1920 Jacksonville Stars

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1920 Jacksonville Stars

1920 Jacksonville Stars

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 30, 1920

Jacksonville, FL
"Jacksonville, Florida, April 30. - The Bacharach Giants of New York, under the management of Dick Redding, won a series of games from the home club. The locals won one out of the five."

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 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."

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."