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X 9, 1944


*taking the /,und4
Dauly Sports Editor

This column is being written by Dave Loewenberg, sports night editor on the
Michigan Daily.
The year 1943-1944 culminated the most successful athletic year ever
enjoyed by the University of Michigan, or possibly any school in the his-
tory of Big Ten competition
The Wolverines won seven conference titles, tied for another, and
placed sixth in basektball Championships were racked up in indoor and
outdoor track, baseball, wrestling, swimming, golf and tennis. The Maize
and Blue tied with Purdue for first place in the gridiron race.
This past year also marked the first time in Wolverine athletic
history that any man has captured four letters. The honor fell to
Elroy Hirsch, the versatile Marine transfer from Wausau, Wisconsin.
Hirsch performed on three championship squads, football, baseball and
track. His fourth sport was basketball.
Another interesting sidelight in this year's Wolverine athletic picture
is the fact that two coaches, Ken Doherty and Ray Courtright, chalked up
a pair of titles to their credit. Doherty won his laurels in indoor and out-
door track while Courtright captured championships in wrestling and golf,
If a person were to pick one event which stood out above all others,
they possibly would select the Notre Dame-Michigan football tussle
as the stellar attraction of the season. The game was played in Ann
Arbor before 86,000 fans, the largest crowd of the season.
Both squads entered the stadium with unblemished records and top
ranking in the nation's gridiron standings would be assigned to the victor.
The game is now history. An inspired Irish squad rode roughshod .over
the Wolverines 35-12 and Michigan's bid for national honors had been
Anyone familiar- with Michigan's football team of last year will never
forget the spectacular runs of Bill Daley and the brilliant line play of
Merv Pregulman. Both men were accorded All-America recognition.
In track, the Hume twins and Bob Ufer stood out as Michigan's
most talented performers. Ufer's career came to a tragic end when
he sprained a leg muscle, one week before the outdoor championships.
The Hume twins, following in the steps of the famous Ridleout duo at
the University of Texas, blasted their way to victories in all the major
track events of the season. The Humes finished in a dead heat in every-
one of their races.
Coach Ray Fisher's baseball squad, behind the excellent hurling of
Hirsch and Bo Bowman went through Big Ten competition unscathed.
Bob Wiese and Bruce Blanchard topped the team in hitting.
Per usual, Coach Matt Mann's swimmers won the Big Tgn title.
In the N.C.A.A. meet Yale nosed out Michigan 38-37. . The sensational
Great Lakes squad headed by Billy Smith whipped the Wolverines
decisively in two dual meets and waltzed away with the N.A.A.U. meet.
Coach Courtright's well-balanced wrestling squad nosed out Purdue
for the title 28-27. Individual honors went to Hugh Wilson and George
In golf, Michigan won another championship as Johnny Jenswold
paced the team by taking first place honors in the individual medal play.
The netters were forced to wage an uphill battle all the way before
finally dethrening Ohio's defending champions 18-17. Merle Gulie, Roger
Lewis, and Dave Post won individual singles titles while Gulic and Roy
Boucher won the third flight doubles crown.'

WITH EASE-Hal Trosky, Chicago White Sox first baseman, slides safely across home plate in the
first inning of game between the White Sox and Yanks in New York. Catcher Mike Garbark dives at
Trosky in an attempt to tag him as Umpire Ernest Stewart calls the play. At left is Thurman Tucker
(8), Sox center fielder.

Newhouse url Tiers
Io" 6-w2 Win. Over Yanks
Richards, Mayo Lead Attack with Three Hits
Apiece; Game Marks Newhouser's 13th Win


NEW YORK, July 8.-(A)-The bid
for his 13th victory of the season1
held no terror today for southpaw
Hal Newhouser, who tossed a fancy
four-hitter as the Detroit Tigers de-
feated the New York Yankees, 6 to
2, to square the four-game series
that ends with a double-header to-
Backed by an 11-hit attack that
included P a u 1 Richards' second
homer of the season, Newhouser
breezed to his fourth successive tri-
umph over the Yankees, who have
dropped seven of nine games to De-
troit. With the Tigers reaching the
halfway point in the season tomor-
row, Newhouser is ahead of the
timetable for a 20-victory season.
He has lost five.
Zuber Yields Nine Hits
The victory was gained at the ex-
pense of Bill Zuber, first of three
Yankee pitchers who departed in the
eighth inning after yielding nine
hits. Milkman Jim Turner retired
three men without a hit and Al
Lyons yielded a run on two hits in
the ninth.
Richards and Eddie Mayo topped
Detroit's attack with identical rec-
ords of three hits and two runs bat-
ted in each. Richards belted a hom-
er into the left field seats to open

'the fourth inning, the run providing
the margin of victory.
For Manager Steve O'Neill's peace
of mind, Mayo tripled in the seventh
with Jimmy Outlaw and Pinky Hig-
gins on base. Later Mayo scored on
Rudy York's fly.
The Tigers staked Newhouser to
a one-run lead in the first inning
when Joe Hoover singled, Chuck
Hostetler sacrificed and Higgins sin-
gled, driving in a run,
Yanks Make Good Use of Four Hits
The Yankees, who made exceed-
ingly good use of their four hits,
squared the count in their half when
Mike Milosevich opened with a tri-
ple and scored on Arthur (Bud)
Metheny's fly.
That's the way it remained until
Richards homered in the fourth and
Mayo tripled in the seventh.
The Yankees got their final run
ithe seventh on doubles by Me-
theny and ex-Tiger Tuck Stainback.
Detroit offset that in the ninth when
Rudy York walked with two out and
scored on singles by Roger, Cramer
and Richards.
The victory moved the Tigers back
into a sixth place tie with Cleve-
Detroit..........100 100 301-6
New York .........100 000 100-2
Newhouser, Richards (Detroit) ;
Zuber, Garbark (N. Y.).

snowing now nome runs tiurned the vvauxer, iiuu S t Go t*iv ov
Sanders H om er tide: Weintraub Giants62 203 39 70 .345
1941-Ted Williams' three-run Doerr, Red Sox ..76 27 38 74 .338
B Blow iChomer with two out in ninth gave Tucker, White Sox54 216 35 72 .333
Amuericans 7-5 win. Arky Vaughn
. .hit two homers for Nationals. American League Home Runs
Ca * U r i 1942-Lou Boudreau hit second Doerr, Red Sox ................10
pitch for homer and Rudy York Metheny, Yankees . .............. 9
blasted two-run round-tripper also Stephens, Browns . ........... 9
ST. LOUIS, July 8.-(P)-The St. in first, as Americans won 3-1. Cullenbine, Indians ............. 9
Louis Cardinals put four hits, includ- Mickey Owen's homer in eighth was Hayes, Athletics ................9
ing a home run by Ray Sanders, with lone National run. National League Home Runs
a walk today for four runs to defeat 1943-Bobby Doerr's three - run Ott, Giants..................20
the Boston Braves 4 to 0. homer in second gave Americans a Nicholson, Cubs...............15
5-3 verdict despite Vince Dimag- Kurowski, Cardinals..........11
The victory, however, still leaves gio's home run in ninth Weintraub, Giants.............11
the champion Redbirds trailing the
Braves four games to five on the sea-
son's play, the only club with which
the Cardinals have a deficit.
Boston ...........000 000 000-0
St. Louis .........100 030 00x-4
Hutchinson, Kluttz (Boston);
Wilks, W. Cooper (St. Louis).
*" * *
Bobo Tops Chisox 3-1 1945SENIORS
With the veteran Bobo Newsom toss-
ing three-hit ball, the Philadelphia
Athletics won their second game in ®/u
a row from the Chicago White Sox,
3-1, today. For the Duraton
Chicago ......010 000 000-1 3 2 $20.00 plus TAXES
Philadelphia ..200 000 10x-3 9 2
Humphries, Lopat & Turner;
Newsom & Hayes.
GantsTake Cubs 6-3
CHICAGO, July 8.-(/P)-The New
York Giants won their second
straight from the Chicago Cubs, 6-3
today. al
Manager Mel Ott again led his
charges at bat with a homer, his 20th
of the season, a single and two bases
on balls. RR PAT SOCO
New York .. .101 022 000-6 13 0
Chicago ....000 010 110-3 7 0 1209 S. UNIVERSITY RUTH ANN OAKES, Mgr.
Feldman, Adams & Lombardi;
Erickson, Lynn, Vandenberg, Wyse
& Williams.

Before completing this story of Wolverine
we must turn out attention to two great
Julie Franks and Tom Kuzma both of whom
ailment the past year.

athletic achievements,
Michigan athletes -
fell victims to a lung

These men are now convalescing in University Hospital and when
we think of the great Maize and Blue heroes who blazed to such glorious
heights this year, we must at the same time focus our thought on Franks
and Kuzma who but for a bad stroke of luck would have continued un-
daunted their string of athletic accomplishments.
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Lions to Start Practice at Grosse Ile
DETROIT, July 8.--()-The Detroit Lions of the National Football
League announced today they would train for the 1944 season at the West
Shore Country Club at suburban Grosse Ile. First players will report to
Coach Gus Dorais Aug. 26.
Major League Standing .
W L Pet. GB W L Pet. GB
St. Louis.......43 33 .566 - St. Louis .......49 21 .700 -
Boston ..........41 35 .538 2 Pittsburgh ..... .38 30 .559 10
New York .......37 35 .514 4 Cincinnati ...... 40 33 .548 11
Washington.....37 37 .500 5 New York .......37 37 .500 14
Chicago.........33 36 .478 6L Philadelphia ....32 39 .451 172
Cleveland .......36 40 .474 7 Brooklyn ........ 33 42 .440 1812
Detroit ...........36 40 .474 7 Boston ..........30 44 .405 21
Philadelphia . .. .34 41 .453 82 Chicago . 27 40 .403 20%
Detroit 6, New York 2. Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati 2.
Boston 11, Cleveland 7. New York 6, Chicago 3.
Philadelphia 3, Chicago 2. St. Louis 4, Boston 0.
St. Louis at Washington (night). Pittsburgh 8, Brooklyn 5.
Detroit at New York (2). New York at Chicago (2).
St. Louis at Washington (2). Boston at St. Louis (,2).
Chicago at Philadelphia (2). Brooklyn at Pittsburgh (2).
Cleveland at Boston (2). Philadelphia at Cincinnati (2).

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