1910 Philadelphia Giants

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

1910 Philadelphia 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: - Philadelphia 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
"There is considerable competition for the services of Dan McClellan, undoubtedly the best pitcher in colored baseball, and the indications are that he will remain with the Philadelphia Giants. Francis, the crack third baseman; Petway, catcher, and Ray Wilson, first baseman, will also be with the Quaker team."

Denver, CO
"Owner Walter Schlichter of the Philadelphia Giants has captured 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."

May 29, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Cyclone Joe Williams will pitch next Sunday against the Philadelphia Giants, and the long boy from Texas is expected to win his game. This is his first year with the Chicago Giants and he is going after a big reputation. - On next Sunday at Auburn park the Philadelphia Giants, the Eastern Colored Champions, will play Frank Leland's Chicago Giants. Major R.R. Jackson says that it will be the best game in the city on that day. Box seats are on sale at 2551 State Street. 'Get busy and be on hand,'said one of the rooters of the Giants."

Chicago, IL
"News of the Sporting World - In the City of Chicago. - Standing of Teams. - Chicago Giants 3 Wins, 2 Losses, .600 Percentage. - By Cary B. Lewis. - Special to the Freeman: - Chicago, Illinois, June 1. - Showing brilliant team work, the Chicago Giants won their game on last Sunday against the Philadelphia Giants, at Auburn Park, by the score of 3 to 2. It was a pitchers' battle, and Cyclone Joe Williams proved to be the hero. In the outset the Chicago Giants proved the better team by bringing in two scores, showing excellent work both on the offensive and defensive side. Hayman pitched some good ball, but this was overshadowed by his monkey business at the bat. Old man Wilson and his team were in good shape, but not enough trimmings to bring the coonskin home. It was a great game. It was fast, exciting and interesting. The rooters enjoyed it and the ladies seemed pleased. When Green made that sensational catch in right, the fair sex waved their handkerchiefs and screamed with joy. Chappie Johnson electrified the fans by throwing some very fine balls at second, which proved to be true as steel, and he did not fail to hold the lightning spheres that were sent home by Cyclone Joe Williams. The largest crowd that has witnessed a team play here this season was present at the game. All kinds of baseball maneuvers were executed by both teams, with the Chicago Giants more advanced. The ninth inning was a little sensational - two men on base, two outs, and a high fly was batted by Pierce, but Wallace was there with the mitt and nothing doing for the opposing team."

"Baseball Gossip. - The Philadelphia Giants have a very strong team. It looked as though they were going to take that game on Sunday. - Wilson, the grand ol man of baseball among colored players, is still holding them down at first. He put out eleven men Sunday at first. He is the backbone of the Philadelphia Giants."

May 31, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Philadelphia Giants 4, Rogers Park 0. - The Philadelphia Giants trimmed Rogers Park, Decoration Day, shutting out the Chicago Leaguers 4 to 0, at Rogers Park. The third inning proved fatal for Ryan's men, for after two were down the black boys put three runs over the plate on hits by Barber and Francis and errors by Gertenrich and Kinnally. Rogers Park had many chances to score, but Fisher was too much for them when hits meant runs. Fisher allowed the North Siders but four hits, while Doc Ovitz fielded in fine style."

June 4, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Philadelphia Giants Win From Logan Squares. - The Philadelphia Giants defeated the Logan Squares on last Saturday by the score of 5 to 4, in a ten inning game at Logan Square Park. McLellan's two-bagger in the tenth inning, with two on bases, cost Callahan the game. Lavin pitched good ball, his own two errors in the third inning counting the first two runs for the Giants. Features of the game were Jimmy Callahan's four hits and catches by Wicklund and Callahan's catch."

June 5, 1910

Chicago, IL
"The Philadelphia Giants will play a series of games this week. They play the West Ends on next Sunday. Captain Wilson claims that he will take them all. The Giants are in great form, with Hayman and Pierce the battery."

Chicago, IL
"Phillies Are Beaten. - The Philadelphia Giants was the only colored team that was beaten on last Sunday. The West Ends won the game by a score of 3 to 2. Fraser was in fine form, holding the colored boys helpless, with the exception of the second inning, when three of their six hits scored their only run. The West Ends will play the Philadelphias all week."

"Philadelphia Giants Win. - While the Philadelphia Giants lost to the West Ends on last Sunday afternoon, they did not fail to win one in the morning. It was Felix's Colts that were pounded in good fashion. They won by a score of 11 to 3."

June 11, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Baseball Gossip in Chicago. - Danny McClellan, of the Philadelphia Giants, still holds his own as an all-round ball player. - Pierce and Boles of the Philadelphia Giants, are both good batters and hit the ball often. - Manager Roy Wilson, in his best days, was the champion first sacker of all teams. He is still in the game. - In Second Baseman James, of the Philadelphia Giants, the team has one of the cleanest infielders in the game. - The Philadelphia Giants, while not the Giants of old, are away ahead in the number of games played this time last season."

Chicago, IL
"Logan Squares Defeat Philadelphia Giants. - The Philadelphia Giants lost to the Logan Squares, last Saturday, by the score of 7 to 2, at Callahan's Park. Bill Lavin was in good form, allowing only three singles, two of which came in rotation in the sixth, together with two errors, scoring two runs for the visitors. Wade was hit hard in two innings, especially the seventh, when he was touched up for five hits. Callahan made the longest hit of the year when he drove the ball over the fence for a home run."

June 12, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Rogers Parks Even Up On Quaker Giants, 2 to 1. - Rogers Parks evened up their series with the Philadelphia Giants Sunday at Gibbons' grounds on the North Side by downing the eastern colored nine by the score of 2 to 1. Fine fielding behind Jack Ovitz saved the game for him, three double playes nipping near-rallies in the bud. Umprie Conley was struck on the arm by a foul tip in the second inning and retired for two innings, Richardson filling his place temporarily."

June 18, 1910

Chicago, IL
"All the colored teams in the city are playing good ball. The Philadelphia Giants are winning and holding up the reputation of the East."

Chicago, IL
"Cuban Stars Slug Two Wins. - The Cuban Stars won a double-header last Saturday at Logan Square Park, defeating the Philadelphia Giants, 8 to 0, and the Arions, 7 to 4. Parpetti was the whole show in the first game, holding the Easterners to four hits and making five hit himself. The second game was more loosely played, each side making four errors."

June 19, 1910

Chicago, IL
"News of the Sporting World - In the City of Chicago. - By Cary B. Lewis. - Special to the Freeman. - City League Standing. - Chicago Giants Won 3 Lost 3, percentage .500. - Another one of those big crowds on last Sunday saw the Chicago Giants take a poorly played game from the Philadelphia Giants. The two teams made fifteen errors. In the beginning it looked as though the Phillies would have a walk-over. In the first three innings the Philadelphia Giants made seven hits and only made five scores, while the Chicago boys made one hit and five scores. Walter Ball started to pitch and did not show form in the first three innings and Cyclone Joe Williams went in the box in the fourt inning. It was what might be termed a see-saw game; yet this seemed to please the thousands that were present, for they yelled themselves almost hoarse when the dial turned in favor of the home boys. It was evident that there were many rooters for the Philadelphia Giants, but the Sons of Kentucky and the Old Guard of State street were equal to the task when it came to pulling for the Lelanders. It took two hours and fifteen minutes to play the game, most of the time being taken up in the eighth inning, when the Chicago Giants began hitting the ball and bringing in scores like boys on the commons. It was the last game of the Chicago Giants at Auburn Park, and they did themselves a proud honor of leaving with a victorious game. It was announced by Umpire Geockel that on nex Sunday the Chicago Giants would herafter play at the Red Sox Park, 61st and St. Lawrence Streets. As usual, the boxes were jammed with people, who sat in the shade enjoying the game to their heart's delight, while the grand stand and bleachers were overrun with fans. It is estimated that 4,000 people saw the game."

June 25, 1910

Chicago, IL
"West Ends 6, Philadelphia Giants 5. - The West Ends trimmed the Philadelphia Giants last Saturday at West End Park by the score of 6 to 5. Nichol's men tucked the game away early in the contest by good hitting and clever base running, the West Sides counting six runs in the first four innings. Trinkaus did well on the slab, but received ragged support, and Jack Champion hit like a fiend, while the West Ends ran bases at will."

June 26, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Philadelphia Giants 7, Logan Squares 4. - A home run in the tenth inning by Pierce with two on bases won the game for the Philadelphia Giants on last Sunday at Logan Square Park, Chicago's team taking the small end of a 7 to 4 score."

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."