1919 St. Louis Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1919 St. Louis Giants

1919 St. Louis Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

May 17, 1919

St. Louis, MO
"Robert Scott, better known as 'Bow Legs,' is now cavorting in the outfield for St. Louis Giants and won a home with St. Louis fans with a home run with the bases chugged and turning defeat into victory."

June 8, 1919

Decatur, IL
"Comet Six Team Handed Shut Out - Play Fast Game But Unable to Hit St. Louis Pitcher. - With the exception of a bad third inning the Comet Six ball team of Decatur, played a big, fast game with the St. Louis Giants at St. Louis Sunday afternoon. The Decatur team lost, 4 to 0, dur to inability to hit Bill Gatewood, the Giant twirler and also a sensational catch by Scott, which robbed them of a chance to score several runs. Evans will probably pitch the Monday game for the Comets against the Giants, while on Tuesday, either Wheatley will start or Poston will again try to turn the trick."

July 4, 1919

Belleville, IL
"Negro Giants Here Friday to Play B's - Famous St. Louis Team to be Attraction for July 4th Morning Game - Charles Mills' undefeated speedy Negro Giants will be the big attraction at North End Park July 4th, game to start at 9:30. The Giants have played here on several other occasions and have always proven to be attraction on account of their clever work and lightning speed. Manager Mills has always had a crackerjack of a club, always playing clean classy ball and the fans should take the opportunity to see them practice, as it is worth the price of admission to see them whip the ball around and run the bases. They will be on the ground at 8:30 to give the fans an exhibition before the game. Come out early to see it all. The B's sure had an off day last Sunday and let's hope that will be enough of that kind of stuff for all season. Big Boy Schrag pitched rings around the Keen Kutters and should have won his game, letting his opponents down with six hits and striking out eleven men. Whitehead of the Muny Leaguers only struck out two men and allowed eleven hits, including two two-baggers and a triple. Tough luck, Big Boy. The B's are still smarting over their defeat of last Sunday and will go into the game July 4 against the colored team with the determination to show the fans they can put up the real article and when the smoke sclears away after the big battle Manager Mills' wrecking crew will know they were in a real ball game. To be on the safe side the local management have secured the services of three good pitchers to check the high flying Giants. Eddie Bryan, local phenomenon, who has been pitching such wonderful ball for the O.A.C., will take turn No. 1, with Tod Harding, the spitball king, and Canon Ball Schrag in reserve, with Web Krebs taking care of their shoots. The B's were handicapped last Sunday owing to the absence of their keystone star, Mickey Wasem, which broke up the whole infield play, but Friday they will all be on the job and watch their smoke."

Belleville, IL
"Fighting B's Oppose Strong Team Sunday - Locals Cocky After Holding St. Louis Giants to 6 to 3 Score Friday. - Manager Walter Ennis of the lumber men's team says he has one of the fastest clubs traveling out of St. Louis, but if the B's put up the same article of ball that they did against the strong undefeated Negro Giants on July 4th, when they held them to a 6 to 3 score, they are sure to finish well. It sure made the Giants go at their best to win. Manager Mills says that the B's have one of the strongest teams he has met this season and has booked them to play a return game on his grounds in the near future."