1915 Indianapolis ABCs

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1915 Indianapolis ABCs

1915 Indianapolis ABCs

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

April 18, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"A.B.C.'s Lose to the All Leaguers Before Large Crowd - Pitcher Charleston Looks to be a Wonder. - The All Leagues and A.B.C.'s put up an excellent exhibition of base ball Sunday at Northwestern Park, the former winning 6 to 4 after a hard struggle. A large crowd attended the game, and was kept on their feet throughout the contest by many sensational stops and catches. The fielding of Darrenger at short, who has been a memeber of the Kansas City Feds for the past two seasons, Trench at second, and a sensational catch by Tisse of Charleston's line drive featured for the Leaguers. Clark and Ben Taylor were in the limelight for the colored champs. Clare had several difficult chances which he handled with ease, while Taylor accepted everything that came his way. Both Powell and Schissel caught good games. Although Charleston lost his game, he is one of the most promising young pitchers seen at Northwestern park. He pitches like a veteran, besides fielding his position and batting in great fashion. The fans should watch this youngster, he will be one of the best. The leagues scored three in the first inning, Darringer singled, Trench fanned, Darringer stole second and scored on Orme's single. Orme tried to take third on Totton's easy grounder but was out Charleston to Allen. Charleston threw one to Fisse's linking which was clouted over the fence for a home run, scoring Totten ahead of him. Darringer's single and two errors by Briggs put another across the rubber in the third. Connaughton and Schissel singled in the fourth, the former being pushed across the plate on a sacrifice hit by Hancock, and a sacrifice fly by Darringer. The last run for the leaguers was a home run by Totten which barely dropped through the fence. The first run of the champs came in the third when Charleston hit one to the right field fence for a home run, one of the longest drives seen at the local park. Ben Taylor opened the fourth with a single, but was out at the plate when he tried to score on Powell's double. Powell took third on the throw to the plate and scored on a wild pitch by Hancock. Clark walked in the eighth after Shively flew out to Tisse, Allen walked. Allen was out at second on Ben Taylor's grounder to Trench, Clark taking third and scoring on Darringer's error. Davis walloped out a double which scored Taylor. The same clubs play again next Sunday. - Notes of the Game. - Our boys looked fine in their new uniforms. - Todd Allen certainly looks mighty good at third. - Charleston's home run in the third inning was the longest hit ever made to right field in the park. - Morty Clark is a whirlwind at shortstop and a few more days like Sunday will make us all forget Hutch. - Tom Johnson, the best pitcher with the Mohawk Giants last year, has signed an A.B.C. contract and will show Sunday. - Dismukes, with Lincoln Stars of New York, and the premier colored pitcher in the East, has decided to come West this year. He has come to terms with Manager Taylor and will be here Sunday."

April 29, 1915

West Baden, IN
"Sprudels Repeat on A.B.C.'s - Springs Team Wins 3 to 2 - Manager Taylor Bats in Ninth. - West Baden, Indiana, April 29. - The Sprudels won again from the A.B.C.'s in one of the best games played at West Baden. Casey, a young southpaw, held the A.B.C.'s to two hits. Dismukes was on the mound for the visitors and allowed the Sprudels seven scattered hits. The catch of Blackwell in the ninth inning was the feature of the game, which saved the game for the Sprudels. C.I. Taylor, manager, went in as a pinch hitter, with two men on, and drove one in the canvas to left field, but Blackwell reached it with a phenomenal catch."

May 2, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"The A.B.C.'s and the Merits staged a three-inning contest last Sunday at Northwestern Park, rain ending the contest with the score 3 to 3."

May 9, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Chicago Giants Coming For Game With A.B.C.'s - Strong Chicago Aggregation to Open Three-Game Series Here Sunday. - The Chicago Giants, one of the leading independent clubs of the Windy City, will playe the A.B.C.'s a three-game series at Northwestern Park, starting Sunday. The Giants have played at the local park a number of times and are great favorites with the fans. The boys from the Windy City were the first to defeat Taylor's aggregation last season, turning the trick after the local team had won sixteen straight games. The A.B.C.'s with the addition of Second Baseman DeMoss of the French Lick Plutos, look to be one of the best colored clubs in the business. In the hurling department, Taylor has lined up three crack pitchers in Dismukes, Johnson and Charleston. The famous West Baden Sprudels will play a three-game series following the Giants."
Indianapolis, IN
"Dismukes Hurls No-Hit Shut-Out. - Tall Twirler Leads A.B.C.'s to Great Victory Over Chicago Giants - Local Team Scores Five Runs. - Dismukes, pitching for the A.B.C.'s, added a no-hit victory to his credit Sunday at Northwestern park, the tall boy scoring a shutout over the Chicago Giants, the local champs winning, 5 to 0. The Giants were helpless before the hurling of Dismukes. In only two innings did runners reach first, and one of these was promptly caught stealing. Only twelve batters faced Dismukes in the first four innings. An exceptionally large crowd turned out regardless of the weather, and was rewarded, as both teams fielded cleverly. DeMoss, Strothers, Shively and Allen contributed the fielding features. Charleston was there with his usual long hit, it being a hoe run drive to deep center."

May 10, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"A.B.C.'s Overwhelm Giants of Chicago. - Johnson Pitches Splendid Ball and Local Club Scores Second Shutout in Two Days - Taylor's Men... Slug Ball. - The Chicago Giants were shut out again Monday at Northwestern Park 12 to 0. Dicta Johnson pitched air-tight ball, holding the Giants to three hits and fanning seven. Only one of the visitors reached second base. Both teams fielded in excellent style, Allen and Clark doing some sensational work. Powell's home run drive also featured."

May 11, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"A.B.C.'s in Clean Sweep With The Chicago Giants. - The A.B.C.'s made it three straights from the Chicago Giants Tuesday at Northwestern Park, defeating them 13 to 6. Barry issues thirteen passes to the local club, besides hitting one. The A.B.C.'s ran bases wild, pilfering fourteen sacks, Shively leading with five. Powell, the husky catcher of the local champs, clouted out another home run. The West Baden Sprudels play at the local park Sunday.

May 22, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Dismukes One of the Trio of Star Twirlers of the A.B.C.'s. - Last he was with the Brooklyn, New York Royals (Brooklyn Royal Giants). He is one of the best in the business. In 1911 he defeated the Pittsburg Pirates of the National League by the score of 2 to 1. The same year he pitched three games in two days against the A.B.C.'s, one of which went twelve innings, winning them all. In 1912, he pitched a no-hit, no-run, 1 to 0 game against the famous American Giants. He also got into the limelight May 9, this year, by letting the Chicago Giants down without a hit or run and no man reaching second base."

May 23, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"A.B.C.s win From Champagne Velvets - Dicta Johnson Pitches Good Ball, While Visiting Twirler Passes Six and Hits Three - Score is 9 to 1. - the A.B.C.s had no trouble winning, 9 to 1, from the Champagne Velvets, of Terre Haute, Indiana, Sunday at Northwestern Park. The Famous Chicago Gunthers, the strongest white independent organization of the country, will play at the local park next Sunday and Monday."

June 5, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"A.B.C.'s Will Not Go East, Law Against Sunday Ball - The A.B.C. baseball club will not go East as Manager Taylor expected. At the last moment he learned that the New York authorities have stopped Sunday baseball. The Lincoln Giants were stopped last Sunday. Games are sometimes permitted on Sunday, but there is a law against it. Mr. Taylor thinks it is taking too much of a chance going so far. He cannot be assured of a Sunday game without which the trip would not be profitable."

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 25, 1915

Lafayette, IN
"Cubans Beat A.B.C.'s. - Lafayette, Indiana, June 25. - In a fast and exciting game the Cuban All-Stars today, at League Park, defeated the A.B.C. team of Indianapolis, 3 to 2. Both teams fielded fast, but pitcher Junco of the All-Stars excelled in the pinches.

Indianapolis, IN
"Cubans Held to One Hit and Are Beaten - Dicta Johnson Has the Better of a Pitching Duel with Pareda and The A.B.C.'s Win by Score of 2 to 1. - Dicta Johnson Has the Better of a Pitching Duel with Pareda and The A.B.C.'s Win by Score of 2 to 1. - The A.B.C.'s defeated the Cuban Stars, 2 to 1, Friday, at Northwestern Park. Bowser's champions jumped on Paredo for eleven hits, it being the first time the local team has been able to defeat the crack hurler. The pitching of Dicta Johnson featured. He allowed the Islanders but one hit. In each of seven of the nine innings, but three players faced him."

June 26, 1915

Kokomo, IN
"Cubans Lead, 2 to 1, When Game is Called in Sixth. - Kokomo, Indiana, June 26. - A cloud burs of no mean proportions this afternoon broke up the game between the Indianapolis A.B.C.'s and the Cuban All-Stars at the end of the sixth inning, when the score stood 2 to 1 in favor of the A.B.C.'s. When the cloudburst occurred, the A.B.C.'s were at bat with two out and Charleston on first."

Indianapolis, IN
"Cubans Held to One Hit and Are Beaten - Dicta Johnson Has the Better of a Pitching Duel with Pareda and The A.B.C.'s Win by Score of 2 to 1. - Dicta Johnson Has the Better of a Pitching Duel with Pareda and The A.B.C.'s Win by Score of 2 to 1. - The A.B.C.'s defeated the Cuban Stars, 2 to 1, Friday, at Northwestern Park. Bowser's champions jumped on Paredo for eleven hits, it being the first time the local team has been able to defeat the crack hurler. The pitching of Dicta Johnson featured. He allowed the Islanders but one hit. In each of seven of the nine innings, but three players faced him."

June 27, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"The A.B.C. Score Book. - In addition to the return of the Cuban Stars at Northwestern Park Sunday, June 27, Robert H. Johnson, publisher of the A.B.C. score book will give a pair of Walk-a-Flight shoes to the person holding the lucky numbered scorebook, each book being numbered. Look for your number in red ink in your score book. There are also two other prizes given on Sunday's game. Five passes will be given on each week day game for the next following game."

Indianapolis, IN
"Cuban Stars Defeat the A.B.C.s in Flashy Game - Islanders Wind Up on Long End of 9-to-6 Score. - Before a record crowd at Northwestern Park Sunday the Cuban Stars defeated the A.B.C.'s in a slugfest, 9 to 6. Both clubs hit the ball hard, each using two pitchers. Parpetti was the star with the stick, two triples and a home run being his share. The fielding of both teams was sensational, Chacon, Clark, Allen and Charleston doing great work. Charleston made two remarkable running one-hand catches."

June 28, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Cubans Again Hit Out Victory Over the A.B.C.s - Islanders Make 13 Hits Go for 22 Bases and Win, 9 to 3 - Losers Ahead on Series. - The Cuban Stars had on their batting clothes again Monday at Northwestern Park, defeating the A.B.C.'s, 9 to 3. Thirteen hits were good for twenty-two. Villa, Rodriguez and Chacon starred with the willow."

June 29, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"A.B.C.s Again Fall in Clash With the Cubans - Local Champs Drive One Pitcher Out, But Are Beaten by Islanders - Score 6 to 3. - The Cubans defeated the A.B.C.'s, 6 to 3, Tuesday at Northwestern Park, evening up the series, both clubs having won five games. The local champs forced Torrienti to retire in the fourth, scoring three runs. Junco held Bowser's club safe the remainder of the game, only sixteen batters facing him in five innings. Steel Arm Taylor's Louisville White Sox play at the local Park July 4, 5, 6 and 7."

June 30, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Cubans Win Again. - Islanders Bat Out Six Runs in Fifth Inning - Thereby Hangs the Tale. - The A.B.C.s were defeated by the Cuban Stars again Wednesday at Northwestern Park, 11 to 8. The Islanders took kindly to T. Johnson's delivery in the fifth inning, batting out six runs. The feature of the game was the batting of Jiminez. DeMoss's and Clark's fielding also featured."

July 4, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Louisville White Sox at A.B.C.s"

July 5, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Louisville White Sox at A.B.C.s"

July 6, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Louisville White Sox at A.B.C.s"

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
"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. Foster and Mr. Schorling should instruct the policemen to keep some of those loud mouth fans from being unnecessarily noisy. They will run people from the park. There was a time when hundreds and hundreds of white people and hundreds of respectable women came to see the Giants, but we miss a great many of them nowadays. It's all because the insulting remarks made at players and plays. This could be done if they would put several out and return them their money. Every man has a right to keep his place respectable at any cost. We urge Mr. Foster and Mr. Schorling to try this. It will pay. They could be made to be orderly as those who attend the White Sox park."

Muncie, IN
"Lincoln Stars Defeat A.B.C.'s - Pettus of the Stars, Secures Two Home Runs. - Muncie, Indiana, Special. - Manager C.I. Taylor and his athletic gents motored to Muchie Saturday to welcome Brother Lloyd and his Lincoln Stars on their Western invasion and what they did to Our Heroes was a plenty. Side wheelers looked good to the Stars and they eat 'em alive. Little Jeffries was the first offering and Manager Taylor yanked him in the second with the bases clogged; enter Ben Taylor, but they could not be stopped. The final count was 9 to 1."

July 25, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Dismukes and Redding in Pitchers' Battle - Our Hero Shades the Cannon Ball and the A.'s Score a 2 to 1 Victory Over Lincoln Stars of New York. - By Young Knox. - It was Smiling Dismukes against Cannon Ball Redding Sunday at Federal Park and Dizzy pitching true to form brought home the bacon shading the speeding Redding in one of the best games of the season. Cannon Ball Redding lived up to his record as a great pitcher and in the sixth inning, with DeMoss on third and Charleston on second and none out, he intentionally passed the slugging Ben Taylor, then fanned Clark and Powell and forced Allen to roll an easy one to Kindle. DeMoss's all round work was a feature for the A.'s."

July 26, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Stars Hit Heavily and Defeat A.B.C. Team - Lincolns Drive Johnson Our of Box in First Inning and Win by 11 to 7 Score. - The Lincoln Stars had on their batting clothes Monday at Northwestern Park, defeating the A.B.C.'s, 11 to 7. The Stars batted Dicta Johnson out of the box in the first inning, scoring five runs. Taylor's club also hit freely, chasing Sykes after he had pitched six innings. Santop, Pierce and Shively led with the stick, the first named hitting safely four times."

July 27, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Dicta Johnson Comes Bacdk and Holds the Slugging Easterners to Four Hits - Todd's Fielding Sensational. - Monday the Lincoln Stars knocked Dicta Johnson out of the box in the first inning, but Tuesday it was a different story, the little spit ball artist backed up the sensational work in the field by Todd and Charleston, let Hon. John William Lloyd and his chesty Stars take the short end of a 3 to 2 battle. Powell, the reliable, was there with a home and a double."

July 28, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Rain Stops Play. - The A.'s and Lincoln Stars' game at Northwestern Park, Wednesday, was stopped in the third inning with the Stars leading, 9 to 2. Dismukes and Harvey were pitching."

July 29, 1915

Indianapolis, Indiana
"Lloyd and his New York team will be here July 29. Lloyd will be remembered as America's greatest shortstop and was with Rube last season. This will, undoubtedly be the biggest attraction of the season. Get your seats ordered now. Box seats 75 cents, grandstand 50 cents and bleachers 35 cents."

Indianapolis, IN
"Fifteen-Inning Tie at Northwestern Park - Licoln Stars of New York City and A.B.C.'s Draw, 1 to 1, After Six Extra Rounds - Great Pitching by Redding and Dismukes. - The A.B.C.s and the Lincoln Stars of New York Thursday, July 29, played one of the best games staged at Northwestern Park for several seasons. The contest went fifteen innings, to a 1-to-1 tie. Both clubs were on edge at all times, taking advantage of everything. Redding and Dismukes went the entire route, each hurling great ball, the former allowing but four hits, who of which came in the twlfth inning. Redding also fanned eleven. The A.B.C.s went out in order in eleven of the fifteen innings, while the Stars went out in order in eight innings. Only three errors were made in 135 chances. Shively's great running catch was the master play of the day. Taylor at first for the local champs had twenty-two putouts, while Poles in center for the Stars had eight."

July 31, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"Notes Of The A.B.C.'s. - By Young Knox. - O you Dismukes! - Gordon is playing some wonderful games out there in right field these days. - Charleston took up the pitching in Monday's game and stopped the slugging stars. - Dismukes was sent to cover the first inning in Wednesday's game, but Dizzy kept on smiling. - Kennard, formerly of West Baden Sprudels, joined the A's Wednesday and started to pitch the game. - DeMoss played a wonderful game Sunday, and it was by his daring base running that the A's won the game. - Dismukes went on another scouting trip Tuesday. Wonder what they are fixing to pull off. Something good, I know. - Santop is certainly some hitter. That ball he lifted over the fence in Tuesday's game was high and wide of the fence. - In all that game Sunday, Shively was unable to reach first base. The pride of Bloomington struck out three times. - Ben Taylor made several one-hand stabs Tuesday, and had either of them got away from him, it would have meant a run. - Clark is still playing his imitable game at short. Puggy Hutchinson was out in uniform Monday, but did not get into action. - There were four home runs made in Monday's game. Pierce, Pettus, Allen and Powell were the lucky ones to pound the pellet. - After being derricked in the first inning Monday, Dicta Johnson made his comeback on Tuesday and held the Stars to four hits. - Allen's fielding Tuesday was very sensational, and then Todd broke up the game in the ninth with a ripping double to left center. - Time, Tuesday: place, Northwestern ball park; ninth inning, two men out. Powell doubles, Allen doubles, Biff! Boom! Bang! Curtain. - Lloyd is still playing his wonderful game at short, although he did make two errors Tuesday, and thereby lost the game for the boys. Kindle, the youngest member of the team, and who used to play with the West Baden Sprudels, is guarding the keystone sack for Lloyd. - After winning nineteen straight games, Redding came all the way from New York to Indianapolis to go down for his second defeat of the season. - I wonder what Uncle Rube said when he heard that our boys defeated the Lincoln Stars because Ruby said that there was no way for the A's to beat them. Nevertheless, the rain spoiled the Lincoln's chances, and the fans were given a chance to catch plenty of lottery by Mr. Taylor announcing the double header Thursday. - Judy Gans is still guarding the sunfield for the Lincoln Stars, and he is still clouting the ball hard, too. Whenever a ball is hit to left field, you can hear the fans exclaim, "It's in the well now." - Pierce, the big slapper of the Stars, left the team Tuesday night, and went to Cincinnati, the home of his mother, whom he had not seen for some time. He was back in time for Thursday's game, however."

Kokomo, IN
"Homer Beats A.B.C.s. - Kokomo, Indiana, July 31. - In a fast exhibition game here this afternoon, the Cuban All-Stars defeated the Indianapolis A.B.C.s, 2 to 1. Jeffries, twirling for the Indianapolis aggregation, was slightly off color and fanned one of the Cubans, while Guco struck out three. The chattering Islanders did not bring across any scores until the fifth, when Dorendo put one far over the right field fence and brought in Chacon."