1912 Cuban Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1912 Cuban Giants

1912 Cuban Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

February 17, 1912

Denver, CO
"The Negro Baseball Teams - In the past five years the Negro baseball teams have advanced 100 per cent, in every way. Last year there was organized among some of the big eastern cities a league consisting of fast colored ball teams. And after the organization had gotten under way, it has proved to be a paying proposition to the owners and managers. There are players on some of the fast eastern teams that receive salaries as high as $300 per month. And they are playing different cities, the same as the big white league teams. The main Negro league teams for this season will have the Chicago Giants, Leland Giants, St. Louis Giants, West Baden, New York Giants, Cuban Stars, and the Stars of Cuba. And they all have the support of the people."

March 21, 1912

Charleston, WV
"Baseball will be played by colored talent this summer at the Union League Park. The Cuban Giants, the Lincoln Giants, the Royal Giants and all of the various colored ball tossers will be here."

May 26, 1912

Hoboken, NJ
"Hoboken to Play Two Big Games on Sunday - At the St. George Cricket Grounds, Hoboken, next Sunday a double-header, with two of the best colored clubs in the country will be played. At 2 o'clock the O.L.G. team, of Hoboken, will meet Wilson Moorman's Newark Colored Giants. Immediately after this game the Hoboken club will meet the Cuban Gaints. The Hoboken Club will have Steve White, formerly of the Boston American League team, in the box, and Lee will do the receiving."

Hoboken, NJ
"Manager Driscoll of the Hoboken team has signed Steve White, formerly of Princeton and the Red Sox, to pitch for the Hobokens against the Cuban Giants at the St. George Cricket Grounds, Hoboken. In the opening game at 2 P.M. the Newark Colored Giants will tackle the O.L.G. team."

Hoboken, NJ
"Regained Strength. - This spring, White has regained his old strength and has been pitching semi-pro ball around New York. He held the strong Cuban Giants to one hit last Sunday and this was brought to the attention of Griffith. Yesterday he reported at the ball park and did so well that he was signed immediately. He may pitch the morning game tomorrow."

June 9, 1912

Fairmont, WV
"Cubans Won. - The Cuban Stars baseball team defeated the Fairmont colored team at Traction Park yesterday in a poorly played game, 19 to 2. The absence of Chick Meade, the star Fairmont colored player, now with the Cuban Giants proved a great detriment to the playing of the local negroes and was a big factor in their defeat. A good sized crowd saw the game."