1920 St. Louis Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1920 St. Louis Giants

1920 St. Louis Giants Games

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

January 3, 1920

Chicago, IL
"Pitfalls of Baseball - Written Exclusively for the Chicago Defender by Andrew ('Rube') Foster, Manager of the Famous American Giants Baseball Team - In again taking up this subject I am going to touch on the disadvantage clubs have had to encounter to keep the game in front of the people. Some have had good intentions, meant well, many times hoping against hope that some unforseen miracle would happen to enlighten them on their way; that unforseen hand has no appeared. When it does come you will find that few Colored men will be interested in the clubs. When you scan the list of the past and present owners of Colored Clubs, you will find among them, men who are not due any success, with a few exceptions. To be successful in anything, one must pattern after systems and methods of men who have made success in the same line of busines. This you cannot put into the heads of those that want to promote the game. A practice among the various club owners has been to take men from different clubs, many times after they have drawn money from the club they are leaving. It has gotten so bad managers do not trust players, nor do the players trust the managers. It's folly for one to teach a player to jump and not pay the manager he leaves and expect that same player to be honest with him. When some one persuades the same man to leave him, disgusted, he will wire you, 'If you pay such a club, I will not play for you.' This stopped it for a while, but each club adopted the habit of taking each other's men until they have so complicated things they do not play each other. - Organized Baseball Great Pattern - In organized baseball each club secures men from different clubs. It must be an agreement between the club owners that a player is the property of the club who retains his services until released. There is no ball club in the country that can secure his services. Even the big leagues do not tamper with different clubs' players. With all the money invested in their clubs, they have deemed it necessary to form some agreement to work by protecting each other's rights. Yet our club owners laugh at such protection and have year after year done just the opposite. - Players Do Not Want Organization - I have talked with several players and they asked me, did I not think organization would hurt their chances as to salaries. When the club owners get together they will pay what they please; we do not want organizations. I said if you ever expect to really make any money out of baseball it will be done through organization. There are several players playing ball that get more to play one season than the salary list of any three Colored clubs at the present time. They play under organization. Has it hut them? Do you realize that if protection was given men there would be money put into baseball, parks would be built, that it would offer inducements to players to try and develop, knowing there was some future attached to their profession. - Assets of Our Clubs - The time has passed when you can camouflage the public. The public has been wised up to many things. Now it's up to the men who want to continue to give the people something besides bunk. There are not four Colored Clubs North that could not go out of the business today and lose nothing but the uniforms they had last season; yet they will parade around and tell you they own a ball club. Clubs like the A.B.C.s, Detroit, Kansas City, Royal Giants, and Cuban Stars have never had a dime invested beyond their uniforms and advance money. It is natural for them, with the expense of only salaries, to be in a position to do much damage to the clubs that are burdened with heavy overhead expense. Admitting that the clubs are important to the success of both parties, one would not expect the club with the heavy expense to compete with the clubs with apparently no expense; yet they must do more, and have. - Ball Parks Necessary - It is very necessary that we have parks to play in. Without them there would be no incentive for one to choose baseball as a profession. Yet these parks must not be burdened too heavy as when they go baseball North will pass along, as the building restrictions are such and real estate so high that you could not expect Colored owners to promote such an expensive plant just to be giving employment to a profession when it must be at a loss. Yet, you cannot get the men to come together and try to cement some plans for the betterment of the game. - Organization is Sure to Come - We cannot get along without organization. Neither will we have sufficient parks to play in to warrant paying greater salaries than we are at present unless we organize. There are thousands of dollars ready for such an organization. The money will naturally be supported better than the American Association, whose salary limit is $5,000 per month. Then will come the cry that it's a shame that all this money goes into the hands of the whites. Yet we will be the ones at fault. They can easily triple the present salaries and make money, as they will systemize it, build sufficient parks and give employment to many hundred Colored players. There is no hope to even maintain the standard that we have reached. Rentals of all parks have gone up. At any minute the leases of present parks can be terminated. Many Colored men with money have begged to get into the game, but they want it patterned after the way leagues are conducted. - Last Attempt to Get Owners Together - This will be the last time I will ever try and interest Colored club owners to get together on some working basis, I have so often been refused the necessary capital, not desiring to give to others the chance of monopolizing Colored baseball, but they are not going to continue, to wait on me with their money. They can do so and leave me where I am. I have made the effort, it's now up to the ones that expect to permanently figure in baseball to get together."

January 10, 1920

Chicago, IL
"Pitfalls of Baseball - Written Exclusively for the Chicago Defender by Andrew ('Rube') Foster, Manager of the Famous American Giants Baseball Team - In one of my previous articles I asked that the owners of clubs write for the plan of an organization or working agreement between the various clubs. In this plan we were to have a regular Western Circuit, composed of Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City, the Eastern circuit to be composed of Pittsburg, Cleveland, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, both to be two separate organizations, the same as National and American Leagues, the winner of each circuit to meet the winner in a world's championship series. This would have been the salvation of baseball. But to date I have received but one letter that would be interesting, that letter came from Washington. - Fans Due Consideration - It would have been in keeping with the times for such a circuit as named above to do something concrete as a stepping stone to success; that would warrant the continuance of the patronage that they have enjoyed, based solely on their loyalty to the Race. This cannot be kept at the present stand; there is something the people want, that their patronage demands, something that would make them appreciate their children entering a profession that would equal the earning capacity of any other profession, and that thing can be done only as the 128 leagues operated by the whites, that have measured their efforts with permanent success, so much so that a graduate from Yale, Princeton and many large medical schools and colleges of law have laid aside their college professions to become ball players, merely because it paid them better to do so. We can do the same thing, but only in patterning after the system of success used by them. A better circuit could not be arraned than the one outlined, even if we only got the support of Colored people. The smallest Colored Population in either city is 50,000, running to 150,000. They would rally around any progressive move, the same as they have rallied around us, knowing we were doing nothing, with hopes for our advance from the old system of parading under false pretenses. - Nothing Invested in Baseball - I have made baseball a study. My ready knowledge of the things accomplished by the different clubs made it possible for me to write these articles. Did you know that Hilldale, Royal Giants, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Detroit, Chicago Giants, Dayton and hundreds of other ball clubs, wonderful investments as owners of clubs, have no assets that you can realized fifty dollars as a load; that the Lincoln Giants, St. Louis and Chicago were the only places with assets; that the assets of the American Giants cost an expenditure of more money than all the Colored parks combined; that it was built new from the ground at a cost greater than the combined cost of all the Negro parks? I want to speak some cold, hard facts to the men that refused to cooperate with such a move, knowing that they have permanently erased their chances to permanently figure in baseball, and very soon you will see these progressive owners of bunk baying their way to see baseball played by Colored clubs. Cost of ball parks and the advanced price of real estate in all large cities have doubled in price; the cost of materials, workers and everything necessary to operate a ball park or club has advanced 50 per cent. This will require many thousand dollars to even build a park. If such money could be secured, the building restrictions are such that in none of the large cities could a permit be secured. First you have to get consent to build from the property owners that surround the ground. As no Colored person owns any place, around any available space (north), this permit can only be had through the whites. Thus they are eliminated by circumstances. Even were such conditions eliminated, the amount of money necessary to operate a club, you would only find a man escaped from the insane asylum that would put money into such a proposition, not knowing where they were to get off. I have fought against delivering Colored baseball into the control of whites, thinking that with a show of patronage from the fans we would get together. The get-together efford has been a failure. In justice to myself and the many players that will eventually benefit by ownership with system money and parks, admitting that I cannot prevent it much longer, as in the past, I had better see that the snow does not stay in my yard after these many hard years of effort."

January 17, 1920

Chicago, IL
"Rube Foster Wants 'Get Together' Meet of All Baseball Owners. - 'Andy' says Organized Effort Is Our Only Salvation Magnates of the West Should Meet Owners of the East, Pick an Aribtration Board and From This Agreement Draw Up a Working Agreement for All to Abide By. - By Charles D. Marshall. - Organized baseball is on and Andrew Rube Foster is at the helm. Or, we might say that this great captain of the national game has started the ball to rolling to which I think the forming of a Colored baseball league may be the outcome. In an article published in a Chicago paper recently, Mr. Foster had the following to say: I am going to make the effort to arrange to have all the owners in the East to meet all the owners in the West, either at Chicago or New York, at a certain date, pick an arbitration board from experienced men of business, and from the agreement draw a working agreement for all of us to abide by, the signers of such an agreement to deposit $500 in good faith that they will live up to such an agreement. It is not a proposition to exchange players. Each club will be allowed to retain their players, but cement a partnership in working for the organized good of baseball. Conducted on the same identical plan as both big leagues and all minor leagues, even the semi-pro leagues, the outcome would be the East would be the same as National League, the West as American League, the winner of the majority of games in the East to meet the Western winners in a real world's championship. This will pave the way for such champion team eventually to play the winner among the whites. This is no more than possible. "Only in uniform strength is there permanent success. I invite all owners to write for information on this proposition. It is open to all." - Andy's Plan a Most Plausible One. - So far as the baseball fan is concerned, the above plan seems a most plausible one, for in my rounds I have discovered that nearly every lover of baseball, player and magnate is very enthusiastic over this brilliant idea of having organized baseball among the colored clubs, both East and West. There is no doubt of the fact that a new and greater interest will be taken in baseball. A guaranteed protection of money must be assured to the new owners of clubs these days, and some sort of a get-together must be brought about at once. Magnates are not going to take the risk on clubs and parks where there is no assets, as they have in the past. It is my opinion that a Western circuit or league of ball will shortly be formed comprising Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, St. Louis and Kansas City, and an Eastern circuit to be composed of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York, both to be two separate organizations, the same as a National and American League, the winner of each circuit to meet the winner in a world's championship series. If such a step is taken the salvation of baseball is assured. As I have always said, such a move will be the real stepping stone to success. There is no doubting the fact that nearly every colored ball park in the cities mentioned enjoy a large patronage each season, but the question is, will they continue if something is not done to strengthen the present interest? I say it will not stand unless organized baseball is put into action. So, when a great leader like Rube Foster offers to share his knowledge and costly experience for the betterment of each and every owner of baseball clubs, I think that there should be an enthusiastic rally to the support of the idea and have a meeting and make every possible effort to get organized ball on the go by the summer of 1920. - C.I. Taylor's Return to Great Game an Event. The return to the baseball world of C.I. Taylor, owner and manager of the famous Indianapolis A.B.C.'s next season, as announced by the scribes may do much toward the assurance of organized baseball during the season of 1920, as Taylor has long been known as a power and a great guidance in the national game. But some one has put the rumor on the rounds about the hot stove league that Taylor is much-opposed to organized ball, and others who claim to be on the inside track say that Taylor is always out for anything that is for the good of the sport. Being personally acquainted with the stellar magnate, I feel safe in saying that Taylor is always in favor of the thing that's fair and especially clean in sport, if it will tend to make the game progressive. But the return of C.I. to the diamonds will no doubt cause many a fan to become overjoyed and team with delight and expectation of a rousing season of baseball. You know when Taylor gets into the game, he always makes it interesting for Foster and the whole country, and everybody enjoys a real season of real baseball. There will be some hot battling between Detroit, Chicago and Indianapolis, for Taylor will certainly give Pete Hill and Mr. Foster much to worry about."

Chicago, IL
"Pitfalls of Baseball - Written Exclusively for the Chicago Defender by Andrew ('Rube') Foster, Manager of the Famous American Giants Baseball Team - In my previous articles I have dealt with many things that to my way of thinking have hindered our progress; to all of this there can be no crime, without a reason for such, and in this article I will try and explain what has shown the caliber of men who want to bask in the limelight as progressive leaders of clubs. Lack of Cooperation a Disgrace - In the West we manager often disagree, yet we eventually come to an agreement, forgetting the differences where they affect the welfare fo the game, each time before any great wrong is done, that we will cooperate and stand by any plan agreed on, is a moral certainty, with our Eastern owners it is different. Can you imagine the benefits to be derived from such, to be such a hard task, those familiar with our troubles wonder why we cannot agree. No chain is stronger than its weakest link. Knowing this, I made efforts long before the articles were written, to try and get Nat C. Strong, Eastern booking agent, controlling all the available parks, to play in New York; to let's all meet together, East and West, formulate an agreement for better working conditions, salaries to remain, each club to retain its present players. He answered back, he wanted something done, but the men who are at present identified with the Eastern clubs are an IMPOSSIBILITY, that there were several owners, managers and players they would never do business with again. - Why such a Disagreement? This disagreement dates back to the existence of Colored clubs; it is deeply rooted; there will be no peace until the men now connected give way to different owners. The players question is the root of all the trouble. Managers have gone after the playing season and taken the main men of each other's club; these players oftimes owed the past owner money; naturally this broadened the feelings of the owners. Results, they would not play against each other. Even the Western clubs have done the same to Eastern clubs, yet they do not tamper with the Western players of Western clubs. This has got to such a condition that the leading clubs East do not meet, nor will the Western clubs meet any of the Eastern clubs. If you have taken your club East, win many games, the owner try to take the men away from you, bring about dissatisfaction between you and your men; so much so you avoid going there. - What Getting Together Would Mean - Had the Eastern men accepted the proposal, the bitter feelings that exist would have been eliminated, a working agreement respecting each other's right, a chance to see all the clubs meet, the securing of places fit to play, then the launching of a league. But they refused such, desiring to fight each other. Now it's the survival of the fittest. You kill my dog, I will kill your cat. One would not think such IGNORANCE existed in the MODERN AGE. - Ball Players vs. Owners - Ball players have had no respect for their word, contracts or moral obligations, yet they are not nearly as much to blame as the different owners of clubs. These owners baited the men away from the different clubs, telling them it's money that you want, you had better get it while getting is good. He raises the salary, and the player jumps. About one in every hundred pays the money back voluntarily. The players think better salaries should be paid, often saying: 'Well, if you played so and so you would have made money to pay more, or pay what you promised.' They do not realize that their actions in disrupting another club is the prime factor in not getting what they should, as one never knows how long he will have a club."

February 6, 1920

Kansas City, MO
"Plan to Entertain League - Kansas City, Missouri, February 6 - Felix Payne, Clarence Houston and Attorney Calloway are planning to entertain the National Baseball League delegation which meets here February 13 and 14. A smoker and an auto drive is on the program."

"Southern Baseball Cancelled - New York, February 6. - Baseball, which has always been such a tremendous attraction at the Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida, was eliminated this season. The players who were to trim for the annual series were much disappointed when at the last moment the contracts were broken."

"Kansas City Selected for Meeting of Baseball Magnates - Baseball fans all over the country will watch with interest next week the meeting of the National Baseball League, which is meet at Kansas City, Missouri, February 13 and 14. A call has been issued and following directors of baseball clubs of the West will be present: Andrew "Rube" Foster, American Giants; C.I. Taylor, A.B.C.'s, Indianapolis, Indiana; John Matthews, Dayton Marcos, Dayton, Ohio; John (Tenny) Blount, Detroit Stars, Detroit, Michigan; J.L. Wilkinson, Kansas City; A. Mills, St. Louis, Missouri; Joe Green, Chicago Giants. Mr. Foster will also represent the Cuban Stars, having the proxy of Mr. Tinti Molina. Purpose of the Meeting - For a number of years the Chicago Defender has urged that the owners of the various baseball clubs of standing get together and formulate plans for a national league. The idea has had the endorsement of Andrew "Rube" Foster and no one has worked more faithful than the Chicago 'chief' to make the meeting possible. A tentative schedule will be drawn, a protective aggreement is signed, a working basis fair to each club will be originated. Not only will managers be present, but others interested in baseball and its success will have an opportunity to address the meeting at its open sessions. Cement Foundations for League - This meeting will likely develop the foundation for a league. With representation from Detroit, Dayton, St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago and Indianapolis it is thought that there is nothing to daunt the promoters. Such a league was not possible for this season, as not enough of the managers have long enough leases on their parks. Sports Writers to be Present. - Dave Wyatt, Indianapolis Ledger; Charles Marshall, Indianapolis Freeman, and Cary B. Lewis, Chicago Defender, will be present to represent their respective papers. Writers on the St. Louis and Kansas City papers will be present and act as hosts for the visitors. Felix Payne, one of the big fans of the West, will entertain the 'boys' from the Windy City. The managers of the clubs declare that no money will be spared this season to give the fans the best clubs in the history of their organization."

February 13, 1920

Kansas City, MO
"Baseball Magnates Hold Conference - Sporting Editor of Defender Elected Secretary - Kansas City, Missouri, February 13. - Representatives of the baseball teams of the West arrived here today and went into session at the Y.M.C.A. with the following baseball baseball magnates present: J.T. Blount, Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Stars; W.A. Kelly, Washington, DC organized baseball of the national capital; L.S. Cobb, secretary of the St. Louis Giants baseball team; John Matthews, Dayton Marcos, Dayton, Ohio; Joe Green, Chicago Giants, Chicago, Illinois; C.I. Taylor, Indianapolis A.B.C.s, Indianapolis, Indiana; Elwood C. Knox of the Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, Indiana; Andrew 'Rube' Foster, American Giants, Chicago, Illinois; Charles Marshall, Indianapolis Ledger, Indianapolis, Indiana; J.L. Wilkinson, this city, and Cary B. Lewis, sporting editor of the Chicago Defender. - Temporary Officers Elected - On motion of 'Tenny' Blount, Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Foster was nominated and elected temporary President. Cary B. Lewis of the Defender was elected secretary. The aim and object of the meeting was discussed and the plan for a circuit for the season of 1921 came up for consideration. Every manager was very enthusiastic and said he would carry the same enthusiasm back to his home town. The outlook for 1921, they claim, would be the greatest history of baseball. - Foster Springs Big Surprise - One of the big surprises of the first day's meeting was when 'Rube' Foster uncovered the fact that he had a charter, incorporated, for a National Negro Baseball League. When 'Rube' displayed the charter the 'magnates' were dumbfounded. The league is incorporated in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland. Then, Mr. Foster and Mr. Blount discussed tentative plans for the circuit of 1921. Dr. Howard Smith met the delegations at the depot. A smoker and dinner has been arranged. The second day's meeting will be held tomorrow. The visitors are stopping at the 'Y.'"

February 20, 1920

Kansas City, MO
"Baseball Men Write League Constitution - Western Circuit Organized; to Become Effective April 1, 1921 - Kansas City, Missouri, February 20. - A Western Circuit National Baseball League of the United States, was organized here last week in the rooms of the Community Center. Newspaper men and sports writers became the arbitrators for the baseball magnates. It was the first time in the history of a baseball meeting that there was exhibited so much harm(illegible) and good spirit. Andrew 'Rube' Foster was chosen as the temporary chairman and secretary. He stated the aim and purpose of the gathering and then said he would leave it to the newspaper men at the meeting to decide all questions, select players for the various teams and write the bylaws and constitution for the league. No sooner had he said this than C.I Taylor of the Indianapolis A.B.C.s assented, also 'Tenny' Blount of the Detroit Stars. - The Player Question - The player question was the first to come up for consideration. It is a well-known fact that some of the managers have been dickering with each others players which has caused a great deal of confusion during the past years. This was thrashed out and all agreed that the newspaper men should embody this question in the laws and constitution of the league. In the best judgement of the newspaper men all the players for the league were selected. - Writers of the Consititution - The writers of the consitituion and bylaws of the new league were Dave Wyatt, Indianapolis Ledger; Elwood C. Knox, Indianapolis Freeman; Cary B. Lewis, Chicago Defender, and Attorney Elisha Scott of Topeka, Kansas. These men were up all Friday night and part of Saturday morning, framing the 'baseball bill of rights' to guide the destiny of the future league. At noon Friday it was brought before the conference. The preamble was read and adopted. The constitution was ready by articles and sections. Correction after correction was made and finally it was approved by Attorney Elisha Scott. The consitution was signed by Andrew Foster, American Giants, Chicago; C.I. Taylor, A.B.C.s, Indianapolis, Indiana; 'Tenny' Blount, Detroit Stars, Detroit, Michigan; Chicago Giants Joe Green, Chicago; J.L. Wilkinson, Kansas City Monarchs, Kansas City, Missouri; Lorenzo Cobb, St. Louis Giants, St. Louis, Missouri. Each manager paid his $500 fee to bind them to the league and constitution. - Will Operate Next Season - The Western Circuit, National Baseball League, will not operate until next season. This meeting is the bundation for next year. The circuit will not officially operate until each city has a park, either leased or owned and this will undoubtedly be by April 1, 1921. Those who had no lease this year claimed they would have one next season. Mr. Mattews of the Dayton Marcos, who was ill with the 'flu,' sent a special delivery letter stating that he would be in perfect harmony with whatever was done at the meeting. He sent his per ratio to pay for the expense of the newspaper men who acted as arbitrators. Several road teams had representatives and paid their part of the fee to play in the circuit as per schedule. Nat C. Strong of the Nat C. Strong Amusement Company, New York City, sent a letter stating that he was ready to do anything that would promote the best interests of baseball all over the country. After the Western Circuit is put into operation successfully Mr. Foster will then call a meeting of the organization of a national Baseball League, taking in every large baseball city in the EAst. - Newspaper Men Select Players - The newspaper men had the day at the meeting. No manager had aught to say about players. They were selected on account of their RELATIVE STRENGTH to each team. The newspaper men will form an arbitration board to settle all disputes and act as publicity agents for games. The following players were selected for the teams in 1921: Detroit Stars - Pete Hill, Bruce Petway, Frank Warfield, Edgar Wesley, Joe Hewitt, Mack Eggleston, LeRoy Roberts, Henderson E. Boyd, Bill Holland, Richard Whitworth, Jimmie Lyons, Johnson Hill, Lefty Hill. - Kansas City, John Donaldson, Jose Mendez, Frank 'Bluekoi' Blattner, Jackson, Walter Muir, Rube Currie, Vicente Rodríguez, Bartolo Portuondo, Sam Crawford, Wilbur 'Bullet' Rogan, W. Harris, Bernardo Baró. - St. Louis Giants, Tullie McAdoo, Dan Kennard, Charles Brooks, Charles Scott, William Drake, Lunie Danage, Felix Wallace, Charles Blackwell, Eddie Holt, John Finner, Lee Hill. - American Giants, George Dixon, Jim Brown, Leroy Grant, Elwood 'Bingo' DeMoss, Robert Williams, Dave Malacher, John E. Reese, Thomas Johnson, Thomas Williams, Richard 'Dick' Lundy, Cristóbal Torriente, Edward 'Judy' Gans. - Chicago Giants, Lawrence Simpson, Walter Ball, Lemuel McDougal, Edward Jones, John Beckwith, William Greene, Thurman Jennings, Frank Jefferies, Horace Jenkins, Joe Green, Clarence Winston, Tom Clark. - C.I. Taylor's A.B.C.s - James 'Jim' Jeffries, 'Steel Arm' Johnny Taylor, Morten Clark, Russell Powell, Herlen Raglen, William Webster, Oscar Charleston, Ed Rile, Mitchell Murray, William 'Dizzy' Dismukes, Decatur Johnson."

February 21, 1920

Kansas City, MO
"Negro Base Ball League Assured. - The Peace Dove Soared Over Camp of the Organizers and Harmony Prevailed. - (By Dave Wyatt.) - Kansas City, Missouri - The much heralded Negro Base Ball League was launched into actual being when a three-day deliberation by the high statesites of the diamond pasttime ended one of the most successful and (illegigle) gatherings ever witnessed among our people; most especially so when the interests involved, sacrifices made, financial considerations and many other features, any one of which is enough to cast one into deep depression, is taken into account. The initial efforts, prior to the real formation of a league, was a grand success. In order not to misguide our followers, it can safely be said that the league is not as yet in existence. The parent body of the organization was put into activity at the Kansas City session, from it will spring the real league. The clubs that are members of this tentative organization and that were represented at the meeting were: Chicago Giants - Joe Green; Detroit Start - Tenny Blount; Indianapolis A.B.C.'s - C.I. Taylor; St. Louis Giants - Charlie Mills; Dayton Marcos - J. Matthews; Gilkerson's Union Giants - Attorney Scott; Kansas City Monarchs - J.L. Wilkinson; American Giants - Andrew Foster; Cuban Stars - A. Molina. These clubs are the foundation upon which the league will be built. This present association of clubs is known as the Western Circuit of Negro National Base Ball League. Affiliated with this circuit are clubs extending from Omaha, Nebrask a to and including Nat C. Strong's New York Base Ball enterprises. Fans, who are fortunate to be in the cities which form this circuit will, beyond the shadow of a doubt, witness the grandest exhibition of the national pasttime among our people that has been observed since the Negro took this form of athletic endeavor. The old rule of things as heretofore existed, ahs been waived aside. Each and every manager was forced to give up valuable players, when who, if placed upon the base ball market would bring thousands of dollars. These valuable assets were given up without the exchange of a penny and all for the good of this organization. The idea was to have all clubs composing this circuit to be just as evenly balanced in playing strength as could be. Fro the lineups comprising the various clubs it will be seen that the idea has been carried out to the complete satisfaction of all the owners and manager and no doubt exists over the manner in which this new turn of affairs will be viewed by the fan public who support the game. The biggest sensation ever experianced in the history of baseball was hurled into the opening meeting the first day. Andrew "Rube" Foster, who perhaps has more at stake than any fifty men in baseball that could be named, hurled a huge boom into the magnate's camp, when he arose and declared, "Gentlemen, the assets of the baseball club which I represent is more than all the Negro baseball clubs in existence, still if it pleases you all, I am willing to throw all these assets upon the mercy of the decision of this body of newspapermen who are present." The news writers then were unanimously chosen to settle all questions arising disputes over players, disposition of players and many other vexatious problems. The news men present were Elwood Knox, Indiana Freeman; Dave Wyatt, Indiana Ledger; Carry Lewis, Chicago Defender; A.D. Williams, Indiana Ledger."

February 28, 1920

Indianapolis, IN
"Way is Clearing For Baseball to Enjoy Its Greatest Boom - Game's Fate is UP to Magnates, Aided, of Course, by the Fans. - (By Dave Wyatt.) - That was certainly a mighty fine pre-lenten affair that the baseball magnates handed to the fans. One month ago it looked as though peace in baseball would be as hard to bring about as for the League of Nations pact to do any good. The plans of the factions were kept so well guarded that it was not until just three weeks ago that things began to come ot a head. That was when the western club owners and the Nat C. Strong enterprises held their initial confab, and later all the moguls of the middle-west held their historical love feast as the guest of Kansas City's foundation for peace before and at the banquet is shown by the fact it required only three session of peace conferences, one at Detroit, one at Chicago, and one at Kansas City, before the peace pact was signed and the storm wave was wiped out of existence It must be recognized by this time that the recalcitrant ones surrendered and that the vicory belongs to organized ball. After all, the fans will care little about who got licked and who did the licking. The thing is, baseball is once more in for an uplift. Now the time has arrived when the good old national game should get back to its feet with a rush. The baseball skies as well as the financial skies have cleared. If the people really want baseball as much as circumstances would indicate, they should soon notify the magnates after the playing season starts in 1920. Prosperity has put the dollar into circulation, and the plain fan has all share of the dollars. If he stays away from the box office in 1920 it will be because he has lost his love for the game, and not becaus ehe is unable to qualify for a ticket of admission by putting down the price. The situation is put to order for the club owner and the players. They are in for a new deal. How they cut the cards will play a big part in the future development of the game. There will doubtless be some bickering and heart burnings over certain star players. It probably will not be until the actual opening of the season that it will be known what clubs will get the cream of the playing talent. In any case, the acquiring of these stars and probable trades among the cubs should stir the interest of the fans during the remainder of the winter and put them on edge for the opening of the now league race and the fight for the international championship. The fans wanted new faces in some cities and they are going to get them, both as regards magnates and players. Will the magnates and the players, however, profit by experiences of the past? They will undoubtedly endeavor to so shape their affairs that another attempt to float another warfare will not be made for years. In the meantime, the A.B.C.'s can be expected to play the same smooth article of ball that they reeled off in 1916. A large part of Taylor's work will be to instill into the minds of his men that the team has not irreparably shot to pieces by the absence of some of the once familiar faces. The American Giants, too, will have missing links. The title holders got some great pitching last year and they are likely to get lots more of it this season, even if Dick Whitworth will not be there to electrify and even if "Beans" Williams sticks in the East. Dave Brown is just about ready to step up and take his regular turn in the box. Detroit looks good to me. Whitworth is bound to win as many games for Detroit, and he will have an able box assistant in Roberts, the eastern crack. St. Louis will be dangerous at times, though that team lacks the punch that the others have. Many of the fans pick Kansas City for first honors. If the Kaws don't win out, they should be close. The Chicago Giants ought to give fierce battle. The way they showed up during the 1919 campaign causes them to be conceded as a formidable foe for all. Dayton is expected to have a team of youngsters that will make all sit up and take notice. In all, 1920 should be a grand and glorious season."

"National Negro Baseball League is Formed - Western Managers Meeting at Kansas City a Great Success. - (By Charles D. Marshall.) - Wouldn't the late Frank Leland rejoice were he alive today and informed ofhte fact that a real, live Negro base ball league had been formed by colored base ball magnates of the West. This noted base ball man (once owner of the famous Leland Giants of Chicago) had for year labored hard to induce colored owners and managers to come together and play organized ball, but to no avail. He died with the proposition far from becoming a reality. But today the plan almost a surety for when the umpire shouts "play ball" May 1, 1920 it will be under a new heading for eight clubs of the West and that will be organized ball. That will mean much to thousands of colored fans as well as hundreds of ball players all over the country. Just what they have been arguing about for the past 15 to 20 years is at last to be a realization. It was bound to happen when such strong men as Rube Foster, C.I. Taylor, John T. Blount, Charles A. Mills, J.L. Wilkerson, John Matthews, Carey B. Lewis and Elwood C. Knox, got behind the movement and made effort to see it through. Rube Foster slipped the cog and selected the place and time to hold the meeting and out came these noble stalwarts and like magic a league was formed, officers elected, and in other words the ball started rolling by these live leaders of the great game. Of course it is nto be understood that their work is not really started but an attempt has been made and the best part of it is they have come together with an understanding. Now they are to get busy and make rules and regulation that each must abide by for the protection of all. A franchise for each club is to be made; the salary basis and limits are to be considered for the player as well as the umpires. A playing schedule is to be made and park admission prices should be made for the protection of the poor fan, with the understanding that the public is paying for professional major league palying and not outlaw or semi-professional pastime. No better selection could have been made than Andrew "Rube" Foster for president of the league for this wily old master of the great game is best suited for guiding the organization safely past all of the pit falls and loop holes that it is certain to encounter in base ball. Mr. Foster and the rest will have much to do to get everything in readiness for real organized ball playing by May 1, 1920. But it can be done very easily if every official will give it their earnest attention. A commission should be selected to prepare rules and regulations that should be enforced. But of all things, let this be one race organization of clean ruling with officials of no selfish motives or unfairness to hand out, to one another. Give the players a square deal and in turn let the player be square and fair. Make it possible that every player in the league be given a salary according to his worth and by that let us eliminate the "tramp ball tosser." Colored baseball will always have good financial support from both races, and even better when clean, professional games are played. Give us more men like C.I. Taylor, Tenny Blount, Foster and J.L. Wilkinson who urge the playing of clean ball."

Kansas City, MO
"Coming Baseball Season - Since the proposed baseball league out West, headed by Rube Foster, Tenny Blount, and others, which got under way recently, and who held a session at Kansas City, all the baseball bugs out this way have awakened from their slumber and are making preparations for the biggest season in the history of baseball. John Henry Lloyed has falled in line with the Royal Giants, while Santop, the well-known catcher of last leason is below the Mason and Dixon line digging up material to present to New Yorkers. Guy Empey sends us word that he more than likely will have a Race team this season, while Brooklyn will have several representative teams. Joe Williams has shown himself on the horizon and predicts a great season for himself.

"Baseball Writers and Managers are Royally Entertained - The baseball managers and newspaper men were royally entertained. The officers of the Community Center, where the league met, were very courteous. They wanted for nothing to make the meeting a success. On Friday night, J.L. Wilkinson, manager of the Kansas City Monarchs, entertained with a ten-course dinner at the DeLuxe cafe. Saturday night, Q.J. Gilmore, exalted ruler of the Elks, and the Elks of the city gave a banquet and smoker at the De Luxe cafe. Among the speakers were C.I. Taylor, 'Rube' Foster, Cary B. Lewis, 'Tenny' Blount, Dave Wyatt, Lorenzo Cobb, C.D. Williams, Dr. Howard Smith, Undertaker Watkins, Q.J. Gilmore, Attorney Elisha Scott, J.L. Wilkerson and others. Sunday, Mrs. Felix Payne entertained the visiting gentlemen. Mr. Payne, who is at Detroit, Michigan, with an automobile invention, telegraphed Mr. Snell to act as host for him. Mrs. Payne served a delicious dinner. Felix Payne Jr assisted in the service. Later in the evening, Dr. and Mrs. Howard Smith served dinner for 'Rube' Foster, 'Tenny' Blount, Dave Wyatt, and Elwood C. Knox. Mr. Foster remained over a few days to talk baseball matters over with the manager of this city."

March 27, 1920

Indianapolis, IN
"Chairman Foster's View on Grave Subjects - The Big Chief On Umpires and Players Not Quite in Accord with Effectual systems in Vogue of Disciplining Unruly Players - By Dave Wyatt. - The following extract is from an interview with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Western Circuit of the Proposed Negro National League. - As this, the coming season, will perhaps mark an epoch in the government of Colored Baseball, the public no doubt will be greatly interested in knowing what system will prevail in the handling of all that important subject, umpire controversy. I am a firm believer in preserving the utmost good order on the ball field. I am strict disciplinarian, but far from a martinet. The only person who can preserve order on a ball field is the umpire, and in matters of discretion and judgement, where he is not specifically guided by rule, he should be supreme. I do not wish to be understood as meaning that an umpire should be a law unto himself; that his manner should be dictatorial, his attitude arrogant and his entire demeanor evince a self-satisfied air that would brook no argument or intercession. Right the contrary, I think an umpire should be pacific but firm, positive but polite, quick but unshowy, strict but reasonble. I have seen arguments on the field where I considered the umpire at fault. "A mild answer turneth away wrath." In my judgement, many a scene on the diamond could be prevented by a little - Discretion and Deliberation - on the part of the umpire, who frequently uses his authority in an arbitrary manner. One of my principal alms will be to instill into the umpires a spirit of peace and discretion. You ask me whether I believe in at once disciplining the player, immediately on receipt of umpire's statement of the facts in the case. I could answer that question with one word, but I am going to adduce some reason to show why I am opposed to the general practice employed in meeting out punichsment to players for offenses committed on the ball field. In the first place, I was a ball player myself and naturally believe in them as a class. As a rule they are reasonable, honorable, clean-living class of men, and this thought should be considered in all dealings with them. In the second place, one of the Cardinal Principles of Justice is that ever man should have an opportunity to be heard, to present his side of the case. If the player is guilty of the charges submitted by the umpire and has no reasonable defense, the end of justice and the morale of discipline can be served just as well by suspending the player some days after the violation has occurred, and all the evidence received and investigated, as by immediate suspension following the report of the umpire. Then there is another view of the question, namely, that the club owner is really the one who suffers most by a player's suspension. If we fine the player, true he may loose a small sum as a result of his infraction of the rules, and his salary goes on while he is out of the game. But his absence weakens the team and in the long run the club is the real sufferer. Therefore, if the effect of discipline can be preserved and at the same time the interest of the owner conserved, there is no reason why such cases should not be considered in the most lenient attitude possible, and by all means obtain the facts in the case from both sides before the player is punished by suspension."

Indianapolis, IN
"Will Colored Umpires Be Given a Tryout? - Will Colored Umpires Be Given a Tryout in Organized Ball. - Baseball Authorities Say They Will, But It Is To Be a Real Go - Who Knows? - (By Charles D. Marshall) - Several days ago a communication came to me from an enthusiasic fan who wanted to know "Whether Colored Umpires would be given a tryout this season over the Western circuit of the Negro National Baseball League." Of course I got busy and tried to find out from the powers that be in organized ball but as yet have been unable to get enlightened further than to say that they will be given a trial and that much came from an uncertain party. But to answer the question from my point of view I should think that, without a doubt colored umpires should be given a trial. Of course we know that some players as well as some managers and fans alike feel that the white umpire's decision carries more weight and generally comes closer to the right decision than the colored official. In most cases just because he is white. On the other hand the white umpire can be easily bluffed into deciding in favor of the losing side than can our own brother. Often the case is that a white umpire is secured who will easily decide in favor of the club who is paying him for his services. To my mind I have always felt that the white umpire looked much out of place in a game of ball played by two colored clubs. It may be that the white umpire has a better knowledge of the latest rules in baseball and that he is not easily shaken up by a broiling crowd of hot headed fans in calling a strike, but there are any number of students of the game in our race who would make good umpires. The commission of the Negro National Baseball League should make it a rule to employ nothing but colored umpires throughout the Western circuit, as we have any number of efficient men for the position. We must establish confidence in our men if we are to have organized ball. In either the major or minor leagues, they have not found room for us, no even as mascots. Why can't we manage and play the game ourselves without the aid of the other race, for certainly we know how."

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Team - St. Louis 'Chubby' Charley Mills is not saying much, but he is sawing cords of wood just the same. In addition to the bunch of new material just brought in from Texas and other points, he has Felix Wallace, the veteran infielder, of whom there existed no better. Charlie Blackwell, one of the foremost outfielders and batters; Dan Kennard and others who can be looked upon with confidence for putting St. Louis right up in the front ranks of the race."

April 10, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Primed - Training reports from the St. Louis Giants of the new league, reveal that Mills has been quietly whipping into condition a team that is certain to jump right out and give the best in the league a tough tussle for front runner honors. Mills expects to set the pace, and he has signed a sufficient number of players to carry him through a grueling campaign without fear of injuries to the regulars playing havoc with his team's chances of annexing the big prize. Captain Wallace is in excellent form to start the race, and he has his charges going through a daily grind which is especially satisfactory to the owners. The Mound City crowd not only expect to have a team that will win, but they are willing to wager that they will outdraw any club in the league. Extensive plans for the accommodation of the patrons are well under headway; the stands will have a fresh coat of paint, new and pleasant features will be added to the box seat section, and generally speaking, the owners, who just a few months ago incorporated, intend to develop their plant into one of the most elaborate baseball structures that can be found in modern league operation. The park at 60th and Broadway is but 20 minutes ride from the main spur of the city, and as the Mound City folks go week days just about as strong as they do Sunday in other cities, we opine that the St. Louis crowd is going to be of some power in the organization, both on the field and at the box office."

April 17, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"The St. Louis Giants are busy with preparations for what looks to be the greatest season in the history of their career. The stands and general seating capacity has been increased more than a thousand over last year's accommodations, and the reservations for boxes are turning in at a good rate of speed. Mills has given the St. Louisians an unusually good-looking team, and under the able tutelage of Dick Wallace are expected to more than hold their own with the best that exist. Hill, Scott, and Blackwell are a trio of outfielders that are not surpassed by any on the circuit. The infield, with Tullie McAdoo at first and Brooks, with the recruits, presents a formidable front. Pitcher Luther is bound to shine as he electrified the East last season. Bill Drake, Oldham, and Finer are a bunch of speed artists that will show well in any kind of going, while the catching staff with Cobb and Kennard, looks good to hold with any that may be trotted out."

April 18, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Giants Park, St. Louis, Missouri, Sunday, April 18, St. Louis Giants vs. Welstons, St. Louis City League, Games called at 3:00 p.m."

April 25, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Giants Park, St. Louis, Missouri, Sunday, April 25, St. Louis Giants vs. Suburbans of City League, Games called at 3:00 p.m."

April 30, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis, Missouri, April 30. - Field Manager Dick Wallace tried out three of his new pitchers here last Sunday in a game against the Welstons of the city league. Luther, the recent pitching acquisition from the East, released a performance that was entirely satisfactory to the manager and his work was approved all O.K. by the fans. Jimmy Oldham and John Finner both worked a few innings and their work revealed enough class to warrant the belief that we have a staff of pitchers, as well as a team that is going to make a lot of trouble for the new circuit entrees who aspire to leading roles. We work out again Sunday against a team of hand-picked stars from all over the city. We are not so particular about these fellows, as the games with them are only to put us in shape for the main show, which will start here when the Kansas City Moanrchs land here for a series starting May 9. At that we expect to have our team all polished and in good working order, and we are going to show our heels to the boys in the circuit before the first of July."

May 1, 1920

Indianapolis, IN
"Circuit Notes. - Luther, a lad who used to do some mighty good stunts around Indianapolis and then drifted down East, will be one of the main stays of the St. Louis Giants' pitching staff this year. Cobb, a former A.B.C. favorite catcher, is doing some mighty efficient receiving for the Mound City gang."

May 2, 1920

Indianapolis, IN
"Giants' Park, St. Louis, Missouri - Sunday, May 2 - All Professionals vs. St. Louis Giants."

Chicago, IL
"Teams Are Well Framed - Many Players Signed by Clubs will be Strangers to Fans on Western Circuit - By Dave Wyatt - Sunday, May 2, is the opening date of the new circuit, and if the organization gets off to a good start, under fair skies, with good crowds in evidence, and if there is anything in beginning right the season should be all the most optimistic have predicted, so far as material success goes. As to the other end of it - how the teams will run on the diamond - the seventh sons of the seventh sons have been on the job all spring doping out the winner, and it is generally conceded that Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis, Dayton, the Cubans and chicago Giants will win the gonfalon - it all depends where the home of the prophet is that you touch for the inside dope. Each of the clubs in the new circuit has some particular department in which it looks strong and yet no club stands out with a head and shoulders advantage over the other clubs that would threaten a runaway race. Kansas city is the only club in which the dopester cannot put his hand right on one department and point out exceptional strength. But Kansas City is working under a strange manager, whose methods are not generally known, and he has assembled a few players from the far West whose work is not familiar on the circuit, also a few Cubans, so it is hardly logical to attempt any judgement on the Kansas City club at this time. - Some Strong Features - Foster is strong on pitchers and infielders, and his outfield looks good. Detroit is strong in its infield combination. The Cubans are strong on pitchers and on hitting strength, but if they lose and Portuondo the Islanders have no longer what looked like the best club in the circuit. St. Louis should work into one of the best hitting clubs in the circuit, and the pitching staff looks strong. The A.B.C.s are out in front in its superiority in outfield material and the infield will rank close behind the American Giants. Through the conditions that prevailed at the time of the formation of the circuit nobody outside of Chicago is willing to give the Giants a tumble, but a little thing like that never worries the big chief. That bird was wise in his day and generation and never does any kicking before or during the season. If the team fails to cop he has no alibis to concoct, and if the boys romp home he can sit back with a wise look. Rube Foster has a whole raft of Roks in his camp and he retains quite a number of aspiring youngsters for further inspection. Bobby Williams, Bill Riggins, and Singer are battling for a place in the infield; two of them are sprinters and the latter has a 10 second record in the 100 yards. Williams has been with the team for a couple of seasons and the other two are grand prospects, but it appears that Captain Bingo DeMoss will have to select from the trio, about two, for young Ewing, the catcher, is looming up mighty strong, both as a receiver and hitter; he is also a grand thrower and ambitious. If Jim Brown flashes enough form to warrant his being placed in the outfield or on the infield, with the most likely looking youngster's retention, the Giants will be amply safeguarded against the injury to regulars and at the same time will be able to put a real team on the field at all stages. While the season is extremely young, some idea can be obtained of the number of finds. Detroiters are raving over Boyd, Hill and Mack Eggleston, youngsters who seem to be able to do everything. Chicago bugs opine that Jack Marshall is one of the best righthanders who ever made his temporary home at Schorling Park - and there have been a great group of North-Paws there. Indianapolis enthusiasts declare that Tick Houston is the best second baseman they have ever seen since the days of Bingo DeMoss. St. Louis fans cannot help but feel proud of their kid left-hander, Luther. Considering everything, the crop of 1920 youngsters is one of the best we have had in a long time."

May 9, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"The St. Louis Giants Lost to Kansas this time, 1 to 2. - St. Louis, May 9 - The Kansas City Monarchs opened their league season here yesterday and won a fast game from the St. Louis Giants, 2 to 1, before a crowd of nine thousand people. Crawford and Rodriguez formed the battery for the Monarchs. Drake hurled for St. Louis, with Cobb catching."

St. Louis, MO
"Kansas City Monarchs Defeat Negro Giants - The Kansas City Monarchs defeated the St. Louis Giants, 2 to 1, at the Giants' Park yesterday afternoon. The pitching of Drake of the losers and Crawford and Curry of the winners featured the game. Poruondo of the winners lead the hitters of the contest with two out of three."

St. Louis, MO
"Monarchs Opened With Victory - The St. Louis Giants Lost to Kansas City Team, 1 to 2. - St. Louis, May 9. - The Kansas City Monarchs opened their league season here yesterday and won a fast game from the St. Louis Giants, 2 to 1, before a crowd of nine thousand people. Crawford and Rodriguez formed the battery for the Monarchs. Drake hurled for St. Louis, with Cobb catching."

St. Louis, MO
"K.C. Monarchs of N.N.L. at St. Louis, Missouri - Sunday, May 9 - Games called at 3:00 P.M."

St. Louis, MO
"Kansas City Monarchs Down St. Louis Giants in First League Game - (By Dave Wyatt) - St. Louis, Missouri, May 14. - More than 7,000 baseball fans managed to get in the park to see the Kansas City Monarchs and the St. Louis Giants engage in one of the fiercest baseball fights ever pulled off in the mound city. Sam Crawford worked eight innings for Kansas City and held the destinies of the local team in the pal of his hand. However, Samuel showed signs of unsteadiness and 'Rube' Currie stepped on the slab and held the advantage safe for the Kansas City crowd. Bill Drake, a most promising youngster, stepped the full route for the St. Louis Giants and he put up a masterful performance, coming out of several tight places with flying colors. Both teams hit well and displayed high class fielding; the youngsters on both teams showing first class form. More than two thousand people were turned back at the gates and the crowd on the inside overflowed onto the diamond, making ground rules necessary. The Kansas City Monarchs play the Indianapolis A.B.C.'s Sunday May 16, and Taylor and his band are in grand shape to give the Kansas City's a run for the honors."

St. Louis, MO
"K.C. Monarchs at St. L - The opening tilt of the new baseball circuit at St. Louis will bring together the St. Louis Giants and the Kansas City Monarchs. They clash Sunday, May 16 (wrong, it was the 9th), and will continue the fight for prestige for a series of four games. Both teams have strong line-ups, and a fierce fight for who will represent championship honors in the state will be on tap at all times when these two teams meet."

St. Louis, MO
"K.C. Monarchs Trim the St. Louis Giants - Six Thousand Witness Humiliation of Local Team, While Two Thousand are Turned Away - By Dave Wyatt - St. Louis, Missouri, May 14. - The official debut of the St. Louis Giants as a league entry was staged here last Sunday when the Kansas City MOnarchs of Kansas City engaged the locals in the initial tilt that starts the baseball wheels to buzzing in the new circuit. The baseballists drew ideal atmospheric conditions for the contest, and this, the inaugural go, augmented by a parade extending several blocks in length and jazzed on by two or three highly spirited bands, had a tendency to drag out such a huge throng of enthusiasts that hillsides, housetops adjacent to the enclosure, trees and motor truck tops upon the outside were usered into service so eager were the bugs to land on things. The walls that enclose the baseball arena were choked and clogged to the point where the crowd had to be turned upon the field, making ground rules necessary. The throng completely encircled the playing field, so there remained no more than ten feet of space for the outfield to romp over, and the first and third base lines were fairly teeming with masses of excited humanity, still despite this extra handicap, the players of both teams put up a creditable showing. Bill Drake, a young pitcher who flashes sparks of coming greatness, was on the slab for the Giants, while Sam Crawford, a veteran, was the heaver upon whom the Monarchs based their hopes of conquest. There was a sprinkling of youth, age and new faces in lineups and the two teams appeared to about evenly matched in hitting strength, fielding and general field experience. As it was, the show developed into a contest of skill between the two pitchers and honors were even up to the sixth frame, four bingles being gleaned off each delivery. However, in the second inning, with a man down for the count, Center Fielder Charlie Blackwell of the home team stung one ticketed for the circuit. John Donaldson, playing the center garden for the Monarchs, tore out for the fast fleeting sphere and with apparently no chance on earth for a catch, he stuck out one hand, thereby instituting a severe localized pain when the pellet clung to his glove for a put-out. There were no thrill producing stunts on either side until the sixth, when the one out, Edgar Washington, the movie star from the coast, now playing first base for the Monarchs, slammed one out in right field for two sacks; John Donaldson followed with a two station blow to left field, the movie star scoring; George Carr, and another coast celebrity, beat out a hit between first and second, but Bill Drake retired the side without further scoring. Sam Crawford held the St. Louisians in leash while his mates pushed another run across the plate in the seventh on a base on balls, a steal and slam for two bags; that ended the scoring for the far west crowd. In the eighth, Lee Hill opened up for the home team with a drag good for two bags, Captain José Méndez derricked Sam Crawford and Rube Currie adorned the slab, he killed two, but with Lee Hill still marooned on second, Charlie Blackwell came to the rescue with a bingle to right and the home guard scored their lone tally of the game. The visitors rested upon their laurels in the ninth, but the Giants made a strong bid for the honors in their half. With two men dead, Lorenza Cobb was called to bat in place of Eddie Holtz; he slashed one to left field and took second. The stands rocked with merriment as John Finner came to bat for Bill Drake. Rube Currie beaned the pinch hitter and the crowd broke loose and swarmed upon the field. After order was restored Rube Currie relieved the throng of much of their steam when he fanned Lee Hill, ending the game, 2-1, for the Monarchs. The Kansas City team will tackle C.I. Taylor's A.B.C.s at Indianapolis next Sunday, May 16, with a series of five; then they go on to Chicago where they hook up with big Rube's gang Sunday, May 23."

May 10, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Giants Beat Monarchs in Second Game, 6-5 - The St. Louis Giants evened the count with the Kansas City Monarchs by defeating the latter, 6 to 5, at the former's park yesterday afternoon. The Giants won the game in the eighth inning, when they scored three runs."

St. Louis, MO
"K.C. Monarchs of N.N.L. at St. Louis, Missouri - Monday, May 10 - Games called at 3:00 P.M."

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Win - St. Louis, Missouri, May 14. - St. Louis Giants won the second game of the series from the Kansas City Monarchs by the score of 6-5. Batteries Giants, Fenner-Kennard; Monarchs, Lightner-Currie Rodriguez."

May 11, 1920

St. Louis, MO
Rained Out

St. Louis, MO
"K.C. Monarchs of N.N.L. at St. Louis, Missouri - Tuesday, May 11 - Games called at 3:00 P.M."

May 12, 1920

St. Louis, MO
Rained Out

St. Louis, MO
"K.C. Monarchs of N.N.L. at St. Louis, Missouri - Wednesday, May 12 - Games called at 3:00 P.M."

May 16, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Sunday, May 16 - 'Steel Arm' Taylor's Black Devils of Peoria, Illinois vs. St. Louis Giants at St. Louis, Missouri. 4 Games."

May 17, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Sunday, May 17 - 'Steel Arm' Taylor's Black Devils of Peoria, Illinois vs. St. Louis Giants at St. Louis, Missouri."

May 18, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Negro Giants Beat Black Devils, 1 to 0 - The St. Louis Giants yesterday defeated the Black Devils, 1 to 0, at the Giants' Park. Oldham of the Giants gave three hits."

St. Louis, MO
"Sunday, May 17 - 'Steel Arm' Taylor's Black Devils of Peoria, Illinois vs. St. Louis Giants at St. Louis, Missouri."

May 19, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"The St. Louis Giants walloped the Black Devils from Peoria, Illinois, 11 to 1, in a five-inning game played at the Giants' Park yesterday afternoon. Luther Farrell, pitching for the winners, allowed his opponents only two hits. Charlie Blackwell and Bob Scott of the Giants collected three hits out of three attempts and were the stars of the attack."

St. Louis, MO
"Sunday, May 17 - 'Steel Arm' Taylor's Black Devils of Peoria, Illinois vs. St. Louis Giants at St. Louis, Missouri."

May 23, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Sunday, May 23 - Red Sox of Quincy, Illinois vs. St. Louis Giants."

May 25, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Giants Victors Over Indianapolis, 7 to 3 - The first game of the Indianapolis series went to the Giants, 7 to 3. Bill Drake hurled well, striking out nine batters. George Shively lead the hitters with four hits out of five times up. The fielding of Charlie Blackwell and Connie Day were features. The second game will be played today."

May 26, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Indianapolis Shuts Out the Giants, 4-0 - Indianapolis defeated the St. Louis Giants yesterday. Dizzy Dismukes, pitching for the visitors, let the local boys down with four hits. George Shively and Connie Day lead the hitters with three out of five. The third game will be played today."

May 27, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Wayne Carr's Wildness Gives Indianapolis Victory - Wayne Carr, pitching for the Giants yesterday walked eight men, and this was largely responsible for Indianapolis' victory, 7 to 4. The series is now 2 to 1 in Indianapolis's favor. George Shively and Samuel DeWitt lead the hitters. The final game of the series will be played today."

May 28, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Negro Giants Lose to Indianapolis in 11th, 1-0 - The Indianapolis team defeated the negro Giants, 1 to 0, in eleven innings yesterday. Bill Drake pitched an excellent game and deserved a better fate, but his mates threw him down, errors scoring the winning run. Hill was the worse offender with three misplays. Ben Taylor hurled a good game, holding the locals to six hits. Dayton, Ohio will start a five-game series here Sunday."

St. Louis, MO
"A.B.C.'s Take Series. - St. Louis, May 29. - The A.B.C.'s of Indianapolis, made it three out of four by defeating the St. Louis Giants in an exciting eleven-inning struggle today, 1 to 0."

May 30, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Marcos at St. Louis - The Dayton Marcos will travel to St. Louis, where they hook up with the St. Louis Giants for a season of five games. The first game starts Sunday, May 30; the teams also play Decoration Day and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The Marcos have one of the best young teams on the circuit; they downed the American Giants and have a long string of victories to their credit. The St. Louis Giants, with Bill Drake, their star pitcher on the slab, are able to cope with any of them; the two teams should put up a tough and gory scrap."

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Defeat Daytons in Fast Game - The Giants were victors in their first contest with the Dayton, Ohio Marcos by a 3 to 2 score. George Britt and Jimmy Oldham staged a pitchers' battle. George Britt allowed but two hits, but four errors by his teammates cause his defeat. The winning run was scored on two hit batsmen, a base on balls and an error. The second game of the series will be played today."

St. Louis, MO
"Dayton Marcos vs. St. Louis Giants at St. Louis, Missouri - Sunday, May 30th."

May 31, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Giants Defeat Dayton in Second Game, 5 to 1 - Wayne Carr failed to show form and was taken out early, but John Finner showed form and the St. Louis Giants won from the Dayton Marcos yesterday afternoon in the second game of the series, 5 to 1. The fielding of Eddie Holtz and Sidney Brooks featured. The third game of the series will be played today."

St. Louis, MO
"Dayton Marcos vs. St. Louis Giants at St. Louis, Missouri - Decoration Day, May 31st."

June 1, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Giants Again Defeat Dayton Nine, 8 to 3 - The St. Louis Giants took the third game of the series from Dayton, 8 to 3, yesterday afternoon. The fourth game will be played this afternoon."

June 2, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Giants are Defeated by Dayton, 6 to 2 - Bill Drake was easy to hit and the Giants went down to defeat 6 to 2 yesterday. Tompkins and Tullie McAdoo led the hitters with two out of three times at bat. The final game with Dayton will be played today and Sunday, the Freeburg, Illinois team will be the attraction. The series now stands three to one in the Giants' favor."

June 3, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Jimmie Oldham Allows Only One Hit and Wins, 2-1 - Jimmie Oldham was deprived of a no-hit game when, with two out in the ninth, Brown singled to left. The Giants won out in the ninth. George Brown's catch of Lorenza Cobb's line drive was the fielding feature. Sidney Brooks led the hitters with three out of four. Sunday Freeburg will play."

June 6, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Negro Giants Wallop Freeburg White Roses - The St. Louis Giants walloped the Freeburg White Roses, 10 to 1, at the Giants' Park yesterday afternoon. John Finner held the visitors to two hits, while the Giants pounded Niemeyer and O. Miller for thirteen bingles. Tullie McAdoo, Sidney Brooks, and Lorenza Cobb lead the hitters. Sidney Brooks' catch of H. Miller's line drive was a fielding feature. The Chicago American Giants open a five-game series against the Giants this afternoon."

St. Louis, MO
"Giants' Park, St. Louis, Missouri, Sunday, June 6, Kavanaugh's All Stars vs. St. Louis Giants."

"Sunday, June 6 - Kavanaugh's All Stars vs. St. Louis Giants."

June 7, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Tom Johnson's Pitching Defeats Giants, 10-1 - Tom Johnson's clever pitching was too much for the St. Louis Giants and they went down in defeat by a score of 10 to 1 to the Chicago American Giants. Bill Drake was hit hard and given poor support, which enabled the visitors to pile up their big score. The second game will be played today."

St. Louis, MO
"Special - Rube Foster's American Giants, June 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 at St. Louis, Missouri."

June 8, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Chicago Giants Win From St. Louis Team - Dave Brown, pitching for the Chicago Giants, held St. Louis to three hits. Luther Farrell pitched good ball for the local team, but errors helped the visitors to all of their scores, three of the four errors aiding in the scoring of runs. Charlie Blackwell got all of the Giants' three hits."

June 9, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Lose Third Straight, 6-0 - Inability to hit Jack Marshall's pitching and loose play in the field was the main cause of the Giants' third straight defeat at the hands of the strong Chicago team. The fourth game of the current series will be played today."

June 10, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Win From Chicago Team, 3-2 - Bill Drake's good pitching and hitting enabled St. Louis to defeat Chicago, 3 to 2, yesterday. The local pitcher made two hits, both of which counted in the runmaking. Eugene Moore lead the hitters with three hits in five attempts. The final game of the series will be played today."

June 11, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Drop Final to Chicago, 6-3 - St. Louis Giants yesterday lost the final game to Chicago, 6 to 3. Bingo DeMoss and Dave Malarcher lead the hitters with two hits each out of three times at bat. Eugene Moore made a great play when he scored from second base on an infield out. The Giants play in Kansas City next week."

June 12, 1920

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas City Monarchs Break Even on Series - The Kansas City Monarchs, in the National Baseball League, closed the series with the Cuban Stars Wednesday and broke even by winning the final game, winning two and losing two games. The St. Louis Giants come tomorrow for a five-game series. Tuesday will be ladies' day; they being admitted free."

Kansas City, MO
"THE MONARCHS WERE HITTING. - St. Louis Pitchers Were Bumped Hard in 12 to 2 Game. - The Monarchs (illegible) three St. Louis hurlers in all corners of the lot in the opening game of the series at Association Park yesterday, winning 12 to 2."

Kansas City, MO
"Monarchs Win Opening Game From Giants, 12-2 - The Monarchs staged a batting rampage in the opening game of the series with the St. Louis Giants at Association park yesterday and bagged the initial melee 12 to 2. Luther Farrell and Wayne Carr were hit hard in the opening round, the Monarchs collecting a trio of runs off three healthy base knocks. Two more runs were put across in the second and third rounds, while the locals leaned against the offerings of John Finner, who relieved Wayne Carr on the mound, and clouted out six wallops, which netted five runs. Another pair of tallies were garnered in the seventh and eight chapters. Rube Currie, who took the hilltop for the Monarchs, was never in danger and kept the visitors' blows well scattered throughout the nine rounds of toiling, only one earned run being registered off his fast ones. The Giants counted their first run in the fourth when Sidney Brooks tripled to center and scored on George Carr's boot of John Donaldson's throw from center. In the final round, a triple by Lunie Danage and a sacrifice fly by McAdoo gave the visitors their only other run. John Donaldson will do the flinging for the Monarchs in the second game of the series this afternoon, while Bill Drake, the speed ball merchant of the negro nationals, will take the firing line for the Giants."

Kansas City, MO
* Same article, from the Chicago Defender

Chicago, IL
"On the Circuit - All the circuit teams were up against each other sure on Decoration Day and they ran off some mighty good games, many going into extra innings. But the most satisfactory part of the whole affair is the fact that 66,000 persons paid to see the circuit teams perform. When the Taylor A.B.C.s show up in Chicago Sunday, June 13, all records for attendance are expected to be broken. With Oscar Charleston, perhaps the greatest player of the Race, going like a house afire, the A.s are drawing big everywhere. Taylor's gang holds the record for big drawing, or did until the Cubans drew out 16,000 here at their recent appearance. Taylor would have beaten that some years ago, but the fans broke down the fence and hundreds came in without the count. At that they played to 15,000. All previous records are expected to be smashed Sunday when the A.s show. If the St. Louis Giants have a leg to stand on when Rube and his gang are finished fighting them, they will jump over to Kansas City, where, starting Saturday the 12th, they play the Monarchs for five days. Needless to say, they will meet with stiff opposition, for the far west crowd is putting up a nifty game."

June 13, 1920

Kansas City, MO
"Giants Win Sunday's Game. - It took several extra sessions to decide the contest between the Giants and Monarchs today. As predicted, the Giants showed considerably more strength today than yesterday. Drake, working for the Giants, was signally effective. Here's your fine stalwart athlete, broad of shoulder, strong and keen-eyed, with, evidently, virile brains to direct the happy physical combination. The sturdy mounder held the Monarchs down to meager as well as scattered hits for twelve long innings. It was a close game today. The playing was easily of the big time variety. The Giants scored one in the second frame and two in the third. The Monarchs failed to score until the seventh inning when they made three - it was then blank-e-ty blank until the Giants finaled with a score in the twelfth inning, the game. The Giants hit Mendez liberally and he canned himself from the mound in favor of Currie, that arch performer, who pitched brilliant ball, but could not retrieve the fate of the Monarchs. A close decision precipitated a squabble which was soon adjusted and the game went on. The fans all voted that it was the best game of the season. There were fully ten thousand of these present. Of course the dallies said "eight thousand," but allowing two thousand for diplomatic disparagement on their part and you are better the real. St. Louis 1, K.C. 3."

Kansas City, MO
"St. Louis Defeats Monarchs 4-3 in 12-Inning Game - A twelfth inning rally in which a trio of base knocks netted a run gave the St. Louis Giants a 4 to 3 victory over the Monarchs in the second game of the series at Association park yesterday before 7,500 fanatics. José Méndez, who started on the hilltop for the Monarchs, was nicked for a marker in the third round and two more in the sixth, while the Monarchs collected all their runs in a seventh inning rally, slamming out a double and two singles, which netted three runs. Rube Currie relieved José Méndez on the firing line in the eighth and kept the visitors well at bay until the fatal twelfth, when he weakened and yielded three wallops, which gave the Mound City crew the winning tally. Bill Drake hurled a steady game for the Giants. He was hit freely, but kept the blows well scattered. John Donaldson will do the flinging for the Monarchs in the third game of the series this afternoon, while Padron will take the firing line for the Giants."

"Monarchs Lost in Twelfth - St. Louis Giants Won Second Game of Series, 4 to 3. - A single by Moore in the twelfth inning, which scored Tullie McAdoo, gave the St. Louis Giants the second game of the series with the Monarchs at Association Park yesterday, 4 to 3, before a crowd of 7,500. The Giants jumped into the lead in the third round and clouted the offerings of José Méndez for a pair of runs in the sixth, while the Monarchs staged their only rally of the game in the seventh. In this frame, Bill Drake was slammed for three healthy clouts which nedded a trio of runs. Rube Currie relieved José Méndez on the hilltop in the eighth and held the visitors at bay for four rounds of toiling, but he weakened in the twelfth chapter and allowed three blows, which clinched the game for the Mound City crew. John Donaldson will do the hurling for the Monarchs in the third game of the series this afternoon, while Padron will take the firing line for the Giants."

"Giants Win Long Game From Kansas City - The St. Louis Giants won a twelve-inning game from Kansas City last Sunday, Score, 4 to 3. The Kansas City team plays in the American Association Park, which has a seating capacity of 10,000, and it was said that the St. Louis Giants brought out the largest crowd that has ever been seen on the field this year. The game was full of star plays throughout, John Donaldson, Lunie Danage, George Carr, third-baseman for Kansas City, made great plays and turned back many scores. It was a great battle for Bill Drake but his cool and sturdy ways brought many cheers from the stands at all times."

Kansas City, MO
"Sunday, June 13, St. Louis Giants vs. Kansas City Monarchs, Kansas City, Missouri, 5 Game Series."

June 14, 1920

Kansas City, MO
"Ha! Ha! The locals won today. Looks as though the team has decided to win all of the series they play but never a Sunday tilt. However, the team is fairly heading into reasonable machine-link working order. Carr is back guarding the initial sack. Fred Hicks, a try at third baseman, showed pep at the tripple corner, he also got two hits. The Monarchs scored a quarter of runs in the very first inning, two of them were home runs, by Donaldson and Carr. Foreman and Crawford worked on the mound for the Monarchs who cinched the game in the early stages. St. Louis 5, K.C. 7."

Kansas City, MO
"Monarchs Defeat Giants in Third Game, 7 to 5 - The Monarchs staged another batting rampage in the third game of the series with the St. Louis Giants at Association park yesterday, winning 7 to 5. Wayne Carr, who took the elevation for the visitors, was nicked for a quartette of runs in the opening round, while the Monarchs added two more markers to their credit in the fifth on a lone hit by Bartolo Portuondo. The Giants collected runs off Zack Foreman's benders in the first and second frames, while another marker was added in the fourth. The Monarchs scored their final run in the eighth, while the Giants staged an attack against Zack Foreman in the final round, and pushed two more runs across. Today will be ladies day, all ladies being admitted free. Padron likely will take the mound for the Giants, while John Donaldson or Rube Currie will do the flinging for the Monarchs."

Third Game to Monarchs - St. Louis Giants Were Beaten at Association Park, 5 to 7. - The Monarchs hit Wayne Carr freely in the third game of the series with the St. Louis Giants at Association Park yesterday and bagged a 7 to 5 victory. The local club staged an attack in the opening round which netted four runs and added two more counters in the fifth frame. The visitors collected runs off the fast ones of Zack Foreman in the first and second innings and added another in the fourth. Zack Foreman settled down after this, however, and kept the Giants' hits well scattered until the final round, in which he was nicked for a trio of clouts which netted the visitors two runs. The Monarchs added another to their total in the eighth chapter, which clinched the victory. Today will be ladies' day, all ladies being admitted free. Padron likely will do the flinging for the Giants, while Rube Currie or John Donaldson will take the firing line for the Monarchs."

June 15, 1920

Kansas City, MO
"Hits, runs and errors may be said to have characterized the game today. Three pitchers worked for the locals. The Giants knocked out Washington in the first round and made five runs. The home boys reciprocated in their mind at bat, and made five. The Giants out batted the Monarchs in the totals. The first got 18 hits and the latter got 12. A Giant second baseman raised one over centerfielder's head for a homer in the ninth inning, turning the game in the visitors' favor, practically winning the bout then."

Kansas City, MO
"Giants Cop Fourth Game With Monarchs 14 to 9 - A ninth-inning attack on John Donaldson, in which six runs were collected, gave the St. Louis Giants a 14 to 9 victory over the Monarchs in the fourth game of the series at Association park yesterday. Edgar Washington, Sam Crawford, and John Donaldson were hit freely by the visitors, while the Monarch swatsmen clouted the offerings of Jimmy Oldham and Luther Farrell for an even dozen base knocks. Both teams had good rallies in the opening round which netted them five runs, while the Giants jumped into the lead in the third by adding another counter. The visitors collected two more runs in the fourth and fifth off a trio of wallops, while the Monarchs evened up the count in the sixth by slamming the benders of Luther Farrell for five base knocks and a trio of markers. The Monarchs assumed the lead in the eighth, scoring another run, but the visitors attacked John Donaldson in the ninth and drove in six runs, which clinched the game. Rube Currie likely will do the flinging for the Monarchs in the final game of the series this afternoon, while Padron is due to pitch for the Giants."

"A Late Rally Beat Monarchs - The St. Louis Giants Scored Six Runs in Ninth and Won, 14 to 9. - The St. Louis Giants collected six runs in a ninth inning rally yesterday and won the fourth game of the series with the Monarchs at Association Park, 14 to 9. The Monarchs used three pitchers during the contest, while the visitors sent in two heavers, all of whom were hit hard. Both clubs staged rallies in the opening round which netted them five runs. The Giants jumped into the lead in the third stanza by adding another marker to their total. The visitors scored again in the fourth and fifth, while the Monarchs tied the count by the sixth by slamming the offerings of Luther for five base hits for a trio of runs. The locals assumed the lead in the eighth, scoring a run on a lone hit, but the Giants came back strong in their half of the ninth and collected six runs off five hits, which safely clinched the game. Rube currie probably will do the hurling for the Monarchs in the final game of the series this afternoon, while Padron is slated to take the mound for the Giants."

June 16, 1920

Kansas City, MO
"Monarchs Defeat Giants in Final Game, 7-4 - The Monarchs collected enough runs in the first two frames yesterday to bag the rubber game of the series with the St. Louis Giants at Association park, 7 to 4. Bill Drake, who took the mound for the visitors, was clouted for a quartette of base knocks in the opening round, which netted three runs, while three more markers were garnered in the second stanza. John Finner, who relieved Bill Drake on the hilltop, pitched a steady game with the exception of the fourth round when he yielded a run on a single blow. The Giants collected a run in the third on a pair of hits and added another in the sixth on a double and a walk, two more markers being collected in the eighth on a pair of base knocks and as many errors. The Monarchs will leave today on a short road trip, returning home again June 24."

June 20, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Cuban Stars Defeat Negro Giants, 7 to 1 - The Cuban Stars defeated the St. Louis Negro Giants, 7 to 1, in the first game of their series, which opened yesterday at the Giants' Park. the visitors hit Jimmie Oldham and John Finnner hard, amassing sixteen hits. They bunched singles in the first inning for three runs. The Giants tallied their lone marker in the sixth inning."

June 24, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Giants Victors Over Cuban Stars; Score, 3-2 - The St. Louis Giants defeated the Cuban STars in the farewell game of the series, by a 3 to 2 score. Charlie Blackwell's homerun in the eighth tied the score and the game was won in the ninth on Sidney Brooks' single, a bit batter and Eugene Moore's single to left. Eugene Moore lead the hitters with three out of four."

June 24, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Infantry Team Beats St. Louis Giants, 4-1 - The Twenty-fifth Infantry ball team beat the St. Louis Giants at the Giants' Park yesterday, 4 to 1. Eller, a brother of Hod Eller of the Cincinnati Reds, allowed the Giants but three hits."

June 27, 1920

Indianapolis, IN
"Look Here Fans - Standing of the Clubs of the Western Circuit of the Proposed Negro National Base Ball League. - These figures are based on a percentage of won and lost and are for all game splayed up to week of June 27th:

Chicago, IL
* Same article, from the Chicago Defender

July 2, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Giants Winners Over Kansas City, 7 to 5 - Drake's steady pitching defeated Kansas City in the first game of the series with the Giants yesterday, 7 to 5. Although the visitors made fourteen hits he kept them well scattered. Dudley's running catch of Rugout's long foul was the fielding feature. Harper led the hitters with three out of four. The second and final game of the series will be played today. The Cuban Stars open a five-game series with the Giants tomorrow."

July 3, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Kansas City Defeats St. Louis Giants, 4-2 - Finner held the visitors helpless until the eighth innings, when the latter bunched three hits which, coupled with three errors and a wild pitch, netted four runs and the game. Hill lead the hitters, with three hits out of four attempts. Herring, Stewart, and Carr contributed sensational fielding plays. Today the Giants meet the Cuban Stars in the first game of a five-game series. Game at 3:15."

July 4, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Giants Gain Victory Over Cuban Stars, 10-6 - The Giants won an exciting game from the Cuban Stars by a 10-to-6 score. The game was a seesaw affair until the seventh, when the home team score five runs. Johnson's three-base hit with the bases full was the feature. The second game of the series will be played today."

July 7, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Cuban Stars Defeat St. Louis Giants, 9-6 - The Cuban Stars bunched hits off Drake and, aided by errors, won yesterday's game from the Giants, 9 to 6. Stewart's fielding was the feature. Baro lead the hitters with three out of four. The fourth game will be played today."

July 8, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Cuban Stars 13, St. Louis Giants 7."

July 9, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Cuban Stars Capture Final from Giants, 4-3 - The St. Louis Giants lost the last game of the series to the Cubans, 4 to 3. Cobb lead the hitters with two hits out of three attempts. Today the Chicago Leland Giants open a five-game series with the Dayton Marcos at Giants' Park."

July 11, 1920

Chicago, IL
"Giants Win From St. Louis - Frank Wickware and Bill Drake Stage Fierce Go with Honors Resting with the Veteran Heaver - Chicago, Illinois - Bill Drake, the young pitching star of the St. Louis Giants, found himself up against an awful force last Sunday, when he essayed to do things to the Foster crowd, with Frank Wickware, the hero of many a tough struggle opposed to him on the slab. The Windy City folks jumped right out in the first stanza and proceeded to put the game on ice, egged on, of course, by ragged support at the receiving end of the Mound City battery dished out to his mate. The visiting infield was thrown off their stride as a result of the catchers defection and displayed streaks of both good and bad, mostly the latter. Bill Drake pitched a good game and was entitled to a better deal than he received. Finding his support all to the fag, the pitcher went to it with renewed energy in each frame and succeeded in handling five different chances, all but three of the total assists of the whole team. Frank Wickware was master of the situation at all stages and convinced the ten thousand fans who watched his effort that he is but a whit below the form that made him the talk of the baseball world some seasons ago. The St. Louisians staged a batting rally in the ninth furnishing a welcome thrill, but the flash was squelched, the game ending 5 to 2, with the Windy City gang the winner."

Chicago, IL
"Fosters Trounce St. Louisians - By Dave Wyatt - Had young Bill Drake of the St. Louis Giants received that help from his mates that he was entitled to last Sunday there might be a different story to tell. As it was, after one of the most ragged exhibitions ever seen, in support of a pitcher, young Drake, as well as 10,000 fans, were forced to witness the ordeal of a whole flock of home players crossing the platter in a manner to indicate that the St. Louis crowd had their hands tied. Catcher Dan Kennard to all appearances was the worst offender in the first-aid ordeal to the home guards, the locals pushing three over the counter in the first spell. The visitors touched up the offering of the veteran Wickware to the tune of four safe hits, the greater portion of that number coming in the ninth, when the vet hurler checked up a notch or so; that little shift allowed the Mound City boys to score two runs and thus evade a shut-out. Drake received a great hand from crowd for the earnest effort that he made to win; he was on the difficult end of five of the assists that his team acquired, one being a double play, the whole outfit only tabbing eight assists. Wickware fanned six and Drake did as well; there was not much to choose between the two on steadiness, but the Windy City heaver grabbed better support, had more timely hitting behind him and thus won."

Chicago, IL
"Fosters Upset St. Louis Giants - Rube Foster's American Giants defeated St. Louis Giants, 5 to 2, at Schorling Pakr. Frank Wickware had an easy time for eight innings, but in the ninth St. Louis scored two runs on three hits and a walk. The same clubs play today."

July 12, 1920

Chicago, IL
"Giants Annex Another - Tom Williams again proved to the fans that no team in the circuit has much of a chance to beat him when with but little effort he held the St. Louis Giants to two runs and a small smattering of hits, while his mates grabbed four markers and the second game. Christobal Torriente and George Dixon seized the opportunity for a fattening of the bat average and each one tore off a single, double and a triple. Many of the others took a part in the bat-fest and thus gave Big Finner a warm reception, this being his first show here. The Dayton Marcos will open here next Sunday and the fans will get a real run for the time spent at the park. The Marcos have already downed the locals and they believe they can do it again; at any rate, they have the talent. In Lane, Alexander, Britt and Winfield the fans will have a chance to see a quartet of batters that are not excelled in the circuit and the big first baseman, Hocker, also Jim Taylor, each are liable to break up a game at any stage. The pitching staff of the Marcos is right up to the form of the best and from their recent showing against the locals it appears like safe and sane reasoning to figure them to have a real good chance to cop in the Sunday game."

Chicago, IL
"Foster's Giants Win Again, 4-2 - With the scored tied in the sixth inning and the bases full, Grant singled, counting two runs for a 4 to 2 win for American Giants over the St. Louis Giants at Schorling's Park. The same clubs play today."

July 13, 1920

Chicago, IL
"Fosters, 7; St. Louis, 6. - Opportune hits by Torriente and Grant were big factors in the 7 to 6 win of the American Giants over the St. Louis Giants at Schorling's Park. The same clubs play today."

July 17, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Joe Casey Pitches Giants to 9 to 3 Victory - The good pitching of Joe Casey, a recruit hurler, and the St. Louis Giants' timely hitting, were the contributing causes of their 9 to 3 victory over the Leland Giants yesterday. These two teams will engage in the second of a six-game series this afternoon. Game at 3:15."

July 18, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Trim Leland Giants, 4-1 - Louis Danage, the Giants' newly discovered pitcher, held Chicago to six scattered hits while his mates bunched their eight hits and won, 4 to 2. Horace Jenkins led the batters with three safeties in four tries. The third game of the series will be played this afternoon, starting at 3:15."

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Win - St. Louis, Missouri, July 23. - The Sunday game here between the Giants and the Leland Giants of Chicago drew a great crowd and the former repeated their win of Saturday by a score of 4 to 2. The result of the Saturday game was 9 to 3, and both games were marked by some great playing."

July 19, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Win From Leland Giants - Bill Drake pitched airtight ball for the St. Louis Giants after the first inning and the Leland Giants went down in defeat by a 4 to 1 score. Willie Green and Dick Wallace led the hitters with two hits each in four times at bat. These two teams play the final game of the series this afternoon."

July 20, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Beat Lelands, 9-4, for Clean Sweep - The St. Louis Giants won the farewell match at the Giants' park yesterday from the Leland Giants by a score of 9 to 4. Lonnie Torian, a soldier, pitched although he was somewhat wild in the early innings. Tullie McAdoo enjoyed a field day both at bat and on the defense, getting three hits out of four attempts and handling sixteen fielding chances without error. By winning yesterday's game the local boys made a clean sweep of the series."

July 23, 1920

Chicago, IL
"League Standings, as of Friday, July 23."

July 25, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Carondelet Business Men Lose to Giants - The St. Louis Giants defeated the Carondelet Business Men's team yesterday afternoon, 10 to 4. Lottman and Dudley each enjoyed a perfect day with the willow, the former getting three hits in as many tries, and Dudley, in five times up, gathered four singles and a triple. This afternoon the Giants will play the opener of a five-game series with the Chicago American Giants."

July 26, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"American Giants Face Crucial Test - The Much Mooted Question of Superiority Is to be Settled. When the Windy City Gang Undergo Baptism of Fire in the West. - Rube Foster and Bingo DeMoss, will land westward with their charges, immediately after the game Sunday, opening at St. Louis, against the Giants of that city, Monday, July 26, and will fight it out for five days there. The men signed from Uncle Sam's array of athletes are expected to be at liberty to participate in the Mound City end of the battle, so the query, are the Foster crown as good on the road as they loom up on the home lot, should undergo quite an airing. Be it as it may, the circuit lot, that is those who unfortunately have falled under the ban of the Chicagoans present form - and it includes all save the Detroit Stars - will have much open space to close between themselves and the Americans for at this writing the latter have shown such a clean pair of heals to all circuit competitors that the dust has long ceased to obstruct the vision of the unfortunates and they now only entertain dreams of pennant hopes. In far off Kansas City, there is a clamor of thousands and an unmerciful wailing and gnashing of teeth for the life blood of big Rube and his baseball fighting band. The Kansas City Monarchs have the fighters and the war clubs necessary for a successful waging of battle; but pray tell us, where in the history of base ball batting, has a heavy hitting club won the big honors. The Monarchs are a heavy hitting, plodding aggregation, who pose much after the fashion of the old time prize ring battler who turns up in a sorry looking plight after a boxing lesson at the hands of our highly spirited twentieth century ring artists. At that, the Kansas City Monarchs might take the Rubenites to camp. The big scrap will start on or about July 31, and go for five days."

St. Louis, MO
* Same article, from the Chicago Defender

St. Louis, MO
"Chicago Giants Win From St. Louis Team - The Chicago Giants defeated the St. Louis Giants in the first contest of the series by a 6-to-4 score. The fielding of Lee Hill and Cristóbal Torriente was the outstanding feature of the game. Doc Dudley topped the hitters with three blows in four times at bat. The second game will be played this afternoon."

July 27, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Chicago Victor Over St. Louis Giants, 4-1 - Brown outpitched Carr as the St. Louis Giants met defeat at the hands of Chicago, 4 to 1, yesterday afternoon. Chicago bunched two hits in the second inning with a base on balls and a hit batsman, which accounted for three runs. Chicago added another in the fifth and the Giants scored their lone marker in the ninth innning. The third game of the series will be played this afternoon."

July 28, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Finner Pitches Local Giants to Victory, 5-0 - Finner's masterful twirling and Wallace's timely hit for two bases in the first inning with the bases full enabled the local Giants to win from Chicago, 5 to 0, yesterday afternoon. Finner held the visitors to six hits, which were scattered in as many innings, and but one man reached third base and only two touched the middle sack. Kennard lead the hitters with three hits in as many times up. The fourth game of the series will be played this afternoon."

July 29, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"St. Louis Giants Win From Chicago, 8 to 4 - The St. Louis Giants fell upon the offerings of Pitcher Jack Marshall in the sixth inning and defeated Chicago yesterday, 8 to 4. Eddie Holtz lead the hitters with three hits in three times at the bat for the visitors, he getting a two-base, a three-base hit and a home run in four trips to the pan. The final and deciding game of the series will be played this afternoon."

July 30, 1920

St. Louis, MO
"Chicago Giants Win Final from St. Louis - The Chicago Giants won the final game of their series with the St. Louis Giants yesterday, 9 to 2. Dave Brown, a left-hander, baffled the local team throughout, giving only two hits. Wayne Carr of the St. Louis Giants was knocked from the box in the fourth inning when the visitors chased over eight runs."