1920 Montgomery Grey Sox

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1920 Montgomery Grey Sox

1920 Montgomery Grey Sox

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

January 17,1920

Pensacola, FL
"Would Like to Hear From All Managers. - Pensacola, Florida, December 29. - Mr. Sporting Editor of The Freeman: We would like to hear from all Southern baseball managers, we are trying to form a colored circuit. The 1920 baseball season is approaching, so let us get together at once and push the Southern baseball cities over the top. All baseball managers answer this letter at once. Don't be a slacker. Give us assistance, and we will go over the top. Hoping to get a bunch of replies at once, I remain, Dan Brown, Manager of the Pensacola Baseball Association. Address, 427 West Belmont Street, Pensacola, Florida.

April 12, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Southern League Formed - Montgomery, Alabama, April 12. - Final plans for the completion of the proposed Negro Southern Baseball League resulted in the formation of an eight club circuit, with a bright prospect of 10 cities composing the final arrangement of the organization. A bird's eye view of the league reveals excellent grounds for the success of the venture; the cities selected appeal to be about evenly balanced in population, have good transportation facilities and are not too long a distance removed from each other for a heavy mileage to cut serious inroads and thus weigh heavily against the proper financial progress of the promoters. C.I. Taylor who was cited for Conspicuous service through putting into being a like organization in the northwest, was a deeply interested participant in the final arrangements, and his words of wisdom went a long ways towards encouraging options on franchises. The following cities qualified for franchises in the new league: Birmingham, Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta, Pensacola, Montgomery, New Orleans, Jacksonville. A committee on the arrangement of a schedule hopes by the end of the week to have their dates alloted, as the opening day is set for April 29."

April 20, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Negro Southern League is Formed - Montgomery Team Will Play Exhibition Game With Crack Indianapolis Club - The local negro baseball team known as the Grex Sox will open the Negro Sourthern League season in Montgomery on Friday, April 30, May 1 and 2 with the Birmingham Giants. The league is composed of eight clubs, Knoxville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, Pensacola, New Orleans, and Jacksonville. The opening dates are Birmingham at Montgomery, New Orleans at Pensacola, Knoxville at Nashville, Jacksonville at Atlanta. President Staples of the local club has gathered together one of the strongest aggregations of ball tossers in the South, having returned from a scouting trip Wednesday with three new pitchers. He assures the public of clean baseball and is out for the first pennant of the new league. No games will be played in any town when a Southern League team is playing. On Tuesday, April 20, the Grey Sox will entertain the strong A.B.C. club of Indianapolis, Indiana, the strongest negro club in the country. The game will give the local fans an opportunity of seeing just what kind of club the Grey Sox will be. The game will be played in Southside park on South Holt street, just one half block from the car line. The new park has a special grand stand for white patrons."

April 30, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Colored Southern League Will Open - Montgomery Grey Sox Will Play Birmingham All-Stars Here Today - Baseball for the colored Southern League, recently organized, will be ushered in this afternoon when the Montgomery Grey Sox clash with the Birmingham All-Stars. The game is slated to start at 3:30 o'clock, and will be played on South Holt street, the block South of Mill street. The Montgomery team last year played senstational ball, and have one of the best colored teams in the South. Those interested in the league have made elaborate preparations for the opening game. A.J. Stokes and W.W. Matthews, local negro religious leaders, will appear on the grounds and will be the battery for the first ball thrown. The local organization is in charge of Manager Hannon, and who will probably play first base for his team. A grand stand has been erected at the park to accommodate the white patrons."

Montgomery, AL
"Montgomery's Grey Sox Are Victorious - The Montgomery Grey Sox team won their opening game over the Birmingham All-Star team Friday afternoon by the score of 1 to 2, before a crowd estimated at 1,200. The game marked the opening of the colored Southern League, which recently organized, with Birmingham, Mobile, and Pensacola Having teams in the League. The local team bunched their hits in the second and seventh inning and aided by errors the visiting team had little trouble in winning the initial contest. Streeter for the Grey Sox team, pitched air-tight ball, and had the Birmingham team at his mercy allowing only five hits, the only extra base hit off him came in the ninth when a visiting player sent a fast double to left field. Zigler for the Magic City crew weakened in the seventh inning and allowed three successive safe hits, and two errors by his teammates permitted four runs to be scored. Cunningham on first base played sensational ball, and it was his brilliant fielding that prevented the visiting players from scoring on several occasions. Cunningham pulled in several wide ones, and on one occasion made one stab of a wild throw that brought him considerable applause. Cunningham secured two safe drives, one being a double. The two teams will clash again today and tomorrow. Those interested in the league have erected a park at South Holt street, and have erected a grand stand for white patrons."

May 1, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Montgomery Grey Sox Lose Saturday - Cotton Is Driven From the Box by Heavy Birmingham Batters - By driving Cotton from the mound, the Birmingham All Star colored baseball team defeated the Montgomery Grey Sox Saturday afternoon by the score of 15 to 8. The All Stars had little trouble in connecting with offerings of Cotton, and after the fifth inning, the final outcome of the game was never in doubt. Extra base hitting by both clubs featured. Both teams have won a game and a third game of the three game series will be played this afternoon. The game will be called at 3:30 o'clock. Official umpires have been selected by the league officials, and will officiate in all the games. After the game today, Pensacola will play the local team. The park is located on South Holt Street, and a large grandstand has been erected to accommodate white persons."

May 2, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Montgomery Greys Win Sunday's Game - Making a clean sweep of the series, the Montgomery Grey Sox of the Negro Southern Leauge yesterday defeated the Birmingham Stars 6 to 3 before a large crowd of interested fans. The Greys take on the Pensacola team here this afternoon after the latter's remarkable run of four victories over the New Orleans team of the same league which was capped Sunday in a 4 to 3 game. Sunday's game here was featured by the swatting of Williams, catcher for the Greys, who slammed out two doubles and a single, which contributed largely to the local victory. Anderson struck out Birmingham Stars and Hannon drew more with a triple."

May 8, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Jacksonville Stars Lose to Montgomery - Grey Sox Win Before Large Crowd; Moss is in Fine Form - In one of the prettiest games played in the city this season the Montgomery Grey Sox team defeated the Jacksonville Stars by the score of 4 to 2, Saturday afternoon before a large crowd. Both Moss and O'Neal pitched good ball, the latter after the third inning had the Grey Sox batters at his mercy. Moss allowed only six scattered hits and was given almost perfect support by his team mates. Williams was the batting star for the game, his long double with two on bases clinched the contest for the Grey Sox. After the third inning, it was three up and three down for both teams, players on both clubs making several beautiful plays. The two teams will clash again today, the games starting at 3 o'clock."

May 17, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Negro Hurler Goes to One-Hit 'Ledger' - Hurling big league baseball, Moss for the Montgomery Grey Sox held the New Orleans team of the Negro Southern League to 1 hit yesterday afternoon and the home club won the contest 5 to 4. The visitors' runs were due largely to errors."

May 18, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Montgomery Negro Team Tops League - Grey Sox Meet New Orleans Again Today; Jacksonville is Runner Up. - The Montgomery Gray Sox, now hold first place in the Negro Southern League with Jacksonville, a close second. The Gray Sox, however, have a hard schedule before them for the next ten days, which schedule includes a series of games with Jacksonville and Nashville. The Greys are confident that their ascendency will be maintained, and are counting upon adding even further to their winning average during the present week. This afternoon, the Grays will meet the New Orleans aggregation at South Side park, leaving this evening for Jacksonville for a series of three games returning here Sunday for a game with Nashville Monday. The Sox will go to Atlanta for another series of three games. Sunday's game will be called promptly at 3 p.m. The seating capacity is being greatly enlarged to accommodate white persons, it is announced."

May 23, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Colored Team Wins From Nashvilleans - Montgomery Grey Sox Continue Their Winning Streak Here Sunday Afternoon - Before a crowd that overflowed to the field, the Montgomery Grey Sox beat the Nashville team of the Colored Southern League Sunday afternoon at Washington Park by the score of 9 to 6. The features of the game was the hitting of "Red" Cunningham of the Montgomery team and a long running catch by Centerfielder Carpenter of the Nashville club, robbing Cunningham of a possible home run."

May 26, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Home as Second in League - Fast Negro Baseball Team Will Meet Knoxville Here for Three Game Series - The Montgomery Grey Sox are back at home after two weeks on the road and will play the Knoxville Giants today, Saturday and Sunday. The one armed pitcher Mattox will pitch the game Saturday and all who have seen him play say that he is a wonder and he is the only one armed twirler that has ever appeared in this city. On Sunday, Steel Arm Smith will pitch and will be opposed by Montgomery's south paw. Streeter Smith has not lost a game this year and Streeter is by far the strongest pitcher on the Grey Sox staff, so this game should prove very interesting to the fans."

May 27, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Defeat The Bessemer Boys - In one of the prettiest games played here this season, the Montgomery Grey Sox team defeated the Bessemer Stars Thursday afternoon by a score of 2 to 1. Streeter and Harper engaged in a pitcher's battle, both having beautiful control and kep their hits well scattered."

May 31, 1920

New Orleans, LA
"Montgomery Grey Sox Play Long Game - New Orleans, Louisiana, May 31 - The Montgomery Grey Sox and the New Orleans Stars played a fourteen inning game here this afternoon, the game being called on account of darkness, with the score three and three. The game was a pitcher's battle, and was one of the best played here this season by any teams in the colored Southern League. Sensational fielding by the Montgomery players saved their pitcher from defeat on several occasions. The two teams will clash in a double header here Thursday."

June 12, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Win Duet From Jacksonville - The Montgomery Grey Sox, of the Colored Southern League, won a double header from the Jacksonville Stars Saturday, the first game going to the locals by a score of two to one and the last three to one. The game was a pitcher's battle between Young and Harris, the latter weakened in the eleventh and allowed the bases to fill up and then Preston, who went in as a pinch hitter, sent a pretty single through second that scored the winning run. The second game was easily won by the locals through the jam up box work of Joseph and the heavy hiting of Hannon. Cunningham at first base played sensational ball both games. The local aggregation and the Stars will clash this afternoon in the last game of the series at Southside Park, after this game the Grey Sox will leave for a week's stay on the road."

June 16, 1920

Nashville, TN
"Montgomery Team Beats Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee, June 16 - The Montgomery Grey Sox won the third game of the series with Nashville today by a score of 3 to 0. The batteries were Streeter and Williams; Myers and Harper. The Montgomery team which is one of the strongest colored teams which has ever played in this city won two of the three games from Nashville. The Montgomery players left tonight for Knoxville for a three game series."

June 17, 1920

Knoxville, TN
"In yesterday's game the Knoxville team defeated Montgomery 5 to 3, Dickey working for the visitors, while Moss hurled for the local club."

June 18, 1920

Knoxville, TN
"Grey Sox Win and Lose to Knoxville - Knoxville, Tennessee, June 18. - In two games thus far played between the Montgomery Grey Sox and the Knoxville team of the Negro Southern League of baseball clubs, each has one game to its credit. Today's game was won by the visitors, 5 to 2, with Maddox in the box. Streeter hurled for the locals and was hit at opportune times by the Alabamians. In yesterday's game the Knoxville team defeated Montgomery 5 to 3, Dickey working for the visitors, while Moss hurled for the local club."

June 26, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Knoxville Giants Forfeit Contest - After playing ten innings of the fastest baseball that has ever been played at South Side Park, the Knoxville Giants withdrew their team from the field and forfeited the game to the Grey Sox, 9 to 0. The game, as far as it was played was very exciting and the work of Young for the locals was the feature of the game, especially in the tenth inning, when he let the bases fill with no men out and then retired the side without a score. The locals staged a rally in the seventh and scored two runs and in the eighth they scored three and tied the score. In the last half of the tenth with two men on bases and a close decision by the umpire at first the Giants left the field and forfeited the game. The work of Mattox, the one armed wonder, who played center field, with the bat was amazing and he received much applause from the bleachers every time that he came to the bat. Jones started the game off fine for the visitors and up until the eighth inning he pitched air tight ball but in the first of the eighth he was relieved by Moore, a south paw and the locals then made the runs that tied the score. The winning of Saturday's game only leaves one game between the Grey Sox and the Giants who are leading the league. Today's game will be pitched by Steel Arm Smith of Knoxville, and Streeter for the locals. Both are southpaws. The game will start promptly at 4 o'clock."

July 4, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Montgomery Greys Home for a Series - Strong Colored Team Opens Here Today Against the Atlanta Black Crackers - The Montgomery Grey Sox of the Negro Southern League returned last night from Knoxville, where they won one game and first two out of the series of three games. The local aggregation will meet the Atlanta Black Crackers this afternoon at South Side Park at 4 o'clock. Tomorrow afternoon the two teams will play a double header, the first game to start at 2:45 o'clock. There will be a brass band on hand at the games Monday and they will furnish music for the entertainment of the spectators and it is expected that a large crowd will be on hand as this is the first appearance of the Black Crackers in this city. The manager of the Grey Sox has secured the services of two new outfielders and one new pitcher. The pitcher was secured from the Nashville team and has made good record all the season."

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Win Opener From Atlanta Team - Mason Lets Visitors Down With Three Widely Scattered Hits Sunday - In a slow long drawn out game, the Montgomery Grey Sox yesterday captured the opening game of a series with the Atlanta Crackers, at Southette Park. Mason pitching for the Grey Sox was practically unhitable, holding the Atlanta team to three widely-scattered hits and shutting them out. The two teams play a double header today. Besides the pitching of Mason, the other features of the game were the timely hitting of Shortstop Cunningham and Catcher Williams of the Grey Sox and the fielding of the First Baseman Cunningham of the same team. The Grey Sox team is composed of the best negro base ball players in the South, and put up a splendid article of base ball. An overflowing crowd witnessed the game."

July 6, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Montgomery Wins Fourth Straight - Atlanta Proves Easy for Local Colored Team; Birmingham Comes Next - The Montgomery Grey Sox of the Southern Colored League won their fourth straight victory over Atlanta yesterday, 6 to 5. The features of the game was the hitting and the pitching of Myles for the locals. The visitors scored on him in the second, but after this inning he held them in check until the ninth when the visitors staged a rally and scored three runs, but the locals scored in their half of the ninth and won the game. The Grey Sox are still tied with the Knoxville Giants for first place in the league standing and if Knoxville lost yesterday the locals will take first position. The Knoxville team is rated as the fastest team in the league but they are having a hard time in keeping the lead. The Giants went down to defeat before the Birmingham Black Barons Saturday, but won a double header from them yesterday. The Grey Sox will have two days off and then they will meet the Birmingham Black Barons for games Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, all of these games to start at 4 o'clock. The Birmingham aggregation is composed of Cubans, eleven of whom do not speak the English language, and the general report is that they are a fast, hard hitting bunch of players."

July 9, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Will Play Birmingham Stars - The Montgomery Grey Sox and the Birmingham All Stars will clash this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the first game of a three game series. The Grey Sox are in fine shape having had a two days rest after taking four straight games from the Atlanta team and they state that they are ready to hand the Birmingham aggregation the same dose. The Grey Sox have in the last few weeks showed some great improvement and have showed several times their ability to come out of a tight place, and the team in general has been improving with the stick. Since the signing of Mason the team now has four strong pitchers in Myles, Mason, Streeter and Young. There will be games today, Saturday and Sunday and these games should prove very interesting for the fans. All three of these games will start at 4 o'clock."

July 11, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox to Meet Birmingham Stars - The Montgomery Grey Sox and the Birmingham All-Stars will clas for the second time this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Streeter will do the box work for the locals and Zeigler for the visitors. This will be the second game of the series and as the locals won the first game this one should prove very interesting. The locals will play Pensacola here Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday."

July 12, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Defeat Pensacolian Team - Pitcher's Duel Between STreeter and Talley Decided For Home Team, 3 to 2. - In a pretty pitchers' battle between Streeter and Talley, the Grey Sox came out with the large end of a 3 to 2 score in the game with Pensacola, yesterday. The locals scored their three runs in the first inning and after this they were unable to solve the curves of Talley. The visitors scored one in the seventh, and staged a rally in the ninth and scored one more. Streeter pitched a steady game for the local, and was given good support after the third inning The teams will clas in the second game this afternoon at South Side Park at 4 o'clock."

July 13, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Take the 2nd From Pensacola - Interesting Ball Game Settled Yesterday Afternoon by Score of 5 to 4. - The Grey Sox won the second game of the series from Pensacola yesterday, 5 to 4. The locals scored three runs in the first, and were held scoreless until the ninth frame, but the locals put two men over in the final frame and won. The game was another pitchers' battle, Young pitching jam up ball for the locals, and Rudolph holding the local batters in the pinches. The visitors scored two runs in the fifth frame and then tied the score in the sixth and in the ninth they scored the run that gave them the lead. But the locals came back in their half of the ninth and with the jam up support of the umpire, at the plate were successful in scoring the two runs that were necessary. The locals play a five game series with New Orleans, with a double header Friday, a double header Saturday and a single game Sunday. The double headers will start at 3:45."

July 14, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Pensacola Gets the Last From the Greys - Visitors Triumph One Time, 5 to 4, Staple Umpires to Settle Any Disputes - The Pensacola team, of the Southern League, for Colored, won the last game of the series from the Grey Sox yesterday afternoon 5 to 4. The game was a slow featureless affair except the good fielding of Moes for the locals. The visitors scored two runs in the second inning and two in the seventh and then again in the ninth. The locals scored four runs in the first frame, but after that the pitching of Arnold was more than they could solve. In view of the fact that the Pensacola team has charged bad umpiring against them in the two previous games John Staples, president of the Grey Sox, officiated as umpire and in the third inning he ordered Preston from the field for "beefing." This has been a great obstacle in the attendance at the park and the many fans who were present yesterday were strong in their belief that if all umpires would use their authority and get rid of the "beefers" the teams would draw much bigger crowds. The Grey Sox will have an off day today and will take a good rest in to prepare for the fast New Orleans team that will play a double header Friday, at 2:45."

July 16, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Local Negro Team Splits Double Bill - The Grey Sox and the New Orleans team split a double header yesterday at Southside park. The first game was close, with both pitchers going good. The locals scored two runs in the first inning. Then the visitors scored three in the third, but the locals tied the score in the fifth and the visitors were unable to overtake the lead. The locals scored two more in the sixth and won the game 5 to 3. Williams and Mason were successful in getting two long safe hits and the entire hitting of the team showed some improvement over the last two or three games. The second game was won by the visitors, 3 to 1, and was a much prettier and faster game than the first. This was a pretty pitchers' battle between Moss and Marfoot, but the visitors gave their pitcher better support. The visitors scored in the first and again in the fourth and fifth. The locals scored their lone run in the third and staged a rally in the seventh with two out that looked sure for winner. With two out and two on bases in the seventh, Williams came to the bat and everybody was sure that he would break the game up, but he was thrown out on a little grounder to second. The teams will play a double header this afternoon at 3:45."

July 22, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Chicago Negroes to Play Grey Sox Game - A fast and snappy game of ball is promised the followers of the Montgomery Grey Sox, Thursday when the local negro team will play the Chicago Black Sox, in an exhibition game at South Side Park at 3:30 o'clock. The Black Sox are being sent South by "Rube" Foster, who is president of the Negro Western League, for the purpose of estimating the strength of the Negro Southern League. Henry Hannon, manager of the local aggregation is confident of victory but he realizes the task ahead of him is a hard one and a real battle is expected. This should prove to be one of the best games that has been played on the local diamond this year and a record breaking crowd is expected."

Mongomery, AL
"Montgomery Greys Meet Chicago Today - Interesting Baseball Contest Promised With Coming of Black Sox For a Series - A game that should prove very interesting to the followers of the Montgomery Grey Sox will be played at South Side Park this afternoon when they meet the fast Chicago Black Sox. The Black Sox are one of the strongest teams in the western negro league and the Grey Sox hold about the same standing in the Negro Southern League. So the game should probe to be the best that has been played on the local diamond. The local team has been playing a good class of ball for the past few weeks and the hitting of the entire team has improved considerably, they have strengthened their claim on the league leadership in the last week by winning four out of five games from New Orleans and in view of the fact that Knoxville, who has been holding second place has missed about eight games in the last week or two, the locals should be able to hold their own in the race for the pennant."

Montgomery, AL
"Montgomery Sox Swamp Chicagoans - The Chicago Black Sox colored baseball club team was easily defeated Thursday afternoon by the Montgomery Gray Sox team by the score of 15 to 1. The visiting team putting up a miserable exhibition of the national pastime. Streeter, for the Grey Sox, was a puzzle to the Chicago players, and after the first inning he had his opponents at his mercy. Kemp, who started for Chicago, was easy pickings for the locals, and Smith, who succeeded him, could not check the assault. Williams, Scales, "Red" Cunningham and Herman Cunningham carried off the batting honors for the day, the quartet had little trouble in hitting the ball, when hits meant runs. Streeter established a record on the local field when he pitched twenty consecutive balls for strikes, without having a ball called by the umpire. The Chicagoans came to the city highly rated, and are leading the league in the National league for colored clubs, but their performance Thursday was the poorest seen on the loacl field this season. Nashville opens a three-game series here this afternoon."

July 23, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Montgomery Greys Defeat Nashville - A single by Carpenter in the tenth inning scoring Preston, won a hard-fought game for the Montgomery Grey Sox, Friday afternoon from the Nashville White Sox by the score of 1 to 0. The game was a pretty pitcher's battle between Knowles and Meyers, the former allowing six hits and the latter five. Meyers was saved on several occasions by sensational fielding. The Grey Sox scored the lone tally in the tenth inning when Preston reached first on an infielder's error and third while the next two batters were being retired. Meyers walked and stole second and Carpenter sent a clean Texas leaguer over short and Preston scored. The two teams will clash again this afternoon and the final game of the series will be played Sunday afternoon."

July 24, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Defeated Nashville Team, 4-1 - Local Negro Club Has Little Difficulty in Defeating Visiting Team Here Saturday - Montgomery Grey Sox ball club had little trouble in defeating Nashville White Sox Saturday afternoon, the locals copping the contest by the score of 4 to 1. The Grey Sox batters drove McGavock from the mound in the early stages of the contest, and Carver who succeeded him could not stop the locals. Williams carried off the batting honors for the Grey Sox securing two doubles and a single. Moss was a puzzle to the visiting club, and had his opponents at his mercy. In the ninth inning, Moss "eased up" and Nashville filled the bases with one out, but a fast double play, Scales to Williams to Cunningham put a stop to the rally. The two teams will clash again this afternoon, the game starting at 3:30 o'clock to allow both teams to catch trains."

July 25, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Lead the Nashville Players - Last Game of Series Called at End of Fourth With Score Standing Six to Two - In the last game of the series between the Grey Sox and Nashville here yesterday the locals had scored six runs to their opponents two, when the game was called in the first of the fifth inning on account of rain. Young, who was twirling for the locals, had the visiting batters guessing and they were unable to latch on to his offerings. The Grey Sox leave tomorrow for a road trip of eleven games, with Atlanta and Knoxville. They are not anticipating much trouble with Atlanta, but they will have a bunch of fast playing, hard hitting players to contend with when they tackle the Knoxville team."

July 29, 1920

Knoxville, TN
"Gray Sox Win One, Lose Two - Knoxville, Tennessee, August 6. - The Knoxville Giants lost their first game in a three game series, but managed to annex the following two from the Montgomery Grey Sox. There was plenty of pep in all three games. The Dixie Jazz Band furnished the busic. These victories placed Knoxville in first place and Montgomery in second. Steel Arm Dickey, with 25 straight victories to his credit, suffered his first defeat of the season. His failure to field a bunt, his wild throw to first and a dropped fly ball by Fielder Bosby, all in the first game, gave the Sox a 3-run lead. It looked as though the giants might win with the bases full, but Mason tightened. That was in the first game. July 31 Dickey came back and made good defeating the visitors."

July 30, 1920

Knoxville, TN
"Montgomery Grey Sox 1, Knoxville Giants 3."

July 31, 1920

Knoxville, TN
"Montgomery Grey Sox 1, Knoxville Giants 3."

Montgomery, AL
"Montgomery's Grey Sox Leading League - Negro Ball Team Has Average of 746 Per Cent; Knoxville Giants Trailing With 694 Per Cent - The Montgomery Grey Sox are leading the Negro Southern League by a safe margin and with the considerable strengthening of the team in the past week they should have little or no trouble in holding the lead until the end of the season."

August 1, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Montgomery Grey Sox -vs.- Atlanta Black Crackers - Game Called 3:30"

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Walloped Atlanta's Crackers - Local Negro Team Wins Pretty Ball Game Sunday 2 to 1; Mason Hurls Good Ball - With the best balanced team that the Grey Sox have ever had on the local diamond, and playing a good jam up game behind Mason, the local aggregation won the game from Atlanta yesterday afternoon at South Side park by the small score of two to one. The pitchers engaged in a pretty battle and both teams played excellent ball. It was one of the best games that the fans have been treated to this season and quite a large number were present. The locals scored the first run in the third inning when Carpenter hit safe and was advanced to third on McGavock's single and scored on a balk by Hamilton. The second score came in the seventh frame, when McCormick stepped into one for three bases and scored on a wild throw to third by Hamilton. The Black Crackers threatened to score in the fourth but Mason buckled down to the task before him and with three men on bases and no outs he retired the side scoreless. Their only run came in the eighth and was made wholly on account of errors. Two of the Grey Sox players who have been absent from the line-up for some time were back in the game yesterday. Wesley, better known to the fans as "Two-Sides" was at his old position at second base and Bob McCormick was holding down third. Both played the game as though they had never been absent and it was McCormick's three bagger that gave his team the run that won the game. The two teams left early this morning for Atlanta, where they will play three games."

August 6, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Atlanta Black Crackers vs Montgomery Grey Sox Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Game called at 4 p.m. Southside Park."

Montgomery, AL
"Errors Were Costly For the Grey Sox - Due to costly errors by the Grey Sox the Atlanta Black Crackers won the first game of the series yesterday afternoon at South Side park, 4 to 1. The Crackers had only one earned run, the other three being the result of errors. Hampton pitched a good game and was given jam-up support. The locals only score came in the third inning when Scales hit for three bases and was scored by Preston. They threatened to upset the dope in the ninth inning but were unable to ever get a run across. The honors of the game go to Scales, whose heavy hitting was a feature of the game, and to Red Cunningham, who made two sensational stops at first that held the score down. The teams will play a double-header this afternoon, the first game to begin at 3:30 o'clock."

August 7, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Black Crackers of Atlanta Win Both - Montgomery Grey Sox Fall Before Hurling of Harris Who Pitched Doubleheader - The Atlanta Black Crackers won both games of a double header yesterday afternoon from the Grey Sox. The first game 4 to 2, and the second 2 to 1. Streeter started the first game for the locals and held the visitors scoreless until the seventh frame when the Crackers got on to his fast ones and scored four runs. Mason relieved Streeter in the eighth and held the Crackers scoreless for the rest of the game. The locals scored two runs in the first inning but were never able to cross the plate after this inning. Harris, who pitched both games for the Black Crackers, was in great form in the 18 innings he allowed only 3 runs. Mason pitched a good game for the locals in the second game and held the visitors scoreless up until the sixth inning. The locals scored one run in the seventh. These teams have played three games here this week. Atlanta winning all three of them by small scores. It will be remembered that the locals won five straight games from this team back in July and it seems that the Black Crackers are determined to even up with the Grey Sox. The last game of the series will be played at South Side Park this afternoon."

August 9, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Open With New Orleans and Win - Black Pelicans Trounced 6 to 3 Yesterday; Moss Hulred Air tight Ball for Locals - By hitting the lil pill to all parts of the lot and playing tight on ball behind Moss, the Grey Sox broke their losing streak yesterday afternoon, and won the first game from New Orleans, 6 to 3. The horrors of the playing to Red Cunningham, McCormick, and Carpenter, whose heavy hitting was largely responsible for the locals six scores. New Orleans started the scoring of the game with two in the second and one more in the fourth but after this frame Moss tightened and held them scoreless for the remainder of the game. The Grey Sox scored five runs in the sixth inning when Carpenter slammed out a three bagger, with three men on bases and Red Cunningham hit for two bases with two men out another score was added in the seventh frame when Scales walked and scored on McCormick's three bagger. In spite of the fact that the Grey Sox lost four straight games in the last series, they are still leading the league by a safe margin as the strong Knoxville team, which is second in the standing, was going to Nashville, while the Grey Sox were long to the Black Crackers. Out of a four game series played with Nashville, the strong Knoxville Giants were able to witness another game which gives the Grey Sox pracically the same lead that they held before the series with Atlanta. The Grey Sox showed up in old time form Monday afternoon and it looked as though they were trying to take out their Atlanta, grudge on the New Orleans team. Every player on the team played a good game and did good work with the stick, and the team showed the old time pep and enthusiasm that was lackin gin the Atlanta series."

August 10, 1920

Montgomery, AL
"Grey Sox Win Duet From New Orleans - Local Colored Team Takes Double Header Tuesday, Won First in Eleven Innings - Pitchers Myers and Mason pitched the Montgomery Grey Sox to a double-header victory Tuesday afternoon over the New Orleans Ads, the the first contest going eleven innings, the locals winning 4 to 5. The final game was a walkaway for the locals, 5 to 0. The Grey Sox team in the first contest should have won the game in easy fashion, but rank errors permitted the visitors to tie the score, despite the fact the locals obtained five runs in the opening inning. Myers for the Grey Sox pitched good ball, but his team mates failed to give him support at critical stages of the contest. After the first inning the locals could do nothing with the visiting twirler. In the eleventh inning Manager Cunningham opened with a double to left field, and reached third when Preston beat out an infield hit. Pitcher Suglar for New Orleans attempted to catch Preston off second base and threw wild and Cunningham came home with the winning run. In the second contest Mason had the visitors at his mercy, and never was in danger. Wilson for New Orleans was hit freely and the locals bunched their hits when hits meant runs. The Grey Sox players in both games displayed their fighting spirit which has marked their playing in the early part of the season, and the slump which the team has been in recently has disappeared. Batteries, first game: Moffett, Sugler and Marques; Myers and Preston. Second game: Wilson and Marques; Mason and Williams. Umpire, Mullett."