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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 10, 1941)
By BOB FL WELLE, Co-Sports Editor
Although “Honest John" Warren wails loud and long
i oliout the lack of capable mound performers on his fresh
man baseball squad, there is one lad out there tossing them
up for the yearlings that shows promise of developing
into a ton notch liurler.
lit slight, short, A3 Wimer, Warren has a eliucker who should
win more than his share of the tough games once the season
gel;: under way. The portsider, although he is but 17 years
old, pitehes with the eonfidenee and wiliness of a veteran,
inaking up for liis lack of excessive speed by the use of a fine
repertoire of what is known in baseball circles as “stuff.”
.Winner Played for Medf ord Rogues
Wimer hails from Medford, Oregon, where he is already
well known, having played last summer with the Medford
Rogues m the ►Southern Oregon league upon graduation from
high school last June. He also played for the Medford
Craters in the state league. In high school, Wimer posted the
cn vi ible record of Id wins against no defeats while pitching
for. ll:e first diamond team that Medford had had in years.
The 150-pound curveball artist has already carved his
niche in the no-hit, no-run hall of fame, having posted
t\vo nigh-perfect games on the records. One of them was
against Klamath Falls—a seven-inning affair which was
called short of the usual nine because the Medford boys
had piled up such a tremendous lead. In this game the red
headed southpaw twirler whiffed 18 of the 21 men that
faced him and was credited with two assists in making the
cd her two putouts.
The other no-hit contest was with Phoenix high school in
southern Oregon. Wimer was reluctant to mention this second
no hitter because of the fact that the contest only went six
inning- and alslo because, as lie put it. “Phoenix is nothing
rno'r- tipin a pi ice ••where people go to get their mail—just a
With the Rogues last summer, A1 won two and lost none
for a perfect average but pitched a lot more ball than his
win record shows. He was used principally as a relief
hurler and pitched in many games where they were either
already won or already lost.
A use Cornell, acting coach of the Oregon varsity, gave his
men a taste of Winter's slants in a practice session a few days
ago The freshman pitcher was batted around for a total of
.K! runs, .six of the tallies were unearned. Although bothered by
the cold weather, Wimer at times had the Puck batters swing
ing wildly in attempt- to bat his deliveries out of the park.
Sheridan Learning Mound Duties
Bob Sheridan of frosh. basketball fame is still out with the
team tryin" to learn how to pitch. Having never attempted to
twirl before, Sheridan lias a lot to learn, in faet, everything
to learn. Blessed with a rangy physique ami strong right arm,
Sheridan is in search of a little control and as soon as he is
able to put the apple where lie wants it, will be used on the
team. As yet, Bob has not shown enough to warrant a uniform,
but be is not in the least discouraged, and works hard to per
fect. the many details of pitching. Warren thinks Sheridan
ha: the makings of a real pitcher and is giving the boy all
the work lie can in order to develop a man to share the hurling
burden with the one-man pitching staff, A1 Wimer.
A nderson in 'Believe It or Not'
Mmk ‘‘The Hanker,” "Needle,” "llawkeye Hank,” etc.
/whjer.sun is going to get a surprise today when lie reads his
Jw d paper. (That is, he will be surprised, if the Hawaiian
papers carry Bob .Kipb-ys syndicated cartoon, "Believe It or
Moi.”> For the athletic department received word yesterday
from INple\ that Anderson’s rare feat of pulling two games
ou! of the fire with hair-raising shots in the last seconds of
play, despite the hamlkap of a badly damaged knee, was found
io be good enough to rate space in his popular feature.
Anderson, if you remember, hobbled into the second Fniver
of Washington basketball contest with the Webfoots one
po it behind, cast off with 17 sevonds to go. and stole the game.
A week later he repeated his last minute highway robbery
Jig dust Oregon bdate college
One nuut goes down hard on the ice. while another speed* awaj
v'Cli the puck.
SHERIDAN LEARNING MOUND DUTIES
Frollicking here in workouts are three Los Angeles Angels before they took the road in the current
Coast league circuit. Los Angeles bumped Seattle 3 to 2 in 10 innings yesterday, squirting up to third
place with a brace of wins and a loss.
Unless a damp donation from
the sky labeled “Bundles for
Ballplayers” is dropped from
the sky, Friday and Saturday
at 2:30 the tennis team of the
University of Oregon will get
its first taste of competition.
Friday the swishers from the
Oregon College of Education are
scheduled to don their white
ducks and battle with the Oregon
Duck for supremacy on the ce
The Irvington club of Portland
travels to the University Satur
day to ‘ clinch wif” the Ducks.
Iron Out Wrinkles
After Dunking Pacific
Anse Cornell isn’t letting his 1941 edition of “Baseball Sluggers
Inc.” rest on early season merits, so the Webfoots were out on Howe
field Wednesday ironing out the rough spots, noticeable in the Duck’s
double win over Pacific. Acting Coach Cornell concentrated practice
on correcting misdemeanors committed by the infielders.
.. .With Chuck Clifford at first base, Jack Shiinshak and Wliitey
Austin handling the keystone, --
Bill Hamel and Tini Smith at
short, and Buck Berry holding
down the third sack, the Web
foots worked on sharpening up
Trojans Wipe Tears,
By TOMMY MAYES
Native Californians are daffy,
all right, as can be evidenced
by information received via
carrier pigeon from Los An
geles late yesterday.
Since undisclosed in news dis
patches, the USC Trojans are
blowing and bragging over their
new aficionado— namely the Y
formation, and they say it'll be
a **) Tt>*@ *!! of a swell ....
Pretty soon they'll be playing
the Q-formation and eating horse
radish sauce to the vibrant
strains of ‘'Roll Out the Barrel”
(apologies to ASCAP).
The Y-formation is a revi
sion of the T-formation, and
Southern California sports writ
ers say it’ll bring the Trojans
closer to the Rose Bowl by
millimeters, miles, and touch
In the new edition of El Tro
with RICHARD DIX and
— plus —
with CONRAD VEIDT
TWO BIG FEATURES!
with Robert Livingston.
Bob Steele, and Rose Davis
— plus —
“Behind the News”
with Lloyd Nolan and
jan, the quarterback will be
placed behind the center with the
halves flanking to his left facing
right angles diagonally. The full
back will stand behind the right
tackle abreast the halves, form
ing a “y.” Coach Howard Jones
has bee nusing it effectively in
spring drills and expects to spring
a big surprise when the fall cam
The Ducks wound up drill with
batting practice and lived up to
the “murderers’ row” moniker by
lacing the ball for plenty of long
Next on the schedule for the
slam-banging Webfoot nine, is
touted Willamette University.
The two teams meet in Salem
Friday, and here Saturday.
Boasting a pitching staff of no
little prowess, the capitol city
Bearcats should furnish the first
real test for Duck bats.
Oregon will tangle with the
Western International league
Wenatchee baseball club on Howe
field Monday afternoon.
Twenty-five chaperones and
666 coeds from Stephens college,
Columbia, Mo., recently made a
tour of the West.
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