The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 06, 1953, Page Page 3, Image 3

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    Tuesday, Jonuory 6, .1953
Pegs S
The Lineup
Servicemen Play Large
Me In 'S3 Pennant Race
'One of the biggest factors in
the 1953 baseball pennant races
will be the returning service
men. Before any pre-season pre
dictions or evaluations of this
year's major-league standings
can be made, the help of re
turning servicemen must be
considered. A total of almost
three dozen players will be re
joining their respective clubs
this spring and in many ways
will alter the plans and pros
pects for the teams.
Ford Important . . .
The most Important returnee
by far ! Whltey Ford, the Yan
kee p r i e
rookie of
1950 who
won nine and
lost one be
fore pitching
the clinching
victory In the
World Series
against the
rh lilies. It
appears that
the 84-year-y
e a r - old
nnrt-Klder is
so Important to this year's New
York plans that Allle Reynolds
(Bobbie Shantz's runnernp for
the Most Valuable P la y e r
award) may be converted into a
relief pitcher by manager Casey
Braves Are Happy . . .
The returning Johnny An-tonelll-Del
Crandall battery is
bound to help the Boston
Braves. Antonelll, 22-year-old
left-hander who was paid a
$75,000 bonus to sign in 1947, is
reported to have found himself
during his service hitch Can
dall, also 22, was one of the
majors top catching prospects
two years ago and is expected to
pick up .this season where he
left off.
Indians Get Five . . .
Jim Lemon, who hit .330 and
led the Texas League in homers
in 1950, is the best of five serv
icemen due to return to the
Cleveland Indians this year.
The others are pitchers Dick
Weik and Al Aber, infielder
Doug Hasen and outfielder
Herb Adams.
Chuck Klasek
Two men who should help the
Pittsburgh Tirates are Danny
O'Connell, 25-year-old short
stop who hit. 229 in 50, and
pitcher Bill MacDonald, who
had an 8-10 record two years
Dick Kokos, a long-ball hit
ting outfielder who parked IS
homers !n the stands during the
1950 season, will probably get a
starting nod with the St. Louis
Browns, If he Isn't put on the
trading block by own Bill
Veeck. Other returning to St.
Louis are Infielder Owen
Friend, pitchers Clarence Mar
shall and Mike Blycka, and out
fielder Roeco Ippolito (Ippolito
once cavorted at Sherman Field
with the Lincoln Athletics.)
Tigers Have Pitcher . . .
Ray Herbert, who started fast
for the Tigers in '51 with a 4-0
record, rejoins Detroit in May.
Sam Calderone will return to
the New York Giant lineup
while the Philadelphia Phillies
get catcher Joe Lonnet, who has
been tabbed by Phillie owner;
Bob Carpenter, as "The best
young prospect in our organiza
tion." Outfielder Bill Wilson, the
Southern Association RBI lead
er in '50 with 125, bolsters the
White Sox, and first-baseman
Preston Ward and catcher Carl
Sawatski (another W e s t e rn
League performer) will be wel
comed back by the Chicago
No matter how great a show
ing these returning servicemen
may make, we still don't think
they will take the place of such
great stars as Ted Williams of
the Boston Red Sox and Jerry
Coleman of the Yanks, who
were claimed by the armed
andbuHQ, Seger Spark
ham Husker Offensive
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HUSKER OFFENSIVE GIANT . . . Bill Johnson, 6-7 center,
scored 12 points against Colorado Monday night as Nebraska
chalked up its first conference win of the regular season. John
son, a Junior from Lincoln, is ranked second among NU scorers.
The Scarlet sharpshooters connected on 52 per cent of their field
goal attempts in their win.
Nelson, Serr, Becker, Brown
Finish As Top Prognosticators
Track Meeting
All freshmen and varsity
trackmen have been asked to
report for a squad meeting at 5
p.m. Tuesday on the indoor
track In the East Stadium.
Coach Ed Wier said that roll
call will be taken for all men
who have checked out track
Glenn Nelson, The Daily Ne
braskan sports editor, pulled
away from the pack on the bowl
predictions to win the '52-'53 Pick
Your Winners Contest. Nelson
compiled a .763 average over a
twelve week period to beat out
second place Bob Serr by 86 per
centage points.
Serr managed to hang onto
the runner-up position by only
eight points as Tom Becker
staged a last minute spree that
fell short at .719. Serr had a
.727 average.
In fourth place was Bart Brown
with .702.
The remaining six places were
very close after the bowl games
had been finished.
Bill Mundcll squeaked by
Howard Vann for fifth place
by another slim margin of
eight points with a final aver
age of .688. Vann compiled
Arnie Stern just escaped the
cellar by two points at .654.
There was a three way tie for
eighth place between Chuck Kla
sek, Ed Berg and Marshall Kush-
Berg was the only predictor to
hit 10 out of 10 in one week dur
ing the year, although Nelson hit
a perfect score in the six bowl
Becker pulled up with a five
out of six performance, Mun
deli and Stern lost percentage
points by missing three out of
six, and the remaining arm
chair predictors hit four out of
six in the bowl games.
Coach Harry Good's Cornhusker
cagers capitalized on team bal
ance and accuracy to dump the
favored Colorado Buffaloes, 80'-65,
Monday ntetu at Boulder.
j It was the opening conference
game of the regular schedule
for both clubs. Colorado dropped
the Huskers, 67-6S, In the Big
Seven tournament held during
the Christmas holidays. The
earlier ram decided sixth place
in the tourney. I
Junior guard Jerry Sandbulte
paced the victors with a 20-point
total, nmmg lour field goals and
13 of 14 foul shots.
Nebraska's of fans moved
smoothly, as the Huskers hit 52
per cent of their shots from the
floor, and 34 of 43 free throw
Colorado grabbed an early lead,
NU Cagers
Win 5, Lose 3
While NU students were at
home enjoying the Christmas holi
days, the Cornhusker cage squad
was Dreaxing even m four con
tests during their two week "va
During the pre-season Bi Sev
en Tournament at Kansas City,
Dec. 26-30, the Huskers won a
single contest over Iowa State and
dropped close decisions to Kansas
and Colorado. This landed them in
sixth place in tourney competi
tion. Only Iowa State and Okla
homa finished below them.
Nebraska returned to Lincoln
and opened the New Year on
the right foot, Jan. S, with a
convincing 92-58 win over a
small Harvard University quin
tet. Bill Johnson blossomed
forth as a top scorer as he 'led
the Scarlet with 26 points 12
on free throws. In garnering
their fifth win against three
losses (excluding last night'a
Colorado game), Nebraska dis
played a balanced scoring at
tack. In amassing the total of 92
points against the Harvard men,
the Huskers broke the all-time
total point scoring record of 89
points which has stood since 1948.
Playing only part of the game,
Bill Johnson neared the individual
scoring record set this year by
Fred Seger when he poured 29
points through the hoop against
Springfield (Mass.) College.
and Nebraska trailed, 18-21, at the
end or trie first period. NU con
nected for 22 points in the sec
ond quarter, however, to lead,
40-38 at intermission. From that
time on, the Huskers coasted to
the win with little challenge of
the lead.
Art Bunte, second highest
scorer In the conference going
into Monday's game, led the
Buffs with a 22-polnt spree.
The CU center hit nine field
goals and four of six gift tosses.
Tigers, Sooners Win
Gary Filerfs 18 points led Mis
souri to a 66-61 win over Iowa
State Monday night. Delmar
Dierks, Iowa State's high-scoring
center, led the Cyclones with 17
Oklahoma pulled another league
upset by rushing past favored
Kansas, 76-61, The Jayhawks,
conference champs and NCAA
title-holders last year, nlaced sec
ond in the Big Seven tournev at
Kansas city during the holiday
The Huskers play host to KU
Monday night at the Coliseum.
1 Frank Gompert, tophomora
guard for the Silver and Gold,
was next with It.
Fred Seger, junior Husker
guard who heads the list of NU
scorers, hit six shots from the
floor and five of six free throws
for 17 points.
Center Bill Johnson and for
ward Don Weber aach hit IS
counters for the winners.
The sscore by quartors:
NU .....,...,18 22 22
CU 21 14 14
Three Huskers
Place In Top 10
Three Husker basketball players
rank among the top ten scorers
excluding Monday night's con
Fred Seger, Junior guard from
Omaha, is third with a 14.2 av
erage in eight games and 114
total points.
Bill Johnson. 6-7 center, has
111 points for a 13.8 average and
fifth place among league scorers.
He is closely pressed by guard
Joe Good, who has 110 points and
a 13.8 average for sixth position.
AlNAmerica Dick Knostman
of Kansas State paces the pack
with 182 points and a hefty 22.6
average; Colorado's Art Bunte
has hit for ISO points and a 16.2
average; Delmar Dierks of Iowa
State chalked up 113 points in
seven games for a 14.1 point-per-game
Seger and Good, both starting
NU guards, are the only men plac
ing in the top six who are not
Biggest feet on Missouri's 1952-
53 Varsity basketball team belong
to Med Park. A sophomore from
Lexington, Park wears a size 14.
Huskers Finish
High Nationally
Nebraska's football team wound
up 12th in the nation in rushing
offense with an average of 250.4
yards per game, final statistics for
the 1952 gridiron season indicated.
Oklahoma was second in the
country and Colorado 25th.
In total offense, the Huskers
were 80th on a 829.1 -yard aver
age. Oklahoma held down the
No. 5 spot.
Coach Bill Glassford's Corn
huskers were rated fifth in kick
off returns with a 23.5-yard av
erage on 30 returns.
On the individual side of the
statistics sheet, Nebraska's Jim
Cedardahl was 14th in the country
in kickoff returns with an aver
age of 25.4 yards on 13 returns.
Quarterback John Bordogna
was 58th in rushing witn ove
yards on 149 rushes for an aver
age of 3.87 yards per carry.
Main Featnre Clock
Varsity: "April in Paris," 1:09,
3:14, 5:19, 7:24, 9:29.
State: "Tarzan's Savage Fury,"
1:16, 4:05, 6:54, 8:43. "Arctic
Flight," 2:36, 5:25, 8:14.
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