FRIDAY, JULY 61 1945
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1945 PAGE THREE
Ninth-Inning Single by Greenberg
Wins Game for
Gridders Hold First Dummy
Scrimmages Despite Showers
Through a downpour which made
practice difficult, Michigan's grid
hopefuls ran through dummy scrim-
mages and practiced signal-calling
in the third drill of the summer re-
hearsals for a grueling ten-game
schedule during the coming season.
With a nucleus of seven returning
lettermen on hand, Coach H. 0.
(Fritz) Crisler is setting about the
task of molding a powerful squad
from the veteran, Navy, and fresh-
man talent. The turnover of candi-
dates drawn from other college in the
V-12 unit, plus a numbere of promis-
ing former high school athletes, has
given Crisler a fair amount of mate-
rial from which to pick his starting
Backs Show Depth
In the backfield list, Jim Foltz,
Leonard Dovalovsky, Tom Imfeld,
Danny Dworsky, Leon Lamb, Ward
Powers, and George Hutter are con-
sidered likely candidates on the basis
of spring practice showings. Powers,
a civilian, and Hutter, a Navy trainee,
are both reserve lettermen from last
season's eleven. Foltz, a marine from
Toledo, 0., and Dworsky are poten-
tial fullback possibilities, while Dova-
lovsky, a marine from Cleveland, 0.,
and Imfeld, a Navy man from Cov-
ington, Ky., would fill in at any spot
in the backfield. Lamb is a Negro
All-American from Morehouse Col-
Tackle candidates include George
Johnson, a Navy trainee transferred
from Central Michigan; Ed Trill, a
marine from Gary, Ind.; Darel Wil-
liamson, a Navy man from Utica, and
Gene Stroia, a freshman from River
Callahan Working at Center
Bob Callahan, a marine dischargee
who played center at the University
of Missouri in 1942, heads the list of
first-year candidates for that posi-
tion. Another possibility is Bob
Swanson, a freshman from Lansing,
who was named on all-state teams
in 1944. Among guard candidates are
Bill Ryburn, Navy trainee, and
George Babe, marine reserve on last
Three End Candidates Cited
Ends include Ed Bahlow, a trans-
fer from Wisconsin, and Glen Selbo,
a member of the 1944 Western Mich-
igan squad. Ed Grenkowski, fresh-
fan from Saginaw, rounds out the list
of the major possibilities.
Besides Callahan, Ballow, and Sel-
bo, the Navy turnover has yielded an-
other candidate with college experi-
ence in the person of Pete Elliott,
former Illinois back. Elliott was
transferred to Michigan from College
Taking Tilt, 3-2
BOSTON, July 5-(,4)-The Chi-
cago Cubs bunched three of their
nine hits after two were out in the
sixth today to edge the Boston Braves
3 to 2 and make a clean sweep of the
four game series.
Jim Tobin pitched one of his bet-
ter games, retiring the first nine
men who faced him, but to no avail.
Stan Hack, first Cubs batter up
in the fourth, homered, for Chicago's
first run. The Cubs picked up the
other two in the sixth after two were
The Braves got a run in the first
when. Phil .Masi reached first on
Cavarretta's error, went to third on
Tommy Holmes' single and scored on
Butch Nieman's long fly.
Chicago-......-.000 102 000-3 9 1
Boston ........100 000 100-2 7 0
Wyse & Livingston; Tobin & Hof-
NEWS + VIEWS + COMMENT
By BILL MULLENDORE, Daily Sports Editor
W E RECEIVED A RATHER unusual request from a sailor in the South
Pacific the other day. This Navy man wanted to know if Michigan
football teams had winning records over all institutions encountered on
the gridiron in Wolverine athletic history.
We are sorry to report to our friend, the sailor, that, fine as Michi-
gan's football record is, it does not include winning margins over all
schools. And we are particularly sorry in this case, because it seems
that the Sailor, apparently a Michigan fan from 'way back, had made
some sort of a wager to support his contention.
Examination of the records shows no less than six grid rivalries in
which Michigan has come out on the short end of the score more often
than not over a period of time. Two Eastern schools, Cornell and Har-
vard, have managed to hang the Indian sign on the Wolverine footballers
since relations were, established, and some minor athletic clubs and col-
leges, several of them now out of existence, also boast dominance over
LORNELL HAS PERHAPS been the most consistent in beating Michigan
elevens. The Big Reds have taken the Wolverines' measure eleven
times since the opening of the series in 1889, and Michigan has only been
able to beat them on five occasions. Cornell ran up seven consecutive
victories before the Wolverines cashed in, and has retained the margin
ever since. The last game between the two schools was played in 1933,
Michigan winning 40-0.
The Harvard series stands a little closer, with Harvard having
four games on the winning side of the ledger to Michigan's three.
Harvard won the first four contests-in 1881, 1883, 1895, and 1914-
and Michigan has won the three played since 1914.
Wesleyan beat the Wolverines, 14-6, back in 1883, and the two
schools never met again on the gridiron. Similarly, the Chicago Athletic
Association tripped Michigan, 20-0, in 1889, the only year in which the
two teams clashed. The Chicago Athletic Club and the Cleveland Athletic
Association also did the trick in 1891.
ASIDE FROM THOSE six series, however, Michigan has either won more
games than it has lost or has gained an even break against every
other opponent, some 90 in all. Included in the 90 are winning margins
over the other nine Western Conference schools. Also included is a 49-0
victory over Stanford in Michigan's only Rose Bowl appearance, back in
Among the more famous rivalries that the Wolverines have domi-
nated successfully are those with Minnesota and Ohio State, both arch
Big Ten foes. Against Minnesota, Michigan has won 20, lost 13, and
tied two since opening the series in 1892. The Wolverines have done
even better against Ohio State, winning 28, losing 12, and tying two.
Records of other well-known rivalries show that Michigan has beaten
Michigan State 28 times, while losing six and tying three; Illinois, 21 and
seven; Notre Dame, eight and two; Pennsylvania, nine and eight (and two
ties); and Northwestern, eight and six (and one tie).
Out for Practice
As Eaton Triumphs 9-8
Victory Puts Detroit 412 Games in Lead As
Yanks Drop Close 2-1 Decision to Cleveland
Coach RayEliot Illinois head foot-
ball mentor, began his fourth year as
director of Illini football fortunes on
July 2, the opening day of summer
Headed by 16 lettermen and eight'
squad members from last years team'
a large group of hopefuls has turned
out for the summer sessions.
Serpico Stands Out
Capt. Ralph Serpico, all-confer-
ence guard, is outstanding among 11
veteran linemen available. Others
are Louis Agase, Buddy Ward, and
Ray Ciszek, ends: L. A. Bingman, Les
Joop, and Walt Versen, tackles; Lar-
ry Forst, guard; George Bujan, Mac
Wenskunas, and Alex Prokopis, cen-
Further bolstering line strength
are Banchy, Jacobeit, and Sprague,
ends; Art and Bob Demeter, guards;
and Bob Cunz, tackle. All were squad
members in 1944.
Backfield Shaping Up
While loss of Buddy Young and
Paul Patterson, from the backfield,
will be keenly felt, Coach Eliot is
depending upon Eddie Bray and Ed-
die McGovern to offset the loss of
Young and Patterson. Bray had a
knee operation last winter to over-
come an ailment which hindered his
usefulness last fall and reports that
he feels ready for action. McGovern
is back at Illinois after a year's work
in an Indiana war plant and is wait-
ing to return to the gridiron. Bray
and McGovern headed the Illinois
offense in the 1943 campaign.
The backfield is beginning to shape
up with the bulk of duty falling upon
three lettermen, two fullbacks, Jer-
ry Cies and Bill Heiss, and quarter-
back Bill Butkovich. Butkovich will
not be available for summer prac-
tice, but is scheduled to report for
fall drills. "Mickey" Perkins will
also make a determined bid for the
quarterback post. Candidates for
halfback positions from last fall's
team are sprinter Bill Buster and
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, July 5 -Pinch-hitter
Hank Greenberg smacked a single to
center field with two out in the ninth
inning today, driving home two runs
as the Detroit Tigers hiked their
American League lead to 41/ games
by edging the Boston Red Sox 9 to 8.
The game, which went 2 hours 53
minutes in actual playing time, was
held up for 41 minutes in the first
half of the ninth because of rain.
Maier Starts Rally-
Jim Outlaw and Bob Maier, first
two Tiger batters in the ninth;
+-eached base by bunting and were
sacrificed to second and third by
catcher Jim (Hack) Miller. Zeb Eat-
on, third Tiger pitcher, fanned but
'3reenberg hit a 2 and 2 pitch into
,enter off relief pitcher Francis
(Red) Barrett, earning the victory
for Eaton, his third without a loss.
Each club used three hurlers as
the Tigers hammered out 17 hits and
Boston gathered 14. The Red SoxI
left* 12 baserunners stranded and
Les Mueller started for the Tigers
against 40-year-old Mike Ryba and
the Tigers got him a 5-1 lead with
four runs in the third on four hits
and a pair of Boston errors.
Bosten Forges Ahead
The Red Sox didn't quit, however,
counting twice in the fourth to make
it 5-3, and when Ben Steiner and
George Metkovich greeted Mueller
with successive singles in the fifth,
Walter Wilson took over the Tiger
Rick Ferrell Ties
CHICAGO, July 5-MP)-Veteran
Rick Ferrell of the Washington Sen-
ators today entered baseball's hall of
fame as he caught his 1,721st game,
matching the all-time American
League record held by Ray Schalk,
former catcher for the Chicago White
Sox as the Senators trimmed the
White Sox 5-2 at Comiskey Park.
pitching. Wilson faced just two men
-Bob Johnson, who doubled two
runs home, and Dolph Camilli, who
homered into the right field seats
for two more.
Eaton entered at that point, stop-
ping the Boston spree and pitching
effectively in the pinches from there
in to leave eight Boston runners on
the sacks in the last five frames.
Tigers Get One In 7th
One of Boston's four errors, fol-
lowed by two 'Tiger hits, meant one
Detroit run in the seventh to cut
the Red Sox edge to 7-6 but the Sox
scored again in the eighth on a walk
and two hits.
Two singles and Rudy York's
bouncer, that the Red Sox turned in-
to a double play, gave the Tigers
their seventh tally in the eighth.
Wins for Tribe
CLEVELAND, July 5-(k)-Jeff
Heath's third homer of the year open-
ing the 11th inning broke up a pitch-
ing duel today between Ed Klieman
and Ernie Bonham and gave the
Cleveland Inlians a 2 to 1 triumph
over the New York Yankees. The
Tribe won the series three games to
one as Klieman notched his third
victory by scattering 10 Yankee hits.
Felix Mackiewicz, continuing his
hitting spree against the Yanks, and
Mickey Rocco led an 11-hit attack
with three bingles apiece.
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Cleveland ..100 000 000 01-2 11 2
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Ma jor league Standings-
Team W L Pct. Gb
Detroit..........41 26 .612
Washington ......36 30 .545 42
.New York 37.31-5A4 .4%2
Boston..........35 32 .522 6
Chicago ........35 35 .500 7
t Louis ......... 31 33 484 8V2
Cleveland........30 35 .462 10
*Philadelphia......21 44 323 19
*Playing night game)
Detroit 9, Boston 8.
Cleveland 2, New York 1
Washington 5, Chicago 2.
Philadelphia at St. Louis, night.
Team W L Pet.
Brooklyn ........42 28 .600
A round the Big Ten Football Circuit
..39 30 .565
.36 32 .529
. 32 35 .478
. 31 34 .477
.20 54 .279
Members of the Western Confer-1
ence, football's great stronghold, have
begun summer practice for the com-
ing gridiron season which will con-
tinue for the next two months.
Minnesota and Ohio State held
their opening drills on June 18 and,
except for Iowa who will start on
August 6, each school is now under
way. Length of these sessions vary
from four weeks each for Ohio State,
Purdue, and Iowa to eight weeks for
Cincinnati 6, Brooklyn 4.
St. Louis 7, New York 5.
Chicago 3, Boston 2.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, rain.
Minnesota. Michigan's Wolverines
will be working out for five weeks-
July 2 to August 10.
During America's fourth wartime
football season, the main source of
talent will be incoming freshmen.
However, all squads will have a
larger number of lettermen andre-
serves than in preceding years, and
with the reappearance of several
discharged servicemen the possi-
bility of a successful 1945 season
is very good.
Bernie Bierman, Minnesota mentor,
is the happiest of all his Conference
colleagues. The Golden Gophers
have 16 returning lettermen and Navy
trainee Earl Bruhn who played for
Penn State. Indiana has the next
largest squad with 14 veterans. Illi-
nois has 13, Ohio State 12, Purdue 9,
Michigan 8, and Wisconsin and
Northwestern four each. Prospects
at Iowa are very uncertain.
The outstanding returning service-
man is Paul Sarringhaus, Ohio
State's star halfback of 1942. He was
leading ground gainer for the cham-
pionship Buckeyes of that year and
is eligible to play one more year.
Michigan may lose the services of
their ace tackle, Milan Lazetich, be-
cause of an injury. However, Coach
Cards Near League
Top, Beating Giants
NEW YORK, July 5-(A)-The St.
Louis Cardinals moved to within two
and a half games of the National
League lead by defeating the New
York Giants 7-5 today, as Brooklyn
bowed to Cincinnati.
A five-run uprising at the expense
of young Jack Brewer and reliever
Ace Adams, in the seventh inning
gave the Cards the series three games
St. Louis ......100 100 500-7 10 0
New York .. . .210 200 000-5 12 2
Dockins, Creel, Brecheen & O'Dea;
Brewer, A. Adams & Kluttz.
BUY MORE BONDS
"Fritz" Crisler has Captain Joe Pon-
setto, quarterback, centers John Lin-
tol and Harry Watts, and reserve back
Howard Yerges around which to form
a winning eleven.
With Iowa :
Iowa has three service veterans
as a nucleus. They are Jerry Niles,
a center on the 1938 squad and
tackle Andy Novasad and end Bob
Gustafson of the Iawkeye's 1942
McMillan and Hoosiers:
Bo McMillin, who ias trained In-
diana's grid squads, for the past 11
of his 23 years in the coaching game,
will inaugurate the opening of his
12th season with the Hoosier crew on
June 25th, when 35 candidates for
varsity berths on the 1945 Red and
White football team turn out for the
first practice session of the season.
The summer drills will pick up
momentum with the arrival of 13
veterans from the 1944 team and will
continue until August 18. The 1945
Hoosiers will again face 10 'opponents
this season according to the com-
pleted schedule just announced by
Athletic Director Z. G. Clevenger.
University of Tulsa and the Bunker
Hill Naval Air Station are the only
two new opponents to appear on the
I. U. football schedule.
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