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FREE PRESS Friday. Aug. 30. 193 A SPORTITORIAL 22 DETROJT Lyall Smith Asks Baseball to 'Repay' the Babe by Fighting Cancel Baseball has a stock answer ready for all occasions when BY LYALL, SMITH Free Press Sports Editor Babe Ruth is dead. They now talk of a memorial so that the world of the future will remember him as more than a page of type in the record books of baseball. They orate of naming a ballpark, "Babe Ruth Stadium." They say they will name a street in this city and in that one, "Babe Ruth Boulevard." It is a memorial that speaks of life and the saving of life. It is a memorial to wipe out the disease which made George Herman Ruth at the age of 53 one of the 173,000 Americans who die each year of cancer. Ruth "made" baseball. He filled every park in the major leagues as a player. They have remained filled ever since as the game took the impetus of his name and his bat and became America's favorite. Baseball owes Ruth a debt. Baseball can repay that debt. It is morally bound to repay it. O I SUGGEST TILVT EVERY BALL CLUB in the United States, both in the major and in the minor leagues, set aside one day in the remaining weeks of this 1948 season. proceeds should go Into a study for the prevention and the cure of cancer. It should not be just a day this year and then forgotten. It should be an annual day until the medical profession has found a way to kill the disease that kills. On Sept. 30, 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th homerun of the season. It was a day that made him the homerun-hitter supreme. What better time could there be for baseball and the baseball world to honor his memory than on Sept. 30 of 1948 and of every baseball season until cancer is beaten ! Minor leagues have completed their seasons by that date but there are others. For lack of any better, let them pick their last day of their campaigns. Babe Ruth loved kids and he loved life. Kids love life, such a suggestion is put to it. o THE CLUB OWNER SAYS be will have to wait until he hears from the league office or from the baseball commissioner. Baseball is cautious about opening the door to "donations," it is fearful of becoming beseiged by all organizations who want to raise monies for this cause or that. But baseball has repeatedly said that it "owes a debt to Babe Ruth it can never repay." It CAN be repaid. It SHOULD be repaid. It is time for THEY TALK OF MANY idle, useless things like merely changing a street sign in honor of the man who means more to sport3 than any other ... of a man who rose from an "orphanage" to become the idol of every kid in America ... of a man who epitomizes the ideals of what we call the American way of life. There is only one memorial that can be honored with the name of Babe Ruth. some club owner to step out now and be the first. It should be called "Babe Ruth Day.' A9g Coll egians over BolSi Sides Are Pointing to Injuries 100,000 Due to See Annual .Grid Struggle BY BOB LATSHAW Free Trees Staff Writer CHICAGO The College All-Stars should roll up their third straight victory over the National Football League champions Friday night in Soldier Field. However, the All -Stars may have to overcome numerous injuries to key players as they go against the Chicago Cardinals. Head Coach Frank Leahy is bemoaning: the loss of Bump Elliott, the great Michigan halfback, and has added woes because two Notre Dame backfield stars, Johnny Lu-jack and Pete Ashbaugh, are ailing. NOT TO BE outdone by the pessimistic Leahy, Jimmy Conzel-man, coach of the Chicago Cardinals, rattles off a list of injured pros that would lead one to believe that the NFL representative will have a tough time fielding a team. Despite the injuries, Leahy Is sticking to his three-team plan in seeking his second straight personal triumph over the pro champs. The "loss" of all Leahy's stars rpmitiHs vetpran nbsenvrs of last. year's tussle between the Stars JFJJR f o Broadcast All-Star Battle The Chicago Cardinals-College All-Stars football game at Chicago Friday night will be broadcast by Radio Station WJR. The contest starts at 9:80 p. m. (Detroit time). and the Chicago Bears. Claude "Buddy" Young was an ailing back, according to all the reports from the college camp, lie was healthy enough, however, to lead an 18-0 rout of the BeRrs. 311 V IT WILL BE a safe bet that Liijack and his cohorts will be out there before the 100.000 fans when the going gets tough. It Is also a safe bet that the pro-casualties will make remarkable recoveries. Even if Lujack, who lias been bothered with a charley horse, doesn't play, the Stars will have an excellent passer available, lie's Charley Conerly, the Mississippi star who demonstrated he could throw the ball in last Saturday's dress rehearsal. Conerly to Bob Mann, the Michigan and Detroit Lion's end, picked up some 103 yards on four passes in the intra-squad game. FROM THE standpoint of Michigan football fans, this could develop into one of the most interesting games in the 15-year history of the series. All told, there are nine Michigan players on the squad who will be vieing with 14 members of the Notre Dame Club of last year for the honor of "beating the pros." ALL-STARS CARDINALS Clenrv (So. Cal.) IK Billy Drvrell 4 oiinor (N-I)l I.T t'hrt Bulcer Wetnnirioler (Wth) I. i I.luvil Arim i-V'Olt (NllVT) ( Krown tlnrt.) R (1 i ar..l.Vi (N-D) K T lord i.Mirh. KK I ii lark N-H 1 It ti hum. ills Otirh.) I. H I onerlT ( Mis. ) R H tlllott I.Mirh.l IB Gtrrard Kumsev i H if " Mai' knrner ChnrlrT TrinnI I Klmer Anciman! l'at Harder ! Clonus IMoves BALTIMORE (JP) The Balti-mora Bullets of the Basketball Association of America signed Leo Mogus, who played with Youngs-town, Ohio, last year. Buffalo Ready BUFFALO, N. Y. (U.R) The ; University of Buffalo football quad will begm preseason drills Aug. 30, Head Coach Frank Clair aid. On Your Mark . . . VALKENBURG, The Netherlands (TP) The world cycling championships will open here fturday. lOB Favors Pro Grid Kin I As of TOD A f - v Bonus' - H ill Surprise Average Fan DY THE TERM, "bonus player", is a new one in the jargon of baseball. It fast is taking its place along with such expressions as Texas Leaguer, hit-and-run, pop fly and kill-the-umpire. But it's a term which still has the average baseball fan confused. Most baseball followers believe it means that when a promising rookie is given more than $6,000 to sign a major league contract he is a bonus player and thus is subject to the rules governing such a prize parcel. And that is true as far as it goes. But it doesn't go all the way. Commissioner Happy Chandler was in town last week and after spending several hours with him I asked him how many bonus players were signed to major league contracts. "I'll find out," he said. "And I'll let you know ..." He did. The findings were interesting. There are exactly eight bonus players in the majors. The Boston Red Sox have Pitcher Charley Stobbs, the White Sox have Pitcher Ike Pearson (he's Isaac O. Pearson III, on Chandler's list), the Boston Braves have Pitcher John Antonelli, the Phils have Pitchers Curt Simmons, Robin Roberts, ex-Michigan State, and Charles Bicknell. Doiv't Peek! It's Campbell THE INDIANS have one and so do the Tigers is Satchel Paige. Detroit's is . . . nope . . . not Catcher Frank House . . . but First Baseman Paul Campbell! The names of Pearson, Paige ry,nl-n l-i-r-.iiC! -nloTri. A of TI Tl i f 1 IIIUIVV. l-'WA-tlAfc L J v.-. the others are promising young noggins with bankrolls until they v. A V, K-rrrc-4- -.n n i-JfVi Ulic uuiut i. ui 1 i ui0cot uhl wx 0 tof $75,000 receiver ... is understandable since he has not been signed to a Tiger contract but officially is listed as a member of the Flint (Mich.) team in the Central League. Paige also is understandable since the venerable Negro hurler is taking his first fling at major league baseball and signed a contract for something like $25,000 of Bill Veeck's money. f Pearson, the Chicago hurler, is an old- timer who was made a free agent and thus Campbell was free to sign with any team he wanted for whatever they wanted to pay for him. Evidently the Sox paid him more than $6,000. But it took a long look at the official rules book to discover how Campbell, the Tigers' fill-in first baseman, made this elite group. He was NOT a free agent when Billy Evans bought him from Louisville. Neither was he a rookie who had never played organized ball before. Got 'Piece' of Sales Price ONLY ONE CLAUSE in the nlnvpr ran fit CnmnhplTs rasp nnd that anytime a player under contract is given a percentage of his , . , - . . x . , saies price wnen ne is soia to anomer ciud, mat ne too Becomes , , a oonus piayer. So, without having checked with Tiger officials, it appears that Mr. Campbell picked up a few extra bucks when the Tigers bought him from Louisville. All of which, of course, is perfectly legal. Put them all together and the eight names on the official bonus-roster in Chandler's office make quite a group. Pearson made the grade because he was given a free-agent billing before the White Sox signed him. Paige made it as the oldest member, an honor which he probably will never relinquish. The five rookies made it under terms of what the public commonly understands a bonus player to be, while Campbell becomes the first one to be given the tagline because he was given part of his sales price. And Frank House, the highest isn't even on the list because of signed to the contract of a minor No wonder they're talking about changing the darned thing. Major League Standings AMERICAN' LEAGUE W L. Pet. GB Cleveland Philadelphia Boston Xew York DETROIT 69 42 .622 68 46 .596 66 46 .589 64 46 .582 53 55 .491 44 68 .393 43 66 .394 36 74 .327 ! 2Vz S'i 41 i 1 4i' I Washington St. Louis 32 ' i iChicaeo THURSDAY'S RESULTS Xew York 8, Washington 1. Philadelphia 10, Boston 3. Only Games Scheduled. FRIDAY'S GAMES St. Louis at DETROIT, night. Washington at Boston (2). Chicago at Cleveland, night. Xew York at Philadelphia, night. Sox Ball Player List LYALL SMITH Cleveland's and Campbell are ones that rTl O littlp TV! llfP 1 Tl t PfPS 1 1 Tl Or. A 1 1 . - w - kids who were beat over the rewarded V1011- cicr. uii-ii ' " n g- .. . " V i " " official definition of a bonus it must hp this: nnp Tt renins - priced bonus player of them, a technicality which finds him league club owned by Detroit! NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB 1 2 ! Vi 10'j 161 2 19 Boston Brooklyn 63 48 .568 60 47 .561 61 50 .550 56 50 .528 55 53 .509 52 58 .473 47 65 .420 44 67 .396 St. Louis Pittsburgh New York Cincinnati 'Chicago THURSDAY'S RESULTS Pittsburgh 2, Chicago 1. St. Louis 4. Cincinnati 0. Boston at New York, rain. Only Games Scheduled. FRIDAY'S GAMES Boston at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at Chicago. Philadelphia at New York, night. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, night. as Y Macks Now Trailing by 2i Contests Fowler Comes Up with 12th Victory Special to the Free Press j BOSTON The Philadelphia Athletics broke out of a batting; lethargy in the late innings to swamp the Boston Red Sox, 10 to 3, and regain second place in' the tight American League pen- nant race. ! i Deadlocked 2 to 2 going into ! the seventh inning, the Athletics1 hopped on .starter Joe Dobson and his successor, Tex Hughson, ' for four runs. Connie Mack's ' hopefuls then came back with an- j other four-run splurge in the j eighth at the expense of Hughson, Southpaw Earl Johnson and Earl Caldwell. DICK FOWLER started off for Philadelphia and went until the eighth inning when Lou Brissie was sent in. Fowler was credited with the victory, his 12th of the season against four defeats. The triumph enabled the Athletics to pass the Red Sox in the fight for second place. Philadelphia now trails the pace-setting Cleveland Indians by 2'J games. Despite the loss, Ted Williams, the Red Sox slugger and the American League's top hitter, boosted his average. Williams col lected two safeties in three trips i to the plate. rillLADKLPIII.V BOSTON AR H ft A AB HO M'fky.i Vain rf A t 1 II ft O IVsk y.'Alt A I AVilTms.lf 3 O Stephen, !i 4 lloerr.'ib 4 Snenrp.rf ft .'i (iooil'n.L 4 O Tehl.efts.e 4 O Intion.! ?t 0 Hnch'n.n II 4(ihnon.n O Hliiweil.D O lMnp 1 .NtotX.s.D O i l 1 1 "i 1 2 1 lii 1 :t I 1 O o o II (I 41 O n o I nan n.ei lfnin.II. H s Miiii .ki. .5 i W hile..!li 4 0 4 1 11 2 1 ml.. -K ; fo 4 I Bri SSir.O I Totals 411 It 211.1 Totals 31112111 4'alled nut on utrlkeg for Caldwell Id etelilh. Philadelphia O 2 O OOO Boston 1 II 41 10 0 4 4 o in i 1 O J 3 R Valo 2. Mffo-ky 1. 4 hiipmsn. Fain. Whlf. Stirfrr, Konr 'i. Iehkv Willjaftis. t. White. Kill Sorter :. Chapman. Mr-Coskv Faio '-i. M;iieiki 3. Stephens 'i. Suenee. 'ill White, Fain. Spence 'i. HR Slider. 1)1' White. Snder and Fain: Mi-jeski. Snder and Fain. I.B 1'hlladelphia l-i. Boston r. BB Fnnler 2. Dobson 2. Hnch-ion 3, Johnson "i. Stohhs 2. SI) Kow lr 1. Brissie Dobson 2. Stobh 1. H Kowler 1 1 in 7 (none out in eighth), Brissie O in 2. Dobson 10 in ii-A. lluehson 2 in 1. Johnson I in 0. Caldwell O in A. Stonhs 1 in 1. W I' Fowler. LI Dobson. Attendsnre 18.8IB (paid). Reynold's Arm, Rat Beat Senators, 1I WASHINGTON (&) Right hander Allie Reynolds posted his 19th r-itnr-Tr r,f tho rooenn o a v, ! .-,;U.l II,. -VT it -,rl i an 8-1, five-hit triumph over the Washington Senators. Reynolds also isrnited a six-run fourth inning rally that enabled thei(Horrhil,,.;- JJ iims 10 win me game wnen neibHtton singled with the bases loaded and two out to send home the first two runs of the inning. NEW YOHK WASHINOTOX AB II O A AR H O i I 4 1 Yost.. "lb 4 2 4 I (oan.lf 4 II Stew'rt.ff :i II Koh'ts'ii.r 4 0 Koar.'ib 3 II Christ'n.s 3 1 F.arlv.e 3 I Wnn.o 3 1 II ' .1 i Mn,rf i IDiMacef 4 Berra.rf 4 Keller.lf S Kizznto.s 5 N iarhos.e 3 Keyn'ds.n 4 Totals 3! 13 37 7 Total, 31 8 27 "' ew YorK OOO II II 11 II Washineton OOl OOO 00 O 1 R Stlrnweis 2. Rronn 1. Berra 2. Rix 7tiio. Niarhos, Reynolds. Christman. KBI Wvnn, Remolds ii. Stirnweiss. Broun 3. Henri, h. Rizziitn. an hristman. Kito. : Ilenrieli. ernon. Berra. Brown. ,(B nrown. ill" Vernon. I hristman and Vernon. I.B New York 8. Washington 4. B'l W'tnn 4, Reynolds 1. SO Wynn 1. Reynolds 1 Attendance 4.217. Pitches Perfect Game, a 44-Hitter MILWAUKEE (JP) Guy Zimmerman, of Oakland, Calif., tossed the first perfect game in the his- tory of the National Horseshoe j Pitching Championships. Zimmerman threw 44 ringers out of 44 shoes to blank Henry Pergal, of Crane, Ind., 50-0. Dixie Bowl Prices Reduced to 1.90 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. () The Dixie Bowl announced a ticket price reduction for its proposed New Year's Day football game here. A top of $6.75 was charged for the first such game this year between Arkansas and William & Mary. The top price next Jan. 1 will be $4.90. Head Coacli Now SIOUX FALLS, S. D. (TP) Jerry Thompson, of Cameron, Wis., was named head football coach at Augustana College. ." .Reg to 'May His Story Inspire t V": tl I JMIi I If U -I tz . - f v tail's i - si i f Cat Wins 6th in Row Reds Held to 4 Hits as Cards Triumph, 4-0 ST. LOUIS (Jp) Harry (The Cat) Brecheen, St. Louis Cardinal southpaw, shut out the Cincinnati Reds, 4 to 0, on four hits for his 15th victory of the year and his sixth in a row. This lifted the third-place Cards to within two games of the front running Boston Braves, who were Idle. Terry Moore drove in three of the runs with a homer end a single. CINCINNATI st. i.nris B'mh'ti.ef 4 AR H AR H O O 1 O I 1 1 o n Adams..Sb 4 Mar ion. h 4 Musial.rf 3 Mooro.rf 3 Maiieh'r.l 3 I.ane.3b 3 Jones. lb 3 I o z o 1 o (I 1 i," T Saner. If 4 4 s 7 1 1 o Lam'no.e H Kliiz'ski.l .f Stallrup.s li Zientara,2 2 2 Riee.e 3 O Breeh'n.o 3 1 O o II adamn O o o o o o o o Ittirkh't.D 0 O 1 Totals 4 21 To(:ils 6 iT13 aWalked for Zienfara in elichth. bl'ouled out for Kaf fensberier in eighth. Cincinnati St. Louis nun o o o ooo 10 3 o o o o o o x i ' K Iliisak. Marion. Musial. Moore. RBI -Moore 3. Lang. Marion. HR Moore. I.B Cincinnati 4. St. I.onis "J. KB Kaf- fensberter 1. Brecheen 1. SO Brecheen 7. Kaf fensberuer 4 II Kaf fensberiter O in ! 7. Biirkhart 0 In 1. LI' Kaf fensberiter. j Attendance 9.483. PirOtCS A SaiH BeOt Cubs, 2-1, for Sweep CHICAGO (JP) Truett (Rip) Sevvell, ancient nemesis of the Chi- ' cago Cubs, hurled his fifth victory- over them this season as the Pittsburgh Pirates won, 2 to 1, for a sweep of the two-game series. The 40-year-old veteran scattered eight hits. riTTSBCRGH AB H O Poiek. n 4 11 4 12 CHICAGO A AB II O 4 erban.2 .1 t 4 II Jeffc'I.ef 2 O 1 li WI.ike.ef 1 O O 3 1 o o 1 0 r; 1 4 O 4 2 O O Caviir'la.l 5 II I'Hfkn.,'! 0 I.owrev.lf 4 3 Nich'l'n.r S 1 Sehef'ne.c 4 4 HSrhen O O Matfh.s O 't Sm:il!ev.!i 3 A.Wk'r.c 1 I.iwle.n 3 hMad'ern 1 Borowy.o 0 Ch'b'rs.o O r W'k r.r 3 1 Kiner.if 4 sVey-n"'.! a Murt'Kh.3 4 Kluttx.e 4 Jewell. o 4 Totals 33 8 27 14 Totals 36 8 , j g ; Ran for Seheffinit In eiichth. Hlrounded Into foreeout for elshth. lade In Pittsburgh Chicago 10O 10 0 OOl ooo o o o i O O 0 1 R Knjek, F. Walker, rrbnn. t- Kniek. rafko '. erbn. Sewell. RBI l.owrej-. Murtanith. 2B k. Walker. J5n Koiek. 8 Hnrkman. IP I'afko and Cavarretta: I Miirtaneh and Stevens: I.nde. Smaller and; Cavarretta: Smallev, Vernan and Cavar- retta. I.B Pittsburgh 9. Chieaen 11. BB Ijde 3. BornvT 1. Sewell 3. SO Lade 3. Sewell 4. II I.ade 7 in 8. Borowy 1 in s?fr. Chambers 0 In 4. tP Lade. Attendance 10.853. Takes Coast Job LOS ANGELES (U.R) Leonard (Bud) Adams, 1947 Drake University line coach, has been signed as freshman football coach at Peppenline College. f" A ' ix-- v -fs.- tis 4'-&F'' - 'tB Jt M. A V . .wr. - " r s y ' aim Second -. -Ht.Jlwir -owyfrnn - mm'wn. . vv'T. sCS!S-' FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BABE RUTH IS ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL Members of clergy kneel in prayer at altar (coffin Is In foreground) 'Give Us Air , Titans With Improved (This Is the fifth of a series highlighting the preseason football situations at the University of Michigan, 3Iichigan State and the University of Detroit.) BY TOMMY DEVIXE Football statistics can be painful! Chuck Baer, the personable young University of Detroit gridiron tutor, winces each time he WILL HONOR BROADCASTER 'Harry Heilmann Day7 Slated at Briggs Sept. 11 One of baseball's most popular individuals will be honored with a"day" at Briggs Stadium Sept. 11, it was announced by a committee of prominent Detroiters headed by J. Edgar Duncan. The person to be honored Is Harry Heilmann. broadcaster and a f o r m e r De- , troit Tiger out- fielder. The Detroit ' now a baseball 4m. Tigers will play host to the Chicago .White Sox on that day. The committee said that donations will be gladly accepted from tbe "little fellow" who may Heilmann pitch in with dimes as well the more prosperous donors. as ; Elaine Lewicki I Scores Upset 1 ! VTTT-lTtT PTOWV n TA 3 ; Elaine Lewicki, a 15-year-old from ! Hamtramck, Mich., proved the o: sensation of the women's singles Ui wjic wmu ieu.uo .la- mem Dy upsetting Airs. reriruae Bartholomew, of Detroit. Elaine, an unseeded player, won a semifinals spot by defeating Mrs. Bartholomew, 7-5, 6-2. She meet Rhoda Joan Hopkins, . , , -v rn.t inn. top-seeded star from Forest lluls, Y., Friday. Oklahoman Wins Southpaw Golf FRENCH LICK, Ind. (..?) Loddie Kempa, of Stillwater, Okla., won the National Left-handed Golf Tournament. Kempa, shooting two-under-par golf, defeated Don Scott, of Lln-worth, O., 9 and 7, in the finals. Generations to ' w T .watfigj?. ifisja x jyi"Jig!lj w If Passing, Baer's Boys scans the Titans' forward-passing record for the three seasons he's' been at th helm. IT AS ERA when football teams are ultra pass-conscious, Detroit has failed miserably in the development of an aerial attack. It is this deficiency and the fear of its continuance which is Baer's biggest concern as he prepares to start practice Aug. 30. More details on the program will be announced later. Heilmann is one of the Tiger greats. He led the American League in batting in 1921, 1923, 1925, 1927 when the league was loaded with outstanding hitters, including Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Babe Ruth, et al. 29 Boats Enter Gold Cup Race Twenty-nine high-powered boats are entered in the 1948 Gold Cup race to be held Aug. 28 on the Detroit River. The announcement of the record field for the 41st annual water classic came as the Detroit International, Regatta Association, sponsor of the event, completed plans at a Detroit Yacht Club meeting. Nineteen of the craft will represent Detroit clubs. Cup Will Honor Late Pops Cooper PICTON, Ont. (JP) A trophy will be placed in annual competition at the Picton Regatta in memory of the late Jack (Pops) Cooper, veteran Kansas City speedboat driver who died from injuries suffered in a spill at the regatta Aug. 2. Hail to the Victors! NEW YORK (JP) University of California oarsmen, who won the eight-oared rowing title at the Olympic Games, returned from England. All Tied MILWAUKEE (JP) Crews from Detroit and Toronto were tied for the lead after two days of racing in the annual international Barthell series for universal yJchts on Lake Michigan. - Place Come1 siuS' - -A v. , V; ' v-' t V4 Associated Presx Wirei'l"in Could Fly High Here's the sad story Titans' passing record: of the Year 1 1 945 i 1946 Attempts 100 lift 148 Conip. 35 28 47 Yds. 5. XX 805 1947 Totals 86 1 110 19.VJ The three-year aggregate discloses Detroit passers have completed only 30 per cent of their forward attempts. For gridiron efficiency and a semblance of balance with the running attack the passing average should be nearer the 50 per cent mark. The disparity between the two phases of the Titans attack is indicated by the fact Detroit topped the nation's major colleges in rushing last season with a gain of 3197 yards on the ground. Detroit's staggering ground-gaining total for 10 games was compiled despite the absence of " - " "5 t h e aerial threat. This one - sided attack enabled opponents to mass defenses against the Titans. Most Detroit opponents used a seven - man line as the basic defense. The Titan aerial game was so impotent the . -A ioea aarea tnem o'Malley to try to throw against the thinly-spread defense. Detroit hasn't had a forward-passer of top stature since Tippy Madarik, now with the professional Lions, was in the lineup. In 1941. Madarik gave Detroit its last potent passing-attack when he completed 64 out of 128 tosses for a total gain of 874 yards. That's more passes than Baer's combined aerialists have been able to complete in the past TWO SEASONS. BAER REALIZES the urgent need for a passer who can keep the opposing defense loose. At the outset of the season he expects to entrust the duty to Bob O'Malley, a 175-pound junior from Chicago. O'Malley was an understudy for Gene Malinowskl a year ago. His passing wasn't Impressive then, but Baer worked overtime with the quarterback during spring drills and claims noticeable improvement. If O'Malley fails, the Detroit coach likely will give Ed Jealke, former UD High star, a chance in the passing role. Jealke played end last season, but Baer has switched him to quarterback. Give Detroit a passer and the Titans will make life miserable for their nine foes. If the passer isn't developed, there'll be hard bumrn i along the road. " Plead

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