1920 Hilldale Club

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1920 Hilldale Club

1920 Hilldale Club Games

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

January 25, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldale Getting Ready for Big Baseball Year - Hilldale is making big preparations to make 1920 a big baseball one, at Hilldale Park. Hilldale was organized in 1910, and incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania in 1916. In the last five yars they have loomed up as the biggest colored club in Philadelphia. This year, Bill Whitworth, formerly star pitcher for Rube Foster's American Giants, has signed with Hilldale. Bill Francis, Jesse Barber and Oscar Charleston are also leaving Chicago and will be seen in Hilldale uniforms after April 15. The Hilldale schedule this year will only permit them to travel on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. The lineup: Allen, first base; Bunny Downs, second base; Dick Lundy, shortstop; Bill Francis, third base; Jesse Barber, right field; Roberts, right field; Johnson, Center Field; Oscar Charleston, left field; Yank, catcher; Dick Whitworth, Phil Cockrell, Flournoy, and Stark, Pitchers."

January 31, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldale Organized for the Season - Darby, Pennsylvania, January 30. - Edward Bolden, manager of the Hilldale baseball team, has contracts for a number of players for the season. Among those in the lineup are George Johnson, Elihu Roberts, Dick Lundy, Bunny Downs, Toussaint Allen, Phil Cockerell, Stark, Jim York and Willis Flournoy. There was a report that Mr. Bolden had secured several of the American Giant players but this was not verified by Rube Foster, manager of the Giants. It is possible that Mr. Bolden may secure some of the players of the Indianapolis A.B.C.s."

February 13, 1920

Brooklyn, NY
"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."

February 28, 1920

Indianapolis, IN
"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."

March 5, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldale Team Ready for Action - Darby, Pennsylvania, March 5. - Interest in this year's Hilldale baseball team is very keen. Belden is busy perfecting plans for booking the big Eastern and Western clubs on the Hilldale circuit. An effort will be made to bring the American Giants, Detroit Stars and other Western teams around the circuit when they come East. Nat Strong's teams and the Bacharachs will also be booked. Camden has a population in the neighborhood of 25,000 and the Wednesday afternoon crowds will be augmented by Philadelphians from across the river. When competition was keen and big league baseball became a necessity around Philadelphia Hilldale stretched to New York and paid big salaries to such men as Spottswood Poles, Louis Santop, 'Spec' Webster, Phil Cockrell, Dick Lundy, Bunny Downs and others. The club has ever been willing to share its profits by paying good salaries to its athletes and the ball players not only enjoy prosperity but always honor Hilldale contracts. This year's Hilldale line-up has kicked up new interest in independent baseball and most of the leading clubs in the East are clamoring for bookings."

March 16, 1920

Bridgeton, NJ
"Hilldale is to have three ball parks this season, one in Philadelphia, one in Camden, and one in Wilmington. Report says the Hilldale team will be faster than last year. Louis Santop, considered the best colored backstop in the game has been signed. He played with the Brooklyn Royal Giants last year."

March 19, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Hilldale Line-Up - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 19. - The management of the Hilldale club has now completed the lineup of the baseball team for 1920. The signing of Louis Santop, the big catching star rounds out what appears to be the strongest semiprofessional lineup in this section of the country. Louis Santop is a star who is known all over the country for his heavy hitting as well as his ability behind the bat. He played with Hilldale in 1918, but last year he managed the Brooklyn Royal Giants after being discharged from the navy, well after the season had started. This year Hilldale will initiate a new move among semiprofessional teams - that is, they will operate three parks, Camden and Wilmington, in addition to their home grounds at Darby. The management has leased the Camden A.C. grounds at Third and Erie streets, Camden, for Wednesday afternoon ball games. They will open the park there on May 26 by playing the New York Shipbuilding team. The following Wednesday, June 2, they have booked the famous Klein Chocolate team. With such games as these inview baseball across the river should take on a new aspect, as the management of Hilldale plans to furnish nothing but the best attractions at all the parks."

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."

April 3, 1920

Chicago, IL
"Whitworth Goes - Richard Whitworth, pitching ace of the American Giants, said good-bye to his many Chicago friends last Sunday, when he left for Detroit, Michigan, where he will play the coming season as a member of the Detroit Stars. There is no denying the fact that Whitworth is today one of the greatest pitchers in the game, he has met and defeated all the crack clubs of both races, beating such twirlers as Cyclone Joe Williams, Cannon Ball Dick Redding, Juan Padr�n, Phil Cockrell, Tom Williams and others of that high type. When Rube Foster handed the great player his transportation it was plainly evident that the latter realized what a loss to his team was taking place, but in his usual good natured way said: "I hope that you have even better success in Detroit than you have had with me." Whit, as we call him, was idolized by the fans and it is certainly that when the Stars play here this summer he will be given a royal welcome by his legion of friends."

April 9, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldale Preparing - Darby, Pennsylvania, April 9. - The season for the Hilldale team will open in the near future and the strongest team ever traveling under this name will represent us. Among the arrivals of the week are Dick Whitworth, Bill Francis, and Jesse Barber. Others either here or on the way are Louis Santop, Dick Lundy, Phil Cockrell, Toussaint Allen, Bunny Downs, George Johnson, Elihu Roberts, Jim York, Otis Starks, Willis Flournoy. Bill Francis will captain the team."

April 16, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 16. - Improvements at Hilldale Park are about completed and the arrival of Bill Francis, Frank Whitworth and Jesse Barber from the West, has kicked up renewed interest among the Hilldale following."

April 23, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldale Ready - Darby, Pennsylvania, April 23. - Hilldale warriors have been working out all week and will be on exhibition at Dobsoil Park Saturday, April 24. Bolden called club meeting to order and with the boys clustered around him pictured the rapid advance of the famous Hilldale organization, the necessity of discipline, clean living, harmony, and daily practice in baseball in order to accomplish the task of perfecting the great machine. Captain Bill Francis also arose and gave the boys a short talk on inside stuff and simplified the fine points of the game. The boys proceeded to the park and got a glad hand from the fans, who had assembled to satisfy their curiosity in the line-up and see the first public work-out. The infield is Toussaint Allen, Bunny Downs, Bill Lundy and Bill Francis. Louis Santop, the big catcher, arrived late, but in condition. Phil Cockrell and Frank Whitworth, pitchers. Willis Flournoy and Otis Starks are working hard to show they have the class. Jesse Barber, George Johnson, and Elihu Roberts, outfield. Opening game at Hilldale Park Saturday, May 1. Nativity will be the attraction and the famous Keystone band will furnish the music."

May 1, 1920

Darby, PA
"Darby, Pennsylvania, April 30. - The Hilldales will open the season Saturday, May 1, when they oppose the Nativity C.C. Some of the regulars will be in the lineup and a fierce game is looked for."

Darby, PA
"Bolden's Pitcher Fans 14 - Darby, Pennsylvania, May 7. - In a blaze of glory, Hilldale inaugurated its eleventh season under the management of Edward Bolden, shutting out Phil Hagerty's Nativity Catholic Club, 11 to 0, at Darby. Ed Bolden and his palyers were given a grand reception by the fans, and they showed their appreciation by putting up an errorless game and some flashy fielding stunt, in which Bunny Downs, Dick Lundy and Toussaint Allen figured."

May 2, 1920

Kensington, PA
"Nativity Wins Close One From Hilldale - Manager Phil Haggerty, of the Nativity Catholic Club, lured Ed Bolden and his Hilldale team to Kensington yesterday afternoon for the purpose of getting revenge for the basket of goose eggs handed his band at Hilldale on Saturday afternoon, when his batters were beaten in rather easy fashion 11 to 0, and accomplished his purpose by an eighth inning rally, 4 to 3."

May 6, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Hillsdale Wins Tilt - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 7. - The J.J. Dobson team, champions of the Main Line League, opened their ball season yesterday with Edward Bolden's Hillsdale team of Darby and after 13 innings bowed to the visitors, when Manager Calhoun had tried all his staff at rescue work, 4 to 3. About 2,500 shivered through the entire game, but stuck until the last man was put out, and went home well satisfied with the brand of ball shown."

May 9, 1920

Paterson, NJ
"Eastern Sport World - By White - Silk Sox Defeat Hilldale - The Paterson Silk Sox defeated the Hilldale team of Darby, Pennsylvania, last Sunday at Paterson, New Jersey by the score of 3 to 1. Willis Flournoy, Phil Cockrell and Louis Santop were the battery for the Pennsylvania boys."

May 9, 1920

Newark, NJ
"Hilldale Splits Even - Wins at Newark in Morning and Loses at Paterson in Afternoon - Newark, New Jersey, May 9 (Special) - Edward Bolden's Hilldale team, of Darby, Pennsylvania, drew a banner crowd to the Twelfth and Orange Street grounds this morning when then leaders of the Industrial League, of Newark, Marshall and Ball team, played an exhibition game with the Pennsylvanians, the visitors winning by the score of 5 to 2.

"Paterson, New Jersey, May 9. - Hilldale engaged in second game for the day at the Doherty Park this afternoon, coming from a victory over the Marshall & Ball team, of Newark, New Jersey, where they played in the forenoon, but were not quite so successful with their bats and dropped the game to the locals, 3 to 1."

Paterson, NJ
"At Paterson, New Jersey - Silk Sox 3, Hilldale 1."

May 15, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Cockrell Trims Peekskill - Last Saturday in Philadelphia the Hilldales, with Cockrell and Santop as the battery, trimmed the fast Peekskill team by the score of 4 to 2."

Philadelphia, PA
"At Philadelphia - Peekskill 2, Hilldale 4."

May 16, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Hilldale Seeks to Recover Dick Lundy - The Hilldale Baseball and Exhibition Company has filed a suit in equity in the Common Pleas Court against Richard Lundy a professional ball player, to have him enjoined from playing with the Bacharach Giants, in violation of his contract with the plaintiffs. It is alleged that after Dick Lundy had been engaged for the season by the Hilldale club he jumped his contract and is now playing with the Bacharach Giants."

Bristol, PA
"Hilldale A.A. Plays at Harriman Today - The Hilldale A.A., one of the strongest colored aggregations of ball tossers on the (illegible) bats with the Merchant Shipyard nine at Harriman this afternoon. The game will begin at 3 o'clock standard time. The Merchant nine will be the same as last week with the only station of left field which will (illegible) by Leddy, the 'home run' king, who connected for (illegible) clouts in his first two trips to the plate a few weeks ago. The Shipyard club, which is composed of some of the best players in Trenton and Morrisville, is one of the strongest independent teams in this section and the games are drawing big every Sunday."

Bristol, PA
"Merchants Ship Wins - Defeats Hilldale in Ten-inning Battle by 3 to 2 Score - Bristol, Pennsylvania, May 16 (Special). - The Hilldale team of Darby, Pennsylvania and the Merchants Ship team of Harriman staged a great battle this afternoon before about 3000 fans, the locals landing a victory after going into extra innings, 3 to 2. For seven innings it was a pitchers' battle, with little to choose between the opposing twirlers although Merchants Ship in the seventh succeeded in scoring a lone tally that looked big with the pitchers going as they were. Hilldale came with a rush in the ninth and amassed two runs when with two on, Roberts cracked out a triple, but did not get home himself. Merchants tied things up in their turn of the ninth and won out in the tenth fram with one down."

Bristol, PA
"Merchant Ship is Winner in Tenth - Comes Through With Run After Hilldale Ties in Ninth Inning - Bristol, Pennsylvania, May 17. - The Hilldale team of Darby, Pennsylvania, and the Merchats Ship team of Harriman, staged a great battle yesterday afternoon before about 3,000 fans, the locals landing a victory after going into extra innings, 3 to 2. For seven innings it was a pitchers' battle with little to choose between the opposing twirlers, although Merchants Ship in the seventh succeeded in scoring a lone tally that looked big with the pitchers going as they were. Hilldale came with a rush in the ninth and amassed two runs when with two on Roberts cracked out a triple, but did not get home himself. Merchants tied things up in their turn of the ninth, and won out in the tenth frame with one down."

May 17, 1920

Norristown, PA
"Norristown Loses Opener - Hilldale Hammers Jing Johnson and Down Professionals, 7 to 2 - Norristown, Pennsylvania, May 17 (Special). - In the opening game of the season Norristown Professionals, with Jing Johnson on the rubber, were easily defeated here today by Hilldale 7-2."

May 20, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Hillsdales Win - Darby, Pennsylvania, May 21. - Pitcher Phil Cockerell practically won his own game this afternoon against the Peekskill, New York team at Darby yesterday, 5 to 2. The game was much harder fought than the score indicates. In the first inning Cockerell's liberality with bases on balls placed him in a bad position. He struck out the first man to face him, but passed the next one. Adams hit safely through short and then Fogarty was walked, filling the bases. Bretana hit a drive close to first base base line that Allen reached and retired Fogarty before he got back to first. Aside from the work of Phil Cockerell, the hitting of Louis Santop and Dick Whitworth featured Hilldale's game. Shears' brilliant fielding and the work of Gough were the shining lights of the visitors."

May 23, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Baseball - Sunday May 23rd - Hilldale vs. Marshall E. Smith & Bro."

Philadelphia, PA
"Sunday, May 23d - Hilldale vs. Marshall E. Smith & Bro."

Philadelphia, PA
"Mayer is Pounded by Hilldale Team - Erskine Mayer, one-time pitcher of the Phils and later with Pittsburgh, was on the mound yesterday afternoon for the Marshall E. Smith and Brother team at Tioga and B Streets, opposed to the Hilldale team, of Darby, and before 12,000 fans was given a drubbing, losing 9 to 0. Hilldale stared right at him in the first frame and with three two-baggers and a single sent over three runs, Phil Cockrell, working for Hilldale, was invincible and let the home team down with three scattered hits and only one man got as far as second base. The crowd made ground rules necessary and enabled the visitors to amass ten two-baggers, as all balls hit into the crowd that encircled the outfield entitled the batter to that number of sacks. Toussaint Allen and Bunny Downs fielded brilliantly for Hilldale and the bulk of the clubbing given Mayer was administered by Jesse Barber, Allen, Louis Santop and Captain Bill Francis. Reed played a pretty fielding game for the home team."

May 26, 1920

Camden, PA
"New York Ship Blanked by Hilldale Sluggers - Hilldale, of Darby, hung up its fourth straight shut-out victory yesterday afternoon on the Third Street and Erie Avenue grounds, at Camden, when the New York Shipbuilders' team was whitewashed, 3 to 0."

May 27, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Whitworth Stars - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 28. - Yesterday's game on the local grounds with J.A. McCullough's All Stars was a pitchers' battle, with Whitworth having the edge on "Bob" Gibson, of Main Line League fame, Hilldale winning 3 to 0. Both pitchers received gilt-edge support from their teammates, and many fielding stunts featured the game on the part of both sides. Captain Bill Francis's two chances were difficult ones and brought the crowd in the stands to their feet in the manner of their execution. Rowe and Haffey worked like clockwork around second and smothered many apparent base hits. Dick Whitworth was given a great reception for the masterful game he twirled and has won a warm spot in the hearts of the Hilldale rooters. His work caused Manager Ed Bolden to leave the park with a broad smile on his face. Jesse Barber's hitting was a feature of Hilldale's attack."

Chester, PA
"Chester Stars Outclassed by Hilldale in Opener - Edward Bolden took his Hilldale team to Chester yesterday afternoon to inaugurate the twilight season on the grounds of the Chester Stars, at Seventh Street and Central Avenue, and played before a crowd numbering 3500, defeating the home team, 9 to 3."

May 30, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldale Splits Even Before Record Crowd - The attendance at Hilldale Park, Darby, was a record-breaker, both morning and afternoon. About 7500 witnessed the morning game and saw Hilldale bow to Norfolk, Virginia team, 4 to 3. The afternoon figures ran near 20,000 and Hilldale was the victor, although the crowd that had encircled the field inside the playing territory broke up the game in the eighth inning after one man had been retired in Hilldale's turn in that frame. Louis Santop, the idol of the fans, was striding for the plate with his mighty stick in hand and everyone seemed to want to get a close up view of the home run king of the independent ranks, and upon the failure of the bodies to get the crowd back sufficiently to continue play, umpire Griffin called the game with Hilldale leading 3 to 2."

May 31, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. - The Hilldales defeated the Klein Chocolates on Memorial Day. It was a slugfest as far as the Dales were concerned, the final score being 17 to 5. The hitting of Jesse Barber, Elihu Roberts, and Dick Whitworth was a feature."

June 2, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Hilldale Wallops Klein - The reputation of the Klein Chocolate team was terribly mussed yesterday afternoon at Camden, when the Hilldale team of Darby drove two pitchers from the box in four innings, with singles, doubles, triples and a home run, piling up 15 runs to which two more was added in the eighth frame making the final score 17 to 5."

June 3, 1920

Darby, PA
"Baseball Today - At Hilldale Park - 3:30 p.m. - Hilldale vs. Klein Chocolates - No. 13 Car on Walnut Street, Prices 55c, 30c."

"Klein Blanks Hilldale - 'Lefty' Jones, pitching for Klein Chocolate, yesterday afternoon at Hilldale Park, got sweet revenge on Ed Bolden's champions for the drubbing given his three right-handed flinging colleagues the day before, at Camden, New Jersey. He allowed but thirty men a chance to swing at his offerings during the battle, and allowed only three scattered hits and administering a shut-out. 4 to 0."

June 4, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hillsdale Goes Big - Darby, Pennsylvania, June 4. - The Hillsdales of this city have just completed a streak of wins which netted them four straight shutouts. Phil Cockrell beat Mayer, a former big league pitcher; Willis Flournoy downed the New York Shipyard gang, while Dick Whitworth pushed a win over the Chester Stars."

June 5, 1920

Darby, PA?
"Hilldale Beat Red Caps - Whitworth Pitches Good Game, Allowing His Opponents But 3 Hits - Hilldale defeated the Pennsylvania Red Caps yesterday afternoon, Score 11 to 1. Whitworth pitched his usual good game and allowed three hits, and but for an error of Bunny Downs when he ran out into centre field to take a fly that he dropped as he was about to collide with Briggs, should have had a shut-out. Briggs, who returned to Hilldale after being away the first part of the season, played a dashing fielding game and hit consistently and most opportunely."

June 6, 1920

Brooklyn, NY
"Hilldale in Brooklyn - Brooklyn, New York, June 4. - Brooklyn and Long Island fans have the opportunity this Sunday, June 6, to see Edward Bolden's famous Hilldale team in action, when they cross bats with the St. Agathas, a strong semi-pro team, at St. Agatha's oval, 50th street and 9th Avenue, in a big double-header. This visit will mark the first appearance of the Slow Town boys in this city, and from a casual glance at their line-up, they have a splendid opportunity to bag both games. The lineup consists of Jesse Barber, formerly of Rube Foster's American Giants; Bunny Downs, Toussaint Allen, Louis Santop, the famous catcher formerly with the Royal Giants; Home Run Johnson, Bill Francis, formerly with Rube's crew; Elihu Roberts, Jim York, Dick Whitworth, Phil Cockrell, Willis Flounoy and Stark. Among the stars on the white boys' team are Pitchers Ornsby and Johnson, sensational George, who plays third base; Bert Daniels and Jack O'Connor, who was with the Cubs in 1916. Harlemites desiring to attend the games to see their old favorites in action should take the West End express from Times Square and get off at 50th street, walk two blocks to the Oval."

Brooklyn, NY
"Big Double Header - This Sunday, June 6th - The Famous Hilldales of Darby, Pennsylvania vs. St. Agathas at St. Agatha's Oval, 50th Street and 9th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York - Note the Hilldale Lineup - Jesse Barber, Right Field; Bunny Downs, 2nd Base; Toussaint Allen, 1st Base; Louis Santop, Catcher; George Johnson, Center Field; Bill Francis, 3rd Base; Elihu Roberts, Left Field; Jim York, Catcher; Home Run Johnson, Shortstop; Pitchers, Dick Whitworth, Phil Cockrell, Willis Flournoy, Moy, Stark; Admission 50c"

June 7?, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Hilldales and Norfolk Divide Double Bill - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. - Yesterday's attendance at Hilldale Park was a record-breaker, both morning and afternoon. About 7,500 witnessed the morning game and saw Hilldale bow to the Norfolk, Virginia team, 4 to 3. The afternoon figures ran near 20,000 and Hilldale was the victor, although the crowd that had encircled the field inside the playing territory broke up the game in the eighth after one man had been retired in Hilldale's turn in that frame. Louis Santop was striding to the plate with his mighty bat in hand, and everyone seemed to want to get a close-up view of the home run king of the independent ranks, and upon the failure of the police to get the crowd back sufficiently to continue play. Umpire Griffith called the game, with Hilldale leading 3 to 2. The afternoon contest was just as stubbornly fought as the opener, although the overflow throng was so great that most any kind of a hit to the outfield went for two bases, especially after the fifth inning. A double play by Allen unassisted was the feature of the last battle. Harper was walked, and when Arthur attempted to sacrifice, Toussaint Allen came tearing in and with a headlong dive at the ball, which was in the air, apparently caught it, but in his effort to save himself in falling let the pill get away, and harper, thinking it an out, returned to first and Arthur turned for the bench. Toussaint Allen recovered the ball and touched out Harper and got Arthur before he was able to see his mistake. Score: Norfolk 2, Hilldale 3."

June 8, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Hilldale Runs Wild Against Stetson Team - Phil Cockerell, pitching for Hilldale against Stetson A.A. on the latter's grounds, yesterday afternoon, stood the hatmakers on their heads, while his teammates executed two of their finest left-hand twirlers, the score being 14 to 0."

June 9, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Another for Hilldale - Hilldale, of Darby, bunched hits in the first and eighth innings on MacAndrews & Forbes's twirler on the Third and Erie Street grounds yesterday afternoon, and won a very interesting game, in which Downs and Ben Gilbert starred afield, and both players were responsible for the score being kept as low as it was for their respective sides. Score 3 to 1."

June 10, 1920

Darby, PA
"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 11, 1920

Brooklyn, NY
"Many Attractions Coming - Brooklyn, New York, June 11. - George Lippe, the hustling manager of the St. Agathas, whose home grounds are located at 50th Street and 9th Avenue, of this city, has a program for July and August, which, if lived up to, will make managers of other semi-pro teams sit up and take notice in bringing out of town Race teams to this city. Last Sunday they had the Hilldale cclub as the visiting attraction, and among others that are coming are the Baltimore Giants, Capitol City Giants, Portsmouth Giants, Norfolk All Stars, and several Western teams. Lippe told the sporting editor he was staging race attractions in order to bring race fans, to their grounds."

Philadelphia, PA
"Court Decision Favors Bacharachs - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 11. - Judges Martin and Staake in court No. 5 last week rendered a decision that Dick Lundy, the little shortstop of the Bacharachs, can continue playing for his team until further orders from the court. The Hilldale Club brought suit for a preliminary injunction to stop Dick Lundy from playing with rival clubs. Altogether it is claimed Dick Lundy signed three contracts to play this year. Up to the present time the New York team has the better of the argument."

Philadelphia, PA
One Time Hilldale Wins - Court Grants Temporary Injunction Against Ball Player - Judge Stern, in Court of Common Pleas, Number 2, heard the equity suit of the Hilldale Baseball and Exhibition company against James "Hank" Deas, a proceeding to have James Deas, the former catcher of the Hilldale club, enjoined from playing with the Bacharach Giants, a rival Colored baseball club. It was complained that James Deas signed a contract on October 28 last to play with the Hilldale club for the season of 1920, beginning May 1, for six months, at $150 a month, but he is now playing with the Bacharach Giants in violation of his contract. Judge Stern handed down an opinion late in the afternoon granting a temporary injunction restraining James Deas until final hearing from playing with the Bacharach Giants or any other club, than the plaintiff. The Hilldale company is ordered to file a bond of $2,000 to secure the defendant against any damages caused by the issuance of the temporary injunction. Judge Stern say in his opinion he is unable to distinguish this case from the Lajole case. Although the facts did not warrant the finding that the defendant is as skillful, or as well-known a player as was Lajole, the doctrine laid down in the Lajole decision is not confined to the very few players who are stars of the first magnitude. In the case of Richard Lundy, Judge Martin refused a preliminary injunction, sought by the Hilldale club, and continued the case until final hearing."

Bridesburg, PA
"Bridesburg Fails to Stop Victorious Hilldale Team - Hilldale added another victory to its long string yesterday afternoon on the grounds of the Bridesburg team, at Richmond and Orthodox streets, when a twilight game was staged that went the full route, the score being 5 to 1."

June 12, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Hatters Shut Out - Hilldale Wins Twilight Game by 14 to 0 Score. - Phil Cockrell, pitching for Hilldale against Stetson A.A. on the latter's grounds, Saturday afternoon, stood the hatmakers on their heads, while his teammates executed two of their finest portside twirlers. The tip went out that Hilldale was weak against left-handed twirlers, and 'Lefty' Stirling was groomed for the job, for Stetson, but had to be rescued by another of the same variety in the second inning, after Hilldale had sent eight speedboys across in that frame. Phil Cockrell held the hatmakers to two singles to left field that went for hits simply because the short left field fence permitted them to count for singles."

June 13, 1920

Tacony, PA
"Disston Drops One - Tacony Team Bows to Hilldale Before Record Crowd, Score 5-2 - The Disston Sawmakers disappointed the largest crowd of the season on the Tacony grounds yesterday afternoon when they played wretched ball and lost to Hilldale by the score of 5 to 2. The players were apparently all in after the strenuous 17-6 affair with Nativity the day before, especially Pitcher Tommy Volz, who had nothing and was touched up for an even dozen hits, which included five two-baggers."

June 14, 1920

Norristown, PA
"Hilldale Wins - Norristown, Pennsylvania, June 14 (Special). - Hilldale won from the Norristown Professionals here today by 4 to 3. McWilliams tried to stretch a two-bagger into a home run in the eighth with none out, and lost the game. Bateman poled out a home run in the fourth."

June 15, 1920

Quaker City, OH
"Hilldale Rallies in Eighth - The Quaker City Rubber Company, on their home grounds yesterday evening, in their game with Hilldale, got off to a start and crowded three counters across the big rubber before Hilldale could get set, but the pace was too much for them and Hilldale got up with them in the fouth frame and evened the score at 3 all. In the eighth the tribe from Darby sewed things up tight."

June 17, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldale beat Brooklyn Royal Giants 10 to ? on the former's grounds Thursday."

Philadelphia, PA
"Whitworth Stops Cuban Stars, Hilldale Wins Out - Dick Whitworth pulled game out of the fire for Manager Ed Bolden yesterday afternoon, at the Ninth and Cedar Avenue grounds, when he was sent in to relieve Phil Cockerell in the third frame against the Cuban Stars of Havana. The Islanders had found Phil Cockerell's slants to their liking and successfully met his onslaught in the second fram, registering three bullseyes and were on a fair way to repeat the performance in the third frame, when the shift was made by Ed Bolden, as two counters had crossed in that inning and a runner was at the third station with only one out. Dick Whitworth was equal to the occasion, however, and not only stopped the scoring of the visitors for that frame, but silenced them, as far as counting was concerned, for the rest of the battle, allowing four scattered hits for the seven innings he worked and turned the battle 7 to 5."

June 18, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"'Round the Base Lines - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Hilldale, of Darby, bunched hits in teh first and eighth innings on MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings, Inc.'s twirler on the Camden grounds yesterday afternoon, and won an interesting game, in which Bunny Downs and Ben Gilbert starred afield ? to 1. Both teams played errorless ball. Louis Santop lead the hitting, with three singles, and Captain Bill Francis was given a great ovation for his work around third."

June 20, 1920

Queens, NY
"Hilldale Plays Bushwicks - Brooklyn, New York, June 11. - What promises to be the game of games is the meeting of Edward Bolden's Hilldale club of Darby, Pennsylvania, and the Bushwicks in a double-header at Dexter Park, Sunday, June 20. The Bushwicks have been playing a strong game all season, and will be a hard team to beat. The Slow Town boys have a strong aggregation this year and are bent upon carrying the twin bill back to Philly. In the visitors' line-up will be many old favorites well known to fans of Greater New York. Among them are Jesse Barber, Bill Francis and Dick Whitworth, formerly of the American Giants; Louis Santop, with last year's Royal Giants; Phil Cockrell, and others. Dick Whitworth is scheduled to pitch the sunset tilt against the best the white boys can produce."

Queens, NY
"Hilldale Next Sunday - Brooklyn, New York, June 18. - Edward Bolden's Hilldales of Philadelphia will hook up with the Bushwicks next Sunday at Dexter Park in a double-header. The Hilldale team recently defeated the St. Agathas in a twin bill, both well played games. The Slow Town boys expect to bring a delegation of rooters with them."

Queens, NY
"At Dexter Park - Hilldale 1, Bushwicks 2. Second Game Hilldale 9, Bushwicks 1."

June 22, 1920

Florence, NJ
"Florence Will Play Hilldale Tomorrow - The R.D. Wood Club, of Florence, will meet the strong Hilldale Club, the champion colored team, of Darby, Pennsylvania, tomorrow at the R.D. Wood grounds, Florence. In order to give everyone an opportunity to witness the contest the games will not start until 5:15. The Hilldale Club needs no introduction to the fans as they always put up a good class of ball and it takes a very good club to defeat them. They have in their lineup Louis Santop, one of the best catchers in the business. The R.D. Wood Club has signed up Harris, formerly of the Pittsburgh National League club, to cover second base, and are also dickering for one or two other good players. They also meet the strong Brooklyn Royal Giants at Florence, Saturday, June 26."

Florence, NJ
"R.D. Wood Loses Eleven Inning Game to Hilldale - Florence, New Jersey, June 22 (Special). - R.D. Wood held Hilldale, of Philadelphia, to a 1-1 score for ten innings here today, but blew in the eleventh, and the visitors scored two runs and won an exciting game by 3 to 1."

June 23, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Hilldale Player Breaks Leg - Roberts Runs Into Fence Trying to Fly and is Injured - The game between Hilldale and Camden City, at the Third and Erie Avenue grounds, Camden, yesterday, eclipsed anything played there this year for thrills. An unfortunate accident occured in the eighth inning when Roberts, in his effort to take a drive off the fence in deep center field, collided with one of the supports of the fence and broke his leg. Hilldale won the game, 3 to 2."

June 24, 1920

Schuylkill, PA
"Dobson Beats Hilldale - Falls of Schuylkill Lads Win Twilight Slugging Bee - Score, 10-8 - J. and J. Dobson sprang a big surprise last night by defeating Hilldale in a twilight game on the Dobson field, Score 10-8. Dobson outhit their opponents, getting to Stark for sixteen hits, while the Hilldale sluggers got ten bingles off Moyer and Quinn. Dobson put the game on ice in the first three rounds by poling out ten runs, while Hilldale, in the same number of innings, could only muster fire of their runs."

June 27, 1920

Allentown, PA
"One For Hilldale - Locals Travel to Allentown and Down Mowrey Professionals 8 to 4 - Allentown, Pennsylvania, June 27 (Special). - Hilldale Giants defeated Mowrey Professionals here today 8 to 4. Louis Santop's hitting featured. Phil Cockerell was hit hard but kept them well scattered."

June 30, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Hilldale Beats Norfolk - Louis Santop's Play at Plate Prevents Southern Team From Tieing Score - Hilldale, of Darby, and Norfolk, of Norfolk, Virginia, battled for supremacy on the Third and Erie grounds, Camden, yesterday afternoon before a large crowd. Hilldale giving the Southerners the short end of the score, 7 to 5. For the most part it was a pitchers' battle and only through the brilliant work of Louis Santop behind the bat was the game saved. In the ninth frame the bases became somewhat congested with Norfolk players and pinch-hitter "Chappie" Johnson batting for Kemp hit to left field, and the ball was returned to the plate wide but Louis Santop gave a mighty dive head first at the onrishing Crockett and he was out by a wide margin and a tie saved. Crockett's hitting for the Norfolk team featured the game."

July 1, 1920

Darby, PA
"One More For Hilldale - Crack Parkesburg Club Fails to Score on Darby Team - "Bud" Flournoy and Yorke were too strong a combination for the Parksburg Irontown team to handle yesterday afternoon at Hilldale Park, the big pitcher shut the ironman out without a run and allowed but two hits, Hilldale winning 3 to 0. Yorke figured prominently in the offensive, driving in four of the five runs made by his teammates with timely wallops. Defensively the whole team was at the pitcher's heels all the way and gave the visitors no chance to show. Allen, Francis and Barber pulled off some flashy fielding stunts that appealed greatly to the stands. Ernshaw went into the left field bleachers and captured a foul fly, but the impact with the hard timber sent him into dreamland and Silknetter finished out the game in left field."

July 4, 1920

Harrison, NJ
"Meet your Friends at the Big Double Header, This Sunday, July 4, at 2 p.m. - Hilldale vs. Pennsylvania Giants - Newark Federal League Park - Harrison, New Jersey - Box Seats, 75c - Grand Stand, 55c - Bleachers, 30c - Children under 15 years 15c - Car Service from Orange, Patterson, Jersey City. P.R.R. Passengers change to tube at Manhattan Transfer."

Harrison, NJ
"Hilldale vs. Giants - Newark, New Jersey, July 2. - The greatest event in the Eastern baseball world will be the series between the Pennsylvania Giants and Hilldales, when these two great teams meet in a big double-header on Sunday, July 4, at Federal League Park, Harrison, New Jersey. The followers of both teams are sure to be on hand, and great crowds are expected to come from Philadelphia, New York, and intermediate points. Offers of three to one are being made that the Pennsylvania Giants win, showing that the great record the team has made so far this season is not being overlooked by the wise ones. The Newark Federal Park has capacity for 22,500 and parking space for 2,500 cars. A jazz band will furnish entertainment before and during the contests. Gates at 12:30."

Newark, NJ
"Hilldale Takes a Pair - Visits Newark and Downs Pennsylvania Giants in Twin Bill - Newark, New Jersey, July 4 (Special). - The Hilldale team, of Darby, Pennsylvania demonstrated its hitting ability this afternoon in a double header with the Pennsylvania Giants on the old Federal League grounds before about 3500 spectators, winning games, 16 to 2 and 14 to 10."

July 5, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Thousands of people attended the picnic at Strawberry Mansion July 5th. The Lit Brothers base ball team (white) played Hilldale the morning of July 5th. It was one of the most exciting games of the season, resulting 4 to 2 in favor of the Lit Brothers."

Philadelphia, PA
"Lit Brothers' Nine Wins 2 Contests - Store Team Defeats Hilldale Club in Morning and Fleisher in Late Tussle - Both Games Were Featured by Heavy Hitting, Harkness Leading with 5 Swats - The strong Lit Brothers' nine celebrated the Nation's birthday by taking both ends of a double-header, defeating Manager Ed Bolden's Hilldale club at Darby in the A.M. session by the score of 4 to 2, and trimming the Fleisher A.A. at Fleisher Field in the P.M. setto by the score of 6 to 3. Both games were featured by the heaving hitting of the Lit crew, nine hit being made in the morning off the shoots of Stark and Willis Flournoy and thirteen swats being made off the delivery of 'Lefty' Schofield in the P.M. session. Slaughter held the heavy Hilldale hitters in the early session and in the P.M. contest the Lit crew took the lead in the first inning and were never headed. Harkness and Baker lead with the bat, the former having a home run, a double and a single, while Bakey had three singles to his credit."

July 6, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Dispute Ended Game - Smith Team and Hilldale Raw Over Decision in Eighth Inning - The Marshall E. Smith & Brother vs. Hilldale game at Camden Tuesday ended in a dispute in the eighth inning. With the score 5-3 in favor of the Smith boys, Bunny Downs busted on his third strike and was called out by Umpire Griffith then reversed his decision, claiming the ball was picked up on the front line, calling Bunny Downs safe at first. The Smith team refused to abide by this decision and left the field."

July 7?, 1920

Darby, PA
"The Chester Giants were no match for Hilldale, the latter winning by a score of 14 to 4."

July 8, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldale Gets Revenge - Darbyites Even Matters With Doherty's Silk Sox, Taking Early Lead - Hilldale evened matters yesterday afternoon with the Doherty's Silk Sox, of Paterson, New Jersey, on the Darby grounds, winning the fray 5 to 0."

July 9, 1920

Darby, PA
"Darby, Pennsylvania, July 9, - The Hillsdales of this city are still knocking down opponents regular and often; they put it on the Norfolk Giants, Allentown Pros. Parkesburgh and Chester, all within the past few days."

July 10, 1920

Darby, PA
"Paterson Silk Sox at Hilldale."

Darby, PA
"Darby, Pennsylvania, July 16. - Edward Bolden's Hilldale team was defeated here last Saturday by the Silk Sox - score, 1 to 0. The game turned out to be a pitching duel between Whitworth and Clinton, while the Sox collected four off Whitworth's delivery. Ten Thousand fans witnessed the game."

Darby, PA
"Hilldale Loses. - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 11. - In a hectic pitchers' battle today at Darby, Clinton slightly outpitching Whitworth in one of the greatest games of the year. The heavy-hitting Hillmen could only get three hits."

Darby, PA
"At Darby, Pennsylvania - Silk Sox 1, Hilldale 0."

July 11, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Hilldale by Shutout - Silk Sox Find Whitworth's Curves Baffling and Are Beaten. - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. - Hilldale evened matters with Doherty's Silk Sox of Paterson, New Jersey on the Darby grounds, winning 5 to 0. It was a pitchers' battle for the most part. Up to the seventh inning but one hit had been made off Whitworth, and not a visitor got as far as second base during the entire nine sessions, and ten hit the strike-out trail. Gaston, for the visitors, was also quite effective, Louis Santop's triple and Whitworth's double being the only extra-base wallops, Whitworth's double was a most disastrous bang, for the bases were full and two out when it happened, cleaning out the bags. A double play by Bill Francis, Bunny Downs, and Allen was a feature."

Disston, PA
"Another For Hilldale - Hand Second Defeat to Disston After Close Game by 2-1 - Hilldale took a second fall out of the Disston team, at Disston Athletic Field, yesterday afternoon, in a hard fought contest, 2 to 1."

July 14, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Hilldale and Norfolk Tie - Manager Ed Bolden and his Hilldale team, of Darby, and 'Chappie' Johnson, with his Norfolk, Virginia clan, staged a hair-raiser yesterday afternoon on the Third and Erie grounds, Camden, New Jersey, that was stopped by a thunder shower in the ninth inning as Hilldale came in for their turn, with the score a tie."

July 15, 1920

Darby, PA
"One Hit for Norfolk - Hilldale's Pitcher Too Much for Visitors, Who are Shut Out - "Ridge" Whitworth, Manager Ed Bolden's ace, showed "Chappie" Johnson's Norfolk, Virginia team over the shutout route at Hilldale Park yesterday afternoon for seven innings before rain called a halt, with the score 3 to 0. It was a pitchers' battle from start to finish, and the seven frames were completed in just fifty-four minutes. Whitworth allowed but one hit, a single by Cason in the opening round."

July 20, 1920

Chester, PA
"Hilldale Fofeits to Aberfoyle - Chester, Pennsylvania, July 20 (Special). - With the score 3-3 and one out in the last half of the ninth. Hilldale walked off the field following a decision of the umpires and forfeited the game to Aberfoyle, 9 to 3, here this evening in one of the most bitter games ever seen in this city."

July 21, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Another For Hilldale - Defeat East End of Camden on Latter's Own Grounds - Hilldale and the East End battled desperately yesterday afternoon on the Third and Erie streets grounds, Camden, before one of the largest crowds that has attended these mid-week games this season. Hilldale winning 13 to 8."

July 22, 1920

Darby, PA
"Merchants' Ship Loses One to Hilldale, 8 to 2 - The Merchants' Ship got into troubled water yesterday when anchor was cast at Darby, and Manger Ed Bolden's Hilldale team was engaged. AFter the first inning, in which the visitors recorded two bull's eyes, Hilldale's defense was not even dented, while Belden had his gunners scoring most effectively throughout the long-drawn-out conflict, the score board reading after nine rounds; Merchants' Ship, 2; Hilldale, 8."

Florence, NJ
"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."

July 23, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Hilldale in Tie - Camden, New Jersey, July 24. - Manager Ed Bolden, with his Hilldale team, of Darby, and "Chappie" Johnson, with his Norfolk, Virginia clan, staged a hair-raiser yesterday afternoon on the Third and Erie grounds of Camden, New Jersy, that was stopped by a thunder shower in the ninth inning, as Hilldale came in for their turn, with the score a tie at 5-all. The southern team apparently had the game, won up to the eighth frame, 5 to 3, and had allowed the heavy hitters at Bolden but four hits. In Hilldale's half of the eighth, after two men had been disposed of, Yorke singled through short and Louis Santop was sent in to hit for Phil Cockrell, and hit the second ball pitched to him far over the center field fence for the circuit, and registered Yorke ahead of him, bringing the score to 5 to 5. Whitworth pitched the ninth inning for Hilldale, and the visitors went out in order, but old Jupiter Pluvius hung out the crepe and the game was called before Hilldale got any part of the ninth inning. 'Ridge' Whitworth showed the Norfolk, Virginia team over the shutout route at Hilldale Park yesterday afternoon for seven innings before rain caused cession of the battle, with the score 3 to 0. It was a pitchers' battle from start to finish. Whitworth allowed but one hit, a single by Cason in the opening round; after that but three men an inning faced him, and in two innings of his labor three balls were pitched to retire the side."

July 24, 1920

Darby, PA
"Darby, Pennsylvania. - The Hillsdales have made an effort to strengthen their team by the purchase of Harper and Cason from the Norfolk All Stars. York and Johnson were thrown over to the Virginians to balance the deal."

July 25, 1920

Manhattan, NY
"Tesreau's Bears Play Hilldale Nine To-Day - Dyckman Oval will be the scene of two good ball games this afternoon when Jeff Tesreau's Bears tackle the famous Hilldale nine of Philadelphia, the Quaker City's best independent team. The Hilldales are traveling at a fast pace and should furnish local fans with a fine exhibition. The visitors' line-up will include Otto Briggs, center field; Bill Francis, third base; Toussaint Allen, first base; Louis Santop, catcher; John Cason, second base, George Johnson, left field, Bunny Downs, shortstop; Willis Flournoy, right field, and Dick Whitworth, pitcher."

Manhattan, NY
"Hilldale Coming - New York, New York, July 9. - Another attraction of unusual interest to baseball fans in Harlem is the coming of Edward Bolden's Hilldale team of Darby, Pennsylvania, who have been signed up to battle with Jeff Tesreau's Bears at the Dyckman Oval on Sunday, July 25. Many familiar faces of other days, well known to Harlem, will be seen in the visitors' lineup. Among them are Louis Santop, one of the best catchers in semi-pro baseball; Bill Francis, Dick Whitworth and Jesse Barber, formerly of Rube Foster's American Giants; Phil Cockrell, 'the boy wonder,' Bunny Downs and others. The Hilldales have been licking everything in sight and it is the opinion of local fans that they will carry the bacon back to Slow Town."

Manhattan, NY
"New York, New York, July 16. - There are expected to be hot times up at Dyckman Oval on Sunday, July 25, when Edward Bolden's Hilldale team of Darby, Pennsylvania, cross bats with Jeff Tesreau's Bears in a double header. When the Slow Town boys met Jeff's team last season they were defeated twice. It is their intention to wipe out this defeat."

Manhattan, NY
"Big Double Header - This Sunday - July 25, Edward Bolden's Darby, Pennsylvania - Hilldales vs. Jeff Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval - Admission 50c"

Manhattan, NY
"Hilldale vs. Tesreaus - New York, New York, July 23. - What promises to be a banner attraction this Sunday in semi-pro circles will be staged this Sunday at Dyckman Oval between the Hilldales of Darby, Pennsylvania, and Jeff Tesreau's Bears. There will be two games, the first to start at 2 o'clock sharp. In the last game Dick Whitworth, formerly with Rube Foster's American Gaints, will pitch against Jeff Tesreau. Phil Cockrell will oppose Burke, the former Brooklyn National League twirler, in the opener. Other prominent members of the Smoke Town crew are Bunny Downs, who appeared at the oval last season when the team appeared here, and Jesse Barber and Bill Francis of last season's American Giants."

Manhattan, NY
"Hilldale and Tesreau Divide Twin Bill - New York, July 30. - Edward Bolden's Smoky City crew, Darby, Pennsylvania, was the attraction at Dyckman Oval last Sunday before a crowd of 8,000 fans who saw them completely swamp Jeff Tesreau's Bears in the opening game, score 11 to 1, and then drop the after-dinner engagement on errors, score 8 to 4. Burke, pitcher for the home team, was touched for a total of 13 hits, while Dick Whitworth yielded 7, but kept them well scattered. In the first innings Briggs, lead-off man, flied to center. Bill Francis, formerly of Rube's crew, got a great ovation from the fans as he walked to the plate, and responded with a clean single past third. Bill Francis was out stealing, Toussaint Allen walked, and when Louis Santop hit a wicked Texas leaguer to left field Toussaint Allen went all the way to third. John Cason was an easy out, ending the inning. - The Big Inning - The slaughter came in the second frame when, after the bases were filled, Louis Santop hit a clean home run over the center field fence, one of the longest ever made on these grounds. Before the smoke had cleared away the visitors had counted 6 runs. In the fifth frame, Toussaint Allen, the boy Louis Santop brought east from Texas last winter, also hit a homer. In the Bears' half of the fifth, left Fielder Lantzis hit a home run for the only tally the Dyckman Heights boys made. Jeff Tesreau, who pitched the second game for his team, pulled a lucky win, as usual, when the visitors pulled several errors. Dick Whitworth started the game and was hit freely. He was relieved by Phil Cockrell in the fifth inning, Bunny Downs of Hilldale and Kelly of the home team both contributed homers. Jeff Tesreau struck out eight batsmen."

Manhattan, NY
"Bears Win and Lose - Jeff Tesreau's Bears yesterday broke even in their double header with the Hilldale Baseball Club at Dyckman Oval. With the veteran Tesreau pitching the opening game, this home club triumphed by 8 to 4, but lost the second tilt by 11 to 1."

Manhattan, NY
"Hilldale Breaks Even - Wins First Game From Jeff Tesreau's Bears, But Loses Second Tiff - New York City, New York, July 25 (Special). - The Hilldale team, of Darby, Pennsylvania, romped away with the first game of a double header with Jeff Tesreau's Bears, on Dyckman Oval, this afternoon, 11 to 1, but were not quite so successful in the second tilt, having the short end of an 8 to 4 count."

Manhattan, NY
"Bears Break Even - Jeff Tesreau's Bears broke even with the Hilldale nine, of Philadelphia, in a double-header at Dyckman Oval yesterday afternon."

July 26, 1920

Philadelphia, PA
"Flashy Ball - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2. - One of the best games played this season at Hilldale Park was staged Saturday afternoon, when Hilldale and Marshall & Ball of Newark, New Jersey met the locals drawing the long end of the score, 2 to 0. It was a battle between two master moundsmen, backed up by gilt-edged support, with Dick Whitworth having the edge. He turned back ten of the visiting swatters via the strikeout route, while Leopard could send only three of the Hilldalers that way. Dick Whitworth left little for his outer gardeners to do in the battle, but the work done by Jesse Barber and Bill Francis in the first line of defense was sensational. Captain Bill Francis fought like a bearcat, and even the wire screening on the front of the stands in left field held no terrors for him when speeded up. He took one away from the screen in the sixth by hurling his compact form against it, and making room for the ball to fall safely in his outstretched hand. The big crowd had hardly got over his performance when Jesse Barber tore out in center field and picked an apparently safe bingle out of the air. The locals did not monopolize the hair-raisers, for Griebe and Meyers figured in some bits of unusually flashy fielding stunts, the latter robbing Dick Whitworth of an apparent home run when he tore back into deep left and made a flying catch of the sphere as it went by."

July 27, 1920

Riverside, PA
"Santop, a Second Babe Ruth - Riverside, Pennsylvania, July 27. - Otis Starks of Hilldale shut out the Riverside nine in a twilight game of seven innings today, allowing neither a hit nor a run. The visitors went home on the long end of the 8 to 0 score. Louis Santop slammed the ball over the fence for a homer after knocking a double earlier in the game."

July 28, 1920

Camden, PA
"Hilldale Turns Table - Rallies in Seventh and Defeats Aberfoyle by Scoring Three Runs - Hilldale got revenge yesterday afternoon at Darby for the game Aberfoyle pulled out of the fire the day before at Camden, when these two teams met and sent the Chester aggregation away defeated, 5 to 3."

Camden, PA
"Hilldale Goes Under - Lose Close and Interesting Match to Aberfoyle When Louis Santop Drops 'Pill' - Aberfoyle, of Chester, got a sufficient edge on Hilldale, of Darby, at the Third and Erie Streets grounds, Camden, yesterday afternoon, in the fifth inning to carve a victory over the Hilldalers."

July 29, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldale Turns Table - Rallies in Seventh and Defeats Aberfoyle by Scoring Three Runs - Hilldale got revenge yesterday afternoon at Darby for the game Aberfoyle pulled out of the fire the day before at Camden, when these two teams met and sent the Chester aggregation away defeated, 5 to 3. It was some battle for five innings, at which time the visitors tied the score at 1 each, but Hilldale forced to the front again with a counter in their turn of the fifth. Aberfoyle added two to its count in the sixth, putting them in front for the firt time, but Belden's men went at O'Mears in the seventh for keeps and run up two singles, a double, and a triple for a count of three runs, sufficient to put the game on ice."

July 30, 1920

Chester, PA
"Hilldale Balks at Umpire - Chester, Pennsylvania, July 30. - The Hilldale team of Darby and the Aberfoyle Manufacturing company of this city played a twilight game of ball before 8,000 fans on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military College, ending in a 3 to 3 tie. The work of Umpire Johnson in the last half of the ninth, in which he seemed to be deliberately trying to hand the game to the white lads, caused Manager Ed Bolden to take his team from the field."

Millville, NJ
"Hilldale Coming - The local management has booked the strong Hilldale Club to play in Millville Friday afternoon, July 30. The game will be started at 5 o'clock."

Millville, NJ
"Baseball - Union Lake Park - Millville - Friday 5 p.m. - Hilldale"

Bridgeton, NJ
"Hilldale Will Play This Afternoon - Darby Aggregation Will Tackle Locals at Park Grounds This Afternoon - This afternoon at 5 o'clock on the Union Lake Park grounds, Hilldale and Millville will meet in what should result in the best ball game of the season."

"Millville Won From Hilldale - Ninth-Inning Rally Gave Locals Great Victory - Donaue Hit Circuit Smash - Came in Fifth With Two on and Tied Up the Score - A ninth-inning rally in which Dick Neild and O'Brien were the conspicuous figures, gave Millville a victory over Ed Bolden's speedy Hilldale aggregation by an 8 to 7 score at the Park grounds last evening. Nearly a thousand fans viewed the struggle and they went wild when O'Brien slashed that ripping double down the left field foul line that brought a local victory. They had several occasions to howl during the twilight performance which was a spectacular exhibition brimful of sensational ball playing, in which there was a lot of good solid swatting on the part of both clubs. Mat Donahue was the hero of the conflict. Frank Merriwell never came though with a more timely blow than did Mat when with Weinert and O'Brien on the paths he smote the first ball Flournoy pitched, over the right field fence for a home-run. The drive tied up the figures at 5 all and was the occasion for much frenzied jubilation on the part of the local bugs. They shouted and yelled and then Marshal Biggs, who is the king bee as a collector, passed the hat and presented the nifty first sacker with $59.80 as an open-hearted ontribution from a gand of real baseball fans. Let it be said that Mr. Donahue was pleased and his face wore a broad grin as he accepted the filthy lucre. But it was a great game aside from these two wonderful innings. There was a lot of very good ball playing shown and everybody was glad to see it. 'Lefty' Weinert, recently from the Phillies, was wild as a Comanche Indian, but with it all, he twirled good ball. True, the dusky lads from Darby slammed him for an even dozen hits, but at the same time 'Lefty' sort of evened up matters by whiffing nine of Bolden's pets. Toussaint Allen, Louis Santop, and Cason were particularly troublesome with their war clubs and they came near damaging the portside hurler from Quakertown beyond repair in the third when they nicked his delivery for five nasty swats. Right off the bat, Hilldale tallied, Bill Francis being hit by a pitched ball, after which Toussaint Allen and Louis Santop singled. They got four more in the third. Millville got going in the fith. Robinson strolled, Walker flied out to Harper; Lewis doubled to center, scoring Robinson, Weinert singled over second, Neild fanned, O'Brien rattled the right field fence with a terrific crash that chased Lewis over and then Donahue sent Flournoy to the showers with his circuit clout. Stark, another left hander, went to the mound and got along famously until the sixth, being helped by his teammates, who got a one-run lead in the sixth and another in the ninth. Then came the last half of the ninth. Robinson was thrown out by Bill Francis, Walker beat out an infield hit, Lewis walked, Weinert rolled out to Toussaint Allen, who threw badly in an attempt to make a double play, and Walker counted. Neild whaled a two-sack wallop down the left field foul line and Lewis brought over the tying run, the O'Brien hit another two-bagger in the same spot and the game was over."

August 3, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldales Whitewash Stetsons - Darby, Pennsylvania, August 3. - The Stetson Hatters went down to defeat at the hands of Willis Flournoy, who held them to three hits. The only run of the game was made by Bill Francis, who scored on an error with the bases full."

August 4, 1920

Camden, NJ
"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

Darby, PA
"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 6, 1920

Millville, NJ
"Baseball - Union Lake Park - Millville - Friday 5 p.m. - Hilldale"

Millville, NJ
"Francis Stars, but Hilldale Loses - Millville, New Jersey, August 6. - Otis Starks' inability to field an easy bunt in the ninth frame cost Manger Belden of the Hilldales a hard game, as three runs followed this slip. Lefty Winart, the Philadelphia National League recruit, was on the mound for the locals and was hit freely. Bill Francis, formerly of the American Giants, electrified the crowd by his sensational fielding."

August 7, 1920

Darby, PA
"Tesreau's Bears Trimmed - Darby, Pennsylvania, August 7. - Jeff Tesreau's Bears had things their own way in the first frame today and started clawing things up. Scrappy Brown, the first batter, walked. Louis Santop, in an effort to catch him, threw to right field and the runner went to third. Willis Flournoy fanned. Hunter walked, going to second when King fanned. Louis Santop caught a line off second and he was trapped, but eluded the Hilldale infield until Scrappy Brown started from third home and the whole local team shifted their scene of action. Scrappy Brown managed to get back to third safe after some clever foot work and Kline perched on second. Paige singled and two runs went over. That was all for the visitors. The home club tied the score in the sixth and went into the lead in the seventh on hits and good base running."

August 8?, 1920

Darby, PA
"Three Homers - Darby, Pennsylvania. - In a game which ended 4 to 2 in favor of Hilldale, Dean got Fleisher's only hit, a homer in the third, and Deighan was safe on Down's error and assisted by two sacrifices, scored. Dick Whitworth's circuit punch was the longest ever made on the grounds. Louis Santop counted in the fourth frame that tied things up. In the fifth, after Otto Briggs singled, Bill Francis sent a home run over the right field fence."

August 10, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Santop's Homer Does the Trick - Camden, New Jersey, August 10. - Hilldale won today's contest with Pencoyd on the Third and Erie streets ground in a Garrison finish, 5 to 3. Willis Flournoy had baffled 13 of the ironworkers on the strike-out route, but it remained for Louis Santop to bring home the bacon in the ninth with a drive off the lot."

August 13, 1920

Chester, PA
"Santop Like Ruth - Chester, Pennsylvania, August 13. - In a twilight game here this evening Hilldale gave the American Steel Company team a trouncing on the grounds at Third and Morton streets, 5 to 1. Hilldale had scored two more runs in the ninth and had the bases loaded when the game was called on account of darkness. Louis Santop was puposefully walked on three occaasions. Hilldale hit opportunely in the fourth, the runs resulting from four singles, a two-bagger and a sacrifice. Louis Santop's work behind the bat featured the game."

August 14, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldales Drop 14-Inning Game - Darby, Pennsylvania, Saturday. - It took 14 innings of nerve-racking playing for Lit Brothers to beat Hilldale for a chance, it coming as the first defeat in the last eight games played by Edward Bolden's ball team. Slaughter has been troublesome to the Hilldales for the past two seasons, and while he was touched up in a rather free manner in this game, his teammates were doing more damage to Dick Whitworth, who was met in his usual good form. It was anybody's game for the last six frames and both sides had opportunity after opportunity snuffed out in the last part of the game. The whole complexion of the battle was changed when George Johnson allowed Bakey to go from second base home, with him holding the ball and giving the store boys the desired edge and to which they added one more for good measure when Harkness sent Sheehan home with a healthy single to center."

Darby, PA
"Lit Brothers got back at Hilldale when the Darbyites were forced to acknowledge defeat at the end of fourteen innings, 6 to 4. Both first basemen were kept busy. Toussaint Allen, of Hilldale, having thirty put-outs, and Foulke, of Lit Brothers, getting twenty-four."

August 15, 1920

Brooklyn, NY
"Hilldale to Play Ivanhoes - Brooklyn, New York, August 13. - Edward Holden's Hilldale team will be the attraction at Ivanhoe Oval this Sunday vs. Ivanhoe Athletic Club in a twin bill. Dick Whitworth and Phil Cockrell will be on the mound for the visitors."

Long Island, NY
"Hilldale Wins Twin Bill - Long Island, New York, August 15 (Special). - Stark and Flournoy were a puzzle this afternoon to the Ivanhoe Athletic Club and Hilldale returned with both ends of a doubleheader, 11 to 2 and 10 to 2."

Long Island, NY
"At Ivanhoe Park - Hilldale 11, Ivanhoe Athletic Club 2. Second Game Hilldale 10, Ivanhoe Athletic Club 2."

August 17, 1920

Bridesburg, PA
"Bridesburg Loses - Drops Well-Played Contest to Hilldale Team, Score 2 to 0 - Bridesburg played Hilldale last evening in a twilight contest at Richmond and Orthodox Streets before the largest crowd of the season, but the uptowners were compelled to acknowledge a 2-0 defeat. Potter pitched good ball, as did Rector. The Bridesburg club plays North Phillies tomorrow on the home grounds. On Friday night Bridesburg meets Dobson on the latter's field."

Bridesburg, PA
"Blanks for Bridesburg - Hilldale Uses Whitewash Brush on Uptowners in Seven-Inning Game - Hilldale shut out the Bridesburg team in a well-played game last night at Richmond and Orthodox Streets before one of the largest crowds of the season. The game went only seven innings and during that time the Darbyites' managed to count once in the second and again in the sixth. Louis Santop played a big part in both tallies."

August 18, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Hilldale Blanks Camden in Pitching Duel, 2 to 0 - Hilldale passed out another basket of goose eggs to the Camden Athletic Club yesterday afternoon on the Third and Erie streets grounds, Camden, New Jersey, giving Ben Gilbert's charges the short end of a 2 to nothing score. The battle was centered in the pitching department of the contenders, and backed up by some good fielding kept the hits well scattered, except in the first frame of Hilldale's turn at bat, when Briggs opened the game with a single and was sacrificed by Francis to the second station and scored on Toussaint Allen's single to center. The last run was also earned."

August 19, 1920

Darby, PA
"Cubans Beat Hilldale in 11th - Darby, Pennsylvania, August 20. - Eleven innings were required to decide yesterday's game at Hilldale Park between Ed Bolden's team and the Cuban Stars. The Cubans nosed out Hilldale, 2 to 1. Willis Flournoy dumped his own game when with a two out in the ninth he made a bad heave in fielding a bunt that should have wound up the game on the right side."

Darby, PA
* Same article, from the Philadelphia Inquirer

August 20, 1920

Brooklyn, NY
"Double Victory to Hilldale - Brooklyn, New York, August 20. - Ed Bolden's Hilldale team won a double victory over the Ivanhoes at Ivanhoe Oval, scored 11 to 2 and 10 to 2. Willis Flournoy and Stark were the moundmen for the Smoketown crew."

Chester, PA
"Sun Ship Unable to Score on Hilldale Team - Bunching hits in the sixth inning when three bunts, a single, a double and a triple, and two errors netted six runs put the Sun Ship out of the going in a twilight game with Hilldale at Chester yesterday evening, the Darby boys winning by the shutout route, 7 to 0. Stark allowed two hits for the six frames and then the game had to be called on account of darkness."

August 22, 1920

Brooklyn, NY
"Hilldale Loses Pair to Bushwicks, of Brooklyn - Brooklyn, New York, August 22 (Special) - The Hilldale team of Darby, Pennsylvania, lost today to Bushwick, Dexter Park a twin bill 7 to 6 and 7 to 1. The first contest was a thriller all the way and was taken from the Pennsylvania team in the last inning through a succession of singles. Inability to connect safely with Alson's benders proved the visitors stumbling block in the second contest."

August 23, 1920

Wilmington, DE
"Hilldale Cops Again - Takes Measure of Wilminton Team, Scoring 11 Runs to Opponent's 3 - Wilmington, Deleware, August 23. - In a twilight game Hilldale took the measure of Harlan-Hollingsworth at the local park this afternoon in a perfect slugfest, the Darby boys driving Molyneaux from the box in the fifth inning and showed only little respect for his successor, giving the Delaware team the short end of the score, 11 to 3."

August 24, 1920

Paulsboro, NJ
"Another For Hilldale - Paulsboro, August 24. - Hilldale defeated Paulsboro, 6 to 4, today. Louis Santop hit a homer in the first inning with Toussaint Allen on first. Bunny Downs's fielding and Louis Santop's pegging to bases and the work of Gage and Roche featured. The fast work of the home team defensively kept the score down, although McVey handed out seven passes."

Paulsboro, NJ
"Hilldale Wins at Paulsboro - Paulsboro, New Jersey, August 24 (Special). - Six to four was the final score of a brilliant twilight game between Paulsboro and Hilldale of Darby, this evening. The turnout was the largest this season. The fast work of the home team defensively kept the score down, although McVey had trouble at times in locating the rubber and handed out seven passes, some of which were intentional."

August 25, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Whitworth Stars - Camden, New Jersey, August 25. - Whitworth was in rare form when Hilldale met the M.H. Smith & Brothers team in the Third and Erie streets grounds, defeating the sporting boys, 5 to 1. He fanned 16 batters and allowed but four hits, two of which came in the fifth and resulted in a tally. McKenty was hit hard, but was backed up in great shape in the pinches. Briggs' hitting and base running featured the contest. Louis Santop was kept busy conducting on the strike-out route, collecting checks passed out by Dick Whitworth."

Camden, NJ
"Cinch for Hilldale - Colored Champions Defeat Marshall E. Smith on Jersey Lot, Score 5 to 1. - Marshall E. Smith was outclassed by the strong Hilldale team yesterday afternoon at Third Street and Erie Avenue, Camden, by 5 to 1."

August 26, 1920

Darby, PA
"Hilldale in Tenth - Darby, Pennsylvania, August 26 - Hilldale set a hot pace for Lit Brothers at Hilldale Park, but were forced to go an extra inning to get the decision, 3 to 2. - Both pitchers were hit freely, but were backed up in sensational style by their teammates. Harkness was nearly the whole show for the visitors, scoring two runs, registering 2 hits, stealing 3 bases and also captured 5 hard chances in the field. Bunny Downs and Bill Francis brought the occupants of the stands to their feet with sensational work in the field. Bunny Downs picked the store boys off at first base with lightning throws on apparently safe drives back of third base that escaped Captain Bill Francis on two occasions."

Darby, PA
"Lit Bros. Defeated in Extra Inning - Another gruelling extra inning game was waged between Hilldale and Lit Brothers at Hilldale Park yesterday afternoon. Ed Bolden Boulder taking the measure of Sam Germon's pets by the score of 3 to 2, the game being decided in the tenth inning. Bill Francis, first up, walked, Toussaint Allen then sacrificed him ahead. Louis Santop was purposely walked and John Cason also received four balls. Chaney White sent up a sacrifice fly to Kaye, Bill Francis scoring the winning run after the catch."

Darby, PA
"Hilldale Beats Lit Brothers - Hilldale set a hot pace for Lit Bros yesterday afternoon at Hilldale Park, but were forced to go an extra inning to get the decision, 3 to 2."

August 27, 1920

Camden, NJ
"Hilldale Blanked - Camden, New Jersey, August 27. - Hilldale handed out a basket of goose eggs to the Camden Athletic Club. Both of the Pennsylvania lads' runs were earned."

August 29, 1920

Brooklyn, NY
"Games for Hilldale - Local Team to Meet Tesreau's Bears in New York - After considerable dickering Philadelphia's leading semipro team, the Hilldale nine, has accepted terms to play a return double-header with Jeff Tesreau's Bears at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman Street subway station, New York, Sunday afternoon. About a month ago these teams engaged in two thrilling contests before a record crowd at the oval and broke even. Since then the Hilldales have been anxious to have the Bears cross bats with them at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, but Tesreau refused to play away from home."

Brooklyn, NY
"Hilldales Strengthened for Games With Bears - Word was received here yesterday that the Hilldale team of Philadelphia, which is carded to meet Jeff Tesreau's Bears at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman Street subway station, tomorrow afternoon, has signed two star players of the Indianapolis Giants, champions of the Middle West, and that these players will make their debut with the Hilldales here. The Hilldales yesterday won their third consecutive game of the week in Philadelphia. Louis Santop and Bill Francis, former stars of the Lincoln and Royal Giants, each connected for a home run. The Hilldales a few weeks ago broke even with the Bears in the first game of their series."

Brooklyn, NY
"Hilldale to Play Bears - New York, August 20. - Edward Bolden's Hilldale team of Darby, Pennsylvania is scheduled to engage Jeff Tesreau's Bears in a twin bill at Dyckman Oval Sunday, August 29. The smoketown crew appear to have the number of Jeff's boys, having trimmed them in a 3 to 2 victory at Darby two Saturdays ago. In their meeting at Dyckman a few weeks ago each won a game. Big Jeff will pitch against Dick Whitworth in the nightcap."

Brooklyn, NY
"Hillsdale Nine to Meet Tesreau's Bears Sunday - After considerable dickering Philadelphia's champion semi-pro team, the Hillsdale nine, has accepted terms to play a double-header with Jeff Tesreau's Bears at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman Street subway station, Sunday afternoon. About a month ago these teams engaged in two thrilling contests before a record crowd at the oval and broke even. Since then the Hillsdales have been anxious to have the Bears cross bats with them at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, but Tesreau refused to play away from home on a Sunday."

Brooklyn, NY
"Big Double Header - This Sunday, August 29th - Ed Bolden's Hillsdales vs. Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval, New York - Admission 50c."

Brooklyn, NY
"Whitworth Meets Tesreau Sunday in Pitchers' Battle - New York, August 27. - The attraction at Dyckman Oval Sunday will be Edward Bolden's Hilldales, who will attempt to take both ends of a twin bill from Jeff Tesreau and his small bears. In the opener, Phil Cockrell, who is about well from a sprained ankle, will oppose Godfrey, who recently pitched two shut-out games in one day. The nightcap will bring Dick Whitworth and Savage, is considerably strengthened Tesreau together. Jeff's team, according to Manager, since they met the Smoke Town crew here a few weeks ago, and are out of win both games. Bill Francis, Otto Briggs, Bunny Downs, Louis Santop, the Babe Ruth of semi-pro ball, and other stars will be in the visitor's line-up."

Brooklyn, NY
"Hilldales and Bears in Double Bill To-day - With an all-star aggregation that would do justice to the best of the minor league teams, the Hilldales, champions of Philadelphia, will take the field against Jeff Tesreau's Bears this afternoon at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman Street subway station, in the second of a series of three double headers. The Hilldales will bring with them four former stars of the Royal Giants and Lincoln Stars, including Home Run Bill Francis and Louis Santop. Santop is the greatest colored catcher in the country."

Brooklyn, NY
"Whitworth Wins Duel - New York, September 3. - Ed Bolden's Hilldales and Jeff Tesreau's crew split even Sunday in a twin bill, scores 3 to 2 and 2 to 1. The first encounter went to the visitors, Whitworth having a little the better of Fullerton in a pitching duel. The last game was a hair-raising affair, the Bears collecting the needed tally in a ninth-inning rally. Phil Cockrell opposed Jeff Tesreau, and, as usual, the big fellow got the breaks."

Brooklyn, NY
"Tesreau's Bears Break Even. Tesreau's Bears yesterday broke even in their double header with the Hilldale Baseball Club at Dyckman Oval. The visiting club won the first game by 3 to 2, while the home nine triumphed in the second contest by 2 to 1. Fullerton, the no hit artist, allowed the Hilldales only four hits in the first game. Tesreau pitched the other game."

August 30, 1920

Norristown, PA
"At Norristown, Pennsylvania, August 30 - Hilldale 5, Norristown Professionals 4."

Norristown, PA
"Hilldale Downs Norristown - Norristown, Pennsylvania, August 30 (Special). - Hilldale came from behind after Norristown Professionals had the game all packed away and scored three runs in the eighth, defeating Norristown, 5 to 4. Potteiger's one-hand running catch in the fourth featured. Darkness called the game in the eighth."