1919 Lincoln Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1919 New York Lincoln Giants

1919 New York Lincoln 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

Harlem, NY
"Eastern Leaguers Here. - The Lincoln Giants will face strong opposition tomorrow when they meet the Bridgeport team of Connecticut, champions of the Nutmeg State, and the Chevrolet nine of Tarrytown, New york, in a double header at Olympic Field, 135th Street and Fifth Avenue. The Bridgeport team will have an Eastern League battery and an Eastern League infielder and outfielder in the lineup."

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Still at It. - Add Chevrolets and Bridgeports to List of Victims. - The Lincoln Giants continued their string of victories yesterday at Olympic Field, when they vanquished the Chevrolet team in the first game of a double bill, 3 to 2, and the Bridgeport team in the sunset tilt, 8 to 2. The teams played before another capacity crowd and indications point to a record attendance for the season. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play a double header with the Cuban Stars of Havana, who are due to arrive here next Thursday."

June 1, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Cubans Win and Lose. - Beat Lincolns, 6 to 5, After Dropping First Game, 7 to 6. In two exciting contests the Lincoln Giants and the Cuban Stars of Havana yesterday divided honors at Olympic Field, the Cubans taking the second game in eleven innings, 6 to 5, and the home nine winning the first, 7 to 6. Late rallies figured in each. The Lincolns scored four runs in the ninth inning of the opening contest. In the second game the Cubans tallied three times in the ninth and the home crew tied the count by scoring twice. A capacity crowd saw the game. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play the Hobokens and Downey Shipyards teams."

June 8, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Harlem's Big Games - The biggest attraction of the season is carded for Olympic Field, 136th street and Fifth Avenue, for tomorrow afternoon, when the Lincoln Giants meet the Downey Shipyards nine and the Hoboken team. In these games the Lincolns will probably find stronger opposition than in any played so far this season. The Hobokens in particular are sure to make trouble for the home team."

June 15, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Chesters in Return Game. - The fast Chester club will make its second appearance of the season at Olympic Field, 136th Street and Fifth Avenue, tomorrow afternoon in the opening game of a double bill with the Lincoln Giants. In their last meeting, a month ago, the Chesters defeated the locals. In the final game the Highbridge Athletics will face the Lincoln Giants. This club defeated the Lincoln Giants twice last season."

June 22, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Vs. Cubans. - The Lincoln Giants will resuem their series with the Cuban Stars of Havana, Champions of Cuba, tomorrow afternoon at Olympic Field, 136th Street and Fifth Avenue, in a double header, the second of their series. In their first engagements the teams broke even, the Cubans winning the second game in the tenth inning, 7 to 6, after dropping the first, 6 to 5. The teams are evenly matched and two good contests are assured."

Harlem, NY
"Cuban Stars Win Two - The Cuban Stars defeated their old rivals, the Lincoln Giants, in both ends of a double-header at Olympic Field yesterday, the scores being 9 to 2 and 5 to 4. The winners batted the ball hard in the first for a total of thirteen hits. The second contest was close throughout."

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 6, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Downeys Vs. Lincolns. - The Downey Shipyards nine, which played the Lincoln Giants a 3 to 3 tie a fortnight ago when rain caused a halt in the eighth inning, will meet the Lincolns in a return game tomorrow at Olympic Field, 136th Street and Fifth Avenue. The teams are evenly matched and a fast and interesting contest is assured. In the first game the Chevrolet nin of Tarrytown, New York will play a return match with the Harlem nine."

July 13, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Two Games for Lincolns. - The Lincoln Giants will have the Downey Shipyards and Newark Stars baseball teams as their opponents tomorrow afternoon in the Harlem team's weekly double header at Olympic Field, 135th Street and Fifth Avenue. Both the shipbuilders and Newark teams have been traveling at a good pace this season and should make things interesting for the home team. Cyclone Joe Williams will pitch against the Downey team."

July 20, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Cubans in Harlem. - Another double header in the interesting series between the Lincoln Giants and the Cuban Stars will be played tomorrow afternoon at Olympic Field, in Harlem. The Lincolns are only one game ahead of the club from Havana. The Cubans will have a big squad of rooters from the Cuban Colony Club. Williams will opposed Suarez in the feature contest. The Cuban holds a decision over the home star and is more than anxious to repeat."

July 27, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Hard Task for Lincolns. - One of the best baseball cards arranged at Olympic Field, in Harlem, this season is offered tomorrow afternoon. There will be a double header, with the Chevrolets and the Standard Shipyard nine playing the Lincoln Giants. The Chevrolets won over the Lincolns some time ago, by 6 to 2, and are out to repeat. They allowed the Lincolns only four hits in nine rounds. The Standards are the champions of the Shipyards League."