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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 15, 1942)
I’iist bad n^ws to plague Hobby's high-flying diamow
ciuv, came this week. Ilank Burns, who was heavily eounte<
upon to elot the gash left in the outfield when Johnny Bubal
Mas ,noved to first, has had to quit baseball—at least tempo
^,N°. 'sn t the draft this time, nor ineligibility which ha
forced the veteran slugger out of the baseball picture. It'
astigmatism, which shows no favorites, that has put Mr. Burn
out of action.
Hank has been troubled with his eyes for some time. Both
cred in practice, he had trouble not only in fielding flies, bu
also in looking over the pitches as they came in. Evidenc
ol this was when his batting average fell to around .062 afte
1he first few games.
Headaches accompanied the astigmatism, Hank declares,
while the ball had a very “fuzzy” look about it. Things got
so bad that once in practice a fly actually hit Hank on the
head when he “lost” it in its flight.
Glasses were given a chance by the desperate Hank, whosi
I absence was sorely felt in the right outer-garden. Even specs
^didn t seem to clear things up. A rest—letting nature take its
course—was prescribed by Hobby.
So Hank is going to lay out three or four weeks on “sic!
leave” in hopes of getting his sight back to normal.
Dick Burns to Fill in
Who will plug the gap in right field? Well, young Diet
Burns (no relation to the unfortunate Mr. Burns referred tc
above) is being groomed for the post. Just a sophomore, Dick
has shown the stuff for varsity ball. A hustler both afield
and at the plate, he has clipped the ball for an average oi
better than .370 to date.
Dick isn’t nearly the power-hitter that Hank is, but has
been getting on quite consistently, which, after all, is the main
duty of the lead-off man.
Being lefthanded, Dick can fill in at first base when Hobby
uses Bubalo on the mound. If so, it will be no new experience
for Dick. He had a year of first-basing under John Warren
last year in frosh ball.
Home Run Hitters' Heaven
Much worse than a low fence for pitchers is no fence out
in left on Howe field. With no barrier whatsoever any gounder
getting past the fielder that rolls over the bank is “sure stuff”
for the base runner.
Donnie Kirsch, the Ducks' mighty mite, who has been
slamming the agate at a terrific gait, has blasted out three
four-baggers, all of which owe their existence to that handy
bank. Yesterday, against Pacific, Dick Whitman and Bill Car
ne? also wised up and proceeded to plunk out hits good for
four bases “over the hill.”
Whitman’s blow was a double at best, but the unsure
footed left fielder in coming over to take the ball on the
bounce, slipped on the wet turf and the ball rolled past.
A home run to right ^field is really earned—usually having
to clear the wire fence, but a grounder with sufficient speed to
elude the fielder in left is usually a “lead pipe cinch” to go
UiL I ime Nears Again
That old Oregon-Oregon State rivalry which lias been about
as bitter this y<ytr as ever, will be fanned again this weekend.
Northern division league race starts Friday when the Orange
men troop down to Eugene for the big annual opening day
isstivities. It’s turn-about Saturday when our Ducks hike up
to' Corvallis to help the Beavers get things rolling.
Reports from Corvallis indicate that the Beavers are a
hot and cold bunch this year. One time they play like champs,
the next like bushers.
Glenn Elliott, who two years ago was the dean of north
ern division chuckers, hasn’t yet gotten back into his former
stride, rumor has it. Little consideration was given him last
season by the Duck elouters, who waxed him both times he
showed his face against Oregon.
Johnson Signed by Red Sox
Dick Johnson, claimed by Orange enthusiasts as the top
sophomore hurler on the coast, was snapped up sudden-like
by the Boston Red Sox. robbing the Beavers of another good
Two guesses as to who is also turning out for the team?
One guess? 0. K. That’s right. Yes, our versatile little friend,
"fDcn Durdan. A Beaver team wouldn’t be complete without
this handy little fellow'. Ralph Coleman, Oregon State coach,
is having some trouble, though. He just doesn’t know where
he needs Durdan most, in the infield or outfield.
Another carry-over from basketball season is Paul Valenti,
in l-M Ball
The IM softball season drove
l into its second day yesterday aft
Fi Kaps on Top
■i Tlle phi Delts got an early two
.. run lead on long hits by Don Gal
breaith and George Arbuckle and
a single by Jack Six, bu£ PiKA
chucker Art Sprick settled down
and held the Phis the rest of the
t way- although they got a run in
, the last. In the meantime his
, mates pecked away at Roy Erick
son to score in the third, fourth,
and fifth frames to eke out a
narrow win. Gilbertson singled,
Roblin flied' deep, and he took
second on the play. McFadyen
smashed the first pitch through
the infield to score Gilbertson
with the winning run.
Phi Delts .200 01—3 7 0
; PiKaps .001 21—4 6 1
; Erickson and Arbuckle; Sprick
Betas Roll On
The Betas caught Yeomen
hurler Jackobson cold and capital
ized on his wildness to score two
in the first, but the Y-men came
right back to tie it up in the
third on hits by Smith, Hardy,
and Jackobsen. In the fourth with
the bases f.o.b. (full of Betas)
Paul Beard cleared them with a
long drive, and when the flurry
was over the Bouncing boys had
four runs and the ball game.
Quent Sidesinger toiled on the
hillock for them and was the win
Betas .. .200 04—6 8 2
Yeomen ....101 01—3 7 4
Sidesinger and Beard; Jackob
sen and Brown.
Sig Eps Power Win
A power-laden Sig Ep outfit
clambered all over Kirkwood
thrower A1 Samples to bash out
13 hits and 12 runs while George
“Porky” Andrews was keeping
the co-opmen in check, although
he was touched for six runs. The
Kirkwoodians were sloppy in the
field being charged with five mis
cues. Andrews and Archie
“Horse” Marshik connected for
five extra-base blows between
them to lead the SPE attack.
Sig Eps .530 400—12 13 0
Kirkwood .113 100— 6 6 5
Andrews and Williamson; Sam
ples and Ordway.
Sigma Chi Blasts
Sigma Chi hitting power proved
to be too much for a shaky Gam
ma gang, and the Sigs took the
ball game, 9 to 4, behind Lock
wood’s hurling. Maynard and
Shephard slashed out two blows
apiece while the rest of SX blows
were distributed evenly with ev
ery man but one getting a hit.
Coe Roberts and “Nothing Ball”
Jordan hit a triple and a homer
in the losing Gamma cause. Lock
wood bested Gordon on the mound
in the seven inning struggle.
Sigma Cfii .. .401 002 2—9 8 2
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CONNIE AND EARL MACK . . .
. . . are names heard wherever baseball is discussed. Connie's Phila
delphia Athletics are again picked for a lower berth in this season’s
American league race which began yesterday.
pitchout and a man was trapped
the man on second finally be
off first. The play ended with
In his six inning stretch Sand
gren gave up four hits, one walk,
and struck out four. Wimer, in
the last three innings gave up
two safeties and walked one man.
No Oregon hitter got more than
one hit and but seven connected
safely. Haller, Pacific, was the
slugger for the game with two
hits in four trips.
Pacific AB R H O A E
Miller, ss .4 0 1 4 2 1
Haller, 3b .4 0 2 0 1 1
Bergstrom, cf . 3 0 0 2 0 0
Risk, c .4 0 0 4 0 0
Rosin, 2b.4 0 0 3 2 3
Cop, rf. .4 0 110 0
Dahl, lb.2 0 0 8 0 0
Mulloy, If .1 0 0 10 0
Feathers, If .2 0 110 0
Lee, p . 3 0 1 0 3 0
Totals .31 0 6 24 8 5
Oregon AB R H O A E
D. Burns, rf .4 0 110 0
Hamel, 3b .4 0 0 2 5 1
Kirsch, 2b . .4 2 1 2 3 0
Whitman, cf ... 3 2 10 10
Carney, If .4 2 1 0 0 0
Bubalo, lb .4 0 1 11 2 0
Farrow, ss .3 0 1 4 0 0
Pilip, c .4 0 1 5 § 0
Sandgren, p . 2 0 0 1 2 0
Wimer, p .1 0 0 110
Totals .33 6 7 27 17 1
Home runs, Whitman, Kirsch,
Carney. Doubles, Farrow. Hit by
pitched ball, Carney, (Lee). Hits
off Sandgren, 4, Wimer, 2, Lee,
7. Walked by Sandgren, 1, Wimer,
1. Winning pitcher, Sandgren.
Losing pitched, Lee. Officials,
Summers and Husband.
I-M Softball Today
4 p.m.—Phi Sigma Kappa-Canard Club, new field I.
4 p.m.—Phi Gamma Delta-Sherry Ross, new field 2.
4 p.m.—Chi Psi-Sigma Hall, old field.
5 p.m.—Delta Upsilon-Theta Chi, new field 1.
5 p.m.—Sigma Alph aMu-Delta Tau Delta, new field 2.
who is remembered for liis accuracy with the big: ball from
far out. Valenti, according to news sources from Corvallis, is
“handicapped by a sore arm,” but possesses “lots of ability.”
He is listed as a utility infielder.
Two boys who you can keep your eyes on are Harry
Amacher, catcher, and Bill McCluskey, shortstop, both sopho
mores and both from Portland.
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