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I By The Associated Press
BOSTON, July 9-rTed Williams and the other young men of the Ameri-
can League administered a humiliating defeat to the National League at
Fenway Park today, following the script right out of window as they ham-
mered their hapless opponents into abject submission by 12 to 0, the most
one-sided licking in the history of the All-Star baseball tussle.
Just as they figured to do, the Americans dazzled their interleague
rivals with such pitching, as they had not seen in a coon's age, and rattled
their teeth with a tremendous 14-hit attack that included three home runs,
two of them by Williams and one by Charley Keller.
A shout that must have been heard out around Bunker Hill was saved
for the eighth enning, when Rip Sewell, the fourth National ILeague chuck-
er, made the mistake of tossing one of his "blooper" balls to Williams with
Residence Softball Loop,
Tennis PlayBegin Today
Other Softball Leagues See Action Tomorrow;
Golf Tourney Opens with Medal Play Saturday

* * *
BOSTON, July 9-,Facts and
figures on today's All-Star base-
ball game at Fenway Park:
STANDINGS- American Lea-
gue won nine, National League
four.
WINNING PITCHER - Bobby
Feller, Cleveland Indians.
LOSING PITCHER - Claude
Passeau, Chicago Cubs.
ATTENDANCE-34,946 paid.
TOTAL ATTENDANCE FOR 13
GAMES-528,828.

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two on base. The last time anybody saw the sphere it was bouncing around
in the National League bullpen in right field.
With Feller, Hal Newhouser and finally Jack Kramer cracking the ball
past them in three-inning stints, the Nationals never had a chance of get-
ting an attack started. Two of their three hits were infield scratches off
Feller. Their only solid blow was delivered by Peanuts Lowrey of the Chicago
Cubs in the sixth inning, when he slapped a clean single to center off New-
houser with two out. After the first inning they never got a man past first.
The Americans, on the other hand, thrived on their opponents' chuck-
ing right from the start. It was no later than the first inning when Keller
laid into one of Claude Passeau's pitches with Williams on base and sailed
it into the rightfield bullpen. In the light of what happened later, they
could have called the game right there.
In addition to his two mighty round-trippers-the first one in the fourth

inning landed high up in the center-field bleachers--Williams weighe
with a brace of singles and walked in his five trips to the plate.
Although he was charged with the defeat, Passeau was about the
of the four National League throwers. The winners really went to I
against Kirby Higbe, slugging the Dodger righthander from the hill in
fifth, when they scored three times. They Jarred Ewell Blackwell, the y
Cincinnati righty, for two more in the seventh and wound up with fou
Sewell in the eighth. Even Newhouser and Kramer joined in the fun,
getting a solid knock.
A total of 42 players participated in the one-sided affair, 21 on
side. Shortstop Marty Marion of the Cardinals was the only National
guer to go the full route, and only Williams and Keller played out the sl
for the Americans.
I STIK E 4TwoF

By DICK KRAUS
Daily Sports Staff

Intramural' softball and tennis
swing into action this evening with
four games carded in the Residence
Hall league beginning at 6:30 on the
Ferry Field diamonds and the first
singles net matches scheduled for
this afternoon.
Fraternityand Independent soft-
ball play gets under way tomorrow,
while golf commences Saturday with
medal play.
Eight teams make up the Resi-
dence Hall loop with Fletcher, Rum-
sey, Vaughan,aWenley, Hinsdale,
Tyler, Green, and Prescott Houses
all represented.
First Games Tanight
In the first games tonight, Fletcher
meets Hinsdale, Vaughan clashes
with Tyler, Rumsey encounters
Green, and Wenley faces Prescott.
The tilts will be played on Diamonds
1, 2, 3, and 4.
Seven teams are entered in the
Fraternity League. Chi Phi,' Delta
Tau Delta, Phi Sigma Delta, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Theta Xi,
and Zeta Beta Tau will be represent-
ed.
Vets Housing, Gamma Delta Inde-
pendent, Lawyers' Club, and Pick-
'Ups have entered squads to make
up the four-team Independent Lea-
gue. Tomorrow the Vets meet the
Lawyers, and Gamma Delta plays
Pick-Ups. Their games will be held
on Diamnonds 5 and 6.,
All Residence Hall games will be
played on Mondays and Wednesdays,
while the Fraternities and Independ-
ents are scheduled to compete on
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Playoff' To Be Held
After the scheduled league play has
been completed and champions have
been decided, a play-off tournament
will be held to determine the All-
Campus softball champion for the
summer session. Medals will be
awarded the winners. A list of bat-
ting averages also will be kept dur-
ing the season.
The tennis singles tourney starts
this afternoon on the Ferry Field
courts. A much larger number of
entrants than the I-M Department
expected turned in entry blanks. Six-
ty-four men will play.
Cards have been sent out telling
the men when they are scheduled

to play and who their opponent is.
All the first rounds must be com-
pleted by July 16.
Applications for the doubles tour-
nament are still being accepted at
the Sports Building, but all entrants
must have partners selected before-
hand.

I-M Sports Shots

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Howard Leibee, summer intramural
director, announced yesterday that
the Friday night recreation periods
for veterans and their wives at the
Sports Building will be resumed this
week-end.
Leibee declared that they had
waited to see how great the demand
would be during the summer, but
that already calls have been coming
in asking if it were to be resumed. .
The Sports Building will be open
to the vets from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
every Friday evening. The swimming
pool will be, open during this time,
and facilities for handball, volley-
ball, and badminton will be avail-
able. No children will be permitted
however.
* * *
The I-M Department revealed yes-
terday that a new sport has been
added to those in which instruction
is being provided daily at the Sports
Building. Norman Barnett will un-
dertake a class in fencing from 4:15
to 6:00 p.m. every afternoon. In will
include lessons with the saber, foil,
and epee. Barnett has been a mem,-
ber of the Fencing Club of the Uni-
versity for a number of years.
* * *
A basketball free-throw contest
will be held next week at the Sports
Building. The preliminaries are
scheduled to begin on July 15 and
continue through the week. The fin-
als are carded for July 24.
Men wishing tonenter the contest
can come down any time next week
and contact Vic Daeur. Each entry
will have fifty preliminary throws,
and the best ten will throw an addi-
tional fifty in the finals. The best
score computed for the entire hund-
red throws will take the champion-
ship.

ABD TRABOULSI ...
Director of Athletics at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, is shown second from left with Red
Barber, baseball announcer, Commissioner "Happy" Chandler and Branch Rickey, President of the Brooklyn
Dodgers, before attending his first professional baseball game as guest of the Dodgers. Hoping to introduce
American baseball to his native Lebanon in the near future, Mr. Traboulsi is spending his suntmler at the Uni-
versity of Michigan taking courses in the Physical Education Department.
* * * * * * * *
A bd Tra boo isi, Beirut Sports Direetor
CarriesMichignSpito Near East

BEFORE THE START of the current campaign, no Detroit fan wold
have been rash enough to suggest that the All-Star Classic could take
place without Dick Wakefield k omewhere in the American League outfield-
but it happened and there were no wails of protest in the Motor City because
of it.
The wails emanating from Detroit on the subject of Wakefield hav
been directed against and not in behalf of the lanky left-fielder. In the
eyes of the self styled "most loyal fans in baseball," Wakefield is the bigges
flop since Benny McCoy, the $100,000 bust.
On the strength of half a season's play, Wakefield's fizzle has been
the favorite topic of conversation of Detroit fans throughout Michi-
gan. Quite probably the loudest anti-Wakefield noise has come from
the same Briggs Stadium customers who. day after day greet Hank
Greenberg with healthy jeers.
Despite the fact that Wakefield is currently sporting an unimpressiv
.246 batting average, his equally unimpressive RBI total of 25 is seconc
only to Hank Greenberg's 55. His anemic batting average is four point
below that of Pat Mullin and Doc Cramer, and is considerably higher than
Eddie Lake's 219, Roy Cullenbine's 216, or Anse Moore's 214.
The failure of Wakefield to hit within 70 points of pre-season expecta
tions is not at all unique on this Tiger ball club.
IF YOU want to know what's wrong with Wakefield there is a new em
ployee of the Detroit Football Lions who can probably make a might
accurate guess. He is Bill DeCorrevant, the ex-Northwestern gridder.
After a sensational high school career, DeCorrevant matriculated tc
Northwestern amid the most tremendous pre-season ballyhoo ever accord6
a college footballe. For three seasons Bill turned in a brand of ball the
would have been good enough for anyone else, but because he wasn't .
second Red Grange after all the buildup the entire sports world felt cheated
Not since DeCorrevant's Prep days has any such relatively unpro-
ven athlete been subjected to such a campaign of ballyhoo. Instead of
recognizing Wakefield as a fine natural hitter whose two seasons of war-
time baseball stamped him as one of the most promising youngsters in
the, game, Detroit sports writers insisted on classifying him with Ted.
Williams.
Of course classifying him with Williams is as ridiculous as an eve
money bet on the Louis-Conn fight. Wakefield has not yet reached his peal
may never reach it. To date the only similarity between the two is, th
mutual lack of interest in playing the outfield. Detroit fans would hay
forgotten about Wakefield's fielding if he had come through at the plati
but such has not been the case.
All this business of Detroit's fandom being something extra-special
H. G. Salsinger of the Detroit News notwithstanding, is something out o
Grimm's (not Charlie) Fairy Tales. Like fans everywhere else the Brigg
Stadium mob rides along with a winner and loses patience with out of tk
money favorites like Wakefield.
An indication of'this is seen in the currently popular idea that Wake
field will be back in the lineup as soon as the Tigers get on the road an
out of hearing distance from the home town's loyal fans.
So if you're looking for a convenient peg on which to hang Dick Wakk
field's flop, the columns of your favorite Detroit newspaper are very hanrdy
After reading the pre-season communiques from Detroit an exasperate
Boston Red Sox rooter summed up the whole Wakefield situation with
single question," Do you think Ted Williams will ever be another Dick Wak4
field?"
--

Returns to Campus for Summer Study Under.
Wolverine Coaches; Explains Syrian Program
By JACK MARTIN

I12-Year Old

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One of the most dynamic personalities to hit the Michigan sports scene
in a long time has enrolled this summer in the special Physical Education
classes taught by the University's varsity coaches.
He is Abd Traboulsi, director of athletics at the American University
of Beirut in the Lebanon.
It's a return visit for Mr. Traboulsi, who came to Ann Arbor in 1931
to study the University's athletic system. During the intervening decade
he has succeeded in transplanting much of the competitive spirit of Ameri-
can sports into his native Near East.
Fearing that he may miss some new developments which the war
injected into athletics, Mr. Traboulsi decided to come once more to
Michigan for what he terms a "refresher course in coaching and con-
ditioning of athletes and equipment."
Mr. Traboulsi is very vigorous in his praise of the Michigan coaching
staff. He names them the principle source from which he drew ideas for the
establishment and organization of the Beirut athletics program. Well apart,
from the factual subject matter they teach, however, he declares he gets
from their lectures and conversation a catch phrase here and there which
seems to grasp perfectly the fundamental purpose of athletics.
"A coach's value is in his expressions," he maintains. "While he is
talking to a group of men he will let fall a chance phrase which many
overlook, but which actually expresses in a few ringing words the essence
of American sports. I make it my job to collect those phrases."
As an example he mentioned something that Dr. George May told him
when he was here in 1931. "Doc" May was the guiding spirit of Michigan
intramural athletics for years, and Mr. Traboulsi declared he was inspired
more by him, probably than any other one man. "He said to me then," the
Beirut director continued, "'You shall be happy only when you have achiev-
ed the highest possible per cent of participation in your sports program.
That is what you are working for'. I have remembered that always; it is still
my guiding priciple."'
That all the things he has picked up in this country have been put
into excellent practice can be seen by a look at the record. As director
of the Beirut program he works with 2,500 students of 40 different na-
tionalities and 30 religions.
The basis of his intramural work is a system of required participation in
sports. Every students that attends the University must pass a prescribed
course in athletics. If he fails it during his freshmen year, he must repeat
it during the sophomore semesters. A second failure will automatically make
him ineligible to continue in school.
Another feature of his program is the awarding of All-Round Athlete
medals to those who qualify. To win the coveted prize a student must equal
a set standard in eleven events. He must run 110 yards in 13 seconds, the
half mile in 3 minutes, heave the shot put 33 feet and throw the javelin
120 feet, high jump 4ft. 11 in. and broad jump 17 feet, swim 55 yards free
style and 30 yards under water, kick a soccer ball 150 feet through the air,
throw a field hockey ball 200 feet, and perform 13 chins.

Upsets Champs
In Golf Match
DENVER, July 9-(P)-Smashing
victories by the favorites and an
unofficial record-breaking tour of
the Denver Country Club's first nine
by WAC Capt. Pat Grant of Cush-
ing, Okla., highlighted the first match
round of the Women's Transmis-
ssisippi Golf Tournament today.
The sun-browned Oklahomian,
now stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash.,
whizzed up the outgoing fairways in
32, six under par and two strokes
better than the women's course re-
cord for the front nine held by pro-,
fessional Patty Berg of Minneapolis.
The tournament baby, 12-year-
old Marlene Bauer of Long Beach,
Calif., who startled galleryites yes-
terday with a qualifying score of
79, advanced with a 2 and 1 over
Mrs. E. M. Hyman of Denver, for-
mer Colorado women's champion.
Victim of Captain Grant's siz-
zling performance, which was three
under men's par, was Mary Lou Ba-
ker of Salt Lake City, who found her-
self 8 down and hopelessly beaten
at the turn. Only one more hole was
necesaary as the WAC star posted
her eighth birdie of the match to win
9 and 8. Miss Baker took 41 for the
first nine and finished with a par
on the tenth.
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