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Stanley Ketchel: 1910

Stanley Ketchel: 1910

April 7, 1910. "Stanley Ketchel in boxing pose." The middleweight champion, aka the "Michigan Assassin," in an unusual choice of attire six months before he was killed by a Missouri ranch hand. G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.


Marshall Arts

Absolute proof that Stanley Ketchel was the first to introduce Tai Chi to the West.

[Who's Marshall? - Dave]

Wilson Mizner

When told of Ketchel's death, his manager Wilson Mizner is reported to have remarked: "Tell 'em to start counting ten over him, and he'll get up."

Stanley K.

I am friends with his great-grandson in Grandville, Michigan. Pretty interesting to see.

Trap & Arrest Of Ketchel's Slayer

TRAP AND ARREST KETCHEL'S SLAYER; Ranchman Who Gave Hurtz a Bed Recognizes Him from Description. SAYS BOXER INSULTED GIRL Then Hurtz Ordered Him to Throw Up Hands and Fired When He Disobeyed -- Ketchel's Funeral Held.

NY Times link.

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