1916 Brooklyn Royal Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1916 Brooklyn Royal Giants

1916 Brooklyn Royal Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

May 28, 1916

New York, NY
"Lincoln Giants Split With Royal Giants In A Double Header. - New York City Special. - The redoubtable Lincoln Giants' great winning streak was broken right in the middle last Sunday on the home grounds, and by no less a team than the famous Royals, whose makeup for this year is composed of many of the men who were team mates only as far back as last year, of the fellowed they caused to grovel in the dust in the last game of an exciting double-header. The first game was taken by the Lincolns in a walkaway style, winning with a shutout of the visitors by a score of 6 to 0. Next Sunday's games of the Lincoln Giants will be a double header with the crack Cuban Stars of Havana."

New York, NY
"Food for Fans. - Cannon Ball Dick Redding shut out the Royal Giants in the first game of the double header last Sunday, holding them to five hits. In the second game the Royal giants hit Cyclone Joe Williams for fifteen hits, sending the Lincoln Giants down to defeat by a score of 4 to 2. The Lincoln Stars carried off both of their double headers, defeating the Jeffersons by a score of 9 to 0, and Mike Donlin's All Professionals 7 to 2. In the opening game of the season the Jeffersons defeated the Lincoln Stars, so this evens up the series. Record crowds turned out at Lenox Oval and Olympia Field to see the games. This is certainly a great baseball time in New York. Charleston has certainly made a big hit with the fans at Lenox Oval. With the bases full and two out in the seventh inning Charleston ran back to the fence in left center and made a wonderful one-hand catch just as the ball was going over for a home run. Santop made his first appearance behind the bat on Sunday when he caught two games. Top has been playing left field all along and has been hitting the ball on the nose. A team known as the Cuban Stars was scheduled to play at Ridgewood on Sunday, but for some reaon or other did not appear.