Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on October 25, 1960 · Page 29
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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 29

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Tuesday, October 25, 1960
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'61 Irish Will Be Tough! Krause Gives Team Boost FANS DINE ALONE DETROIT FREE PRESS Tuesday. Oct. 2. 1960 tff I' Lose IN or o o o Wilson 6MIssin W r V V,. X Michigan Spate's TOM WILSON . . flinging with the best of them 6 Tom' Boys Will Mix It Up BV 1IAI. HUDDLES WORTH Throughout the years, the Big Ten has been proud of itis halfbacks. This season the quarterbacks are the glamor boys and the rival doaches would like to put in a good word for the pair who will match wits in the climax meeting of Michigan State and Ohio ' State at East Lansing Saturday. It's the. biggest thing on the Big Ten calendar this week, to be played before a sellout homecoming crowd of 76.000 and a regional television audience of millions. ON DISPLAY will be two of the top quarterbacks in the country's toughest conference, ' according to the coaches. The No. 1 Need of It's Vs. MSU's Wilson OSU's Matte "The most underrated quarterback in the Big Ten," says Duffy Daugherty of MSU's Tom Wilson, a senior who is the last of three brothers to star at State and probably the best of the tiio. A smooth operator of the Spartan attack which has not been stopped all season, Wilson's rise has been a surprise to almost everyone except -Daugherty. AS OF Wilson's experience at the start of the season na limited to 162 minutes In two years the equivalent of less than three full game. Since the bell rang last month, however, the Lapeer lad has been the engineer of virtually every Michigan State offensive play. "They talk about all the other quarterbacks in the conference but none has been Tig ers: That's Easy A Catcher! Our Little Kittens Grow UpQuick! - 5 BY LYALL SMITI1 TODAYp BY HAL MIDDLESWORTII The weekend turnover of Tigers, tucked away among all the big football developments, raises more questions than a Kennedy-Nixon debate. But It also makes it as plain as the wrinkles on Casey Stengel's face that: 1 A catcher has to be No. 1 on the club's off - season market list. 2 The new manager, whoever he turns out to be, is going to keep mighty busy In spring training trying to decide whether the biggest farm crop in yoars is good enough to pliy in the American League, 1961 version. In case the news escaped you, the a n n u al house - cleaning dumped both Lou Berberet and Hank Foiles back into the minors, along with such other bric-a-brac as Steve Bilko, Bill Fischer, Sandy Amoros and George Spencer. NINE WENT out and 13 are coming up, about half 'of whom are getting the green light from WHATTA DIFFERENCE a day makes. . . . There was this lion, see, and he's pretty darned discouraged at the way things are going. And why not ? He is supposed to be the king of the jungle and all that jazz like it says in the story books. But it seems like every time he goes hunting this season he winds up being hunted. For three straight weekends he went out to try to act like any decent lion is supposed to act. Every time he fell flat on hi3 face. Guys who watch all this stuff, plus other guys who write hunting stories and talk about it on the radio, they shake their heads like they're watching a tennis match. "Look at that poor old lion," they t'horus. "He has forgotten all that he ever knew. He has lost all his skill. His bite is gone because he hasn't got any teeth. He doesn't even know how to sneak up on his prey anymore. "He stumbles over his own feet, steps on his own tail and when he does manar to corner his prey he let3 it get away. ..." Lion Got Touchy i Sti( ' Foiles Berberet the front office for next season's rebuilding. The departure of Berberet and Foiles reduced'the catching department to Harry Chitl, who hit .163 In 37 games after his arrival from Kansas City in July, and two minor leaguers, Mike Roarke and Bob Rodgers. They didn't exactly knock down any fences, either. The Tigers are going to be up against It, trying to land a backstop because there Is a genuine dearth of catchers in baseball. The Boston Red Sox, for in stance, must have spent close to a million dollars out of Tom Yawkey's great fortune trying to solve their problem behind the plate with big bonus payments. They finally were forced Into a trade to come up with a regular in Russ Nixon. FOILES shipment to Denver of the American Association sets some kind of a record for the husky veteran, who seems to move faster off the diamond than he docs on the bases. Since last December, he has been assigned to six different clubs. He started with Pitts burgh, then belonged to Kan sas City, Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit and Denver. He still might he hack in the majors by spring. The Tigers have to take a chance on losing him in the draft-Turn to Page 30, Column 3 SOME OF TIIEM INSISTED that this old lion was so decrepit that all he was able to do was to bite the hand that was feeding him . . which as everybody knows, is a pretty shabby trick. There also was a lot cf talk that maybe the failure of the old lion to learn new tricks was the fault of the men who trains him in such things. "All the lion knows how to do is to roll over and play dead,' they grumbled. "Guess the old lion ought to have a new teacher next year. The way he perfoimed the , first three times they let him out of his cage, he won't maul anybody all season. ..." That's what they were saying about the poor old lion and he took it prxtty hard, too, I'll tell you. But he didn't put his tail between his legs and slink away to hide. You have to say that for him. He did get a little touchy now and then, and so did his trainer. When guys whose job it i3 to ask questions went ahead and asked them, both the lion and his trainer answered with a snarl. They acted like it wasn't sporting to kick a lion when he was down although they always seemed to enjoy it when the same guys heaped lots of praise on the same lion when he enjoyed better days in the past. But anyway, the lion went out the other day against a colt carrying such a kick that this colt had been king of the jungle ever since the lion reluctantly relinquished the title. That Cat's Alive! EVERYBODY FIGURED that the Hon would take a couple of futile swings at this colt ara then be chased Turn to Tate 30, Column 4 BEST COMEBACK? more consistent than Wilson," Daugherty said. "He's a wonderful ballhandler, especially on our belly offense, cool under fire and n accurate passer. "No, I'm not surprised at the way Tom has come along. We felt from the start that he would be this good and the team has a lot of confidence in him." OTHERS IN the conference do more passing than Wilson, but Daugherty says none uses the aerial arm with more intelligence. "He knows when to pass," the MSU head man commented. "No one could have done a better job under pressure than Tommy did at the end of the first half at Indiana last week." In that instance, .Wilson found himself 58 yards from the goal line with 64 seconds to go. He threw one tremendous pass which was in the air more than 60 yards but couldn't be held by end Jason Harness on the 15. An incomplete toss in the flat followed, then a run good for 11 yards. After that, Wilson connected for three straight strikes through the air, getting tne fapartans across the goal line with 19 seconds to spare. That helped run his season totals to 59 attempts, 27 completions, 488 yards and four touchdowns. TOM MATTE, who will be Wilson's adversary Saturday, played just as big a role in Ohio State's thumping of Wisconsin last week and coach Woody Hayes pronounces him "a pretty good quarterback and a better passer than he gets credit for." Also a senior and a former halfback. Matte has hit the same number of passes as Wilson, but on 14 fewer attempts. Ills pf.rt In Ohio's simple Turn to ?ac 80, Column 5 NEW YORK W Notre Dame, loser of four straight football games since winning its season opener, is in no way undergoing a de-emphasis of the sport, athletic di-i?tor Edward (Moose) Krause said Monday. "Nor," he said, "is the team as bad as it looks." Rather than a lessening of interest in football by the South Bend, Ind., school. Krause said that coach Joe Kuharich was beset by personnel problems, some of which weren't anticipated before the season. "THINGS WILL be all right in a year," he said. "We have one of those clubs that is just a year away. There are only three seniors on the travelling squad, and a team without seniors and the accompanying experience, Is going to make mistakes. Our team is definite ly not as bad as it looks." Krause, here to stump for this Saturday's game against unbeaten Navy in Fhiladel-p h I a's Municipal Stadium, seid as further proof of the "no de-emphasis program, that Notre Dame Is revising its football schedule for the next five years. "We are dropping California, Miami (Fla.) and North Carolina, and replacing them with Duke, Oklahoma and Syracuse," he said. "When you take on teams like these, it certainly can't be construed as de-emphasis." Krause listed the four problems that have beset the Irish as lack of an experienced quarterback and ends, injuries at fullbick and the loss of Red Mack, the team's best halfback and pass receiver. Mack was injured in the 51-19 loss to Purdue and is lost for the year after a knee operation. DY GEORGE PUSCAS The coach showed 'em a bit of class Monday. In his finest hour, having sprung one of the greatest of all Lion upsets, George Wilson spurned a packed ballroom of fans. He had wisely ignored a smaller group last week, when some had come headhunt- BY, GtORGC PU&CAtJ Lions 30, Colts 17. What rise can I say? i Pirie Quits Track, Again LONDON U?) Gordon Pirie Britain's most spectacular Olympics failure, announced Monday he is retiring and emigrating to New Zealand for the second time. The 29-year-old, 3,000 meters world record holder said he will bow out of the British track scene and go to New Zealand next summer, and probably will settle there. Pirie said the same thing int 1958. But after a year in New-Zealand he returned to Britain. - Avo? r ( if . - ( s ' OS THE RIGHT TRACK is Dick (Night Train) Lane (seated), newcomer defensive halfback whose 80-yard return of a pass interception sealpd the Lions' first victory of the season Sunday. Lane Is all smiles as he and assistant s-ach Les Ringaman meet the Lion Fan Club at the weekly luncheon spssion. ing to the weekly Lion Fan Club luncheon at the Statler-Hilton Hotel. So he ignored them again, sat calmly in his office watching football movies, when this larger group came ready to shout his praise. Wifson is not yet secure. Lion president Edwin J. Andersoji, who a week ago Raid that the coarh "must get things moving," would only insit now that "we've got to keep going." Anderson denied that a meeting of the club's board of directors had been planned for Mondayand subsequently postponed to determine Wilson's early or eventual fate. In the coach's place at the luncheon were four Lions who contributed to Sunday's astounding 30-17 conquest of the champion Baltimore Colts, and assistant coach Les Binj;aman. Chief among the athletes was Dick (Night Train) Lane, who must rank as Wilson's first big upset of 1560 . . . the St. Louis Cardinals must be upset because Wilson pried Lane from them in a trade. Without Lane, the Lions could not have beaten Baltimore. Without him, their losses in the season's first three games would have been far more decisive. The slick, quick defensive halfback, though in his eighth season of pro ball is a virtual stranger in Detroit. -Most of his career has been spent in Eastern Division cities. In merely four games, however, Iane has become a local favorite. TIIK LIONS uh him on th left corner, the spot which Jimmy David handled for so many years. In one of the most demanding defensive posit inn n. Lane has shown himself a tough and able competitor. It was Lane who squelched the last Baltimore threat Sunday and sent the Lions skipping and hollering to their first victory of the year. Ills 80-yard run with nn Intercepted pass In the final three minutes ended the Colts' comeback possibilities jut as It seemed that they were moving In on the Lions. But Lane's contributions were not limited to the one play. A week ago, Baltimore's dangerous Lenny Moore scored four touchdowns. Each week, Turn to Page 30, Column 1 Yanks Name Sain Coach Of Pitchers NEW YORK Ufi The New York Yankees Monday signed Johnny Sain, former star pitcher of the Boston Braves, as pitching coach to replace Eddie Lopat, who recently was released. At the same time the Yanks announced that Frank Crosetti, third base coach, will return for hi.s 30th season with the club and his 16th as a coach. Sain. 43. pitched for the Braves from 1942 to 1951. winning 20 games or more in four of those seasons. He joired the Yan- Sain kees In 1951 and remained with them through 1954. Sain coached the Kansa3 City Athletics for a time in 1959 but resigned before the season ended. Two more coaches still are to be signed, manager Ralph Houk said. Jim Hegan will be retained as bullpen coach if he accepts the offer made to him The fourth will be named late . r -'I (j Take Yowy Pick The best comeback in the National League last summer was the work of either Stan Musial of the SL Louis Cardinals or Bob Friend of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Associated Press voters liked Musial becaure he came from a .255 batting average in 1959 to . 1- - O K with 17 homers and 63 runs batted in for 1960. More than that, Musial went to the bench for two weeks early in the season amid rumors of re- Musial The board of UPI went for Friend for his 18-12 record and his workhorse status along with 20-game winner Vern Law in P i 1 1 s b u r gh's pennant drive. Righthand e r Friend had a 22-14 record in 1958 as the Pirates finished second, but he slumped to 8-19 a 8 Pittsburgh 1 tirement. Hitting only .235, he returned to bat .292 for the rest of the season. Friend tumbled to fourth place in 1959. Friend pitched in 38 games and had a 3.00 earned run average last season. At. Last-Giants Win TOKYO (UP I) The San Francisco Giants Monday won their first game in three starts of a 16-game goodwill series by defeating an all-star Japa nese team, 1-0. But 35.000 fans at Korakuen Stadium w-ere disappointed at the major leaguers failure once again to show any batting power. The Giants got only seven hits off four pitchers. They are the first visiting major league team to fail to hit a homer In three games. D'Aimunzio Rolls Perfect Game Augie D'Annunzio, who aver ages 190, rolled a 300 game in match play at Mt. Elliott Recreation. D'Annunzio also shot 197 and 222. It was the second perfect line at Mt. Elliott in two years. X HV I " L- i , ' n --rJ A . .. . 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