1920 Fort Worth Black Panthers

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1920 Fort Worth Black Panthers

1920 Fort Worth Black Panthers

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

March 27, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Louis Santop, catcher and Captain of the Royal Giants is in Fort Worth for the Winter."

"President Hiram McGar of the Fort Worth Club sent to Dallas and purchased a set of uniforms, all new, and an outlay of $500.00."

April 10, 1920

Dallas, TX
"Base Ball - By J.A. Austin - Play and Players, News Gathered Here and There and Diamond Dust. - Signed contracts of nearly all clubs have been returned to the various managers of clubs, the names of which will appear in a subsequent issue of this paper. The contracts are now in the office of the president. The league has adopted the policy of securing school boys to perform the duties of official scoremen. The work heretofore has been done by men. From the point of efficiency the work of the men in certain sections were satisfactory but for the high cost of living their services are not desired this year. The Dallas Express representative desires to state that if the new scheme proves of value to the League he will rejoice at the wisdom manifested by the brain of organization. The Dallas Black Giants will go on a barn storming trip to Fort Worth tomorrow to play the Black Panthers in the first of a season game. The Fort Worth contingent is composed of the following celebrities of the diamond. Leroy Capes, Cornelius Rector, ex-Giant J.E. Ming, Ben Lee, Jesse Campbell, John Belfrey, Willie Haynes, Clyde Britton, Johnson Hill, ex-Giant Charlie Spearmon, ex-Giant Chaney White, ex-Giant Oliver Hudson, Bob Bailey, ex-Giant and Lowry Jones, ex-Giant. Dallas Black Giants to line-up as follows: John (Black Son) Richardson, Vantine Harris, Bob Sloan, Dave Johnson, Byrd Long, Edwards, Reuben Jones, Ernest Record, Charlie Elder, H. Hamilton. Lewis Lofton, better known as Santop, a former Texas Leaguer and ex-Royal Giant was in Dallas, Monday. Mr. Lofton began his professional career with McGar's Wonders in 1909 and two years hence found him in Foster company, his first big league engagement was with the Lincoln Giants and from there to New York Royal Giants, a club he remained with until the termination of his 1919 contract. This year Santop will be a member of the famous Hilldale Club of Philadelphia. Lowery Jones of Austin, an ex-giant was in Dallas this week shaking hands with friends. Mr. Jones will play this year with McGar's Wonders at Fort Worth. Mr. Jones' friends wish him well in Fort Worth. Mr. S.C. Perkins, joint owner with J.C. Macklin of San Antonio franchise was in the city last week to confer with President Wells on matters pertaining to the league. The Black Giants will start the ball a going tomorrow at Fort Worth. Quite a large number of fans have expressed themselves as going over and root for the Giants. Base ball fans and players, visit Joe Asheley's shining parlor 1603-1-2 Jackson Street. Manager Whitaker and Captain Sloan express themselves as being well pleased with their 1920 Black Giants. Next Saturday will mark the opening of the Texas Colored League. Austin will open at Houston, Sunday the 18th; San Antonio will open at Beaumont Saturday the 17th; Wichita Falls at Waco and Fort Worth at Dallas, Saturday the 17th. Mr. John Black Son Richardson made a trip to Fort Worth last Sunday to give the once over of that Pantherville squad. Santop, first string catcher of the Hilldales of Philadelphia was in the city last Monday on a business mission. Elsewhere you will find in this issue the Texas Colored League official schedule, which will appear in four consecutive issues. The Dallad Black Giants and McGar Wonders of Fort Worth will open the season in Dallas with a big street parade at 12:15 sharp, lead by a squad of mounted police. The procession will form on Elm and Good Streets at the above stated hour and move West on Elm to Lamar, south on Lamar to Main, East on Main to Preston, South on Preston to Jackson, where it will disband. Game called promptly at 3:30 each day."

April 11, 1920

Dallas, TX
"Negro League Starts. - The Texas Negro Baseball League recently organized with A.S. Wells, of Dallas, president and J.I. Dotson, Fort Worth, secretary, will open the season Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Panther Park with a setto between Fort Worth and the Dallas Black Giants. Hiram Mo Gar, owner of the Fort Worth team has spared no expense in getting together the best aggregation of ball players he could gather. The Negro League, composed of eight teams, will use the park during the absence of the white teams from the respective cities."

Dallas, TX
"On last Sunday at Fort Worth, marked the opening of the season with the wind blowing at a high rate. The Dallas Black Giants went down in defeat, playing the most ragged game ever seen in a first class park. The Black Giants were outclassed at every angle and were absolutely helpless at the hands of their over the river masters. Many rooters and fans made the pilgrimage to the Packing-townville to see what they had expected - a base ball game. Much to their regret the worst exhibition the Giants ever put up was seen at the Fort Worth park last week. Manager Whitaker's team played as if they had been struck by a solar-plexis blow in the squared ring or imbibing freely from a container filled with swig; and to say the least the aggregation did not do justice to Dallas's fans reputation; which is the best baseball burg in Texas and as always has been deserved the best club in Texas. Hits and base running from the Panther-burg swatsmen went galore, while poor fielding and no hitting characterized efforts of the Giants. Haynes mounted the hill for the McGar clan and went the full route, feeding the Giants at every turn able to solve his mystic delivery, hence he pitched his boys to victory with ease. Fred Daniels, an idol of local fandom was manager, Whitaker's selection to chop up the cunning Panther who was too cute and keen to be trapped. Showing clearly his inability to check the slaught of the Panthers-ville nine he was yanked in the 3rd and sent to the bench for more seasoning. Pitcher Edwards was sent in at this point and slightly checked the ramblings of the Wiley dark Panther who only gave but six runs and as many hits which was some improvement over the former Giant. The ragety exhibition put up by the giants showed that the visitors were not in harmony and the baloon were cut a loose early and at the command of the pilot of the Giant squad, they went soaring. With Kirby, Long and Haywood started at first with the block and tackle used in the first two, making themselves the goats of the travelers, with Dave Johnson bringing up a dismal play at short. Harris was plucked from the line-up and sent to the bench. Joe Jones, a local sand lotter, took his place sending Collins to left. In the declining end of this game the Fort Worth boys hit pitcher Edwards at will. Big Santop made his debut with a two bagger to right field, making an antelope of Bob Sloan. Chaney carried one within six inches, clearing left field fence for three bags, followed by Bailey, who carried one to the Star and was thrown out at the plate. Johnson Hill and Rector, each caught one on the nose for extra bases which took what life the Giants had in them and they never rallied no more. Fort Worth and Dallas will open the pennant race at Dallas next Saturday and Sunday - Notes of the Game. Pitcher Rector and Spearmon will open the game for Fort Worth, Sunday. - More than four coach loads followed their club to Fort Worth last Sunday. Watch Fort Worth, come over. - Cat Fish, Uncle Poker, Pick, Pretty Henry, Jim Shands, Pryor, Elihu and Dick Whitaker were seen in the park last Sunday. - It is regretted by the many fans and friends of Lee Jones to learn that he is not with the Black Giants. It was he who drafted and made the Fort Worth club for 1920. - Poor advertising knocked the owners out of more than five hundred dollars in last Sunday's game. Wake up your publicity man and swell your receipts. - Jno. Hamilton, last season's Giant's shortstop will report to Fort Worth as soon as school is out. - The Black Giant special headed by boss Whitaker carried four full coaches of fans and rooters to Fort Worth, last Sunday. Many others went via auto. - The Texas Colored League opens today with San Antonio at Beaumont; Wichita Falls at Waco; Fort Worth at Dallas and tomorrow Austin at Houston. - Owing to shortage in labor it was impossible to publish the Texas Colored League Schedule which was to appear in last week's issue. - The following is the line-up which you will see in action for 1920, with Fort Worth; Will Jones, Waddell Jones, Leroy Capes, Cornelius Rector; Jesse E. Ming; Ben Lee, Jesse Campbell, Jno Belfray, Willie Haynes, Johnson Hill, Bob Bailey, Charles Spearmon, Alvin Hudson, Chaney White."

April 17, 1920

Dallas, TX
"Fort Worth at Dallas..."

April 18, 1920

Dallas, TX?
"Dallas vs Fort Worth."

April 19, 1920

Dallas, TX?
"Dallas vs Fort Worth."

April 24, 1920

Dallas, TX?
"Dallas vs Fort Worth."

April 25, 1920

Dallas, TX?
"Dallas vs Fort Worth."

April 26, 1920

Dallas, TX?
"Dallas vs Fort Worth."

May 1, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers vs. Black Oilers - Although the Panthers are away for seven days, the baseball park will not be unoccupied. The "Black Panthers," representatives of Fort Worth in the Texas Negro League, will start (illegible) Beaumont Black Oilers. The games will be called at 3:30 o'clock. Special reservations will be made for white patrons of the game."

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Oilers Winners Over Black Panthers - The Beaumont Black Oilers of the Texas Negro League won from the Fort Worth Black Panthers at Panther Park Saturday. Score 5 to 0. The same teams will meet Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Batteries: Oilers, Jesse Hubbard and Pullen; Panthers, Harris and Spearman."

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Oilers Administer Calimine Bath to Panthers, Hunter Lets Fort Worth Down With Five (5) Hits. Only one Man reaches Third Base. - In the initial appearance of the Black Oilers on the home Diamond the local team was drubbed to the thumb of five to nothing. Too much Hunter tells the story. The Oilers slabman had the hard hitting Panthers eating out of his hand from the sound of the gong until the last man was out in the ninth. Only once did the Panthers have the chance to score. With a five run lead Hunter became careless and the Panthers with one single and a scratch hit managed to get two on with none out. A phenomenal catch by Sims of a line drive from White's bat which Simms turned into a double play by doubling W. Jones at second naved the Oilers slabsmen from being scored on. On the other hand the Oilers took to the offering of Haynes and batted him for a total of ten hits and five scores. The chief feature of the game was a running catch by Roy of a drive from Whit's bat in which Roy fell but held the ball."

May 2, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Win Over Black Oilers - After eighteen innings of faultless ball, the Fort Worth Black Panthers of the Texas Negro League won over the Beaumont Black Oilers at Panther Park Sunday, Score, 2 to 1. Both Rector of Fort Worth and Hubbard of the Oilers pitched great ball, Rector allowing only one base on balls in the entire route, and getting fourteen strike-outs. Johnson Hill, at third base for the Panthers also played excellent ball."

Fort Worth, TX
"Fort Worth Panthers Defeated Beaumont Oilers in 18 Inning Game With a Score of 2 to 1. - One of the hardest fought battles of the season was staged at Panther Park Sunday afternoon, When the Fort Worth Panthers defeated Beaumont Oilers in an 18 Inning game with a score of 2 to 1. The game was marked with much thrills. Much credit is due both pitchers. Rector for Fort Worth allowed only one man to walk, with 14 strike outs to his credit. Jesse Hubbard who played last year with the Brooklyn Giants pitched a faultless game that will long be remembered. With thirteen strike-outs to his credit. Without doubt this was the best game that was ever played on the home grounds this season. The remarkable playing of Johnson Hill, Fort Worth Premier third sacker was one of the main features of the game. When a hot one came to him from Whit's bat that the smoke itself was puffing from it, but the famous third sacker did not resist a bit, just picked it up like it was a piece of hot cake and tossed it to the great first sacker which was L. Jones. Much credit is due L. Jones for many star plays. He drudged the ball from the earth, on a hug to the ground that saved the dangerous Oilers from their last chance of scoring."

May 8, 1920

Houston, TX?
"Houston vs Fort Worth."

May 9, 1920

Houston, TX?
"Houston vs Fort Worth."

May 10, 1920

Houston, TX?
"Houston vs Fort Worth."

May 12, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Bears Coming to Tackle Panthers - The San Antonio Black Bears will be in Fort Worth Wednesday and Thursday for a two-game series with the Black Panthers. Both games will be played at Panther Park. The teams are memebers of the Negro Texas League."

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers vs. Black Bears. - While the fast flying Panthers are tying into the Bears at San Antonio in the third and final game of the series, Wednesday afternoon, the Black Panthers are to be playing the Black Bears of the Negro Texas League at Panther Park, here. The same teams are scheduled to play again Thursday. Special reservations are being made for white people. The games are to be called at 4 p.m."

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Lose First Game to Bears - The San Antonio Black Bears defeated the Fort Worth Black Panthers in the opener of a three-game series at Panther Park, Wednesday. Score 3 to 0. This is the second series to be played in Fort Worth in the Negro Texas League this season, and exceptionally fast ball has been produced."

May 16, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers vs. Navigators - The Black Panthers and Black Navigators of Waco were rained out Sunday, but were to resume hostilities Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. They are scheduled to close the series Tuesday and on Wednesday and Thursday the Black Buffaloes of Houston will be here. Special reservations are made for white people attending the games."

May 17, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Beat Black Navigators, 10-6 - The Fort Worth Black Panthers defeated the Waco Black Navigators at Panther Park Monday. Score 10 to 6. The same teams will meet again Tuesday after which the locals will take on the Houston Mud Cats for games here at Panther Park Wednesday and Thursday."

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Win First Game from Waco Navigators - After being rained out Sunday, the Black Panthers and the Waco Navigators played to a good sized audience Monday. The locals winning by a score of Fifteen to Four. Two Southpaws worked. Hudson for the Black Panthers and was most effetive. It was a ragged fielding game, but full of Comedy features."

May 18, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Tuesday, May 18, 1920. - Pinch Hitter Spearman Wins Game for Black Panthers 5 to 4. - Spearman was sent in to hit for Prince in the eighth inning of the game at Panther Park Tuesday and produced a home run wallop with a man on base, tied the score and made it possible for the Black Panthers to win from the Waco Navigators with a score of 5 to 4. The Waco Club showed a sharp reversal of form, presented a real pitcher and had the Panthers worried for eight innings."

May 19, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Buffs to Meet Black Panthers Here - The Houston Black Buffaloes arrived in Fort Worth Wednesday morning for a two-game series with the Fort Worth Black Panthers. The games will be played Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at Panther Park."

May 21, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"The Panthers Win From Black Broncs by Close Score 3-2 - By winning their game Friday from the San Antonio Black Broncs, the Black Panthers held their half game lead in the Negro League. Wichita Falls, is crowding the local club hard for the head of the percentage table, the score, Thursday was 2 to 1. The fielding of Hill at Third for the locals and a one-handed running catch of Grant in the Right Field for the visitors were features."

Fort Worth, TX
"Panthers Defeat San Antonio Broncos in 12 Inning Game, Score 2 to 1."

May 22, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Giants and Panthers to Make Swing Around Loop - Will Invade Battle Grounds of Southern Warriors. - The Black Panthers will hike over to Wichita Falls for a couple of games with the Black Spudders and from there, they will make a swing around the Southern Loop."


Wichita Falls, TX?
"Wichita Falls vs Fort Worth."

May 23, 1920

Wichita Falls, TX?
"Wichita Falls vs Fort Worth."

May 24, 1920

Wichita Falls, TX?
"Wichita Falls vs Fort Worth."

May 29, 1920

Austin, TX?
"Austin vs Fort Worth."

May 30, 1920

Austin, TX?
"Austin vs Fort Worth."

May 31, 1920

Austin, TX?
"Austin vs Fort Worth."

June 6, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"High Pockets, Star with Black Bears - During the absence of the Fort Worth Panthers on their second invasion of the South, Panther Park will be occupied practically every day by teams in the Texas Negro League. The first team to come will be the San Antonio Black Bears, who open a three-game series this afternoon at 4:30. High Pockets, the lengthy first baseman of the Bears, has long been a drawing card with white as well as negro fans. Part of the grandstand will be reserved for white patrons."

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Win Opener From Broncs - The Fort Worth Black Panthers of the Negro Texas League took the opening game of the series from the San Antonio Black Broncos at Panther Park Sunday afternoon. Score, 5 to 4. Harris of Fort Worth held the Broncos to five hits, while his teammates were getting to Williams for six, which, coupled with four errors, accounted for five runs. The same teams will meet at Panther Park Monday and Tuesday afternoons."

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Win Opener From Broncos, Sunday, June 6, 1920 - By E. A. Mitchell - The Fort Worth Black Panthers of the Negro Texas League took the opening game from the San Antonio Black Broncos at Panthers Park, Sunday afternoon with a score of 5 to 4. Harris for the Panthers held the Broncos to five hits, while his teammates were getting to Williams for six, which couple with four errors accounted for the five runs."

June 7, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"San Antonio Broncos Win From Black Panthers With a Score of 9 to 5 Monday, June 7th, 1920 - By E.A. Mitchell - The credit of this game is given to McClure, owing to his holding the Panthers to three hits. The remarkable playing of Jones in Center Field were features; which saved the Broncos from losing their second game with the Panthers. McClure was too much today for home running Spearman, he only made 2 hits."

June 8, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Too Much Williams For Fort Worth Panthers Wins Four to One. Tuesday, June 8, 1920. - By E.A. Mitchell. - Williams, the dangerous pitcher the San Antonio Black Broncos win from Panthers from a score of four to one, in addition to that Williams held the Panthers to three... L. Jones the famous first sacker for the locals went over the fence, scoring Halloway. Washington, Shortstop for the locals played well his part. Halloway making a two base hit in the second inning put the first score by, scoring Blackman."

June 9, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Win - The Black Panthers, after a series with San Antonio which ends Thursday, will rest until Sunday, when they open against the Houston Black Buffaloes at 4 p.m. The Black Panthers won Wednesday, 7 to 4, thereby evening the series with San Antonio. Sam Langrod and Pinkey Lewis, negro heavyweight boxers, were to be introduced Thursday afternoon."

June 10, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Take Final From Broncos - The Black Panthers of the Negro Texas League evened the count with the San Antonio Broncos here Thursday, taking the final game of the series by a score of 5 to 3. The Houston Black Buffs, who are at present topping the league, will open in Fort Worth Sunday for a three game series. All games will be played at Panther Park."

June 12, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Houston at Fort Worth"

June 13, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Win - The Fort Worth Black Panthers took the opening game of the series from the Houston Black Mud Cats at Panther Park Sunday afternoon. Score, 2 to 1. Buck Alexander, Houston speed king, was on the mound for the visitors, but the locals touched him for six safeties, three ofhtem going to White, left gardener. Sunday's victory puts the locals in second place, but one game behind the leading Mud Cats. The same teams will play at Panther Park Monday and Tuesday."

June 14, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Houston at Fort Worth."

June 18, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Buffs to Open Series With Panthers - The Houston Black Buffs, leaders in the Negro Texas League, are scheduled to open a four-game series at Panther Park this afternoon against the Black Panthers. The game will be called at 4:30. Special reservations are to be made for white spectators."

June 19, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Get Verdict in Game with Black Broncs - The Black Panthers celebrated Emancipation Day with a hard-earned 7 to 6 victory over the San Antonio Black Broncs. To accomplish the feat the local team overcame a six-run lead made by the visitors in the early part of the game. Harris of Fort Worth pitched good ball after the fourth inning. Heavy hitting by Johnson Hill and C. White turned the tide in favor of Fort Worth. The same teams play again Sunday afternoon at Panther Park. First place in the Texas Negro League hangs in the balance as a result of the present series."

June 20, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Belated Rally Gets Black Broncs Game With Black Panthers - By making a belated ninth inning rally the San Antonio Black Broncs scored two runs Sunday and won from the Black Panthers 3 to 2. It was a pitchers' battle between Williams and Haynes' errors playing a big part in the defeat of the local team. The sensational play of High Pockets, San Antonio first baseman, was a feature of the game. A big crowd saw the battle. The deciding game of the series will be played this afternoon."

July 11, 1920

Dallas, TX?
"Dallas vs Fort Worth."

July 12, 1920

Dallas, TX?
"Dallas vs Fort Worth."

July 17, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Spudders to Play Black Panthers Series; Start today - The Wichita Falls Black Supdders, lead by their great one-armed and one-yed hitting and fielding marvel, will be the guests of the Black Panthers at Panther Park for three games starting Saturday. All games will be called at 4 o'clock. The Black Panthers are within striking distance of the top, after a successful road trip. Special reservations are being made at the park for white spectators."

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Beat Black Spudders, 3-0 - Inability to hit in the pinches cost the Wichita Falls Black Spudders the opening game of the series with the Black Panthers here Sunday, score 3 to 0. the Panthers hit Cannon of the Spudders safely twelve times, but were only able to cross the rubber on three occasions. The same teams play Sunday and Monday at 4 p.m."

July 18, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Wichita Falls at Fort Worth."

July 19, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Take Final From Spudders - The Fort Worth Black Panthers took the deciding game of the series from the Black Spudders at Panther Park Monday afternoon when Hudson, Panther twirler, let the visitors down with four scattered hits and a lone tally, score 3 to 1. Eight hits by the Panthers, coupled with five Spudder erros accounted for their three runs."

July 24, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Oilers Here to Play Three Games - The Beaumont Black Oilers, leaders of the Texas Negro League, will open a three-day series at Panther Park with the local Black Panthers Saturday afternoon. The game is called for 4:30. A doubleheader will be staged Sunday, the first game being called at 3 o'clock. Special reservations are made for white fans."

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Defeat Oilers in 14 Innings, 3 to 2. - The Black Panthers won Saturday, an exciting fourteen-inning contest, the first game of a series of three with the Beaumont Black Exporters, leaders in the Texas Negro League. Score 3-2. Forest pitched excellent ball for the Oilers until the fourteenth inning, when a single by L. Jones of the Panthers followed by a fumble by Storey, shortstop of the Oilers, unsteadied him. Johnson Hill followed with a double and the game was over. Fielding by Lopez, the Cuban second baseman of the Panthers, and W. Jones at shortstop, featured the pitchers' duel between Forest and Harris. The same teams play a double-header today, the first game starting at 3 o'clock. A big crow, including many white fans, saw Saturday's game."

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Cats Win Two - The Fort Worth Black Panthers took both ends of a double bill from the Beaumont Black Oilers at Panther Park Sunday afternoon. Scores, 4 to 0 and 3 to 2. Haines held the visitors to three scattered hits in the opener and was never in danger. Errors were largely responsible for the locals win in the second game, five boots being registered against the Oilers."

July 25, 1920

Fort Worth, TX?
"Houston vs Fort Worth."

July 26, 1920

Fort Worth, TX?
"Houston vs Fort Worth."

July 29, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Lose With Four Cripples - Although four regulars, Williams, Johnson, Harris and Hudson were out of the lineup because of sickness, the crippled Black Panthers made a game effort to hold the Dallas Black Marines, Thursday, but lost. Score 10 to 5. The Black Panthers are still leading the Texas Negro League with a percentage of 750. The same teams play Friday and Saturday at 4:20 p.m."

July 30, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers Win; to Meet Oilers Next - The Black Panthers had a tighter hold on first place in the Texas Negro League, Saturday, by reason of their victory Friday over the Dallas Black Marines. Score 7 to 1. The same teams play again Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The Beaumont Black Oilers come here to open a series Sunday and will play two games Sunday afternoon, the first game starting at 3 o'clock. Steel Arm Johnny Harris was in fine form Friday afternoon and let the Marines down with four scattered hits."

July 31, 1920

Fort Worth, TX
"Black Panthers and Bears in Double Bill - The Black Panthers, playing at Panther Park in the absence of the prospective champions of the Texas League, were also winners Saturday. They defeated the Black Marines of Dallas, 3 to 2, and thereby obtained a stranglehold on first place in the Texas Negro League. The Black Bears of San Antonio, who have always given the Black Panthers a hard fight, will open a series here this afternoon. A double header will be played, the first game starting at 3 o'clock."