1915 Chicago American Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1915 Chicago American Giants

1915 Chicago American Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

March 6, 1915

Fresno, California
"The Chicago Colored Giants (Portland Oregonian.) - Twenty-three games will be played in the Pacific Northwest this spring by the Chicago Colored Giants. Their tour will commence immediately after they ahve concluded their eight-game series with the Portland Coast champions at Fresno. They will start north on March 29, and their first game will be at Eugene against the Oregon University team on March 31. The following day the Giants will make their appearance in Portland against an all-star city league outfit. Northwest league clubs will then monopolize their attention for two weeks, and Rube Foster will close his tour with games at Moscow against the University of Idaho and at Pullman against Washington State college, April 19th and 20th. The Giants have to be back in Chicago on April 25 to begin their league schedule."

March 21, 1915

Fresno, California
"Recuit Pitchers Beat Black Team - Leonard and Coveleskie Hold Chicago Giants to Three Runs; Beavers Get Seven. - Clean Hitting Features - 'Tiny' is Bumped for Home Run and Score is Tied, but When Portland Makes Four More Relief Hurler Proves Invincible. - Fresno, California, March 21. - (Special) - A pair of McCredie's new pitchers - Leonard and Coveleskie - won the first game of the series with the Chicago Colored Giants here today by a 7 to 3 score. Coveleskie gets the victory, inasmuch as the score was tied, 3 to 3, when he went in at the opening of the sixth. Portland won the game in the sixth inning, when the Beavers scored four runs and broke the tie. Doane opened the inning with a single to left. Murphy hit a fast one down to second and it would have been an easy out had not the ball taken a bad bound over Bauchman's head. Duncan, in center, let the ball go through him and Doane scored. Stumpf laced a single to left, Murphy scoring. Lober dropped one down in front of the plate and beat it out to first, also advancing both runners. Davis smashed a fast one to Bauchman, who fielded cleanly and threw to the plate. Santow let the ball get away from him and both Stumpf and Lober scored. Beavers Start With Rush. The Beavers took their first three runs in the first inning, Davis walked, Speas singled to right and Derrick hit for an infield single, filling the bases. Fisher singled to center, scoring Davis and Speas. With Doane and Murphy out, Stumpf doubled down the right field foul line, scoring Derrick. Hill tied up the score in the first of the fifth with a home run. The Giants were two runs behind when Barber walked. Hill caught the second ball pitched right on the trademark. It passed over the fence in center field and hit the trunk of a tree, bounding back into the park. Fast fielding held Hill at second, but Umpire rube Evans decided that it was a home run. The first run crossed in the fourth inning, when Duncan walked, gained second on McNair's infield hit, third on an out and reached the plate on a double steal. Fence Fall With Boys. Early in the game a section of the center field fence gave way, sending about 20 boys to the ground. No one was injured. Every member of the giants appeared today with a piece of black crepe about his arm, mourning for Monroe, a team member, who died last Tuesday. Portland leaves tomorrow morning for Stockton, where the Beavers meet the White Sox."

March 22, 1915

Fresno, California
"March 22 - (Oregon Beavers vs) Colored Giants, at Fresno."

March 23, 1915

Visalia, California
"March 23 - (Oregon Beavers vs) Colored Giants, at Visalia."

March 24, 1915

Tulare, California
"March 24 - (Oregon Beavers vs) Colored Giants, at Tulare."

March 25, 1915

Porterville, California
"March 25 - (Oregon Beavers vs) Colored Giants, at Porterville."

March 26, 1915

Fresno, California
"March 26 - (Oregon Beavers vs) Colored Giants, at Fresno."

March 27, 1915

Fresno, California
"March 27 - (Oregon Beavers vs) Colored Giants, at Fresno."

March 28, 1915

Fresno, California
"March 28 - (Oregon Beavers vs) Colored Giants, at Fresno."

March 30, 1915

Eugene, OR
"Varsity Gets Game - Chicago Colored Giants Will Play at Eugene. - Contest to be March 30 - Announcement by Graduate Manager Tiffany Starts Discussion on Chances for Oregon Baseball Team for 1915 - University of Oregon, Eugene, January 15. - (Special.) - Graduate Manager Tiffany, of the university, caused a stir this noon with the announcement that he had closed a deal with Rube Foster, manager of the Chicago Colored Giants, for that team to stop over at Eugene March 30 and give battle to the varsity that afternoon. 'This game will be a great feature,' remarked Mr. Tiffany, 'as Eugene people have never had the opportunity of seeing the colored men in action. I expect a large crowd and a good game.'"

March 31, 1915

Eugene, OR
"March 31 - (Chicago American Giants) at University of Oregon, at Eugene."

Eugene, OR
"Giants Beat Oregon - Varsity Boys Put Up Hard Fight and Outhit Negroes. - Bezdek Uses 3 Pitchers. - Eugene Lads Tie Score in Fifth, but Fail to Hold Against Professionals - Every One of Ten Hits by Chicago Team Two-Bagger. - University of Oregon, Eugene, March 31. - (Special.) - Without exerting themselves to any great extent the Chicago Giants, colored, administered a 9-to-5 defeat to Coach Hugo Zezdek's varsity balltossers this afternoon. The visitors were never headed and the nearest that the Oregon athletes could get to them was a four-all tie, when they slammed in a quartet of runs in their half of the fifth inning. Today's game showed that Bezdek has a good batting team and it is only a matter of sticking in their class of the conference circles until their percentage of wins will be up on the top rung of the ladder. Oregon annexed 11 safe bingles against 10 for the Giants. - Sheehy's Play Brilliant. - It was Jimmy Sheehy, a freshman fielder, who brought the large crowd to its feet when he pulled a line drive out of the air with his gloved hand, retiring the side and saving the lemon-yellow from further humiliation. Skeeter Bigbee and Dick Nelson each registered three safe drives during the game and Cornell and Lyle Bigbee ranked second with a pair of base hits to their credit. Each hit garnered by the Giants was for two bases. Duncan featured with the heavy stick for the Chicagoans, while Jenkins and Santop, their battery, looked exceptionally good. Despite the heavy field, but six errors were chalked up, each team offending three times. Bezdek used every pitcher that he had on his roster in an attempt to check the strong tide of runs that was continually spelling defeat for his men. Captain Welsh worked seven innings, while Tuerck and Beckett finished the game, pitching one each. The Giants left for Portland tonight to play a semi-pro teams of that city."

April 1, 1915

Portland, OR
"April 1 - (Chicago American Giants) vs All Star City League Team, in Portland."

"Negroes to Play Here on April 1 - Chicago Colored Giants Have 23 Games Scheduled in Pacific Northwest. - University of Oregon First Opponents - All-Star City League Team to Meet Black Invaders in Portland. Tourists to Appear in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Twenty-three games will be played in the Pacific Northwest this Spring by the Chicago Colored Giants. Their tour will commence immediately after the negroes have concluded their eight game series with the Portland Coast champions at Fresno, California. The Ethiopians will start north on March 29 and their first game will be at Eugene against the University of Oregon team, March 31. The following day the Giants will make their appearance in Portland against an all-star City League outfit. Northwest League clubs will then monopolize their attention for a fortnight and Rube Foster will close his tour with games at Moscow against the University of Idaho and at Pullman against the Washington State collegians, April 19 an 20. The Giants have to be back in Chicago April 25 to commence their league schedule."

Portland, OR
"Negro Giants to Play Here Today - City League All-Stars to Meet Chicagoans if Weather Permits Game. - Visitors are Noted Team - Portland to Put Strong Lineup in field Against Seasoned Players. Fitchner, Who Defeated Them Before, to Be on Mound. - by Roscoe Fawcett. - Weather permitting, Portland fans will see the famous Colored Giants in action at Coast League Park today against an all-star cast from the Portland City League. These negroes are the ones who battle the Portland Coasters every year in Spring camp. As usual, Rube foster has brought West with him an aggregation fully on par with the Coast League clubs. His series with the Beavers ended four games to two in favor of Portland, but had the colored men won the final game, which went 1-0 in 12 innings against them, the series would have been tied. At any rate, a horde of local fans will be out at 3 o'clock this afternoon to view the famous Chicago Ethiopian aggregation in the act of showing how the black man plays baseball. And it's no cinch the buffs will have everything their own way without a struggle, because Clyde Rupert has chosen a bunch well able to give the negroes a battle. Lind Heads List of Stars. - Outfielder Lind, who was with the Portland Coast club last Fall, will be in left. Bogart, of the Helena and Murray teams of the Union Association, will be on third. McKeen, of Walla Walla, has been chosen to cover first, and there are a lot of other good boys from the four clubs of the City League on the roster. Rupe expects to put Fitchner in the box against the blacks. Fitchner trimmed them 2-1 a year or two ago when he was flinging for the Portland Northwest club, and he is nursing a hunch that he can duplicate the trick. 'Black Mathewson' With Negroes. - Ball, Gatewood and Bauchman are the negroes' pitching hopes. Gatewood is known throughout Cuba as the famous Black Mathewson. He is to the Cuban baseball fans what Christy is to the American baseball public. Gatewood stand about 6 feet 1 inch, weighs about 220 pounds and is as quick and agile as a cat. Ball is a new man and probably is Walter Ball, who has starred for 10 years with the Leland Giants. If it is Walter he is a big right-hander with a heap of smoke. The game will begin at 3 o'clock. Umpire Cheyenne will handle the engagement. It will furnish the first real test of the new pay-as-you-enter turnstiles as two or three thousand fans are expected in line if it does not rain."

April 2, 1915

Seattle, WA
"April 2 - (Chicago American Giants) vs Seattle Northwestern League team, at Seattle."

Seattle, WA
"The schedule of practice games for the Seattle club shows... the Chicago Colored Giants, April 2, 3, and 4."

April 3, 1915

Seattle, WA
"April 3 - (Chicago American Giants) vs Seattle Northwestern League team, at Seattle."

Seattle, WA
"The schedule of practice games for the Seattle club shows... the Chicago Colored Giants, April 2, 3, and 4."

April 4, 1915

Everett, WA
"April 4 - (morning) (Chicago American Giants) vs Aberdeen at Everett."

Seattle, WA
"April 4 - (Chicago American Giants) vs Seattle Northwestern League team, at Seattle."

Seattle, WA
"The schedule of practice games for the Seattle club shows... the Chicago Colored Giants, April 2, 3, and 4."

Everett, WA
"At Everett, Washington, Rube's team won over the Aberdeens. Score 9 to 3."

April 5, 1915

Victoria, WA
"April 5 - (Chicago American Giants) at Victoria.

April 6, 1915

Victoria, WA
"April 6 - (Chicago American Giants) at Victoria.

April 7, 1915

Vancouver, BC
"April 7 - (Chicago American Giants) at Vancouver.

April 8, 1915

Vancouver, BC
"April 8 - (Chicago American Giants) at Vancouver.

April 9, 1915

Seattle, WA
"April 9 - (Chicago American Giants) at Seattle.

Seattle, WA
"The schedule of practice games for the Seattle club shows... the Chicago Colored Giants, April 8, 9, and 10."

April 10, 1915

Everett, WA
"April 10 - (morning) - (Chicago American Giants) vs Aberdeen, at Seattle.

Seattle, WA
"April 10 - (Chicago American Giants) at Seattle.

Seattle, WA
"The schedule of practice games for the Seattle club shows... the Chicago Colored Giants, April 8, 9, and 10. Other games will be scheduled to take up the remaining days of the practice season in all probability. Six games with the great negro team should do the Seattle bunch a lot of good for Rube Foster always brings a good club here."

April 11, 1915

Seattle, WA
"April 11 - (Chicago American Giants) at Seattle."

April 12, 1915

Tacoma, WA
"April 12 - (Chicago American Giants) at Tacoma."

April 13, 1915

Tacoma, WA
"April 13 - (Chicago American Giants) at Tacoma."

Tacoma, WA
"Tigers Show Real Class With Giants - by Peter. - If you weren't fortunate enough to attend yesterday's opening game between the Chicago Colored Giants and the Tacoma Tigers, don't fail to get out to the old ball field today. For you've already missed as nice a game as one would expect to see, and you can't afford to miss any more. The Tigers lost, but with a fair break of luck yesterday, they would have held their own against those husky colored gentlemen. It was a 5 to 3 finish, but the Tacoma lads tied up the score in the eighth, 3 to 3, and only let the brunettes score in the 10th when the old Jinx settled on McIvor's good left arm, and refused to let him continue his mid-season form. It was a splendid game. The Tigers were outmatched in weight, speed and hitting ability, but the Tacoma infield work and battery control could hardly be improved on. Fireworks started in the very first inning. A single and double by Hill and Santop, star sluggers for the Giants, brought two tallies. Johnson, Tacoma's heavy hitting outfielder, singled, was advanced when Hiester walked, and scored on Hutchinson's error. In the third Hiester slipped across the bag while the Giants were busy thinking about an attempted double play at first, but the Giants also made another run. In the eighth Wilson walked, Hogan sacrificed and Wilson scored when Barber dropped a peg to first. That tied the score. The winning runs came in the 10th, when McIvor, tired and a little nervous, dropped Barber's liner, and allowed Hill to single and Duncan to double. Barber slipped on third, while running to the base, twisted his ankle, and was carried off the field, Petway taking his place. The Tacoma team fielded better than the Giants, and were entitled to a victory. It was the little jinx demon of hard luck more than any other feature, that cost them the game."

April 14, 1915

Tacoma, WA
"April 14 - (Chicago American Giants) at Tacoma.

April 15, 1915

Tacoma, WA
"April 15 - (Chicago American Giants) at Tacoma."

Tacoma, WA
"Those Giants Surely Were On The Blink - by Peter. Social Item - A largely attended and highly successfull ball was held Wednesday night at Rosin's hall on Commerce Street by the colored population of Tacoma in honor of the American Colored Giants baseball team. Several hundred colored persons attended. A lively time was enjoyed by all. - No this isn't the social column. It's an explanation of why the Tigers won yesterday. And we say it without prejudice or malice aforethought. Tacoma's Tiger team, marshaled by Mr. Harold Peet of Sumpter, Oregon, and Mr. Fred Frambach of Portland, Oregon, came out with the long end of a 6 to 2 finish simply because the colored visitors had been dancing and fussed around all night before. That little dance at Rosin's hall and the attendant flirtations and frolicsome fun, put the Giants strictly on the blink. They made five errors in the fifth inning, allowing three runs on two singles of the Tigers. Their game was loose and dragged all the way through, and it was easy to imagine that those colored kids would rather be at home with ice-packs on their heads than trotting around a ball diamond in the blazing hot sun. Following his policy, Russ Hall pitched two youngsters against the Giants yesterday, in order to give them the experience, and it can be said that Peet and Frambach both conducted themselves like veterans. The Tiger team played an errorless game from start to finish, and did some lightning work in the infield. Despite the Giants' lethargy, it was a corking good game."

April 16, 1915

Walla Walla, WA
"April 16 - (Chicago American Giants) vs Whitman College, at Walla Walla.

April 17, 1915

Spokane, WA
"April 17 - (Chicago American Giants) at Spokane.

April 18, 1915

Spokane, WA
"April 18 - (Chicago American Giants) at Spokane.

April 19, 1915

Moscow, ID
"April 19 - (Chicago American Giants) vs University of Idaho, at Moscow.

April 20, 1915

Pullman, WA
"April 20 - (Chicago American Giants) vs Washington State College, at Pullman.

April 21?, 1915

Seattle, WA?
"Porteus Baxter in the Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Washington: Rain and lots of it did not prevent Seattle and Rube Foster's Chicago Colored Giants from playing baseball yesterday afternoon at the Rainier Valley Park. Strange as it may seem, considering the conditions, they reeled off nine full innings in one hour and twenty-five minutes - a fast game in any kind of weather. The pitching was good, the fielding fine, and the faithful who braved the weather had the first chance of the season to see the famous Petway behind the bat. Believe me, he is some catcher. The sad part of the affair was that Seattle lost by a score of 4 to 0. The distinction of whitewashing Seattle for the first time this year goes to Walter Ball. He pitched a steady, consistent game and had fine support all the way through despite a wet ball and slippery grounds. Seattle grabbed only four hits off his delivery, two of which were credited to Jack Veaty. Bowcock and Kippert plucked the other two."

May 2, 1915

Chicago, Illinois
"Rube Foster's Giants Win Again. - Chicago, Illinois, May 5. - (Special) - The American Giants proved on Sunday that they are not only an infield team of the first water but can hit. The Gunthers are the crack team (white) and came on the Southside purposefully to defeat Mr. Foster and his prize winners. It was another shutout. Foster's boys with Big Bill Gatewood in the box trimmed the visitors 5 to 0. The usual 6, 000 crowd was not present on account of the clouds being heavy and looking like rain, which it did at the close of the fifth inning. Mr. Gatewood was in fine form. His charming wife sat in the box and saw him as he would twirl the ball across home plate and Geokle would yell, strike! He had his game won in the third inning. The visitors could not see Mr. Gatewood but the Giants oversaw Mr. Brown for the Gunthers when our boys got four hits and four scores and brought in another in the fourth inning. Pete Hill was at the bag and did as well as in center. Pete, as we all know him, is an all-round ball player."

May 9, 1915

Chicago, Illinois
"American Giants Dispose of Silk kavanaugh's Team 8 to 3 - Third Game for Rube. - (By Cary B. Lewis.) - Chicago, Illinois, May 12. - (Special) - Last Sunday's game made three straight for Mr. Foster and his American Giants. There is no doubt now in the minds of Chicagoans that he hasn't a great team. Every member of the team has exhibited splendid ability and not a bone head play has been made this season by a man on the team. Hutchinson, the shortstop, is doing some clever work at the post held by Lloyd last year. The day was chilly and many of those who sat in boxes went over in the bleachers for the shade and enjoyed seeing Barber around first as well as the Giants winning with ease. There was nothing sensational in the game. The visitors were a picked team from minor and major leagues but these supposed professionals could not do anything with Jenkins while the home boys played with Juul and Metz the Kavanaugh's star pithers. The American Giants got four hits off Juul in the fourth inning.

May 16, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Next Sunday, the Gary's. - Next Sunday the American Giants will play the Garys of Gary, Indiana. It is expected that the cool weather shall have passed and warm days on and a great crowd present. Box seats are now on sale at the park. Mr. Foster is busy these days booking the best teams in the country."

Chicago, IL
"American Giants Win; Gunthers Lose, 3 to 2. - Four Hits, Pass and Error gave the Giants All Their runs in Fourth Round - Laporte, Indiana Next Sunday. - (By Cary B. Lewis.) - Chicago, Illinois, May 18. (Special.) - The cool weather had a great deal to do with the attendance on last Sunday at the American Giants park, where the home team played the Gunthers. The American Giants proved that they were just as clever on a chilly day as a hot day in July. The Giants had the hardest battle of the season with the Gunthers, the white boys losing 3 to 2. Rube pitched for the first team this season. He was accorded a great reception and as usual, one could hear from all parts of the park, 'go at 'em Rube, put one over now, don't let him hit,' etc. The Old Roman pitched a splendid game, sending two to the bench and allowed four to walk. He was admirably supported. It was in the sixth inning when the Gunthers showed a little extra speed and Rube being a good general, sent in Walter Ball, who was seen at the mound for the first time this season. Four hits, a pass and Sullivan's boot gave the Giants all of their runs in the fourth inning. Frances, the third baseman for the Giants, got a three-bagger, the first one of the season at this park. Every man on the team played scientific ball. Accidentally Barber spiked a man, who was forced to retire. This makes the fourth straight game for the American Giants to carry off the honors at their park.

May 23, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Laporte, Indiana Next Sunday. - The Laporte, Indiana champions will play the American Giants next Sunday. Mr. Foster says he is bringing one of the best teams in the country for the next battle."

Chicago, IL
"Rube Foster Wins Again Fifth Straight Game Here - Double Header for Decoration Day - The Cuban Stars Here June 7. - (By Carey B. Lewis.) - Special to the Freeman. - Chicago, Illinois, May 25. - Hammering the pill at will on Sunday, the American Giants made a clean sweep from the La Porte's by winning their fifth straight game on Sunday in this city. The score was 7 to 1. Sixteen hits were made off the LaPortes in the Giants' eager determination to grab a firm hold on the lead, and most of the hitting was done in the first inning. Six runs were scored off Adams in the first inning as a result of the six hits and two errors. After the first inning, the visitors steadied down, but avoided a shutout when three hits came in a row off Gatewood in the seventh. A catch by Lee of Hill's long fly in the center field was the feature fielding. Rube sat on the bench with his new gray suit and directed his men. Wickware was first put in the box. His pitching was of the highest order and in the fifth Whitworth was sent to the slab and he, too, did some fine work. Gatewood was warming up, and Rube called him to finish. Gate is O.K., but the visitors got three straight hits and in the eighth brought in a score. It was the first game of the season that three of Rube's pitchers were used, and the fans were very much pleased to see them in action. Barber, the heavy stick man on the team, made a triple, and Wickware and Whitworth struck out five men. Frances lead by getting four hits. He is leading the batting average of the team. The crowd was large, considering the gloominess of the day."

May 30, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Rogers Park Next Sunday. - Rogers Park, the team that has always given Rube and his team a run for their money, will play next Sunday. Now that the warm weather is in and the rain has apparently subsided, some great ball playing is expected. Tickets are on sale at the box office."

Chicago, IL
"American Giants Win Three Straight Games in Two Days. - Whitworth, Walter Ball and Wickware Pitch Fine Ball and Help Win for the American Giants - Rube Plays First Base. - (By Cary B. Lewis.) - Chicago, Illinois, June 3. - The American Giants had their eighth straight winning game registered for them this week when they won from the Rogers Park on Sunday and the Roseland Eclipse and West Ends on Decoration day. The fastest and prettiest game was Sunday when the Rogers Park team gave the Giants a close run. The score finally was 5 to 3 in favor of the Giants, with a close finish that held all breathlessly. Ball gave eight men passes on balls and Rube played a bangup game at first base."

May 31, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Doubleheader Decoration Day. - Decoration day is always a big day at the American Giants Park. This and July 4 are two of the biggest days at the park. The first game will be between the American Giants and the Roseland Eclypse and the second between the Giants and the West Ends. All the pitching staff will be used that day and Rube says he is going to take both games from these two star teams."

Chicago, IL
"Double Header Decoration Day. - In the double header Decoration Day the American Giants won both games. Whitworth was in good form and came near pitching a shut-out; the first game being against the Roseland Eclipse, the score being 2 to 1 in favor of the Giants. The second game Wickware was at the mound and shut out the West Ends with the famous Bradshaw in the box."

"Second Game American Giants 2, Eclipse 1."

"Mighty Man at First. - Rube Foster proved to be a mighty man at first on Decoration Day. It was the first time that he has been on the diamond this season at the Giants' park. He relieved Barber at first and in the first game put out seven men and in the second put out six men unassisted."

June 13, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Cuban Stars June 6. - All Chicago is wild over the coming of the Cuban Stars June 6. This is the team that for years has played the American Giants a bang-up game. These boys have a number of friends here and it is hard to tell at times who has the greatest number of supporters, the Giants or the Cubans. Enghusiasm runs high whenever they play. The players and lineup will appear in next week's issue of this column. Box seats can now be secured for the coming series. Order now. - Visitors See the Giants. - Visitors coming to Chicago during the summer should make it their duty, those who love America's greatest sport, to see the American Giants baseball team. It is the greatest baseball club in the world. The daily papers claim that Mr. Foster has the most finished ball players now before the public. While the Chicagoans can boast of their White Sox and Cubs, we can boast of our American giants, who have won twenty-five straight games, with several men batting in the 300 class."

June 13, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Omaha Giants Coming. - The Omaha Giants will be seen at the American Giants' Park on next Sunday. The Sox will be out of town and all the Sox and Cubs fans will be on hand this coming Sunday. Rube and his team have been having a streak of good luck, having won eight straight games. It is reliably reported that the visiting team is coming to put a crimp in the home boys. Rube says he is ready for any emergency as his men are the best in semi-pro ball circles in the country."

"Cuban Stars on Their Way. - The favorite of all Chicago fans are the Cuban Stars. This team will be the next to be seen here after the playing of the Omaha Giants. Fans, white and colored, from all parts of the city, are anxious to see the Giants and the Cubans tie up. Malini, manager of the Cubans, states that he has the best team in the country and that he comes in to "take some of the conceit out of the American Giants." Be that as it may, Mr. Foster says he is ready and that his men will hold their own."

June 20, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Rube Wins First Game, the A.B.C.'s the Second and The Giants the Third in the Series. - Teams Scheduled to Play Wednesday and Thursday of This Week. - (By Cary B. Lewis.) - Chicago, Illinois, June 23. - Elwood Knock and his braves from Indianapolis, Indiana, called the A.B.C.'s, invaded the Windy City Sunday last for a series with the American Giants. A special train of Hoosier fans came with the delegation and fought manfully to make up their team win. The Giants cleaned up the first day, but on the second the A.B.C.'s turned the tray. The first of the series was 8 to 1, in favor of the Giants, and the second day, 10 to 6, in favor of the Hoosiers. The first game, the American Giants slammed Tom Johnson and forced him to pass two men with the bases full, giving the American Giants the victory. Two double steals in the seventh inning gave the home team the lead again, and in the eighth inning, the Giants scored five runs, with Rube Foster pitching an article of ball that still keeps him in the champion class. Rube was at his best an only allowed three hits. Rube is now engaged in writing a book on 'How to Win in a Pinch Game.'"

June 21, 1915

Chicago, IL
"A.B.C.'s Win Second Game. - I never saw the Giants make as many errors as they did on Monday. This was the cause of their defeat. With Dismukes in the box pitching a splendid game and Watts's poor catching, caused the Hoosiers to bring home the bacon at a tune of 10 to 6. The A.B.C. fans were out in large numbers and were in fine spirits. They thought their team would win and this was evident from the start. They took the lead in the first inning and in the third, a row of four hits, two passes, and two boots cost six runs in the third inning and Rube's men were never able to regain this lead."

June 22, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Giants Take the Third Game. - The American Giants won the third game in the series with the A.B.C.'s of Indianapolis on Tuesday. Wickware was on the mound and the Hoosiers got only two hits off him. Dicta Johnson was unable to keep the home boys from swatting the pill."

June 23, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Dismukes is Effective. - Star Twirler With A.B.C.s Shuts Out Chicago Giants. - Chicago, June 23. - Dismukes, star pitcher of the A.B.C. team of Indianapolis, shut out the American Giants Wednesday, 4 to 0. It was the first time this year that a no-run record was chalked against Rube Foster's men, the visitors winning, 4 to 0, and tying up the series. The deciding combat will be staged tomorrow. Shively and Barber hit well."

June 24, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Last One to Giants. - A.B.C.'s Are Beaten in Deciding Game of Series at Chicago - Score, 2-1. - Chicago, Illinois, June 24. - Two misjudged flies gave the American Giants the deciding game of their series with the A.B.C. team of Indianapolis today at Schorlings Park, 2 to 1. The Giants landed their first score on doubles by Hutchinson and Bockman in the second round. Demoss failing to get up on Bockman's Texas leaguer. The second tally came after Barber had shot a liner through second, Jenkins lifting a tall fly to center that Charleston failed to get under. Singles by Shively and Allen in the sixth round gave the Indianapolis team its lone count."

June 27, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Roseland Eclypse Sunday. - The Roseland Eclypse will play the American Giants next Sunday. The Cuban team is headed this way and will be seen at the American Giants park at an early date."

July 1, 1915

Chicago, IL
"American Giants Down the Roseland Eclipse. - White Team Loses Second Time of the Season to Rube - Cuban Stars to Open Series Sunday, July 4 - Will Play Seven Straight Days - Many Visitors at the Park Last Sunday - Cuban Club Formed to Cheer Their Club to Victory - Col. F.A. Denison and Liutenant Will Adams Interesting Spectators. - (By Cary B. Lewis.) - Chicago, Illinois, June (probably July) 1. - The Roseland Eclipse played their second game of the season with Rube Foster's American Giants on last Sunday. The Sox were in the city but their appearance here did not keep Schorling's Park from being packed. It was an ideal day and Gatewood was in fine form. It is not the style to let a white team take away the honors at this park and on Sunday, the American Giants downed the Roseland's 7 to 2. Criss, one of the best semi-pro pitchers around Chicago, was on the mound for the visitors and pitched a splendid game, but their fielding was loose. The Giants made three scores in the second inning and three in the fourth, and these tallies told the tale. At no stage of the game was the Giants near the losing coloumn for with Barber, Hill and Gatewood slamming the pill at will, victory was in sight."

July 3, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Base Ball Notes. - Remember, the game begins at 3:30 o'clock. Order you ticket now. - Gatewood struck out eight men on Sunday. He is doing some fine twirling these pretty cool days. - Barber got three hits off Criss last Sunday. Barber is one of the best stick men on the team. - Duncan, left fielder, who has been ill, will be in the game during the series for the American Giants. - Miss Martha Bailey, of Flint, Michigan, and Mrs. Gertrude Allen, of Washington, D.C., occupiec boxes last Sunday at the Giants' Park. - Allison is the name of the new catcher for the American Giants. He is from Nashville, Tennessee, and is a number one ball player. - Mrs. Celia Lambert, of Springfield, Illinois, a successful business young woman of that city, sat in box 24 and enjoyed the Giants' victory. - Col. Franklin A. Denison and Lieutenant William Adams, of the Eighth Regiment, were interesting spectators in a box at the game last Sunday. - One of the fans counted as a regular at the park is Mr. George Holt. He never misses a game and says the Giants always look good to him. - Mrs. Susie Brown, Miss Hazel Winburn and Mrs. Fannie Roberts, of Kokomo, Indiana, sat in a box on last Sunday to see the Giants down the Roselands. - Uncle Rube has pitched several games this season and has not lost a game. He says he is good for a good many more seasons. As a manager, the critics rank him as the best in the country. - If you want to see a bevy of good looking women, just go to the park during these series and on Sunday and holidays. The best dressed women of the city attend these games and they sure look good. - There are quite a number of Cubans in this city. They have formed a club and will be on hand next week to cheer their boys on to victory. They are firmly of the belief that Rube won't have a ghost of the show during the series. - Molina, with his big panama hat, will be on the job Sunday. Some of the Chicago girls claim he is one of the handsomest men that visit this city. He is one affable and courteous gentleman and the girls seem to like those characteristics. - The crowds will be so large Sunday that automobile men have decided to run their cars from 25th and State streets to the park for twenty five cents. This is a quick and safe way to get to the park as well as to enjoy a delightful drive for a few moments. Webb has three cars running every Sunday."

July 11, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Cubans Here For One Week. - The Cuban Stars will be here Sunday, July 4, and remain until July 11. The team with Mr. Molina, their manager, will arrive in the city today for a week's battle royal. This is the team that gives the fans a run for their money. More people go to see this team than any other semi-pro team that comes to Chicago. They have been in the East ever since the first of the season, playing all the leading teams in that section. They have sent word that they are coming to wear out the Giants, as they have the best team since they have been coming to the States. That the team is expected to draw large crowds is evidenced by the extra precaution that has been taken by Mr. Schorling. He has ordered extra chairs. It is expected that 10,000 people will witness the game on Sunday and that many more on Monday, which is a holiday. Those wishing seats had better order them today. To be ready for the Giants, Mr. Foster has had his team at the park every day practicing. These series will be a battle royal for supremacy. For real, fast, scientific ball playing, don't faill to see these series."

July 18, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Rube Stalls for Rain and The Game is Forfeited. - Our Heroes Get to the Mighty Wickware, Who Tires Under the Broiling Sun and Dismukes Kept Smiling. - (By Young Knox.) - The A.B.C.'s and Rube Foster's American Giants of Chicago, staged one of the best games of the season at Federal Park last Sunday, the game ending in the last half of the eighth inning on account of rain and other things. The score was 3 to 2 in favor of the Giants, Whitworth had relieved Wickware in the eighth when our heroes come to bat. Shively led off with a hot single, DeMoss was walked by Whitworth and then Gatewood who had relieved Whitworth walked both Charleston and Taylor, forcing one run over and tying the score. Umpire Geisel then forfeited the game after more intentional delay on the part of the Chicago players, who were trying to slow up the contest until the rain came. The game was replete with brilliant plays that kept the large crod on its feet most of the time. Ben Taylor, Shively, DeMoss and Bauchman did sensational work in the field."

July 19, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Our Heroes Win on Blue Monday. - Giants and A.B.C.s in a Thriller and Taylor's Men Win 7 to 4. - Another record crowd turned out Monday at Northwestern Park and was rewarded by seeing the A.B.C.'s again defeat the American Giants 7 to 4. The fielding of both teams was sensational, many difficult catches and stops being made. McNair, Francis and Jeffries were the stars. Powell caught a great game. The local champs hit the ball hard in the second and third frames, knocking Gatewood out of the box. Foster, who relieved him, held the local boys to one run. Hutchinson and Francis of the visitors clouted out home runs. The third game of the series will be played at Northwestern Park this afternoon. The Giants will use Wickware in the box. Manager Taylor will send his star hurler, Dismukes, back again."

July 20, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Rain Stops the A.B.C.-Giants Battle in First Inning. - The A.B.C. and American Giants game was postponed Tuesday on account of the heavy downpour of rain. The Giants did not score in their half of the first, while Taylor's champs had a runner at third and one out when the game was interrupted."

July 21, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Our Heroes Make it Three in Row Over the Giants. - Dismukes Holds Chicago Team Safe After Hill Stops Knocking Home Runs. - The A.B.C.'s defeated the American Giants again Wednesday at Northwestern park, 5 to 3, making it three straight. The Giants took an early lead, due to the batting of Hill, who clouted out home runs in the first and second innings, scoring a runner ahead of him in the second. From the third on Dismukes held the Windy City aggregation safe. The fielding of Clark and Charleston featured. The Lincoln Stars of New York play the A.B.C.'s at Federal Park Sunday."

July 22, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Thirteen Inning Contest Won by the A.B.C.'s - Local Team Eliminates Chicago Giants From Race for Colored Championship. - The A.B.C.'s and the American Giants engaged in a great thirteen-inning contest Thursday, July 22, and Northwestern Park, the local champs winning 7 to 6. Both teams fielded fast, the A.B.C.'s going the route without a misplay. Hill, of the visitors, slammed out two home runs again. It made four straight games for the A.B.C.'s over the Giants, elinimating them from playing a final series with the Lincoln Stars of New York for the colored championship of America."

July 24, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Mr. James H. Cross, No. 1284 of Fire Company Number 21, is the fireman under Acting Lieutenant Ramsey stationed at the American Giants Park. The city now requires that there be no standing in the aisles or passways at all public places, and Lieutenant Remsey and Mr. Cross are the men there and no better ones could have been selected. Chief O'Connor knows the right men and we thank him for them."

July 25, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Cubans to Play Giants Sunday. - The Cubans are to play the American Giants on Sunday. This will be the second series of games between these two teams. Rube now has confidence that he can beat the Islanders and a battle royal is expected. - All last week there were White Sox, Cub, and Federal players at the games of the Cuban Giants. The Cubans are great drawing cards. They play from the beginning to the finish. - Even though they are not on their beat, there are enough policemen who visit the American Giants park to keep decent order among the loud mouth fans who are so annoying to spectators. - Rube put up a great stall on Sunday sparring for time - darkness was near and in the next inning the game was called. We all take our hats off to Mr. Foster for he has all parts of 'em."

Chicago, IL
"American Giants and Cuban Stars in Second Series. - Cuban Stars Take First Game and American Giants Second - Third Game a Tie - Teams to Play the Remainder of the Week - Ladies Attend Game in Large Numbers. - By Cary B. Lewis. - Chicago, Illinois, July 28. - Rube Foster has imported a new pitcher, Tom Johnson, and he is some pitcher, and he has a new catcher, Jones. Both are young and full of ginger and know the game. They were entered in the first game of the series of the Cuban Stars on last Sunday and there was an overflow crowd to see the game. Foster had the game sewed up to the seventh inning, the score being 1 to 0. In the eighth, a squeeze play with men on bases with a bum chuck by Rube allowed both of the Cubans to score. It was a pitcher's battle, Junco doing some fine work at the mound. McNair, who is doing some good work with the stick, made a two-bagger. It was an interesting game but the home fans were disappointed with the score of 3 to 1 in favor of the Islanders."

July 26, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Monday's Game. - Monday was ladies' day, a fine crowd was present to see Foster crush the Cuban Stars in their second game of the series. Gatewood was in the box and the tall, handsome chap was in fine form. His stunning looking wife sat in the box and her encouragement made the southpaw bring home the bacon at a tune of 10 to 2. The Cubans fielded poorer than at any time they have been seen in this city. Paredo became sore because the umpire called a ball fair that came across third base and afterwards threw two straight balls over the grand stand. Malina came to the diamond and sent him to the dressing room and Pedroso finished the game."

July 27, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Tuesday's Game a Tie. - The Cubans and American Giants played a tie game on Tuesday and the game was called on account of darkness. The same teams play all the week."

July 31, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Championship Games Between the East and the West. - Greatest Game of Baseball Ever Seen in the West Will Be Played in the Windy City July 31, August 1 to 7 - Redding, the Great Pitcher, Will Be on the Mound and Lloyd Will be at Short - Foster Says He Will Take the Series - 12,000 People Expected to Witness Series. - By Cary B. Lewis - Chicago, Illinois, July 29. - All Chicago is wild over the coming of the New York Lincoln Stars. This is the team that has Redding, the greatest pitcher of the race. He has to his credit 21 straight games. With this team is Lloyd, the great shortstop who was with Rube Foster's American Giants last season. The team will open up a series of games here on Saturday, July 31, August 1, and continue all through the week until the championship games between the East and the West. Mr. Foster has strengthened his team considerably, bringing players here from Louisville and Indianapolis. So great is the interest in the coming games that fans have sent for reservations from all sections of the city. The expense of bringing such a big team from such a long distance is so great that a raise in prices has been made by the management. The bleachers will be 35 cents, grandstand, 50 cents, and boxes 75 cents. The management urges that all should make their reservations at once. Everything has taken a back seat in the way of amusements for the coming of the Lincoln Stars. The popularity of Lloyd alone will bring thousands to see this wonderful shortstop. Mr. Foster declares that while he is up against a great aggregation, his boys will bring home the victory. Sunday, it is expect that from 10,000 to 15,000 people will be crowded into the American Giants' park. Mr. Schorling has arranged seats for at least 12,000 people. The lineup for the Lincoln Stars will be Poles, center field; Kindle, second base; Lloyd, shortstop; Pettus, first base; Santop, right field; Pierce, catcher; Gans, left field; Mougin, third base; Redding, pitcher. Lloyd, Pierce, Gans and Pettus are old American Giant players and will be much in evidence on Sunday and throughout the series. See the Freeman to get a full account of all the games."

Chicago, IL
"Fans Ready for Lincoln Stars. - Every fan in Chicago is ready to give a weldome hand to Lloyd, Gans, Pierce and Pettus. They are familiar faces to Chicago fans. Tenam Jones, of the Elite, will have a special night for the Lincoln Giants at Elite No. 2. Other forms of amusement are being planned by the friends of the well known players. The Stars will arrive here from Indianapolis Saturday morning. Every provision has been made by Mr. Schorling and Mr. Foster to accommodate the large crowd. The cry is order your seats at once and avoid the rush. Special attention will be shown the ladies by the ushers under the direction of Mr. Schooler."