August 2, 1920
"Baseball - Seldom has Washington looked forwards to an athletic event with as much interest as the local populace is looking forward to the baseball games to be played next Monday and Tuesday between the great Cuban Stars of Havana, and the celebrated Lincoln Giants, of New York. Indications are that a record-breaking crowd will greet these two wonderful colored teams when they take the field in what is generally regarded as the most important 'big league' series to be played in the East this season by colored teams, save the regular colored World Series which will be played in New York or in Washington the latter part of September."
"Cubans to Play Here. - Havana Stars and Lincoln Giants Are to Meet Twice. - The Lincoln Giants of New York, holders of the World Championship, among colored base ball clubs, and the Cuban Stars of Havana will clash at American League Park Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Both teams have been traveling at a fast clip in exhibition games in the East. Cyclone Joe Williams of the Lincoln Giants and Juan Padrón, the Cuban strike-out hurler, are to be mound opponents in the opening game. Johnson, the black Babe Ruth, will appear in the Giants' lineup."
August 3, 1920
"Lincoln Giants of New York vs. Cuban Stars of Havana, at Washington, DC."
August 6, 1920
New York, NY
"Lincoln Giants Defeated - New York, August 6. - The Lincoln Giants were swamped by the Downey Shipyard team at the Catholic Protectory Grounds last week, score 10 to 1. The white boys worked Al Reavis for 11 hits."
August 8, 1920
New York, NY
"Each Wins a Game - New York, New York, August 13. - The Cuban Stars and Lincoln Giants each won a game in the double-header at the Catholic Protectory Grounds Sunday. The Islanders annexed the first tilt, 9 to 1, and the Lincolns annexed the whitewash brush in the sunset tilt, 3 to 0. Al Reavis allowed the Cubans 3 hits."
August 19, 1920
"Lincoln Giants Defeat All-Newtown - Newtown, August 19 - Lincoln Giants defeated All-Newtown in a fast game by the score of 6-2. Primrose's fielding and Maher's hitting were the features. Johnson pitched well."
August 20, 1920
"Lincolns in Tie Game - New York, August 20. - The Lincoln Giants downed the Highbridge Athletics 4 to 3 Sunday at the Catholic Protectory grounds in a well-played game. In the second contest against the Jersey City Red Sox the teams battled to a 5 to 5 tie, the game being called on account of darkness. Joe Williams, who hurled against the Sox, got started bad, allowing the Jerseyites to put across three tallies in the first frame. Again in the fifth, he was hit freely, which counted for two runs."
August 20, 1920
"Double Win to Lincolns - New York, New York, August 27. - Sunday at the Catholic Protectory grounds the Lincoln Giants triumphed in a double header. In the first game the Hobokens were the victims, score 8 to 0, and in the nightcap the New York Fire Deapertment team were defeated 5 to 4 in 11 innings."
August 29, 1920
"Big Double Header - At Ebbetts Field, Brooklyn - Sunday, August 29 - Lincoln Giants vs. Bacharach Giants - First Game Called 2:00 P.M."
"Lincoln Giants vs. Bacharachs Sunday - Brooklyn, New York, August 27. - The attraction for Sunday at Ebbet's Field will be a double-header between the Lincoln Giants and the Bacharach Giants. A few weeks ago these teams split even in a twin bill, and two hard fought games are looked forward to. In the last game Dick Redding will oppose Joe Williams, and a battle royale as usual when these men meet will be in order. The first game will be called at 2 p.m."
"Battle of Giants Due Sunday in Flatbush - A battle of Giants will take place at Ebbets Field Sunday afternoon when the Lincoln Giants of this city and the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City clash in the second of their series of double-headers for the colored championship of the East. A month ago these teams broke even in their first series. Cannon Ball Dick Redding, who on that occasiona beat Joe Williams, 5 to 0, again will hook up with Williams in the curtain raiser."
"Bacharach to Aid Poor - Two of the best semipro teams in the East, the famous Bacharach Giants, of Atlantic City, and the Lincoln Giants, of this city, will help swell the coal fund for Brooklyn's poor when they clash in a double-header at Ebbets' Field, Brooklyn, on Sunday. "Cannon Ball Dick" Redding and Stringbean Williams will be the pitchers for the Bacharachs."
"Two teams of 'Giants' At Ebbets Field To-day - Brooklyn fans will not have to worry this afternoon about not having any major league ball game across the bridge, as Charley Ebbets, in the absence of the Dodger, has arranged a game for Ebbets Field between two of the strongest semi-pro teams in the East, the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City, and the Lincoln Giants of this city. A month ago the Bacharachs and Lincolns played two exciting contests at the Brooklyn field and broke even. Dick Redding and Joe Williams will pitch in the opening game of the bargain bill, which will start at 3 o'clock."
September 4, 1920
"Dover, New Jersey, September 10. - The Lincoln Giants, with Joe Williams catching, were defeated here Saturday by the W. & A.F. Co. team, score 3 to 2. The home team unearthed a star pitcher in Morbach, who let the fast New Yorkers down with 5 bingles. Twelve thousand fans saw the game."
September 6, 1920
"Lincoln Giants vs. Tesreau's Labor Day - New York, New York, August 27. - Jeff Tesreau's Bears will play the Lincoln Giants a double header at Dyckman Oval Labor Day afternoon. Joe Williams has strengthened his team in the past few weeks and expects to take both tilts. Tesreau's team played the Cuban Stars to a standstill Sunday and will be ready for anything the Giants have up their sleeve. The first game will start at 2 p.m. sharp. There will be a brass band of 40 pieces to play the jazz between innings. Jeff and Joe will hook up in the last encounter, and if both are right, patrons will see the game of games."
"Big Double Header - Labor Day, Monday, September 6, Lincoln Giants vs. Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval - Admission 50c"
"Lincoln Giants vs. Tesreaus, Labor Day - New York, September 3. - Joe Williams and his Lincoln Giants will hook up with Jeff Tesreau's Bears in a double-header Monday afternoon (Labor Day) at Dyckman Oval. When these teams met a short while ago, they staged one of the greatest slugfests seen around these parts this season. Each won a game on that occasion, and as their series is an even affair both teams will be out for both ends of the twin bill."
September 12, 1920
"Lincoln Giants Defeated - Dover, New Jersey, September 17. - Last Sunday the Lincoln Giants journeyed across the ferry to meet defeat at the hands of the fast Fletchers; score 14 to 7."
September 15, 1920
"Jerseyites to Play Lincolns - Newark, New Jersey, September 10. - Wednesday afternoon at Meadowbrook Oval, the Lincoln Giants are scheduled to meet the Meadowbrook Athletic Club. The game will be held in connection with a monster athletic meet, under the auspices of the New Jersey Urban League."
September 19, 1920
"Lincoln 3, Fletchers 0 - Dover, New Jersey, September 24. - The Lincoln Giants went across the ferry Sunday to Dover, New Jersey and met defeat at the hands of the home boys, Score 3 to 0."
September 26, 1920
"Big Double Header - This Sunday - September 26 - Lincoln Giants vs. Tesreau's Bears at Dyckman Oval Admission 50c"
"Lincoln Giants vs. Tesreaus - New York, New York, September 24. - What promises to be the season's best attraction is scheduled for Dyckman Oval Sunday when the Lincoln Giants meet Tesreau's Bears in a twin bill. When these teams met a short time ago a slugfest was the features of both games. Joe Williams the old reliable, will oppose big Jeff Tesreau in the night cap."
"Tesreaus Lose Two - New York, October 1. - Jeff Tesreau and his little Bears were the victims in two games Sunday at the hands of the Lincoln Giants; scores, 2 to 1 and 9 to 5. Reavis, who pitched the opener for the Protectory grounds boys, was yanked out in the eighth frame, allowing Joe Williams to save the game. Seven thousand fans witnessed the games."
October 9, 1920
"McGraw Men to Play at Dyckman Oval - The New York National League Club will make its farewell appearance Saturday afternoon at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman Street subway station, against the Lincoln Giants. On Sunday there will be a double header between Jeff Tesreau's Bears and a combination of major league stars. Unlike most barnstorming teams, which are made up of bench warmers and a few of the stars, the Giants are to remain intact. Perritt and Barnes will be the pitchers and Snyder will be on the receiving end. Kelly will be at first, with Doyle, Bancroft and Frisch making up the rest of the infield, while the outer garden will be patrolled by Young, Spencer and Burns."
"Giants at Dyckman Oval - The barnstorming Giants will play at Dyckman Oval on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. On Saturday the McGraw men will meet the Lincoln Giants, while on Sunday their opponents will be the Tesreau's Bears."
"New York, New York, October 15. - The Lincoln Giants, with Joe Williams on the firing line, defeated the New York Giants, with Jess Barnes and Pol Perritt pitching, at Dyckman Oval Saturday by the score of 4 to 1. Larry Doyle, George Kelly, Bancroft, Benny Kauff, Gonzales and Smith were in the line-up. Williams struck out 13 batters."
October 10, 1920
"Giants at Dyckman Oval Today and Tomorrow - Those fans who plugged for the Giants to win the National League pennant and were then disappointed because the National Leaguers could not play a post season series with the Yankees, will have another opportunity of watching their favorites in action when the regular Giant team is thrown against the Lincoln Giants and Jeff Tesreau's Bears, at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman Street subway station this afternoon and tomorrow. Today the Giants will play one game, and on Sunday two against the Bears. Pol Peritt and Jess Barnes will do the twirling for the Giants and Frank Snyder will do the catching. Big (illegible) Kelly and Larry Doyle and Davy Bancroft will be in the infield line-up, with Young, Spencer and Burns doing duty in the outfield."
October 23, 1920
Long Island, NY
"Ninth Inning Rally Fails - Long Island City, October 29. - The fast Springfields defeated the Lincoln Giants at Recreation Park Saturday by the close score of 5 to 4. The Giants made a desperate effort to pull the game out of the fire by scoring two runs in the ninth. Reavis was the losing pitcher."
October 24, 1920
"Lincoln Giants Win Two - New York, October 29. - The Lincoln Giants Sunday defeated Tesreau's Bears in both games of a double header at Dyckman Oval, winning the opening game by 8 to 4 and the second by 6 to 3. Williams held the Bears to five hits in the second game. Ed Rile, who pitched the opener for the Giants, was touched for nine safeties."
October 31, 1920
New York, NY
"Lincoln Giants vs. Tesreaus Sunday - New York, October 29. - Not satisfied with their double defeat at the hands of the Lincoln Giants Sunday, Connie Savage has booked Joe Williams and his men for another tilt this Sunday at Dyckman Oval. In their 12 game series the Lincolns have two games the better of the argument and the Bears will make every effort to even up the series. Fullerton will oppose Ed Rile in the opener, while Big Jeff Tesreau and Joe Williams will hook up in the sunset tilt."
Big Double Header - This Sunday - October 31 - Lincoln Giants vs. Tesreau's Bears at Dyckman Oval - Admission 50c"
"Tesreaus Win Two Games By Tenth Inning Rally - New York, November 5. - Jeff Tesreau's Bears turned the tables on the Lincoln Giants Sunday at Dyckman Oval when they took both ends of a twin bill, scores 9 to 8 and 1 to 0. the dinner tilt was called at the end of the sixth inning on account of darkness. Spottswood Poles, Thomas, Jenkins and Kelly were credited with home runs during the day. These games officially closed the semi-pro baseball season in the East."
November 5, 1920
Los Angeles, CA
"Lincoln Giants Off to Coast - Los Angeles, California, November 12. - The Lincoln Giants of New York City arrived here Friday of last week to take part in the California Winter League organized by the Southern California Baseball Managers' association. Play starts November 14."
November 11, 1920
San Diego, CA
"Colored Giants Coming to Play Here Thursday - The Alexander Giants, colored champs of the west, come to town on Armistice day to battle Tom Downey's San Diegans at the stadium. The cream of the Darktown tribes, raked in from Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Salt Lake, Los Angeles and points west, are touring under the technical name of Alexander's Giants. They made Vernon extend themselves to the limit to win over them a week ago sunday in Los Angeles and are press-agented as some fast pumpkins with the baseball. They come here thursday for a single battle, after which the San Diego team will pack up and go to Los Angeles to play the same team two games up there, one on Saturday, the other Sunday. there are two luminant colored clubs in southern California this winter - The Alexander Giants and the New York Lincoln Giants. The last named club, boasting 16 ball tossers, arrived in Los Angeles last Thursday. They came all the way from New York to spend the winter on the coast. Only recently they battled the Chicago American Giants for the colored championship of the world, and lost after a bitter fight through two series. These teams, made up of colored stars who could be in the big show but for their ebony skin, can be depended upon to make a great hit with San Diego audiences. San Diegans will recall the two visits of Rube Foster and his Chicago gang. Both Alexanders and the Lincoln Giants are ranked as better ball clubs than the clubs Foster brought west."
Los Angeles, November 12. - The New York Lincoln Giants (colored) defeated the Vernon Coast league champions here yesterday, 4 to 1. Jesse Hubbard, the last word in colored pitching finesse, let the Vernon sluggers down with seven hits and held them safe with ease. 'Wheezer' Dell was knocked from the box in the fourth and was relieved by Piercy, who held the New Yorkers safe the remainder of the way."
November 14, 1920
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
"Pitcher Lee Meadows on Mound for Locals Friday - Lee Meadows - San Diego's New Pitcher - With one exception - and that Grove Cleveland Alexander - the bespectacled genius of the pitching slab, Lee Meadows of the Phillies, is considered the best pitcher in the National League. Lee Meadows has been signed by Manager Tom Downey to hurl for the San Diego club Friday afternoon at the stadium, when the locals clash in the first game of the series with the New York Lincoln Giants, colored champions of the universe. The great right hander is spending a few weeks in Southern California. He was secured yesterday, the consent of Manager Cravath, of the Phillies, at whose home he is visiting at Laguna Beach, being obtained. Lee Meadows will hurl Friday and may take up the burden on the Sabbath as well. His reputation as an iron man is well known."
"Phillies Star Signs to Hurl for San Diego - Lincoln Giants Must Face Great National League Server in Opener - Tom Downey is going to spread a lot of class around the stadium ball lot Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The invastion of San Diego by big baseball talent is about to take place. Of course Sunday's attraction will head 'em all, for Tyrus Raymon Cobb, the greatest in baseball, will then frolic on the sand for the plaudits of the San Diego throng. Sharing attention with him will be the Nonsense Twins, Nick Altrock and Carl Sawyer. Any other time the presence of the Coast champions, the Vernon Tigers, would be considered quite a distinction. They battle the locals Sunday, and it is against them Cobb, Sawyer and Altrock will perform. But Downey has not stopped there. Yesterday he landed another prize beauty for his assortment of stellar diamond beings. This one happens to be Lee 'Spec' Meadows, the famous right hander of the Philadelphia Nationals, for the past three years given a niche as next to Alexander in heaving greatness in his particular league. Lee Meadows will pitch for San Diego Friday afternoon, when the Downey battlers open against the New York Lincoln Giants. Giants Come Friday - The Lincoln Giants, be it known, claim the colored championship of the world. They are on the West Coast to spend the Winter. They play at the stadium Friday and Saturday and then depart to make way for the Vernon champs over Sunday. Manager Downey plans to make a clean sweep of both series. With this in mind he is strengthening. - Wants One More - "I'm after one more big leaguer," said the San Diego manager this morning. "If I get him I'll be satisfied. I'm trying to give San Diego a winner regardless of expense, and I think the fans will be well pleased with our lineup for the coming engagements when we give it out."
"Downey's Outfit Loses Two Games - Lincoln Giants, Crack Colored Team, Beats Locals in North; Will Play Here. - They hung crape on us twice, and, believe me, they have some ball team." This is the word which Captain Tom Downey of the San Diego diamond artists sent here yesterday from Los Angeles, where his club was defeated 6 to 1 Saturday and 3 to 0 yesterday by the Lincoln Giants, declared to be the fastest team of colored professionals ever playing in the West. The Lincoln Giants will be here for a return engagement with the locals in Friday and Saturday games at the stadium, these games being a part of the weekend baseball program which will be climaxed near Sunday when Ty Cobb plays center field for San Diego in a game with the Vernon champions. "The Lincoln Giants will show the fans some baseball and my team must be at its best to hold them." was Downey's declaration. In the Saturday game the Giants beat 'Lefty' Thmoas. Yesterday they were outhit in the ratio of 2 to 1 by the San Diegans, but the Giants made three runs on their four hits and San Diego went scoreless on its eight. Hill pitched for Downey's club ysterday. Jesse Hubbard, recognized as one of the foremost colored pitchers of the United States, was on the slab for the Lincoln Giants. The Saturday and Sunday games in Los Angeles drew big crowds."
November 19, 1920
San Diego, CA
"Week Will Show Plenty Baseball - Lincoln Giants Will Be Here for Friday and Saturday Games; Cobb for Sunday. - What probably will prove the biggest program of baseball here this winter will be offered this week and the card will contain the big attractions of the season. These are the Lincoln Giants, a colored professional team of Los Angeles; the great Ty Cobb, the Vernon Coast league champions and Captain Tom Downey's local outfit. According to present plans the San Diegans and the Lincoln Giants will cross bats in the stadium Friday and Saturday, while Cobb will be here Sunday to play centerfielder for San Diego in the contest with Vernon. Although it has not been definitely settled, there is a possibility that San Diego and the Lincoln Giants will engage in a three-game series. It is definitely settled that there will be the games of Friday and Saturday afternoons and whether the series will be made three games and be begun Thursday afternoon has not been announced as yet. The Lincoln Giants are declared to be a whizz of a ball team. Jesse Hubbard, star pitcher for the colored aggregation, is reputed to have a world of stuff and in a recent Los Angeles game he had the Vernon Tigers at his mercy. Spottswood Poles, an outfielder with the Giants, has for several years been known as the colored Cobb of baseball. He is the club's lead-off man and is said to be a speedy fellow on the paths. Another star with the ducky outfit is Bill Pettus, who plays first. He has played ball here before, being a member of Rube Foster's club which tangled on many occasions in the old games at Athletic Park when San Diego boasted of the strongest ball club ever organized for regular winter pastiming."
San Diego, CA
"Lincoln Giants to Open Series Here on Friday - There is a hard row ahead of the San Diego ball tossers. Friday and Saturday afternoons they collide with the New York Lincoln Giants, one of the fastest colored aggregations of ball players in America. These frays will be played in the stadium. Realizing the strength of the dusky athletes, Manager Downey is in pursuit of additions to the home swatting crew. He hopes to sign two new nationally known stars by nightfall. The Lincoln Giants, since coming to the coast, have twice defeated the Vernon Coast league champions, and last week trapled Downey's men in a brace of conflicts. There's a record which speaks for itself. The Lincoln Giants are undisputed semi-pro champions of New York City and runners-up for the colored championship of the world, for which honor they were defeated by the Chicago American Giants. At least half a dozen of the colored demons would be in the majors if you could whitewash them. Jesse Hubbard, their right-handed pitching star, has smoke and a tunnel ball which has opposing batsmen blinded. He stopped Vernon with seven hits and kept them scattered all over the pastime. The shortstopper Bunny Downs, is a regular Moranville afield. He pulls stunts which would do credit to any infielder in the majors. He's a little fellow who covers an acre. Hill, the third sacker is a beautiful fielder and a fair sort of sticker. Spottswood Poles, the left garener, is considered to the be the best colored outfielder in baseball, while Bill Pettus, at first base, is a cleanup hitter who can knock 'em a mile. Manager Alexander of the Giants is bringing down a squad of 12 players. He intends to pocket the series if it can be done. Ping Gardner will pitch for the Giants on Friday, with Jesse Hubbard shooting them past on Saturday. Downey will give out his line-up tomorrow."
"Downey Clan Whips Lincoln Giants in Contested Game - Colored Tossers Dangerous Lot; Another Game on Today; Fans to See Cobb Tomorrow - Some ball team. Dangerous at any time. Full of ginger and fight. Working like a well-oiled machine. Contains several players capable of playing major league baseball. This is a thumbnail description of the New York Lincoln Giants, who were defeated by Captain Ton Downey's San Diegans in the stadium yesterday by a score of 4 to 3. The Giants will be back at the big bowl again this afternoon seeking revenge. Locals Get Early Jump on Visitors. - Not since the days of Rube Foster's invation of San Diego have fans 'lamped' colored players of the caliber the Lincoln Giants show. Thanks to a three-run lead which San Diego accumulated in the first frame and the homer by Jach Roche in the seventh, San Diego managed to eke out a victory, but a win was not certain until the last visitor had been disposed of, for the Giants took advantage of an opportunity in the eighth frame and made their three tallies. Downey did not have any weak organization to battle with yesterday. Neither did the Giants. It was a pretty game of baseball, and 'Spec' Meadows, of the Philadelphia Nationals, was in fair form. He had a lot of stuff, but could not get all of it working, for his arm was a trifle sore. Ping Gardener, working for the Lincoln Giants, also displayed a neat assortment and aside from the first inning, in which San Diego got the jump, he pitched satisfactory ball. Fans attending this afternoon's game will have opportunity to see Jesse Hubbard, termeed the colored Carl Mays of baseball, working for the Giants. Jesse Hubbard is rated the premier negro pitcher of the United States. He is a big fellow with back-breaking curves and mixes up his offerings with bewildering skill. Opposing Jesse Hubbard will be Elmer Hill. This young man lost a tough game to the Lincoln Giants in Los Angeles Sunday. They won on four hits, and so Elmer is extremely anxious to try his luck against them again. This afternoon's game will be called at 2:30 and the stage appears well set for another warm tilt."
November 20, 1920
San Diego, CA
"Colored Ace Will Fling at Locals Today - The colored pitching ace of baseball will mount the peak at the stadium this afternoon when the New York Lincoln Giants and San Diego combat in the second game of the series at 2:30 o'clock. Having been forced into defeat yesterday, the first sustained by the colored champions since they've been on the coast, Manager Alexander was prepared to shove Jesse Hubbard, the crack pitcher against Downey's men. Downey planned to use Elmer Hill for San Diego, although he might change at the last minute and send 'Speed' Martin, of the Chicago Cubs, to the knoll. In view of the fine game Elmer Hill pitched against the Giants in the north, it was practically certain he would be nominated. - Meadows Stopped 'Em - The Giants yesterday showed themselves to be a fighting aggregation. They made a great hit with the local fans, and but for the great pitching of Lee Meadows, the Philadelphia star Downey's gang would have been lucky to capture the contest. Meadows showed a world of stuff and had the Giants buffaloed until the eighth inning, when an infield bobble gave them life and they counted three runs which put them in striking distance. Roche Slaps Homer - The deciding factor was Jack Roche's home run into the left field bleachers. This blas carried a laugh with it. Spottswood Poles, the fleet left fielder, chased back of the screen, retreived the ball in time to make a play on Roche, but forgot the wire netting separating himself from the home plate, chucked the ball into the netting and almost was wounded when it bounched back to him. Ping Gardner pitched well for the Giants after a shaky first frame. Timely raps by the San Diego swatters accounted for three runs in the period. The fielding and hitting of Bunny Downs, the Lincoln Giants shortstop, was the feature of the game, asie from the pitching of Lee Meadows. Bunny Downs made plays yesterday which convinced the fans that the Giant managements is not boasting when they claim Bunny Downs the best colored infielder in baseball. Pete Compton carried his batting eye again and dented the ball for a pair of the locals' seven safeties. Compton has been hitting the ball at a .500 clip since joining the local club."
San Diego, CA
"Colored Players Vanquish Locals After Stiff Effort; Hubbard Tightens in Spots - It was a wicked contest at the stadium yesterday afternoon. The New York Lincoln Giants managed to get away with the long end of a 6 to 5 score after an arduous battle, thus making the series 50-50. A well-placed hit in a pinch in the ninth would have tied the score, but Gingiardi failed when put to the test and whiffed. Jesse Hubbard, the black ace, was on the hill for the colored clan. He was slapped hard by the home hitters, but tightened in the pinches and was thankful for some grand fielding on the part of his infield helpers. The Giants rambled off with a three-run lead in the first frame, reaching Elmer Hill with some opportune pokes which resulted in a parade over the plate. Hits by Spottswood Poles and Bill Pettus did the principal damage. When the second chapter cam around the first two duskies swatted Hill safely, whereon Manager Downey derricked the heaver and gave "Stubby" March, a local boy, a chance to stop the rivals, which he did. Mach showed a lot of stuff and pitched fine ball. He was steady as a veteran and made a big hit with the fans. Locals Break Ice. - San Diego broke the ice in the second. Hubbard apparently had them well in hand when Miner, the home left fielder, soaked the ball over the left field wall with Compton on the paths, thus being responsible for the two home markers. Safe swats were numerous during the battle and each of the pitchers had to "bear down" hard to prevent scoring at various times. Sensational fielding on the part of Franz Hosp repelled a bevy of dark skinned base runners from trickling across in the fourth, for the bases were filled when the shortstop made a grand play on what looked to be a hit from the mace of the powerful Bill Pettus. Hosp figured in three other fine fielding stunts before the afternoon was done, one a remarkable stop when Ginglardi tried for a double play at second base. Hosp made a one-hand stop and quick throw to Roche, which got the fleet Bunny Downs at that station. The Giants had previously added another counter in the third, to which they produced one more during the fifth stanza. Their final digit, which eventually proved to be the deciding run, came in the eighth as a result of Mach's error, a sacrifice and Ginglardi's error. Get to Hubbard - The home battlers found Hubbard in the fifth long enough to collect a pair of runs for themselves. The final counter came in the seventh. Krug got on with a hit, Compton walked, Roche singled and Bassler walked, forcing in a run. With the bases filled two gone and two relief Giant hurlers warming up in the bullpen, Ginglardi struck out. The rally in the ninth which for a time threatened to drag the game from the fire, started when Krug singled sharply to center. Compton against drew free transportation. Miner fouled out, Roche walked, Ginglardi again breezed at three curve balls in a crisis and the game was over."
November 27, 1920
San Diego, CA
"Winter League Formed; Games Here Saturday - Sunday - The Southern California Winter League was organized last night in Los Angeles with San Diego represented. The new circuit will be off with a jump this week, the Alexander Giants meeting Downey's men at the stadium on Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon, a total of three games. At the same time Dyas' L.A. club will meet san Bernadino, and the New York Lincoln Giants will cross bats with Carl Sawyer's San Pedro aggregation. There are six clubs constituting the league, those which have above been mentioned. B.H. Dyas of Los Angeles has been elected President of the organization, with W. Beckett of San Diego Vice President, and William Goodman of Los Angeles, Secretary and Treasurer. The season opens Saturday afternoon and will continue through Washington's birthday. The Alexander Giants who are to perform here Sunday, are the second outfit of colored stars on the Pacific coast. They boast the championship of all dark clubs West of the Mississippi, and have recently whipped the best teams playing Winter Ball in Los Angeles. Manager Downey is returning from the meeting in Los today. He probably will bring along several new stars for the home team. Downey has decided to retain Miner, the hard-hitting bluejacket who broke into the home lineup last Saturday afternoon in such fitting style. Downey is satisfied Miner will be a big-time player with a little more experience."
November 28, 1920
San Diego, CA
"Giants Coming Back for Tilts; League Planned - The New York Lincoln Giants are to play two games here this weekend. The fast colored stars are to clash with San Diego at the stadium Sunday morning and afternoon. the morning game is scheduled for 10:15 o'clock. These coming combats will mark the opening of the new Winter League of which San Diego is to be one of the six clubs comprising the circuit. Will Palmer, president of the home club, and Tom Downey, manager, departed today for Los Angeles, where he will attend a meeting which will formulate all plans for the organization. The clubs which will be included in the wheel are: San Diego, managed by Tom Downey. The Alexander Giants, colored. The New York Lincoln Giants. San Pedro, managed by Carl Sawyer. Dyas, managed by Bill Goodman. Universal City, managed by Sam Agnew. Two games are to be played each week and the schedule is proposed to include all Saturdays and Sundays through Washington's bithday."
San Diego, CA
"Sunday Baseball Program to Show Rivals in Action - Lincoln Giants Come Back for Sunday Morning and Afternoon Ball Tilts. - Innovation in local baseball. Stadium play for Sunday morning and afternoon. The card: San Diego vs. New York Lincoln Giants. In return engagements the Giants will be here for the two performances of Sunday. The before-dinner tilt will be on at 10:15, with the afternoon game at 2:30. Thus will the Winter league be opened and ysterday Bill Palmer, president of the local club and Tom Downey, its manager, were in Los Angeles conferring with other baseball men in drafting a schedule. The league will rake in six clubs, each one showing a strong lineup of professionals. Members of the organization will be San Diego, Alexander Giants, a colored team; New York Lincoln Giants, San Pedro, Dyas and Universal city. The schedule will continue over February 22, thus giving Southern California fans a long run of professional baseball this winter. The return of the Giants here Sunday will be acclaimed with great job by baseball bugs. They gave San Diego a battle each occasion - the standing being one-all."
December 5, 1920
San Bernadino, CA
"Lincoln Giants to Play at Urbita Park - Will Tackle Sam Agnew's Winter League Team Next Sunday afternoon - One of the Best Teams in America. - Unless the weather man interferes, there is going to be a real baseball game on the Urbita Stars diamond next Sunday when the famous Lincoln Giants of New York will tackle the Urbita Stars. This team of colored men has gone through its schedule so far on the coast without losing a game. It is regarded as the greatest aggregation of colored ball players ever gotten together. Los Angeles teams, made up of national, American and coast league stars have fallen before this team of ebony-colored diamond stars and they are coming out to take Sam Agnew's team's number next Sunday afternoon. Jesse Hubbard, the great pitcher of the Lincoln Giants, is rated as one of the best in America. He ranks with Alexander and the other great stars. Chet Thomas, of the Cleveland World's Champions, who has played against the Lincoln Giants, says if it were possible to give the Giants a place in either major league with three other pitchers in the same class as Hubbard the team would make every white team in either league hustle. "The Giants would not be last," is the way Thomas puts it. These same Giants may play in Riverside on Saturday afternoon, December 13, if the game can be arranged by Manager Sam Agnew, of the Urbita Stars."
December 10, 1920
"Famous Colored Team Will Play Riverside - Sam Agnew, of San Bernadino Winter League Team, Will Arrange Game Here December 10 With Lincoln Giants - Baseball fans of Riverside may get a chance to see the famous Lincoln Giants, champion colored team of America, in action here against San Bernardino's Winter League team. Sam Agnew, catcher of the San Francisco Coast League team, who is managing the San Berardino team, will try to arrange the game for Saturday, December 10. If that date is not available Agnew says he will arrange another date in order to have the fans of this city see the great colored team in action. 'Slim' Love, the San Francisco pitcher and former New York American, is pitching for the San Bernardino team. 'Bobby' Jones, third baseman of the Detroit Americans, who is living in Riverside, and three or four other big league and coast league players will be on the San Bernardino team. 'Chet' Thomas, who caught against San Bernardino yesterday for the Dyas team, considers the Lincoln Giants one of the best teams in America. They have not lost a game since coming to the coast."
December 11, 1920
"Baseball Fans to See Great Battle - Lincoln Giants, Champion Colored Team of America, Will Play Urbita Stars Here Tomorrow - One of the largest crowds that has ever attended a baseball game in this city is promised for tomorrow afternoon, when the Urbita Stars meet the famous Lincoln Giants, of New York, on the Evans Park diamond. Baseball fans who have followed the games played by this famous colored team are familiar with the record they have made since coming to Southern California. Every Winter League team has been bowled over by the colored stars, and these teams have been made up of stars that have made great records in the big and major leagues. Slim Love, formerly with the New York Americans, is scheduled to pitch for the Stars, while Jesse Hubbard, the colored Alexander of baseball, will do the pitching for the colored team. Riverside fans who like to see a great team in action and enjoy at the same time some great diamond comedy will do well to see this battle. The game will be called at 2:15 sharp."
"Lincoln Giants Play Here Today - Famous Colored Team Will Meet Urbita Stars at Evans Park; Slim Love on Mound for Latter Aggregation - Baseball fans are promised a rare treat in the game set for 2:15 this afternoon at Evans Park when the Urbita Stars meet the Lincoln Giants, famous colored aggregation of ball tossers. The Lincoln Giants come from New York, and they have been very successful in their contests with winter league teams throughout the country. The records hung up by the Giants are such that the Urbita Stars will have to hustle to best them. The latter team, however, will have a good man on the mound in the person of Slim Love, formerly with the New York American league team. Love will be remembered by many Riverside followers of baseball as a man who has been the terror of many who have faced him at the plate."
"Cannon Ball Dick Redding and Cyclone Joe Williams will be given two engraved silver loving cups by Harry and Frank's famous men's furnishers as tokens of their esteem for the two most popular semi-professional pitchers in the East."
"Lincoln Giants Trim Urbita Players - Famous Colored Team Defeats Gate City Contenders 5 to 2 - Urbita Stars lost to Lincoln Colored Giants by a score of 5 to 2 in the first game of the Winter Season yesterday afternoon at the Evans Park. The full nine innings were played through a drizzling rain. Some splendid hitting was done by the colored boys which showed that their batting eyes have been well-trained by constant practice. Robert Footes, playing at second base, was the biggest hitter during the whole contest and succeeded in making two runs. Butcher, center fielder, scored one run, with the same number for Ping Gardner and Ross, playing pitcher and right field respectively. Lemon, playing at second base, and Jones, third baseman, scored a run a piece. A heavy bee-liner over first base in the last half of the ninth inning by 'Slim' Love enabled Lemon to romp to the home plate. The contest ended a few minutes later, with the Urbita Stars contenting themselves with two points against five for the colored boys. Good pitching from the standpoint of speed was done by Ping Gardner for the Lincolns. A good many of the balls failed to go over the home plate, however, or high above the batters' heads, or even struck the player. Several walks were allowed. Heavy hitting was done by the Urbita men but most of the good liners would not coincide with the chalked lines of the diamond, but few errors were registered. Following is the lineup: Lincoln Giants - Robert Footes, second base; Butcher, center field; Curtis, first base; O'Neal Pullen, catcher; Blackman, third base; Williams, short stop; Davis, left field; Ping Gardner, pitcher and Ross right field. Urbita Stars - Smith, short stop; Jones, third base; Poole, left field; Hudson, catcher, Payne, first base; Lemon, second base; Hansen, center field; Love, right field; Speak, pitcher. Another contest will be held today between the same teams at Urbita Park. The game will be called at 2:15 in the afternoon."
December 12, 1920
"Giants Beat Urbita - Playing through a mist of rain nine innings the Alexander Giants of Los Angeles, Saturday afternoon defeated the Urbita Stars by a score of 5 to 2. Because of a mixup in dates the Alexander Giants were sent out with a Lincoln Giants' battery, Ping Gardner and Ross. The colored pitcher held the white boys safe all the distance and never was in trouble. Peak and Hudson were the battery for the Urbita Stars."
June 6, 1920
"At Protectory Oval. - Lincoln Giants 3, Bridgeport 0."
"Win Double Victory - New York, New York, June 11. - The Lincoln Giants copped a double victory at the Catholic Protectory grounds last Sunday, defeating the Bridgeport team in a well played game by the score of 3 to 0 and the Waterbury, Connecticut team 9 to 1."
June 12, 1920
"Brooklyn, New York, June 18. - The Ivanhoe Athletic Club was defeated at Ivanhoe Park last Saturday by the Lincoln Giants, score 7 to 4. Joe Williams pitched for the visitors."
June 13, 1920
New York, NY
"New York, New York, June 18. - The Lincoln Giants defeated the Rahway, New Jersey team twice on the Catholic Protectory grounds last Sunday in a well played game by the scores of 8 to 0 and 5 to 2. About 8,000 persons witnessed the games."
June 27, 1920
New York, NY
"Lincoln Giants Take Two - The Lincoln Giants won two games from the Cuban Stars at the Catholic Protectory Grounds yesterday afternoon."
"At Catholic Protectory Grounds - First Game Cuban Stars 2, Lincoln Giants 4. Second Game Cuban Stars 1, Lincoln Giants 11."
July 2, 1920
"New York, New York, July 2. - The famous Cuban Stars lost a double attraction to the Lincoln Giants at the Catholic Protectory grounds last Sunday by the scores of 4 to 2 and 11 to 1. Tatica Campos and Juan Padrón hurled for the Islanders, while Luke Archer and Joe Williams upheld the laurels of the Lincolns."
July 3, 1920
"Tesreaus-Lincolns Sunday - New York, New York, July 2. - One of the strongest basebal attractions staged this season is scheduled for this Sunday at Dyckman Oval, when Smoky Joe Williams and his Lincoln Giants hook up with Big Jeff Tesreau and his little bears. The first game will start at 2 o'clock sharp. Luke Archer, the boy wonder, will be pitted against Fullerton in the first contest, and Smoky Joe and Bigg Jeff will have it out in the dinner engagement. Both teams won both ends of a double-header at their respective grounds last Sunday, and each team is willing to duplicate the performances. This will be the first meeting of these famous teams and the games will be hard fought. Connie Savage, the big noise of the Heights, is to be congratulated for securing such an attraction and will no doubt be compensated by the overflowing crowd that is expected to be present when the umpire calls play ball."
July 4, 1920
"Big Double Header - This Sunday, July 4th - Lincoln Giants vs. Jeff Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval, New York City - Admission 50c"
"Win and Lose - New York, New York, July 9. - Before a crowd of 10,000 fans the Lincoln Giants and Tesreau's Bears split even in a twin bill at Dyckman oval last Sunday afternoon, the Bears, with Burke in the vox, winning the first tilt by the close score of 9 to 7, and the Lincolns the dinner engagement in a typical slugfest, 20 to 17. Joe Williams, and No-Hit fullterton, who was recently signed by the Boston Red Sox, hooked up in the last encounter, Joe yielding 16 hits, while Fullterton, was touched up by the Race boys for 20 bingles. Several home runs featured in both games. On this Sunday the attraction at the oval will be the Royal Giants and the Bears. It is expected that a crowd even greater than last Sunday will see the famous teams battle for honors. John Henry Lloyd of last years' Bacharachs is managing the Race boys this season and two hot contests are looked forward to."
July 9, 1920
"Lincolns vs. Bacharachs - New York, New York, July 9. - Why not a game between the Lincoln Giants and the Bacharachs? This is the big question in Harlem baseball circles today. It is a known fact that John Connors, owner of the Atlantic City aggreagation, is willing to play and, so he says, has been negotiating for some time with the powers that be for this game that beyond a doubt the baseball public wants to see. On with the game; we all want to see it."
July 11, 1920
"Lincolns vs. Bacharachs - New York, New York, July 9. - The one big game fans have looked forward to for the past two years will finally come to pass when the famous Lincoln Giants hook up with John Connor's Bacharach Giants at Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, this Sunday in a big double-header. If the day is clear no less than 20,000 people will witness the games. It has been a long time since we saw this - Cannon Ball Dick Redding vs. Smoky Joe Williams. The Bacharachs, when not playing, are keeping in practice, as it is their intention to take both games and, according to a statement given out recently by Joe Williams, he intends that his team shall take both games, so there you are. The games will really be for blood and the admission price alone to see Joe pitch against Dick Redding will be well worth whilte. All rooters, who got hoards at the Lincoln-Tesreau game last Sunday, get ready for the big noise this Sunday and let your throats be clear. The first game will start at 2 o'clock sharp."
"Big Double Header - Bacharach Giants vs. Lincoln Giants at Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn National Ground, Sunday, July 11, Cannon Ball Dick Redding, Cyclone Joe Williams."
"Bacharachs and Lincoln Giants Battle Sunday - The Bacharach Giants, of Atlantic City, and the Lincoln Giants will meet in a series of games, the first of which will be played next Sunday at Ebbets Field. For more than four years an effort has been made to get these teams together, but without avail. With Ebbets Field open next Sunday, negotiations were started a week ago to arrange a double-header between the Bacharachs and Lincolns, and it took hours to persuasion to induce the managers to agree to play."
"Bacharachs to Meet Lincoln Giants - Followers of semi-pro baseball will be treated to a fine attraction between independent teams when the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City and the Lincoln Giants, colored champions, clash in a double header at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, on Sunday. The contests will bring together the greatest colored semi-pro pitchers of a decade in Cyclone Joe Williams and Cannon Ball Dick Redding."
"New York, New York, July 16. - It was officially announced at the Brooklyn ball grounds last Sunday during the Bacharach Lincoln Giant game that the Bacharachs will shortly start for a tour of the West to play a series of games with teams who are under the management of Rube Foster, the Western baseball wizard."
"Redding Trims Williams - Brooklyn, New York, July 16. - John Connors' Bacharach Giants and the Licoln Giants broke even in a double-header at Ebbet's Field last Sunday, the Bacharachs winning the first game by the score of 5 to 0 and the Lincolns the dinner engagement, 7 to 5. Fifteen Thousand persons witnessed the game. In the first game Cannon Ball Dick Redding outpitched Joe Williams, not allowing Joe's boys to score, while Dick's boys piled up five runs. A demonstration took place when the umpire called play ball and the batteries of the opposing teams were announced that reminded one of the old Olympic Field days when Dick was the mainstay of the Royal Giants, who occasionally hooked up with Joe in the pitching duels. It was Dick's day and he pitched airtight ball. In the last game Treadwell started for the Atlantic City boys, but was yanked out in the third inning and was replaced by Ryan after the Lincolns had piled up four runs. The sunset tilt went to the Harlem boys by the score of 7 to 5. Archer for the Lincolns pitched splendid ball."
July 17, 1920
"Upland Defeated by Lincoln Giants - Special to the Inquirer. - Chester, Pennsylvania, July 17. - Upland was nosed out here today by the Lincoln Giants, 7 to 6, in a hotly contested game. Home Run Baker's Hilltops rallied in the last two innings but could not produce the winning punch."
July 18, 1920
New York, NY
"New York, New York, July 23. - The Lincoln Giants had their whitewash brush working overtime last Sunday, as they defeated the Ridgewoods in the first game by the score of 5 to 0, and duplicated their feat in the second engagement by whitewashing the fast Kingsbridge nine by the score of 4 to 0. Archer worked for the home team in the first encounter, while Joe Williams upheld the team laurels in the second clash."
July 25, 1920
New York, NY
"Lincolns in Double win - New York, New York, July 30. - The Lincoln Giants were victorious in two games last Sunday at the Catholic Protectory Grounds, winning the first game over the Brooklyn Suburbans, 8 to 1 and the last game over the Highbridge Athletics, 8 to 7. Williams and Archer were in superb form for the home team."
New York, NY
"At Protectory Grounds - Lincoln Giants 8, Highbridge 7."
July 28, 1920
"Lincoln Giants Will Play Reds - Tomorrow night on the Morrisville field the Reds will entertain the Lincoln Giants of New York, and Joe Cotter, who pitched such fine ball against the Brooklyn Giants last week, will again occupy the box with Frost behind the plate. Manager Nolan will also have his regular lineup on the field, as the visiting aggregation comes here with a fine reputation. The game will begin at 6 o'clock and Kelly and Bransfield have been assigned as umpires. It is the intention of Manager Nolan to bring some of the best independent teams to Morrisville every Wednesday. He has booked such well known teams as the Bacharach Giants, of Atlantic city; Hilldale, with Santop, the greatest catcher in the baseball world; Upland, with 'Home Run' Frank Baker; Norfolk Giants, Lit Brothers with old reliable Barney Slaughter, Stetson team of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Professionals.
"Baseball - At Morrisville - Lincoln Giants - Fastest Colored Baseball Comedians in U.S. and Morrisville Reds - Wednesday at 6 o'clock - Better than the Brooklyn Royal Giants"
"...upwards of 3,000 enthusiastic fans jammed their way into Island Park to see the Morrisville Reds put the Lincoln Giants away to the tune of 3 to 1."
"Lincoln Giants Beaten by Reds - Joe Cotter was in rare form last evening and the Morrisville team of the Delaware River league trounced the Lincoln Giants of New York in an exhibition contest on the Morrisville field by the score of 3-1."