1918 Grand Central Red Caps

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1918 Grand Central Red Caps

1918 Grand Central Red Caps

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

May 12, 1918

Cortland, NY
"Van Cortlands Park - Bridgeport All Stars 1, Grand Central Red Caps 3."

May 19, 1918

Bridgeport, NJ
"Bridgeport 3, Red Caps 1."

May 26, 1918

Inwood, Manhattan, NY
"Red Caps vs. Kingsbridge. - The Red Caps, with Charles Earle, formerly of the Brooklyn Royal Giants, in charge, will play their first local game of the season at Dyckman Oval, near the 207th street subway station, this Sunday. They will meet Jordan's Kingsbridge nine. Charles Earle will have with him Bill Handy, Pearl Webster, Joe Hewitt, Ted Kimbro, Cooper, Andrew Payne, Jules Thomas, Lee Wade, Richard 'Lefty' Harvey, and Fuller, all of whom are former members of the Brooklyn Royal Giants and Lincoln Giants."

Inwood, Manhattan, NY
"Andy Coakley to Pitch. - Will Make His Start of Season at Dyckman Oval Today. - With Andy Coakley on the firing line Jordan's Kingsbridge team will face the Red Caps in that team's first appearance on a Manhattan diamond this afternoon at Dyckman Oval, near the 207th street subway station. Coakley will take the place of McQuillen, who is now playing with the Worcester club of the Eastern League. The Red Caps will have Earle, Handy, Kimbro, Webster, Hewitt, Cooper, Payne, Thomas, Wade, Harvey and Fuller, formerly of the Lincoln Stars, Lincoln Giants and Royal Giants in the lineup."

June 2, 1918

Inwood, Manhattan, NY
"Clears Sacks With Homer. - Kimbro Turns Trick at Dyckman Oval - Kingsbridge Nine Loses. - The Red Caps defeated Kingsbridge Athletes at Dyckman Field yesterday, 8 to 1. Home runs by Charles Earle and Kimbro featured. Kimbro made his with the bases full. Next Sunday Larry McClean and his All Stars will be the attraction."

June 3, 1918

Inwood, Manhattan, NY
"Red Caps Out to Repeat. - The Red Caps, who defeated Billy Jordan's Kingsbridge team in a well-played contest at Dyckman Oval, near the Dyckman Street subway station, last Sunday, 2 to 1, will try to repeat tomorrow, when the teams meet in a return game. Andy Coakley and Harvey again will be the rival pitchers. Last Sunday Earle's homer beat Coakley. Payne, Webster, Kimbro, Handy, Cooper, Fuller and Thomas will be in the Red Caps' line-up."

July 7, 1918

Inwood, Manhattan, NY
"Ship Builders Lose. - Speedway Nine Beaten by Red Caps by 10 to 3 Score. - The Speedway Ship Builders were defeated by Earle's Red Caps yesterday at Dyckman Oval by a score of 10 to 3. Next Sunday the New London team and Newark Stars will play a double header at the Oval."