1914 Leland Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1914 Leland Giants

1914 Leland Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

June 13, 1914

Omaha, NE
"Storz and Chicago Giants Today and Tomorrow - Great Sport Promised Omaha Fans at Rourke Park for Two Days. - Frank C. Leland's crack colored team, the Chicago Giants, will hook up with Fred Bradford's local semi-pros, the Storz, today and Sunday, at Rourke Park. Showing their appreciation of Manager Bradford's efforts to give them the greatest attractions available, the fans are turning out en masse, and the coming games give promise of being a repetition of the All Nations series. Manager Leland has retained last season's stars - Crawford, the "Iron Man" who pitched both games against the Brewers last season; Bobby Winston, and Happy Green, the hard hitting outfielders, and King Strothers, the peer of colored backstops. With these remarkable players under contract, Manager Leland slipped over to St. Louis and completed his aggregation of all stars at the expense of the famous St. Louis Giants. Manager Bradford is to be congratulated on securing the services of Pep Sanders, whose initial performance was a revelation to the fans, and for the benefit of those who were unable to see this great slabman perform last Sunday Brad has decided to work Husk Olson today and save the big Missourian for Sunday."

June 14, 1914

Omaha, NE
"Storz Divide Double Bill - Leland Giants Cop First Combat, but Lose the Second. - Sanders Wins the Victory - New Storz Twirler Holds Crack Negro Team to Five Scattered Hits and Wins Second Battle. - The Leland Giants of Chicago, reputed as one of the star negro teams of the country, made their appearance at Rourke Park Sunday, dividing a double bill with the Storz. The results of the bargain attraction were 11 to 4 in the visitors' favor in the first conflict, while the Storz copped the second contest by a 7 to 2 final. Crawford, who will be remembered as having pitched two games in two days against the Storz last season, was very effective, and Bradford's athletes were unable to cope with his delivery until the ninth, when it was of no avail. The colored boys made their hits count off Olsen an he was subsequently removed. In the second game the Brewers strolled out with fire in their eyes and with Sanders in the box proceeded to salt the game away with very little effort. Buford was easy for the Storz and added to that his mates seemed to have lost all their energy that was noticeable in the first game. Sanders held the Giants to five hits and was never in danger."