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19471111 The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan) Tuesday, November 11, 1947 p8 CLIP
PAGE EIGHT THE NEWS-PALLADIUM, BENTON HARBOR, MICH. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, PICK 26 MINOR LEAGUERS IN PLAYER $245,000 Spent On Purchase ^ Players CINCINNATI. Nov. 11 . t A P ) - It's H IOIIR shot, but the Cleveland Indians misht have picked up the boFt bargain at the major leaner player draft here yesterday when Bill Vecck. president of Ohio's entry in the American League, put Ihe finger on William Kennedy, a southpaw pitcher owned by Louisville of the American Association. | ' Kennedy. 29 years old. has an eye-opening record in organized R A l l l l f D D f l l A / r D Last -"-s-asc'i w i l h Scrnnton, Pa.. LJUL/ULIX I V J T l L I V one of Ihe Class A Eastern League. "*^ W f c % " w like Louisville a farm club ot the Bad mi Red Sox. Kennedy won 15 D r l L I ^ CTI i f t l C f t f ames - lrait on'y two. He was voted O r l N l l I I I l L / I r L / l h c EaMcm League's most valuable Kennedy cost Cleveland $10.000-the $10.000-the dralt price for a player owned by a Class AAA League. The Tribe also shelled out 10 grand for Leonard Leonard Ratio, an infielder, who batted .267 and sparkled defensively for Portland, Ore., one of the Pacific ANN ARBOR. Nov. l l - ( A P ) - F r i t z Coast League, in 1947. Crisler might have been talking I The biggest spender was Leslie about, his own undefeated UniversJtv 0 ' 00 " 1101 '- Beneral manager of the . , . . , . ,,, , . , , t ' Chicago White Sox, suspended for of Michigan Wolverines-bul ^le ; 5everal days recently until t n e c i u b wasn't. He was analyzing the Decided to pay a $500 fine imposed strength of the Badgers of the Uni- by thc commissioner. O'Connor versity of Wisconsin, next, Satur- l )ai(1 s35 - ono !m thm Pitchers and day's opponent and last, major Â« catcher: Hurlers Roman Brims- threat to Michigan's Rose Bowl Â·Â»'"* fl 'Â°m Houston. Tex., Alex Wisconsin, Wolves Bear R e s e m b l a n c e hopes and the Western Conference . .Danelishen from Oklahoma Citv . championship. a n d Wilkes-Barre. Pa, Southpaw A sellout crowd of 45.000 fans will. James P. Goodwin of Jersey City, if the Michigan coach's estimate is anri Backstop Raymond Fletcher correct, note a striking similarity f r o m Milwaukee. between the two teams when t h e 1 whem thc hour-long d r a f t ses- Crisler-men invade Madison, Wis. :sio Â» ended, 13 clubs had selected First of all, Crisler said at a 26 minor leaguers for a total pur- press conference yesterday, after chase P rice of $245,000. consulting scouting reports on Bad- Other players drafted, listed by per contests against Northwestern, clubs: Marquette and Iowa. "Wisconsin is American League faster t h a n any team we've met. this Philadelphia-Outfielder Don W. vear." (Wisconsin undoubtedly faces White, San Francisco, and William the same prospect in the Wolver- DeMars. Mobile, an infielder with j nes ) Asheville last year. Might "Explode" : Washington -- Clarence Difani, "Wisconsin is a team that can Newark, second baseman: Forest explode on you." said the Michigan Thompson. A t l a n t a , pitcher, and J. coach whose fancy-prancers have Len Orkip. Nashville, catcher with exploded on four " conference and Fayetteville and Des Moines. three intersectional opponents for; Boston-- Infielder John Ostrow- 284 points. i E k l Los Angeles, and Boris M. Mar- Crisler whose passing attack, dl-jtin. Toledo, catcher. reeled chiefly by deadeye Bob Chap- ' St. Louis-- Al Gerheauser, Mon- puis, has netted four touchdowns treal, pitcher. in the last three games, expressed; National concern over Wisconsin's aerial: Philadelphia-- Pitcher Walter Du- game spearheaded by Earl (Jugrbiel, Seattle; John Blatnick, Balti- Olrard that has clicked for five more, outfielder with Wilkes-Barre, touchdowns in the last three con- and Huber G. Wilson, Rochester, t es t s ( Infielder with Allentown. "Wisconsin is two or three deep 1 Pittsburgh-- Max West, outfielder, in fine, fast backs." The Michigan! San Diego: James Kleckley. Birm- pilot declared. "There's Girard.iingham, pitcher, and Forest Main. Clarence Self, Wally Dreyer, Gene Kansas City, pitcher. Evans, Jack Wink, Lyle Black- New York-- Jack P. Hallett, Indi- burn _ " 'anapolis, pitcher. j It 'would indeed be a huge club; Boston-- Outfielder Clint Const- j if it had any more fine backs thanlser, Buffalo, and Edward R. Post, Michigan has in such artists as Syracuse, pitcher with Columbia, 1 Chappuis, Jack Welsenburger, Chal-.S. C., and Muncie. Ind. Biers (Bump) Elliott, Henry Fonde,! St. Louis -- Lawrence Biggins. Dick Derricotte, etc. (Minneapolis, outfielder with Sioux ' And then, Crisler, who just re-, City. ' cently stated his own Wolverines 1 Chicago-- Lloyd B. Lowe, Colum- have "improved with every game," i bus, O., shortstop with Columbus, said just that about the Badger jGa. outfit ' Cincinnati-- Ferreli Anderson, St. The Indications certainly point to 'Paul, catcher. t battle of the year when the two] The world champion New York teams meet Saturday, but it is justjYankees, the National League flag- M certain that the similarity will; winning Brooklyn Dodgers and the end on the Scoreboard. Detroit Tigers did not exercise their _ . --- i rights to draft. Before Preparing For Final Game No Serious Injuries Incurred In Battle At Holland Saturday Benton Harbor High Schoool's Tigers wcrs given a day of grace Monday when Coach Joe Rogers excused all players from practice. Inclement weather was partly responsible responsible for his action, but it is believed that Rogers' gridders are in dire need of a break in the daily routine because of the always lurking lurking danger that they might go "stale." It happens to the best of teams and no one realizes that f a c t . more t h a n Rogers and his able staff j of assistants. ; No serio'.is injuries were received by the locals in last Saturday'" game with Holland, although Jim Means incurred a slight shoulder I h u r t . It is Lelieved, however, t h a t ! 'he will be ready to play next Friday j night, when the Tigers meet G r a n d : Rapids South on (he local gridiron.) As a whole, the team will be in excellent excellent condition, both physically and mentally. Coach Rogers reported reported t h a t his boys arc very much upset over the outcome of the tussle with the Hollanders and are j determined to end the season on ' Friday in a "blaze of glory." Whipped Central Their opponent, Grand Rapids i South, is riding on the crest of a very impressive string of victories, one of their victims being the strong Kalamazoo Central team. Ronnie Oow, one of the finest guards to don a Tiger uniform in many years, came in for a large! share of Rogers' praise due to his j spectacular showing in Saturday' night's game. It was Gow who.' time after time, dumped Holland backs when it looked as though they were "off to the races." j Many Reserves In sizing up the strength of the Grand Rapids learn. Rogers reported reported that one of their most, formidable formidable points lies in its reserve power. Adding to this the fact that Benton Benton Harbor has had to rely almost entirely upon a 15-man squad in the tough games, one can envision envision Friday's encounter as being one of the hardest games of the year for the locals. Cheering 'Em On ... by Mun' and Frank Eck BAYLOR fc trounce TDLSA Giles McGinley Fancy Globe Trotters Made President jBeat Gardner's, 48-43 Of Booster Club Irish Voted No. I Third Straight Week NEW YORK, Nov. ll-(AP)-Notre Dames tops the Associated Press football writers poll for the third straight week with 69 per cent of first place votes after its enthusiastic 27-7 defeat of Army in the finale a great series. Ranked No. 1 by 117 of the 169 participating sports writers, the Irish next tackle oft-beaten North- . western, a traditional foe. while runnerup Michigan, with 34 first ft II IT /Â»rklTI A I place voles, takes on improving Wis- b I IM I I h cousin in a game that may decide | L l l l I BEST IN STATE the Big Nine title. Pcnn In Third Pennsylvania which scooted into third place, a shade ahead of Southern Southern Methodist, by handing Virginia its first loss, takes on another rugged rugged foe in Army which dropped from the first 10 for the first time in n- cent years. Although its 14-0 win over Stanford Stanford was unexpectedly close, Southern Southern California lost no prestige. The Trojans held fifth' place. Georgia Tech, still sixth in the rankings with one first place vote, bounces from one tough game into another. Barely escaping with a 16-14 edge over Navy the Engineers clash with onrushing Alabama in a Muskeqon Heights Is Voted To Second Spot (By Associated Press) Flint Central High school's Reri! Reri! skins, winners of eight straight games, was voted top place among Michigan's scholastic football teams for the second straight week today a poll of sports writers conducted j the Associated Press, its pre-' Flint Central. Friday victor over I luster by downing Baylor, 28-7.1 Bay City by 20 to 0, is on .ncing to seventh, with a good|TM n s of the Sagmaw Valley col is Christian team next on the cnce with five wins and no lo ence with five wins and no lossi and in addition holds wins over key game in the South. Texas regained some of SMU adva: Texas Christian team next on list. Penn State, now eighth despite , , three first place votes, is scheduled | Arbor ' Lansing Sexton and Muske- for a Saturday date at BaltimoreS 011 - , , , , , . , , , with Navy which has been aptly d e - j An even dozen of the 16 ballots scribed as "the best losing club in submitted in this weeks poll to the Flint team, with Muskegon Heights taking the No. 2 spot state teams principally on the basis 12 second-place votes by the the country." Wisconsin Rates Wisconsin, a new arrival in the| top 10, will have a fight on its hand! to stay in the class because the scribes schedule calls for that game with 1 Muskegons Heights Tigers won powerful Michigan. However. s l n c e ,their 2bth straight game last Friday being held to a tie by Indiana a n d j i n turning back Kalamazoo Central losing to California, the Badgers f have been coming strong. California took over 10th place by Officers Picked At Year's Last Meeting Of Second Guessers Officers for Guessers' Club the were 1948 Second elected last 8 to 6 in the mud. Flint Northern Third The sports writers' ballots gave .defeating Washington. 13-7, whUe l t h l r d P lace to another Flint team- I Virginia dropped down by its loss toi F " nt I 5 orl , hef1 ' n1 '. w llch cle TM n ,?, r Â°: Penn. Crowding close behind t h e ;VidBS the last big lest for the Flint Golden Bears came Illinois, and Wil- The Harlem Globe Trotters, clever negro professional basketballtrs thoroughly entertained a crowd of nearly 1,000 spectators last night at the Benton Harbor Naval Armory with their unlimited supply of fancy fakes, shoU and passes, and a touch of fine comedy, but when the final whistle tooted the barn-storming pros found that there had been another hardwood' combination combination on the floor. The local Gard- and Mary. ! On a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-I-point ! basis, Notre Dame piled up 1.612J Central club in a game down on ner's quintet played the stars "down to the wire" losing out 48-43 in 'Â· court exhibition that local cage season. colored before .own on the court, i ^Â·-"Â·c,*" ~ ^ ~ . . ,,..,,, AL....O *..,, ^ ^,..j was seen, and State 539, Wisconsin 122, California!^TM *"- magificent Gardner's took over in the scoring! 102 opened the columns. j 85 ' In the preminary, Rizzo's Whole- land Mississippi, each 46, Missouri 42. books for Thanksgviing Day. An upper peninsula team crashed into the top ten teams this week, points to 1,528 for Michigan. Othersi R PÂ° r t s authors above the straits sang in thc first 20 in order were: l t l l c P ralsCK of t h = Menominee High Pennsylvania 1.145. Southern Meth-1 fhool Maroons and gave the odist 1,137, Southern California 995 i defeated and untied U-P leaders Tech 82C Texas 570 p=nni t m ' e c first-place ballots. Menominee won th3 U-P championship handily Illinois 97. William and M a r y l a n d . , is undef5ated with 5even Army 64, Alabama 61, Virginia! st TM'S h , t Y" 15 - - - - - - - " Â· Â· Heres h o w t h e balloting lined Bees To Open Card Nov. 18 BRIDGMAN. Nov. ,, ,, . , ' ing simply, 11--Bridgman ; Th * ev were _. I night at, this year's final meeting | at the Y.M.C.A., Giles McGinley be- |ing named the new president. Bill 'Berger will serve as first vice;president; vice;president; R. B. Collis, second vice;president, vice;president, and Harry Kreider, secretary-treasurer. secretary-treasurer. Coach Joe Rogers, speaking first at the meeting, made no alibis for last Friday's loss to Holland, say- i Reese "Goose" Tatum, outstand-1 sale team whipped Harmon's Drive- Utah 36, North Carolina 33, Minne- the slate's high school teams: "We weren't ready. He did, however, The h i g h s perennially powerful Bees are; prai ' se tne performance of Ron Gow, I again expected to be a major factor i Â£j uane Car i son and Stan Weber, i m area basketball during the 1947-j Rogers emphasized that he thought j sh Â° wcd , 8 J! ea5 Â° n - .. Weber's play was especially out- ".,,". ' The Bees, with a near all-veteran .t., n ..i nl ,. working ing Harlemite center, turned the pivot circle into the center ring of the Globe Trotter circus, successfully successfully executing many fancy plays a n d c o n s t a n t l y going through clowning gestures. Just, incidentally, he accounted for 13 points. However, Tatum wasn't alone, for "Babe" Pressley, Ken Strong and the other colored courtmen added ! much to the entertainment. In, 47-31. Kreiger's 18 points led the .sola 32. winners, while Hood was high lor the losers. cast on hand, open their season on Nov. 18 with the invasion of the standing. Warns About South Ernie Kraemer, assistant coach of Gardner's Strong local quintet, meanwhile, great court possibilities Ace" Eisner and Crocker g well under the hoops Prospects For Trojans Goodi eleven i Others receiving votes were Columbia Columbia 25, Kentucky 22, Kansas 21. Mississippi State 16, Wake Forest 115, UCLA 10, Maryland 9. Villanova 5, South Carolina 4, Vanderbilt and jWesleyan, each 3, Boston College Princeton. Rutgers and Purdue, each 2, Georgia, Trinity, Navy and Rice. ieach 1. Eau Claire ^Beavers. That game is; t h e Tigers, lauded the Grand Rapids r_n , i... i c -.,-__ ,..., '""'-isouth eleven, saying it was a great | against the tough competition. Nat- class urally there was ragged play, but his NEW TROY, Nov. 11--Twenty-six j candidates, including six letter-1 men, have answered the call as the Fred Sickels Will Speak On Radio C championship New Crocker, along with his rebound! .,,._ , , ., ,, managed 10 points for the locals.!of We 1947-48 basketball season. J , u t . . . . . , ,, , Sabadin, Ullig and Franz forced! Last year Coach Art Guse's charg-l Wednesday afternoon, team and that the locals would ha^e,^ Trotters to p , ay good O if enslve ! es won 12 of 17 games and prospect* nounced today. TE 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. IS. 17. 18. 19. 20. AMS Flint Central Musksgon Heights .... Flint Northern Grand Rapids Central Lansing Sexton Saginaw Arthur Hill . Port Huron Menominee Battle Creek Wyandotte Iron River Iron Mountain . . . Coolcy Alpena Detroit Denby ... Stambaugh Mt. Pleasant Ypsilanli Central Negunee ... PC)INTS 137 118 79 72 62 62 54 40 37 29 22 18 11 11 10 9 8 6 g 6 Tr Â°y: Fret i Sickels. Benton Harbor high ; 17. Trojans swing into the first phasas scnoo , C0 ach. will appear for sports interview at station WHFB : 19. it was an- j20. Honorable mention: