1916 Lincoln Stars

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1916 Lincoln Stars

1916 Lincoln Stars

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

April 30, 1916

New York, NY
"Lincoln Stars Under Leadership of Captain Pettus Opened With Its First Game of the Season Last Sunday. - (by Jack Trotter) - New York City, (Special) - The Lincoln Stars, the strong aggregation of baseball players organized two seasons ago by the McMahon Bros., when complications arose which caused them to sever their relations with the Lincoln Giants, opened last Sunday afternoon in a double header to one of the largest first of the season's attendances ever played before. Warmth, clearness of weather and hot sunshine, were all in the favor of the Lincolns who were called upon to play without hardly a day's workout against Arthur Devlin's Lebanon team of the Pennsylvania League. Yet from the snappy action of Pettus's Lincolns, few in that great crowd of fans guessed that this team was enjoying its very first baseball frolic this year. There were, of course, a few noticable cases of joint stiffness among the players, but their work in all considering their training disadvantages was of sifficient quality to beat Arthur Devlin's All Star organization, by the score of 3 to 1. The lineup and scores of both teams are here given."

May 28, 1916

New York, NY
"Lincoln Stars Trim Mike Donlin's All-Stars. - On a ground that was water-soaked and mud-heavy from the downpour of rain which struck New York last Sunday morning, Dick Pettus' Lincoln Stars gamboled away with the greatest case in both games of the double-header, defeating the Jeffersons by the score of 9 to 0, and thrashing Mike Donlin's All-Star aggregation by 7 to 2. Charleston, the Stars newest acquisition, especially featured in both games. In the last game with the bases full he made a running one-hand catch of a terrific drive by Korwin which brought forth thunderous applause."

June 3, 1916

New York, NY
"Professor Soto's Havanas Reinforced Importations From Havana, Cuba. - Professor Antonio Soto's baseball aggregation has received recent reinforcement of more than usual strength direct from Havana, Cuba, which will make his team one of the strongest playing nines in the East. This team which made its first start Sunday two weeks ago, against Jesse McMahon's Lincoln Stars, will give their adversaries in the future undeniable hot contests."

New York, NY
"Captain Pettus, of the Lincoln Stars, has certainly performed wonders with the team at Lenox Oval. Starting off with hardly any team at all, the Lincoln Stars at the present moment looks like the best team in the East.