1915 Cuban Stars

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1915 Cuban Stars

1915 Cuban Stars

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

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 23, 1915

West Baden, IN
"Cubans Defeat Sprudels. - West Baden, Indiana, June 23. - The Sprudels got back from a road trip today and lost to the Cuban Stars."

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 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 20, 1915

Chicago, IL
"Cubans Defeat Chicago Giants. - Errors of Dixon Gibes Inlanders Most of Their Runs. - (By Cary B. Lewis.) - Chicago, Illinois, July 20. - The Chicago Giants came on the scene for the first time this season at Schorling's Park last Sunday and received a shutout from the Cuban Stars by a score of 6 to 0. Inability to hit the curves of Pedroso was the cause of the defeat of the home team. Dixon allowed the Cubans only five hits, one of them being a scratch. In the sixth inning with two out Jackson's wild heave let in two tallies, while Dixon's drop of a thrown ball, cost three more counts."

July 24, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"It's amusing to see the Cubans go up in the air, then they get to scraping in the air, then they get to scrapping a fly in center field. When he came to bat Ums called a strike, he fumed and what he said in Cuban we were not close enough to hear. At any rate it was enough for Geokle to send him to the bench."

July 25, 1915

Indianapolis, IN
"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

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."