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Oosterbaan

To Coach Backs; Valpey End Ment

Crisler Reveals B-Team
Schedule for Next Fall
Junior Varsity May Have Eight-Game Card;
Rest of Coaching Staff, Remains Unchanged
Bennie Oosterbaan has been named backfield coach and Arthur Valpey
end coach for the 1946 football season, revealed Head Coach H. 0. Crisler
yesterday, but otherwise the Wolverine coaching staff remains unchanged.
Jack Blott, chosen only this Spring, will be head line coach, assisted
by Forrest*'"Butch" Jordan., while Ernie McCoy will act as chief scout and
work with both backs and ends.
At the same time, Coach Crisler announced a "B" squad schedule of

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possibly eight games for next Fall, wi
Red Sox Rally
Defeats Tigers
In Eigt 5-4
By The Associated Press
BOSTON, July 13-The Boston Red
Sox stretched their lead over the
Yankees to nine full games today as
they came from behind in the eighth
inning to score a 5-4 win over the
Detroit Tigers, while Cleveland took
the Yankees at New York 3-2.
It was a clean sweep of all nine
home games with the Tigers for the
Red Sox as Mickey Harris won his
12th victory.
Paul Trout drove in two Detroit
runs in the second with a double off
the left field wall after Pat Mullin
beat out a bunt and Jimmy Outlaw
was safe on Johnny Pesky's error.
The Sox picked up their first run
in the sixth when Pesky walked, went
to third on Dom DiMaggio's single
to right and scored as Williams
grounded out to DankGreenberg.
Boston came from behind in the
eighth when they piled up four runs.
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Indians Nip Yankees, 3-2
NEW YORK, July 13-Joe Gor-
don's error onnLou Boudreau'saat-
tempted steal enabled the Cleveland
manager to reach second safely in
the sixth inning fron where he
scored on Ken Keltner's single with
the run that gave the Indian's a 3-2
victory over the New York Yankees
today.
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Brns Stave Off Cub Rally
CHICAGO, July 13-Brooklyn stav-
ed off a belated ninth inning rally
by the Chicago Cubs to eke out a
4-3 victory over the third place
Bruins today. With the bases loaded
and two runs already in, relief pitch-
er Hugh Casey forced Peanuts Low-
rey to lift a high fly for the third
out.
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Giants Shade Cards, 7-6
ST. LOUIS, July 13--The New York
Giants dropped the second place St.
Louis Cardinals four and a half
games behind the National League
leading Brooklyn Dodgers today
when they defeated the Redbirds 7-6
to even their four-game series.
Senators Divide Twin Bill
WASHINGTON, July 13-, Left-
handed Frank Papish of the Chicago
White Sox won his first victory of
the season today, beating Washing-
ton 9-2, in the second game of a
double-header after the Senators won
the opener, 6-5.
Bues Win Over Phils, 8-1
PITTSBURGH, July 13 - Billy
Cox's home run with two aboard in
the fifth highlighted a 14-hit attack
that gave the Pittsburgh Pirates the
rubber game of the series with Phila-
delphia today 8 to 1. Johnny Lan-
ning yielded only six scattered hits as
the Pirates clubbed three Phily hurl-
ers for their second straight win over
the Quakers.
Brownies Top A's, 11-7
PHILADELPHIA, July 13 -(M-
The St. Louis Growns slammed three
Philadelhpia Athletics pitchers for
seven runs in the fourth inning to-
day and went on to win, 11 to 7,
before about 3,000. Allen Zarilla had
two triples in the Browns' big inning.
ajor League Standings
NATIONAL LEAGUE

th Walter "Wally" Weber and Clifford
*Keen 'directing the team.
Five games are already definitely
listed. Only one of the contests has
been scheduled on the opposing field,
Ohio State at Columbus. Indiana,
Michigan State, Northwestern, and
Wisconsin all come here. Illinois and
Minnesota may be added to the card
later.
To Play Fridays
The B-squad contests will prob-
ably be played on the Fridays preced-
ing the Saturday varsity games, or
on the Saturdays the A-squad is on
the road.
Crisler declared that the programl
of B-team, games is an off-shoot of
his policy of giving as many com-
petition as possible. "We feel that
every boy who wants to play should
get the chaice, whether he is of first
team calibre or not," he said. "This
B-team schedule will allow more
players than ever before to com-
pete."
Shifted From Ends
The coaching shifts move Ooster-.
baan to the backfield from his orig-
inal job at the ends. An All-Ameri-
can fiankman for the Wolverines
three times in a row, he came to the
staff as soon as he graduated in
1928.
Valpey, who takes Oosterbaan's
position at end, was formerly an as-
sistant coach and scout. He, too, was
a member of Michigan varsity, work-
ing under Oosterbaan in 1935-36-37.
The assistant general staff of the
Wolverine gridiron forces is now an
all-Michigan collection of former
players. Butch Jordan was a guard
on the 1938-39 elevens, besides cap-
turing a Big Ten title in wrestling
in 1939.
Port Huron Sailing
Classic Under Way
PORT HURON, Mich., July 13-(P)
-A colorful flotilla of 44 sailboats
plowed northward on Lake Huron
today after a successful start of the
22nd annual Port Huron-Mackinac
racing classic.
The sloop Tigress, owned by Frank
White of the Toledo Yacht Club,
crossed the line with a two-length
lead. in the racing and cruising a divi-
sion, first group to get underway.

ART VALPEY BENNIE OOSTERBAAN
BENNIE THE PASSER !
Old Grads Recall Oosterbaan
As Part Time Backfield Ae
By DICK KRAUS
Only the old grads remember when Bennie Oosterbaan last moved into
the Michigan backfield.
It was in 1927 that All-American Bennie, generally regarded as one
of the greatest pass-receiving ends in football history, teamed up with
halfback Lou Gilber't to form a reversable passing combination that sparked
a mediocre Wolverine eleven to a successful season.
Oosterbaan's outstanding performance as a part time half-back came
as a part of the dedication ceremonies of the University of Michigan Stad-
ium, when an underdog Wolverine squad trounced Ohio State, 21-0, with
Bennie throwing two forwards and one lateral pass to Gilbert to account
for all the scoring.
Later that same sesason, Oosterbaan added punting to his already
replete repertoire of football accomplishments. Despite Conference set-
backs by Illinois and Minnesota, Oosterbaan was selected to the mythi-
cal All-American team for the third successive season.
The 1927 loss to Minnesota wrote finis to Oosterbaan's brilliant col-
lege career. A powerful Gopher squad, featuring line smashing Herb Joesting
and a sophomore tackle named "Bronco" Nagurski, came to Ann Arbor
and eked out a 13-7 win.'
Oosterbaan turned in one of the standout defensive performances of
his career and was a large factor in keeping the game close. He also scored
Michigan's lone touchdown, taking a forward pass for the score.
In his sophomore and junior seasons, Oosterbaan played out in
front of Benny Friedman and together they made up what is generally
'considered one of the greatest passing combinations football has ever
produced.
He joined the Wolverine coaching staff in 1928 as freshman football
coach. He was later named varsity end coach. This new move into the back-
field for Oosterbaan differs from the periodic switches in 1927 in that it is
now a full time job.
Michigan football fans are unanimous in hoping that the permanent
shift to the backfield proves as successful as Oosterbaan's one-play moves of
19 years ago.

Hig~hlights fom-h
from the -
Sports World
By The Associated Press
Budge Faces Riggs
FOREST HILLS, N.J., July 13
-The two top-seeded favorites, Bob-
by Riggs of Los Angeles, and Don
Budge of Oakland, Calif., ranked first
and second, respectively, moved into
the final round of the National Pro-
fessional Grass Court Championships
today.
Riggs, who lost to Budge in the
1942 final, thrashed Wayne Sabin of
Reno, Nev., seeded No. 6, 6-1,- 6-3,
6-4, while Budge, twice national title-
holder, swept aside Frank Kovacs, al-
so of Oakland, seeded third, 10-8, 6-2,
6-2.
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MeSpaden Leads
KANSAS CITY, July 13-Trial-
horse Harold (Jug) McSpaden, San-
ford, Me., seeking his first major
championship in two years, fashioned
a smart 7-under-par third round of
65 today to go into the lead in the
$20,000 Victory Bond Kansas City
Invitational Golf Tournament with
a 54-hole total of 203.
Replacing Chicago's Johnny Bulla,
who started as the leader today at
132, McSpaden was par or better on
every hole, fashioning 3-under-par
32 going out and 4-under 33 on the
return trip. He completed his day's
work with an 18-foot putt to the de-
light of some 7,000 fans.
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Brink Spills Whiting
CHARLEVOIX, Mich., July 13-
Harold Brink, 34 year old Grand
Rapids auto dealer, sprang the big-
gest upset of the thirty-sixth state
amateur golf championship when he
eliminated Dick Whiting, 23 year old
Detroiter, 1 up, 18 holes, in the
quarter-finals here this afternoon.
Whiting, tournament medalist and
the hottest golfer in the meet, bowed
out after Brink sank a sensational
side hill 30 foot putt for a birdie
two to square their match at the
seventeenth.
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MASON MEMORIAL:.
Captain's Plaque In Field Ho
Dedicated to '38 Track Leada

By ALYS GEORGE
At one end of Yost Field House
hangs the Stevens T. Mason Memor-
ial Plaque, dedicated by the track
teams of 1936, 1937, and 1938 to
the memory of the captain-elect
of the 19138 thinclads, who did not
live to lead his teammates to! both
the indoor and outdoor Big Ten titles
they annexed that year.
Inscribed on this plaque are the
names of the Michigan track cap-
tains, beginning with Steve Mason.
Reading down the list of Wolverine
leaders, one finds the names of some
of Michigan's greatest thinclads, Bill
Watson, Ralph Schwarzkopf, Don
Canham, now assistant track coach,
Al Piel, Dave Mathews, Bob Hume
Ross Hume and Dick Forrestel.
Seldom Made Headlines
Unlike those who followed him as
leaders of the Wolverine track squads,
Mason never had a chance to reach
his peak and his name seldom made
the headlines. He reported to Coach
Charlie Hoyt 'as a sprinter, but lack-
ing the necessary speed, was moved
to the quarter-mile. In the spring
of his sophomore year, Mason fin-
.arclyEnAters
Tourney T'd
Bill Barclay, Wolverine golf coach,
will tee off this morning in the PGA-
sponsored "Cucrie Day" tournament
at the Midland Country Club in Mid-
land.
Close to 40 professional golfers are
expected to participate in the event.
It consists of 36-hole medal play,
with the contestants playing in
threesomes.-
Other entries include Sam Byrd
of Plum Hollow, Detroit, who took
the state PGA championship in 1944-
45, and Al Watrous, who has cap-
tured the PGA title seven times in
his career.'

ally found his best event, when Hoyt
began working him on the low
hurdles, where both his speed and
endurance could be used to ad-
vantage.
Mason improved rapidly and in
his last 'year of indoor competition
not only chased Bob Osgood over the
lows, but often doubled back to run
the lead-off position on the mile
relay team. In the indoor Conference
meet that year he helped Michigan
nose out Indiana for the Big Ten title
by taking a surprise second to team-
mate Stan Birleson in the 440 and
running the opening leg of the vic-
torious mile relay, which set a new
Big Ten record with a 3:20.3 clocking.
Concentrated on Lows
When the outdoor season began,
Mason concentrated on the 220-yard
low hurdles, but in all of the Wolver-
ine meets that year he had to be sat-
isfied with the runner-up spot behind
his teammate, Osgood. Although he
showed his ability by beating Osgood
in their practice sessions, he was un-
able to break the tape first until their
last collegiate meet.
After Osgood had set a new world's
record of 14 seconds flat in the 120-
yard highs, he could do no better
than take second to his determined
teammate in the lows, as Mason skim-
med over the hurdles to win his first
and last Conference title.
Elected 1938 Captain
In recognition of his achievements
and qualities of leadership, Mason's
teammates elected him captain for
the 1938 season; but he did not live
to enjoy his hard-earned honor and
prestige. That summer he fell vic-
tim to pneumonia suddenly, and died
within 24 hours.
Although Mason was only an aver-
age runner, his outstanding personal-
ity and excellent attitude marked
him as a leader. He worked long and
hard to become a Conference chamn-
pion and set an example which futre
trackmen, whose names follow his on
the list of Michigan track captains,
would do well to follow.

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A.B.C. Nines Resume Play
BATTLE CREEK, July 13 -()-
Play in the amateur world series for
the national title of the American
Baseball Congress will be resumed in
Battle Creek beginning Sept. 21, it
was announced here today by C. O.
Brown, president of the ABC.

Outsider Wins Futurity
CHICAGO, July 13- (R) - Cosmic
Bomb, owned by William Helis, New
Orleans sportsman, superbly ridden
by jockey Shelby Clark, of McLeans-
boro, Ill., dashed to a one-half length
upset triumph in the $80,775 Arling-
ton Futurity

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