1920 New York Lincoln Giants
A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1920 New York Lincoln Giants
1920 New York Lincoln Giants Games
Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.
February 28, 1920
"Will the East Organize Soon - Opinion is Strong That She Will Come Under. - (By C.D. Marchall.) - I have been asked many time about the situation in last fall's circles in the East, did I think that the big Eastern cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlantic City, Brooklyn, and New York would organize a league of base ball. It is known that there is a little budfulling circulating among some of the Eastern managers and that extends into the West but it is thought that the storm will soon blow over. Now that the West has organized and is busy laying plans of how to keep her best players, I am sure that the Eastern managers will be almost forced to come together. They know Rube Foster and C.I. Taylor, as well as you do and what is more they fear these two wizards of the West and since the news has reached them that the West has "come together" they are shocked, presumably. But enby and this "get even" idea are to be elminiated in colored base ball circles in the season of 1920 and only thought of heading the league teams is the thing uppermost in every manager's mind. Winning the pennant should be the argument."
April 18, 1920
New York, NY
"New York, New York, April 30. - The Lincoln Giants broke even in a double-header at the Catholic Protectory Grounds on Sunday, April 18. They were defeated in the first game by the Peek team 11 to 1, and won the second contest from the (illegible)sides of New York."
May 2, 1920
New York, NY
"Royals Win Two - John Henry Lloyd's Royal Giants won both ends of a double-header from Joe Williams' Lincoln Giants at the Catholic Protectory Grounds last Sunday by the scores of 5 to 2 and 5 to 4. A small crowd witnessed the game."
May 8, 1920
"Warming Up - The PHiladelphia Giants, Lincoln Giants, Royal Giants, and a few more of the local Race teams got off to a poor start this season. The Lincolns and Royals first appearance of the season resulted in being beaten twice in one day (double-headers). The concensus of opinion in Harlem is the boys are just warming up."
May 9, 1920
"Lincoln's Defeat Downey - The Lincoln Giants defeated the Downed Shipyard last Sunday at the Catholic Protectory Grounds in a well-played game by the score of 5 to 2."
May 23, 1920
"Lincolns Win Two - The Lincoln Giants defeated the Paterson and Long Island City teams at the Catholic Protectory Grounds last Sunday by the scores of 12 to 2 and 11 to 10."
"Lincoln Giants Win Two - The Lincoln Giants won a double-header at the Catholic Protectory grounds yesterday afternoon. In the first they defeated the Long Island City nine 11 to 10 and in the second trimmed the Paterson club 12 to 2."
May 30, 1920
New York, NY
"Lincoln Giants Clean Up - New York, New York, June 4. - The Lincoln Giants romped home in a double victory at the Catholic Protectory Grounds last Sunday when they walloped the Plainfield and Newark Stars teams for a total of 27 hits."
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."
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."
December 11, 1920
"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."
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."
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 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."