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Wednesday, April 7, 1954
Shooting At Sports
Dodgers Appear 'In' Again
ITith Dan Mewcom
By GARY FRANDSEN
It's Brooklyn all the way not only to their third straight
National League pennant, but beyond that to the only "thing" the
Tlatbush faithful haven't had the occasion to enjoy, an unprece
dented World Series triumph.
That's the tone of talk as the star-laden Dodgers wind up their
spring- training chores under their new manager, Walter Alston.
One reason why the enthusiasm is running at such a high pitch is
the simple fact that their one-time pitching leader, burn-baller
Don Neweombe Is returning to a club that hasn't lost any of Its
key personnel which whisked the Bums to the flag by a comfort
able 13-game margin.
Neweombe, a gigantic righthander who teamed with the aging
preacher Roe as the Dodgers one-two punch In the hurling depart
ment several seasons ago, will combine with another clever right
hander, strikeout artist Carl Erskine, to form the 1954 version of
that old one-two menace to National League opposition.
LAST YEAR the Dodgers pitching staff was somewhat shaky
at times with Erskine the only real dependable hurler, but with
the return of Big Don there should be general settling down of
the whole corps.
The notable aspect of the Dodgers is their tremendous power
with such sluggers as Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges,
Jackie Robinson and Carl Furillo. Those five lads smashed out
147 homers and drove home 577 big runs. Billy Cox, the glove
expert at third and Pee Wee Reese, the take-charge guy, are also
back again. We simply don't see how those Bums can miss.
If there is any weakness on the Brooklyn ball team It's the
presence of Father Time. Roe, Robinson, Reese and Cox are all
getting up in years. Robinson has been having some leg trouble
which could slow the versatile Negro down. Outside of the bout
with the old man with the scythe, the Dodgers appear to be ready
to win again.
RI.OST OF the trouble will probably come from the St. Louis
Cardinals and the Milwaukee Braves. If the Cards, the Dodgers'
long-time and hated rival along with the New York Giants, can
solve their first base problem and get some good pitching from
their youngsters they could be awfully rough.
The Braves should also be a rugged competitor for National
League laurels, but they received a staggering blow when their
fleet-footed fly chaser, Bobby Thomsen, fractured an ankle in the
early stages of spring training.
Charlie Grimm has the league's leading southpaw in Warren
Spahn and a swarm of young hurlers like Bob Buhl, Lew Bur
dette, Chet Nichols and Gene Conley who have the stuff to be big
winners. Del Crandall is a top catcher.
Milwaukee has good hitting especially when Thomsen is avail
able again. Ed Mathews, the homer-hitting third sacker; Andy
Pafko: Joe Adcock smd Danny O'Connell, a fine all-around in
fielder acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates are all top performers
with the stick,
Eddie Stanky still has Stan Musial and that alone makes the
Cardinals dangerous. Harvey Haddlx, Gerry Staley and Vie Ras
chi are three of the league's best pitchers, but much of the Redbird
success depends on the performances of pitchers Joe Presko, Stu
Miller and Tom Poholsky,
Red Schoendienst is the league's ace second baseman and
along with Musial, Enos Slaughter, the Old Warhorse; and Rip
Repulski, should be the team's top hitters. The biggest problem
is at first base where rookie Tom Alston and Steve Bilko are
fighting it out. One of them will have to come through for the
Cards to have any pennant ideas,
THE NEW York Giants, the Philadelphia Phillies and the
Cincinnati Reds are the best of the remaining five clubs. The
Giants and Reds need more pitching while the Phillies are lacking
in some solid hitting.
Sal Maglie and Larry Jansen, once the Giants' mighty mound
aces, are getting old; but they might get some good help from Don
Liddle and John Antonelli acquired from the Braves. Whitey
Lockman, Monte Irvin, Willie Mays and Alvin Dark are the best
with the bat.
Robin Roberts and Curt Simmons give Steve O'Neill two good
Ditchers, but after that the talent is missing. Murray Dickson
still has plenty of stuff, but the little righthander is 37. Del Enms,
Richie Ashburn and Gran Hamner provide the only heavy ar
Cincinnati has a modern Murderer's Row in Gus Bell, Ted
Klussewskl and Jim Greengrass, but their pitching is just as weak
as their hitting is strong. The Reds' new pilot, Birdie Tebbetts,
must find pitching somewhere to push them up the ladder.
The Chicago Cubs should win the battle for seventh place
with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Both clubs have home run sluggers
In Ralph Kiner and Hank Sauer (Cubs) and Frank Thomas (Pir
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Three Sophomore Chuckers
.Among the pitchers on Coach three promising sophomores,
Tony Sharpe'e University of a lefthander and two right
Nebraska's baseball squad handers. From left to right
which leaves today for a six- are Brian Sievers, North
game trip down South are Platte southpaw; Jerry Shaw,
Courtesy Lincoln Star
Mitchell, S. D., and Don Rei
ser, Millard. Nebraska meets
Tulsa in their opener Friday
afternoon with veteran Ray
Novak slated to start.
Trackmen To Norman
Scarlet Opens Outdoor Track
Season At Oklahoma Saturday
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Hlth hardlaa il4., Stanley Halcht (N),
1931 Ron Dobson (O). ISM.
Low hurdUs 123., Stanley Haight N.
Hlin lump ' 5S", Parker Shelby
Broad Jump IS'-ll", Lloyd Cardwell
Pel aU lSMOVa", Robert Neumann
Hhot Mt M'-t", Hugh Rhea N, I0.
Discus throw M6'.8". John Shirk (O),
Javtlta throw 14'-S", Nilhaa Ander
son (O), ias.
Mil relay SilS.t. Oklahoma, ISM.
Coach Ed Weir will take a 20
man Nebraska track and field
team to Norman, Okla., this
week-end for an outdoor dual
meet with the University of Ok
lahoma. The event will be part of Okla
homa's All-Sports Day program.
Cliff Dale, Falls City, Big
Seven Conference indoor shot
put champion, heads the Corn
husker cinder delegation.
Remaining at home because
of a bruised heel will be Sopho
more Rex Fischer, Oakland
sprinter and broad jumper.
Nebraska entrants by events:
Mile Hugh Osmera, Lexing
100 Brien Hendrickson, Lin
coln; Charles Gibson, Lincoln.
220 Charles Hunley, Falls
City; Hendrickson, Gibson.
Uinversity golfers were de
feated by the University of
Omaha team 15-6 in competition
Tom Tolen was the sole match
winner for the University with
a 76. He defeated Ron Fox, 83,
Tuesday's game between the
University and Nebraska Wes
leyan tennis team was canceled.
The Plainsmen and Huskers en
gaged in a practice session.
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TRADE A MARK
SHIRTS TIES UNDERWEAR HANDKERCHIEFS SPORTSWEAR
High hurdles Warner Olson,
Holdrege; Jim Hofstetter, Kearney.
2 mile Harold Wray, Spald
880 Bob Anderson, West
Low hurdles Scott, Olson.
High jump Phil Heidelk,
Falrbury; Raymond K e 1 1 e y,
Danbury; Merle Brestal, Chap-
Broad jump Jon McWilliams,
Sidney; Ladd Hanscom, Lin
coln. Shot put Ken Reiners, In
dianola; Leonard Rosen, Omaha;
Discus throw Dale, Rosen.
Javelin throw Carl Vondra,
Omaha; Lloyd Lathrop, Holly -wcwl,
Pole vaultJack Skalla, Bea
In addition, Hurdler Dan
Lindquist, Funk, and Half-miler
Forrest Doling, Scottsbluff, afio
may make the trip.
The Nebraska squad will leave
Lincoln by bus early Friday
Iowa State Opens
Spring Grid Drills
Vince Di Francesca and his
youthful end staff started re
building Iowa State football for
tunes Monday afternoon when
they had an expected turnout of
about 80 Cyclone football aspir
From Monday on for a period
of 20 drill sessions Di Francesca
and his four assistant coaches will
be completely immersed in the
problem of pulling the Cyclones
together for a climb that starts
from the Big Seven cellar.
Aided by Alex Atrase, three'
time Ail-American tackle; Jerry
Carle; Bill Heiss; and Arch Steel,
the former Northwestern grid
captain will attempt to do the
same job he started at his last
coaching: position. Di Francesca
took charge of Western State'!
football fortunes at a time when
the Macomb, 111., school was
rated a soft touch for opposing
teams. During his five-year stay,
the Leathernecks won 38, lost 7,
"We'll be the hardest working
staff and squad in the Big Seven,"
Di Francesca has promised, "and
we'll try to get the job done with
hard work, desire, and determi
nation. The only result we are
going to promise right now is that
we'll be the trylngest gang In a
U Baseball Team
eets Tulsa First
Nineteen Leave For Southern Trip
Today; Ray Novak To Pitch Friday
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In better physical shape this
season than in previous years,
Nebraska's Cornhuskers leave
for a six-game baseball tour
through Oklahoma and Texas
Coach W. D. (Tony) Sharpe
has named a 19-man squad for
the trip. The Husker diamond
warriors depart from Lincoln
by bus following an afternoon
They play the University of
Tulsa at Tulsa, Okla., Friday
and Saturday; the University of
Houston at Houston, Tex., next
Monday and Tuesday, and the
University of Texas at Austin,
Tex., next Wednesday and
Making the trip will be:
Pitchers Dick Oeler, Lincoln;
Fran Hofmaler, Crofton; Don
Keiser, Millard; Ray Novak,
Omaha; Jerry Shaw, Mitchell,
S. D.; Brian Sievers, North
Platte, and Charles Wright,
Catchers Murray Backhaus,
Millard; Bob Lohrbcrg, Lincoln.
Inflelders Norman Coufal,
David City; Virgil Gottsch, Elk
horn; Claire (Fat) Mallette,
TJehling; Dlrkes Rolston, For
syth, Mont.; Fred Seger, Omaha.
Outfielders Don Becker, Lin
coln; Jim Cederdahl, Lincoln;
Don Brown, Waterloo, la.; Bill
Giles, Alliance; Dennis Kortnek,
Student Manager Bill Nelson,
Millard, also will make the trip
MALLETTE, THE Huskers'
No. 1 first sacker who has been
down with the mumps, may not
leave with the squad today. If
Honors 6 Athletes
Six University athletes were
honored at the annual Honors
Cliff Dale, senior track star
from Falls City, was awarded
the C. W. Boucher Memorial
Award. The award is presented
annually to the senior athlete
who achieves the highest scho
lastic standing during his years
of participation at the Univer
Other athletes awarded scho
lastic honors were::
Dave Gradwohl, senior swim
mer from Lincoln; John Haes-
ler, freshman baseball player
from Leshara; Bob Berkshire
track star from Omaha: Al Bles
sing, golfer from Ord, and Ira
Epstein, gymnast from Omaha.
not, he will join the team later.
Giles is expected to open at
first base in Mellette's place.
Novak, a righthander who
came through with a 6-0 record
last season, Is slated to pitch
the opener at Tulsa; and Sharpe
plans to come back In the sec
ond game with Hofmaler, a
On Monday at Houston, either
Geier or Shaw will get the start-
ng nod. Both are sophomores.
Wright probably will be the
opening hurler in the second
Top battle for a position in
the starting lineup is at shortstop
where Coufal, a sophomore,
year, from the post. Should that
may root Rolston, a regular last
happen, Rolston probably will
be transfered to the outfield.
Looking good at the plate in
recent practice sessions have
been Korinek, Seger and Gottsch
the latter Nebraska's battln
champion in 1953.
Sharpe lists the following bat
ting order for Friday's season
Rolston, beger, uottscn, ce
derdahl, Giles, Korinek, Becker,
Backhaus and Novak,
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