E MIFCMGAN DAILY
TUESDAY. JULY 114. 1959
WAGE 70th THE MICHIGAN DAILY 'TUESDAY, JULY 17, 1950
DETROIT (P)-The Briggs
ily yesterday sold the Detroit
ers and Briggs Stadium to ai
man syndicate headed by M\d
gan radio executives Fred I
and John Fetzer for $5,500,C
It was the biggest financial
in baseball history.
The club's six-man Boar
Directors made the choice
meeting that ended nearly
years of uncertainty followin
death of Walter O. Briggs Sr.
Tigers' late president.
Briggs' son, Walter 0. "S
Briggs Jr., has been pres
since 1952 and had made n
cret of his admiration for
The new owners immed:
announced the 44-year-old B
would remain with the orga
tion as executive vice press
Harry M. Sisson, present secr
and business manager, will
Eight syndicates had bid fc
Detroit club, regarded as or
baseball's best franchises. Fo
the bids were at least five-mil
dollar offers, but the only se
contender to the Knorr-FE
group was a syndicate led b3
orful Bill Veeck, former own
the Cleveland Indians and tl
In a statement, the Tigers
that by Oct. 1 the new o'
"must make full performan
their stipulated bid. A cast,
posit of one million dollars
be placed in escrow as an i
payment when the sales a
ment is tendered and signE
Aug. 1, 1956."
Veeck's group bid $5,251
But the directors were set ag
Veeck and his methods of prc
ing baseball. Briggs said
wanted to keep the Tigers i:
hands of local people who N
"continue the same dignifiet
sound policies begun by Wall
MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP.
Braves Gain Seventh Straight Win
...heads Tiger syndicate
NEW YORK (R)-Stan Musial
of the St. Louis Cardinals, who
usually lets his bat do his talking
for ' him, is making good on a
spring training prediction.
The 35-year-old stalwart con-
fided to friends in St. Petersburg,
Fla., last March that he expected
to nail down his seventh National
League hitting title this season.
Musial is starting to make his
move and has spurted into the
league lead with a .327 average
one point more than Cincinnati's
Ed Bailey. Figures include games
Mickey Mantle of the New York
Yankees maintains his American'
League supremacy with a .365 av-
erage with Detroit's Charley Max-
well trailing at .352. The Tigers'
Harvey Kuenn remains third with
Musial also is the National
League runs batted in pace-setter
with 69 and Cincinnati's Ted
Kluszewski heads the home-run
derby with 23. Mantle continues to
lead the American League in ho-
mers with 30 and RBI's with 74.
By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - Henry Aaron
blasted his 11th homer of the year
in the fourth inning yesterday to
break a 1-1 tie and give the Na-
tional League-leading Milwaukee
Braves a 2-1 decision over the
Pittsburgh Pirates and a string of
seven straight victories.
The victory, righthander Bob
Buhl's 11th against four defeates,
made it a clean sweep of the three-
Buhl, striking out five batters,
was seldom in trouble. He yielded
seven hits, one of them Frank
Thomas' 16th homer of the sea-
Indians 7, Red Sox 3
BOSTON-Veteran Bob Lemon
registered his 11th victory of the
season yesterday as the Cleveland
Indians slammed out 17 hits and
7-3 victory over the Boston Red
The 35-year-old righthander
coasted behind a fine five-hitter
after his mates pounded Boston
ace Frank Sullivan for three runs
in the fourth inning.
The victory moved the second..
place Indians to within 10 games
of the first-place New York Yan-
kees who were rained out. The
Red Sox are in fourth place, 12
games off the pace.
... eleventh homer wins game
Redlegs 10, Giants 4
legs sprayed 14 hits around Crosley
Field last night, including three
homers, to trim the New York
Giants, 10-4, for the third time in
The Giants set up an early 2-0
advantage before the Reds could
Redleg home runs were by Gus
Bell (his 17th), Ed Bailey (his
16th) and Frank Robinson (his
19th). Bill White smacred his 11th
round-tripper for the lossers.
Dodgrs 4, Cubs 1
CHICAGO-Rain cut the Brook-
lyn Dodgers' work-day to six
innings yesterday, but that was
still enough time for the world
champions to take a 4-1 verdict
over the Chcago Cubs.
Gil Hodges used his 19th homer,
his second in two days, to cement
the decision in the first inning
with three runs.
Phils 2, Cards 0
ST. LOUIS -- Harvey "The
Kitten" Haddix,. former St. Louis
lefthander, last night beat his
former Cardinal teammates for
the third time in four tries, pitch-
ing the Philadelphia Phillies to
a seven-hit, 2-0 victory.
Haddix made his season record
8-3. He came to the Phllies in a
five player trade May 11 with a
Two of the St. Louis hits were
by Stan Musial, boosting his Na-
tional League leading average to
M ~ajor League
W L Pet GB
New York 57 26 .687 -
Cleveland 46 35 .568 10
Chicago 43 35 .551 11L1
Boston 44 37 .543 12
Baltimore 37 44 .457 19
Detroit 36 45 .444 20
Washington 33 53 .384 251/
Kansas City A 30 51 .370 26
Chicago at Baltimore, (2 twi-night)
Cleveland at Washington (N)
Detroit at New York (N)
Kansas City at Boston (2 twi-night)
WV L Pct GB
Milwaukee 48 30 .615 -
Cincinnati 47 33 .588 2
Brooklyn 44 36 .550 5
St. Louis 41 41 .500 9
Pittsburgh 37 43 .463 12
Philadelphi'k 37 44 .457 12}
Chicago 34 44 , .436 14
New York 30 47 .390 17,!
Brooklyn at Cincinnati (N)
New York at Milwaukee (N)
Philadelphia at Chicago
Pittsburgh at St. Louis (N)
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Request for the review was
made by Southern California and
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hardest in the conference actions
which likewise involved Washing-
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Faculty Delegates talled
Called into the session also were
the faculty representatives for
athletics at the nine member
schools since these are the men
who take official action for the
Financial penalties against the
four schools, all placed on proba-
tion for varying lengths of time,
total an estimated $232,000. Forty-
two football players and two
track men at USC were assessed
loss of a year's eligibility, the
same punishment handed grid-
ders at UCLA earlier,
Ineligibility for Others
Ineligibility also faced football
players at Washington who re-
ceived illegal aid from booster or-
ganizations. Four or five were ex-
pected to be barred for a year at
California. Names of the indivi-
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