1919 Cuban Stars

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1919 Cuban Stars

1919 Cuban Stars

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

June 28, 1919

Beloit, WI
"Fairies Defeat Cubans, 5-2 - Beloit, Wisconsin, June 28. - Fairbanks Morse won from the Cubans today 5 to 2. Buster Keene sewed up the game in the first with a triple with the bases loaded."

June 29, 1919

Joliet, IL
"Joliet 9; Cuban Stars 3 - Joliet, Illinois, June 29 (Special) - Bill Fox slammed two triples and a homer and was the main factor in Joliet's victory over the Cuban Stars, 9 to 3. Middleton had the better of it all the way, when Joliet hit LeBlanc and Junco hard."

July 4, 1919

Chicago, IL
"American Giants Beat Cubans in First of Series - The American Giants defeated the Cuban Stars in an exciting game on the 4th. The game was won in the eighth, when LeBlanc passed4 men, allowed 2 hits and with Torrienti's steal home made 5 runs. Bobby Williams had the unique record of receiving 2 bases on balls in one inning.

"The young catcher (Eufemio Abreu) of the Cuban Stars is a wonderful catcher. If he were just a shad lighter he would dazzle the highbrows in the big show. He is not twenty years old yet, this being his first year in fast company."

July 5, 1919

Chicago, IL
"Cuban Wallops Beat Giants in 5 to 1 Game - Saturday afternoon the Cuban Stars downed the American Giants at Gunther Park in a heavy hitting battle in which the losers outhit the islanders, the final count being 5 to 1. Wickware was a victim of the Cubans, who bunched two hit twice and had an error mixed in on each occasion for four of their runs. The game was featured by four terrific triples to right field and by some sensational fielding by Jiminez and Villa, the latter stopping a rally by a wonderful throw to the plate, cutting down DeMoss on Torrienti's long fly."

July 12?, 1919

Chicago, IL
"Cuban Stars Take 4 to 1 Game From Squares - A queer break in the sixth cost the Logan Squares their game against the Cuban Stars, 4 to 1, at Logan Square Park. After both sides had scored a run in the opening inning Baro of the Cubans started things in the sixth by slashing a hot single to center. Pedrosa walked. Villa's infield out advanced both runners a base. Campos then laid down a slow roller to Buck Freeman, who momentarily fumbled the ball but threw to Weiss in time to get the batter, Baro scoring. On the play Pedrosa also dashed for the plate and counted when Weiss threw the ball too late to nip him. The Cubans then made their victory sure by scoring another run in the eighth on a single by Portuondo, a stolen base and a double by Pedrosa."

July 13, 1919

Chicago, IL
"Cubans Bump Logan Squares - Logan Square Park, Sunday - The Cuban Stars took a fall out of the Logan Square nine, although the pride of Jimmy ... followers had a reputation of cleaning everything that came their way. Capos was on the mound for the Islanders and was touched up for nine nicks, but the seven that the Cubans garnered off Freeman came with men on the sacks. Chouinard formerly of the White Sox was at second for the Squires."

July 19, 1919

Chicago, IL
"Maxwells Beat Cuban Squad 6 to 2, by Bunching Hits - Saturday afternoon, the Maxwell Motors of Detroit defeated the Cuban Stars 6 to 2 at Logan Square. Gough held the Islanders to four hits, three of them doubles. The Maxwells hit the ball hard. Goulait setting the pace with three bingles. Cables' fielding featured."

July 20, 1919

Chicago, IL
"Cubans Defeat Gunthers - The Cuban Stars defeated the Gunthers at Gunther Park, Sunday afternoon, causing Neisen to trot out additional players in an effort to stop the Cubans' onslaught. Four bad errors added to the many misplays of the Gunthers and helped the Cubans pile up a large score."

July 26, 1919

Holland, MI
"Holland, Michigan, July 28. - The Cuban Stars defeated the Holland Independents in a slugfest here Saturday afternoon 11 to 9. Steggarda pitched the entire game for Holland, while the Cubans used two pitchers. The teams lead each other at intervals and twice the score was a tie."