1920 Brooklyn Royal Giants Games
Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.
February 13, 1920
"Santop Heard From - New York, New York, February 13. - Louis Santop, late of the marine corps and catcher of the Royal Giants, was heard from recently by the sporting editor. 'Top' was in the Lone Star State looking for more baseball talent in and around Fort Worth. It may be recalled that Texas has produced some wonders in the world's famous sport and, as the old saying goes, there still may be some good fish in the sea. However, the strength of the Giants this summer will tell the story."
"John H. Lloyd to Manage Brooklyn Royal Giants - New York, New York, February 13. - John Henry Lloyd, who has played and managed many of the big teams all through the country, as well as being the star shortstop of the profession, has signed up with Owner Nat C. Strong of New York, 'Owner' of the Brooklyn Royal Giants, to manage the team the coming season. Lloyd managed the Brooklyn Royals in 1918 as well as in the early part of 1919 and left to join the Bacharach Giants. Lloyd, who is making his winter quarters at 1 Thompson Street, Atlantic City, New Jersey, expects to have the strongest team in the East and will spare no expense in order to procure the same. For the first time in many years an East and West series will be played, as arrangements have practically been closed with Rube Foster for a trip of the Royal Giants to Chicago this summer. In arranging this series the fight between the East and West has been forgotten and no doubt several of the big Eastern teams will tour the Middle West this season."
February 14, 1920
"John Henry Lloyd to Manage Brooklyn Royal Giants This Season. - (By Jack Waters.) - John Henry Lloyd, who has played and managed many of the big teams through the country as well as being the star short stop of the profession has signed up with Owner Nat. C. Strong of New York, "Owner" of the Brooklyn Royal Giants, to manage the team the coming season. Lloyd managed the Brooklyn Royals in 1918 as well as the early part of 1919 and left to join the Bacharach Giants. Lloyd who is making his winter quarters at 1 Thompson Street, Atlantic City, New Jersey, expects to have the strongest team in the East and will spare no expense in order to procure the same. For the first time in many years an East and West series will be played as arrangements have practically been closed with Rube Foster for a trip of the Royal Giants to Chicago this summer. In arranging this series the big fight between the East and West has been forgotten and no doubt several of the big Eastern teams will tour the middle west this season."
February 27, 1920
"Kenneth Gardner to Star this Season - By William White - New York, New York, February 27. - With the basketball season soon to see its finish for the 1919-1920 season, and the press throughout the country starting their annual baseball season, stars from every little hole and hamlet popping up like daisies in the Springtime, and the successful birds of last season batting 400, etc., the sporting writer hears of one who is worth while. The record of this lad, Kenneth Gardner, 20 years of age, should make some of the old timers sit up and take notice. He pitched against soe of the best semi-pro teams, both white and race, last season, winning the majority of his games. His pitching average was 900 - batting average, 350 - featuring in his batting average were 12 home runs, 20 triples and 60 two-baggers and many singles. He holds the distinction of not striking out once during the season. Another important feat for Gardner was demonstrates last September at American League park in Washington, DC, the home of the Giants, against the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City. In the second inning, score 5 to 0 in favor of the Bacharachs - bases full, nobody out - he struck out three batters in succession with nine straight strikes, sending terror and disappointment into the hearts of the seashore lads. The rest of the game he kept them biting. In the seventh inning, with the bases full and score 5 to 2 in favor of the Bacharachs, he connected with a home run, putting his team in the lead. The game ended a tie, 7 to 7, the Capital City Giants, of which James A. Kelly is the manager, has other good material and will have a team this season second to none, and intends having their own grounds. Mr. Kelly has been in communication with several managers of semi-pro teams in and around New York City and expects to announce a schedule shortly through this paper that will start the real season on its way."
February 28, 1920
"Will the East Organize Soon - Opinion is Strong That She Will Come Under. - (By C.D. Marchall.) - I have been asked many time about the situation in last fall's circles in the East, did I think that the big Eastern cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlantic City, Brooklyn, and New York would organize a league of base ball. It is known that there is a little budfulling circulating among some of the Eastern managers and that extends into the West but it is thought that the storm will soon blow over. Now that the West has organized and is busy laying plans of how to keep her best players, I am sure that the Eastern managers will be almost forced to come together. They know Rube Foster and C.I. Taylor, as well as you do and what is more they fear these two wizards of the West and since the news has reached them that the West has "come together" they are shocked, presumably. But enby and this "get even" idea are to be elminiated in colored base ball circles in the season of 1920 and only thought of heading the league teams is the thing uppermost in every manager's mind. Winning the pennant should be the argument."
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 26, 1920
New York, NY
"Santop in Oil State - New York, New York, March 26. - Louis Santop, who is well known in baseball circles as a lightning catcher, is still in Fort Worth, Texas and vacinity, where he has made several finds for one of the Eastern teams. It is now a question as to what contract he and his talent will affix their signatures."
March 27, 1920
Fort Worth, TX
"Louis Santop, catcher and Captain of the Royal Giants is in Fort Worth for the Winter."
Eddie Douglass, first sacker of the Brooklyn Royals, who went up from the Black Giants writes his ex-manager that he would like to again be in "Old London."
May 2, 1920
"Royals Win Two - John Henry Lloyd's Royal Giants won both ends of a double-header from Joe Williams' Lincoln Giants at the Catholic Protectory Grounds last Sunday by the scores of 5 to 2 and 5 to 4. A small crowd witnessed the game."
"Lincoln Giants Lose Twice to Royal Giants - The Lincoln Giants lost both games of a double-header to the Royal Giants at the Catholic Protectory grounds yesterday afternoon. The score of the first contest was 5 to 2. In the second game the Royal Giants won out in the ninth inning, 5 to 4, by tallying two runs."
May 8, 1920
"Warming Up - The PHiladelphia Giants, Lincoln Giants, Royal Giants, and a few more of the local Race teams got off to a poor start this season. The Lincolns and Royals first appearance of the season resulted in being beaten twice in one day (double-headers). The concensus of opinion in Harlem is the boys are just warming up."
May 22, 1920
"Norfolk, Virginia - Chappie Johnson's Norfolk All Stars and Lloyd's Royal Giants broke even in a two-game series, the Stars winning their game by a score of 5 to 3, and the Giants theirs by 8 to 3. The teams have played seven games and each have won three, the other being a tie."
May 23, 1920
"Win and Lose - Last Sunday, in two well-played games, the Bushwicks and the Royal Giants split even. In the first encounter, the Royals were shut out 2 to 0. In the dinner engagement, the Bushwicks suffered the same dose by the score of 6 to 0."
"At Dexter Park - Royal Giants 0, Bushwicks 2. Second Game Royal Giants 6, Bushwicks 0."
May 26, 1920
Port Richmond, PA
"Nativity Will Play Twilight Baseball - Phil Haggerty's Team Opens Late Afternoon Season With Brooklyn Royal Giants - In spite of the lack of daylight savings in these parts, Manager Phil Haggerty, of the Native baseball club, will open the twilight season with the Brooklyn Royal Giants on May 26, at the home grounds, Belgrade and Ontario streets, Port Richmond, the home of Patsy German et al."
Port Richmond, PA
"Nativity Beats Royal Giants - A balk by pitcher Jesse Hubbard with the bases full in the sixth inning enabled the Nativity C.C. to romp off with the game with the Brooklyn Royal Giants by the score of 3 to 2. Prior to this inning Hubbard had allowed the heavy sluggers of Nativity one hit, which was a home run off of the bat of "Lefty" Nolan."
May 29, 1920
"Brooklyn Giants Downed by Upland - Frank Bakers's Aggregation Captures Game Full of Sensations Before Big Crowd - Pitching Fine Ball Johnson Holds Heavy Visiting Sluggers to Six Hits - Special to the Inquirer. - Upland, May 29. - Home-run J. Frank Baker's Upland aggregation defeated the strong Brooklyn Giants here today before the biggest crowd of the season, 5 to 3. The game was replete with sensations. Johnson pitched a brilliant game for the Hilltops and held the heavy Giant sluggers to six hits. Gardner twirled good ball for the visitors, but was nicked hard in the pinches. Nelson's batting featured for Upland. Douglas, the Giants' first baseman, smashed out a homer."
May 30, 1920
"Royals Win - Paterson, New Jersey, June 4. - The Royal Giants of New York City won a well played game here last Sunday over the Silk Sox by the score of 5 to 1. Jesse Hubbard pitched splendid ball for the visitors."
"At Paterson - Royal Giants 5, Silk Sox 1."
May 31, 1920
"Royals vs. Cubans - On Decoration Day, Monday, May 31st, Captain John Henry Lloyd will lead his Royal Giants against the famous Cuban Stars, who recently landed in this country from Cuba, at Dexter Park, Brooklyn, New York. The game will be staged in connection with the outing and picnic of the Hotel Bellman's Association, of that borough, at the same park."
August 1, 1920
"Royals and Bushwicks Divide - Brooklyn, New York, August 6. - In two well-played games last Sunday at Dexter Park, the Royal Giants and Bushwicks each won a game. The Royals copped the first, while the home team took the nightcap."
"At Dexter Park - Royal Giants 9, Bushwicks 2. Second Game Royal Giants 3, Bushwicks 4."
August 4, 1920
"Royal Giants Lose - Camden, New Jersey, August 4. - The Brooklyn Royal Giants lost a two to one game to the Hilldale nine, Dick Whitworth, formerly of Foster's American Giants, twirled for the winners."
August 5, 1920
"Lloyd Hits Homer - Darby, Pennsylvania, August 5. - John Henry Lloyd was a ball game himself this afternoon by his flashy fielding, turning two base hits into outs and then going to the bat in the eighth frame with two men on the paths and the score 4 to 2 against him, he hit a home run. The one big inning of the Hilldale lads in the second frame wasn't enough to win the game."
August 7, 1920
"Royals Defeat Silk Sox - Paterson, New Jersey, August 13. - The Royal Giants pulled a win over the Silk Sox Saturday, score 6 to 0. Jesse Hubbard of the Royals pitched a no hit, no run game. It is the second heard of in semi-pro ranks in the East this season, Fullerton having turned the trick against the Norfolk Giants at Dyckman Oval earlier in the season."
"Hubbard in Form - Patterson, New Jersey, August 8. - Jess Hubbard, the 'Texas hurling wizard,' was in fine fettle today and let the heavy-hitting Silk Sox down with no hits. 'Ace' Clinton, who recently tamed the fast-going Hilldale boys, was 'easy meat' for the Brooklynites and they climbed on him for nine solid smashes, combined with two errors, resulting in six runs. 6,000 fans saw the game. Score, 6 to 0."
"At Paterson, New Jersey - Royal Giants 6, Silk Sox 0."
August 15, 1920
"At Dover, New Jersey - Royal Giants 5, Fletchers 4."
August 18, 1920
"Giants too Much for Cubs. - Defeat Weidman's Team 13 to 3 in Heavy Hitting Game - With Exception of One Inning, Game was Well Fielded - Imperials Here Today. - After playing two victorious games at Stamford, the Brooklyn Giants met and trimmed the local aggregation of ball tossers yesterday to the tune of 13 to 3. The locals were never in it from the first, the visiting crowd getting a start of two runs first thing and never were in danger of losing the contest, if such it may be called. The dusky players kept adding a run or two to their list as things went along, and in the fifth got in a quintet, as the Cubs blew up. Oneonta made four of their five misplays in this frame. Aside from this inning, the game was well fielded. The Giants made one boot and that happened in the ninth, when they loosened considerably and the shortstop got careless. Gatewood hit a ball over Hermeff's sign for a hat and Hubbard, their pitcher, secured a homer, when his two sacker became lost in the grass near right field foul line. Brooks got four hits out of five times up. After two had been put away in the opening frame, Kibbe hit Douglas with a pitched ball. The runner stole second and scored when Brooks singled to center garden. Lloyd also put a bingle to his credit and when Tryon misjudged where Scott's clout was going to land, the third straight hit had been made, and two runs were across. Kenyon put up an easy fly to Marone. When the fourth opened, Gatewood walked to the plate to lead off for his team. He connected with one that sailed high and far, clearing the left field fence, but that was all the scoring they could do that trip.
It wasn't the fifth that the local blew up right. By means of a quartet of errors and a trio of hits, two of which had been intended for sacrifices, but which rolled safely, the Brooklynites really put the game in their bag so deep that it couldn't possibly find its way out. It looked as if they would get more than the five they did secure, but a double play with two on the sacks waiting to score, finished the agony. Oneonta had a really good chance to gather in something besides a goose egg in the first. Duval was passed, and was forced at second on Dales' attempted sacrifice. Reiter touched one of Hubbard's offerings for a single into the left section of the outer gardens. Marone drove a hot one to Lloyd at short and he promptly put the ball to second for a force out of Reiter, and the bail then went to first for the third out. In the sixth Oneonta did dent the pan. Marone grounded and Dempsey sent up an infield fly which landed in safe territory, scoring shortly after on Tryon's long drive to right for three bases. Brown was safe at first, as the Giants played to keep Tryon at the hot corner. Brown stole second, putting two on and hopes were high for further scoring, but Boyian's effort had a great deal of power wasted, as the club broke in two. His fly was easily taken care of by Lloyd. Kinnere grounded. In the eighth Marone doubled to left and scored on Dempsey's single to right. Dempsey and Tryon were each forced, in turn, at second, and Boylan put up a fly. The final tally was gathered in the final frame. O'Brien, batting for Kinnere, drove a fly to right for an out. Duvan singled to center, advanced to the middle bag as the shortstop juggled Dales' grounder, Reiter singled to short, filling the sacks. Marone hit a sacrifice fly to left, Duval's being the run brought in. Dempsey's hit an easy fly to second, finishing the game.
After pitching one inning, Kibbe walked to the dugout, with the words, "I'm through," pitcked up his sweater and left the grounds. But Kinnere had been warming up and the twirler's resignation as a member of the Cubs didn't leave Weeks without a pitcher ready to go on the mound. The imperials will be here today. The Cubs have won three straight from this team in a $2,000 series."
"Giants Again Defeat Stamford - The Brooklyn Royal Giants played another game with Stamford yesterday before they came to Oneonta to meet the Cubs. The contest, which took place in the morning before a good-sized crowd, ended with the same score as Tuesday afternoon's game, 5 to 4, in favor of the visitors, but it was slightly less extended and also not quite as exciting. The colored lads took their usual liking to the ball, but the Stamfordites succeeded in holding them further in check than did the Cubs yesterday afternoon, and the game was fairly even."
August 20, 1920
"Ten Inning Game to Royals - Dover, New Jersey, August 20. - The Royal Giants won a ten inning victory here over the Fletchers, score 5 to 4. Ping Gardner started for the Royals and was relieved by Jesse Hubbard. The winning run was scored in the tenth."
August 22, 1920
New York, NY
"Bronx Giants to Meet Royal Giants in 2 Games - Another double-header is scheduled for this afternoon at the Bronx Field, 167th Street and Westchester Avenue. The Royal Giants will play their first of a series of double-headers with Heine Zimmerman's Bronx Giants. 'Smoke' Hubbard will pitch for the colored aggregation in the opening tilt and Ping Gardner or Harry Kenyon will be on the mound in the second game. Manager Dick Jess of the Bronx Giants will relay upon George Hughes and Johnny Schwatz to oppose the Royals."
New York, NY
"Bronx Giants Swamped - New York, New York, August 27. - John Henry Lloyd's Royal Giants swamped Heinie Zimmerman's Bronx Giants in two games Sunday at Bronx Oval, both by the shut-out route, scores 4 to 0 and 5 to 0. Jesse Hubbard and Roy Roberts hurled for Lloyd's team."
New York, NY
"Heinie Zim's Team Loses Two Games - Heinie Zimmerman's Bronx Giants were shut out in both games of a double-header yesterday afternoon by the Royal Giants, on the Bronx Oval. The scores were 4 to 0 and 5 to 0. Heinie in four trips to the plate in each game got a hit in each and fielded his position in good manner."
August 25, 1920
"Dry Docks Vanquish Brooklyn Royal Giants - Coatesville, Pa, August 24. - The Dry Docks easily downed the Brooklyn Royal Giants outfit here today, outclassing the colored aggregation, 6 to 1. The Frockmen outhit and outplayed their opponents from every angle of the game, hammering the Brooklyn hurlers for 11 hits and at the same time fielding perfectly."
September 5, 1920
"Royals Coming - New York, New York, August 27. - John Henry Lloyd's Royal Giants will be the attraction at Dyckman Oval Sunday, September 5, against Jeff Tesreau's Bears in a double header. The Royals are in superb form and will take a lot of beating from Jeff's "Little Bears" before bowing to defeat."
"Big Double Header - This Sunday - September 5 - Royal Giants vs. Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval Admission 50c"
"Royals Meet Tesreaus Sunday - New York, September 3. - The attraction Sunday at Dyckman Oval will bring together John Henry Lloyd's Royal Giants and Tesreau's Bears in a double-header. John Henry Lloyd's team has won eight out of their last ten games, and it will be tough picking for Jeff Tesreau. Hubbard and Gardner will do the hurling for the visitors, while the home team will depend upon Godfrey and Big Jeff."
"Royal Giants and Bears Meet This Afternoon - What promises to be the best set of games staged at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman street subway station, this season, is booked for this afternoon when the Royal Giants, winners of the American colored championship two years ago, meet Jeff Tesreau's Bears in a double header. The Royals, unlike previous years, are playing on the road all this season, and to date out of eighty-seven games they have lost only eleven. The team boasts of several of the highest class colored players in the country, including the famous John Henry Lloyd, of whom John McGraw once said, "If he were a Cuban I'd have him with the Giants."
"Royals and Tesreaus Split - New York, September 10. - The Royal Giants and Jeff Tesreau's Bears split even in a twin bill Sunday at Dyckman Oval, the visitors copping the first engagement, score 5 to 3, while the home team annexed the dinner battle with big Jeff on the firing line, 4 to 2. Hubbard, who hurled for the Royals in the opener, was in splendid form, allowing 3 scattered hits. The last game was a pitcher's battle between strike-out Gardner and big Jeff Tesreau. As usual, Jeff got the breaks, the Royals being credited with 4 costly errors. Five thousand fans witnessed the games."
"Tesreau's Bears Divide Double Bill With Giants - Jeff Tesreau's Bears broke even with the Royal Giants yesterday in a double-header at Dyckman Oval. Tesreau pitched the winning game for his nine."
"At Dyckman Oval Royal Giants 5, Tesreau Bears 3. Second Game Royal Giants 2, Tesreau Bears 4."
September 12, 1920
"Royals vs. Bronx Giants - New York, September 10. - The attraction Sunday at Bronx Oval will be the Royal Giants and Heinie Zimmerman's Bronx Giants. The Royals recently shut out Heinie's team in two games. On Monday and Tuesday the Cuban Stars will play the fast Royals."
"Royals Forfeit - New York, September 17. - After winning the first game of a double header with the Bronx Giants at Bronx field last Sunday by a score of 3 to 2, the Royal Giants forfeited the second game to the Bronx Giants in the 6th inning, owing to a hidden ball trick."
"Bronx Giants Divide - The Bronx Giants broke even with the Royal Giants at Bronx Field yesterday afternoon, losing the first game, 3 to 2, and winning the second by forfeit. The Bronx Giants were leading, 7 to 5, when the second contest was forfeited to them in the fifth inning."
September 15, 1920
"Hilldale Loses First One - Brooklyn Royal Giants Defeat Local Team by Bunching Hits on Rector - The first two hits made Rector were sufficient to defeat Hilldale when they met the Brooklyn Royal Giants on the Third street and Erie Avenue grounds, Camden, New Jersey, yesterday afternoon, 3 to 1, in the first game of a series of three. Not a semblance of a hit had been made off Rector until the fourth, then Douglas poled out a single and Brooks followed with a circuit punch that first cleared the left field fence and proved sufficient for victory."
September 16, 1920
"At Darby, Pennsylvania, September 16 - Brooklyn Royal Giants 4, Hilldales 1"
September 18, 1920
"Royal Giants Shut Out, Hilldale Wins in Tenth - Phil Cockrell turned the trick for Hilldale yesterday afternoon at Darby when he scored in the tenth inning with the only run of the contest between the Brooklyn Royal Giants and the locals. Phil Cockrell had been primed for hust this occasion and the confidence placed in him by Manager Ed Bolden was rewarded, not so much by his teammates, but by that individual himself, for he not only pitched a wonderful game, but his elasticity on the bases brought the result for which he had been selected."
September 21, 1920
"Brooklyn Giants to Meet Cubans Here - A series of baseball games is to be played at the American League Park next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the Cuban Stars of Havana, Cuba and the Brooklyn Royal Giants, of Brooklyn, New York for the purpose of deciding the semi-professional championship of the world. Both the Cuban Stars and Brooklyn Royal giants have established their superiority over the other semi-professional clubs in this country and Cuba, and since neither can claim the undisputed championship without vanquishing the other, three games between these two top-notch aggregations have been arranged. The series was to have been played in Brooklyn during the first week in October, but since it seems certain that Brooklyn will stage the Major League World Series about the same time, it was decided to bring these games to Washington. The Brooklyn Royal Giants are very popular in their own city, where they have been playing to crowds of 12,000 or more on Saturdays and Sundays while the Rubins have been away. Aside from sending the best colored teams down to defeat during the present season the Royals have also taken the scalps of Heinie Zimmerman's All-Stars and Jeff Tesreau's Teddy Bears. The Cuban Stars have not only defeated the best ball clubs in Cuba but during the present season they have met and defeated practically every semi-professional team in this country except the Brooklyn Royal Giants and one or two other clubs that have refused to face them.
"Cuban Stars to Play at Griff Park Today - The Cuban Stars and the Brooklyn Royal Giants clash today at American League Park. During the season the Cubans have defeated practically every formidable semi-professional club in this country, with the exception of the Brooklyn Royal Giants and they are anxious to take the Brooklyn boys' scalps before returning to Havana. The Brooklyn Giants are usually as anxious of taking the series in order that their claim to the semi-professional championship will be undisputed."
"Cubans and Giants Ready for Series - The Cuban Stars arrived in town last night ready for the semi-professional World's Series games which begin this afternoon at the American League Park with the Brooklyn Royal Giants who are expected to arrive this evening. During the season the Cubans have defeated practically every formidable semi-professional club in this country with the exception of the Brooklyn Royal Giants, and they are anxious to take the Brooklyn boys scalps before returning to Havana. The Brooklyn Royal Giants are equally anxious to take the series in order that their claim to the semi-professinoal championship will be undisputed. The winners of this series will cross bats with Noe Judge's All-Star Professionals the first week in October. The lineup for today's game will be: Cuban Stars - Pelayo Chac�n, Shortstop; Juli�n Fabelo, 3rd Base; Ramiro Ram�rez, Center Field; Recurvon Ter�n, 2nd Base; Jes�s Romagosa, Left Field; Farza, 1st Base; Mario Borroto, Catcher; Stellez, Right Field; Juan Padr�n, Lucas, Isidro Fabr�, Pitchers. - Brooklyn Giants - Louis Miller, 3rd Base; Tom Fiall, Center Field; Eddie Douglass, 1st Base; Irvin Brooks, Right Field; John Henry Lloyd, Shortstop; Bob Scott, Left Field; Ernest Gatewood, Catcher; Major Allen, 2nd Base; Jesse Hubbard, Ping Gardner, Roy Roberts, Harry Kenyon, Pitchers.
"Brooklyn Giants Beat Cuban Stars - The Brooklyn Royal Giants, considered the best colored team in the United States, defeated the fast traveling Cuban Stars from Havana, 4 to 2, yesterday at American League Park, in a game that was hard fought from start to finish. This is the first game of the semi-professional colored world's series and the second will be played this afternoon between the same two teams. The Islanders scored first blood in the third frame and their last in the fifth. The Giants staged a rally in the last half of the fifth netting them four runs and the game. John Henry Lloyd at short and Louis Miller at third, for the Giants, were the stars."
September 23, 1920
"Brooklyn Giants Lose to Cubans - The Cuban Stars won the third game of the series for the World's Championship yesterday from the Brooklyn Giants, 3 to 1. The Giants won two out of three and the World's Colored Championship. Fazira, playing first for the Stars, was the star of the contest."
September 25, 1920
"Hubbard Strikes Out 14 - Brooklyn, New York, October 1. - John Henry Lloyd's Royal Giants whitewashed the fast going Farmers at Farmer's Oval Saturday by a score of 3 to 0. Mountain Hubbard, who twirled for Lloyd's boys, allowed three hits and struck out 14."
"Brooklyn, NY, September 25. - Jess Hubbard, as usual, was in great form today, and the Royal Giants whitewashed the heavy hitting Long Island Farmers. Hubbard held the Farmers to three measly hits and fanned ten. Five thousand enthusiastic rooters saw the game."
"At Farmers' Oval (first game) Royal Giants 3, Farmers 0."
September 26, 1920
"Royals vs. Bronx Giants - New York, New York, September 24. - John Henry Lloyd's Royal Giants will cross bats with Heinie Zimmerman's Bronx Giants at Bronx Oval, 177th Street and Westchester avenue, Sunday in a twin bill. When these teams met two Sundays ago each won a game, the Royals forfeiting the second game after winning the first for a violation of the rules. Hubbard will oppose Schwartz in one of the encounters."
"Big Double Header Sunday, September 26 - Royal Giants vs. Heinie Zimmerman's Bronx Giants - Bronx Oval, 177th Street, Westchester Avenue, First Game 2 p.m. Admission 50c"
"Bronx Giants Break Even - New York, October 1. - The Royal Giants and Heinie Zimmerman's Bronx Giants broke even in a twin bill at Bronx Oval Sunday, the home team winning the first, 5 to 2, and the visitors the sunset tilt, 6 to 2. Padrone of the Eastern Cuban Stars pitched the last game for Lloyd's team."
"At Bronx Field - Royal Giants 2, Bronx Giants 5. Second Game Royal Giants 6, Bronx Giants 2."
October 3, 1920
"Royals and Bushwicks Divide - Brooklyn, New York, October 8. - The Royal Giants and the Bushwicks split even in a twin bill at Dexter Park Sunday, scores 6 to 5 and 6 to 3, Roberts and Hubbard were the losing hurlers for the visitors, while Strikeout Gardner won his game."
October 5, 1920
"Judge's All-Stars to Play Giants Tuesday - A baseball team under the leadership of Joe Judge, first sacker for the Nationals, will play a three or five game series at American League Park, starting tomorrow afternoon, against the Brooklyn Royal Giants, who lately won the colored championship of the world. Judge has gotten together quite an array of talent, principally memebers of the Washington Club. J. Franklin Baker, who has not been seen on the baseball diamond here this season, has been coaxed away from the farm and will play third for the All-Stars. Baker in his day was one of the greatest sluggers in baseball and has been playing on Saturdays this season in a league in the state of Delaware. Shawkey, star hurler for the New York Yankees, will be on the slab for the All-Stars tomorrow afternoon."
"Judge's All-Stars Meet Giants Today - The Brooklyn Giants arrived in the city last night and are all ready for the game this afternoon at American League Park, with Joe Judge's All-Star aggregation. The game will be called at 4 o'clock. This colored team has won the world championship, having defeated the best teams in the United States and the Cuban Stars. Judge's team is composed of members of the Nationals with the addition of J. Franklin Baker, at third, and Shawkey, of the Yankees, in the box."
"Judge's All-Stars in Another Battle Today - Joe Judge's All-Stars, which includes Sam Rice, J. Franklin Baker, Brower, Frank Ellerbe and other Griffmen, play the Brooklyn Royal Giants again today at the American League baseball park. The All-Stars won by 2 to 1 yesterday, chiefly through the efforts of Frank Baker, who poled a double with Sam Rice on second in the opener. In the fourth Baker was scored with the winning run on Courtney's crash to right. Midget Acosta allowed the Brooklyn Giants but four hits. Roy Roberts, the colored heaver of the Giants, fanned twelve of Judge's batters."
October 6, 1920
"Joe Judge's All-Stars, which include Sam Rice, J. Franklin Baker, Brower, Frank Ellerbe and other Griffmen, play the Brooklyn Giants again today at the American League baseball park."
"Judge's All-Stars Land Another From Brooklyn - Visiting Giants Defeated by One run as Owen Pitches Air-Tight Ball. - The Joe Judge All-Stars won the second game of the four game series from the Brooklyn Royal Giants yesterday at the American League Park by the score of 3 to 2. The game was one of the fastest and perhaps the most interesting game played here. The All-Stars found Gardner for ten hits and would have rolled up a larger score had it not been for the sensational fielding of Lloyd, the star shortstop and manager of the visiting team. Ellerbe and Judge brought the fans to their feet more than once by their excellent fielding. Owens, the local pitcher, who was on the slab for the All-Stars was given perfect support which enabled him to keep the Brooklynites' hits down to six. A single by Franklin Baker and a sacrifice by Brower, resulted in the first score for the home team, when O'Rourke followed with a slashing single through second. The visitors scored both of their runs in the sixth on singles by Brooks, Scott and Pullen and a double by Lloyd. The All-Stars scored their winning run in the ninth by a double by O'Rourke and a single by Courtney."
October 10, 1920
"Royals Win and Lose - Brooklyn, New York, October 15. - The Royal Giants and the Ivanhoes broke even in a twin bill Sunday at Ivanhoe Oval, the visitors winning the first by the score of 11 to 9 and the home team winning the nightcap 12 to 1."
October 13, 1920
"Hilldale and Brooklyn Royal Giants in 8-Inning Tie - The opening game of the championship series between Hilldale and the Brooklyn Royal Giants, of Brooklyn, New York, played on Hilldale's grounds yesterday afternoon, was called on account of darkness, with the score a tie, 2 to 2, in the eighth inning."
October 14, 1920
"Hilldale Evens Series - Take Second Game Through Two Big Innings Against Royal Giants - John Henry Lloyd was out of luck yesterday afternoon and Hilldale took the second game of this post series, 6 to 3, with the Brooklyn Royal Giants, at Hilldale Park, bringing the teams into a deadlock for the season's games at four victories each and two tied games. Through injuries Ed Bolden has give of his regular line-up on the hospital list and he was forced to use nearly all his pitchers in other positions to get through yesterday's game. Consistent hitting brought home the bacon in this game, aided by Rector's masterful work on the rubber. Louis Santop and Toussaint Allen's hitting featured the contest."
October 17, 1920
Long Island, NY
"Royals Win, Phillies Lose - Long Island City, October 22. - The Royal Giants won a well-played game from the Springfields at Recreation Park Sunday afternoon by the score of 8 to 5. In the second game the local boys won over Philadelphia Giants by the score of 4 to 3. The winning run was made in the ninth inning."
October 23, 1920
East New York, NY
"Royals Sew Up Game - Brooklyn, New York, October 29. - The Royal Giants defeated the East New York Athletic Association at the latter's oval Saturday by the score of 8 to 7. The visitors sewed up the game in the first frame by scoring 6 runs. The local boys duplicated the same thing by piling up the same number in the third frame. Hubbard was the winning pitcher."
October 24, 1920
"Games at Westport - Black Sox to Play East Brooklyn a Double-Header Today. - The Black Sox, colored champions of Maryland, will play Fast Brooklyn in a double-header at Westport this afternoon. The Hilldale Club of Darby, PA were booked to play the Sox today but cancelled the game last night. Six of the Hilldale players left the team to go to Cuba and the Pennsylvania boys were forced to call off their contests here. The last Brooklyns have one of the strongest semi-pro teams in the state and should give the Sox a tough afternoon."
October 30, 1920
Long Island, NY
"Royal Giants Swamp Springfields - Long Island City, New York, November 5. - The Royal Giants swamped the Springfields at Recreation Park Saturday by the score of 15 to 7. The visitors made a total of 20 hits."
"New York. - John Henry Lloyd of the Royal Giants is slated to captain a team that will play at Palm Beach this winter. Joe Williams, will also be among those present when the season begins."
October 31, 1920
"Royals Split Even - New York, November 5. - The Bronx Giants and the Royal Giants split even in a twin bill at Bronx Oval Sunday, scores 12 to 3 and 4 to 3."
June 10, 1920
"Hilldale Defeats Giants - Hilldale was given a great battle yesterday afternoon at their home park by the Brooklyn Royal Giants, and for seven innings it was a battle royale, and almost every play was disputed by one side or the other. Both teams were full of fight that makes the game spicy. The visitors set the pace for the first four innings, but when Hilldale essayed the leadership in that frame they were never headed, although for a short period in the seventh frame were tied at 4 all. Score, 10-4."
June 13, 1920
"Giants on Short End - Brooklyn Team unable to Hold Pottstown After Third Round; Score 7 to 5. - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, June 13 - Pottstown won a big game here today from Brooklyn Royal Giants, 7 to 5. The hitting of Gardella and McAvoy, also heavy stick work of Scott featured."
June 15, 1920
"Good Holds Brooklyn Royals Down and Nativity Wins - Another new pitching "ace" was uncovered in last night's twilight game at Nativity Field. Pitching against the Brooklyn Royal Giants' "Joe" Good, the latest addition to Phil Haggerty's twirling staff, allowed only 27 men to face him in the nine innings, 4 hits being made off his delivery, Nativity winning by 4 to 0."
June 17, 1920
"Hilldale beat Brooklyn Royal Giants 10 to ? on the former's grounds Thursday."
June 20, 1920
"Brooklyn Giants Defeat Merchants - Lloyd Scores Three Runs for Victors and Shipbuilders Lose, 5 to 3 - Harriman, Pennsylvania, June 20. - The Brooklyn Royal Giants won from Merchant Ship here today by 5 to 3. Lloyd scored three of the Giants; runs, stealing home in the eighth inning."
July 1, 1920
"2 Big Games - Baseball - Tioga and B Streets - Twilight Game Tonight 6 p.m. - Brooklyn Royal Giants vs. Marshall E. Smith & Bro."
"M. E. Smith Jolts Giants - Local Team Has Easy Time Defeating Brooklyn Royals by 9-4 Score - The Brooklyn Royal Giants were handed a 9-4 defeat by the Marshall E. Smith nine at R and Tioga Streets yesterday afternoon in one of the most sensational games of the season. Keehler pitched a great game for the Smith aggregation, holding the visitors to two hits."
July 10, 1920
"Brooklyn, New York, July 16. - Before a crowd of 6,000 fans last Saturday at Howard field the Howards fell before the onslaughts of Kenneth Gardner, who hurled for the fast Royal Giants, by the score of 3 to 1. Besides pitching airtight ball. Kenneth Gardner started a rally in the seventh inning by hitting a slashing three-bagger to left field fence, but was left on third when his teammates failed to locate the slants of Lenny, the opposing pitcher."
July 11, 1920
"Big Double Header, This Sunday, July 11th - Royal Giants vs. Jeff Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval, New York City, Admission 50c"
"An Even Break - New York, New York, July 16. - John Henry Lloyd and his Royal Giants broke even in a twin bill last Sunday with Jeff Tesreau's Bears, winning the opener by the shut-out score, 6 to 0, and the Bears, the dinner engagement, 3 to 1. Kenyon, who hurled the first game for Nat Strong's boys, allowed the Dyckman Heights aggregation three scattered hits, while his opponent, Burke, was touched for 11 bingles. The Bears were charged with two errors. The last game was a pitchers' battle between Leroy Roberts and Big Jeff, the former Giant coming out on the long end. Roberts pitched splendid ball, errors by his teammates causing his downfall. The first two runs were not earned runs. Four Thousand fans witnessed the game and hollered themselves hoarse whenever a spectacular play was made. This Sunday the attraction will be a return engagement with the famous Cuban Stars. Of the previous games played between these teams the Cubans have the edge, having won three out of four. Baron and Lucas will do the twirling for the visitors, while the Bears will depend on Burke, the former Brooklyn twirler, and Big Jeff himself."
"Tesreau's Bears Face Royal Giants To-day - A double header has been arranged for this afternoon at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman Street subway station, the Royal Giants, pioneers among the independents, and Jeff Tesreau's Bears meeting in two games. The games will bring together two teams that have made their mark in local baseball circles and should be productive of a brand of playing that will keep the fans on edge from start to finish."
"Bears and Giants Divide - The Royal Giants and Jeff Tesreau's Bears divided a double header at Dyckman Oval yesterday afternoon. The Giants won the first game by a score of 6 to 0 and the Bears took the second contest, 3 to 1."
"At Dyckman Oval - Royal Giants 1, Tesreau's Bears 3. Second Game Royal Giants 6, Tesreau's Bears 0."
July 15, 1920
"Twilight Baseball - New York, New York, July 16. - For the first time in the history of semi-pro baseball we are to have twilight games. This information was given out by officials at Dyckman Oval last Sunday. The first of these games was scheduled to be played Thursday of this week, the attraction being Tesreau's Bears and the Royal Giants. Every Thursday until September these games will be played at Dyckman Oval, the home of Jeff Tesreau's Bears, beginning at 6 p.m. On next Thursday, July 22, the attraction will be the Cuban Stars vs. Tesreau's Bears. Remember, the games start at 6 p.m. and the admission will be 50 cents."
July 22, 1920
"Giants Stop Parkesburg - Touchstone Weakens in Eighth and Brooklyn Royal Giants Score 5 Runs - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, July 22 (Special). - One big inning was enough for the Brooklyn Royal Giants to pile up sufficient runs too defeat Parkesburg Iron Company here today and incidentally to stop the Ironmen's winning streak."
July 24, 1920
"Upland Walloped by Brooklyn Giants - Special to the Inquirer - Upland, Pennsylvania, July 24. - Upland were shut out by the Brooklyn Royal Giants on the home grounds today before 3000 spectators, the Giants hitting the ball when hits counted. Douglass landed two homers and a three-base hit, while Lloyd had a home run to his credit. Home Run Baker could not find the ball for a single hit. Despite the one-sided score, the game was replete with brilliant plays on both sides."
July 26, 1920
"Florence Will Tackle Brooklyn Royal Giants - The R.D. Wood Club, of Florence, New Jersey, will have another strong attraction at their park, 5th and Eyre Streets, tomorrow, when they meet the famous Brooklyn Royal Giants, which is no doubt the fastest colored team in the East. After playing Hilldale Club such a close game Tuesday evening when they were defeated by a 3 to 1 score in eleven innings, the R.D. Wood boys feel very confident by defeating this strong atraction."