1918 New York Lincoln Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1918 New York Lincoln Giants

1918 New York Lincoln Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

May 19, 1918

Harlem, NY
"Cubans Lose Two Games. - Padron Twice Knocked Out of Box by Lincoln Giants. - The Lincoln Giants twice knocked Padron out of the box and scored a double victory over the Cuban Stars of Havana at Olympic Field yesterday. The scores were 11 to 6 and 13 to 5. In the second game Williams and McLoughlin of the Lincolns hit the ball over the centre field fence for a home run. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play Highbridge and New London.

May 26, 1918

Harlem, NY
"The Lincolns will play Highbridge and New London."

Harlem, NY
"Highbridge in Return Game. - The Highbridge team, which recently beat the Lincoln Giants, 5 to 3, by a rally in the ninth inning that scored three runs, will play the Harlem nine a return game at Olympic Field, 136th street and Fifth Avenue, next Sunday. Wernecke and Lew Wendell, former Giant, will be the Highbridge battery, and Joe Williams and Doc Wiley will oppose them. In the first game the Lincolns will play the New London club."

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Win and Lose. - Wernecke of Highbridge Athletics Joins National Army. - In a heavy hitting contest the Lincoln Giants were defeated by the Highbridge Athletics at Olympic Field yesterday, 11 to 5. Wernecke, who was to have pitched for the Athletics, reported yesterday morning to his draft board to join the colors. In the first game the Lincolns beat the New London club, 6 to 4. Next Sunday the Brooklyn Royal Giants will play two games with the Lincolns."

June 2, 1918

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Lose Two Games. - Beaten by Brooklyn Royal Giants - First Game Goes Eleven Innings. - The Royal Giants added two more victories to their credit yesterday when they defeated the Lincoln Giants in a double header at Olympic Field, by scores of 4 to 3 and 7 to 3. The first game went eleven innings. John Henry Lloyd and Joe Williams were hurt in the first game. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play a double bill with the Cuban Stars."

June 9, 1918

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Double Victors. - Score over Cuban Stars of Havana, 5 to 2 and 5 to 0. - The Lincoln Giants scored a double victory over the Cuban Stars of Havana yesterday in a double header at Olympic Field, winning the first game by a score of 5 to 2, and the second by 5 to 0. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play College Point and Poughkeepsie. Larry McLean will catch for Poughkeepsie."

June 16, 1918

Harlem, NY
"McLean's Team Beaten. - Poughkeepsie Nine Loses to Lincoln Giants - Score 7 to 1. A crowd that packed the stands at Olympic Field yesterday saw Larry McLean's Poughkeepsie team go down to defeat at the hands of the Lincoln Giants in the feature of a double header, 7 to 1. In the first game the Lincolns beat the College Point nine, 5 to 3. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play the Highbridge nine and the De Peyster team of Tivoli, New York."

June 16, 1918

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Win Two Games. - Beat De Peyster Team, 10 to 3, and Highbridge, 12 to 1. - The Lincoln Giants scored two easy victories yesterday, defeating the De Peyster nine of Tivoli, New York, 10 to 3, and the Highbridge team, 12 to 1. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play the third of their series of double headers with the Royal Giants."

June 25, 1918

Atlantic City, NJ
"Close Win for Bacharach Giants - Atlantic City, June 26. - An exciting pitchers' battle here yesterday resulted in Gus Robinson emerging victor over Cyclone Joe Williams, the local team defeating the strong Lincoln Giants in a close game, 2 to 1.

June 30, 1918

Harlem, NY
"Williams Blanks Royals. - Beats Donaldson in Duel, 1 to 0 - Lincolns Lose Second Game. - Joe Williams triumphed over John Donaldson, the Western semi-pro pitching phenom in a duel at Olympic Field yesterday, when he led the Lincoln Giants to a 1 to 0 victory over the Brooklyn Royal Giants in the first game of a twin bill. in the second game the Royals won, 4 to 1. Next Sunday the same teams will clash in a double header."

July 14, 1918

Harlem, NY
"Cubans Win in Tenth. - Defeat Lincoln Giants by Score of 5 to 4 - Rain Halts Second Game. - In one of the best played games seen at Olympic Field this season the Cuban Stars of Havana, after four straight defeats, came through with a ten inning victory over the Lincoln Giants yesterday, 5 to 4. Rain prevented the teams from playing the second game of the twin bill. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play the Naval Reserves and the Chevrolet team of Peekskill, New York."

July 21, 1918

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Win Two Games. - Beat Chevrolet and Naval Reserves Teams at Olympic Field. - The Lincoln Giants defeated the Chevrolet team and the Naval Reserves at Olympic Field yesterday 7 to 4 and 6 to 1 respectively. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play two games with the Cuban Stars of Havana."

July 28, 1918

Harlem, NY
"Cuban Break Even. - Beaten by Lincolns in First Game, They Win Second in Twelfth. - In two of the best games played at Olympic Field this season, the Cuban Stars of Havana broke even. They dropped the first game, 3 to 1, then came through with a twelve inning victory, 5 to 4 in the second. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play the Plainfield and Ironsides teams."