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Gehringer And His Tigers Provide Good Show Here

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Gehringer And His Tigers Provide Good Show Here

They may be last in the American League but Detroit General Manager Charlie Gehringer and his Tigers today held a higher position in the hearts of Ann Arbor Quarterback Club members.

The Bengals, with Gehringer in the role of master of ceremonies, provided the main entertainment during last night's Quarterback Club spring banquet which attracted 200 guests to Barton Hills Country Club. And despite yesterday afternoon’s pasting by the New York Yankees, Gehringer and his men had enough left to prove their Major League qualities.

The Tiger boss kept his introductions on the light side but turned serious at times to point out the Bengals "are better than their record,” that Manager Fred Hutchinson "is doing a good job,” and that “some of our trades haven’t worked out for us yet but youth is still on our side.”

Hutchinson, too, insisted his team is playing better ball each day and then he heard himself lauded by Southpaw Ted Gray as “the best manager we players could have.” Gray, the victoryless unlucky one, also told the chuckling group he would "consider myself lucky as long as Gehringer keeps paying me.”

Don Lund, the former nine-letter man at Michigan and now a Tiger outfielder, compared the two major leagues, having played in each, and also distributed prizes won by the 90 men who played golf in the afternoon. Tiger Sports-caster Van Patrick and Rookies Bill Hoeft and Harvey Kuenn added their thoughts while U-M Grid Coach Ben Oosterbaan turned minds to the fall pastime with his discussion of football.