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Braves Top Redlegs Again, 5-1

Gene from the
by Dhick Cramer,

Apprais of the Sununer
WITSHTHE summer term just about over and The Daily one dal
sway from taking a month's vacation, it's about time for thi
observer to give his appraisal of the sports world over the past eigh
From this sideline, the summer's sports scene has been a mixture
of joy and frustration. Most of the joys were shared by all Michigai
students; the frustrations were fewer and more personal.
As a native of Pennsylvania, I've been rather unhappy during the
past two months about the fortunes of my favorite baseball clubs
the Philadelphia Phils and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
While Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Brooklyn have been running
away from the rest of the National League, the Phils have been
closing in, but never quite attaining the first division.
Curt Simmons has been authoring the "comback of the year'
story in the National Loop and Harvey Haddix has been a valuable
addition to the Phils' pitching corps. Mary Blaylock and Stan Lopata
have ben real surprises "at the plate. But the Cardinals, playing onl3
.500 ball have still managed to stay ahead of Philadelphia in fourth
Two big reasons for the Phils' failures have been relatively poor
performances by the two mainstays of the club. Del Ennis' hitting
and Robin Roberts' pitching has been much below par.
The Pirates have been an even greater source of frustration.
Dale Long and Company sem near bankruptcy after an unusually
profitable beginning of the season. Now Pittsburgh is slipping not sc
gradually back into its decade-long doldrums.
Of course, Daily readers who are fans of the Yankees, Braves,
Redlegs, Dodgers and even the Cardinals will not share my disappoint-
ment in the pennant races.


... contributes vital homer


Share Pride in Michigan.. .
BUT WE can all rejoice in the place Michigan has taken in the,
summer sports,
At the start of the summer, we made the bleak observation-sum-
mer school students had little chance to see current evidence of
Michigan's great tradition of leadership in sports. We warned that
except for a limited Intramural program, students would have to rely
on past records and future expectations to realize that tradition.
How wrong we were!
Probably the biggest news concerning Michigan had ominous
overtones when it first appeared. Look Magazine had accused Big
Ten schools in general and Michigan in particular of violating the
Cqnference code on financial aid to athletes.
This did not look like a furtherance of the Michigan tradition--at
first. But Michigan came through the ordeal still recognized a sports
In reaction to the magazine charges, the Big Ten studied the
Michigan case and found no illegality in Wolverine actions. Instead,
the consensus of opinion was that Michigan was made the central
target of an attempted scandal merely because its "big name" added
news value to the story.
Michigan's prestige was indicated by the fact that its Athletic
Director, H. 0. "Fritz" Crisler, was, one of four men appointed to study
and revise the Conference athletic code.
Evene in the first week of the term, the Wolverine tradition was
far from dormant. Representatives of Michigan's golf and tennis
squads were competing in the National Collegiate tournaments with
sufficiently gratifying, if not extraordinary results.
Netters Without MacKay.. .
ITHOUT THE services of number one man Barry MacKay, the.
Big Ten champion netters still managed to tie for sixth in NCAA
competition. At the same time the golfers, who finished second in
the Western Conference, had Fred Micklow qualify for the eighth-,
finals of NCAA play. Micklow lost a close match at that point to bei
eliminated from the tourney.
Michigan's sailing club got into the news twice. The first week
it competed against many more widely know crews in the National
Intercollegiate Dinghy races and finished a surprisingly close third.
Later it won an open regatta in Michigan against teams from seven
other schools.
Individuals have brought added fame to the name of Michigan
this summer, too. Big Ten champion MacKay of the tennis squad has
been most noteworthy.
After an exhibition trip to England, MacKay was named to repre-
sent the United States in two American Zone Davis Cup matches.<
Winning one match and losing two in his first Davis Cup experiences,
MacKay is looked on nationally for great things in the future. .
Swimmer Dick Hanley, who will just begin to compete for Michi-t
gan as a sophomore this coming year, has also brought distinction to1
his school this summer. He became the first Wolverine to qualify
for this year's United States Olympic team by finishing second tof
Indiana's Bill Woolsey in the 100 meter freestyle event.
Bill Thurston became the latest in a long list of Wolveriner
diamondmen to enter professional baseball when he signed a contract,
with a farm club of the Detroit Tigers.
Only some of the summer's additions to the Michigan traditionl
have been mentioned. It has been a good summer for Michiganr
sports-wise. Those readers who return in the fall can expect more of#
the same when the regular school year begins.-

Invite U.S.
Track. Stars
MOSCOW (I)-Russia invit
the United States yesterday7
send a full track and field team1
Moscow with all expenses pa
next July for a head-on cla.
with Soviet athletes.
Leonid Khomenkov, chief of t
Soviet sports committee on at
letics, said "Americans can sen
as many as they like." He sa
that the invitation, extend
through Dan Ferris, secretar3
treasurer of the Amateur Athlet
Union, also has a provision f
1958 if the United States is unab
to send a squad next summer.
Home-and-Home Series
Soviet Olympic coach Garbri
Korobkov said Russia would lii
to have a home-and-home serif
like they have with Britain.
In New York Ferris said he ha
not recevied an invitation fro
the Russians since last year bi
thought it would be possible t
send a team to Moscow in 1957.
"I think our track and fiel
committee and finance committe
would be happy to send a tear
over this summer, but our repl
was that we were too busy raisin
funds to send the Olympic tear
to Melbourne to finance such
trip. In addition, the Olympi
committee ruled that no Olym
plans could go overseas now.
Return Trip
"I don't know about a retur
trip. After our weight lifters wen
over there, the Russians were sup
posed to send a team here bu
they didn't do it because the;
wouldn't submit to finger print
The Russian government ha
continually balked at this proced
ure an American law requirin
fingerprinting of visiting Russian
before granting visas.
Girl Swims
Lake Ontario
TORONTO (AP)-Britain's Bren
da Fisher yesterday swam Lak
Ontario, . crossing the 32-mil
stretch from Niagara-on-the-Lak
in 18 hours, 51 minutes, croppin
two hours, five minutes from
Marilyn Bell's recognized record
Miss Bell swam the distanc
first in September 1954. Thre
weeks ago steam-fitter John Jare
mey of Toronto became the firs
man to accomplish the feat.
The British girl's gruelling swim
crowned her second attempt at th
Lake Ontario challenge. She
missed out in a bid last summe
that saw her give up after 1:
hours, 43 minutes.


Hurling Job
Sparks Wint
By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE ,)-The National
League leading Milwaukee Braves
last night dulled a Cincinnati
threat by defeating the Redlegs
for the third straight time, 5-1, on
the strength of Del Crandall's
two-run homer.
A crowd of 38,580, which set a
new four-game series attendance
record of 162,880, watched rookie
Taylor Phillips notch his third
major league victory without a
Crandall and Danny O'Connell'
supplied the batting muscle Phil-
lips needed to go all the way.
Crandall's 13th homer with a
man on in the sixth broke a 1-1 tie
after his long sacrifice fly had
tied the score in the second.
O'Connell drove in the Braves'
final two runs in the eighth with a
bases loaded single.
Robinson Homers for Redlegs
Frank Robinson's 26th home run
in the first kept the Redlegs from
being shut out.
Phillips, a 23-year-old southpaw
up from Wichita, scattered seven
hits and walked only two. It was
Phillips' second straight complete
game in which he allowed only
one run.
The loser was Johnny Kippstein,
who started and was taken out for
a pinch hitter in the sixth. His;
record now is 10-9.
The Braves, who lost the first
game of the series and were only
one game up on the Redlegs, now
lead Tebbetts' third place club by
four games. Brooklyn, which was
rained out at New York last night,
is in second place, two games out.
Robinson, who had gone one for
10 in the first three games of the
series, collected four hits, includ-
ing his homer.
* * *
White Sox 4, Cubs a
CHICAGO-A first inning streak
of wildness by Myron "Moe" Dra-
bowski, 21-year-old bonus pitcher,
gave the Chicago White Sox a 4 to
0 victory over the Chicago Cubs
last night in a benefit baseball
game before 23,438 at Comiskey
Drabowski, former Trinity Col-
lege athlete, walked three batters
and hit two at the outset to force
in two runs. He then settled down
to permit only two singles until
removed for a pinch batter in the
Howell Goes Route.
Dixie Howell, 36, went the route
for the Sox, stopping their cross-
town rivals on five hits.
Drabowsky walked the first two
batters, Bubba Phillips and Nellie
Fox, without throwing a strike.
Larry Doby grounded out but Dra--
bowsky hit Dave Philley with a
pitch to load the bases. He also
hit Walt Dropo, Phillips scoring,
and walked Jim Delsing to force
in Fox with another run.
Pinch batter Ron Northey drove
in two runs with a single in thet
eighth off Vito Valentinetti.
Minneapolis 5, Cleveland 4

.. . rising Moon eclipsing Aaron's star?
Moon Lifts Batting Mark,
Challenges Aaron for Title

NEW YORK (1P-Wally Moon,
St. Louis' speedy outfielder, is the
latest Cardinal player to make a
bid for National League batting
Moon boosted his average to .327
and challenges Milwaukee's Hank
Aaron, the league leader with .340.
Firgures include games through
The parade of St. Louis batting
title aspirants started when Rip
Repulski grabbed the lead early in
the season, only to injure his
Ken Boyer and six-time cham-
pion Stan Musial also forged to
the front before Cincinnati's Ed
Bailey took over the lead. Aaron
streaked ahead July 24.
Musial fell from second to third
at .317, last week.
The New York Yankees' Mickey
MaJjor League'
I W L Pet GB
New York 73 38 .658 -
Cleveland 63 45 .583 81}
Boston 62 47 .569 10
Chicago 56 50 .528 14'
Detroit 52 58 .473 2017
Baltimore 48 62 .436 24
Washington 45 64 .413 27
Kansas City 37 72 .340 35
Chicago at Kansas City (N)
Detroit at Cleveland (N)
Washington at Baltimore (N)
Boston at New York (N)
Milwaukee 66 42 .611 -
Brooklyn 64 44 .593 2
Cincinnati 63 47 .573 4
St. Louis 55 54 .505 1 r
Philadelphia 52 55 .486 13%
Pittsburgh 48 61 .40 18 2
Chicago 44 62 .415 21
New York 39 66 .371 25%4
New York at Brooklyn (N)
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (N)
Cincinnati at Chicago
Milwaukee at St. Louis (N)
for all the family
The Dascola Barbers
near Michigan Theatre

Mantle continues to hold a com-
fortable advantage in the Ameri-
can League batting race with .371,
followed by Boston's Ted Williams,
runnerup at .453. Mantle also is
tops in home runs with 41 and
runs batted in with 104.
Mickey Vernon, also of the Red
Sox, is third with .337.
Duke Snider of the Brooklyn
Dodgers maintained his National
Leagu home run supremacy with
32 and Musial continued to set the
pace in RBI production with 87.
Paige Pitches
One-Hit Game

Files of Daily Disclose
Changes Through Ti,11
ture gossip column bout
With just one more issue of the''
sports rumnors,
Summer Daily remaining to go to The sports page has prog
press, let's wipe off the layers of from one story in 1930. t on
dust and open the final sport's
>ale in 1940, to a full pa,:e in
pages of the previous years and I any readers of this articl
compare them with those of 1956.1to attend the Univ'ersity in 14
IAt present, the New York Yan- would be a good idea to in
kees hold first place in the Ameri- ately subscribe to what m
can League by a sizable margin of Dnown as the Michigan
8, games over second-place Cleve-
land. In the National League, the _"_ _
Milwaukee Braves are on top of ,_.
the standings by a meager 1 Ir
game margin. C mG
Looking over last year's sports Dial NO 2-2513
pages, two different teams occu-
rpied the top rungs in the major TAPDI
leagues. In the American League,
the Chicago White Sox held the KILLER-CAVERI
top spot, but were only one-half
game ahead of Cleveland and one THE CARIBB
full game ahead of New York, who
eventually won the pennant.
Dodgers Held Amazing Lead
The senior circuit race was al-
most over with the Brooklyn Dod-
gers holding an amazing 14-game
lead over second place Milwaukee.
The Dodgers rolled on to the
National League pennant and vic-
tory in the World Series.
In football, the Cleveland WARNER BROS. sawr
Browns were picked as 12-point
favorites over the College All- ,U
Stars. The Stars, however, came
out victorious, 30-27. CQO B WARNERCOLC
For our final summer issue in A$. WStAN"o
1950, the sports news ignored the Lw LLOY N
New York teams. Detroit was in
first place of the American, while Thursday -
Philadelphia held the top spot BI NG CROSBY
in the National Loop. GRACE KELLY
Detroit, however, couldn't hold FRANK SINATRA
up and the mighty New York -
Yankees came up in the final",,O E
games and took the pennant and HIGH SOCIETY"
the World Series from the Phils.

Misses McIntire, Milligan Take Golf Lead

WINNIPEG - Barbara McIn-
tire of Toledo, Ohio, and Rae
Milligan of Jasper, Alta., shot 75s
yesterday to tie for medal honors
in the 18-hole qualifying round of
the Canadian Women's Open Golf
The two will head the two
groups of 16 players each who will
go into match play tomorrow in
the championship flight. Play-
ers with scores of 88 and better
qualified for the title hunt.
Among the Americans in the
week-long classic who made the
grade were Pat Lesser of Seattle,
who tied defending champion
Marlene Stewart of Fonthill, Ont.,

for the runner-up spot with 76;
and Virginia Dennehy of Lake
Forest, Ill., 79,
, ** *
Leallas Upset
CHICAGO-The bid by the sen-
sational Leallah for the year's
two-year-old filly honors hit a
snag yesterday when she finished
a poor fourth in the $97,470 Prin-
cess Pat Stakes, won by Splen-
dored, a driving 8-1 shot -finisher.
Reverie-Knoll Farm's Roman-
ita, ridden by Willie Shoemaker,
was second, a neck behind the
Hasty House farm's Bluebility
a 60-1 shot with veteran Johnny
Adams aboard, took third, three

and a half lengths behind Roman.
Leallah, ridden by Eddie Arcarc
and owned by Charlton Clay of
Paris, Ky., was seeking her sixth
straight victory and fourth stak
triumph. But she failed to respond
in the mud in the stretch and was
fourth, 21/2 lengths behind Blue-

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