1916 Indianapolis ABCs

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1916 Indianapolis ABCs

1916 Indianapolis ABCs

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

April 30, 1916

Indianapolis, IN
"Flashes From Sunday's Ball Game - Jesse Barber looked good in center. Morton Clark's fielding in the short field was sensational. Kennard hit like a demon, getting a double and a homer. Ben Taylor wrenched his ankle in sliding home in the seventh session. String Bean Williams was touched up for thirteen cracks by his former comrades. Wickware's wildness in the third forced Manager Taylor to use the derrick. Smiling Dismukes took up the burden and ran true to form. Richard D. Barett, manager of the St. Louis, Missouri Giants ball club, accompanied the team to Indianapolis. Mr. Barrett is well-known in the newspaper field, and is now holding a political position in the Mound City."

May 7, 1916

Indianapolis, IN
"Cubans Here Sunday - Famous Havana Team Comes to Play Four Game Series With Taylor's A.B.C.s - The Cuban Stars of Havana, Cuba, will open a four-game series at Federal Park Sunday with Taylor's A.B.C.s. The Islanders played in Havana all winter. The Cubans have made stops at New Orleans, Montgomery, Birmingham and Nashville, and also will play at Memphis before arriving here.

May 14, 1916

Indianapolis, IN
"The crack Kokomo Red Sox with George Mullen as pitcher, former Detroit Tiger and Federal Leaguer, will play Taylor's A.B.C.s at Federal Park Sunday, May 14. Markey, Calderhead, Pritchett and Lotshaw - all local boys, are playing with Kokomo."

May 28, 1916

Anderson, IN
"Taylor's A.B.C.s Win Easily - Permits the Local Team to Score One Run - Indianapiolis Piled Up Eight. - Anderson, Indiana. - Taylor's A.B.C.s .... with Dismukes in the box... the local club last Sunday... boys had everything .. hitting Skyrock hard in ...frames. The fielding by... the contest was... the visitors making... pinches... in great form, allowing.. both earning after the... retired in the ... Taylor's hitting was a... a triple being his ... largest crowds that... game witnessed..."

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."