Friday, September 5, 2014 Last Update: 5:20 PM ET
"Baseball - In Ninth Hour Clubs in Texas Colored League are Getting ...Together... Strong Clubs to Represent the Organization. Dallas Opens April 30th With Wao. - Famous Austin Reds Fires First Gun of Nineteen With Samuel Houston College, Scores 2 to 1 - By J. Alba Austin. - The Texas League season will open in Dallas, Sunday, April 20th with Waco Black Navigators. The Dallas Black Giants will in the initial game give an account of their few weeks of careful training for a tough season. The Navigators will this season present fans of Texas with practically a new club with exception of a few veterans whose faces are familiar to fandom and with this installation of new blood in their lineup it is rumored Waco, should be quite a formidable outfit for the coming season. The lineup is as follows: Catchers, Henderson, Samuels; pitchers, Hicks and Steel Arm Davis; first base Jackson; second base, Jones; short stop Washginton, third base Blackmon; left field, Wade; centerfield, Golden; right field Smith and Henry Fluis, captain. John Richardson alias Black Son looks as fine as a fiddle this season and predicts he will have the best season of his career. Son says all is well and the sound of the gong will be sweet music to his ears. Harry Scott, the fleet-footed outer garden guardian is booked to make rome howl this season, the Galveston kid is shooting 'em around with rapid fire action and looks good to the casual observer. Will Jones, a star infielder of many seasons is raring to go as Bill is a goer of the first water. Eddie Douglas is here yet, and a Giant Uniform would be very becoming to him. The Giants presents the following line-up for the season: Catchers, Riley, Black Son, Spearmon; pitchers, Dave Brown, Cornelius Rector, Andrew Cooper, Hudson and Tom Arnold; infielders, Will Jones, Dave Johnson, Lynn Mallory, Charles Elder and Naman Washington; outfielders, Robert Scott, Bobby Sloan and Bernie Collins. Reserve list: Nathan Green, Glen Brown, Charles Calico, Louis Spencer and Robert McCleary."
"Baseball Managers - Notice - The Great Dallas Express wishes to announce that it will, beginning with this issue, print all matters pertaining to organize baseball, such as standing and results of games played by various teams. It further believes that thousands of its readers in Texas, Oklahoma, and other states are entitled to information concerning baseball among colored people and to this end shall urge upon each baseball manager to send in write-ups of his club and the number of games won and batteries of each contesting club to the sporting editor."
"Waco Black Navigators and Austin Black Senators crossed bats Saturday and Monday a double header, Waco tacked all three in her sack with ease."
"Black Navs Play Senators Sunday and Monday. - Waco, Texas, May 8. - Waco Navigators will cross bats with Black Senators Sunday and Monday. Manager J. H. Fluis, asserts his bunch will give the visitors from Austin, one of the toughest scraps they have ever encountered. Both manager, Fluis and captain J. H. Blackmon are building the club each day and will make a strong bid for the flag. They are gradually whipping together one of the strongest machines in the state. 'Steel Arm' Davis, the big left hander is going like a house afire. Big Arthur Hicks, right hander, one of the best in the business. H. Reed and E. Edwards make up the balance of pitching staff. Waco has six games at home and expects to cinch four before hitting the trail around the loop. Watch for results of the games."
Fort Worth, TX
"Fort Worth and Waco played Tuesday and Wednesday. Results of the game was not received in time for publication."