1914 Brooklyn All-Stars

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1914 Brooklyn All-Stars

1914 Brooklyn All-Stars

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

June 20, 1914

Franklin, PA
"The Brooklyn All-Stars is a recent organization made up from the Cuban Giants, the Mohawk Giants and other well-known baseball teams. Among the members are William T. Smith, Wallace C. Gordon, Henry Williams, Arthur Malette. They won the three games played last week with the Franklin, Pennsylvania team."

July 4, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"Brooklyn (NY) All-Stars. - Engage the ABCs - A Five-game Series Played. - Saturday, July 4. - The Brooklyn aggregation of ball tossers blew in last week and opened up an engagement with the local team, the ABCs. The Brooklyn fellows are top-notch lookers, sturdy, stocky, robust: Big Smith, the manager, and first baseman, is a regular giant. In fact his avoirdupois is somewhat in his way when traveling the bases. But he's like the famous old sexton when on duty - he gathers them in - all of them. The bunch, too, has that fresh, youthful appearance, as if they eat good and slept well o' nights. The ABCs have that broncho appearance - hardened, seasoned, prepared to go up against anything in spite of their rather medium size. There is something in favor of big men. When they are good, they are good sure enough. They are generally good batters - vide Rube's team. The Cuban Giants, however, represent the other side, smaller men, and who show up best in the field. The first game went to the ABCs. A great crowd was present, who were chock full of enthusiasm. The New Yorkers were not without friends. Their good points were applauded, but all in vain. They went down before the local fellows to the tune of 7 to 6."

"On Saturday occured one of the most exciting games of the season. Both clubs fielded in brilliant manner, Brown for the locals, and Reese and Meade for the All Stars, making sensational catches. With men on bases Johnson was invincible, fanning eight men. Pannell and S. Williams each clouted out home runs, Williams' hit winning the game for the local club."

"Johnson's pitching was the decided feature of Saturday's game. He was cornered - three men on bases, none down. He had to cut his way out. He punched the bunch. It was something great. General Johnson, if you please."

July 5, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"Sunday, July 5. - The gladiators met to renew their contest on the following day. The visitors were in splendid form, and perhaps smarting under the drubbing of the day before, were all cocked and primed. They went after the ABCs in good fashion, beating them out by a score of 11 to 5. At no time did it look good for the home team."

"In Sunday's game Williams, pitcher for home team, got poor support. The whole push was being routed by the visitors. This was when old 45 flunked. The Taylors, Ben and Jim, went up in the air and CI refused to shout."

July 6, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"Monday, July 6. - Owing to the clean cut victory of the New Yorkers Sunday, an unusual week day crowd got together on Monday to see the outcome of the third day of the contest. It was the ABCs turn to be aggressive, since they were so roughly handled the day before. Johnson for the ABCs, was in fine fettle, and he pitched so that all sat up and took notice. The Brooklyns are good hitters; they got in some good ones. But the fielders were keen, 'Old 45' and the rest of them. They scoured their territory in a most effectual way. The visitors were clearly outclassed, the ABCs playing superior ball."

"In Monday's game Powell came in for notice owing to his hard hitting. Old 45 redeemed himself for his poor Sunday's business. Both of the Taylors made a good showing at the bat."

July 7, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"Tuesday, July 7. - Tuesday's engagement opened up, both sides having slept on their arms overnight. The New Yorkers went down again. The battle was hard fought and close. Both clubs fielded cleverly, Meade and Brown doing good work. Simpson, for Bowser's club, held the Stars safe throughout the contest."

July 8, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"Wednesday, July 8. - A batting rally in the ninth inning gave the ABCs Wednesday's game with the Brooklyn All STars, Bowser's club scoring three runs and winning the contest, 6 to 5. With the bases full, Ben Taylor clouted out a long one, clearing the sacks. Both clubs hit the ball hard, eight of the hits going for extra bases."

"Manager Taylor of the ABCs always shouts when something's doing on his side. He did considerable of it July 4th. He was in the dumps July 5. - Mohawks of New York Next Sunday - The visitors caught on to Steel Arm John right away, quick. - Sapho didn't get a look in the pitchers' box during the series. - Meade, the Brooklyn shortstop, is a peach. No better, however, than Puggie of the local team. They play much alike. Either one would attract old Rube Foster's attention, that would be a compliment."

July 27, 1914

Louisville, KY
"Rube Foster's New Louisville White Sox Victorious. - Win From Cuban Giants, Score Being 5 to 4. - By J.H. Wright. - Louisville, Kentucky, July 27. With a brass band furnishing music for the occasion, before a crowd of about two thousand fans, Rube Foster's new imported White Sox made good, with the bugs by trimming the Easterners, scoring four runs in the last half of the eighth inning. Handsome Pounell's hitting and Barbers play around second featured. On account of a gloomy day Manager Foster selected Wickware to heave the pill on account of his speed, but not being in form, was relieved by Tom Johnson in the sixth inning. Brown for the Giants pitched shut out ball until the eighth, when he weakened. The Giants started scoring in the first, Matthew, first up, doubles and scored on Kindle's single. Gordon struck out, but Pannell doubled over the fence, Kindle going to third, he scoring on Barber's poor relay to Chappie Johnson. The Giants made another in the second on A. Johnson's single, and Brown's double. The Sox seemed good for a score in the second, when James opened up with a single, but Manager Foster selected himself to run for him. I wonder why? The band started playing get out and get under. The Rube feeling good tangoed down the lawn and proceeded to act accordingly. He got out all right, for failing to get under Browns' quick throw, amid laughter and applause. The inning ended with Dunbar flying out. The Giants added their final score in the fifth. - Pannell Triples to Score Board. - Matthew, first up, struck out. Kindle doubled and it looked bad when Gordon struck out. But old Handsome Pannell tripled, scoring Kindle. Reese closed the round by grounding out. Barber to Cooper. Pitcher Wickware gave way to Johnson in the sixth, who pitched well until the ninth, when things got critical and Manager Foster called on Moore, who proved a lifesaver. Brown had been pitching an airtight ball game, and the Sox had failed to get a man past second base. - Weakens in the Eighth. Brown weakened in the eighth, and our folks copped the grapes. When the eighth opened the bugs reared up on their hind legs and commenced to bar at the new manager, not being used to being shut out, an they told him so, which got the Rube's goat, and just to show them that he had brought down a real live human ball club instead of a bunch of old relics, told his boys they must score. Buckner, first up, walked; James doubled him to third, Brisco batting for Bennett walked, filling the bags. Cooper hit to Matthew, who being so anxious for a double play, bumbled Buckner's hit and James scored. Brisco was forced out at second, but Cooper was safe at first. Cooper swiped second. Tom Johnson was hit by a pitched ball. Dunbar tripled, scoring Cooper and Johnson. C. Johnson hit a long sacrifice fly, scoring Dunbar with what proved to be the winning run. The Giants threatened to tie the score in the ninth and would have done it but for the fine generalship of old foxy Rube. A. Johnson opened the ninth with a clean single. Manager Smith wishing to help his boys along, batted for Moore and slapped the horsehide over the fence and Johnson went to third. - Old Fox Busy - Up to Old Tricks. Manager Foster did the unexpected, as usual, by calling in Moore to save the day, with the count two and three on Matthew. Manager Foster went out, he talked to the umpire, he talked to the catcher, and he talked to the pitcher; turned around, and viewed the multitude, and when he was through talking an stalling for time, Moore had perfect control and retired the side without a hit or run, and the Sox had grabbed the old ball game right out of the fire."

"Wickware had plenty of speed and struck out ten men while pitching. Dunbar and Buckner are two old noted eastern players and noted for heavy slugging. In Kimble, Mead and Williams the Giants have a fast infield. Brown, of the Giants, with a little more experience, will be a crack pitcher. Shortstop Barber started badly on account of having been playing first for two seasons, but soon hit his stride and his fielding and throwing were a feature. The band enlived things with some catchy music which seemed to please the ladies, who were tugged up in the latest style. Handsom Punnell was the hitting demon of the day. Pryor, third baseman of the Sox, is said to have the best arm in the game. Some whip. Rube Foster still remains the peer of all colored managers. A small fan in the bleachers asked Rube, 'Mister, ain't you the champion manager of the world?' Rube, being modes said, 'Naw, boy, naw; don't you let any one hear you say that.'"