1917 Lincoln Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1917 Lincoln Giants

1917 Lincoln Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

January 12, 1917

Palm Beach, FL
"Manager Rube Foster and 18 American Giants will leave tonight for Palm Beach, Florida to pass the winter season. The Giants will practice for ten days, then will represent the Royal Poinciana Hotel against the Lincoln Giants of New York, representing the Breakers Hotel. Other games also will be played before the Chicagoans start northward, March 17. The opening game here will be April 22."

April 22, 1917

Harlem, NY
"On Sunday afternoon next the Lincoln Giants, World's Colored Champions, will open the season at Olympic Field, One Hundred Thirty-Sixth Street and Fifth Avenue, New York, in a big double header."

June 3, 1917

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Seek Revenge. - The Lincoln Giants, who were defeated three weeks ago by the Highbridge Athletics and the New London nine, will attempt to turn the tables on its rivals this Sunday at Olympic Field, 136th Street and Fifth Avenue, where the teams will play return matches. Last year Wernecke, star pitcher of the Highbridge nine, who established an enviable record as a strikeout artist, beat the Lincolns twice. As Cyclone Joe Williams will oppose him Sunday, the Lincolns feel confident they will stop his measure."

June 24, 1917

Harlem, NY
"Royals at Olympic Field. - Will Play Two Games with Lincoln Giants. - The Royal Giants will resume their contests with the Lincoln Giants at Olympic Field this afternoon. The teams will play the fifth and sixth games of their ten game series. The Lincolns lead by three games to one. Dandy, who pitched splendid ball last Sunday, will work for the Lincolns in the first contest. In their first encounters at Olympic Field the Royals displayed a brand of ball that kept the fans on edge from start to finish. Both teams possess heavy hitters, hence the pitchers will have to travel at top speed to keep the scores down."

Harlem, NY
"Royal Giants in Harlem. - The Royal Giants, who rank among the independent vall teams in the East, will visit Olympic Field, 136th street and Fifth Avenue, on Sunday. They will clash with the Lincoln Giants in the fifth and sixth games of their ten game series. The series to date is even, each team having won two games. Dandy and Banks and Williams and Harvey will be the rival pitchers."

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Break Even. - After Williams blanked the Royal Giants, 6 to 0, in the first game of a double bill at Olympic Field yesterday, the Royals came back with a vengeance and beat the Lincoln Giants in the second game, 11 to 1. Next Sunday the Cuban Stars will play two games with the Lincolns."

July 1, 1917

Harlem, NY
"Cubans Take Twin Bill. - In two well played games at Olympic Field yesterday the Cuban Stars of Havana defeated the Lincoln Giants, 6 to 1 and 9 to 6. Heavy hitting featured both games. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play the Maujer Athletic Club and Ironsides."

July 22, 1917

Harlem, NY
"Rain Stops Game in Seventh. - Lincoln Giants Defeat Cuban Stars by 6 to 4. - The Lincoln Giants and Cuban Stars were able to play only seven innings of the first game of a double header at Olympic Field yesterday, rain putting an end to the proceedings. The Lincolns won, 6 to 4, through a rally in the seventh that netted three runs. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play a double header with the Royal Giants."

July 29, 1917

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns are Favorites. - The Lincoln Giants and the Royal Giants will resume their baseball series at Olympic Field in Harlem on Sunday afternoon. They already have played six games in their ten game set and the Lincolns have the edge by a game. Sunday's double header will come pretty close to deciding the winner of the series. The Lincolns have been playing top notch ball since their winning visit to Atlantic city and are strong favorites over the rivals."

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Vs. Royals. - Teams Will Clash at Olympic Field Today. - The Lincoln Giants and the Royal Giants will resuem their baseball series at Olympic Field in Harlem this afternoon. They already have played six games in their ten game set and the Lincolns have the edge by a game. Today's double header will come pretty close to deciding the winner of the series. The Lincolns have been playing top notch ball since their winning visit to Atlantic city and are strong favories over their rivals. Both teams are being strongly backed. The rivalry is exceptionally keen and good tussles are assured. Williams and Harney will pitch for the royals and Cyclone Joe Williams and Dandy for the Lincolns."

Harlem, NY
"Lincolns Lead in Series - By annexing both ends of a double bill with the Royal Giants at Olympic Field yesterday the Lincoln Giants lead in the ten game series by five games to one. The scores yesterday were 11 to 3 and 7 to 6. The second game was won in the ninth. Next Sunday the Lincolns will play the Danburys and Schenectady teams."