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

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."

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

Chicago, IL
"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

Bronx, NY
"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

Bronx, NY
"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."

Bronx, NY
"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."

June 6, 1920

Bronx, NY
"At Protectory Oval. - Lincoln Giants 3, Bridgeport 0."

Bronx, NY
"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, NY
"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

Bronx, NY
"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

Bronx, NY
"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

Manhattan, NY
"Big Double Header - This Sunday, July 4th - Lincoln Giants vs. Jeff Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval, New York City - Admission 50c"

Manhattan, NY
"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

Brooklyn, NY
"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

Brooklyn, NY
"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."

Brooklyn, NY
"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."

Brooklyn, NY
"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."

Brooklyn, NY
"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."

Brooklyn, NY
"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."

Brooklyn, NY
"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

Chester, PA
"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

Morrisville, PA
"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"

Morrisville, PA
"...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."

Morrisville, PA
"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."