1913 Chicago American Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1913 Chicago American Giants

1913 Chicago American Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

January 3?, 1913

Vernon, CA
"The Chicago Giants won the pennant of the Winter League of California. The standing of the teams: Giants Won 18, Lost 9, PCT 667."

"Chicago Giants Win. - Get Pennant in the California Winter League Games. - The Winter League is no more. The last league games were played recently at Vernon. The Giants won from the San Diego aggregation by scores of 16 to 1 and 4 to 1. Lindsay twirled great ball for the winners in the first game, allowing two safe bingles. The second game was a farce, as the Giants pounded the San Diego slabsters' offerings to all corners of the lot. Several of the enterprising Giants were not satisfied with this, and so proceeded to pound the ball out of the lot, four home runs resulting. The Giants have won the league pennant. They will now journey to San Diego, where a fifteen-game schedule will be played out with Palmer's aggregation of stars."

January 17, 1913

Trinidad, CO
"One of the various California winter leagues has closed its season with the negro team of American Giants, winning the pennant over a lot of major leaguers. Rube Foster bossed the American Giants and kept them playing ball all the time. They won 18 games and lost seven."

March 4, 1913

El Paso, TX
"American Giants Coming. - The American Giants, a Los Angeles, California baseball team, is endeavoring to secure a game in El Paso, Phoenix and Globe. The team will leave the California city on March 23, bound for Chicago, Illinois and expects to play several games en route."

March 12, 1913

Grand Forks, ND
"Little Chance for Outlaw Leagues the Coming Season - Third league talk is still going the rounds of the semi-pro ball parks of the country, Pittsburgh being active in trying to revive last year's United States League under the name of the Federal circuit this year. The promoters are going about the deal on a cash basis, demanding guarantees from other cities that they will carry out any schedule they sign. Prospects seem slim for any franchise for Chicago, as Gunther Park has joined the Lake Shore League, while Rogers Park is commmitted to a freelance schedule and the American Giants are also filled up with dates by other colored clubs. All of the local parks expect to stage games before the end of the present month and the fans are already beginning to call theatre programs 'score cards.' Louis Sternheim has already booked a game although it went into the discard on account of the recent zero weather. Manager Bill Peters of the Chicago Union Giants has arranged a game for next Sunday, but it looks as though Easter will again see the formal opening of the local semi-pro campaign."

March 13, 1913

Visalia, CA
"The Beavers play the first of four games with the crack colored team, the American Giants, tomorrow and Bill James will make his coast debut with Higginbotham."
Visalia, CA
"Beavers Shaded by Dark Tossers - McCredie Pays No Attention to Defeat, but Announces His Opening Lineup - Special Dispatch to the Call - Visalia, March 13. - The Portland Coast Leaguers lost a sensational game in the ninth inning today to the colored American Giants of Chicago, but McCredie, unabashed, went right on planning for the coast opening. He finally emerged from his silence, picked his lineup, announced his batting order and rounded out a busy day by declaring that Bill Lindsay, hard hitting infielder, will likely be sent to the Portland Northwestern League Club. Lindsay has not reported yet. He hit 318 last year. Reverting to today's game, Harry Krause was the big feature. With the score 6 to 2 against them in the seventh inning, Derrick, McCormick, Cunningham, Berry and Higginbotham of the Beavers rapped out consecutive singles, and after two strikes on Chadbourne, McCredie sent Krause to the bat. Krause came through with a terrific triple down third and scored the two runs that put the Beavers ahead. The darkes came back in the ninth, however, and two singles and Barber's triple scored two more off Higginbotham. Bill James made his debut for Portland and showed great speed. He seemed to tire after two innings. McCormick fielded sensationally."

March 15, 1913

Visalia, CA
"Dusky Tossers Beat Ducks Again - McCredie's Gang Blanked This Time by Black Giants - McCredie, Not Blue Over Three Straight Defeats, Pins Faith to his Big Guns on the Mound and Says He's Satisfied - By Roscoe Fawcett, Sporting Editor Portland Oregonian - (Special Dispatch to the Call) - Visalia, March 15. - For the third straight day the Ethiopian enemy vanquished the Portland Coast Leaguers. The score at the close of nine innings stood: American Giants (colored) 2, Portland 0. As may be imagined, it was a pitching duel from start to finish. Barber got a home run to deep center off Southpaw Stanley in the third inning for one run, and Hill tallied on an overthrow to first by Shortstop Kores during Hagerman's initial inning, the seventh. That represented all the scoring. Gatewood, the burly negro hurlsmith, was never in danger, allowing but five hits - only two up to the eighth. The flinging of Hagerman, one of McCredie's new men, was undoubtedly the feature of the afternoon. The Lincoln Western League strikeout king whiffed six men in his three innings, three of them in the ninth, and allowed only one infield hit. "He's the best pitching prospect I've seen in the league in years," said Manager McCredie, enthusiastically, after the defeat. Hagerman stands 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 190 pounds. Stanley performed well, but was wild in his early innings, walking six and contributing two wild heaves. In the fourt inning he retired two batsmen in a jiffy with the bases full. In the fourth game tomorrow McCredie will send Hi West to the firing line, with Higginbotham as the likely finisher. So well does Mac think of the series that he has arranged a fifth game with the negroes at Porterville for Monday. Bill Lindsay, lagging infielder, reported today and worked out lightly. He seemed not a bit perturbed at the rumors of his shipment to the Northwestern League. He looks fine."

March 16, 1913

Visalia, CA
"Africans Tamed by Hig and Heilie - At Last McCredie's Ducks Waddle to Victory Over Black Giants - By Roscoe Fawcett - (Sporting Editor, Portland Oregonian) - (Special Dispatch to the Call) - Visalia, March 16. - Too much H. and H. - i.e., Higginbotham and Heilmann - finally stemmed the black peril, and the Portland coasters celebrated revenge today for three defeats by walloping the American Giants (colored) by the lopsided score of 11 to 4. Higginbotham succeeded Hi West in the fifth inning, with the count 3 to 0 against Portland. The big right hander twirled sensational ball to the finish and, not content with that, smashed out a triple and double, starting the fireworks and scoring four runs all told. The San Francisco boy, Heilmann, ran a close second in the calcium league. He secured four hits in four times up, making seven safeties in 11 times at bat this series, and tallied an equal number of runs with Hig. In the sixth inning he doubled with the bases full, and three men waltzed home. Kores also starred in the field and at bat, doing a comeback for rather mediocre work in previous games. Today was Wests's first start for McCredie, and he was given a warm reception. Three hits in the first inning netted one run, and a home by Hill in the third frame (the fourth of the week), followed by two other hits, brought the total to three. This was the situation when Higginbotham drove into the center in the fith inning. Higginbotham had the blacks tamed and cowed and his vindication became complete in the seventh inning, when hits by Cunningham and Kores sent Southpaw Dougherty to the clubhouse. Gatewood relieved him, but doubles by Heilmann and Hig. registered three more bringing the total for the inning to five runs. McCredie says the stiff opposition is doing his men a world of good."

March 17, 1913

Porterville, CA
"Black Diamond Warriors Whitewash McCredie's Beavers - Takes Only 53 Minutes to Put The Trick Over - Big Smoke Twirler Has the Ducks Completely at His Mercy From the Start - By Roscoe Fawcett (Sporting Editor Portland Oregonian) - Special Dispatch to the Call - Porterville, California, March 17. - In a snappy, exciting game that required only 53 minutes of playing time, the American Giants (colored) defeated the Portland Coast leaguers again this afternoon, applying the kalsomine brush, 5 to 0. This gives the brunetts four games in the series of five. The burly black, Bill Lindsay, had the Coast Leaguers thoroughly tamed. McCredie's men annexed only four hits, but in other departments performed ably. Kores at shortstop had a brilliant day. Southpaw Stanley was sent against the negroes for the first five innings and was hard hit in the fourth, when six consecutive safe swats sent four tallies scurrying across the plate. Carson relieved him in the sixth and twirled good ball, although two doubles nicked him for the final score on his opening inning. The San Francisco boy, Riordan, caught the last four innings and performed like a veteran. He fanned on his only trip to the plate. Tomorrow McCredie will send his speed merchant, Hagerman, against the Chicago White Sox at Visalia, making the return trip there tonight by auto. Gene Krapp probably will pitch the final few innings. Rodgers will be back at second. McCarl, the Seal infield phenom, is visiting town today. He is nursing an injured foot."

March 20, 1913

San Francisco, CA
"Smoky Tossers Scare Hap Off - Here's a Hot One From the Southern Wilds - The machinelike regularity with which those dusky American Giants (colored) have been mowing down the Portland Beavers at Visalia (they kalsomined 'em at Porterville) has struck the funny bones of the local fans a resounding whack. Walter McCredie's consolatory remarks after each larruping at the hands of the Afro-American tossers have been even funnier. But consider the record of the negroes: In 1910 they went against the Cincinnati National leaguers at West Baden, Indiana and licked the Reds four straight. Other performances against big leaguers, almost of an ilk with this one, might be mentioned if space allowed. Connie Mack has called Petway, the Giant's catcher, the greatest catcher, white or black, he ever saw. Lindsay, the burley black twirler, weight 210, has been called 'the black Mathewson."

March 21, 1913

Los Angeles, CA
"Lookout! Those Baseball Smokes Are Coming! - Los Angeles, California, March 21. - The American Giants, the colored ball club, which won the Winter League pennant here, left tonight for the return trip to Chicago. They will play in towns between here and San Francisco and after five days in Oakland and San Francisco will go as far north as Victoria. They will reach Chicago April 23. Since leaving Chicago, October 12 last, the Giants played 88 games of which they lost but 10."

March 27, 1913

Grants Pass, OR
"Fred Roper, manager of the Grants Pass ball team, has secured a game with the American Giants, the negro team which beat the Beaver (team) four games out of five in California recently. It will be played week after next. The Colts, of the Northwestern League, will play Roper's aggregation later."

Berkeley, CA
"U.C. Nine to Meet Dusky American Giants - Chance for Bay City Fans to See Hot One - That dark cloud visible on the baseball horizon, gentle fan, is not a reflection of the twister that laid Omaha low. It is a baseball team made up of husky, dusky giants who have been busy in the southern part of the state, making Walt McCredie's Beavers look like sandlotters and scaring Hap Hogan's terrible Tigers into cancelling a series of games, not to mention other equally devastating performances for some months throughout the Imperial Valley League. In fine, gentle fan, to make it short and pointed, those dark gentlemen from Chicago, known as the American Giants, will be visible to fans of the bay cities for the first time today, when they line up on the University of California diamond at Berkeley against the University of California varsity nine in the last game that nine will play before it goes against the cohorts of Stanford Saturday. From the way these smoky tossers have been treating Coast Leaguers, it looks dark for the blue and gold today. But the game will be worth seeing, and the fan whose business interferes had better cut out the business. Call readers last week had an insight into the history of these smoky diamond tornadoes, and those twisters Lindsay and Gatewood compare favorably with the Omaha brand. As has been told here, Connie Mack has called Petway, the negro catcher, the greatest in the game, white or black. Against this formidable battery, California will pit Chapman and Conklin, pitchers, and Sebastian, catcher. This game will give the coaches an ultimate line on the team that will meet the Cards Saturday."

March 28, 1913

Berkeley, CA
"Colored Giants Have East Time With California - Varsity Diamond Stars Get a Few Wrinkles From Dark Skinned Speed Wonders - Showing class at every stage of the game the American Giants, the famous colored baseball nine, yesterday showed the University of California team under by a score of 7 to 1. The team had everything necessary for the makeup of a high class team, and the way they outplayed the varsity made the latter look like bush leaguers. Dougherty was in the box for the Giants and showed the collegians a thing or two in the art of twirling. He had great control, lots of speed and sent down such a variety of fast and slow ones that the varsity boys were up against it. The trouble started in the first frame when Duncan tripled to left field. Hill was up next and brought Duncan home on his single. In the fifth, Duncan was instrumental in scoring Petway and Hutchinson with a drive to right field. California scored its lonely tally in the seventh frame. Captain Coane clouted Dougherty to the potato fields for a three bagger and his teammate, Goodwin, brought him home with a fly to center, which was muffed. That was the only trouble the varsity gave the Giants. In the eighth inning the Giants added another four to their total. Petway and Dougherty formed the Giants' battery, while Webb and Chapman were used in the box for the varsity with Glennie and Sebastian as catchers."

March 30, 1913

Emeryville, CA
"American Rubber Company vs. American Giants, at Emeryville."

April 1, 1913

Grants Pass, OR
"Pinky Rader has gone to Grants Pass, where he will play baseball against the American Giant team."

April 2, 1913

Grants Pass, OR
"Southern Pacific to Run Special Train to Grants Pass - The Southern Pacific will run a special train leaving Medford 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2nd to Grans Pass to enable the local fans to see the ball game between the American Giants (Colored) and the Grants Pass team. Train will start from Ashland and reach Grants Pass by 2 p.m., game will be called at 2:30 p.m. Special will leave Grants Pass 5 p.m. reaching Medford at 6 p.m. The round trip rate from Medford is one dollar. A special car will be provided for the ladies who wish to make the trip. The colored team has defeated many of the best teams in California; also defeated the Portland Beavers four games out of five. Local fans who have seen the colored team play are a unit in saying they put up a very strong game. Osborn will pitch for Grants Pass and Baker will catch. Both of these men are well known in Medford. It is thought some of the Medford team will play with the Grants Pass boys."
Grants Pass, OR
"The American Giants (colored) will play the Grants Pass team tomorrow and a special train is to be run for the benefit of Medford fans. Grant Pass has no chance, but the game may be interesting."
Grants Pass, OR
"D. Rader was at Grants Pass during the week and played ball with the local aggregation when it was overwhelmed by the American Giants."

April 4, 1913

Seattle, WA
"Seattle Swamped by Speedy Negro Team; Play Again Today - Despite the drizzle and the wet grounds, the game between the Seattle Giants and the colored American Giants of Chicago took place at Dug's park Friday afternoon as scheduled. The biggest crowd to witness a practice game this season, numbering close to 500, saw the battle. Score: Seattle 5, Chicago 10. - Schneider twirled fairly good ball, but received poor support from his teammates. The negroes should not have scored in the opening inning. Three of their players, who should have been thrown out, came across the rubber. Schneider disposed of 11 men on strikes, against nine strikeouts by his opponent, Dougherty. - Petway's catching was easily the feature of the game. He instilled fear into the hearts of the Seattle runners by his pegging, holding the locals close to the bags at all times. Petway ended the game with a double play when Raymond hit to Dougherty, who threw to the pan, cutting off Fullerton coming home. Then Petway shot the ball to first, nabbing Raymond by a yard. - Pete Schneider brought in the first runs for the Giants on his hard drive over the left field fence in the seventh. Raymond was on at the time. Dougherty made the mistake of grooving one. The negroes hit like fiends. Six of the visitors got doubles. If the grounds are in good shape hostilities will be resumed this afternoon. Lindsay will probably pitch for the visitors and Dell for Seattle. Wally will likely catch."

April 8, 1913

Seattle, WA
"Colored Team Beats Giants - Over in Seattle the colored lads simply slaughtered Tealey Raymond's bunch of athletes. Sunday they garnered twenty bingles when Mikle, one-time Tiger, essayed to pitch. Dug lost so many balls over the fence that he shed tears. Pete Schneider managed to grab a homer of the colored slab artist the day he worked against them. But of course that's expected of Pete."

Seattle, WA "Hall Beats The Giants - Pitching beautiful ball, Bert Hall, Tacoma boy with the Beavers this year, came out on the large end of a 5 to 1 score in a game with the colored Giants yesterday. He allowed but five hits. This makes the second consecutive defeat of the hitherto invincible Giants, and Bob Brown is jubilant over his team's success."

"Since the Beavers have checked the winning streak of the American Giants' colored team, the Bengals should put up a good battle."

April 11, 1913

Tacoma, WA
"Good Game is Expected Friday - There is sure going to be some game Friday, boy. That's when the American Giants hook up with the Tigers. If the latter win, they'll have something to brag about, for it is so long since the negro team was walloped that we get a headache thinking about it."
Tacoma, WA
"D.E. Dugdale has been given a tip that his team is going to win the pennant the coming season through the cellar door route instead of through the chimney. The fans watched his players last Sunday and 7,000 of them voted Dug's Giants mere pygmies. They played a school boys' game from beginning to end, and if Dug had taken the bunch of them one by one across his knee and spanked them until standing would have been more pleasant than sitting, he would have done them a favor. To be sure the American Giants put up a good game, but the Seattle Giants put up such a poor game that the former lost all interest in the game. Mr. Dugdale, your team 'ain't worth shucks.'"

Tacoma, WA
"Tigers and Giants Play Today - By long odds the best game of the Tigers' training season takes place at the ball park this afternoon, when the American Giants, reputed to be the fastest colored team in the world, hook up with the Bengals. The Giants have cleaned up every team on the coast with the exception of the Vancouver Beavers. Concannon, who is said to have once won a victory over them, will pitch for the Tigers. In the game will be seen Petway, admitted by many the greatest catcher in the country, bar none. The Stadium youths were walloped again yesterday by a 10 to 1 score in a game featured by Al Crane's pitching after he went in the box to relieve Espeland. McMullin got the first homer of the season."

Tacoma, WA
"Fans See First Real Ball Game of the Season - Concannon Pitches Well - Had Giants on the Hip - May Work in Opening Game - Baseball is art. Naturally, the definition doesn't necessarily mean that baseball fans are imbued with that artistic temperament that exists in the life of those who follow other vocations for existence, but those who went out to Joe McGinnity's ball field yesterday afternoon saw the correct interpretation of what real baseball should be. If you enjoyed the American Giants they you have the artistic temperament for baseball. If you enjoyed Cy Neighbor's catch out in right field of a ball that seemed as if it was going to crash into Jimmy Dege's new sign, then you know what the things are that make baseball the great American game. And there were plenty of things out there yesterday that made the game great. but here's the game in detail: Up to the time he was taken out in the seventh inning yesterday to let Kurfess bat, Jimmy Concannon, the Tiger southpaw, pitched a classy brand of ball against the famous American Giants. He had speed and all kinds of stuff, and with perfect support would have cantered home an easy winner. Jimmy has pitched against and beaten the Giants before. Concannon is just a youngster, and was secured from Seattle by Ed Watkins last season, after a trade in which Nill and Meikle figured, also Chick and McMullin, now with the Tigers. He started last year with the Victoria Bees, but was traded to Seattle in mid-season. He is in great shape this year and looks like the one best bet to twirl the opener against the Beavers next Tuesday, and if he pitches like he did yesterday the Bengals will grab that game. The game was a good one, replete with thrills. Unfortunate errors by Harris and Crittenden lost the battle for Tacoma, it's true, but that's baseball. Anyhow, Harris redeemed himself by making a pinch hit in the last frame and scoring a run. Tacoma scored in the opening stanza, when Harris was safe on Monroe's bobble, was sacrificed to second by Fischer, and scored on Keller's drive to the left field fence. Here Duncan, star outfielder of the Giants, showed his wonderful whip by throwing out Keller trying to get second. The Giants tied it in the second, Monroe bingling, stealing second, taking third on Concannon's bum heave, and scoring on Hutchison's hit. The colored men scored again in the fifth and sixth frames. In the last of the ninth the Bengals made a desperate bid for the game. After McMullin breezed, Jimmy Byrnes got first on Parks' error. Rothfuss ran for him, and stole second. Jansen was thrown out from short. With Rothfuss on third, Harris scratched a hit to Dougherty, scoring him. Fletcher drove the pill almost to the left fence, but omnipresent Mr. Duncan was on hand to grab the long hit. Concannon and Crieger each twirled nice ball for Tacoma, Concannon showing all varieties of stuff, while Criger proved death to runners on the bags. Jimmy was taken out to lef Kurfess bat for him in the seventh."

"Petway Did Not Play - Dozens of fans who attended the game yesterday merely to see Petway, reputed the greatest living catcher, in action were disappointed, and grumblings were heard from a few. Rube Foster, who is managing the colored team, declared yesterday that the crack backstop had a bad hand, and was not in shape to go behind the bat."

Tacoma, WA
"American Giants Defeat Tacoma - Tacoma, Washington, April 12. - Bunched hits enabled the American Giants of Chicago to defeat the Tacoma nine yesterday, 3 to 2."

April 12, 1913

Portland, OR
"Chocolate Drops Land on Nick Williams' Colts - Portland, Oregon, April 12. - In an exhibition game between the Portland Northwestern League team and the American Giants of Chicago the visitors won today by a 6 to 5 score. The Portland team outhit the Giants, but went to pieces in the sixth and seventh innings."

April 13, 1913

Portland, OR
"Portland Wins Close Game. - Portland, Oregon, April 13. - Portland's Northwestern League team defeated the American Giants (colored) of Chicago, here today, 2 to 1, in ten innings."

Portland, OR
"Colts Come Back At Those Smokes - Nick's Squad Outhit Giants and Win, 2 to 1, in Ten Inning Contest - Portland, Oregon, April 13. - Port-Northwestern League Club defeated the American Giants (colored) of Chicago, here today two to one, in ten innings. The Colts outhit the Chicagoans, but Johnson, the Giants' pitcher, received spectacular support."

Portland, OR
"Portland Beats Coons. - Portland, Oregon, April 13. - Portland's Northwestern League club defeated the American Giants of Chicago, here today, 2 to 1, in 10 innings."

Portland, OR
"The varsity, we understand, plans to play the American Giants, a colored ball team. It might interest the collegians to know that Saturday the coons beat the Portland league team, 6 to 5, and that yesterday they lost a 10-inning game to the same club, 2 to 1. The varsity is advised to fight shy of those coons unless she wants a good beating."

April 22, 1913

St. Louis, MO
"American Giants, 3; St. Louis, 0. - St. Louis, Missouri, April 23. - The American Giants of Chicago took the third straight game of the series yesterday, blanking the St. Louis Giants, 3 to 0. Foster's team left last night for Chicago."

April 27, 1913

Chicago, IL
"American Giants, 6; Gary, 4. - The American Giants opened up their season at Schorling's Park by defeating Gary in a 6 to 4 game. Ervin Lange and Louis Johnson were the opposing pitchers and the Giants got to Lange for four singles in the first that tallied two runs. The visitors evened up the score in the seventh, when two singles and a pass put over two runs. Lange had a bad inning in the seventh when two errors and three hits let four Giants count with enough runs to win with. Gary made a strong bid for the game in the ninth, but their poor base running spoiled whatever chance they had. A catch by Pete Hill and the play of Monroe at second were the fielding features."

May 4, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Next Sunday the Hammond aggregation will open the season with the American Giants at Chicago, and will endeavor to bring back a victory like they did last season. A large crowd of fans are expected to take in the game at the old White Sox Park, and arrangements are now being made to run special cars over the South Shore. A week from Sunday they will travel to Michigan city."

Chicago, IL
"Henning to Pitch for Locals - Accompanied by a large crowd of fans, Saylor Long, Hammond's new baseball magnate, will take his warriors to the White Sox Park Sunday afternoon, where he will line them up against the fast American Giants. Henning, former Crown Point star, will endeavor to feed the Gaints from the mound and if his favorite pill does not fail him, Peter will aid in taking the scalps of nine ember colored boys."

Chicago, IL
"American Giants, 13; Hammond, 6."

Chicago, IL
"The American Giants Victors - The American Giants continued their winning streak by beating Hammond, champion of the Northern Indiana League, at Schorling's Park, 18 to 6. Both teams hit the ball hard and played a loose fielding game."

May 11, 1913

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 9, Roseland Eclipse 3."

May 18, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Sunday will be the last chance the fans will get to see the home boys perform for a few Sundays, as they play the American Giants, 'champion colored club of the world,' in Chicago on Sunday, May 18. On account of the great record the East Chicago boys have made up to date they have been in demand by all the best park owners of Chicago and other towns. They decided to play one game away from home with the strongest club of them all - the American Giants. The fans all wish them luck. In the meantiem it is hoped all the local fans will turn out and see them play the Chicago Union giants this Sunday,, May 11, at 3 p.m., Forsyth and 141st Street."

Chicago, IL "American Giants 6, East Chicago, 1."

Chicago, IL
"American Giants Beat Cy Young - American Giants lowered the colors of C. Young of East Chicago yesterday by defeating the Indiana team, 6 to 1, at Schorling's Park. The game was a pitchers' battle between Young and Lindsay. With good support, the former would have given the negro players a much closer battle. Lindsay stopped the visitors after the second inning and fanned nine."

Chicago, IL
"May 18, Chicago American Giants 6; East Chicago 1."

May 25, 1913

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 2, Nebraska Indians 1."

May 30, 1913

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 7, Plutos 1. Second Game, American Giants 10, Plutos 2."

June 1, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Plutos, 1; American Giants, 0."

June 15, 1913

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 8, Cuban Stars 4."

June 22, 1913

Chicago, IL
"American Giants 5, East Chicago 1."

Chicago, IL
"American Giants Trim East Chicago - The American Giants won from East Chicago at American Giants' park yesterday, 5 to 1. Gatewood held the Indiana men to five scattered hits and fanned nine. The Giants scored enough runs to win the game in the first two rounds, when they got to Young for four hits, which, together with poor fielding by the visitors' infield, netted three runs."

July 4, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Cuban Stars 2, American Giants 1. Second Game - Cuban Stars 5, American Giants 0."

July 6, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Cubans 8, American Giants 5."

July 7, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Sprudels on Sunday - Crack Colored Team to Play Locals. - The Richmond team next Sunday will meet the West Baden Sprudels at Athletic Park. The record held by the Sprudels assures a good fast game. The American Giants, classed as the fastest colored team in the United States, were defeated on their own grounds in Chicago in a series of games by the Sprudels. Pitcher Steel-Arm Taylor of the Sprudels, who won two of the five games of the series will pitch the game against Richmond and the same lineup used at Chicago will play here. Taylor is considered the equal of pitchers in the National and American leagues and the only thing which prevents his being signed up is the fact that he is colored. The Sprudels carry fourteen men. Four pitchers were used in the series with the Giants. Taylor pitched the first and won it. Simpson and Miller pitched the second and lost it. Williams pitched the third and won and Taylor pitched the fourth and won't. The Giants celebrated their winning of the California Winter League pennant by unfurling the pennant on this occasion. The Sprudels have defeated Elwood, Kokomo and the A.B.C. team of Indianapolis, which is considered the fastest semi-professional team in that city. Every spring the Sprudels play a series of games with the Pittsburg Nationals and Indianapolis American team at West Baden. On next Saturday the Sprudels will play Newcastle and their star twirler Taylor will pitch. He will also pitch at the Richmond game on Sunday. The lineups for the Richmond-Sprudel game will be given later."

July 13, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Expect Fast Game With Sprudels Here - Colored Aggregation is Said to Be One of the Best. - It is expected that the fastest game which has been or will be played this season at Athletic Park will be that of Sunday afternoon when Richmond meets the West Baden Sprudels, a colored team, said to be one of the three best colored aggregations in the country. The game will be called promptly at 3 o'clock. The Sprudels are the equal of the Lincoln Giants of New York and defeated the American Giants of Chicago in a series of games. R.N. Husson, secretary of the Richmond ball club has received positive assurance that Taylor, their fastest pitcher, will hurl in the game here Sunday. Besides seeing a crackerjack baseball game Secretary Husson says the spectators will be given a string of comedy from two Sprudel men on the coach line. Newcastle has canceled her game with the Sprudels for Saturday and it is believed this action was taken because Newcastle must win her game with Cambridge City on Sunday. The Sprudels will come here direct from West Baden arriving Sunday morning and will not leave until Monday morning. The Richmond and Sprudels lineups for the Sunday's game are as follows: Richmond - Slarp third base, Valentine left field, Clarke catcher, Dahl centerfield, Allison right field, Coblentz second base, Wilcoxen pitcher, Walters pitcher and Beard utility. Sprudels, Shiveley left field, Brown centerfield, Clarke shortstop, Lewis third base, Ben Taylor first base, Kindle second base, McMurray catcher, Bingham right field, J. Taylor pitcher, and C.I. Taylor utility."

July 24, 1913

Detroit, MI
"Cuban Stars and the American Giants Play - During the next few days Detroit fans, in the absence of the Tigers, will have a chance to see semi-pro baseball at Mack Park of a calibre that comes very close to the big league stuff, two of the leading clubs outside of organized baseball playing in a series of games that should be bitterly fought ones. The world-famed Cuban Stars, who appeared at the east side enclosure earlier in the season, are booked to play the American Giants, Rube Foster's celebrated Chicago aggregation, in a series of three games to be played Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and then on Sunday the Cubans remain here for their last game of the season, meeting the S. and S."

July 25, 1913

Detroit, MI
"American Giants vs. Cuban Stars."

July 26, 1913

Detroit, MI
"American Giants vs. Cuban Stars."

July 27, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Lincoln Giants 8, American Giants 0."