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 - In Kingsmen Pray For Field Drills As Lions Loom...
In Kingsmen Pray For Field Drills As Lions Loom Still awaiting the green light from Ol' Jupe Pluvius, Coach Tom Harrington's Brooklyn College baseball squad has been restricted to Indoor workouts, with the campaign opener against Columbia only two weeks off. Tom has been plagued by rain and intermittent snow and has yet to see his prospects on the diamond. Sixty flayers have turned up for preliminary practice, including some 30 infielders, 20 outfielders and 10 pitchers. With the announcement of veteran hurler Leon Cooper's induction into the marine corps, Harrington will have two holdovers, third baseman Elmer Grossberg and jayvee pitcher Al Herschberg. The moundsmen who have impressed are Stan Leiberfreund and Herb Latzman from Erasmus and Boys, respectively. Rangy John Curran of the '43 football Kings-men, who is currently making a bid with the Dodgers at Bear Mountain as a pitcher, is due to twirl or play first base. Leading candidates for backstop posts are chunky Ray Zambito and Johnny Piselli. but Harrington cannot pass judgment one way or another on both boys until batting drills are held. Freshmen dominate the infield setup with Abble Feldman, Bob Cohen, Wilbur Grant. Mel Kramer, Bernie Friedland. Hal Palucci, Stan Slotnick, Andy Di Fiori and others vielng for first-string positions. Among prospective outfielders that merit consideration are Howard Swansiger, Joe Adamo, Martin Koenig, Max Polisar, Marvin Schmorak and Bob Bloomberg, Sid Flnkuestein, who has been working with the pitchers, is also trying the outfield.

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 29 Mar 1944, Wed,
  3. Page 19

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