THE C G: LV DAILY
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1957
FAG! TE1~ THE MTCTITGA~1 DULY FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1957
By JOHN HILLYER
It will be no coincidence if pro-
fessional sports have a distinct
Michigan flavor in the very near
Several Wolverine athletes who
recently became graduates have
decided to take a whack at the
play-for-pay ranks, in addition to
Steve Boros, who took a bonus to
join the Detroit Tigers before his
college eligibility had expired.
Ron Kramer, the great All-
American end, signed a one-year
contract recently with the Green
Bay Packers of the National Foot-
ball League for a reported $15,000.
It is one of the highest rookie
salaries in the league's history.
Kramer's future was up in the
air for three weeks after his last
college participation-the Big Ten
track meet-had taken place.
Details on the Boros signing
can be found on page I.
Packer Coach Lyle Blackburn had
to outbid the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
of the Canadian Big Four for the
big end's talents, finally coming to
Ann Arbor himself to close the
Although it was thought that
this action would puttadamper on
the prospect of Kramer playing for
the Detroit Pistons of the National
Basketball Association, Kramer
himself said that he is still con-
sidering pro basketball.
The NFL season severely over-
laps that of the NBA.
Blackburn revealed that he in-'
tends to use Kramer at right end,
currently held down by Bill How-
ton, one of the leading nass re-
ceivers in the NFL. Howton would
be shifted to slot back under this
Canadian teams got their share
of Maize and Blue, however, ink-
ing two star linemen, Al Signian
and Dick Hill.
Signs with Ottawa
Sigman accepted an offer from
the Ottawa Rough Riders of the
Canadian League. Hill, an ag-
gressive guard, signed with the
Montreal Allouettes. He was voted
by his teammates as the squad's
Most Valuable Player for the 1956
Ken Tippery, sharp-hitting sec-
ond base standout and captain of
the baseball squad this past sea-
son, joined the Baltimore Orioles
organization, signing a non-bonus
contract. He will be sent to the
Orioles'sKnoxville farm club in
the Class A Sally League.
Tippery led the Wolverines in
batting with a mark of .429.
Other Michigan athletes who
had previously signed with pro
football teams include Tom
Maentz, Chicago Cardinals; Mike
Rotunno, Cleveland Browns, and
Terry Barr, Detroit Lions.
RON KRAMER AL SIGMAN
... $15,000 from Packers ... a Rough Rider
. . .signs with Orioles
Michigan Swim, Diamond Stars Cited
Trainer Jim Hunt of Michi-
gan athletic teams was recently
elected president of the Na-
tional Athletic Trainers Asso-
ciation at the group's meeting
in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Top ratings came recently to
members of Michigan's swimming
and baseball teams for the per-
formances during the past season.
Ken Tippery, Wolverine captain
and second baseman, made the
first team All-American baseball
team which was announced last
His teammate, Steve Boros, was
a third-team selection for the
squad, announced by Marty Karow,
Ohio State baseball coach, who
was head of the selection com-
Boros at Second
Boros was put at second base,
although he played shortstop dur-
ing the season and is a third-base-
man by preference.
Seven members of the swimming
team were honored by the swim-
ming selection committee on Tues-
day, June 11. Top spots went to
Fritz Myers in the 1500-meter free
style and Cy Hopkins in the 200-
yd. breast stroke.
Tha swimmers, who won the
NCAA title in March after bowing
to Michigan State in the Big Ten
meet, also placed Dick Ranley sec-
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ond in both sprint events, while
Don Adamski was named fifth best
in the 100-yd, back stroke and
eighth in the 200-yd. back stroke,
Hopkins second in the 100-yd.
breast stroke, and divers Dick
Kimball (fourth in low-board and
second in high-board), John Mur-
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Narcy (ninth in low-board).
'M' To Host NCAA's
Michigan was also awarded the
honor of hosting the NCAA cham-
pionship meet for 1958.
The Big Ten dominated the
selections, with Indiana and Ohio
State coming up with six nomi-
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