1916 Chicago American Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1916 Chicago American Giants

1916 Chicago American Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

March 30, 1916

Sacramento, CA?
"Chicago Giants 11, Portland Coast 6."

Sacramento, CA?
"American Giants 11, Portland 6."

March 31, 1916

Sacramento, CA
"Gee, Heeza Wiz! - (Republican A.P. Leased Wire) - Sacramento, California, March 31. - Ed. Washington, an 18-year-old pitching wonder from Los Angeles, held the Portland team of the Pacific Coast League in check today, and the Chicago Giants won the second game of the series, 5 to 2. Ward, the Beaver shortstop, piled up three errors, and the negroes pounded out 13 hits."

April 1, 1916

Sacramento, CA
"Ha-Ree-Venge! - (Republican A.P. Leased Wire) - Sacramento, California, April 1. - The Portland team of the Pacific Coast League turned the tables on the Chicago Giants today, winning the third game of the series 8 to 4. Errors on the part of the Eastern team were responsible for a part of the Portland runs."

April 2, 1916

Sacramento, CA
"League Teams are Rounding into the Practice Stretch - (Republican A.P. Leased Wire) - Sacramento, California, April 2. - The Portland team of the Pacific Coast League evened up the series with the Chicago Giants today by winning the final game of the training camp season, 1 to 0. Lush and Clarke held their opponents to six hits, the Northwestern recruit allowing only two hits in the five innings he worked. The Portland players left this city for San Francisco this evening."

April 4, 1916

Eugene, OR
"Colored Giants Arrive - Corvallis, Oregon, April 5. - The Chicago Colored Giants arrived in Corvallis early today for their game with the Oregon Aggies this afternoon. Fresh from an 11 to 0 victory over the University of Oregon at Eugene yesterday, they anticipate little trouble disposing of the Aggies. Tonight the Giants will go to Portland, there to meet the Baby Beavers tomorrow. Their itineraries includes training season games with Tacoma, Seattle and Vancouver, and perhaps Spokane in the Northwestern League territory.

April 5, 1916

Corvallis, OR
"Colored Giants Arrive - Corvallis, Oregon, April 5. - The Chicago Colored Giants arrived in Corvallis early today for their game with the Oregon Aggies this afternoon. Fresh from an 11 to 0 victory over the University of Oregon at Eugene yesterday, they anticipate little trouble disposing of the Aggies. Tonight the Giants will go to Portland, there to meet the Baby Beavers tomorrow. Their itineraries includes training season games with Tacoma, Seattle and Vancouver, and perhaps Spokane in the Northwestern League territory.

April 6, 1916

Portland, OR
"Colored Giants Arrive - Corvallis, Oregon, April 5. - The Chicago Colored Giants arrived in Corvallis early today for their game with the Oregon Aggies this afternoon. Fresh from an 11 to 0 victory over the University of Oregon at Eugene yesterday, they anticipate little trouble disposing of the Aggies. Tonight the Giants will go to Portland, there to meet the Baby Beavers tomorrow. Their itineraries includes training season games with Tacoma, Seattle and Vancouver, and perhaps Spokane in the Northwestern League territory.

April 16, 1916

Tacoma, WA
"Tigers Tackle Fast Colored 9 Tomorrow - Tacoma fans will have an opportunity to size up the Tiger team properly tomorrow afternoon, when Russ Hall's rookies tie up with the crack colored team of Rube Foster, the Chicago Giants. It will be the first game in which the recruits have gone up against a man-sized team. And the game should demonstrate all the weak spots in the Tacoma club, for those Giants are a whirlwind bunch of players."

April 17, 1916

Puyallup, WA
"Butte Miners at Puyallup - The first big practice game will be Monday, when Butte will play the Chicago Colored Giants."

Puyallup, WA
"Rube Foster Gets Surprise - Rube Foster, millionaire manager of the Chicago Colored Giants, had the surprise of his life yesterday at Puyallup when Joe McGinnity's crew of Butte Miners, in training less than a week, took the skillful colored team to camp with a 6 to 3 score. There were 1,000 spectators. Five of the Miners' runs came in the first, the Butte boys batting Bancroft with gusto. McGinnity pitched the first five innings, and Meikle finished the job."

April 18, 1916

Tacoma, WA
"Tuesday - Tacoma Tigrs vs. Chicago Colored Giants; Athletic Park."

"Wednesday - Tacoma Tigers vs. Chicago Giants; Athletic Park."

April 19, 1916

Tacoma, WA
"Wednesday - Tacoma Tigers vs. Chicago Giants; Athletic Park."

Tacoma, WA
"Tigers Stage Real Thriller in the Tenth - If the finish of yesterday's game between the Chicago Giants and Tacoma Tigers had occured in a regulation game authorized and sanctioned by the Northwestern League and the National association, it would have been termed the most sensational session of the season. Since it occured in a practice game, after several hundred fans had huddled in overcoats through 10 long innings and had lost some of their enthusiasm, it doesn't attract so much attention. The game had gone into the 10th with the score 2 and 2. Telford, who relieved Eley in the sixth, weakened slightly, and Hill slammed a homer over the right field boards after Pitcher Johnson had received a pass. The 10th opened for Tigers with a 4 to 2 score. Moran fouled out. Leard slammed a grounder through pitcher and second. Dean fouled out. Carman got in front of the ball, and there was two on bases. Skeater Bigbee was up to bat. Rube Foster brought Gans from left field to replace Johnson. Gans is a left-hander, so Russ Hall pulled out Bigbee and sent in Healey. Healey singled, bringing Leard across the rubber. Thompson drew a pass. Rube Foster, as eager to win the game as though it were a championship contest, sent Gans back to the garden and returned Johnson to the slab. The bases were full, with two out. Score 4 to 3. Southerland, from Kansas City, went in to bat for Maher. Southerland waited until he drew two and two, then swung. It was a mighty effort But the pill dropped three inches out of the plane in which Southerland's bat was banging ethereal atoms. And the game was over. Yesterday's was a rattling good contest. Eley allowed the Giants only three hits and six innings. Had the Tigers shown more brain and less bone while base-running, they would have won the game."

April 22, 1916

Seattle, WA
"Chicago Giants Take on Locals - The Chicago Colored Giants furnished the opposition for Seattle team today. Another contest is scheduled for tomorrow. The Northwestern League season opens next Thursday, with Joe McGinnity's Butte club here. The Commercial Club plans to have a record-breaking crowd on opening day."

April 23, 1916

Seattle, WA
"Chicago Giants Take on Locals - The Chicago Colored Giants furnished the opposition for Seattle team today. Another contest is scheduled for tomorrow. The Northwestern League season opens next Thursday, with Joe McGinnity's Butte club here. The Commercial Club plans to have a record-breaking crowd on opening day."

May 3, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants Cry Because It Rained Sunday. - American Giants to Play the West Ends Sunday, May 7 - Knights of Pyth. Band to Play - Honorable Oscar De Priest to Pitch First Ball and Honorable B.F. Moseley Will Catch - Sunshine is Promised. - (By Cary B. Lewis.) - Chicago, Illinois, May 3. - The American Giants fans cried last Sunday when it began raining about noon and continued all the day. Tears as large as hen eggs were seen to fall from the eyes of 'Bill' Adams, on of the Giants fans who had up $200.00 on the Gaints to beat the Gunthers, scheduled to play last Sunday. Even the women wept for they had their gowns and hats ready to display as Easter was such a cool day. Mr. Sherling shook his head and said 'Oh Lord, ain't it a shame to rain the first day of the season for semi-pro ball.' Had it not rained the weather would have been rather cool for a rip-roaring game. Next Sunday will be fair and fine is the prediction of Professor Cox, the weather man. To the Freeman correspondent, he says: 'Tell Rube that he will have one of the prettiest days in the history of the team and that the day will be a corker for ball playing.' Foster was in to see the 'press gang' on Monday and he looked the picture of health. He told of the 21,000 miles traveled by the team and the wonderful record made by the famous American Giants. Woods, who is ill is not with the team, and Washington, his eighteen-year wonder, is out West. He says Petway is well and looking fine. The public will be given a chance again Sunday to see the boys and give them a royal welcome. The same big day is planned for Sunday when the West Ends will play. Honorable B.F. MOseley, mayor of Idlewild, will catch the first ball thrown by Honorable Oscar De Priest, alderman of the Second ward, and the Knights of Pythias will furnish the music. Schooler, head usher, will se that everyone is given a proper seat and a big day is expected at the park, Sunday, May 7. Your seats can be ordered over the phone, Douglas Yards 6830."

May 7, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 7, West Ends 2."

May 14, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 13, Laporte 1."

May 21, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 2, Cubans 0."

May 23, 1916

Chicago, IL
"Cuban Stars 3, American Giants 1."

May 24, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 5, Cuban Stars 2."

May 25, 1916

Chicago, IL
"Cuban Stars 6, American Giants 1."

May 26, 1916

Chicago, IL
"Cuban Stars 4, American Giants 3"

May 28, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 6, Beloit 2."

May 30, 1916

Chicago, IL
"Cuban Stars 6, American Giants 4."

May 31, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 5, Cuban Stars 1."

June 2, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 4, Cuban Stars 2."

June 4, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 6, Ragen Athletic Club 1."

June 11, 1916

Chicago, IL
"Magnets 7, American Giants 6"

June 16, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 4, West Ends 1.
American Giants 2, West Ends 1."

June 18, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 6, A.B.C.s 3"

June 19, 1916

Chicago, IL
"The American Giants again defeated the A.B.C.'s of Indianapolis yesterday, 7 to 0."

July 4, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 3, Cubans 2."

July 9, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 6, St. Louis Giants 0."

July 20, 1916

Chicago, IL
"American Giants won the third game of their series with the Cuban Stars at Shorling's park yesterday, 5 to 4. Shortstop Lloyd drove in three of the runs and counted a fourth."

July 25, 1916

Chicago, IL
"Henry Greys 4, American Giants 3."