August 17, 1919
"A number of Denison fans motored to Odebolt Sunday to witness the Odebolt - Union Giants game of ball."
August 23, 1919
"Armours Play Union Giants on Local Lot - The Armours, a local semi-pro club, will play a three-game series with the Chicago Union Giants at Rourke Park Saturday and Sunday, one game Saturday and a double header on the Sabbath. There are two negro clubs calling themselves the Chicago Union Giants this year. One is playing in Chicago, and the other is on the road. The Chicago club claims the one which is to play the Armours are not the genuine Chicago Union Giant team, but manager Deleware of the Armours says he cannot learn which is which so he gives the traveling club the benefit of the doubt and is using the name given him by that club. Lefty Powers and Ectmier have been signed with the Armours. He will pitch the Saturday game with Andy Graves and Art Dyck on the mound in the Sunday games. September 6th and 7th the League of Nations club, consisting entirely of former overseas soldiers, will play the Armours here. Friday the Navy team plays the Armours at Rourke Park."
August 27, 1919
"Union Giants Seek Game. - Crack Chicago Team Would Play Here Sunday, September 7. - The Chicago Union Giants, a fast team of colored baseball players, were in the city today enroute to Beaman, where they play this afternoon. While in the city the manager of the club sought to arrange a game in this city to be played September 7, a change in the Giants playing schedule making that an open date. Although it was thought a game could be arranged the arrangements were dropped because of the inability to secure grounds on that date. The Marshall county fair opens the following day and the diamond will be covered with tents for the vaudeville performers who are to show at the fair."
August 28, 1919
"Beaman News Items. - Special to Times-Republican. - Beaman, August 23. - A large crowd attended the ball tournament here Friday afternoon. The first game was between Green Mountain and Conrad. The score stood 10 to 0, in favor of Green Mountain. The Beaman team played the winners and was defeated 11 to 2. Our team plays the Chicago Union Giants here on the 28th."
September 7, 1919
"Dillon Offers Diamond. - Would Furnish Field for Union Giants-Marshalltown Game. - Learning that a game between the Chicago Union Giants and a Marshalltown club could not be played in this city Sunday, September 7, because of the opening of the county fair the following day, the Dillon club, through its manager, J.C. Peck, today offered the use of the Dillon baseball field for that date free of charge to any Marshalltown club desiring to meet the Giants. Manager Peck desires an answer at once if his proposal is accepted that he may keep the date open. A desire to give the Dillon fans a fast game prompted Manager Peck to make the offer and undoubtedly the game would be well patronized as the Dillon fans have loyally supported the club this season."
"Baseball on Sunday, September 7, 1919 at Ackley, Iowa. Chicago Union Giants vs. Ackley White Socks. Game called at 3 p.m. - Advertisement."
September 11, 1919
Dow City, IA
"Dow City Items - The Chicago Union Giants, colored team, play here Thursday and Friday of this week."
Dow City, IA
"The Dow City baseball team divided two games with the Chicago Union Giants, Dow City winning Thursday 3 to 2 and the Giants Friday 7 to 3. In Thursday's game Powers outpitched Curry, the negro star pitcher, allowing the giants but four hits and striking out fifteen men. We locals touched up Curry for ten hits. Dow City's hitting and Powers' pitching featured the game. On Friday the Giants turned the tables on Dow city and defeated them 7 to 3. Alf Hansen, local returned soldier, pitched for the home team and he lost the game through errors. He held the hitting Giants and allowed them five hits, which being bunched with errors cost Dow City the game. We are proud of our ball team and have beaten strong teams. The manager and catcher of the Giants stated that Dow City has the strongest ball team for a home team they have met this season. This makes everybody feel good and we have shown what a small town which supports its ball team can do. The negroes had lost but fourteen games out of seventy previous to coming to Dow City and Dow City was unable to tack one defeat onto them and would have won the second had it not been for errors."
September 12, 1919
Dow City, IA
"Giants beat Dow City Friday 7 to 3."
September 14, 1919
"Saturday's game was won by the Giants, 10 to 6."
September 15, 1919
"Herman Captures Last From Chicago Giants - Special Dispatch to the World-Herald. - Herman, Nebraska, September 15 - Herman took the last of three games with the Union Giants of Chicago, today by a score of 8 to 1. Budic pitched for Herman and McNear and Curry for the Giants. Burdic allowed three hits and struck out nine men. Saturday's game was won by the Giants, 10 to 6. Burdic and Marshall were the pitchers. In Sunday's game Herman was shut out, 8 to 0. Curry pitched for the Giants and Fitch for Herman."
September 18, 1919
Sac City, IA
"Sac City continues to prepare for the homecoming event which will be held September 18th. A big parade is featured and $100 is offered for the best float, but business houses are asekd not to enter. The entertainment features will include aeroplane flights, motorcycle races, military maneuvers, a ball game between the Chicago Union Giants and an All-Star county team, a troop of dogs and ponies, a tug-of-war, band concerts and a big pavement dance. The address will be given by Robert Wallace of Council Bluffs."
September 27, 1919
"Baseball - Saturday and Sunday, September 27-28 - Game called at 2:30 - Chicago Union Giants vs. Marshalltown - At the Fair Grounds, Marshalltown - For Marshalltown Saturday, Jimmie Grant, p.; Miller, c. - Sunday Clarence Ives, p; Miller, c. - 'Happy' Bingham, the funniest man in baseball, will be here with the Giants and he is well worth the admission. The Chicago Union Giants are the fastest colored traveling team on the road, but we expect to win from them here. If we don't we will certainly see a real ball game. Don't forget the dates, Septemer 27-28. - Admission 50c, War Tax 5c - Grandstand Free."
"Local Team Formulated. - Murphy, Hasbrook and Miller Secured For Game Against Giants. - For its game with the Chicago Union giants Saturday and Sunday the local baseball aggregation that is being formed to play the visitors, has secured the services of 'Buzz' Murphy, former center fielder for the Ansons, and this season with the Washington team of the American League; 'Ziggy' Hasbrook, first baseman with the Des Moines Western league who will play short, and 'Bing' Miller, formerly with Clinton in the Central Association, this season left fielder with the Atlanta team of the Southern Association. Miller goes to the Detroit Americans next season. The batting order of the locals for the Saturday game is: Rohde, right field; Murphy, center field; Hasbrook, short; Miller, left field; Goodwin, second base; Willigrod, first base; Lipps, third base; M. Miller, catcher; Grant, pitcher.
September 27, 1919
"Marshalltown News. - The Chicago Union Giants, a colored baseball team played Saturday and Sunday in our city. Mr. and Mrs. Nathanial Ragland entertained in their home Sunday evening in honor of Mr. 'Happy' Bingham, one of the Chicago Union Giants."
"Saturday's Game. - Saturday Marshalltown beat the colored giants in a very close game. Hasbrook was on the mound for the locals and only allowed the Giants two hits. The game was marred by a decision in the fourth inning which nearly broke up the game."
September 28, 1919
"Locals Beat Giants. - Chicago Colored Team Drops Two Games to Team Here. - The Chicago Union Giants, one of the fastest colored nines in the country, dropped two games, Saturday and Sunday, to the Marshalltown Independents. Saturday's game was won by the local team, 4 to 2, and Sunday's contest terminated with the same club winning, 3 to 1. Inclement weather resulted in small crowds at both games. The local team proved the best aggregation placed in the field since the days of league ball, with 'Zig' Hasbrook of the Des Moines Western League club, and 'Buzz' Murphy, of the Washington Americans, appearing in the lineup. Hasbrook pitched Saturday's game, allowing the visitors but two hits, and defended the short field in Sunday's contest. Murphy was at his old position in center field in both games. Ives, the Wellsburg star, was on the mound Sunday, with Hendershot receiving. The Wellsburg wizard was in fine fettle and should have scored a shut-out but for one wobble in the defense. The heavy hitting colored aggregation failed to hit consistently. There was one shining light on the visiting team, however, who, but for the shade of his complexion, would be receiving his meal ticket from M. McGraw, C. Griffith, or some other big league pilot. This is Hurley McNair, center fielder. The home boys clinched Sunday's game in the first stanza, scoring two runs on a single and two doubles. After Lipps had fouled out to first, Goodwin singled and scored on Hasbrook's double. Murphy followed with another extra base hit, scoring Hasbrook, Murphy went to third on a passed ball, but Willigrod grounded out to Burch and Ives was thrown out at first. The Giant's batting combination, McNair and Coleman, put Ives in the hole in the fourth and sixth, but in the first instance a fine peg from left to the plate, nipping McNair, completed a double, Rhode and Hendershot, and the fusillade of the sixth came with two dwon and Ives disposed of 'Happy' Bingham on strikes. The Giant't one tally came in the eighth, when hits were bunched and an error permitted a runner to cross the pan. After one man had been retired McNair hit safely. Coleman fanned but Bingham and Turner followed with singles, filling the bases. Redd hit to Godwin, who fumbled the ball, Hurley McNair scoring. Horney ended the round by skying to Murphy. The Independents did not threaten after the first round until the eighth, when a triple by Murphy sent Hasbrook home, after the latter had singled and stolen second."
June 28, 1919
"Chicago Giants Play Armour Team Here - A good game is promised at Rourke Park next Saturday and Sunday when the Armours play the Chicago Union Giants. The Giants are well known here, having played many season with the Brandeis club. The Giants will arrive Saturday. The Armours are ready and will give a good account of themselves."
"Armours Defeated by Chicago Giants - The Armours were defeated by the Chicago Union Giants yesterday, 4 to 3. Jimmy Moore pitched for the Armours and hurled a good game, but the playing of the Armour team was not quite up to standard. Today the Armours and Giants will play two games, with Art Dyck and Andy Graves pitching for the locals."
June 29, 1919
"Free-For-All Riot Marks Armour Game - Fans Swarm Onto Field When Rival Athletes Enter Into Scrap. - Negro First Sacker Pinched by Chief of Police Eberstein. - A fourty-five minute riot marked the double-header played by the Armours and the Chicago Union Giants at Rourke Park yesterday afternoon. The brawl started out as a private scrap between Jimmy Collins of the Armours and Turner, first sacker for the Giants. The Jack Marshall, right fielder for the Giants joined in followed by the greater part of the 4,000 fans, who were at the game. A riot call was sent in to police headquarters and an automobile load of coppers hastened to the park to put a stop to the hostilities. The rioters were quickly subdued when the minions of the law put in their appearance. The battle started when Jimmy Collins slid into first base. Turner accused Collins of deliberately spiking him and began hurling threats. Then in came Jack Marshall from right field. He took a long wallop and caught Collins over the left eye with a pippin of a haymaker. The blow sent Collins reeling, and Dr. F. J. Schleier had to take two stiches to sew up the wound. As soon as Jack Marshall swung on Collins the fans began pouring out of the grandstand and bleachers and onto the diamond. Some of them armed themselves with baseball bats and other implements of warfare, and for a time serious possibilities loomed. But Chief of Police Eberstein and his son, Russell Eberstein, happened to be attending the game. They hustled into action and the chief placed Jack Marshall under arrest. He also hauled out his revolver and ordered back the belligerent fans. The presence of the chief with his gun put a new light on the affair to most of the fans and their belligerency consisted mostly of talk. When the reserves arrived handcuffs were slipped on Jack Marshall and he was hustled off to jail. Then the game was resumed. The Chicago Union Giants is a negro team and the grandstand was crowded with negro fans. They hastened to the defense of their team while the white fans took the side of Jimmy Collins. The Armours won both games of the double-header. The locals took the first game 7 to 5 with Andy Graves pitching, and the second game, 2 to 1 with Otto Merz, former Rourke in the box. Merz was released by the Rourkes yesterday."
"Jack Marshall, negro, right fielder for the Chicago Union Giants, who was arrested as the result of a near riot at a game at Rourke Park between the Giants and the Armours Sunday, was fined $25 on a charge of disturbing the peace in police court today."
July 26, 1919
"Union Giants to Play Here Again - The Chicago Union Giants, crack negro club, has been scheduled for two engagements with Armours, local semi-pros at Rourke Park. The Giants appeared here recently against the Armours and came out second best in the argument. Now Manager Deleware of the Armours has scheduled the Giants to Rourke Park July 26 and 27 and again August 23 and 24. The Armours have been booked a full schedule from now to September. Today the local semi-pros play at Herman. Next Saturday and Sunday they play the Union Giants here. August 3 they journey to Nebraks city and August 10 to Fremont. The Armours also have entered the baseball tournament to be held at Shenandoah, Iowa August 12, 13 and 14. On August 17 the locals will be at Greenwood, Iowa. Then they return home for the Union Giants August 23 and 24 and goto Grand Island August 31. During all of September Armours will play at Rourke park. Among the teams they expect to schedule during this month is Joe Stecher's Dodge, Nebraska nine. Joe is manager and first baseman on the team Tony Stecher plays second base."
July 27, 1919
"Armours Win Twice From Chicago Giants - The Armours won both ends of a double-header from the Chicago Union Giants at Rourke Park yesterday, the scores being 6 to 2 and 5 to 3. In the first game, Graves for the Armours, held his opponents to six scattered hits, while hard and timely hitting by Al Graves, Corcoran, Williams and Andy Graves put the game on ice in short order. In the second session, while the Armours got only five hits to nine garnered by the visitors, these safe swats were sufficiently bunched to deliver the goods again."