1919 Brooklyn Royal Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1919 Brooklyn Royal Giants

1919 Brooklyn Royal Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

April 20, 1919

Queens, NY
"Royal Giants Debut. - The Bushwicks, who have won their first two games, will play the Royal Giants next Sunday afternoon at Dexter Park, near the Cypress Hills 'L.' The Royal Giants nine is composed mostly of former members of Colonel Hayward's famous regiment and the Buffaloes of Camp Dix. It will be the Giants' opening clash of the season. Bill Kelleher, who beat Jimmie Ring, the former Cincinnati pitcher, by 1 to 0 in the Bushwicks' opening game, will occupy the mound for Bushwick. Kelleher received a tryout with Brooklyn last season."

April 27, 1919

New York, NY
"At Nurges Field - Royal Giants 6, Tietjen & Lana 4."

May 4, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Will Go After Redding. - When Cannon Ball Redding returned from the war some time ago he passed up his old ball club, the Lincoln Giants, and joined the Royal Giants. The Lincolns regard the pitcher's action as a snub, and they are going to try to make him feel sorry at Olympic Field in Harlem on Sunday afternoon. The Lincolns will play the Royals in a double header, and Redding will face Joe Williams in the feature contest, which should develop a great pitching battle. The first game will start at 1:30."

Harlem, NY
"Resume Baseball Series. - Harlem fans will see a resumption of the keen baseball games that took place prior to our entrance into the World War when the Lincoln Giants and the Royal Giants begin a twelve game series at Olumpic Field, 136th street and Fifth Avenue, tomorrow. Redding, one of the war heroes, and Williams, will pitch the first game, and Hubbard and Cottrell will be the opponents in the second."

Harlem, NY
"Reading vs. Williams. - Pitching Duel Expected at Olympic Field Today. - This afternoon will see the inauguration of a baseball series in Harlem that is sure to develop intense rivalry. The Lincoln Giants will tackle their old opponents, the Royal Giants, in a double header at Olympic Field, 136th Street and Fifth Avenue. Cannon Ball Reading, who used to pitch for the Lincolns before he went to war, has joined the Royals and will face Cyclone Joe Williams in the first game, which will start at 1:30. The Lincolns promise Reading a warm reception for having changed his base. In the second game Hubbard will be opposed by Cottrell, the Texas wonder. There is considerable betting on the outcome of the games. "

Harlem, NY
"No Hit, No Run Game. - Williams of Lincolns Pitches It Against Royal Giants. - Although only a mile away from the Polo Grounds where the Giants and Phillies clashed yesterday, the Lincoln Giants and Brooklyn Royal giants clearly indicated yesterday at Olympic Field that there is plenty of room in Manhattan for strong semi-pro clubs in addition to the major league teams, by playing before the biggest gathering that ever packed the Harlem park. Not only was every seat in the spacious grand stand and bleachers taken, but even standing room was at a premium. The teams played the first of their series of twelve games and divided honors. Williams pitched a no-hit, no-run game in the opener against Redding, the Lincolns winning, 1 to 0. The second was won by the Royals, 8 to 7. The Downey Ship Yards team and Chesters will be the opponents of the Lincolns next Sunday."

May 11, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Improving Dexter Park. - In view of the record breaking attendance at Dexter Park, near the Cypress Hills elevated station, each week improvements are being made to accommodate this increase and they will be completed on Sunday. On that afternoon the Bushwicks will entertain the Royal Giants in a double header. The Royals will send Redding against Kimball of the Detroit Americans in the feature contest and it is expected to develop one of the best games seen there this season."

Brooklyn, NY
"Sunday Semi-Pro Games. - Bushwicks vs. Royal Giants, double header, at Dexter Park, Brooklyn"

Harlem, NY
"Royals at Dexter Park. - Dexter Park, near the Cypress Hills L, will be the scene of a double header tomorrow that should give plenty of enjoyment to the patrons of the park. The Royal Gianst, who last Sunday played two hair raising games with the Lincoln Giants, will be the opponents of the Bushwicks. Redding and Hubbell will pitch for the visitors, and Kimball, former Detroit hurler, and Maloney will work for the Bushwicks."

Harlem, NY
"Bushwicks' Double Bill. - Will Play Royal Giants at Dexter Park This Afternoon. - The double header between the Bushwicks and Royal Giants at Dexter Park this afternoon should furnish some of the best baseball of the season. With Cannon Ball Dick Redding and Mountain Hubbard of the colored stars opposing Kimball, ex-Detroit slabster, and Maloney for the Bushwicks, two good pitching duels should be on tap. The Royals as well as the Bushwicks are clouting the ball at a good clip and the twirlers will have to show their best wares to hold the reins. The first game will be called at 2 o'clock. The Bushwicks last Sunday played before a record crowd."

May 18, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Face Royals. - The third and fourth games of the annual series between the Lincoln Giants and the Royal Gaints will be played at Olympic Field in Harlem on Sunday afternoon. In their first double header several weeks ago Williams of the Lincolns scored a no hit shutout, but the Royals took the other game. Williams will face the Royals again and once more he will be opposed by Redding in the feature of the double header."

Harlem, NY
"Redding Seeks Revenge. - The Lincoln Giants and the Royal Giants will resume their warfare at Olympic Field in Harlem tomorrow afternoon. The old rivals will meet in a double header. Several weeks ago they broke even, but the Royals suffered the humiliation of being held to no hits, with Redding, their star pitcher, as the victim of Joe Williams. Redding will come back tomorrow for revenge, but again Williams will face him."

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Double Victors. - Defeat Royal Giants Before Big Crowd, 8 to 2 and 11 to 10. - Another banner crowd, almost the equal of that which saw the teams play the opening games of their series two weeks ago saw the Lincoln Giants score twice over the Royal Giants at Olympic Field yesterday, 8 to 2 and 11 to 10. Among those who saw the games were many persons who were turned away at the Polo Grounds because they could not be accommodated. Both of Yesterday's games were heavy hitting affairs. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play the Chevrolet team and a shipyard nine."

May 25, 1919

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NY
"Royals in Return Game - Tomorrow has been designated as Salvation Army Day at Dexter Park, near the Cypress Hills 'L' where the Royal Giants and Bushwiks will meet in a return double header. Three weeks ago these teams played before a record gathering, the Bushwicks winning the first game in eleven innings and the second resulting in a tie. The Royals will have a new pitcher, Dilworth of Texas, in the lineup."

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NY
"Bushwicks Play Two. - Will Tackle the Strengthened Royal Giants Today. - At Dexter Park, near the Cypress Hills L station, this afternoon the Royal Giants will clash with the Bushwicks in a double header. The day will be 'Salvation Army Sunday.' The Royals will have out all their stars, while the Bushwicks will have their regular team, with Maloney and Kimball doing the pitching. The Royals have been strengthened by the addition of Santop, catcher, and Dilworth, a southpaw. Dilworth comes from Texas highly recommended. Santop is still in the army, but expects to be released by tomorrow."

May 30, 1919

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NY
"Cubans Play Today. - The Cuban Stars of Havana will make their local debut at Dexter Park this afternoon in a double header with the Royal Giants. The teams have played each Decoration Day for the past five years and invariably have played splendid ball. Padrone and Fabre will pitch for the Cubans. They are the men who pitched the Havana team to championship laurels."

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NY
"Cubans Double Victors. - Defeat the Royal Giants by Scores of 4 to 1 and 3 to 0. - The Cuban Stars of Havana yesterday triumphed in both games of a double header with the Royal Giants at Dexter Park in Brooklyn. In the first game the Havana team won by a score of 4 to 1 and in the second contest the visitors romped off with a 3 to 0 victory."

June 1, 1919

Brooklyn, NY
"A big double header has been arranged for this afternoon at Morse Field. Fifty-second street and Second Avenue, Brooklyn, when the crack Royal Giants will meet the strong Morse Dry Dock Baseball Club. Bill Dahlen, manager of the Morse team, will spring a surprise. He intends to have a star twirler in the box this afternoon against the Royal Giants."

June 3, 1919

Mamaroneck, NY
"At Mamaroneck, June 3 - Royal Giants 2, All Stars 7."

June 8, 1919

Inwood, Manhattan, NY
"Royal Giants to Play. - Guy Empey's Treat 'Em Roughs baseball club is confronted with a hard task this afternoon. In the feature of the double header at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman Street subway station, the Empey outfit will tackle the Royal Giants. The record of the Royals makes it certain that the Rough nine will have to go some. The Royals have been strengthened by the addition of two Texas stars. In the opening game the Audobons will be featured. They will meet the Shamrocks at 1:30. A band concert will be an added attraction. Wounded soldiers will be admitted free."

Inwood, Manhattan, NY
"Royals at Dyckman Oval. - Guy Empey's Treat 'Em Roughs will play the Royal Giants at Dyckman Oval, Dyckman Street subway station, tomorrow afternoon. Jimmy Clinton, one of the leading semi-pro twirlers, will pitch for Seargeant Empey's team. There will be a preliminary game between the Audubons and the Shamrocks at 1:30 o'clock. Empey's military band will play."

Inwood, Manhattan, NY
"Treat 'Em Roughs Win. - Guy Empey's Team Beats Royal Giants by 1 to 0. In a thrilling game Sergeant Arthur Guy Empey's Treat 'Em Roughs defeated the Royal Giants, 1 to 0, at Dyckman Oval yesterday afternoon. The lone tally was scored in the seventh inning, when Cooney's sacrifice scored Enste from third After Enste had tripled. Jimmy Clinton pitched is usual masterly game."

June 15, 1919

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NY
"Royals at Dexter Park. - The Royal Giants will resume their series with the Bushwicks with a double header at Dexter Park, near the Cypress Hills elevated station, on Sunday afternoon. The Royals will send Redding and Brooks to the mound, while the Bushwicks will use Mitchell and Maloney, who scored a double victory over the Cuban Stars last Sunday. Hohman, who has refused several league offers, will do the catching for the Bushwick club. The clubs broke even in their first double header recently."

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NY
"Royals in Brooklyn. - The Bushwicks and Royal Giants again will attempt to settle the supremacy in a double-header at Dexter Park, near the Cypress Hills elevator station, on Sunday afternoon. These teams have met several times this season for an even break. Last year's series also resulted in a deadlock. Mitchell will occupy the mound for the Bushwicks in the first encounter, while Maloney will work in the second tilt. Santop, the heavy slugger of the Royals will catch."

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NY
"Royals to Resume Series. - The second double header of the twelve game series between the Royal Giants and the Bushwicks will be played tomorrow afternoon at Dexter Park, neart the Cypress Hills 'L.' In their first encounter the teams broke even in games that were full of action. The Royals will send their star hurlers, Brooks and Williams, against Mitchell and Maloney, who beat the Cuban Stars of Havana last Sunday."

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NY
"Royals Break Even. - Defeated by Bushwicks in First Game, but Take Second. - The Royal Giants and the Bushwicks again divided honors in a double header at Dexter Park, the Bushwicks winning the curtain raiser by a score of 13 to 8 and the Royals taking the second, 9 to 4. The opening game was a heavy hitting contest that kept the big crowd in a state of excitement from start to finish. The Bushwicks got nineteen hits and their opponents fifteen."

June 22, 1919

Newark, NJ
"At Newark, A.M. - Royal Giants 13, Marshall and Ball 3."

Paterson, NJ
"At Paterson - Royal Giants 4, Paterson Silk Sox 0."

June 28, 1919

Dover, NJ
"At Dover, New Jersey - Royal Giants 4, Fletchers 6."

June 29, 1919

Harlem, NY
"New Players for Royals. - When the Lincoln Giants and the Royals clash in a return doubleheader at Olympic Field, 136th Street and Fifth Avenue tomorrow, patrons of the park will see several new players on the Royal nine. The Royals have been strengthened by the addition of three stars from Texas, who will make their debut. In their first games the Royals were defeated twice, but they will furnish stronger opposition tomorrow."

July 4, 1919

Brooklyn, NY
"At Dexter Park - First Game - Royal Giants 12, Lincoln Giants 6."
At Dexter Park - Second Game - Royal Giantss 5, Lincoln Giants 7."

July 6, 1919

Brooklyn, NY
"Dexter Park Games. - Patrons of Dexter Park, near the Cypress Hills 'L' will be treated to two good games tomorrow afternoon when the Royal Giants and the Bushwicks meet in the third of their series of double headers. To date the teams are on an even footing, each having won two games. Two weeks ago the teams played two sizzling contests before a big crowd, the Royals taking the first 5 to 4, but dropping the second, 13 to 5."

Brooklyn, NY
"Royals to Resume Series. - Meet the Bushwicks in Double Header at Dexter Park. - The Royal Giants and the Bushwicks will renew their warfare at Dexter Park, near the Cypress Hills 'L' this afternoon, when they clash in the third of their series of double headers. To date the teams have an even break, each having won two games. Two weeks ago in two of the heaviest hitting games seen at the park this season the Royals took the opener, 9 to 4, and the Bushwicks won the second game, 13 to 8. The Bushwicks got nineteen hits in the sunset title tilt. The teams have a series of twelve games scheduled and this series will determine the Brooklyn champions as Brooklyn has no better teams than the Royals and the Bushwicks."

July 7, 1919

Atlantic City, NJ
Brooklyn Royal Giants vs Bacharach Giants at Inlet Park all week

July 8, 1919

Atlantic City, NJ
Brooklyn Royal Giants vs Bacharach Giants at Inlet Park all week

July 9, 1919

Atlantic City, NJ
Brooklyn Royal Giants vs Bacharach Giants at Inlet Park all week

July 10, 1919

Atlantic City, NJ
Brooklyn Royal Giants vs Bacharach Giants at Inlet Park all week

July 13, 1919

Bayonne, NJ
"Bayonne vs. Royal Giants at Bayonne, New Jersey."

Bayonne, NJ
"Bayonne Vs. Royal Colored Giants - At Standard Oil Park, foot of East Twenty-Fifth Street, Bayonne, Sunday, the Bayonne Base Ball Club, which has been performing every week this season, will cross bats with the Royal Colored Giants, said to be the greatest colored ball club in the United States. An overflowing crowd is anticipated by the officials of the Bayonne team. With the Royal Giants will be Santop, the well-known colored catcher, touted fence-buster and reputed to have the greatest number of putouts at second last season. The full Royal lineup will be used against Bayonne. Trolley cars pass two blocks from the field where the game will be played."

July 26, 1919

Camp Mills, Long Island, NY
"Royals Beat Lincolns. - Camp Mills, July 26. - The Brooklyn Royal Giants defeated the Lincoln Giants of New York here in a game for the benefit of soldiers."