1914 Chicago American Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1914 Chicago American Giants

1914 Chicago American Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

February 28, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"Rube Foster, the well known manager of the American Giants, of Chicago, especially as well known for his ... AFter gathering fame he decided to go into vaudeville as .. many do who get their names up .. what is seen in print concerning his advent into his new field of.. Rube Andrew Foster, the .. colored ball player, Chicago, who opened his theatrical career in Cleveland, attempted to show how he won an exhibition game from the White Sox... ended by falling into the pit and put the entire orchestra unconcious. The instruments that were not broken could not be played because the musicians who played them had to be carried out, as they launched into hysterics. The audience mostly rolled on the floor and said they'd freely pay for going out of the ... as they were well satisfied."

March 3, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"American Giants Off for the South. - The American Giants, Chicago's greatest baseball team, left on Tuesday night for a 10,000 mile trip. The squad will return April 26 to open the American Giants Park, Thirty-ninth and Wentworth Avenue. They go to Palm Beach, Florida, and the manager will take his team to Victoria, British Columbia. Foster has secured several new players."

April 13, 1914

Chehalis, WA
"Colts Will Play Negroes in Chehalis - Chehalis, Wednesday, March 25. - Final arrangements were closed here yesterday for the ball game between the colored Giants of Chicago and the Portland Colts of the Northwestern League, to be played at Millet field in Chehalis Monday, April 13. The affair will be handled jointly by the Citizens' Club of Chehalis and the Centralia Commercial Club, the officers of the two organizations and Traveling Passenger Agent Sater of the Norther Pacific settling the details. The game will be advertised extensively in Southwest Washington and is expected to draw a record crowd."