1917 Chicago Union Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1917 Chicago Union Giants

1917 Chicago Union Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

February 26, 1917

Chicago, IL
"Charles W. Murphy, former Cub President, and Jake Stahl, who piloted the Boston Red Sox to a world's championship some years back, have accepted nominations as an advisory committee on bylaws and constitution for the Chicago Baseball League, the new semi-pro circuit. A.F. Sheahan was unanimously named president at a meeting yesterday in the Hotel La Salle. Other officers are: John J. Callahan, Vice President; Bill Niesen, Secretary; Warren Hill, Treasurer; Jimmy Hutton, Seargeant-At-Arms. Owners or delegates with power to act from the following park clubs voted: Garden City, South Chicago, Normals, Joliet, Logan Square and West Sides. Two other leading park teams are being considered as members. Final action on applications was deferred until next week's meeting. Secretary Niesen, 4750 N. Hermitage Avenue is in charge of the travelers' applications. Among the independent moguls in attendance were: M.J. and J.J. Stapleton, Normals; A. Sievers, Ciceros; Jim Simes, Joliet; A.J. Chubb, Beloit, Hinkel and Goodman, Garden City; Mike Heckinger, John J. Calahan, Logan Square; Warren Hill, South Chicago; Bert Fairchild, West Sides; Jimmy Keown, Louis Gertenrich, William Peters, Union giants; W.H. Nolan, H.A. Simmons, Braves; R.T. Carrol, Merrimacs; Jos Logan, Galligans; John Rogers, Rogers Park; Bill Harley, Waukegan."

March 25, 1917

Chicago, IL
"West Sides 1, Union Giants 0."

April 8, 1917

Chicago, IL
"Union Giants 6, Rogers Park 3."

April 21, 1917

Indianapolis, IN
"Chicago League - Union Giants and ABC at Indianapolis (Saturday also).

April 22, 1917

Indianapolis, IN
"Chicago League - Union Giants and ABC at Indianapolis (Saturday also).

May 18, 1917

Grand Ridge, IL
"Grand Ridge Defeats Chicago Union Giants. - Grand Ridge, Illinois, May 19 - (Special) - The Grand Ridge baseball team, yesterday afternoon defeated the Chicago Union Giants by a score of 6 to 3. Klines for the locals held the Giants to six scattered hits. About 450 people witnessed the game."

May 25, 1917

Grand Ridge, IL
"Grand Ridge Team Playing Union Giants Today - Grand Ridge, Illinois, May 25, 1917 - (Special) - The Grand Ridge baseball team and the Union Giants are slated to battle another game this afternoon on the local field. The Giants played at the Ridge last week, losing by a score of 5 to 3. The games were so well played that the fans requested a return game. Grand Ridge is the real baseball metropolis now in this section, and if the patronage continues the team will be playing to a thousand people at every game. The Ridgers have not lost a game, and with Ballard in the box today he will try and repeat the trick performed by Hines.

May 27, 1917

Rock Island, IL
"Local Pitcher is With Union Giants - Charles Gatewood, crack colored pitcher, who yesterday hurled the Edelweiss club to a 16 to 3 victory over the W.O.W. team, at the Ninth Street diamond last night joined the Union Giants of Chicago. Gatewood left last night with the team for Toulon, Illinois. The Giants played at Geneseo yesterday, Gatewood held the W.O.W. sluggers to two hits. He has been pitching effective ball for the Edelweiss club all season."