16 April 1958

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Listed No. 3 on Coach Murray Warmath's tentative spring roster Is Vern Pollock, an ex-Navy man from DeSoto, Mo., also a sophomore. sophomore. Then there are Joe Salem of Sioux Falls, S.D., Gene Murphy of New Brunswick, N.J., and Lyle Skandel of Superior, Wis., Nos. 4, 6 and 7, respectively, and all rookies. The lonesome native son In all of this is Larry Johnson of Edina, likewise a newcomer, who is listed listed No. 5. Tuesday's opening turnout of 84 was too large to handle efficiently. efficiently. Warmath indicated he would have it down to about 66 or so within a week. Lettermen Get Nod On a tentative first team that was otherwise solid with lettermen, lettermen, although not necessarily seasoned seasoned at all positions, Warmath installed installed Tom Robbins of Rochester as fullback. Robbins was with the nonplaying redshirts a year ago and has three years of eligibility 'eft. Behind him were Roget Hagberg, Hagberg, also of Rochester, and Jim Rogers of Mankato, both newcomers. newcomers. Fifteen lettermen turned up Tuesday, including halfback Bill iChorske and tackle Gerry Wallin whose 1958 availability was once considered doubtful. Absentees were Billy Martin, the Chicago halfback whose Infant Infant daughter died Sunday, and end Tom Moe, who is with the baseball team. Need More Speed These were some of Warmath's post-practice observations. There is no above-average speed among the new men at halfback, although Curt Thalberg of Red Wing and Bill Kauth of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., figure to help. Fullback is a vast problem at the moment in the absence of any proven material, but youngsters like Robbins, Hagberg and Rogers may develop in time. There will be a minimum of experimenting experimenting this spring. While he may make a few position shifts, players he expects to depend on next fall are in the spots they will play fulltime. The rest of Warmath's No. 1 team had Perry Gehring and Ken Schultz at ends, Norm Sixta and Wallin at tackles, Ev Gerths and Jim Phillipe, guards; Mike Svendsen, Svendsen, center; and Reese, Chorske, Bob Soltis and Robbins in the backfield. Ron a the away Joe Wichita SPRING PRACTICE — University of Minnesota football coach Murray Warmath (right center) is joined by retired Gophercoach Bernie Bierman to watch football team in spring drill Tuesday. The two players are Bob Soltis (right) and Tom Robbins. Robbins. Bierman coached Minnesota for 13 years and won six Big Ten titles (AP Photo fax) National League Rookies Enjoy Big Opening Day By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The rookies had themselves a day as the National League, now a coast-to-coast network, opened the 1958 season. Three rookies ruined Milwaukee's Milwaukee's debut before the major's top crowd yesterday, 43,339, at County County Stadium. Ron Blackburn and Curt Raydon, a couple of kid right-handers, blanked the Braves over the last four frames, and R. C. Stevens singled the winning run home in a 14-inning, 4-3 victory for the Pittsburgh Pjrates. At San Francisco, rookies Jim Davenport and Orlando Cepeda showed few jitters at the plate while backing up veteran Ruben Gomez's six-hit, 8-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Chuck Essegian and Ray Sem- proch were big guns as Philadelphia Philadelphia cracked Cincinnati 5-4. And Dolan Nichols and Ed Mayer though working but briefly, got in on a four-pitcher shutout as the Chicago Cubs whipped the St. BOSTON and fans Boston team Stanley Cup The wrong end even after powerful the teams the fifth seven "The terrific hockey they have Detroit National Abel, knocked straight amazed—as —Tuesday completely for a 3-1 "Montreal us during the way they can 'The defense Don sensationally." "This more Coach Canadiens do more uniforms." "The to the Coach Toe going to we did really Don in the Boston the Montreal's was in the opening the second Louis Cardinals 4-0 in the lone "f " co nieht came nn*n,»r in «!«,«, od when night game opener in either league. deflected TV| , _._. „ . _. onds after The Pirates, overcoming Ed from [athews twn nnmo mn« man. . . winner last season, before gave up at the end of nine Braves Fail to Play Like World Champs By CHUCK CAPALDO 12-AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Wednesday, April 16,'58 NAME'S THE SAME, LOCALE DIFFERENT — San Francisco Giants centerfielder Willie Mays chides Duke Snider, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, about name on uniform before start of major league opener at Seals Stadium Tuesday. Mays batted .333 last year as member member of the then New York Giants. Snider batted .274. (AP Photofax) Mathews' two Home runs, managed managed a 3-3 tie against Warren Spahn, the NL's lone 20-game he innings. innings. Gene Conley was the loser, giving up a two-out double to Dick Groat, a single to Bob Skinner and then the payoff single to first baseman Stevens. Davenport, taking over at third for the Giants, singled twice, scored twice and drove in a run for the Giants, playing before a crowd of 23,448—all the Seals Stadium Stadium can hold. Gomez fanned six, walked six and drove in a run as the Giants rapped starter-loser Don Drysdale and two relievers for 11 hits. Jim Brosnan was the winner at St. Louis. Nichols, Mayer and Don Elston all got into the act in the seventh to preserve the shutout. Chicago belted Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell for three runs and seven hits in the first three frames. The crowd of 26,246, a record for a night game opener at St. Louis, saw Stan Musial tie Mel Ott's total-bases record in the National National League with a single in five trips for a total of 5,041. Essegian, a rookie in left field, doubled twice, scored twice and drove in a run for the Phils, who blew a three-run lead before finally finally wrapping it up before an overflow crowd of 32,849 at Cincinnati. Cincinnati. Semproch, coming on after after the Redlegs scored four in the sixth against Robin Roberts to gain the lead, pitched one-hit, shutout ball the rest of the way. A walk and singles by Wally Post, the ex-Red, and Ted Kazanski Kazanski got the winning run home in After Montreal, to Boston Sunday. necessary, next St. 4th Steven Jay fashioned at the Congress out a squad of The place in and might it not games of Veteran bowling the Steven The cago's tepid star-studded 600 series. The St. ue to with their Carmen astota, in" booster judged over the excess moved ABC Carmen, ally

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  1. The Austin Daily Herald,
  2. 16 Apr 1958, Wed,
  3. Page 12

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