1914 Schenectady Mohawk Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1914 Schenectady Mohawk Giants

1914 Schenectady Mohawk Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

July 8, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"The A.B.C.'s Took the First One - Shut Out the Mohawk Giants. - Johnson, pitcher for the A.B.C.'s, was too stout for the New Yorkers last Sunday at the Northwestern Park. In only three innings were the visitors able to get men on bases. Both clubs fielded in sensational manner. Land and James, for the visitors, did good work, while the play of Shively and Hutchinson featured for the locals. Brown lead the field with the stick, hitting safely three times."

"Notes of the Game. - Dicta Johnson and his spitter were too much for the Mohawks Sunday. Dicta wants another crack at Rube Foster's pastimers and promises to even up matters for treatment received on their last visit here."

"2,500 people witnessed Sunday's game."

July 9, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"A.B.C.'s Take Second Game - Beat Schenectady 3 to 2. - The A.B.C.'s made it two straight Monday at Northwestern Park, defeating the Mohawk Giants of Schenectady, New York, 3 to 2. Williams's good pitching caused the downfall of the Giants, the lanky twirler holding the visitors to four hits. He fanned seven."

"Notes of the Game - String Bean Williams bested the mighty Wickware Monday, letting the hard-hitting easterners down with four measley singles."

"Notes of the Game - Puggy Hutchinson is out of the game for a few days having cut his foot Monday doing a 'Steve Broidie' in the canal."

July 10, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"The A.B.C.'s Take the Third Game - Tied with the Mohawks in the Ninth But Brought Bacon Home. - The A.B.C.'s and the Mohawk Giants of Schenectady, New York engaged in a slugfest Tuesday at Northwestern Park, the A.B.C.'s winning out in the tenth inning, 10 to 9. The feature of the game was the batting of Buckner and Dunbar of the visitors, each hitting safely four times."

"Notes of the Game - Buckner hit in his old time form Tuesday."

"Notes of the Game - In Tuesday's game the Mohawks had a feast off of Simpson and Steel Arm Taylor, and looked like sinners until String Bean Williams came in, holding the visitors hitless and runless."

July 11, 1914

Indianapolis, IN
"The A.B.C.'s Still Win. - The A.B.C.'s won again from the Mohawks last Wednesday by a score of 5 to 1. Burch and Cubb, Wickware and Johnson, batteries."

"Notes of the Game - Knucks James, treasurer and second sacker of the Mohawks, is one of the vets of the game, but is playing like a colt. Knucks wears some jewelry, too, and when he appeared on the avenue he made the lights in front of the Crown Garden Theater look like candlesticks."

"Notes of the Game - Dunbar pulled off some fancy stunts in the left garden and coupled with Sam Bennett in Center, makes a pair that is hard to beat."

"Cooper at first base came up to expectations, fielding several wild throws perfectly."

"Ben Taylor, of the locals, is hitting like a demon. It takes some nerve to play in on Ben as the ball from his bat goes like a rifle shot."

"Morris, an old time A.B.C. favorite, played short field for the Mohawks, in the absence of their regular man, who is out of the game on account of an injury."

"Mrs. Dotie Wickware, Mrs. Sadie James, and Mrs. Sam Bennett, whose husbands are members of the Mohawk Giants, are traveling with the team. The ladies know the fine points of the game and do some more rooting for their favorites."

"Chappie Johnson, the polished catcher for the Mohawks, won the fans by his fine work. He is one of the best in the business, coaching the team in fine form. Chappie is good for many more seasons."

July 19, 1914

Chicago, IL
"Mohawks Coming. - the Mohawk Giants will be here Sunday, Wickware pitching."

Chicago, IL
"American Giants Win From Eastern Team. - Wickware and Johnson Unable to Compete With Rube's Twirlers - Mrs. Elwood C. Knox Sits in Press Box - Indians Comins Sunday. - By Cary B. Lewis - Chicago, Illinois, July 22. - The Fourth of July crowd did not have anything on the crowd that was present last Sunday at the American giants Park to give welcome to the Mohawk Giants. This team came from New York state and had on it such well-known players as Wickware, the spitball artist; Pryor, who used to be with the Giants, and Buckner, one of the oldest players on the diamond today. Long before 3 o'clock there was not a seat in the boxes or grand stand and the seats just in front of the boxes were crowded immediately thereafter. Then a long stream of fans had to be seated in the park. Wickware pitched a good game, but had very poor support. Had it not been for so many errors on the part of the visitors, the game would have been more enthusiastic. There were no sensational plays. Just a good game of ball which proved that the home boys were the masters of the visitors. Every man on the team got a hit except gillard, the American Giants' pitcher, but he struck out eight men. Duncan, Booker and Francis got three hits and Lloyd two. Five hits and two errors in the first two innings cost four runs and gave the home boys a lead which the visitors were never able to catch. There was a little sprinkle of rain at the eighth inning, but this did not keep the lusty fans from remaining. The score ended 8 to 2, in favor of the American Giants. - The Crowd Well Dressed. - The crowd was one of the most well dressed and behaved seen in public for many a day. There were no arguments about decisions and every one apparently was pleased with this. The ladies wore beautiful hats and new gowns and hundreds came in automobiles. Many carried flags carrying the name of American Giants. Others had large pennants on their cars with the name of the home boys."

"Banner Attendance Sunday. - Seven thousand people saw the game Sunday. This was the largest crowd of the season. A much larger one is expected when the real New York Lincoln Giants come. Klondike and Walter Speedy are ready to meet all comers when the Lincolns arrive."

July 20, 1914

Chicago, IL
"Monday's Game. - Had the Mowhawks showed as much class on Sunday as they did the following day a much larger crowd would have been present the following day. Nevertheless, a large weekday crowd was present. The visiting team put in Johnson at the mound. He was hit unmercifully and had bad support and would have won had it not been so many errors. They had what the boys used the say, 'the muffs,' for every other ball would fall out of their hands. In the ninth inning they tied. It took eleven innings to play off the tie. Victory came when Barber, with his fourth single, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and counted on Hill's outfield fly. When this play was made, you could hear fans yelling for a mile for the home boys. The visitors had several chances to win, but they had the 'muffs.'"

"Mrs. Elwood Knox and Mrs. Codozoe See Game. - Mrs. Art Codozoe was the guest of Mrs. Elwood C. Knox in the Freeman Press box on Monday and saw the eleven-inning game between the American Giants and Mohawk Giants. It would be surprising to know how well informed these society ladies are on the art of professional ball playing."

July 21, 1914

Chicago, IL
"Tuesday's Game. - Tuesday was a scorcher. The hottest day we have had in the Windy City. The hotter the day the better the boys seem to play. Of course there were some errors, but the visiting team could not stem the tide of Captain Hill and his nine. The score was 5 to 2 in favor of the American Giants."