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.

May 4, 1919

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 18, 1919

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 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 3, 1919

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

June 8, 1919

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 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 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 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."