1910 Cuban Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1910 Cuban Giants

1910 Cuban Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

April 16, 1910

Indianapolis, IN
"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
"The Cuban Giants, the pioneer of the colored teams, will open their season in New York on May 1 with the NcNulty Brothers' club as their opponents. The Cuban Giants will play for the most of the sason at Buffalo, where they have new grounds."

Denver, CO
"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."

May 14, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Cuban Giants Lose to the Cubs. - Special to the Freeman. - Louisville, Kentucky. - The Cuban Giants lost three straight games to the Cubs before the largest crowds that have visited Springbank Park this season. Sunday's game went ten innings. West and Reece pitched wonderful ball. Martin, Griffin, Watson, Satterfield, Brag and Gordon pulled off brilliant fielding stunts.

"Saturday, May 14 - Cuban Giants 2, Louisville Cubs 6."

May 15, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Sunday, May 15 - Cuban Giants 2, Louisville Cubs 3.
Second Game - Cuban Giants 0, Louisville Cubs 7."

"Notes of the Game. - Say, Robinson is certainly a first sacker. - Emory and Rodgers did not have anything to do but look wise. - Collins is playing first as it should be played. His swats are also timely. - Manager Stringer had a severe attack of heart trouble in the seventh inning. - That's right, Wallace, old boy, keep at 'em. Say, Kid, why can't I say Nic, instead of Mr. Wallace. - Maybe Watson can't play some third base? Six chances without a wobble. I guess that's going some. - Say, West, old fellow, you had to win your own game. You are all right, Kiddo, and she was there, eh? - Martin played the game of his life at short Sunday. He also won his game Saturday. The C.G. only made six bingles. - Captain Griffin showed himself to be up to the job Sunday. Besides his generalship he played one of the best fielding games in a long time. - Little Prim is certainly a good target for West and Martin and his whip is in great shape. Oh, yes. Sheeney has gotten to be quite a ladies' man. His presence is in great demand at all social functions."

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."