JULY 6, 1944
THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE THREE
First Grid Practice
FROM RAGS TO RICHES:
Wiese Paces Wolverine Nine
At the Plate with .378_Clip
Final tabulations of the 1944 Wol-
verine batting averages show right-
fielder Bob Wiese leading the pack
with a fancy .378 mark, followed
closely by hard-hitting shortstop
Bruce Blanchard, sporting a .375
Four others of Coach Ray Fisher's
regulars finished in the select .300
circle, headed by pitcher Elroy
Hirsch at .355. Hirsch was followed
by utility outfielder Bob Nussbaumer,
who hit at a .349 clip and steady
centerfielder Don Lund with .348.
Lund boosted his average 48 points
in the last two games by collecting
six hits in nine trips to the plate to
rack up the campaign's outstanding
individual hitting spree. Included in
the six safeties were a home run, a
triple, and a double.
Bill Gregor, the squad's leading
collector of extra-base blows, was the
only other Wolverine to finish over
the .300 mark, coming in with .315.
Elmer Swanson was the next regu-
lar at .275.
The efforts of these men were
largely responsible for the fancy .290
season average which Michigan com-
piled during the 20-game schedule.
Wiese Tops 'Em
Hirsch ........... 9
Nussbaumer . .....17
Lund ............ 20
Phelps ........... 8
Kell ............. 10
Nelson ........... 2
Nine Lettermen Return
From Last Year s Team
Captain Bob Wiese, Nussbaumer, Ponsetto,
Lund Head List; Four Line Veterans Report
By DAVE LOEWENBERG hard-driving backs, while Nuss-
Candidates numbering 126, includ- baumer is the elusive and speedy
ing 29 civilians reported yesterday member in this returning quartet.
to head coach H. 0. "Fritz" Crisler The problem at present will be to get
for the initial practice of the 1944 more speed in the Maize and Blue
a hbackfield. Incidentally, Lund is not
football campaign. expected to arrive on campus until
The list of nine returning letter- sometime in August.
men is headed by captain-elect Bob Bauman Back
Wiese and winner of last year's most The roster of returning lettermen
valuable player award. Wiese is ex- in the line includes big 6'2" Clem
pected = to be one of the main spark- Bauman, a tackle, Harold Watts at'
plugs in this year's Wolverine back- center, Art Renner at end, and Wil-
field. liam Sigler at the guard post.
Three other veteran backs from Bauman was the recipient of the
last year's squad, Bob Nussbaumer, 1943 Chicago Award annually given
Don Lund, and Joe Ponsetto are also to the most improved player in
slated to see much action this sea- spring practice. Bauman looks like
son. Jim Alliber, the fifth return- a potential starter in the 1944 line.
ing back, was a reserve on last year s Renner, because of his pass-snar-
Ponsetto, Lund, and Wiese are all ing ability, can be counted to supply
_L_______ some of the offensive strength for
this season's Wolverine team.
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Coeds interested in working on
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Service Names Special Fields
Of Training Needed by Navy
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today in the League lobby and today
and tomorrow at 126 S. Main.
A new policy has been announced
by the WAVE headquarters, by which
women are commissioned for special
types of duty indicated by their
civilian training as well as by the
needs of the Navy. Officer candi-
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Thirty special fields for WAVE
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Also announced are fields in insti-
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Tigers .limit Sox
To Eight Bingles
Trout Scores Tenth Win
In Twilight Game, 8-1
BOSTON, July 5--UP)-Backed by
a 12-hit attack, something quite un-
usual for him, Paul Trout pitched-his
tenth victory tonight as the Detroit
Tigers defeated the second placej
Boston Red Sox, 8 to 1, in a twilight
game before 5,126 spectators. It gave
Detroit a two-to-one edge in the
It costs so little to look so
ely, So sweetly feminine
such luscious colors.
A ,,,,,,. '
series that ends tomorrow.
Trout, who blanked the Philadel-
phia Athletics in his last start, was
S deprived of another shutout when
Bob Johnson belted a homer into the
left field stands in the fourth inn-
ing. By that time Trout had a five-
ov- run lead, and he protected it like a
picnicker guarding a T-Bone steak.
. .Trout spaced eight hits very effi-
ciently, yielding one an inning ex-
cept in the sixth when he allowed
none. Meanwhile, Joe Hoover belted
two doubles and a single and Jimmy
Outlaw got two doubles to lead the
Detroit drive on Emmett O'Neil and
Eddie Lake, the latter a reformed
infielder. O'Neil was charged with
his fourth defeat.
Detroith...... 14 010 020 -8 12 1
Boston .......0040 10 0 000-1 8 0
Trout and Swift; O'Neil, Lake and
304 South State
A host of freshmen were among
the arrivals reporting for yesterday's
practice. Not much is known about
most of these yearlings but some
have achieved outstanding records in
high school competition.
One of the brightest freshman
prospects is lanky Dick Rifenberg, an
all-state end from Saginaw, Michi-.
gan. Another all-stater from Mich-
igan is Quentin Sickels, a tackle,
from Benton Harbor. '
Another duo of all-staters from
Defiance, O., also bear plenty of
watching. They are Eugene Deri-
cotte, a back, and Charles Wahl, a
The large number of candidates
reporting is extremely gratifying but
the overwhelming majority of these
men are very inexperienced. The job
of the coaches will be moulding these
17-year-old civilians and new Navy
trainees into an efficient and well-
Summer Ca re
A new innovation in Michigan ath-
letics was introduced yesterday when
assistant basketball coach, Bill Barc-
lay, announced that summer basket-
ball drills would be conducted three
times weekly during the semester.
A squad of 15 men was invited to
take part in the practices as the
Athletic Department attempts to
boost Michigan's sagging basketball
fortunes up to the level of its other
fields of athletic endeavor.
Most of the men called out have
drawn the favorable attention of the
coaching staff while participating in
PEM games, but at least three per-
formers from last year's squad,
which finished sixth in the Western
Conference, are expected to be out.
Heading the list of prospective
cagers is Marine trainee Tommy
King, star forward on last season's
outfit. King was voted the most
valuable player on the squad by his
teammates at the close of the cam-
paign and was also one of the lead-
ing scorers in the Big Ten.
Bob Stevens, reserve forward, and
Robb Ruttledge, a promising fresh-
man from last year's squad, are also
among the group. Stevens is a Ma-
rine trainee while Ruttledge is in
the V-12 program.
The 15-man squad will work out
three times weekly as a regular V-12
PEM section at 4:15 p.m. No general
call for candidates has been issued
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