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.

April 20, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Shipbuilders vs. Lincolns. - The Robbins Dry Dock of Brooklyn will make its initial appearance in Harlem on Sunday afternoon when it plays the Lincoln Giants in the final game of a double header at Olympic Field, 136th Street and Fifth Avenue. The Robbins team put the Morse club out of the running last season for the shipyard championship. Jimmy Ring of the Cincinnati club is one of the team's pitchers. In the early game at 1:30 p.m. the Danbury club will meet the Lincoln Giants."

April 27, 1919

Harlem, NY
"Two Games For Lincolns. - Blank College Point, 3 to 0. Then Beat Downey Nine, 3 to 2. - The Lincoln Giants scored a double victory yesterday afternoon at Olympic Field when they vanquished the College Point nine in the first game by 3 to 0, and nosed out the Downey Shipyard nine, 3 to 2. In the first game, Williams and Brown pitching for the Giants, allowed only three scattered hits. The second game required ten innings, Cyclone Williams fanned eight men. Next Sunday the Lincoln Giants will have as opponents the Royal Giants. Williams and Redding, old time rivals, will be the pitchers in the final tilt."

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
"Olympic Field Games. - With the Downey Shipbuilding team and Billy Gibson's Bronx Eagles as their opponents, the Lincoln Giants will have stiff opposition tomorrow in their double header at Olympic Field, 136th Street and Fifth Avenue. Holborrow and Joe Williams, who pitched a no hit no run game against the Royals last Sunday, will pitch in the feature contest."

Harlem, NY
"Sunday Semi-Pro Games. - Lincoln Giants vs. Bronx Eagles and Downey, double header, at Olympic Field."

Harlem, NY
"Williams Out to Repeat. - Will Try to Duplicate No Hit Feat Against Shipbuilders. - The Eagles of the Bronx have taken their place among the leading semi-professional baseball clubs in this section and will tackle another hard proposition this afternoon, when they will be featured with the Lincoln Giants in one of the two games at Olympic Field in Harlem. Billy Gibson, the boxing impresario, is handling the Eagles. The team's rooters will parade to the grounds in fifteen autos. In the other contest the Lincoln Giants will go after the scalps of the Downey Shipbuilders, who have a minor league lineup. Holbourn and Joe Williams will pitch the feature game. Williams last Sunday pitched a no-hit no-run contest."

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

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."

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Win and Tie. - Beat the Hoboken Team by Score of 10 to 0. After swamping the Hoboken nine by a score of 10 to 0 yesterday at Olympic Field the Lincoln Giants played a 3 to 3 tie with the Downey Shipyards team. The game was called at the end of the eighth inning on account of rain. Williams allowed the Downey players only four hits. The Lincolns will play the Highbridge Club and a shipyards nine next Sunday."

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."

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Add to Victories. - Defeat Chesters and Highbridge Teams at Olympic Field. - In two thrilling games that were thoroughly enjoyed by a big gathering at Olympic Field yesterday the Lincoln Giants, who are after the Eastern semi-pro championship, yesterday defeated the Chesters in the first game of a double header by a score of 2 to 0 and then triumphed over the Highbridge nine, 9 to 5. Williams and Webb held the Chesters to two hits. Next Sunday the famous Cuban Stars of Havana will be the opponents of the Lincoln Giants in a double header."

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."

Harlem, NY
"Royals Drop Two Games. - Beaten by Lincoln Giants, 10 to 3 and 4 to 0. - The Lincoln Giants made it four straight over the Royal Giants when they annexed both ends of a double header yesterday at Olympic Field. The scores were 10 to 3 and 4 to 0. Williams allowed only four hits in the second game. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play the Chevrolet and Downey Shipyard nines."

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

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
"Lincoln Giants vs. Robin's Dry Dock and Newark Stars at Olympic Field."

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 25?, 1919

West New York, NY
"At West New York - Royal Giants 3, West New York 2."
"At West New York P.M. - Royal Giants 3, West New York 2."

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."
Orange, NJ
"At Orange, New Jersey, July 26 - Royal Giants 1, Orange Athletic Association 0."

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."

Newark, NJ
"At Newark, New Jersey, July 27, A.M. - Royal Giants 10, Meadowbrook 2."

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Break Even. - Again Lose to Chevrolets, but Beat Standards. - In two contests that were enjoyed by a big crowd, the Lincoln Giants yesterday broke even at Olympic Field, 136th street and fifth avenue. In the first game the Chevrolet nine of Tarrytown repeated its victory of a few weeks ago by conquering the locals, 4 to 2, but in the feature the Lincolns outscored the Standard Shipyards team, 5 to 0."