1915 Havana Red Sox

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1915 Havana Red Sox

1915 Havana Red Sox

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

June 6, 1915

Watertown, NY
"Havana Red Sox Defeat Harrisville - Local Black Win by a 10 to 4 Score - Home Club Has Hard Luck - Pitcher Rawley Failed to Show Up and Another Twirler Had to Be Secured at the Eleventh Hour - McDonald in Rare Form, While Gary Fielded Exceptionally Good. - The Havana Red Sox, Pop Watkins' premier colored aggregation, sewed up another victory good and tight at Harrisville Sunday afternoon, when they defeated the newly formed club of that village by a score of 10 to 4. McDonald on the hill for the blacks was in rare form and but few of the opposing batsmen could do little with his delivery. He was backed up in grand style. Gary in left field was exceptionally good with his fine fielding game robbed Harrisville of several hits. Harrisville was severely handicapped when Rawley, the State League pitcher engaged, failed to show up. through this streak of hard luck, the village team was forced to secure Pitcher Davis, from Deferiet. He was called at the last moment and had to make the trip by auto. The Harrisville club bids fair to have a strong club this season and before long they promise to put a team on the field that can defeat the local coloed tossers. They have written to Buffalo for a pitcher and he will arrive there this week. While the players lacked practice Sunday there seems to be no weak spots in the lineup with the exception of a boxman and an outfielder."

June 12, 1915

Garland, NY
"Colored Players Win Saturday and Sunday - Defeat Harrisville Club in Both Games - Here and at Harrisville - Visitors Gave Havana Red Sox a Hard Tussle Here Saturday, But Proved Easy Picking Sunday - Local Management After Indian Team - Black to Take Canadian Trip. - The Havana Red Sox baseball club again defeated their old rivals, the Harrisville baseball club in games at this city and Harrisville Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday game at Garland City Park was a close one, the local colored aggregation winning by but a one run margin. The score was 7 to 6. Pop's blacks obtained an early lead, but the Harrisville club went after them in real earnest toward the end. The bisitors scored four runs in the ninth, and had two men on when Pitcher McDonald tightened and saved the game. Pitcher Sug Sweet, who has been engaged to twirl for Alexandria Bay team this season, twirled for the Harrisville club Saturday. Sweet is a former Watertown twirler. He has been pitching league ball for the past two years. The Sunday game at Harrisville was rather one-sided, the colored men winning by a 10 to 4 score. Pitcher Ryan, of Utica, worked in the box for Harrisville, while Gray was on the knoll for the Havana Red Sox. The local management is endeavoring to secure the Onandaga Indian baseball club for a game here next Saturday. The colored team will take a trip into Canada for games early in July."

July 11, 1915

Harlem, NY
"New York Baseball Notes. - The Lincoln Giants added two more victories to their long string yesterday by defeating the Havana Reds in a double bill at Olympic Field by scores of 8 to 3 and 7 to 6. The second contest was a hummer. The Lincoln Giants won in the ninth frame when Forbes singled sending home James. Cyclone Joe Williams pitched an excellent game in the curtain raiser. He allowed the Cubans only two hits."