's defea hitter Ray Lamanno an
of Boston put the Tigers back into ing home run threw
a virtualtieforthid place-wh Flatbush last night as t
.t tcCincinnati Reds trimm
for them is swell going. tional League Champion
Johnny Gorsica who relieved Brid- to a mere nine games.
ges in the tenth gained his third vic- The Dodger's Curt Da
tory against one defeat, while Fowler a fine pitching job f
lost his fifth after winning two. nings but folded in the
In Chicago, a real ball club stopped the Reds scored three
tantalizing the rest of the League as the game, 3-1. Johnny
the New York Yankees behind Spud showed shades of his o
Chandler whipped the White Sox, limited the Brooklynites
7-3. Although the Sox had 10 hits tered hits.
to the Yankees' nine off young Oral Elden Auker, the St.
Grove, it was the old story of the submarine hurler, beat.
Champions making them when they ton Senators -5 to bec
wanted them. American League pite
Kendall Chase stepped out of the every other club in th
mothballs to pitch one-hit ball for Al Javery, with only4
seven innings, smack a triple and pthdhsscn h
give the Red Soxstheir second straight pitched his second shu
win over Cleveland, 6-3. Boston days as the Boston Br
started the game off with a bang, righthaCnder, never in T
Dom Di Maggio, the first man up igthA'nderVrint

er A's
an of Cleve-
on of pinch-
d a ninth in-
gloom over
he audacious
ned the Na--
ns' lead down
.vis turned in
or eight in-
ninth when
runs to win
Vander Meer
ld self as he
to four scat-
Louis Browns'
the Washing-
ome the first
her to beat
e circuit.
48 hours rest,
tout in eight
aves beat the
e big Boston
rouble, regis-

Bob, Lyle Fife
Lead Red Run
Fater, Seon 'eamH Pace
Invitational Colf Meet
DETROIT, June 27.--IP)-A fath-
er-and-son combination of Lyle Fife
and his son Bob, senior linksman
from the University of Michigan golf
team, stole the play today in the
Red Run Invitational Golf Tourna-
ment as four two-man teams sur-
vived the first two rounds of match
The Fife pair ousted a former
champion team of Dave Ward and
Bob Montague of Saginaw, 1 up, in
the second round after eliminating
Ed Seymour and Art Pomy, 2 up,
this morning.
Chuck Kocsis and Dr. W. G. Cole-
man. one of the pre-tourney favor-
ites, also moved into the semi-finals,
as did the medalists, Earl Christen-
son and Arnold Minkley.
Ward and Montague downed Har-
vey Olson and Kent Zimmerman, 3
and 2, in the first round as another
Saginaw pair, Russ Mann and Dick
McCreary, lost to Ed Ervasti and
Carl Daniels, 3 and 2.

w York ......
ston ........
veland ......
troit ........
iladelphia ....
ashington ....

46 20
39 26
38 32
40 34
33 37
28 37
28 46
24 44


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17% r.

Saturday's Results
Detroit 6, Philadelphia 5
(13 innings).
New York 7, Chicago 3
St. Louis 8, Washington -3
Boston 6, Cleveland 3



Despite his very trying efforts to
be "jokey," Boim worked hard on the
diamond to make himself a better
pitcher. He was always the first one
out for practice and the last one to
leaveathe locker room. He loved base-
ball and the fellows -he played with.
Above all, he wanted to make the
"gang" back home proud of their
Pro. And he did. He improved
as the season went along, and fin-
ished the'schedule in fine fashion by
limiting the star-studded Great
Lakes nine to six hits.
If he had stayed on, Boim had every
chance in the world of becoming a+
truly great college pitcher. He had+
the ability, the strength, the brains
and most of all, the spirit.
But Michigan would never remem-
ber Boim for these qualities no mat-
ter how successful a career he might
have had.
To the people who knew him, the
guy from the South Side of Chicago
will always be remembered for being
the "Pro." We can't say now what
the future of'"the "Pro" will be but
we can say now that he has left the
imprint of his personality on all who
knew him.
Cracker Crumbs: Michigan ath-
letic teams will have to do without
the services of a fine doctor and


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George Hammond, team physician
for the past six years, left with the
University Base Hospital Unit for
active service.
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