1920 New York Cuban Stars
A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1920 New York Cuban Stars
1920 New York Cuban Stars 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."
May 16, 1920
"Cubans Lose Twice - The Cuban Stars, who recently arrived from Cuba, were defeated twice last Sunday by the fast Bushwicks at Dexter Park. The score of both games was 5 to 3 and 2,500 fans witnessed the games."
May 22, 1920
"Cuban Stars Win - The Cuban Stars defeated the Springfield baseball team last Saturday in a well played game by the score of 7 to 6. The Cubans amassed 14 hits."
May 23, 1920
"Silk Sox Win - The Silk Sox defeated the fast Cuban Stars in a well-played game last Sunday in Paterson, New Jersey by the close score of 3 to 1. Padron was the losing pitcher."
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 7, 1920
"Cubans Shut Out Fletchers - Dover, New Jersey, August 13. - The Cuban Stars shut out the Fletcher baseball club here on Saturday, 2 to 0. The game went 11 innings, Pitcher Lucas allowing 0 bingles."
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
"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."
* Same article, from the Philadelphia Inquirer
August 22, 1920
New York, NY
"Big Double Header This Sunday, August 22nd - Cuban Stars vs. Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval - Admission 50c."
New York, NY
"Cuban Stars vs. Tesreau's Bears - New York, August 20. - The attraction at Dyckman Oval Sunday will be the Cuban Stars vs. Tesreau's Bears in a twin bill. In the first contest Juan Padrón, who is pitching a splendid ball this season, will oppose Godfrey, who recently twirled two shut-out games in one day. In the nightcap Big Jeff himself will oppose Lucas. The Cubans are the only team around these parts who seem to have the Indian sign on Jeff's team. Both games will be hotly contested and will be for blood."
New York, NY
"Bears and Cuban Stars in Double Bill To-day - The Cuban Stars, of Havana, champions of the Cuban National League, will play a double-header with Jeff Tesreau's Bears at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman Street subway station, this afternoon. The Stars have just completed a most successful trip through Pennsylvania and West Virginia. A twelve-game series has been arranged with the Bruins, and to date the Stars have won three out of the four games. In Pelayo Chacón the Cubans have one of the best shortstops ever developed in semi-pro ranks."
New York, NY
"Tesreaus Trim Cubans in 10-Inning Battle - New York, August 27. - Sunday, before a crowd of 5,600 fans, Tesreau's Bears and the Cuban Stars split even in a twin bill, the Cubans taking the opener after a ninth inning rally 2 to 1, and Jeff the dinner engagement 1 to 0 in ten innings. Lucas, who pitched the first game, held the home boys to 2 scattered hits. Godfrey pitched splendid ball until the ninth, when two singles, an error and Lucas' sacrifice fly was his undoing. The second game was a pitchers' battle between Jeff and Fabre, the former allowing two bingles and the latter three. Both teams were scoreless until the tenth, when Simpson hit a clean home run over the center field fence. Jeff struck out 12 batsmen."
August 28, 1920
Long Island, NY
"Cubans on Long End - Long Island City, September 3. - The Cuban Stars defeated the fast Springfields at Recreation Park Saturday in a well-played game; score, 5 to 3. Fabre, the Cuban twirler, allowed eight hits, but kept them scattered."
August 29, 1920
"Divide Twin Bill - Dexter Park, Brooklyn, September 3. - Sunday the Cuban Stars and the Bushwicks split even in a double header, the Bushwicks taking the first, 10 to 6, while the Islanders took the sunset tilt, 4 to 2."
September 12, 1920
"Cubans at Dyckman Sunday - New York, September 10. - Sunday at Dyckman Oval the Cuban Stars will be the attraction in a twin bill against Jeff Tesreau's Bears. Two weeks ago when these teams met each won a game after a bitter struggle. Fabre and Jeff Tesreau will oppose each other in the nightcap."
"Big Double Header - This Sunday - September 12 - Cuban Stars vs. Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval - Admission 50c"
"Tesreau Bears Lose - New York, September 17. - The Cuban Stars came out victorious Sunday in a twin bill with Tesreau's Bears at Dyckman Oval, the first score being 4 to 3 and that of the sunset tilt 3 to 1. The games were well played from start to finish and the Havana boys won by a tight squeeze."
September 19, 1920
East New York, NY
"Penn. Red Caps and Cubans Lose - East New York, September 24. - Last Sunday the Penn Red Caps lost to the East New York Athletic Association in a well played game, the score being 5 to 0; the second game played on the campus was between the East New Yorkers and the Cuban Stars, who also bowed to defeat, the score being a close one, 11 to 12."
September 21, 1920
"Brooklyn Giants to Meet Cubans Here - A series of baseball games is to be played at the American League Park next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the Cuban Stars of Havana, Cuba and the Brooklyn Royal Giants, of Brooklyn, New York for the purpose of deciding the semi-professional championship of the world. Both the Cuban Stars and Brooklyn Royal giants have established their superiority over the other semi-professional clubs in this country and Cuba, and since neither can claim the undisputed championship without vanquishing the other, three games between these two top-notch aggregations have been arranged. The series was to have been played in Brooklyn during the first week in October, but since it seems certain that Brooklyn will stage the Major League World Series about the same time, it was decided to bring these games to Washington. The Brooklyn Royal Giants are very popular in their own city, where they have been playing to crowds of 12,000 or more on Saturdays and Sundays while the Rubins have been away. Aside from sending the best colored teams down to defeat during the present season the Royals have also taken the scalps of Heinie Zimmerman's All-Stars and Jeff Tesreau's Teddy Bears. The Cuban Stars have not only defeated the best ball clubs in Cuba but during the present season they have met and defeated practically every semi-professional team in this country except the Brooklyn Royal Giants and one or two other clubs that have refused to face them.
"Cuban Stars to Play at Griff Park Today - The Cuban Stars and the Brooklyn Royal Giants clash today at American League Park. During the season the Cubans have defeated practically every formidable semi-professional club in this country, with the exception of the Brooklyn Royal Giants and they are anxious to take the Brooklyn boys' scalps before returning to Havana. The Brooklyn Giants are usually as anxious of taking the series in order that their claim to the semi-professional championship will be undisputed."
"Cubans and Giants Ready for Series - The Cuban Stars arrived in town last night ready for the semi-professional World's Series games which begin this afternoon at the American League Park with the Brooklyn Royal Giants who are expected to arrive this evening. During the season the Cubans have defeated practically every formidable semi-professional club in this country with the exception of the Brooklyn Royal Giants, and they are anxious to take the Brooklyn boys scalps before returning to Havana. The Brooklyn Royal Giants are equally anxious to take the series in order that their claim to the semi-professinoal championship will be undisputed. The winners of this series will cross bats with Noe Judge's All-Star Professionals the first week in October. The lineup for today's game will be: Cuban Stars - Pelayo Chacón, Shortstop; Julián Fabelo, 3rd Base; Ramiro Ramírez, Center Field; Recurvon Terán, 2nd Base; Jesús Romagosa, Left Field; Farza, 1st Base; Mario Borroto, Catcher; Stellez, Right Field; Juan Padrón, Lucas, Isidro Fabré, Pitchers. - Brooklyn Giants - Louis Miller, 3rd Base; Tom Fiall, Center Field; Eddie Douglass, 1st Base; Irvin Brooks, Right Field; John Henry Lloyd, Shortstop; Bob Scott, Left Field; Ernest Gatewood, Catcher; Major Allen, 2nd Base; Jesse Hubbard, Ping Gardner, Roy Roberts, Harry Kenyon, Pitchers.
"Brooklyn Giants Beat Cuban Stars - The Brooklyn Royal Giants, considered the best colored team in the United States, defeated the fast traveling Cuban Stars from Havana, 4 to 2, yesterday at American League Park, in a game that was hard fought from start to finish. This is the first game of the semi-professional colored world's series and the second will be played this afternoon between the same two teams. The Islanders scored first blood in the third frame and their last in the fifth. The Giants staged a rally in the last half of the fifth netting them four runs and the game. John Henry Lloyd at short and Louis Miller at third, for the Giants, were the stars."
September 23, 1920
"Brooklyn Giants Lose to Cubans - The Cuban Stars won the third game of the series for the World's Championship yesterday from the Brooklyn Giants, 3 to 1. The Giants won two out of three and the World's Colored Championship. Fazira, playing first for the Stars, was the star of the contest."
September 26, 1920
"Cubans Lose to Bushwicks - Brooklyn, New York, October 1. - The Cuban Stars were defeated in both ends of a double header Sunday by the Bushwicks at Dexter Park by the scores of 5 to 4 and 4 to 3. These games marked the last appearance of the Islanders here this season, as they will soon sail for Havana, where they play during the winter months."
September 28, 1920
Atlantic City, NJ
"Bacharach Giants on Top - Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 28 (Special). - Cannon Ball Redding reversed the decision in today's game, Bacharach Giants blanking the Cuban Stars, 2 to 0. Redding had the Cubans eating out of his hand throughout, holding them to four scattered hits."
September 29, 1920
Atlantic City, NJ
"Cuban Stars Blanked - Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 29. - Bacharach Giants closed their home season by shutting out the Cuban Stars 3 to 0. Williams pitching featured a well played game allowing only three scratch hits."
October 3, 1920
"Cuban Stars Defeated Twice - New York, October 8. - The Cuban Stars lost both ends of a twin bill to Heinie Zimmerman's Bronx Giants, at Bronx Oval Sunday by the scores of 5 to 2 and 6 to 0. Five thousand fans witnessed the games."
June 6, 1920
New York, NY
"Big Double Header - This Sunday, June 6 - Cuban Stars vs. Jeff Tesreau's Bears at Dyckman Oval, New York City, Admission 50c."
New York, NY
"Cubas at Dyckman Oval - New York, June 4. - What promises to be the largest attraction yet staged this season at Dyckman Oval is scheduled for this Sunday, June 6, when the famous Cuban Stars, who recently arrived in this country, hook up with Jeff Tesreau's Bears in a double bill. The Cubans have just hit their stride and are in midseason form. The Bears have lost few games this year and are bent upon taking both games from the Islanders. Pelayo Chacón, the wonderful little shortstop, will be seen at his best on this diamond, and is sure to pull off some wonderful stunts around the short field. As usual, the first game will start promptly at 2 p.m."
New York, NY
"At Dyckman Oval - 1st Game Cuban Stars 4, Tesreau's Bears 5 - 2nd Game Cuban Stars 0, Tesreau's Bears 4."
New York, NY
"Tesreaus and Cubans Divide - New York, New York, June 11. - Before a large crowd at Dyckman Oval last Sunday the Cuban Stars and Jeff Tesreau's Bears split even in a double-header, the Cubans copping the first game by the score of 7 to 1 and the Bears the sunset tile by the close score of 5 to 4. Several home runs were made during the games."
June 16?, 1920
Long Island, NY
"Long Island City, New York, June 18. - The Cuban Stars defeated the Springfields here last week by the score of 10 to 6. The Islanders hit Koehler, the Springfield's pitcher, for a total of 17 hits."
June 20, 1920
"Big Double Header This Sunday, June 20th - Cuban Stars vs. Jeff Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval, New York City, Admission 50c"
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 4, 1920
"Cubans and Bushwicks - Brooklyn, New York, July 9. - The Cuban Stars and the Bushwicks split even in a twin bill last Sunday at Dexter Park, the white boys taking the first game, 5 to 1, and the Cubans the last encounter, 5 to 4."
July 5, 1920
"Cuban Stars Defeated - Upland Wins Closely Contested Game by 8 to 3 Score - Chester, Pennsylvana, July 5. - Before the greatest crowd that ever jammed into the Upland 'White Hip,' the locals defeated the Cuban Stars here today, 8 to 3. Ogden piched a brilliant game for Home-Run Baker's aggregation, while Campus, the Cuban twirler, was touched up for thirteen smashes, including two homers by McWilliams and Riley. Howard Berry nicked the Cuban for three blows, including a three-sacker."
July 10, 1920
"Cuban Stars at Dobson."
"...while the big game of the day will be between the J & J Dobson team and the Cuban Stars."
July 17, 1920
"Cuban Stars Easily Beat Camden, 12-5 - Lau, Twirling for Jerseymen, Chased to Showers in Fourth Round - Parkside Blanks Hatch, Winning Team Playing Errorless Ball, Score 5-0 - In the presence of the season's greatest crowd, Camden A.C. was severely trounced yesterday afternoon by the Cuban Stars at the Third and Erie streets park. The score was 12 to 5. Lau, the Chinese pitcher recently acquired by the Jerseymen, was knocked out of the box in the fourth inning. Mueller succeeded him and retired at the end of the seventh inning in favor of the veteran Rube Rapp, who held the Stars to one run and one hit for the balance of the game. Raminez and Teran hit for home runs."
July 18, 1920
"Cubans vs. Tesreaus - New York, New York, July 16. - The attraction at Dyckman Oval for next Sunday will be the Cuban Stars vs. Tesreau's Bears in a twin bill. The Cubans have the edge of the Dyckman Heights boys, having won three and losing one so far this season. According to Manager Connie Savage his team will be considerably strengthened for the fray and expects to cop both games. The first contest will start at 2 p.m. sharp, Burke and Tesreau will do the hurling for the Bears, while the Cubans will bank upon Juan Padrón and Lucas."
"Big Double Header - This Sunday - July 18th - Cuban Stars vs. Jeff Tesreau's Bears - At Dyckman Oval, New York - Admission 50c"
"Cubans Defeat Tesreaus Twice - New York, July 23. - Before a crowd of 3,500 fans last Sunday afternoon the famous Cuban Stars took both ends of a twin bill from Jeff Tesreau's Bears at Dyckman Oval' scores, 1 to 0 and 8 to 1. In the first game Padron and Godfrey hooked up in a real pitchers' battle, each moundsman yielding 3 bingles. Both teams played errorless ball. In the nightcap Big Jeff himself was touched for 13 hits, while Lucas for the Cubans allowed 8. The Bears were charged with 2 errors in this game. By these two defeats the Jeffs have only won one out of six games from the Islanders this year. The attendance was kept down because of the cloudy, inclement weather. This Sundy the attraction againt Jeff's boys will be Edward Bolden's Hilldale team of Darby, Pennsylvania, in a twin-bill. Louis Santop, Jesse Barber, Dick Whitworth, Phil Cockrell, Bill Francis and other stars will be in the visitors' line-up."
July 19, 1920
"Parkesburg Winner of 16-Inning Game - Special to the Inquirer. - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, July 19. - Parkesburg Iron Company took a 16-inning game from the Cuban Stars here today by the score of 3 to 2. The game at times scintillated with dazzling plays and at others was featured by errors on easy chances. José Junco, who pitched for the Cuban Stars, went the full distance, while Malloy, who worked for the Parkesburg Iron Company, was relieved in the thirteenth by Touchstone. The visitors were the first to score when they pushed one over in the first inning on an error, a hit, and a fly to the outfield. Parkesburg tied it up in the second on a hit and a couple of errors. After that, the teams battled each other to a standstill until the fiftheenth, when the Cubans bunched two hits and a sacrifice and scored another run. In the half of the fifteenth the Ironmen tied it up again on an error by Lucio Valdés and a hit by Baldwin. In the final frame the visitors went out in order, but White came through with a two-base hit that almost cleared the outfield fence for a home run. He went to third on Touchstone's infield out and scored on Pepolsky's single that was too hot for Jones to handle. (illiegible) brilliant one-handed pickup of Lucio Valdés's grounder in the twelfth was a fielding feature."
July 20, 1920
"Tuesday will find them back in Richmond with the Cuban Stars as the attraction."
July 21, 1920
"North Phils Tie Cuban Stars - North Phillies and Cuban All-Stars played a ten inning tie twilight game yesterday, each scoring 2 runs. The fielding features were carried off by Chacon, Teran, Landis and Jackal."
July 22, 1920
"Twilight Baseball - Thursday, July 22 - Beginning at 6 p.m. - Cuban Stars vs. Jeff Tesreau's Bears - Admission 50c"
July 25, 1920
"Silk Sox Beat Cuban Stars - Paterson, New Jersey, July 30. - The fast Cuban Stars lost to the Silk Sox here on Sunday afternoon by the close score of 6 to 4. Lucas and José Junco allowed the home team 15 bingles."
July 31, 1920
"Baseball - Union Lake Park - Millville - Saturday 3:30 p.m. - Cuban Stars"
"Millville News - Cubans Won Batting Matinee - Visitors Banged Robinson Good and Hard. - Allen Stopped the Attack - Millville Came Hard From Behind But Couldn't Quite Get Enough. - The Cubans Stars mauled Robinson in an agonizing manner last Saturday afternoon at the park. They slammed the offerings to various portions of the lot, collecting ten safe swats in three innings. Five of them were two baggers. The attack yielded seven tallies and with this handicap Allen was inserted into the lineup in an endeavor to prevent further roat and he did well. In the six innings he toiled the Cubans nicked him for half dozen bingles and three runs. It was a big lead to overcome but the local clubbers clung to their job like Trojans and staged a couple of rallies that brought encouraging results. They got 3 in the fifth, 2 in the seventh and another in the ninth. An effort to pull a Hilldale finish on the Cubans had all the appearances of materializing when George Mangus led off with his fourth crash of the afternoon. Jim Steelman batting for Neville, singled to left centre and the crowd began to ysll. Ned Robinson tried hard but the best he could do was a high fly to Chacon. Then Walken wallped a line to left and magnus counted. Lewis hit sharply to Chacon who threw to Leron forcing Walker. With Streehan on third, Allen hit to short left and Chacon ran back and caught it, ending the game. The Cubans play speedy ball and Millville did not make a half bad showing against them. Some miscues enacted early in the contest helped the visitors pile up the runs, but at that Millville kept in the game and made a respectable showing. George Mangus led the hitting with three singles and a double. Matt Donahue and Allen each got two and in all the home club banged Lucas for 14 crashes, while the visiting crowd got sixteen."