1917 25th Infantry Team
A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1917 25th Infantry Team
1917 25th Infantry Team
Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.
February 11, 1917
"Rogan Pitches Four Hit Game at Park Sunday - Poor Work on Part of Umpires Disappoints Fans; Wreckers Score on Long Hits - One Wilbur Rogan, distributor of curves, shoots, etc., was in the city yesterday. He remained for something like two hours, and in that time had the Chinese Merchants taking small samples of his wares. After a summary it was found that the 25th Infantry, or Wreckers, won out from the Chinese by a score of 4 to 1. The game was featured by the worst umpiring that has ever been seen on a local field. In the last game it was remarked that this fellow secured from Dodge City, or some place was off his color, and might possibly improve. His name is recorded to the fans as Mark Evans from Kantsee, Missouri. After the exhibition of yesterday the fans realize the Kantsee part of it all right. Very Mellow - The joke has been carried too far. After the game the fans were wondering why the Athletic park management was playing a joke by allowing the stranger to stay back of the plate. His judgement on balls and strikes was awful, and he reminded one of Captain Stayton and Henry Chillingworth about as much as a limburger sandwich does an American Beauty rose. And then the Athletic park management wonders why they should be picked upon once in a while. Henry Chillingworth was on hand, and there is no reason why the man in charge should present a joke to the fans three times in succession. Bob Chillingworth was not immune, either, and his decision on a ball caught by Swinton was the brightest laugh that has been injected into baseball for some time. The real feature of the game was the efforts on the part of the umpires. Sequel - Or Second Story - Swinton caught a long fly in center field, and then relayed it to Crafton as he is in the habit of doing Crafton missed the ball and Chillingworth, who had his mind on the puple hills far away, called the runner safe, and the crowd gave him the merry ha ha. Even Bob was an improvement on Evans, but as a caller behind the plate he is a good base umpire. The fast play of the two teams was lost on account of the mellow work of the man who said that he used to umpire in Missouri, but notwithstanding this Rogan was the star, as he held the Chinese safe throughout, the lone tally coming in when Hawkins booted an easy out. The Wreckers scored three runs in the first two innings, and then gathered one in the sixth, while Moriyama scored in the fourth. Rogan and Hawkins were the leading hitters of the day. Play by Play - First Inning - Smith flies out to Ayau. Swinton jumps into ball and Evans gives him a base. Rogan singles to center. Swinton goes to second. Johnson doubles. Swinton and Rogan score. Johnson goes to third on throw-in. Goliah flies out to Ah Lee. Crafton out, Swan to Ah Lee. Two runs. En Sue walks and goes to second on a passed ball. Moriyama singles, En Sue going to third. Moriyama out stealing. Ayau walks. Ah Lee flies out to Swinton. En Sue caught at the plate. Second Inning - Hawkins singles to center. Moore hits to Moriyama who missed Hawkins. Fagan sacrifices. Smith hits to Hoon Ki who fumbles and Hawkins scores. Swinton fouls out to Kan Yen. One run. Swan fans. Kan Yen out to Hawkins. Yen Chin fans. Third Inning - Rogan singles to center. Johnson hits to Swan who throws Rogan out at second. Johnson out on Rogan's interference. Goliah flies out to Kai Luke. Kai Luke flies out to Swinton, who threw the ball to Crafton. The umpire called Kai Luke safe. Hoon Ki fanned. Kai Luke was out stealing. En Sue out Moore to Hawkins. Fourth Inning. Crafton out Kan Yen to Ah Lee. Hawkins walked. Moore flies to Ah Lee who doubles Hawkins. Moriyama walks. Chillingworth calls him out and then reverses his decision. Ayau flies out to Crafton. Ah Lee out Fagan to Hawkins. Swan hits to Hawkins who boots the ball and Moriyama scores. Kan Yen fans on three pitched balls. One run. Fifth Inning - Fagan out to Swan. Smith doubles to left. Swinton sacrifices. Rogan out, Hoon Ki to Ah Lee. Yen Chin singled to left. Kai Luke sacrifices. Hoon Ki sacrifices. En Sue walks and steals second. Moriyama fans. Sixth Inning - Johnson walks. Goliah out, bunted third strike. Crafton walks. Johnson and Crafton work double steal. Hawkins singles to left. Johnson scores. Moore flies to Kai Luke who throws Hawkins out at first. One run. Ayau fans. Ah Lee fans. Swan singles to right. Kan Yen out, Moore to Hawkins. Seventh Inning - Fagan out, Ayau to... ton singles to left Rogan hits to Moriyama who threw Smithout at the plate. Rogan steals second and Johnson flies out to Kai Luke. Yen Chin out, Smith to Hawkins. Kai Luke flies out to Smith. Hoon Ki out on a long fly to Swinton. Eighth Inning - Goliah singles to center. Crafton flies out to Kai Luke. Hawkins out, Hoon Ki to Ah Lee. Moore out to pitcher. En Sue out, Fagan to Hawkins. Moriyama fans. Ayau out, Moore to Hawkins. Ninth Inning - Moore out, Swan to Ah Lee. Smith flies out to Kai Luke. Swinton out, Hoon Ki to Ah Lee. Ah Lee out, Moore to Hawkins. Swan out, Fagan to Hawkins. Kan Yen singles. Kan Yen is forced out at second.
March 11, 1917
"Beavers Win When Sherlock Holmes Fails to Produce Pitcher Rogan - Penner and Houck Pitch Good Ball for Portland Hulas - Former Athletic Star Stops Rally in Sixth Inning With Bases Occupied - Kan Yen Makes Good in First Trial With the Visitors - Morgan and Aulston Hurl for Wreckers 3 to 0 - Sherlock Holmes heaved a couple of regular sighs and pulling at his down which hovered on his upper lip, called to his companion, Watson: "Wikiwiki with the needle. We must solve this mystery, and produce Wilbur Rogan, the Portland avenger. We must not fail this time." Sherlock Holmes had the hardest job of his career. Not since he had taken a case to ascertain the number of years that ann had been located on this celestial sphere had he been so baffled. Hundreds had gathered at the game to watch the premier pitcher of Hawaii in action. He walked over to Barney Joy, grabbed the arbiter by his shell-like ear and began to utter a few quivering words. Seconds passed, and then the Joyful person marched to the stand and in an appealing voice, cried: "Has anybody here seen Kelly?" He had missed his clue, and for the second time in history the great Holmes was at bay. All at Sea - Watson, ever on the alert, looked in the Portland bat bag under the bench and then Holmes made his final decision. He walked over to Pat Milligan and asked a question. The Wrecker manager said: "We're all at se without Rogan." No sooner had the words been gargled until Holmes shouted: "A clue." And, taking the hypothenus theorem, he finally discovered that the Wrecker star was at sea. And the game went on. It has often been said that a story should be told in the first paragraph. The story part of it was the fact that Rogan wasn't present. The Wreckers failed to win without the premier hurler on their team. With Rogan on the mound it would have been a hard battle. As it was Portland won by a narrow margin. Portland defeated the Wreckers by a score of 3 to 0, and it wasn't quite enough as they scored but one earned run off Aulston and Morgan, two recruit pitcher. Aulston, of course, was wild, and was benched early, but at that the Chinese, St. Louis and other teams have gathered as much credit against the same class of pitching. Rogan Was Missed - No one will doubt for a moment that Rogan is a much better mound artist than either Aulston or Morgan. In addition he is a much better fielding pitcher, and in three or four times at bat would surely have started something. Either Morgan is a much better pitcher than the fans have given him credit for, or the Portland players have not struck their hitting form. The score of 3 to 0 shows that Portland is beginning to play much better ball despite the absence of Rogan, and had the pitcher who failed to return from the deep been on the mound, the score might still have been in favor of Portland. That was a question that will be difficult to answer. Kan Yen Makes Good - Penner started on the hill top for Portland with Kan Yen behind the bat and the local catcher looked like a million dollars back of the plate. He scored three assists adn handled Penner in an easy manner. In two times at the plate he walked once and fanned the other time. He showed excellent judgment in working Aulston for a pass in his first appearance. Kan Yen settled all doubts about his being able to hold a regular pitcher yesterday afternoon. Penner worked in excellent fashion and allowed but two hits in five innings. Lyle Bigbee relieved Penner, but remained on the mound only a minute as his range finding apparatus was in poor shape. Then Byron Houck, who at one time hurled for Connie Mack, was sent to the hill top. Houck showed that he knew how to pitch. He didn't use all of his stuff as he didn't have to, and the one time that he was called to face the situation proved to be a regular saver. Aulston Was Wild. - Portland could not hit Auston safely, but they didn't have to, as the southside heaver was unable to locate the rubber. In the second inning Williams walked and went to second on a passed ball. Stumpf walked and Wolfer was also given free transportation. Then Williams got communing with Morpheus and was caught off third. Stumpf came home on a wild peg and the side went out when Morgan started a double play. In the third inning Willie singled and scored when Fagan let the ball trickle through his hands. Rodgers was safe on a fielder's choice, but was thrown out at the plate by Crafton in a pretty double play. Morgan, who had relieved Aulston in the second, held Poetland safe for three innings. Houck Stops Rally. - Morgan singled in the sixth and Smith and Swinton were given passes after Fagan had gone out. Bigbee had filled the bases with one out and McCredle sailed on Houck to stop the rally. Johnson was up with three men on bases and it looked like defeat for the Portland team, but Houck worked carefully and Johnson hit a fly to center, which Morgan did not try to score on. Goliah, always a dangerous hitter, was the next batter and Houck worked his way out of the hole by sending the right fielder back to the bench via the strikeout route. Portland scored their one earned run of the day in the seventh when Houck, Willie and Hollocher hit. The 25th Infantry batters could not find Houck's shoots and the game was on the frozen aqua for the Rose city crew. Houck looks right for a good season, and although he did not show everything yesterday, gave an illustration of how the pitch. Penner also looked good on the mound and Bigbee, of course, was too wild to show much. Portland is rapidly rounding to shape, but the Beavers will have to hit the ball oftener when they get up in the Baum circuit."
April 5, 1917
"Rogan Will Hurl for Los Angeles Team This Year - Wilbur Rogan, premier pitcher of the 25th Infantry, has signed to play with the Los Angeles White Sox, considered one of the leading colored teams in the country. John Anderson's team is given the following notice in a Los Angeles newspaper: Columns have been devoted to various characteristics and qualifications of baseball magnates, devotees of the great American game, but here is a story of a magnate unique in the annals of this famous pastime. John Anderson, known as the "Black Prince," rated as a millionaire and retired from the business world, is devoting his energy and capital to promote his favorite hobby. He is the owner of the Los Angeles White Sox, a colored aggregation of ball players. "It is my ambition to be the owner of a ball club that will prove to be the greatest colored aggregation in the world. At present I have three great stars in pithers, Mooney, Donaldson and my latest acquisition, Rogan, whom I have secured from Honolulu. I am negotiating for other stars to strengthen the Sox lineup and I will not be satisfied until I have a club without a flaw. The white teams have their champions and I will spare no expense to make my club the greatest colored aggregation in the land," said "Black Prince" Anderson. Donaldson is considered to be the greatest southpaw in the business, although to date he has failed to pitch a sensational game for the Sox. However, he has proven effective and may be expected at any time to show his real class. Mooney is Anderson's old standby. He posesses a "shoe string" ball which has proven the undoing of many opposing clubs. His headwork while in the box proves his worth as a finishd pitcher. Rogan, the latest addition to the Sox, is one of the greatest colored players in the business, performing at any position on the diamond or outfield with his pitching and heavy batting as his principal assets. Rogan has a record of pitching 54 consecutive innings without allowing a run, a record within two innings of equaling Walter Johnson's great record of 56 consecutive innings without a score. The White Sox meet the Westerns this afternoon at Maier Park, Vernon, California, in the first game of the new league schedule. Rogan will pitch for the Sox."
May 15, 1917
"Rogan, Jasper and Simms Win 25th Infantry Tilts - Oahu League Stars Hold E and B Companies Safe all the Way - 25th Christy Holds Opponents Scoreless - Rogan Allows Bees Only Two Hits - Simms Outpitches Curry and Company C Wins - Sprinter Simons Makes Two Sensational Catches at Post. - Schofield Barracks, May 15. - Company A put a quietus to the winning stride of Company E on the 25th Infantry Diamond today. When the smoke of the conflict cleared away E Company had been mauled and knocked around to the extent of 12 runs, it being unable to make a single tally during the melee. Jasper, the Christy Matthewson of the 25th Infantry (he has been pitching for Company A since 1905) was too much for the E Company batters, giving them but five hits, striking out 10 and not issuing a single free ticket to first. Notwithstanding the one-sided score the game offered lots of good plays and held the attention of a large crowd of fans. Davis began the game for E and was hit safely three times for two runs in the first frame. He then held A for the next two innings but in the fourth two hits and a number of errors of omission and commission put five runs across the pan and sent Davis to the discard. Morgan took up the burden, and it was some load, too, in the fifth inning. Cullesn and herring exchanged places in E Company's infield which was celebrated by Cullens in making an error on his first chance, Herring following suit several times for good luck. Simons Stars in Field. - Simons, centerfielder for E, robbed White of a Homer in the stumpy running in and catching a terrific fine drive. He duplicated runs in the seventh, when Moore met one on the nose, labeling it for the officers' nine, but Simons managed ot get his hands on the ball and pulled it down. Cullens threw away a chance for his team to score in the ninth. With 2nd and 3rd occupied, and one down, he popped up a lone fly in front of the plate. Instead of running it out he threw down his bat and walked to the bench. Gilbert and Jasper were doing a hesitation about making the catch and when the honor of doing same was finally thrust upon Gilbert, the same party got tangled in the tango and dropped the ball. After repeated calls from the A Company team and all the A Company rooters, Gilbert threw to first, retiring the cretfalled Cullens. The next batter, Story, pinch hitter for Prince, struck out and ended the slaughter."
August 19, 1917
"Sunday Will Be Rogan Day at Moiliili Field; Two Contests - Wreckers Will Meet Ruger Giants in Feature Game of Day - Wilbur Rogan Will be Presented With Cup by Oahu Service Players - Cummings Will Oppose 25th - Bill Lee Will Have New Pitcher for Braves vs Asahi Game - Big Crowd Expected - Next Sunday will be Wilber Rogan Day at Moiliili Field. Baseball players of the city in acknowledgment of the boost given baseball by Hawaii's foremost player, will present Rogan with a cup during the game between the 25th Infantry and Ruger Giants. This will be the big battle of the day, starting at 3:15. The Braves and Asahis will meet in the first game at 1:30. It was expected that Rogan would pitch on Sunday against the Rugerites, but Manager Carr will perhaps send in Jasper or Jackson as the star of the team has been troubled with a sore arm. He will perhaps be seen in centerfield. Cummings to Pitch. - Cummings, the star pitcher of the Ruger team, who has never lost a game, will perhaps be selected to hurl against the Wreckers. Cummings is the type of pitcher who should beat the Wrecking crew, and without doubt will give a good account of himself. The Rugerites have proved to be good hitters, by beating Kelly, Crumpler and Brinza, and are confident that they will be able to score some runs off the Wreckers' hurler. Kelly and Crumpler made the trip with the Rugerites last Sunday, and one of these pitchers may be in the lineup against the Wreckers. Manager Stewart believes that with Rogan the recipient of a cup, the jinx will go to the Giants. Cummings has never been defeated, and the fans will be wondering whether or not the Wreckers will be able to accomplish what the other teams have failed to do. Jasper or Jackson. - Jasper looks like the logical selection against the Giants, as the Ruger team hit Jackson hard in a recent game, and may cause the little southpaw some trouble. The Rugerites have one of the best infields in the islands, and Bailey, Johnson, Womack and Davis make up a mighty good combination of fielders. A large crowd is expected at Moiliili Field to join in the reception to Rogan, and the fact that Cummings has been selected to pitch will mean more interest, as this hurler has made a heap of friends by his nervy work in the box, and his ability to hit in the pinches. The full strength of the 25th Infantry will be on hand to make an attack on Cummings. Should the Giant pitcher win his game, he will naturally be classed with the top notchers of the island. The Lineup. - It is expected that the 25th Infantry team will lineup as follows: Johnson, catcher; Swinton, catcher; Jasper, pitcher; Jackson, pitcher; Hawkins, first base; Fagin, second base; Moore, third base; Smith, shortstop; Crafton, left field; Rogan, centerfield; Goliah, right field. Manager Stewart has not yet announced his lineup to oppose the Wreckers, but it is expected to be as follows: Benham, catcher; Brintnall, catcher; Cummings, pitcher; Bailey, first base; Johnson, second base; Womack, third base; Davis, shortstop; McClain, left field; Kelly, centerfield; Stewart, centerfield; Langley, right field. It is not yet known who will be the orator to present the cup to Rogan on Sunday, but one of the local speechmakers is being sought for the occasion. The usual thing when one is presented with a cup is to strike out. Whether Rogan will do this is yet to be seen. Perhaps Cummings can answer the question."
"He Plays Any Old Place - Wilbur Rogan will be given a day at Moliili Field on Sunday when the Wreckers meet the Giants, and the Asahis meet the Braves. Rogan is considered to be Hawaii's foremost baseball player, and is at home in any position. These two pictures show the captain of the 25th Infantry in two of his positions. In one picture he is just ready to burn one over. In the other he is shown ready to take the throw and catch the runner at second. Rogan will be seen in action tomorrow. It is not known where he will play, but at any rate he will naturally live up to expectations. - Rogan Day at Moiliili Field Will Feature Two Fast Games - Wreckers Meet Giants in Big Game of Day - Cummings will Attempt to Keep Up String of Victories - Cup Will be Presented to Wilbur Rogan by Oahu Service League - Asahis and Braves Will Battle in First Game - Bill Lee is Confident - This week the big battle will be staged at Moiliili field when the 25th Infantry team meets the Ruger Giants in the Rogan Day bill. This is the first time that the star baseball player of Hawaii has been given a special day, and a cup will be presented to the Wrecker captain by the officers and players of the Oaho Service League. Wilbur Rogan has the distinction of pitching scores of games in Honolulu against local teams without a defeat. He has been the star player of the Wreckers for the past two years and has done much to boost baseball in Honolulu. All Around Star - Rogan was considered by the Portland players to be one of the best all-around ball players in the business. For one year he was stationed behind the bat, and during that time few base runners attempted to purloin the sacks. And, oh my, how he can hit them. Rogan shifted to the pitcher's box and made good with a vengeance. He has stopped a number of the mainland teams, and the All-Americans were the only team to do much with the Wreckers' pitcher. Rogan went to the mainland on a furlough some time ago, and he upset the mainland teams with his all-around ability. He pitched against a team in Los Angeles, held them to two hits and made three triplets. He did as well as Kansas City and other places. Rogan is well known on the mainland. Whenever the mainlanders talk about baseball in Hawaii they invariably say: "They have some good material down there. Rogan is a bear, and Ayau is another valuable player." Home Anywhere - Rogan can play any position, and he has turned in a number of good exhibitions at second and third base. He is also a good performer in the outfield. He can hit, run bases and do practically everything that an all-around player is expected to do. The Oahu-Service League players believe that Rogan's work in baseball should be appreciated and will present him with a cup. He will try to dodge the jinx by no striking out. Another feature which should appeal to the fans is the fact that Cummings, who has never been defeated, will hurl for the Giants against the Wreckers. He has downed other teams, and is confident that with any kind of hitting behind him that he will give the Wrecking Crew their first defeat of the season. Jasper or Jackson will work for the Wrecking Crew, and Carr is expected to use the one who warms up right. Ruger should be able to hit either one of these pitchers to some extent, and the whole story will hinge on the point of Cummings' effectiveness against the heavy hitting Wreckers. Kelly May Play - Kelly is expected to be on hand in case there is a rush call, and in as much as he is a good hitter and good fielder will without a doubt add plenty of strength to the Rugerites. Manager Stewart said that he expected the Giants to down the Wreckers with an even break in luck. Waterhouse was right when the Giants played at Schofield, and Stewart contends that Jasper and Jackson will have their troubles. At any rate is should be a good game.
September 9, 1917
"Rogan Fans 14 and Wreckers Win in a Walk - 25th Infantry Batters Hammer Brinza and Mashaw to All Corners of Lot. - Wilbur Rogan has a sore arm. It is very sore. In fact, he can hardly throw. It is so sore that he only fanned 14 of the 1st 32nd batters yesterday afternoon at Moiliili field. It is too bad to think that he has a lame wing. If it had been in a sling he might have fanned 27. At any rate the Wreckers won out in the batfest by a score of 16 to 2. And it was a merry roundelay of hits. The Wreckers did a little Jimmy Valentine work yesterday afternoon and annexed one of the Healani bats, and every man on the team batted with the big ebony bludgeon. Bill Hughes has lost a mighty good bat, and in addition it proves that it isn't always the bat but the player who is responsible for the hitting. Rogan was greeted by about 1500 fans, and he lived up to expectations. Brinza and Mashaw were exellent bat hitters. Brinza burned them over right across the heart of the plate, which is nothing more than just plain suicide, when the Wreckers are hitting them. He was effective whenever he worked the corners. The game was close throughout - that is throughout the first three innings - and then came the deluge. And it was some deluge if you should happen to ask. Before the fourth inning was over the Carr squad had taken home five perfectly good runs. The only features of the game was the hitting of the Wreckers and the fielding of Fagan and Judd. Johnson ambled to the plate six times and chalked up a homer, a triple, a double and two singles, which is pretty fair work for one day. Rogan landed a homer and two singles and Hawkins gathered a double and two singles. Maddis was the big wand wielder for the 1st-32nd team, getting a double and triple. Buckland and Coyle also secured two hits each. Fagan Pulls One. - Fagan made the feature play of the day when he raced over to the second sack and grabbed Judd's hard hit ball, and threw the 1st 32nd man out at first. It was one of the prettiest plays seen on a local diamond this year. Judd featured with two beautiful running catches. An error, a walk, Johnson's double and Goliah's single gave the Wreckers two runs in the first inning. The 1st-32nd scored when Buckland singled, Judd sacrificed and Maddis doubled down the first base line. Neither team scored again until the fourth inning, when the Wreckers turned loose on Brinza. Fagan, Hawkins, Smith and Rogan singled and then Johnson hit one for a homer. They rested in the next inning. Rogan started things in the sixth when he hit one over the left field fence. Then Koviss started to kick the ball around, and two runs came in. Singles by Hawkins, Johnson and Fagan gave the Wreckers two more in the seventh. Calef, Doyle and Buckland hit Rogan in the seventh, one run coming across the rubber. The Wreckers rested in the eighth. Then singles by Rogan, Moore and Crafton and a triple by Johnson all made with the Healani black bat, gave the Wreckers four runs. The 25th Infantry players are going to put all their bets on the Healanis to win the Regatta. Coasters Next - Some team has to beat the Wreckers and it looks as if the Coast Defense team, with their full lineup is the team to do it. That is providing Rogan dosen't pitch with that sore arm of his. In Crumpler and Kelly, the Coast Defense has two of the best pitchers on the islands. They have two good catchers in McGavin and Benham, both good hitters. Bailey, Johnson, Crutchfield and Davis make up a crackerjack infield, and McClain, Kelly, Cummings and Stewart ought to show up well in the outfield.
September 30, 1917
"25th Infantry Wreckers Win From Coast Defense in Fast and Exciting Game - Crumpler is the Shining Light of Contest Played at Moiliili Sunday - In spite of the fact that the team for which he was pitching lost, Crumpler was the shining light of the second game between the 25th Infantry Wreckers and the Coast Defense yesterday afternoon at Moiliili which the former won by the score of 3 to 0. Although he allowed a total of seven hits, he struck out 12 men and did not walk one, while his fielding was perfect and he made one hit off Rogan out of two times at bat. Playing agains the admittedly superior team - the team which has now long been rated as the strongest in the islands - the Coast Defense made an admirable showing against the Wreckers. The latter were this time primed for the occasion following their defeat two weeks ago, and with Rogan in the box even showed flashes of what the fans liked to term "big league stuff." Rogan pitched superior ball and although his work was not as spectacular as that of Crumpler, he struck out only two less than the latter person, walked only one man and allowed only three hits. His work at the bat netted him two hits, both of which were followed by three runs. Many There - About 1200 persons, the greater portion of whom were soldiers, attended the game Sunday, packing the grandstand. The band was there, and there was much excitement, for the game was full of close and fast plays. The two teams will again meet on next Sunday, but at Schofield barracks. In this game the superiority of one team or the other in this little series will be established. The game yesterday was played as follows: First inning: Hawkins was up first for 25th and hit a hard grounder to Johnson, who caught him on first after stumbling. Smith reached first on a pretty bunt, but was forced out as second when Rogan hit to Davis at short stop. Johnson, fourth man up for the Wreckers, knocked a hot liner over second, bringing Rogan in, and advancing to third when the center field threw wild over second base. Goliah Struck Out. - Johnson, first up for the Coast Defense, struck out, Bailey went out from pitcher to first, McGavin got to first on Fagin's error, but McClain flew out to left field to make the third out. Score, 25th 1, Coast Defense 0. Second inning - Crumpler struck out Moore, Crafton and Fagin in a row. Kelly started things for the Coast Defense with a long driving fly and advanced to second on Crafton's error, and to third by fielder's choice, Stewart being caught on first following a hit to short. Rogan lost his smile for once, when Davis came up. The latter hit the ball to second, Kelly started home, but was caught easily, and the former arrived safely at bag one. Davis was caught stealing by the second base for the third out. Score the same. Third inning - Swinton struck out, Hawkins went out on an easy grounder to pitcher, and Smith struck out. Womack struck out, so did Crumpler and Johnson went out on a grounder to short. Score, the same. Fourth inning - Rogan hit a hot one between short and third, and Kelly prevented his advance by catching Johnson's very long fly into center field. Goliah struck out again, but Moore hit safely through short stop and third, advancing Rogan to third and himself to second. Two men on bases and Crafton struck out on three balls and two strikes. Score, the same. Bailey was caught at first on a grounder to second and so was McGavin on a grounder to short. McClain hit through Fagin at second, arriving at first, but Kelly knocked a pop fly to Moore to make the third out. Score the same. Two Teams Will Clash Again at Schofield in Another Game Next Sunday - Fifth Inning - Fagin was thrown out at first on a grounder to short. Swinton bunted a pop fly to Womack at third, and Hawkins went out pitcher to first. Stewart, Davis and Womack all struck out. Score the same. Sixth Inning - Smith made a hit, knocking the ball between left and center field, but was caught on second by the left fielder's throw after he had overslid. Rogan got to third on a long hit to right field. Johnson hit to second an Johnson of the Coast Defense threw wild, allowing Rogan easy passage across the plate. Johnson stole third, and got home on a squeeze perfected by Goliah's pretty bunt. Moore flew out to second. Score, 25th 3, Coast Defense 0. Crumpler started things moving his way with a hit into centerfield and Johnson advanced him and himself with another hit. Bailey bunted, advancing the two, but going out at first himself. McGavin hit to Moore at third, got to first on the fielder's choice which was to get Crumpler at home. McGavin stole second, but McClain went out at first after hitting to third. Seventh Inning - Crafton got to first on a hard hit through the pitcher. Fagin struck out, Crafton got caught on second when he overslid, and Swinton struck out again. Kelly was caught at first after hitting to short. Smith muffed the ball and the decision was doubtful. Stewart struck out, but Davis went safely to first on a hit to left field. Davis advanced a base when Rogan threw wildly, but Womack struck out. Score the same. Eighth Inning - Hawkins flew out to short stop, Smith hit to right field, and later stole second, but Rogan flew out to short stop, and Johnson fanned furiously. Crumpler walked, the first and only man to reach first by this route. He was forced out at second, however, when Johnson hit to the pitcher and got to first. Johnson got to second on a pass ball, but was caught napping there by short. Bailey struck out. Score the same. Ninth inning - Goliah and Moore went out at first on grounders to short and Crafton ended the inning by striking out. McGavin was caught on first by the quick work of Rogan after making a slow hit outside of first. McClain few out to six, and Kelly got caught also at first. Final score, 25th 3, Coast Defense 0."
June 17, 1917
"Wilbur Rogan is Back; Will Hurl for 25th Sunday - Hawaii's Premier Baseball Star Makes Record on Mainland; Wants to Beat Crumpler - Wilbur Rogan, Hawaii's leading baseball player, is back in Honolulu. He said this morning that he was surely pleased to be back in Honolulu, and is ready to go in and pitch against the All Stars at Moiliili Field on Sunday. During his stay on the mainland, Rogan pitched two games, winning both. In the first game at Los Angeles he stopped a team which had a clean string of victories, allowing but two hits. While in Kansas City he pitched for the Kansas City Giants against the Chelsea team, and did not allow a hit until the ninth inning. Then one of the opposing players bunted the ball and beat it out. - Wants to Meet Crumpler - Rogan is anxious to oppose Lefty Crumpler in a pitcher's duel, and said this morning that he had learned a lot about the pitching art on the mainland and would be ready to stop the All-Stars. He asked about the team, and the local baseball situation, and was pleased to hear that the Pacific League players were making another good showing this season. Rogan is a big booster for the amateurs, and was surprised to learn that the Asahis had downed the fast St. Louis team. Hawaii's leading player was glad to know that a fast league had been organized, and said that with the present lineups of the teams a good race should result. Rogan carried a big bat along strapped to his suitcase, and when asked what that was for, he said that it was plenty long enough and heavy enough to send one over the left field fence at Moiliili. Smith was the only member of the 25th Infantry to visit the star pitcher this morning as the other players were on duty. Smith asked Rogan if he would pitch Sunday, and the star hurler promised to be on the mound if no military duties interfered. The Oahu-Service league is planning on holding a reception for the premier diamond star, which will be staged previous to the second game."
July 15, 1917
"Rogan Hurls Great Ball and Wreckers Defeat All-Stars - Captain Goes on Mound for First Time Since Return and Holds Stars to Three Hits - Crumpler Holds Wreckers to Six Hits - Johnson Breaks Up Game With the Longest Hit Ever Seen at Post - Attendance Breaks All Records at Schofield - Schofield Barracks, July 15. - The reorganized Oahu Service League opened at the post athletic park with a scheduled game between the 25th Infantry and All-Stars, the Wreckers grabbing first hold on the pennant by winning by a 3 to 1 score. It was a closely fought game all the way through, Rogan and Crumpler engaging in a pitchers' battle in which the former carried off the honors. Any doubts that Rogan's army had gone back on him were speedily dispelled after the opening rounds as he sent batter after batter to the dugout after either puncturing Schofield ozone or tapping weakly to the infield. The All-Stars garnered but three hits off the premier hurler and eight fanned. Lack of practice evidently affected his control to an extent, as he walked three and punctured Rice in the ribs twice, Crumpler pitched a good game, but was unfortunate in having Johnson connect with one for the circuit with a runner on the paths. Crumpler walked three and whiffed four. Both twirlers were given gilt edged support by their teammates, some of the plays bordering on the sensational, especially catches by Moore, Chillingworth and Fagan. Features of the game were the long home run swat of Johnson, who slammed the pill out of the confines of the orchard, and a three-ply swat by Fagan. A large crowd was on hand for the game, all of the stands being filled early, the overflow lining on the foul lines. Senator Chillingworth, the president of the league, attended the game with a party of friends. From the interest shown in today's game there is no doubt but what the league will enjoy a prosperous season. The advent of the nine of the Engineers is heartily welcomed at Schofield, as the post fans for some time have been anxious to see "Blondy" Williams and his team in action against the Wreckers. Fagan Stops Chilly. - The visitors were first to appear at bat, Judd being disposed of Rogan to Hawkins, Chillingworth drew a walk, Akana singled to left, Chillingworth reaching third. On Akana's attempted steal of second, Swinton's throw was intercepted by Fagan, who relayed it back to the catcher who tagged Chillingworth at the plate, Akana making third on the play. McGavin struck out. The All-Stars probably would have scored a run or two but the fast playing of the Wreckers prevented this. For the Wreckers, Hawkins first up, singled to left, reaching second on Smith's out. Rogan was disposed of by Chillingworth and Johnson died, Maddis to Flizer. The All-Stars negotiated their only tally of the game in the second round when dunlap was safe on Hawkins error, a wild pitch placing him on third, Flizer hoisted to Rogan, Maddis responded with a neat double to left scoring dunlap, rice was hit amidships by Rogan. On an attempted double steal Maddis died, Johnson to Moore, Crumpler ending the inning by whiffing. The 25th Infantry threatened in this frame after two were out when Crafton singled over second, stealing second and third. Fagan received free transportation to first but Swinton lifted to Maddis. In the third inning the All-Stars had a man reach first after two were down, Akana strolling, reaching third on Johnson's bum heave to second, but McGavin was disposed of for the third out when he lifted a weak fly to Smith. "Heavy" Hits It. - The Wreckers made two tallies and iced the game in their half of the third when Hawkins received a life when Judd dropped his high one to center, Smith sacrificed him to third, Hawkins' great speed enabling him to make it, Rogan died Maddis to Flizer, Johnson here injecting his big clout when he connected for a homer, Hawkins tallying ahead of Johnson, Goliah ended the inning by fanning. None of the All-Stars reached first in the fourth stanza and it appeared as if the Wreckers were going to grab a couple of markers after one was down, Crafton was hit, Fagan tapped to Dunlap, who tossed the pellet to Chillingworth, forcing Crafton, Swinton received a base on balls, but Hawkins whiffed in the pinch. The fifth inning started with Rice being hit the second time, reached the keyston hassock on a passed ball. Crumpler walked, Johnson dropped a pitched ball which Rice evidently thought was going to reach the stands, but by a clever play Johnson tossed it towards Smith, who relayed it to Moore in time to kill Rice. The next two batters were easy out on infield popups. Rogan was the only Wrecker to reach first, doing so after one down on a gift from Crumpler, but Johnson, hit to Dunlap who threw to Chilly, forcing Rogan, relaying the pill to first disposing of Johnson for a double paly. For the remainder of the game but one All-Star reached the initial station, namely Crumpler who singled to center in the eighth, but was doubled on Chilly's hoist to Swinton. The Wreckers went out in order in the sixth. In the seventh Fagan opened the frame with a rousing triple to left, dying a few minutes later when he was nabbed off third, Maddis to McGavin to Crumpler, Swinton was hit, but died when Hawkins tapped one off second, Chilly spearing the pill and touching the runner en route to the keystone base, Hawkins was out a few minutes later trying to purloin third, after making successful steal of second, Crumpler tossing the ball to Maddis for the put out. The Wreckers made the final tally of the game when Smith dropped a Texas leaguer in center, stole second and scored on Goliah's single to center."