1916 All Nations

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1916 All Nations

1916 All Nations

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

May 3, 1916

Horton, KS
"All Nations 10, Horton 0. The last game with the crack teams was played Wednesday afternoon. Horton will see teams in the same class as their own boys from now on. Manager Lawler has endeavored to show the Horton folks some real ball players and has certainly succeeded. John Donaldson, the great colored pitcher that John McGraw, manager of the New York Giants, said he would give $50,000 for if he was white, was a puzzle to the home boys, but they hit Ragged Jacket hard. They had no practice for two weeks. Some new faces were seen in the line-up and all played good ball."

May 11, 1916

Blair, NE
"Blair Beats All-Nations by Score of 3 to 2 - Special Dispatch to the World-Herald. - Blair, Nebraska, May 11 - Blair beat the All Nations, 3 to 2, today in a pitchers' battle between Cook for Blair and Bunny Holland for the All Nations, with the honors about even until the ninth inning, when Holland went up long enough for Blair to run in two scores and the game.
The hits and runs were even up to the ninth, when Mendez hit for two bases and Donaldson, pinch-hitting for Coleman, scored him with a single to left. Donaldson was caught out stealing. These features, aside from Cook's pitching, were his one-hand pickup for an out in the fourth inning and Burcham's hitting. The same teams play tomorrow.

May 16, 1916

LeMars, IA
"LeMars 6, All Nations 1."

May 17, 1916

LeMars, IA
"Struck out by Clark, 3; by Donaldson, 10."

May 20, 1916

Montrose, SD
"The World's All Nations players arrived Tuesday afternoon and played a game with the local team. This was the first time the Montrose boys have been on the diamond this year. A nice crowd of spectators and live fans were out to see the All Nations' game and they all seemed to enjoy it. The weather was fine this time and some good work was done by both teams despite the fact that Montrose lost the game. The professional team had it all their own way - the score being 7 to 0 in their favor. Donaldson, the colored wonder, pitched two or three innings, and he is evidently all he claims to be in his line. The game was very quiet, orderly and pleasant, and the season starts out nicely here. The boys will undoubtedly prove their ability to play good ball when they get a little practice and sort of "get underway" so to speak for the summer's work."

May 22, 1916

Canton, SD
"Monday the All Nation ball team was here and the town team played their first game of the season with them meeting defeat by a score of 10 to 1, this was not bad as the visiting team are all old players and have been on the road for some time, while it was the first game that the local team had played together."

May 24, 1916

Cherokee, IA
"Cherokee defeated the All Nations by a score of 4 to 2. Donaldson will pitch for the All Nations today."

May 25, 1916

Cherokee, IA
"Struck out, by Donaldson 7; by Rhodes, 5."

May 26, 1916

Webster City, IA
"Struck out by Terino 1, by Mendez 5, by Donaldson 4, by Wheeler 8, by Lange 3."

Webster City, IA
"Locals Lose to Fast All Nations - Webster City Nationals are Defeated by Score of 4 to 3 at Riverside Park. - A home run by Coleman, the All Nations catcher in the eighth inning, and the use of John Donaldson, the star pitcher for the remainder of the game, proved the undoing of the locals at Riverside Park Friday afternoon by a score of 4 to 3. This game was by all odds the best exhibition of the national game put up by the home team so far this season, and it was merely horse shoe luck that gave the game to the visitors. A large crowd was present. In the first inning for the All Nations, Wheeler whiffed three men; Steno first up, struck out; Evans tripled to right field; Hernandez struck out, and Wheeler pulled out of the hole by fanning Jose Mendez. In the locals half of the first frame, St. John was out, third to first, McDonald tripled to deep center; Coffin was out on an infield drive, which scored Mac. Williams was out at first unassiste. In the first of the third frame, Frank Blattner singled; John Donaldson batting for Terino was safe on a fielder's choice, but Frank Blattner was cut down at second. Steno struck out; John Donaldson stole second and third in succession; Evans walked; and in an attempt to hold Evans on first, John Donaldson was safe at the plate on a poor throw from first. Hernandez struck out. Sweeley, first up for the local, singled; Blades singled, Hellrich walked, Wheeler then smashed a double to left, scoring Sweeley and Blades, but Hellrich attempting to score was caught at home; Leichtner struck out; St. John flied out to left field. This ended the locals scoring for the game. In the 7th, Frank Blattner for the All Nations struck out; John Donaldson was safe on an error; Steno walked; Evans was out, pitcher to first; but Hernandez doubled, scoring John Donaldson and Steno, and tying the score; Jose Mendez struck out. Coleman, first up for the visitors in the eighth, cinched things by a mighty drive over the west fence for four bases. Terino, the first box artist used by the visitors, was given a warm reception and lasted but two innings. Jose Mendez, Cuban wonder, then lasted until the eighth, when the visitors went into the lead and just to play safe, Donaldson was put in to finish the game. Manager Wheeler was forced to surrender the pitching station in the eighth inning to Lang, on account of a split finger."

May 27, 1916

Parker, SD
"Although the 8 to 0 score in the All Nations vs. Parker game would indicate a one-sided contest, a glance at the summary indicates that the game was well-fought from beginning to the close, and that although at no time were the All-Nation players in danger of losing the contest, the Parker aggregation played with as much vim at the end of the game as at its start.
The All-Nations is a team of professional ball players who eat, drink, sleep, play and work baseball. They have played several seasons together, and are at it every day, so the fact that the Parker team held them down as well as they did is a matter of congratulation.

May 28, 1916

Rochester, MN
"Donaldson, Pitcher. Donaldson, One hit, one run."

May 29, 1916

Albert Lea, MN
"The All Nations won from Albert Lea yesterday, 8 to 2. A batting rally in the fifth inning by the All Nations secured five runs. The clubs will play again today and Donaldson will pitch for the All Nations."

May 30, 1916

Albert Lea, MN
"2-Base hits Broderick, Stevenson, Donaldson."

June 1, 1916

Minnesota Lake, MN
"The All-Nations yesterday beat Minnesota Lake, 9 to 3. The feature was the hitting of the All-Nations."

June 2, 1916

Owatonna, MN
"Donaldson, Left Field."

June 3, 1916

Minneapolis, MN
"Athletics 6, All Nations 7."

June 4, 1916

Minneapolis, MN
"With the score 4 to 3 in favor of the East Side Athletics the All Nations ball team pulled the game out of the fire by scoring six runs in the eighth inning at Nicollet park yesterday afternoon. The local nine became elibible to play the visitors again when they trimmed the West Side Athletics of St. Paul in the preliminary game by a score of 3 to 1."

June 5, 1916

Springfield, MN
"Struck out - by Mendez 13; by Shourds 7."

June 6, 1916

Sleepy Eye, MN
"Two base hit, Coleman, Donaldson, Terino."

June 8, 1916

Brookings, SD
"The famous All Nations team defeated Brookings Friday by a score of 5 to 4. The score was tied in the ninth placing the visitors in a position making it necessary for them to run in the famous Donaldson to save the game. The game was exceptionally well played considering everything.
Batteries for the All Nations were Kutina, Donaldson and Coleman and for Brookings, Childs and Swift."

June 9, 1916

DeSmet, SD
"The All Nations won three more games by defeating DeSmet by a score of 5 to 3."

June 10, 1916

DeSmet, SD
"Struck out - by Wilkins 4, by Donaldson 4, Hewitt, 3."

June 11, 1916

Huron, SD
"Batteries - Huron, Gardner, Vote and Chapman; All Nations, Donaldson and Coleman."

June 12, 1916

Hurley, SD
"The first game of the season for the Hurley team was played at Weekends last Sunday afternoon, and the boys started out by winning by a four to nothing score. It was a good close game and intersting to watch. Paul Boardman, who did the pitching for the Hurley team, made a good showing. Monday the fast All Nation team played Hurley on the home grounds the score being 5 to 2 in favor of the visitors. On account of the storm that came up the game was called in the eighth inning, Stoddard pitched for the locals and Mendez finished the twirling for the All Nations."

June 15, 1916

Yankton, SD
"Yankton 1, All Nations 7. John Donaldson, Left Field."

Yankton, SD
"ALL-NATIONS TEAM HAS GREAT RECORD FOR THIS SEASON - (Herald Special Service.) - Yankton, SD, June 15 - The All-Nations baseball team, touring this part of the country and on its way to North Dakota, has had a remarkable season thus far, winning 38 out of 41 games.
Thus far this week the All-Nations have defeated DeSmet 5 to 4, Huron 5 to 1; Hurley 5 to 1.
Donaldson, the great colored pither, has won every game he has pitched and has been scored on in but two.

Yankton, SD
"Struck out by Walworth 2; by LaBis, 4; by Donaldson 3; by Kutina 6 ;by Wilkis 1."

June 16, 1916

Lake Wilson, MN
"On one of the best games played on these grounds this year the All Nations defeated the Tennessee Rats in the morning game of a doubleheader, 8 to 5. The feature of the game was the pitching of Mendez, who stopped the Rats batting streak in the fourth inning after they had knocked the Italian out of the box. Batteries - All Nation, Torino, Mendez and Coleman. Rats - Tyrees and Wilson. In the second game the Rats defeated the All Nations, 2 to 0. The game was a pitchers' battle between Donaldson, of the All Nations, and Johnnie Viviens, of the Rats. The feature of the game was Goodall's two-bagger, with two men on. Viviens got 12 strikeouts to his credit, while Donaldson secured seven. This was the season's first defeat for the All Nations."

Lake Wilson, MN
"A great many of our patrons came to us last Sunday after the game and declared they had just witnessed the greatest game they had seen in years. W.A. Brown, of the Tennessee Rats, who last week defeated the All Nations with the great Donaldson in the box, declared Milford has the best aggregation of ball players he had met so far this year. The result of Sunday's game was a victory for the Rats by a score of 1-0. The spectators numbered 1800, a good attendance for so early in the season. We have these same teams signed up for next Sunday, June 25th. Milford will go the limit to even things up by winning this game. "

"W.A. Brown, manager of the Rats, after the contest, said that the Milford team comprised the fastest bunch of ball players he had met this year, in spite of the fact that last week he met and defeated the All-Nations, with the great Donaldson in the box, by a score of 2 to 0. "

"In one of the best games played on these grounds this year the All Nations defeated the Tennessee Rats in the morning game of a doubleheader, 8 to 5. The feature of the game was the pitching of Mendez, who stopped the Rats' batting streak in the fourth inning after they had knocked the Italian out of the box. Batteries - All Nation, Torino, Mendez, and Coleman. Rats - Tyree and Wilson. In the second game the Rats defeated the All Nations 2 to 0. The game was a pitcher's battle between Donaldson, of the All Nations, and Johnnie Viven of the Rats. The feature of the game was Goodall's two-bagger, with two men on. Vivens got 12 strikeouts to his credit, while Donaldson secured seven. This was the season's first defeat for the All Nations."

"The All Nations continued their winning streak by defeating the Yankton club in the last game of the series by a score of 9 to 7. Batteries: For All-Nations, Torino, Wilkus and Coleman; Yankton, Woolworth, Powers, and Brandell. At the Lake Wilson Field Day the All-Nations won from the Tennessee Rats by a score of 8 to 4. Batteries: For All-Nations, Torino and Coleman."

June 17, 1916

Watertown, SD
"Saturday our team met the All Nations at Watertown, and the game was a fast one. King and Nelson was DeSmet's battery, and Torino and Evans for All Nations. King struck out six, allowing ten hits, but no score until the eighth inning. Torino struck out seven and allowed three hits and no score."

June 18, 1916

Lake Kampeska, SD
"Sunday the same teams played at Lake Kampeska, and it was another fast game. Gitchell and N (illegible) presided for DeSmet and Donaldson and Coleman for the All Nations. In the (illegible) inning Gitchell knocked the ball over the fence for a home run which was not given him by the umpire. A kid threw the ball in, a fact acknowledged by the opposing team, and seen by any number of people - except the umpire. Because he was looking the other way and did not see the block he refused to call it, so the runner was stopped at third. In the sixth Mendez hit over the fence and that being seen by the umpire he was given credit. In the ninth Donaldson repeated the stunt, and this closed the scoring for the game. Spectators say our team was right in the All Nation class, even with their big man in the box, and the boys feel they had been given the home run they earned the game would, have resulted differently. Donaldson struck out twelve men, allowing three hits. Gitchell struck out four, allowing five hits."

June 19, 1916

Conde, SD
"The All Nations won from the Conde club here today by a score of eleven to four. Mendez, the Cuban, and Blukoi, the Hawaiian second baseman, were the stars of the game both at bat and in the field, each securing three two-baggers. Batteries for the All Nations: Inman, Kutina, and Coleman. For Conde: Lefty, Corbett and Kives."

June 21, 1916

Ipswitch, SD and Aberdeen, SD
"Ipswitch 6, All Nations 4? (Illegible) And Aberdeen 2, All Nations 2."

June 26, 1916

Jamestown, ND
"Struck out by Donaldson 10, by Christianson 3."

June 27, 1916

Bowden, ND
"The Bowden ball team put up a good article of ball against the All Nations here on Tuesday afternoon and the several hundred fans in attendance were well satisfied with the exhibition. Wolfe was on the mound for the locals and aside from a sprained ankle which prevented him from fielding his position in his usual perfect way, was in good shape and held the heavy hitters of the opposing team at his mercy and sent a goodly number back to their bench after pawing away at three healthy ones while others were content to hit anywhere just to save striking out. William Matthews, who has been secured by Manager Eynon to catch for the remainder of the season, did pretty work behind the plate and secured the first safe hit of the game. Petro and Coleman were the All Nations battery. It is safe to say that but for Wolfe's bum ankle the game would in all probability have gone beyond nine innings with chances even for Bowdon winning the game. The score was 1 to 0 in favor of the All Nations, the score being made in the 8th inning."

June 29, 1916

Carrington, ND
"Thursday evening, winning 3 to 1. The battery for Carrington, was Beebe and Zwiner. This game was to be played at Fessenden, but the game was played here."

June 30, 1916

Carrington, ND
"Friday evening the Great Donaldson went in the box for the All Nations, and the crowd saw some mighty fine twirling. The big smoke was seemingly just as effective as ever, and did just about as he pleased with the batters. He pitched four innings and was replaced by another pitcher. No scores were made while Donaldson was in the box, but Keiser found him for a three-bagger. Knapton pitched for Carrington, and did exceptionally good work. Zwiner caught."

July 1, 1916

Brinsmade, ND
"Saturday the All Nations and Brinsmade played an evening game which resulted in a victory for the All Nations. Drake for the locals held the All Nations down to only three hits, but these hits were secured at opportune times which meant scores."

July 3, 1916

Devils Lake, ND
"All Nations Base Ball Club - Men of all nations except Mexicans will play Brinsmade at Devils Lake City Park Monday, July 3, 6:30 p.m., and July 4 at 10 a.m."

"The famous All Nations Base Ball have John Donaldson, the greatest colored pitcher in the world. Jose Mendez the Cuban who defeated the Detroit Tigers in 1910, Blukoi, the Giant Hawaiian, recognized as the best all round player with this club."

"Brinsmade have an all salaried club and is considered one of the best clubs in North Dakota this season. Brinsmade will play the All Nations at Devils Lake City Park Monday, July 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 4th at 10 a.m. Admission to games 50 cents, Grand Stand and autos free. Children 15 cents. All Nations travel in their own private car and are without a doubt the best traveling club on the road today."

Devils Lake, ND
"The fast Brinsmade team defeated the All Nations here by a score of 4 to 1, beating Katina, the Cuban, in the first game he has lost in two years. It was the first game the All Nations have lost in their tour of the state.

"Maloney for Brinsmade pitched a wonderful game. He allowed but three scattered hits, and struck out eleven of the first fifteen men to face him. The losers were unable to hit the ball out of the infield."

July 4, 1916

Devils Lake, ND
"Tuesday morning the same teams met again on the Devils Lake diamond, Brinsmade losing to the All Nations 7 to 3."

July 5, 1916

Cando, ND
"Struck out by Karnahan 4, Donaldson 12."

July 7, 1916

Larimore, ND
"Before the largest crowd ever attending a ball game in Larimore, the All-Nations defeated the fast Larimore bunch, 3 to 0, in nine innings of exciting baseball. Turineau, the Jap, was on the mound for the All-Nations, and held the heavy-hitting Larimore team to four hits. Great interest was taken in the game all through this section of the country, farmers driving in for miles to see the event. It is estimated that fully 1,500 people saw the match, it proving a holiday event at Larimore."

July 9, 1916

Grand Forks, ND
"All Nations Have Great 1916 Record - Played Fifty Games to Date - Won Fourty Five - Tied One, Lost Four. - Teams Which Plays Here Next Sunday Has Not Lost in North Dakota - Grand Forks fans, who see the All-Nations baseball team in action here Sunday, July 9, will see a club that has not been defeated either in North or South Dakota this season. Since starting out for their 1916 circuit from Kansas City, the All-Nations up to yesterday have played an even half hundred games. Out of this number, fourty-five have been won, four have been lost and one tied. This is an enviable count for any club, an average of .900 out of a possible thousand. In the games played last week following were the scores: All Nations 3, Jamestown 0; All Nations 11, Jamestown 4; All Nations 3; Bowdon 0; All Nations 3, Carrington 0. This club has John Donaldson, the best colored pitcher in the world on their hurling staff. Jose Mendez, the Cuban, who defeated the Detroit Tigers 1-0 at Havana, Cuba, striking out Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford in pinches, is also flinging for them. In addition to these stars, the Hawaiian second baseman, Blukoi (Frank Blattner) is said to be the fastest infielder in the worl. A galazy of all stars supports these men. These All Nations pitchers are always given sensational support, which help account for their records. John Donaldson pitched 85 games last season and lost only 5 of them. Jose Mendez's record is almost as good, although he did not start in as many games. Manager Gaul of the All-Nations has definitely promised that John Donaldson will pitch the game at Grand Forks on July 9th. The local team is loading up for the game and will present the strongest lineup procurable in an effort to break the winning streak of the famous club."

Grand Forks, ND
"DONALDSON IS GOOD AS EVER - Colored Pitcher Has Local Aggregation at Mercy on Sunday - Donaldson, the colored pitcher of the All-Nations baseball team, was the drawing card Sunday, when that aggregation played the local club and won by a score of 5 to 0, but if any of the other of the visiting pitchers had worked, the big crowd that attended would have seen a much better game of baseball. The smoky complexioned boy, who is credited with being the greatest pitcher outside organized baseball, did not exert himself and was never in danger of being scored on. With men on bases Donaldson would let loose speed and curves that drove the local batters back to the bench, many times without even having the satisfaction of swinging at them.
Despite that, the game was an interesting one until the seventh inning. Until then Brenner, who was on the mound for the locals, had allowed but one score and that one came through errors. He had not been hit with anything like consistency and had received good local support in all but that one instance and he contributed to the count himself by wild pitches.
Gill and Bach played the best games for Grand Forks, both getting two hits out of four times up, and fielding in sensational form. In the eighth inning Brenner went behind the bat, when Braseth hurt his hand and Reilly took his place on the mound. He retired the third batter with one ball and was not scored on in the ninth inning. In the fifth Braseth let a third strike through him and Wilkes went to first. A hit by Blattner sent him to third and Brenner let him home on a wild pitch. In the seventh the All-Nations outfit began to find the ball, and after Lowe had dropped a throw and let Mendez arrive safe at first, Coleman drove out a three-bagger and he scored. Wilkes took first on a fielder's choice and Blattner poled out another drive for three sacks, and both Coleman and Wilkes scored.
In the eighth a single by Evans and a double by Hernandez counted and ended the scoring."

Grand Forks, ND
"All Nations Have Easy Time Winning - Defeat Local Aggregation Sunday by a Score of 5 to 0 Here. - Too much Donaldson, Timely Hitting and Unsteadiness the Cause. - There is ample evidence to support the claim that John Donaldson is the greatest colored pitcher in the national pastime and also that he is the greatest pitcher outside of the organized game. Some of that evidence was compiled here yesterday when the All-Nations baseball team defeated the Grand Forks aggregation 5 to 0 with the Dark skinned twirler in the box. The contest was won without effort on the part of Donaldson, who never was in the slightest danger of being scored on. His teammates, playing an air tight game, made the work of the pitcher considerably easier than it otherwise would have been, but he could have kept the locals from crossing the plate with a much weaker collection of players. - Good to Seventh. - The game was an excellent one up until the seventh inning, when the visitors began to find the offerings of Brenner and ran in three scores, and until that time but one had been counted. Brenner, who is a former member of the Flickertail team of the Northern League, and who is now playing with Cavalier pitched as good a game as he has ever been seen to throw on the local grounds for six innings. Not a man reached first until the fourth and until that frame a hit had not been secured off him. In the fifth Braseth let a third strike through him and Wilkus went to first. A hit by Frank Blattner sent him to third and Brenner let him home on a wild pitch. In the seventh the All-Nations outfit began to find the ball and after Lowe had dropped a throw and let Jose Mendez arrive safe at first, Clarence Coleman drove out a three bagger and he scored. Lefty Wilkus took first on a fielder's choice and Frank Blattner polled out another drive for three sacks and both Clarence Coleman and Lefty Wilkus scored. In the eighth a single by Evans and a double by Hernandez counted another and ended the scoring. - Locals Start Fast - Grand Forks started off in a manner that promised much, but ended as suddenly when John Donaldson sturck out the last two men with two on. L. Bach hit the first ball offered him for a safe one and after Gillis had fanned Gill drove one out for two bases. Gill played a magnificent game of baseball. Out of four times to bat he secured two doubles off John Donaldson, accepted eight chances without a slip and figured in a double play. That was pulled off in the seventh inning with one man down and Frank Blattner on third. The infielders were all playing close in and Crow drove a vicious liner that the second baseman captured with one hand and playing the ball to Jackson he caught Frank Blattner before he could get back to the base. In the third inning he made a sensational running catch when he sprinted into center field and captured a Texas leaguer with his back to the ball. - Bach Plays Well. - L. Bach at short also played a good game. He took two hits off the colored pitcher out of four times to bat and one of them was a two-bagger. In the eighth inning with two men down Braseth was hit on his right hand with a wide one and forced to quit the game. Brenner went from the mound behind the bat and Reilly took the pitching job. He finished the game without being scored on. The crowd was the largest one that has attended a game this year."

July 10, 1916

Park River, ND
"Donaldson, Left Field"

July 11, 1916

Langdon, ND
"Langdon vs. All Nations - Tuesday of next week, July 11th, promises to be a red letter day with the baseball fans of Langdon. Arrangements have been closed by the management of the Langdon team for two games on that date with the famous World's All Nations one of the games being called for 3:00 in the afternoon and the other in the evening at 6:30. The All Nations have players in their lineup of practically every nationality on the face of the earth, including John Donaldson, the greatest colored pitcher in the world; Jose Mendez, the Cuban who pitches and plays short for the All Nations, and defeated the Detroit Tigers at Havana, Cuba in a 1 to 0 game, striking out the famous Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford. The contract for the All Nations calls for Jose Mendez playing in both the afternoon and evening games. It is also guaranteed that John Donaldson will pitch one of these games. The All Nations filled an engagement at Cando on the Fourth and won the game by a score of 6 to 2. There will be some fast base ball in the two games of the next Tuesday which it will be worth the while of the fans of the national game coming from all parts of the county to see. Don't miss this event of the season. Be here and see Langdon win. - Langdon vs. All Nations on Tuesday."

Langdon, ND
"The All-Nation club, which meets Warren here Sunday, played a double-header at Langdon yesterday and won both games, the first by a score of 5 to 3. The Langdon club got to Pitcher Wilkus the first inning for four hits and three runs; from then on Wilkus only allowed two hits and no runs, while the All Nation club batted in six runs.
The second game, 4 to 1, was a fast game. The Langdon club secured one run in the first inning, the All Nations failed to score until the sixth inning, when they tied the score. In the ninth inning Donaldson started off with a two-base hit, stole third and came home on an infield hit by Coleman. Blukoi, the Hawaiian, then hit safe, also Crow, the Indian, secured a single, and Wilkus, who was put in to pinch hit for Terino, secured a two-bagger, scoring Blukoi and Crow, making three runs in the ninth inning for the All Nations, which proved enough to win the game, as Mendez, the Cuban, pitched the last inning for the All Nations, striking out the first three batters to face him and ending one of the most interesting games played on the Langdon grounds this season."

July 12, 1916

Grafton, ND
"The All Nations had things pretty much their own way in the game with the locals Wednesday evening. The invincible Donaldson was in the box for the visitors and only four hits were collected off his delivery which netted no runs. Berg pitched for Grafton and although nine scores were tallied by the visitors at least six of these were chargeable to errors. The All Nations are one of the fastest teams playing baseball and the game was witnessed by a large crowd."

July 13, 1916

Inkster, ND
"The famous All Nation team appeared against the locals on the home grounds last Thursday evening and lost 7 to 2. The contest was witnessed by over 600 people, some of whom experessed disappointment because the great Donaldson was not on the firing line for the visitors. No pitcher can pitch every day. As the colored wonder had opposed Grafton the day previously he did not care to overwork himself by throwing the game here."

July 15, 1916

Warren, MN
"ALL NATIONS TO PLAY WARREN - Fastest Traveling Base Ball Organization to Play Warren Saturday and Monday. - Manager Hanson of the Warren base ball team has booked the famous All Nation ball club to play a series of three games on the home diamond Saturday afternoon and evening and Monday afternoon. While the All Nation team is considered almost undefeatable, it is generally conceded that the Warren team will give them the hottest battle that they have fought on their tour through the northwest this season. It is expected that the lovers of the national game will come from miles around in order to attend one or two games of the series, as they will without a doubt be the best exhibition of base ball ever pulled off in this section of the state this year. The Warren club has maintained a high standard by winning about eighty per cent of the games played by them during the past two years, and the All Nations have a reputation of winning about 95 per cent of the games played last season and have maintained that standard this year also. In the All Nation line up are the star players from almost every nation in the world.
John Donaldson, the greatest colored twirler in the world will positively pitch one of the games of the series here. Donaldson pitched 85 games last season and won eighty of them. Mendez, a crack Cuban heaver will also twirl. Mendez has defeated the Detroit Tigers, "American League Champions," and struck out Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford, who are considered among the best hitters in the big league camps. If you want to see ball games of the big league caliber come to Warren on Saturday and Monday, when the local semi-professional team meets the fastest traveling ball team in the world."

All Nations 5; Warren 2. - In a rather loosely played game on the part of the local nine, the famous traveling organization known as the All Nations ball club added another victory to their scalp belt Saturday. The Warren club could not come up to their usual standard and made several costly errors that gave the visitors the game with a score of 5 to 2. Russell threw for Warren and was going good through out the entire game and had he been given the proper support, the result of the contest would have differed greatly. Wilaers did the heaving for the melting pot team with the same degree of efficiency as Russell but was given A Number 1 support. In the first inning Warren scored. Ripperton hit to the pitchers box and was downed at the first sack. Hennesey singled. Wingfield flied to right field. Cline made a clean drive to right and brought in Hennesey. Cline's hit was good for two bases; but in trying to stretch it to three was nabbed at the third stop. In the fourth the visitors tallied twice. Both runs were made through an error and a passed man. In the sixth they scored once more this time the run being an earned one. In the eighth they ran in another score. In the ninth they scored again as a result of an error made by one of Warren's fielders.
Warren scored again in the ninth. Wingfield singled and was brought in by a long drive made by Cline. The manager of the visiting nine said that the Warren club gave them the hottest battle that they had fought so far this season."

July 16, 1916

Grand Forks, ND
"Warren 1, All-Nations 4. Struck out, by Donaldson 17, by Halbert 8."

*Same Game, Different Newspaper
Grand Forks, ND
"Warren 1; All Nations 4. - Before one of the largest crowds ever gathered for a baseball game at the Dacotah Park at Grand Forks, Sunday afternoon, Warren again suffered defeat at the hands of the All Nations team. This time it was through the wonderful throwing of John Donaldson, the world's greatest negro pitcher. Donaldson was at his best and nabbed 18 men at the home plate. Lefty Halbert was on the mound for Warren and threw an excellent game. Grand Forks fans were greatly pleased by the manner in which he held his strong opponents down to seven hits, all of which were singles. Though Warren was defeated they gave their opponents a merry chase and time and again the Warren men were applauded for brilliant playing."

Grand Forks, ND
"All Nations Defeat Warren 4 to 1 Before The Largest Crowd of Season at Dacotah - Minnesotans Push Lone Score Across in Ninth - Was Good Game. - Donaldson Allows But Two Hits - Halbert Pitches Great Ball. - Before a crowd that numbered near 2,000 people that came from all over this part of the country, the All-Nations touring baseball team defeated Warren here at Dacotah Park yesterday afternoon 4 to 1 in a game featured by the pitching of John Donaldson, the colored twirler of the cosmopolitan aggregation. The All-Nations not only won the game but the $200 side bet and the long end of the gate receipts. John Donaldson allowed but two hits, one a three bagger in the eighth and the other a single in the ninth, and struck out seventeen batsmen. The big colored boy fanned seven of the first nine men that faced him. - Might be Three. - One more hit might be registered against John Donaldson without stretching matters much, thus giving Andy Gill a safe one and saving Hernandez an error. This came in the fourth inning when Donaldson pitched hiself into a bad place with Gill, the latter having three balls and one strike. Donaldson was forced to grove one and Andy met it fairly, driving the ball between short and second. Hernandez made a beautiful stop but his throw to first was wide and pulled Evans off the sack. Gill had wasted no time on the way and landed safe. Whether he could be credited with a hit depends on whether he had the throw beaten if it had been a perfect one. Gill played his usual speedy game, accepting four chances in the field without a skip. Warren secured its lone score in the ninth inning. Hennesy struck out on a low one that Clarence Coleman let by him and reached first safely. Wingfield was next up and fanned. Cline hit to Hernandez who juggled it long enough to allow Hennesy to reach second and Cline first. With two on Foster came through with a clean single and scored Hennesy. - Eighth Dangerous. - It looked like a score for Warren in the eighth when Gonman drove out a three bagger along the right field foul line with Gill next up, but John Donaldson took no chances and throwing four wide of the plate, passed the University coach. Two men were out and with a man on third Gill took the only chance left to score. He led off first and when Donaldson threw to catch him, instead of going back started for second and stopped. Gonman, however, was caught off third by a pretty throw across the diamond and the side retired. Halbert pitched an excellent game, but his support wavered several times and every instance was taken full advantage of by the All-Nations. But one of the scores secured against him was earned. The first frame was a bad one, two counters being shoved across before the Minnesotans settled down. Hernandez, the first man up, drew a pass. Mendez hit safely and Hernandez went to third. Frank Blattner went out on a long fly to left field, but Hernandez scored on the out. Mendez came home on a passed ball that Cline let through him. The third counter came in the fifth inning. Steno singled and went to third on a duplicate by Hernandez, coming home on a wild throw by Wingfield from first to catch him. The eight saw the last one registered when Coleman landed safely at first on a fielder's choice. He went to second on Frank Blattner's out and came in on a single by Donaldson. While Donaldson should have a shut-out to his credit, he had a bit of luck in the fourth inning when a sensational running catch by Jose Mendez in center field saved him a score. Cline drew a pass and Foster, next up, drove one out that looked good for the fence before it stopped, bu Mendez turned his back to the grandstand and sprinted to the woods. He looked back just in time to see it above his shoulder and without attempting to stop, reached up and picked it out of the atmosphere. It was a beautiful play and received in that manner by the big crowd."

July 17, 1916

Warren, MN
"Warren 5, All Nations 0. After suffering defeat two times in succession at the hands of the All Nations bunch, Warren came back in the third series Monday evening and shut out the famous wandering club by a score of 5 to 0. Each Warren man was in good condition and played good first class ball throughout the entire eight innings. The rain which fell during the afternoon prevented them from playing at that time and though the diamond was heavy the game was pulled off in the evening. Foster twirled for Warren and was in splendid shape, securing 13 strikeouts from the visitors. Wingfield was back in his old position behind the bat and caught an excellent game. Terino heaving and Coleman receiving, composed the battery for Schmelzer's gang.
Though Warren threatened the home bag several times no score was chalked up until the fifth frame, when Terion walked Wolfe, Moriarty sacrificed. Gorman hit and reached first on Hernandez's error, and stole second. Foster was hit by a pitched ball. Wingfield swatted the sphere for a clean single and brought in Wolfe and Gorman. Cline struck out. Walker hit a liner to short and was nabbed at first. In the seventh which was Warren's lucky inning Warren tallied three times. Moriarty was made a victim by Terino. Gorman flied to second. Foster singled and was followed by a blow of the same proportion by Wingfield. Cline stepped up to bat and met the sphere square, sending it way into deep center, which enabled him to take three bags. Walker hit and brought in Cline. Halbert flied to right field."

July 18, 1916

Lakota, ND
"We mentioned that 13-6 game last week, when Cando trimmed the All Nations at Lakota on Tuesday, the 18. Cando outdid themselves in batting, putting Kennen out of commision in two innings, and keeping hard at it with Wilkus; the All Nations did some pasting themselves. Cando batted around in the second, gathering in five runs. Both teams fielded about even, it was a wet diamond and hard to handle the ball."

July 19, 1916

Perth, ND
"The All-Nations, with Donaldson in the box, put it over on Perth, on their diamond, Wednesday evening, winning 9-0. Kirwin pitched for Perth, and did good work up until the last few innings. We have seen Perth play better ball - they seemed to be off color Wednesday."

July 20, 1916

Leeds, ND
"The Knox ball team won three games out of four played this week at Leeds, winning from Willow City 1 to 0, Brinsmade 6 to 1, and losing to the All Nations 8 to 3. They came back strong Friday, winning from Brinsmade 6 to 1. The games were well attended."

July 21, 1916

Aneta, ND
"The All-Nations won from the Aneta club in an interesting game by a score of 4 to 0. The Aneta club played air tight ball. Fast fielding cut off hits of the All Nations, also cut off three runs at the plate in the second and third innings. The All-Nations secured one run in the fifth inning and three more in the ninth by a batting rally. The batting of Blukoi, Hernandez and the base running of Mendez in the ninth inning gave the Nations their three runs. Jap Terino of the All Nations allowed two hits and struck out seventeen men."

July 22, 1916

Devils Lake, ND
"The All-Nations won from Knox Saturday in a one-sided game by the score of 3 to 2."

July 23, 1916

Devils Lake, ND
"The All-Nations and the Cando club met Sunday at Devils Lake, the All Nations winning by a score of 3 to 2, in one of the fastest and most exciting games played in Devils Lake this summer. The Nations started the game with a score when Mendez, the Cuban, who was the first man up, hit the ball over the center field for a home run. Cando tied the score in the fourth inning and took the lead with another run in the seventh inning.
Evans, the first man up for the All-Nations in the ninth inning, secured a single and was advanced to second on a sacrifice by Coleman. Evans then advanced to third, when Blattner, the Hawaiian, got to first on an error. Blattner then stole second and Donaldson, the next batter, was passed to first on four wide ones, which filled the bases, with Chief Crow, the Indian, next up; the first ball pitched the Indian hit for two bases, which gave the All Nations the game, by a score of 2 to 3. Karnahan was hit hard by the All Nations, but the fast work of the Cando outfield kept the score down."

July 24, 1916

Cando, ND
"The All Nations won again yesterday from Cando by a score of 1 to 0. In a pitchers battle between Wilkus and Carver. Both pitchers kept the hits well scattered and pulled out of several holes by clever pitching and good support by the infields. The All Nations secured their one run in the 4th inning when Coleman scored from third on a squeeze play by Blukoi. In the 7th inning Cando had the bases full with one but Wilkus retired the side by striking out the next two hitters. This closes the season of games for the season between these two clubs, the All Nations winning four of the six games played. The All Nations have played eighty-three games this season to date losing seven, tying two and winning seventy-four. Donaldson and Wilkus have lost but one game each this season."

July 27, 1916

Minot, ND
"Up against the best ball team they have been all year, the local ball club showed its real class and held the All-Nations to a tie score, 2 to 2, yesterday, and with the same kind of work on the bases that they displayed in the field the Magicians would have defeated the best independent ball team in the country. An attempt was made to play the ninth inning, but after two were down for the visitors day got a ball on his thumb, putting him out. The game was called on account of darkness."

July 30, 1916

Williston, ND
"Batteries: Williston - Ruyle and Immings. All Nations - Donaldson and Coleman."

Williston, ND
" 'Opportunes' Hold All Nations Even - A Game and a Shutout Each - Famous Travelers Get One Run in 2 Games - Before what was undoubtedly the largest number of people ever drawn to Bruegger Park entirely by a base ball attraction, the 'Opportunes' and the much touted All Nations played two fast and thrilling games Sunday afternoon. The ranks of Williston fans were swelled by others from many surrounding vicinities until the crowd numbered between 1200 and 1500 people. And they were all well pleased by the showing of the local team, the only objection being that the games were not longer. An agreement for two seven-inning games was entered into by Manager Clarence Marshall in order to be safe against the possibility of encroaching on the time after six o'clock. As it turned out there was plenty of time for nine innings in the second game and that much more chance for Williston to win the game, but after the agreement was made and the visitors were ahead it would have been unsportsmanlike not to stick to our word. The All Nations are a team of individual stars who have also become a well organized machine. In Donaldson, the negro pitcher and Mendez the black Cuban pitcher and all-round player the All Natinos have two players who are excelled in playing ability by not a score of players in the big leagues and the pair would be in the leagues except for their color. The rest of the team are all exceptionally strong in all departments of the game. For fourteen innings the 'Opportunes' held the visitors to a single run while the local pitchers, Browning and Ruyle allowed them but five scattered hits, the run made resulting from an error. In the first game Williston scored six in the 4th and two in the 5th on a combination five hits, and two errors by the All Nations. There were errors on each side, the result of hard hitting, but there was also much fast fielding and numerous thrilling plays. Monday the local team went to Sidney and played two games with the All Nations. They were played on a very rough ground and were ragged exhibitions. The Williston players were in poor condition after the hard games of the day before and lost both contests, 9 to 2 and 8 to 5. In the first of the Williston games the Opportunes defeated the famous cosmopolitan aggregation 8 to 0, allowing them but one hit and never a possible chance to score. In the second game the visitors put the great Donaldson in the box to avoid a second defeat. He held the locals to a single hit, and allowed no runs. This was Williston's sixth game lost this season out of fourty-four played, and the only shut-out they have suffered."

July 31, 1916

Sidney, MT
"Donaldson Pitching."

Sidney, MT
"Monday the local team went to Sidney and played two games with the All Nations. They were played on a very rough ground and were ragged exhibitions. The Williston players were in poor condition after the hard games of the day before and lost both contests, 9 to 2 and 8 to 5."

August 1 and 2, 1916

Glendive, MT
"That the Halliday, ND baseball team, on which three or four former Decatur boys have played during the past season, won fifteen games out of the twenty-three played is the statement of Kendall B. Gardner, of Halliday, to a Decatur friend. 'We scored 134 runs to our opponents' 53,' writes Garner. 'Pat Flanagan, the former Decatur outfielder, played here Sunday against Bismarck. Bismarck won the first game 2 to 1, and we wond the second 4 to 3. I pitched both games. Flanagan made two hits. I pitched against the All Nations ball team at Glendive, Montana recently. John Donaldson, the great negro pitcher, was in the box and Jose Mendez, the Cuban, played shortstop. Pat Flanagan is planning to start a dentist's office in Halliday and he will be on the team next year.'"

"Traveling in their own private car, Jeanette, the All Nations will arrive at Glendive over the Northern Pacific from Sidney on August 1 and will battle the rejuvinated Glendive base ball club for two games on August 1 and 2, at 6p.m. The Glendive club will be strengthened with outside talent. Northup, the best pitcher in the Dakotas, who does the main hurling for Dickinson, has been secured to pitch one game against the All Nations, also Glendive will have two new outfielders for this series. With Leise and Northup twirling for Glendive, together with the club bolstered up the weak spots, they will give a good account of themselves against the warring All Nations."

"The All Nations are traveling at their fastest pace this season, as the only games they have lost this season were to the best clubs in the country. Cando, ND won one from them while the All Nations defeated them four times. Besides having Donaldson, the greatest pitcher of all time, they have the original Jose Mendez, the Cuban who defeated the Detroit Tigers in 1910."

"Mendez will play short in both games and it will be a treat to see him go. Also Donaldson will positively pitch one of these games."

"The All Nations won from the Glendive Club today by a score of 7 to 2. Gardner pitched for Glendive and Jap Terino for the All Nations. The All Nations just finished a four-game series with the Williston club and the All Nations won three out of the four games."

August 1, 1916

Glendive, MT
"The All Nations won from the Glendive club today by a score of 7 to 2. Gardner pitched for Glendive and Jap Terino for the All Nations."

August 2, 1916

Glendive, MT
"B.L. Leach umpired the baseball games at Glendive on Tuesday and Wednesday between Glendive and the All Nations, the latter winning both games by scores of 7 to 1 and 9 to 0. Donaldson pitched the last game for the All Nations."

August 3, 1916

Sidney, MT
"All Nations Have Made Great Record on Road This Year - Sidney, Montana, August 3. - The All Nations won three out of four games from the Williston club; two of the series of four games were played at Williston and two at Sidney. Williston won the first game by a score of 8 to 0; the other three were won by the All Nations by scores of 1 to 0, 10 to 3, and 7 to 4. The All Nations outhit the Williston club in all but the first game. Browning of Williston won one game and lost one; Ruhl and Marshall lost one game each. Donaldson, Mendez and Wilkus each. Donaldson, Mendez and Wilkus each won a game for the All Nations. The All Nations have not lost a series this season, and now have a record for the season of 89 games layed, of which three were tie, eight lost and 78 won. Considering that all these games have been played on the road and against the best salaried clubs in the West it is a record that will stand for some time for a traveling club."

August 4, 1916

Dickinson, ND
"All Nations Ball Team to Play Here Friday - The All Nations baseball team, one of the fastest traveling clubs in the northwest, will play the Dickinson team at the local ball park on Friday afternoon, August 4th, the game being called for 3:00 o'clock. The All Nations will arrive in their own special car over the Northern Pacific from Glendive. They come with a record seldom equalled, having played 104 games this season, winning 85, losing 14 and tying 5 games. The aggregation is well known in North Dakota, having played the best teams in the state for several years past. Seven distinct nationalities are represented in this club. John Donaldson, the colored strike out wonder, has not lost a game this season. Jose Mendez, the crack Cuban player, is the man who defeated the Detroit Tigers in 1910. He plays every position except catcher. Hernandez, the Cuban first baseman, is in a class by himself. Blukoi (Frank Blattner), second baseman, was the tallest man in Honolulu, and has been the mainstay of the club for three seasons. All of these men would be playing in the big leagues were their skin not too dark. Nortrup will occupy the box for Dickinson, and the game promises to be a battle royal, as the local team has lost only two games this season. Both teams are out to win. An admission charge of 50 cents will be made - grand stand and autos free."

Dickinson, ND
"Dickinson Ball Team Defeats All Nations - The final game of the season was played at the Dickinson ball park last Friday, when the local team defeated the aggregation known as Schmelzer's All Nation team by a score of 7 to 5. The visitors started off well, the first man up making a score on two errors, a passed ball and Mendez's single. The locals scored one in the third inning, Grub gaining the first two sacks on errors and scoring on Daugherty's hit. In the fourth inning Dickinson accumulated two more runs, Lano being given a walk to first, advancing on Pippin's hit, and both scoring on a clean single by Tierney. In the seventh inning the first man up for the visitors was hit by the pitcher, while the next two walked, which, aided by Lano's error, let in one run. The eighth was almost as bad, the local pitcher again hitting the first batter and walking the second. Mendez then knocked a home run to the right field fence, and the score stood 5 to 3 for the visitors. But the way the home team landed on the All Nations' twirler soon turned the tables and while Mendez relieved Kennan at the slab, it was too late to save the game, the Dickinson boys having acquired four more runs on five clean hits. Northrop only allowed three of the visitors to face him in the ninth, and another victory was added to the already long list for the home team this season."

August 5, 1916

Bismarck, ND
"Famous All Nation Nine Coming to Play Locals Saturday and Sunday - Crack Team Composed of Players of All Nationalities to Appear Here Against Capital City Ball Tossers. - By Gill - Another good baseball card has been arranged by Manager Kirk of the local ball club for Saturday and Sunday of this week. The World's All Nations, a nine composed of players of all nationalities will come to the Capital City on those two days for games with the Bismarck ball tossers. The World's All Nations have been traveling over the entire United States and playing exhibition games with semi-pro teams and also many clubs in organized ball, and from the record they have established for themselves and reports from other towns where they have appeared say the aggregation is fast and every player is a star in his respective position. During the past week and the first portion of this week the All Nations have been playing teams in North Dakota and large crowds have been in attendance at every game staged. John Donaldson, colored, reputed to be the greatest colored twirler outside of organized ball, is with the team and positively will pitch one of the games played here. John Donaldson is a crack slab artist and the fans will be overjoyed at the opportunity afforded them of seeing this boy in action. Jose Mendez is another mound artist who is a Cuban and is the twirler who pitched with the All Nations against the Detroit Tigers the last year they copped the American League championship and shut them out, 1-0, in a ten-inning game Jose Mendez fanned the noted Tyrus Cobb and Sam Crawford, and this is a feat that is liable to make any heaver feel just the least bit cocky. Prieto is another sensational Cuban pitcher who is with the team. Prieto won every game that he pitched in Havana in 1915. Blukoi (Frank Blattner), the giant Hawaiian, holds down the second sack for the All Nations and baseball critiscs have pronounced him the equal of Eddie Collins and other second sackers of equal caliber. There is just a slight possibility that the big boy is as good as Shanley of the locals, but the fans can see for themselves Saturday and Sunday. With two of the three pitchers mentioned above appearing on the local diamond, there is absolutely no doubt that baseball par excellence will be the menu for Saturday and Sunday and the fans will be out in large numbers to see the two teams in action. Manager Kirk's crew of swatters have been hitting in great shape thus far and everyone is anxious to see what they will do against such noted heavers as accompany the All Nations. The Bismarck nine has been playing great ball the past few weeks and this will be a real test as to their ability. Every fan in the Capital City feels certain that the boys will cover themselves with glory in both contests and indications are that the grandstand and bleachers will be crowded to capacity and the field parked with automobile loads of baseball bugs anxious to witness two games that promise something out of the ordinary in the line of fast baseball."

Bismarck, ND "All Nation Ball Club Will Arrive Today for Games With Local Nine - By Gill - The World's All Nation baseball team will arrive in the Capital City this morning in preparation for their games with Manager Kirk's crew of ball tossers. The game this evening will be called promptly at 6:30 while the game tomorrow will be started at 3:30. Fans of this city are looking forward to two fast exhibitions of the national pastime and indications are that there will be large crowds in attendance at both games. The reputation of the fast All Nation nine has already been mentioned in these columns. They are one of the fastest aggregations outside of organized ball and nearly every man on the team is a star performer, Joe Mendez and Prieto, the two Cuban hurlers who travel with the All Nations, will be on the grounds today and it is expected that one of these heavers will be used. John Donaldson is expected to pitch tomorrow's game but nothing definited could be learned last evening. With any of these three men in the box the All Nations will be well represented in that department and there is no reason to doubt but what the game will be fast and snappy from start to finish. Everyone is urged to come out and witness both games as this will certainly be the best baseball card staged here for some time. Manager Kirk's crew of swatters will work better with a large crowd of fans present to do a little rooting and as there is a deal of expense connected with bringing this team here financial aid will also be appreciated."

August 6, 1916

Bismarck, ND
"Struck out - by Donaldson 12, by Christy 2."

Bismarck, ND
"Locals and All Nations Split Fast Double Bill - Donaldson Shuts Out Bismarck Ball Tossers in Sensational Game - By Gill - In one of the most sensational baseball exhibitions ever played on the local diamond, the All Nations nine defeated the local ball tossers Sunday afternoon 1 to 0. The game was a pitchers' battle from start to finish and was thrilling from the time the umpire called 'play ball' until the last batter was out. Rain made the diamond slow, but despite this detriment to baseball of first class calibre, both teams put up one of the best contests witnessed in the Capital City for some period of time. The weatherman was in an evil frame of mind again Sunday, as he was Saturday evening, and dished up a dark and cloudy day that made it easier for the slab artists and hard for the hitters. Eleven hundred fans showed their contempt for said weatherman by scoffing at the threatening storm and witnessing the fast double card. The grand stand was filled and the bleachers jammed. Over a hundred automobilies filled with enthusiastic followers of the game also attended and aided in the long innovation accorded both aggregations for the class of ball staged. The noted colored twirler, John Donaldson, was on the mound for the All Nations and it is due to his stellar work that a win was recorded for the visitors. With all due respect to the colored heaver, it must be said that he is some pitcher. He and everything on the old pill, his curves breaking beautifully and his fast one cutting the plate like a knife. Christianson did the heaving for the locals and was also in fine form. The big boy pitched a great game and held down the heavy visiting clouters to five hits in seven innings. It was not due to any fault of his that the All Nations got away with the game and if it had not been for an error in the fifth it is likely that he would be still serving them up to the boys of all variety of nationalities for approval. The visiting club had a shade the better of the first game with John Donaldson in the box, but in every other department were equalled and in some cases outclassed. The colored heaver was too much for Dolly Elder and his crew of swatters and held them down to two hits, one being for three sacks, however. Peacock was there as usual with his old speed and pep while Elder at short had lots of vim. All of the men appearing on the diamond played great ball and it would be difficult to select any individual stars. - The Game. - The first four innings were uneventful, both heavers going good and refusing to give the other team the advantage in any way. The fifth was the jinx for the husky manager and his speed demons. Crowe led off and knocked an easy one to Kirk, who juggled the sphere and the runner wound up on second. John Donaldson sacrificed and Crowe went to third, Donaldson being thrown out at the initial sack. Wilkus was out on a pop to Vivian, but Steno proved the undoing of the locals when he slammed one to left for a safety, Crowe scoring the only run for the game. Hernandez went out on a drive to Christy and the excitement was over. The crowd went wild when Frankenhoff connected for three sacks in this inning. It looked as though the score would be tied with ease with Frankie on third and no one down but Vivian, Kirk and Flannigan went out in rapid succession and the hopes of the bugs was blasted. In the sixth Bismarck again had John Donaldson in a hole and it looked again as though it would be easy to tie the score if not get one the best of the argument. Peacock hit past third and Christy sacrificed and was safe on Blukenoi's error. Collins followed his predecessor's example but was out at first, Peacock going to third and Christy to second, Elder sacrificed and was safe, Peacock being thrown out at the plate. Shanley walked and the bases were choked but Frankie failed to connect and it was all over. The seventh was uneventful for either team, the visiting club being awarded the decision, it having been decided at the start that each contest would go but seven frames owing to the darkness and threatening rain."

"Capital City Clouters Hit Wilkus Hard and Cop Second Game 6-1 - By Gill - The second game of the double bill was equally as fast as the first but Wilkus, throwing for the visitors, proved easy for Manger Kirk's pill-busters and they won in a walk by a 6 to 1 count. Both teams used the same men as they had in the previous contest, the All Nations sending John Donaldson to the outfield and placing Wilkus on the mound while the locals went right ahead with their same personnnel and played better ball each successive inning. Christy again was the shining light. The big boy was going so good at the conclusion of the first tilt that after a five minute rest he went in and started things going again. He pitched even better ball this game than he did in the first and proved himself a great slab artists by allowing but three hits. In the two games he allowed but eight safeties, which is quite a record at that. Flannigan was the sensation in this match. The husky left gardner accepted two hard chances and grabbed both. In the sixth frame he ran to the foul line and speared a long one while going on high. It was a great catch and a hearty applause greeted his efforts. Jose Mendez, at shot for the All Nations, showed a great deal of speed in this game and copped a couple of smashes to deep short and made perfect throws to first. Both nines played airtight ball the first three innings but in the fourth Bismarck took the lead when they put over their first tally for eleven frames. Shaney clouted one to deep center for a three sacker but was thrown out at the plate when Vivian batted an easy one to Evans at third. While working on Shanley, trying to corner him between third and home, Vivian romped around the bases and finally ended up at third. Manager Kirk came to bat and redeemed himself by cracking out a base hit that scored Vivian. The husky advisor of the locals went even further and stole second by succeeding hitters failed to get him any closer to scoring. In the fifth Bismarck made it 3-0 by scoring two more. Peacock went out on a fly to first and Christy was out on a grounder to second base. With two down the locals again proved that there is always hope and Collions connected for a single and Elder advanced him to third by a drive to right. Dolly stole second and Shanley put over the old base knock that scored two. He was caught going to second and the excitement subsided. Steno scored for the visitors in the sixth after a deperate argument with the umpire on a close decision at second. The locals came back strong in their turn at bat in this frame and slipped over three. Kirk was hit by a pitched ball and went to second on Flannigan's single. Peacock connected for another single that sent Kirk in and Flannigan ambled along after him when Crowe heaved a wild one on a return shot. Christy singled and Peacock scored the third. The locals had no difficulty in finding Wilkus in this match and seemed able to hit at will. In all eight safeties were secured off the southpaw's delivery."

"Looking 'em Over - Steno, outer gardner for the All Nations, is almost as great a little lead off man as Joe Collins. Steno is a demon on the bases and also hits the pill hard. - Donaldson proved everything that he was cracked up to be as a pitcher. The colored boy had lots of smoke on the ol' Spaulding and he had the biggest curve seen in these parts for some time. It is said he had a shade the better of the locals. Probably meaning in color. - Jose Mendez, at short for the visitors, even had a shade on Donaldson (again in color) but just the same he hadsome whip to first and fielded everything that came his way nicely. - The sonorous voice of the umpire could be heard even above the din and confusion. It is thought the umps may have been impersonating a bloodhound for an Uncle Tom's Cabin show. - Donaldson was also there with the big stick Sunday, in addition to his stellar work in the box, and connected for a couple of nice ones. From the crowd - He's got one weakness, Watermelon."

August 7, 1916

Dickinson, ND
"Dickinson 7, All Nations 5."

August 8, 1916

Jamestown, ND
"Manager Kirk and his crew of ball tossers returned last evening on No. 1 from Jamestown, playing their second exhibition match at that city last evening with the All Nation baseball team. The cavorters of all nationalities again trimmed the locals in the hard fought game by a 3 to 2 count. The All Nations took the lead from the start and held it by one run throughout the entire game. Again in the last frame the locals nearly tied the score when Peacock hit a hard one that looked like a certain safety, but one of the crack infielders of the opposing nine came to the front and knocked it down. Taylor did the heaving for the Bismarck crew and pitched a consistent game. Peacock was again behind the bat and as usual played in stellar form. Keenan twirled for the All Nations and Coleman acted at the receiving end of the battery.

Bismarck lost again to the All Nations in this city last night, 3 to 2 being the score. The first of the sixth looked bad for the All Nations, when the bases were full. Mendez replaced Kinen, and the next batsmen went out."

August 9, 1916

Aberdeen, SD
"All Nations 4, Aberdeen 1."

August 11, 1916

DeSmet, SD
"Artesian 4, All Nations 5. On Friday the locals journeyed to DeSmet and met the All Nations."

August 12, 1916

Huron, SD
"The All Nations won from the locals by a score of 2 to 1. Sharp fielding by both teams featured nine innings of snappy ball. Wilkus allowed only three hits and, although the visitors had men on bases in nearly every inning, fast fielding by Huron prevented a larger score."

August 15, 1916

Luverne, MN
"Donaldson, Center Field."

August 18, 1916

Mitchell, SD
"J.E. Gaul, advance man for the All Nations baseball club, was in Mitchell today arranging for the appearance of that famous organization here on August 18 and 21, when Artesian will be played. John Donaldson, Jose Mendez, Jap Turino and Lefty Wilkins are the sons of the notable players with the club, which this year has won 84 and lost six games."

Mitchell, SD
"Donaldson, Center Field."

August 19, 1916

Artesian, SD
"Donaldson, Center Field."

August 20, 1916

Artesian, SD
"Struck out - by Donaldson 7, by Reed 5."

August 21, 1916

Mitchell, SD
"Artesian 6, All Nations 2. Artesian and the Nations mixed on the Mitchell diamond Monday, Caylor pitching the locals to another victory by a 6 to 4 score."

Mitchell, SD
"Artesian Wins From Cripples - In Best Game Seen At Hitchcock Park This Year All Nations Lose by Tally of 6 to 2. - Five healthy singles, coupled with two walks and a bad error, enabled Artesian to pile up five runs in the last two frames of her game with the All Nations at Hitchcock park yesterday afternoon and pull out a 6 to 2 victory. It was the most interesting game played on the local lot this year. Jap Turino, hurler for the Missouri aggregation, had clear sailing for the first six innings, yielding only two singles and allowing but one walk. But in the seventh and eighth frames, the Artesian tribe found him repeatedly and sent out hot liners, which the crippled All Nation infield could not handle. Only one infielder of the latter organization was playing in his regular position, and that was Blukoi (Frank Blattner), the speedy second sacker. Jose Mendez, the little Cuban shortstop, and his countryman, Hernandez, who holds down the first station, were both too crippled to appear. Evans was shifted from third to short, Crow was brought in from the right field to third base, Kenyon, who pitched Friday, went on first, and two other pitchers went into the outfield. Steno, the All Nations only regular fielder, opened the game with a single. Two batters laid down bunts which were not handled in time to check the runners from advancing a bag. A sacrifice fly scored Steno, but the other men were held at first and second. Blukoi (Frank Blattner) singled over second, but Cass pegged beautifully to the plate just in time to cut off a score. Artesian evened things up in a hurry. Cass flied out, but McGrath drew a walk. Pratt singled sending McGrath to third. Kremer's slow roller allowed the first baseman to score. Scharnweber was hit by a pitched ball, but Shafer's grounder went into Blukoi's (Blattner's) ever-ready glove. Speedy playing by Artesian spoiled a good chance to score in the All Nation's half of the second. Crow and Donaldson singled, but Crow was forced at third on Wilkins' bunt. Turino laid down a bunt which was gobbled by Dougan in time to force John Donaldson at third and allow Kremer to shoot first before the batter reached there, the only double play of the game. The Missourians jumped into the lead in the sixth stanza when Steno again singled, was advanced to second on Kenyon's out, took third when Evans was safe on an error, and scored on a fielder's choice. Only nine men had faced Turino in the three innings previous to the seventh. Thirteen faced him in the next two. Cass, Dougan, and Kremer each grabbed a single, and Sheeley did the unexpected by getting two. Pratt and Kaylor both drew transportation, and when Dougan drew a line on an infield mixup, stole second and later scored, a total of five runs had crossed the rubber. The All Nations were retired in easy fashion during their two closing frames, expert fielding by the Artesian gardeners protecting Kayler from the threatened onslaught. The two teams played today in Sioux Falls."

Mitchell, SD
"Artesian Beats The All Nations - Missourians Blanked by Rasmussen, Two to Zero. - Two Clubs Clash Here Again on Monday. - Snappy attacks by the Scharnweber brigade featured yesterday's game between Artesian and the All Nations, which was won by the Dakotans by the score of 2 to 0. Three of the All Nations were caught nappin off the bags right when it looked as if they might come through with runs. The game was largely a contest between the slabmen, Kinnon and Rasumssen, with the Artesian man having a little the better of it. Each yielded five hits, and issued two walks, but Rasmussen succeeded in whiffing six of the All Nations, while Kinnon only retired three by this route. Jose Mendez, the dusky Cuban shortstop of the Missourians, turned his ankle while sliding into second in the fifth frame and was taken from the game. He was hurt quite badly and will be out of the game for a short time. Artesian grabbed the first score in the third inning. With one down, Rasmussen poled out a beautiful single into the right gardens. A wild throw to first gave him another sack. Cass was safe on an error and Rasmussen went to third. McGrath sent a hard fly to left field which Wilkus dropped after making a good one-handed stab at it. Rasmussen counted, but on the next play, Cass was caught at the plate when he attempted to score on Pratt's roller. Kremer cracked a hard one to left, but the fielder robbed him of a hit and the inning closed. Artesian's last run was made in the ninth. Kremer was safe on an error, but was forced at second on Scharnweber's grounder With two down, Dougan drove out a hot single between first and second, scoring Scharnweber: Sheeley stopped the work by striking out. The All Nations looked dangerous a number of times, but failed to exert themselves enough to count. They placed a man at third in the first inning, but could not bring him in. John Donaldson, who had replaced Jose Mendez on the bags in the fifth, trotted to third in easy shape, but allowed himself to be caught napping 20 feet off the sack. In the last of the ninth, two men got on the bags, but stood there helpless while the batter swung three times and ended the game. The All Nations lined up Steno at center field and shortstop; Hernandez at first base; Evans at third base; Coleman at Catcher; Jose Mendez at shortstop; Blukoi (Frank Blattner) at second base; Crow at right field; Lefty Wilkus at left field; Kinnon at Pitcher; John Donaldson at Center Field. Artesian's lineup was Cass at Center Field; McGrath at first base; Pratt at right field; Kremer at thrid base; Scharnweber at shortstop; Shafer at left field; Dougan at Catcher; Sheeley at second base, Rasmussen at Pitcher. Umpire Hoffman. The two teams are matched for a series of games. Today and tomorrow they are playing at Ruskin park. John Donaldson is scheduled to pitch the Sunday game and a large crowd of Mitchell people are sure to attend. Another game will be staged at Hitchcock park Monday afternoon, after which the teams will leave for Sioux Falls for a couple of games."

August 22, 1916

Sioux Falls, SD
"Tuesday Artesian played the All Nations at Sioux Falls and won again 8 to 1. The Artesian boys had their sticking clothes on and drove out a couple of the Nations' pitchers. Too many errors, and too many tall weeds in the outfield was the cause of the locals' large score. Rasmussen was working in fine shape for the locals."

August 23, 1916

Cherokee, IA
"Yesterday Artesian went to Cherokee, IA, and played the All Nations in another game, taking them over 5 to 3. They play there again today, at Sioux Falls Friday and at Watertown Saturday and Sunday. After that date the crack Artesian ball team will disband, and we can state right here that it has afforded considerable amusement for a great many people and has been quite successful finacially."

August 24, 1916

Cherokee, IA
"The game at Cherokee last Thursday resulted in a victory for the All Nations, score 8 to 9. Caylor was on the mound for the locals and was somewhat wild."

August 25, 1916

Sioux Falls, SD
"Friday the two teams returned to Sioux Falls and played another game, the All Nations taking this also by an 8 to 0 score. Donaldson handled the ball for the Nations, and allowed but three hits. Baker, of Sioux Falls, pitched for the locals but was unable to hold the conglomerate bunch of hitters."

August 26, 1916

Watertown, SD
"Saturday Artesian was beaten by the All Nations at Watertown, by a 3 to 1 score."

August 28, 1916

Walnut Grove, MN
"All Nations ball team defeated the Walnut team here Monday by a score of 6 to 4."

August 30, 1916

Elmore, MN
"John Donaldson, the greatest colored pitcher in the world, was seen in action against the White Sox Wednesday afternoon and although he won the game, it must be said that Elmore did get ten safe blows off his delivery. This was the second hard luck game to be lost in as many days, Elmore being defeated in the seventh inning, after dark had shut out the All Nations for six innings, and not allowing a single hit, and Elmore leading by a 1 to 0 score. Elmore scored the first run in the fourth when Smith singled, Jude sacrificed and Kurke doubled to right, Smith scoring on this hit. In the seventh Coleman was passed, and Blukoi, Donaldson, Wilkus, Crowe and Henbury hit safe, five runs being tallied. Elmore made a great attempt in the eighth to tie the score, but fell one short. Smith doubled, Jude walked and Kurke again doubled, Smith scoring. With two men out, Kinnen dropped Henbury's throw to first and Jude and Kurke scored."