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ring, read what the New York papers
thought of him after his fight with
Leach Cross. And remember that
Cross is somewhat of an idol in the
minds of Gotham fight followers
Go to it:
Tribune: "Ritchie i every jixch
the monarch of his class."
Herald: "A worthy successor to
Kid Lavigne, Joe Gans and others of
the great champions."
Morning World: 'ft&tchie showed,
courage of a high order and proved'
the possessor vf a powerful punch."
Morning Sun: "It will take a great
fighter with a -knockout punch to
American: "Cross fought a great
fight. But he was meeting a real
Journal: "It was. ten rounds of the
old-time blood and blows delirium.
Ritchie was a decided winner."
Evening American: ''Cross fought
as if for life. There, is no question
Ritchie is the best lightweight of re
Globe: "Ritchie as a boxer stands
in bold relief above his class As a1
fighter he ranks higher than the
'Durable Dane.' "
Evening World: "Ritchie met
Cross at his own game, outfought
him, outguessed him, outslugged
him, met rush with rush and wallop
with wallop. He's a real fighting
Evening Sun: "Ritchie might have
boxed prettily and won easily, but he
chose to show that he could fight."
Evening Mail: "The boy from the
Pacific coast swept away all doubt of
his ability as a legitimate champion."
Bert Niehoff, last season with the
Louisville club of the American As
sociation, was the most wanted man
in baseball this year.
During the championship season
many offers were made for the Col
onels' third baseman, but they did
not approach Owner Wathen's idea
of Niehoff 's value and were refused.
Consequently, when draft day ar
rived," 15 of the 16- big league clubs 1
put in a claim for Niehoff and in the
lottery he was sentenced to Cincin
nati. Niehoff has been playing minor
league ball since 1908, when he broke
in 'with. Pueblo, Col. He was tried out
by Pittsburgh in 1911, but failed o
hit,, and was sent to Indianapolis,
from where he was drafted to Omaha
an"d later to Louisville.
, This year has been Niehoff's best.
Not expected to do much in the hit
ting line, he batted .296, which for a
third baseman is exceptional. In 578
trips to the plate he made 171 hits,
including 33 doubles, 16 triples "and
five homers. He led the association
with 50 stolen bases.
N Niehoff was the fielding class of
the A. A. He goes to left or right with
equal speed and comes in fast on
bunts He is death on fly balls, not
dropping one in 1913.
- Niehoff's weakness is going after
bad balls and fanning. He is a nat
ural hitter, grasping his war club at
the extreme end and swinging with
the weight of his body. If Tinker can
teach him to overcome this habit of
falling for wide balls,' Niehoff should
be'a sensation in the National League
BIBLICAL WORLD DOES SOME
Denouncing the "general immod
esty of the present day, the Biblical
World, presided over by Rev. Shaller
Matthews, today outlined a "revised"
beatitude to meet modern needs. In
part, it follows:
"Blessed are the pure in heart
"For they shall grow rich by mak
ing the theater champion of lewdness
masquerading as art. Or
"For they shall persuade a genera
tion of wives and daughters to dress
like Parisian actresses. Or
"For they shall make modesty an
anachronism and immodesty a con
vention." "These," adds the article, "seem
to be the wording of the beatitudes
of Jesus as read nowadays."
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