1910 Brooklyn Royal Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1910 Brooklyn Royal Giants

1910 Brooklyn Royal Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

April 16, 1910

Indianapolis, IN
"In the Field of Sport. - By Harold C. McGath. - Where to Write Ball Clubs. - Their Names and Addresses of the Managers. - The following are the names and addresses of managers of prominent colored baseball clubs in the United States: - Brooklyn Royal Giants - Nat C. Strong, World Building, New York City."

"Championship Race to be Hot. - Teams All Over the Country Will Fight for it. - Perhaps the most talked about event in baseball that is to happen this season will be the try-out for the world's colored championship by the most prominent colored baseball clubs in the country. It is expected that the world's series will begin immediately after the closing games of the various leagues throughout the United States. There is a longer list of teams of standing which will compete for the pennant than last year, and every one of them is working hard to get into the championship ranks, so that they might be given a chance at winning the flag. So far the list is quite limited as to the teams that will compete for the supremacy mark. It includes Leland's Chicago Giants, Leland Giants, Cuban Giants, St. Louis Giants, Birmingham, Alabama Giants, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Giants, Royal Giants of Brooklyn, New York, Kansas City Kansas Giants, Kansas City, Missouri Royal Giants, Louisville Cubs, St. Paul Gophers, and Minneapolis Keystones. - Should Award a Cup. - The Freeman is of the opinion that the various managers should get together and make the contest the more interesting by appropriating a certain amount to use for prizes. A loving cup of real silver should serve as the price to be won by the club winning the world's championship. It is also slated that these games are to be played in Chicago this year, where baseball is being richly supported each year, although much talk is going the rounds concerning the idea of holding the battles in New York."

April 23, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Radical Change in Baseball Schedule. - Royal Giants Lose Captain Johnson. Cuban Giants will Open Season in New York May 1. - We are reliably informed that a radical change has taken place in the schedule for this season among baseball clubs and players. Jack Johnson, who as captain of the Royal Giants led them to victory for two successive seasons, has booked with the Leland Giants at Chicago. Satterfield, second baseman; Bragg, third baseman; Clarence Williams, catcher; Robinson, first baseman; Mike Brown, outfielder, and Reese, pitcher, have been signed by Manager Bright of the Cuban Giants. Lloyd, who has been the heavy hitting shortstop of the Philadelphia Giants for some years, will cast his fortunes with Rube Foster's Chicago outfiet. Owner Walter Schlichter of the Philadelphia Giants has catpured from Pop Watkins the two fast Addison boys and has signed the best general in colored baseball as manager in the person of Sol White. Manager J.W. Connors, not to be outdone, has secured the services of several fast youngsters and will retain in his lineup such stars as Bradley, Monroe, Buckner, Earl, James, Thomas, Bowman, Mongin, Shipp and Dunbar."

April 30, 1910

New York, NY
"First Baseman Needed. - By Emmett Bowman of Royal Giants, New York City. - At present in colored baseball circles the aristocracy of the professional diamond, there is a great demand for first basemen. Every year sees a modification of the strength among the players by which those in a particular department seem to lose their effectiveness. Some seasons the catchers show the wear and tear of the game, other seasons infielders and outfielders; but today there is room on the first corner of the infield for a new quota of faces in our profession. Probably it will not be very long before young players will be trying to master the art of playing the first sack instead of other positions on a team, as many first basemen are fast fading away. A first baseman of today must be a quick thinker, strong thrower, and moreover, possess plenty of nerve, is my opinion, as such stars as Ray Wilson, Mike Moore, Chappie Johnson, Harry Smith, Jordan, will soon have to give way to Father time. Since I have taken up first base playing I am as pleased with the position as when I broke into baseball as a pitcher. Another beauty about it all is, a first baseman will as a rule outlast a pitcher in years of service."

May 19, 1910

New York, NY
"Sol White Becomes Manager of Royal Giants. - Veteran Thinks Team Will Win the Championship. - New York, May 19. - Sol White, the veteran baseball star of the City of Brotherly Love, has been engaged for the season of 1910 to manage the New York Royal Giants for Mr. J.W. Conner, and everybody is happy over the happening. It is said that the Royal Giants have their nucleus for a very strong team, and their new manager believes them to be able to hold their own with any team in any section of the country."

May 28, 1910

Brooklyn, NY
"Umpires Should Train Like Players. - By Harry E. Buckner, of Royal Giants, New York City. - Have you ever noticed a ball player jump from a curve ball when the pitcher unexpectedly delivered one after about a week of training in the South? If a ball like that fools a player it certainly fools an umpire. The arbiters should be compelled to get both eyes and bodies in trim for the season. I am going to make a recommendation to that effect, and hope favorable action is taken. There are a number of umpires who are about as nimble on their feet as a baby elephant, and the ball players who are in perfect condition and make daring and successful slides suffer because lumbering umpires are unable to get into position to see the plays as they are made. Do you know that it takes three years of good work to establish a ball player as a star? A man may go through one season with a good record, and then fall down the next. He may even have two good seasons in succession, and then slump in the third, and forever thereafter. But when a player goes through three consecutive seasons and keeps up his good work, you can bank on it that he has arrived, and he'll stick with the big show for a long time. That kind of a man has a right to demand some consideration on the salary question. But when these young fellows, who have done some good work the first season they appear in fast society, come along with a lead pipe and try to hold up a club for a salary that would make even an established veteran glow with pleasure, why, I believe it's time to do a little chloroforming. It's true, of course, that every youngster who plays good ball during his first season with the big leagues is entitiled to a boost. But he shouldn't expect to have his rakeoff put on a par with that of a man who has been going along for some seasons, delivering the choicest kind of baseball goods and drawing the money at the gate. Last year's crop of youngsters was particularly good, but of the entire lot I don't think that one of them is entitled to the amount of money that men who have served their three year's noviate and kept up their gait will receive. They must get increases as their efficiency increases - not everything right in a lump."

June 11, 1910

Indianapolis, IN
"Baseball Gossip in Chicago. - Buckner, Monroe, and Earl are some of the stars on the Brooklyn Royal Giants."

July 23, 1910

Chicago, IL
"On Monday of this week the Chicago Baseball League passed a rule barring games between its members and all visiting colored ball clubs from now on, the rule being made to include the Cuban clubs that have been playing around the circuit the past two years. The rule will work very badly against the Stars of Cuba, who figured on playing on the Chicago League Circuit after the Cuban Stars left the city. This action means that the Chicago Leaguers will not play visiting colored teams any more in the future."