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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Edison Phonographs agents We are sole for these goods in Lethbridge and carry a full line of machines, both two and four minute records. CANADIAN PRICES ON EDISON PHONOGRAPHS x Combination Standard Standard Combination Home Combination f Triumph The Lethbridge Sporting Goods Co. JHONE 103f 41J ROUND ft THE-LETHBBIPGE DAILY HEKAfJD Thursday, October LATEST NEWS LAJOIE AND C06B TALK ABOUT HITS interviewed in Detroit, Cobb and Lajoie, the two greatest batsmen in baseball, gave their reasons why the other fellow was a top Botcher. Larrys was asked what ne. thought a batsman, where the sec- of jet of his success was located, and how he .managed to run -op a high bat- ting figure year in and year out. Ty was asked the same Question regard- Ing lajpie, and here is the way these two rivals for the batting champion- ship of the .major leagues "dope" one another out: What Ty Thinks of Larry' "A woHderful eyesight and wonder- ful physique principally responsi- ble for Lajoie's success as a bats- was the way Ty started his part of the interview. ".Larry has a good physique. He has. the power needed .behind a blow. He can make them count. "To-day you see in Lajoie one of the few remaining members of the old the school of sluggers. They hare been passing fast, giving way to 3. new school that depends on a instead of slugging. do not mean this as a discredit to Larry. He deserves the more cre- ior it. He stands to-day as one c he greatest batsmen the game has 'produced, running up a high a c-.age against the new school, slug- Sing the ,'ball while they are -chopping it.- The pitching to-day is. far different than it used to -be. but -Larry is stii able to wage war against a modern pitcher with old-fashioned batting methods. And there is no one com- ing out of tLte aew school who looks -be his equal. were not using the spit hall when Larry started out. To-day they are, and the spit ball demands a, chop instead of the long swing. "There Is also, the drop ball and certain curves. You see, these "styles of pitching produce a quick break. MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE HAS NUMEROUS CLAIMANTS Langford, Klaus and Hugo KcileyAll T.hlnk They Are En- titled to It Chicago, Oct.. just whom the title or middleweight champion of the world, made awneries by the death of-Stanley Ketchel, will fall is a matter of much speculation, but of all the contenders- in the 158-pound amsion, Billy Papke appears to have he call, by Chicago sports at least. fought Ketchel four or five times and each time gave him a tough attle, PapSe is the only man who ver knocked Ketdiel out, having per- ormed that trick in-12 rounds at Los Angeies, although he was in turn nocked out .by Ketchel in Can Fran- cisco two months later. -Sam Langfdrd.. whom Ketchel re-! would .be the logi- cal successor .of the Michigan lion, trat Beggar is believed to have outgrown the middleweight limit. LATEST VIEWS KETCHEL'S SLAYER SAYS HE SHOT PUGIOST IN SELF-DEFENCE -rmo fought -Ketchel sis hard rounds in Pittsburg, is fav- by many, ibut inasmuch as Klaus has never, fought a Jong fight, the palm is withheld from him. He is re garded as a newcomer. .Hugo Kelley, to whom Ketehel an- nounced a short time ago, he intended giving the title, is not given serious cpnstaeration -by Chicago fight fans. FEDERATION OF BOXING CLUBS San Francisco. Oct Some tim ago an .English London Sporting Life, to_ be more explicit- suggested a world-wide federation o boxing clubs. The purpose was to handle .the game of the glove in such Cold-Blooded Murder the FAST MILES ohooting of the Middie- KETCHiEL'S .QUICK RISE TO FAME Tie ball snaps and the batters find it impossible to swing and meet .them. They can't connect jjy using a long stroke, so they chop at the ball to with tLe fast curves, -Larry -has refused to adopt this meth- od, pursuing the old with as much sue cess as others use the new against The new pitching. "Lajoie is also scientific. He has a. good brain. You never -see a new Pitcher face Larry tut that he is sub- ject to a neea analysis by Lajoie. lie studies caietully every man whom he goes up against "He is steady and thinks well, and has the power to The cold-blooded, murder of Stanley Ketchel, -proved a. great snock to the .pugilistic realm. Known, as. a careless fellow was as a" much .admired fighter. His rise to lame was sudden. Tfcree years ago he startled the San Francisco fight follow- ers 'by defeating. Joe Thomas, and from that time on h'e was re Carded "as one "of the shining lights -of pugilism. Nine months alter that he was middleweight champion of tie world by defeat Ing Billy Papte at San Francis- co. Later Papfce won from Ket- ehel and In the third contest Ket hel regained the championship Tnen Eetchel went out of Ms class. He, fought Jack Johnson and was knocked out in the 12th round. Since then Stanley had led a 'rather uncertain life. recent advent '.into the lumber business as president of a company which Dlckerson fin- anced was tafien as an indica- that his -.fighting career was Ketchel was in his 24th year, and was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was one of the most sensational fighters ever known to having won nine- tenths of his .victories by the Knock-out route. His real name was Stanilaus Kiecal. .1, his carry out He's a grand batter." What Larry Thinks of Ty "To begin with, Cobb is a natural came from Larry. "A man who is a hitter has to be so naturally. I have seen several ball players break in, and I have still to see "one who can be taught to hit; that is one' thing you can't teach them. may be able to give a man instruc-l tions on how to hold his It is said he is showing signs of ner- vousness in the world's series. ;