1913 Chicago Union Giants

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

1913 Chicago Union Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

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."

April 20, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Chicago Union Giants 7, Gunthers 5."

May 4, 1913

Chicago, IL
"West Sides, 15; Chicago Unions, 1."

May 10, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Tackle the Giants - Sunday the East Chicago team will tackle a still harder ball club than last Sunday, in the Chicago Union Giants, a colored team with considerable reputation. The Union Giants recently defeated the strongest team in Chicago, the Gunthers, by the score of 8 to 2. The Gunthers have booked them for this coming Saturday, May 10, looking for revenge, while the East Chicago boys tackle them on Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m. This ought to draw a record crowd and no doubt will by the way the fans are turning out up to date."

May 11, 1913

Chicago, IL
"...while the East Chicago boys tackle them (Chicago Union Giants) on Sunday, May 11, at 3p.m."

Chicago, IL
"May 11, Chicago Union Giants 3, East Chicago 6."

May 18, 1913

Chicago, IL
"Pennocks, 5; Union Giants, 1."

May 25, 1913

Chicago, IL
"The East Chicago Club has booked the Chicago Union Gaints (colored) for this Sunday, May 25, for the second time this season. After a week or two the Giants hit the road and travel all through the United States and they have asked for a return game, claiming that with the addition of a few new players they will offset the 6 to 3 defeat East Chicago gave them a few Sundays ago before the largest crowd that ever saw a ball game in East Chicago."

Chicago, IL
"May 25, Chicago Union Giants 0; East Chicago 3."