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By BILL MULLENDORE, Daily Sports Editor
IT NOW LOOKS as if, by hook or by crook, the 1945 Worlds Series will
be played after all, despite rumors and ODT rulings to the contrary.
The Fall Classic has been on an off-again, on-again basis ever since
the 16 Major League clubs went into spring training. Practically every
day since there has come some new report or comment to muddle the
picture still farther. But through it all one detects a note of optimism
,that indicates the Series will not be cancelled.
The first real cause for worry was the ODT order forbidding an
exhibition game between Detroit and Pittsburgh at the latter city
during the inter-loop War Fund tilts. People very naturally asked
themselves, "If they can't play an exhibition game, what about a
Yorlds Series?"
CANCELLATION OF THE annual All-Star game was another blow to
Worlds Series hopes, and recent ODT railroad transportation directives
constituted a third possible indication that the Series might be shelved
for 1945. Before that, it was commonly rumored that the Classic would
be held only if the competing clubs came from the same city, as did the
two St. Louis outfits last fall.
But just as the outlook was at its blackest, the Armed Forces stepped
in with requests for theatre tours by the championship club at the con-
clusion of the regular season. Obviously, if there is to be a championship
tour, there has to be a champion, and the only way to determine a champion
is to play a Worlds Series in some form or other.
We have noticed in the past that the Army and Navy have gener-
ally gotten what they wanted when they asked for it. And the Navy
has asked for a 90-day extended tour for the world's champs in the
Pacific theatre. The Army is reportedly thinking of a similar jaunt
for, the benefit of troops in Europe. With these two forces as a leverage,
the pressure to hold the Series as scheduled will be strong indeed.
As yet, Col. J. Monroe Johnson, head of ODT, has declined to state
specifically either way on the question. His reaction is only natural when
you consider that the ODT is faced with one of the toughest jobs of its
existence in handling the redeployment problem. A lot of things can hap.,
pen in the transportation field between now and October.
ON THE OTHER HAND, baseball commissioner A. B. (Happy) Chandler
recently said that there is no longer any valid reason for not playing
the Series. And until some higher authority says otherwise, it must be
presumed that Chandler knows what he is talking about. Chandler's
statement, incidentally, was prompted by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz',
Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, request for the commissioner to
make arrangements for the 90-day tour by the champs.
It all boils down to this. If at all possible, the Worlds Series will come
off as planned with the winner going on one ordperhaps more trips to
entertain servicemen. The Armed Forces want it, baseball wants it, and
presumably the ODT wants it if it will not interfere with more vital trans-
portation problems. At this stage, the Series could still be called off if
unforeseen difficulies arise for th: railroads. But the outlook now is defi-
nitely favorable and seems to get better every day.

Detroit, A's Battle to 24-Inning

Mungo Gains
Tenth As Giants
Beat Reds, 6-3
New Yorkers Regain
4th Spot in Flag Chase
By The Associated Press
CINCINNATI, July 21-()-The
New York Giants moved back into
fourth place today as Van Mungo
registered his 10th victory of the
season to give the Giants a 6-3 win
over the Cincinnati Reds.
The Giants jumped on Vern Ken-
nedy for three tallies in the opening
inning, two coming in on Buddy
Kerr's single. They went ahead again
in the fifth when.Georgie Hausmann
walked, stole second and counted on
Danny Gardella's single.
The final runs came in the ninth.
Mungo walked, Carroll Lockman
doubled and both scored on Haus-
mann's single.
Chicago Trims Phillies
CHICAGO, Juiy 21-()-Veteran
Paul Derringer, hospitalized with in-
fluenza earlier this week, went back
to the mound today and turned in one
of his best performances of the seas-
on as he pitched the Chicago Cubs to
a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia.
In all, Derringer gave up but six
hits as he won his tenth victory of
the year before a crowd held to 6,509
due to a morning rainstorm and
threatening weather. The victory
temporarily boosted the Cubs' Na-
tional League lead to four games.
Second place St. Louis plays a night
The Cubs built up a four-run lead,
with two of the runs coming on Len-
nie Merullo's seventh-inning home
run into the left field bleachers with
Mickey Livingston, who had singled,
aboard. It was Merullo's first round-
tripper of the year.
Philadelphia's three runs came on
John Antonelli's single, and a two-
base error by Phil Cavarretta on Glen
Crawford's smash down the first base
line. Dinges singled to score 'Anton-
elli and Coaker Triplett doubled to
clear the sacks.
* * *
Pittsburgh, Boston Split
PITTSBURGH, July 21 - (P) --
Ducky Medwick's ninth inning single
to score Carden Gillenwater spoiled
Nick Strincevich's shutout today as
the Pittsburgh Pirates whipped the
Boston Braves 3-1 in the second game
of a doubleheader after dropping the
opener, 5-1.
Bob Elliot's double and a single by
Babe Dahlgren opened the scoring off
Bob Logan in the fifth. Logan was
knocked off the mound in the next
frame with two runs on a double by
Pete Coscarart, Frankie Gustine's
triple and an infield out.
The Braves touched Al Gerheauser
for three runs in the sixth, one of
them being Tommy Holmes' 16th
homer of the year, and added two
more in the eighth. Pittsburgh's lone
run came in the fifth.
Major League

- Deadlock at -14 Equals
American League Mark

Mueller Outlasts
3 Other Pitchers
The Philadelphia Athletics and the
Detroit Tigers tied a 39-year-old
American League ends aance record.
as they battled almost five hours
through 24 innings witti no decision
being reached.
It was the longest Idajor League
game of thisseasonand came within
two innings of tying the all-time
Major League mark o f 26 innings,
set in 1920 by Brookly: and Boston
of the senior loop.
Detroit's Les Mueller, a right hand-
er with a fast ball who was recently
discharged from the Axrmy, outlasted
three other pitchers tused in the
game. He pitched 19 aad two-thirds
innings and was relieved by Paul
(Dizzy) Trout after he had walked
two men.
Russ Christopher, seeking his 12th
victory, hurled 13 innings for the A's
and was followed by Jittery Joe
Umpire Bill Sommers called the
game at the end of the 24th inning
with the score tied 1-1..
The Athletics and the Boston Red
Sox in 1906 played 24 innings to set
a record which had never been
equalled or broken until today.
The game set a new American
League mark for time-four hours
and 48 minutes-breaking by one
minute the record set by the A's and
the Boston Red Sox in their 24-in-
ning contest on Sept. 1, 1906.
In the 1906 game .Boston's Joe
Harris opposed the A's ;Jack Coombs
over the 24-inning :rotate with the
Athletics winning 4-1.
Today's game was the second over-
time tie contest played by the Ath-
letics within four days. On Wednes-
day night, the Athletics and Cleve-

RECORD SHATTERED AGAIN-Gundar Haegg, who makes a habit
of lowering distance records on the cinders, is shown (right) winning
mile in 4:01.2 to better old mark of 4:02.6 set by Arne Anderson. Ander-
son (left) finished second this time.
Three Miehigan Grid Mentors
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Bonham Beats Sox
NEW YORK, July 21-(P)-Ernie
Bonham won his first game in a
month and his second of the season
against eight setbacks today, gain-
ing an easy 12-3 triumph over the
Chicago Whie Sox as the New York
Yankees, paced by three homers,,
gathered 13 hits off two Sox hurlers.
Chicago 100 000 020- 3 7 1
New York 150 031 02x-12 13 0
CaldwellJohnson and Tresh; Bon-
ham and Drescher.

Michigan's present coaching staff
numbers three All-American players
and an All-Western ' f o o t b a 11
star among its memnoers, insuring
Wolverine gridders of instruction
from men who have known the game
from the inside ever since their own
brilliant college careers.
In 40 years of football, Michigan
teams have sent 28 players to the
All-American ranks, and the present
coaches will continue this old Wol-
verine practice, if their own sports
records are any indication.
Head Coach H. O. (Fritz) Crisler
was an All-Western end at the Uni-
versity of Chicago in 1922. Not only
was Crisler talented in athletics, but
he also showed marked ability aca-
demically, winning the annual West-
ern Conference award for proficiency
in scholarship and athletics. Receiv-
ing his nickname and college instruc
tion from Amos Alonzo Stagg, Crisler
not only participated in football, but
also in basketball and baseball. He
became one of Chicago's two nine-
lettermen, in fact. One of his out-
standing experiences as a Maroon
athlete was pitching for the Chicago
nine on its tour of Japan in 1920.
Crisler first met end coach Bennie
Oosterbaan when the great Michigan
athlete was playing center for his
high school basketball team in a Chi-
cago tournament run by his present
chief. Oosterbaan had started his
athletic career in basketball when he
was just 14 years old, and broke the
state record in the discus throw at
The greatest all-round athlete
Qualifying rounds in the True-
blood Cup tournament at the Uni-
,versity Golf Course have been
underway since Wednesday, but at
present only eight men are enter-
ed in the competition.
"Two or three times as many
golfers should be entered," Golf
Coach Emeritus T. C. Trueblood
stated yesterday, encouraging
linksters who shoot in the 80's or
lower to register for the tourney,
Any undergraduate in the Univer-
sity who is scholastically eligible
can enter the competition, provid-
ed that he is not a member of the
varsity team.
Entrants are urged to register at
the University Golf Course or by
calling 9191,'as qualifying rounds
will last until July 29.
Keep A-head of Your Hair"
Bob, our new porter, says, "T'll
give you the best shine in Ann
The Daseola Barbers
3etween Mich. and State Theatres

Michigan has ever known, according
to most of the experts, Oosterbaan
was an All-American end under Field-
ing H. Yost for three years beginning
with 1925. A nine letterman, he also
participated in basketball and base-
Of the nine teams on which Oost-
erbaan played, six were champion-
ship squads, including the first five
of which he was a member. Ooster-
baan was a. member of the All-West-
ern and All-Conference basketball
team and led the Big Ten in scoring
one year. His record in baseball is
similar to his cage and grid careers.
He was regular first baseman on
championship Michigan nines and
led the Western Conference batting
Line Coach Clarence (Biggie)
Munn was Crisler's first All-Ameri-
can pupil when the Michigan coach
was at Minnesota. All-American
laurels came to Munn in 1931 when
he was guard on the Gopher eleven.
He was both football and track cap-
tain in his senior year at Minnesota,
holding Western Conference and
Penn Relays shot put titles.
Earl Martineau, backfield coach,
has won honors in military as well
as athletic fields. Martineau was in
the Fifth Marines during the First
World War and distinguished him-
self at Chatau-Thierry. He holds the
'Croix de Guerre, the Distinguished
Service Cross, the Purple Heart, the
Silver Star, three General Order ci-
tations, and four Regimental cita-


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Chicago ..........51
x-St. Louis .......48
x-Brooklyn .......47;
New York ........ 46
Pittsburgh ........ 44
Cincinnati ........38
Philadelphia ......24



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Boston at Pittsburgh (2).
Brooklyn at St. Louis (2).
New York at Cincinnati (2).
Philadelphia at Chicago (2).

Detroit ..........46
Washington ......43
New York ......... 42
St. Louis.........40
Boston ...........42
Chicago ..........42
Cleveland ........37
Philadelphia ......28




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Chicago at New York (2).
St. Louis at Boston (2).
Cleveland at Washington (2).


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