1910 Kansas City Royal Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1910 Kansas City Royal Giants

1910 Kansas City Royal Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

March 15, 1910

Topeka, KS
"Every year Johnson goes out on the road with a colored baseball team. This year he will again manage the Kansas City, Kansas Giants. Their record was 128 games won and 19 lost last year. The team won 54 straight games. The local namesake of the black champion is an exceptional negro. Despite his ring proclivities he is genteel, courteous, never swears, does not use liquor nor tobacco in any form and takes the best care of himself. He has a host of friends and followers here who wish him well."

March 25, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"The Kansas City Giants in Action. - Another year of success is due the Kansas City Giants baseball club, under the management of Kansas Jack Johnson. It is expected that the season will be the best in the history of the club. Most of the boys of 1909-1910 will play this season, as they are the boys who made the team famous in the past few years. They will play none but the best this season."

April 3, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Royal Giants Open Season. - Defeat the Chicago Outlaws. - Kansas City, Missouri, April 12. - The Kansas City Royal Giants opened their practice season Sunday afternoon, April 3, at Shelley Park, Independence Avenue and Oak Street, before a large and enthusiastic crowd. The Chicago Outlaws more than gave them a run for their money, the final score being 6 to 5 in favor of the Royals. On form the Royals show up very strong, and from all indications they will be heard from and will show much class before the season is far gone. Jack Johnson, manager, has practically a new bunch from last season, but he states that he will have a winner, a good deal can be depended upon what he says, as he has the experience and has always shown superiority when it comes to baseball. Shelley Park is being remodeled and will have a seating capacity of four thousand persons. The diamond is being raised, and it will be in pretty good shape. Also, the fence will be in pretty good shape. Also, the fence will be removed back, which will enlarge the playing field. This was all completed by April 6, and the real opening of the grounds will be April 16 and 17. The lineup is Pulliam and Meckling, Charles Childs, Lee, Potter and Buckley, P. Smith, first; Johnson, second, Strothers, third; Toney, shortstop; Sterman, left field, Millner, center field; Dougherty, right field."

Kansas City, MO
Similar article, added to the sports section of the Indianapolis Freeman

April 10, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Monarchs Defeat The Royal Giants - Oklahomians Easily Take Missouri Boys' Measure. - Kansas City, Missouri, April 15. - The Oklahoma City (Okla.) Monarchs easily defeated the Kansas City (Mo.) Royal Giants by a score of 14 to 1 last Sunday. The feature of the game was the home run of James Norman, the ball clearing the fence which was ten feet high."

April 16, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas City Spectators Greet Famous Ball Team with Wild Cheers at Opening Game on Home Grounds - Its Slogan is Fair Play and No Favors. - Spring weather has come at last, and followers of outdoor sports are lining up for their favorite exercise. From present indications there will be a larger number of baseball teams and more efficient players among Afro-Americans this season than ever before. Among members of the Young Men's Christian association baseball, cricket and tennis will pre-dominate, while the camera clubs will busy themselves with views from nature's garden. Out in Missouri, the Kansas City Royal Giants opened the season at their home grounds on Independence Avenue, Kansas City, on Saturday, April 16, in the presence of hundreds of spectators. They were cheered to the echo as they marched upon the field and took their respective positions. The Giants will be stronger this season than ever, as Manager Jack Johnson has already secured several players of reputation as fast base runners. It is the intention of President M.B. Garrett and Secretary George W. Walden to so conduct their team this season as to leave no room for conjecture as to the ability of the Giants to meet all comers and win. They are out for clean sport, the elevation of the game and a square deal for each member of the team. The club has received new impetus from the hearty interest and cooperation which a large number of well-known business men of Kansas City have manifested in it at the very beginning of the season. Backed by men like M.B. Garrett, C.H. Calloway, George W. WAlden, and Manager Jack Johnson, a known baseball enthusiast and one who knows the game, the club starts out with flying colors and a determination to win success. The schedule of games as arranged at present includes nearly all of the leading colored and many of the white clubs throughout the country. All first class teams wishing to book games for the season should correspond with the Royal Giants, at 1005 McGee street, Kansas City, as speedily as possible. The officers of the club have pledged themselves to see to it that every man booked for a game is qualified, in good physical condition and willing to obey the rules of the game without being coaxed to do so. By this means many of the unpleasant feaures which often render the game one-sided may be eliminated. Secretary Walden has the record of every player at his fingers' ends and will keep a close eye on every man. Opponents, therefore, need not have any fears in playing the Giants, for their slogan is fair play and no favors. To promote the business end of the game is the aim of the Kansas City Royal Giants."

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 17, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"On next Sunday, April 17, the Royals meet the Oklahoma Indians, of the City League, at Shelley Park. Game called at 3:15."

April 23?, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Giants 15, Arkansas Travelers 0. - Kansas City, Missouri, April 24. - The Kansas City Royal Giants defeated the Arkansas Travelers by the score of 15 to 0 in a seven-inning contest. Jack Johnson and Campbell made home runs. Childs let the Travelers down without a hit."

Denver, CO
"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 lead 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 outfit. 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. 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, Earle, James, Thomas, Bowman, Mongin, Shipp and Dunbar. The Cuban Giants, the pioneer of the colored teams, will open their season in New York on May 1 with the McNulty Brothers' club as their opponents. The Cuban Giants will play for the most of the season at Buffalo, where they have new grounds. 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."

April 24?, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas City Defeats Indians. - Kansas City, Missouri, April 25. The Kansas City Royal Giants won their game yesterday over the Oklahoma Indians at Shelley Park before 500 fans by a score of 10 to 4. The feature was the fielding and base-running of Toney of the Royals. Batteries - Indians: Brown, Shields and Lawrence; Royals: Lee and Campbell."

April 30, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"On Saturday the Kansas City Royal Giants took the famous Arkansas Travelers into camp, 15 to 0. Some of the new additions to the team are Andrew Campbell, catcher last season with the Minneapolis Keystone of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Johnny Pugh, shortstop from the Memphis Giants. Charles Chiles is showing great form in the pitching department, letting the Arkansas Club down without a hit in last Saturday's game."

May 1, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"At Kansas City, Missouri - Leland Giants 12, Kansas City 0."

Kansas City, MO
"Royals Did Let Them Get Much - Kansas Walloped the Indians in Good Style. - Last Sunday was a big day in baseball for the Kansas City Royal Giants despite the cold weather, and they walloped the champion Oklahoma Indians to the tune of 10 to 4. The features of the game were the fielding and base running of Toney for the Royals. The club has rejuvenated somewhat and looks to have the real class to them from their last week's performance."

May 7, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Base Ball at Kansas City. - The Kansas City Royal Giants prove to be the best mud horses. The Oklahoma Indians met their second defeat with the Kansas City Royals last Sunday afternoon at Shelley Park, Independence and Oak Street. The Oklahoma Indians showed up fine but the Royals were able to master the situation letting them down with three runs, while the Royals took eleven. Lon Lee known as the Mud pitcher, was in the box, with Campbell catching who keeps a sharp eye on second. Manager J. Johnson who is playing short stop states that by the first of June the Royals will be in class A. Saturday the Buntingstones club will be on hand at Shelley Park, Independence and Oak Street, who come highly recommended to the Kansas City Royal Giants for their fast work on the field. Sunday the Kansas City Royal Giants will meet the Topeka Giants at Shelley Park, Independence and Oak Street. All games called at 3:30. Watch the next week's issue for the results of these games."

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas Giants Run Away With Beavers. - And Did Likewise with the Tinsleys. - On last Saturday and Sunday the Kansas City Royal Giants annexed two more games to their credit by defeating the Beaver Athletic Club Saturday by the score of 14 to 0, and on Sunday they took the Tinsleys of Kansas City, Kansas into camp by the score of 10 to 0. The features of the games were the general all-around work of the Royals, their timely and hard hitting. Manager Jack Johnson secured seven hits in the two games, while Albert Toney handled twelve chances in Sunday's game without a bobble. This is their eighth straight game won and the last three have all been shutouts for the visitors. The club will leave next week for a few days' trip through Nebraska, but will return in time for their games at Shelley Park on the following Saturday and Sunday. This week the attraction at the park will be Saturday and Bunting-Stones, one of the fastest semi-professional clubs in the city; Sunday, the champion Oklahoma Indians will try to get revenge for their defeat two weeks ago. The home address of the Royal Giants is 1005 McGee street, Kansas City, Missouri."

May 8, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"..and on Sundy they took the Tinsleys of Kansas City, Kansas into camp by the score of 10 to 0."

May 12, 1910

Auburn, NE
"Auburn Outplays Giants. - Auburn, Nebraska, May 13. - (Special Telegram.) - The Auburn base ball team defeated the Kansas City (Royal) Giants last night by a score of 4 to 3 in a twelve-inning game. This was one of the hottest, hardest fought battles ever pulled off on the local diamond. Although the local team and the Kansas City (Royal) Giants have met many times in the last two years, the boys have never been able to put one over on them before."

May 14, 1910

Buxton, IA
"The Kansas City Royal Giants will play the Buxton Wonders May 14 and 15, Buxton, Iowa."

Kansas City, MO
"This week the attraction at the park will be Saturday the Bunting-Stones, one of the fastest semi-professional clubs in this city."

Kansas City, KS
"Kansas Giants Will Not Stand by Contract. - Sporting Editor The Freeman: I wish to state to the public that I had a contract with Tobe Smith, manager of the Kansas City, Kansas Giants, to play a series of four games, namely May 14, 15, 16 and 17. We played the first game, and then it began to rain. I stayed with my men until my contract was out. When I demanded my money Mr. Smith absolutely refused to pay on account of not having good weather. Now, this is the kind of men that are hurting the game, and I thought it was my duty to let the public know what they can expect from a contract with this individual. He is the most unreliable man I ever did business with. I also had a contract with the Royal Giants of Kansas City, Missouri for the following week. The weather was very bad and the gate receipts fell far below the guarantee, but the management paid us in full without a word. I simply make the statement to set the public right in regard to the baseball proposition in Kansas City. Col. Edward F. Mitchell, Manager and Owner Minneapolis Keystones."

May 15, 1910

Buxton, IA
"The Kansas City Royal Giants will play the Buxton Wonders May 14 and 15, Buxton, Iowa."

Kansas City, MO "Sunday, the champion Oklahoma Indians will try to get revenge for their defeat two weeks ago."

May 20, 1910

Minneapolis, MN
"The Kansas City Royal Giants will play the Minneapolis Keystones."

May 21, 1910

Minneapolis, MN
"The Kansas City Royal Giants will play the Minneapolis Keystones."

May 22, 1910

Minneapolis, MN
"The Kansas City Royal Giants will play the Minneapolis Keystones."

May 27, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"The Kansas City Royal Giants and the Minneapolis Colored Keystones met at Shelley Park Friday and Saturday. The Kansas City Royals took one and the Keystones the same, leaving matters even up."

May 28, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas City Royal Giants vs Minneapolis Keystones."

May 29, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"On Account of rain the third game was declared off until Tuesday."

May 30, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas City Royal Giants vs Minneapolis Keystones."

"The Kansas City Royals are showing up fine. They give the Kansas City fans much pleasure to see them work."

June 4, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas City Royal Giants. - Special to the Freeman. - A six-day league has been formed, which will be composed of six teams, as follows: All Stars of the Inter City League, Atchison, St. Joseph, Soldiers' Home of Leavenworth, Kansas City Royal Giants and Kansas City, Kansas Giants. A.S. Prather will manage the All Stars and will use Smith Park. It is the intention of the league to play two games a week at each of the three ball parks in the city, a club traveling to St. Joseph, Atchison and Leavenworth, which will keep the teams playing, and a pennant awarded the winner."

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas City Royal Giants and Kansas City, Kansas Giants Take One Game Each. - Special to the Freeman. - The Kansas City Royal Giants and the Kansas City, Kansas Giants opened fire on each other last Sunday at Shelly Park, in Kansas City, Missouri before a record breaking crowd. There were little ones and big ones, some were sitting and some were standing, in every available spot, and the echoes from the cheers of every star play can only be equaled and not excelled. The game itself was a hummer from the word go to the finish. But for the misfortunes of Messrs. Buckly and Lee who did the twirling for the Royals, in misdirecting their throws to Meckling, who occupied the initial sack, the well-behaved crowd might have brought their lunch and made themselves at home, while the two clubs might have been prevented from their strenuous battle only by darkness. It seemed that Mr. Buckley thought that Meckling had grown about three feet taller, and when Moss hit a big bound to him he heaved what should have been an easy out up against the right field fence. Moss went to second and scored before the inning was over. It was in the sixth inning after Mr. Lee had relieved Buckley that he became somewhat unbalanced and after picking up an easy one, threw wild to first. This allowed another run. Again, in the eighth, with one gone, Lee made another bad peg; this time to the second bag, allowing Kansas and their third run. The one Bill Lindsay was dishing them up to the plate somewhat above the average for the Kansas boys. It was a good hot day and it seemed that Wild Bill turned on more steam in the ninth session, consequently the nine large goose eggs were all the Royals could claim that really belonged to them. Monday it was different. The Royals, beaten the day before, but not disgraced nor discouraged, under the leadership of Captain Jack Johnson, they went into the game at Riverside Park, Kansas City, Kansas, with all of the determination, vim and aggressiveness in the world. Deacon Taylor was on the mound for Kansas, while the Royals used Happy Sparks, who, by the way, had the Kansas boys at his mercy throughout. At the end of the ninth the score stood 5 to 0 in favor of the Kansas City Royals."

June 5, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"In a brilliant game June 5 the Royal Giants of Kansas City defeated the Topeka Giants of Kansas City. Feature of the game were the pitching of Chiles and the base running of Albert Toney. Batteries - Topeka, Harry and Huggins. Royals, Hardy and Campbell."

"Kansas City Royals and Topeka Giants Played Before 1,600 Sunday at Shelley Park. - The Kansas City Royal Giants started bad with the Topeka Giants, but finally became a puzzle in the first inning. The Topeka Giants scored on man. It seemed to startle the Royals for a moment. This innovation did not bring good result for Hardy, who seemed to have the horsehide at his mercy. He was hit hard in the fifth inning. Toney, the Royal's second baseman, was the first one to land on first from an error made by the first baseman, which made Toney safe at first. Milliner, the Royals' center fielder, was the next man up. When it comes to base running he is in Class A, hitting a two-bagger, placing Toney on third. Manager Jack Johnson was the next man up, who seemed to have the pitcher's work up his sleeves. Johnson asked the pitcher to bring it over, which he did; so did Johnson for a two-base hit, scoring Toney and Milliner. Sterman, the Royals' left fielder, was the next man up, who put the English on the horsehide for another two-base hit, scoring Johnson; a throw from center field put Sterman out at third, making three runs in the fifth inning, and two more in the eighth, leaving the score 5 to 1, in favor of the Royals. Williams, better known as Peanuts, the Royals' third baseman, who is making one of the greatest bunters in the country. The fans in Kansas City are going wild about the Kansas City Royal Giants."

June 11, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Chicago Baseball Gossip. - Albert Toney, Campbell and Jack Johnson are playing great ball for the Kansas City Royal Giants."

"The Royal Giants will meet the Kansas City, Kansas team in a series of three games, Saturday and Monday, June 11 and 13, at Shelley Park, Sunday, June 12, at Riverside park, Kansas City, Kansas. The series will be the big doings, as both teams have a shut-out to their credit. The fans want to know who is who."

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas City, Kansas Giants and Kansas City, Missouri Royal Giants in Championship Contest. - The Kansas Giants have held the intercity championship for the past four years. Manager Jack Johnson of the Royal Giants, after leaving the employment of Mr. Smith, owner of the Kansas Giants, organized the Royal Giants of Missouri and styles them the champions of the Middle West. So in order to set eh general public and fans right managers of the two teams have decided to play a series of five games. The following is the outcome of the series:"

First Game:
Kansas City Giants 3, Royal Giants 0."

June 12, 1910

Kansas City, KS
"Kansas City Royal Giants at Kansas City, Kansas team at Riverside Park, Kansas City, Kansas."

Kansas City, KS
"Second Game: Royal Giants 5, Kansas City Giants 0."

June 13, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas City Royal Giants vs Kansas City, Kansas Giants at Shelley Park, Kansas City, Missouri."

Kansas City, MO
"Third Game: Kansas City Giants 7, Royal Giants 2."

June 14, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Fourth Game: Kansas City Giants 6, Royal Giants 2."

June 15, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Fifth Game: The game started out fine and was being hotly contested by both teams. Pitcher Childs of the Royals and Chamberlain of Kansas were both in great form and the day was fine; the fans were wild with excitement. The Kansas Giants scored 1 in the fourth and the score remained the same until the last half of the eighth, the Royals at bat. Childs hit for two bases; Toney grounded out; Williams, center fielder, hit for two bases, scoring Childs and tying the score. Johnson hit out the right field foul line by 20 inches, scoring Williams. Umpire Sturman called it a fair ball and Captain Foster called his men off the field and refused to play the game out, as the umpire had been very raw against the Kansas City Giants. Umpire Struman then declared the game 9 to 0 in favor of the Royal Giants. So the Kansas City Giants will still wave their banner as champions of the inter-city and will enter the world's contest to be held in Chicago or New York City for the championship of the world."

June 18, 1910

Chicago, IL
"The Kansas City Giants will make their first appearance at Gunther's Park, playing this Saturday and Sunday. The Gunthers are putting up a fine article of ball now and the pretty north side park is crowded at every game."

Kansas City, MO
"Kansas City, Missouri. - Albert Toney is burning up the West. He is back in his old form. Enough said. This season he is playing on second base, and as a player he can fill any old place. He has black and white people both out there calling him Johnnie Evers. He must be going some."

June 19, 1910

St. Louis, MO
"The banner attraction of the year was when the St. Louis Giants defeated the Kansas City Royal Giants before one of the largest crowds that ever gathered to see a colored semi-professional game in St. Louis. Jack Johnson, the manager of Kansas City, was the most disappointed man in St. Louis. Little Primm electrified the large crowd by his perfect throwing around the corners. Score: Sunday, June 19 - St. Louis Giants 10, Kansas City Royal Giants 4. Game called in seventh inning on account of rain."

June 20, 1910

St. Louis, MO
"June 20 - St. Louis Giants 14, Kansas City Royal Giants 11. - Notes of the Games. - Manager Charles Mills, of the local Giants, was walking through the stands with a smile that wouldn't come off. The corner boy cleaned up on the three to one bet against their pets. Jefferson Avenue looked like Atlantic City, Everybody had money. Mr. Weaver and Jack Johnson showed themselves good losers. It is said that the pockets of Manager Mills could not hold the money. He was seen taking bets on all sides."

June 25, 1910

Memphis, TN
"Kansas City Royal Giants at Memphis Bluff City Tigers June 25."

Dallas, TX
"Tells How it Happened. - The Minneapolis Keystones Beat the Royal Giants. - Special to the Freeman. - Dallas, Texas. - Reading the Freeman several weeks ago, I see that Mr. Jack Johnson, one of the erstwhile managers of the Kansas City Royal Giants, claims that he beat the Minneapolis Keystones out of all the games they played, but I will send you the correct dope on them. The first game between the two clubs resulted: Keystones 8, Royal Giants 2, and the second game, Keystones 11, Royal Giants 4, and the third game, Keystones 11, Royal Giants 7. The batteries were: Jackson and Merida, Gatewood and Merida. Lytle and Merida. The last game was only five innings in the mud, and they beat us 7 to 3."

June 26, 1910

Memphis, TN
"Kansas City Royal Giants at Memphis Bluff City Tigers June 26."

June 27, 1910

Memphis, TN
"Kansas City Royal Giants at Memphis Bluff City Tigers June 27."

Memphis, TN
"At Memphis the Royals defeated the great and renowned Harry Gillard, who has the reputation of being one of the greatest, if not the greatest, pitcher who ever came from the South. But the Royals walloped the ball and won by the score of 7 to 4."

July 8, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Friday, July 8, was a double-header day at Shelly Park, and it was a good one, too. The first game was played by the New Orleans Eagles and the Klothe Reds, from Hot Springs, Arkansas. It was a close game, and these boys from the South fought it out all the way, and it wasn't settled until the last half of the ninth, when the Eagles won out by a score of 6 to 5. The Royals played the winner. Batteries, for the Royals was Norman and Harrison. For the Eagles, Scott and Ephriam. It was a very exciting game, both teams leading at times. Final Score, 8 to 6, in favor of the Royal Giants, thus making three games out of five for the Kansas City team."

July 9, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Baseball at Kansas City. - Royal Giants Win from the New Orleans Eagles and Klothe Reds. - The Kansas City Royal Giants returned last Saturday morning from their great trip through Missouri, Illinois, Tennesse and Kentucky, playing several town in each, and they led all the way except at St. Louis, where they broke even. On the whole they won 11 out of 15, which is a number one record for any club that is traveling away from home and getting the worst of it on all close decisions. The boys are feeling fine and Jack Johnson has several new recruits, who seem to be showing class and are playing the game the way it is written, as Jack says."

Kansas City, MO
"Saturday, Sunday and Monday the Royals and the Klothe Reds played at Shelly Park. The Royals won Saturday by the score of 12 to 4."

July 10, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"On Sunday was the big day. The Reds pitched their southpaw and young Childs pitched for the Royals. This southpaw certainly was effective in the pinches and won out by the score: Reds 5, Royals 2."

July 11, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Monday the Reds were outclassed and the Royals won, 8 to 5. The Royal Giants have strengthened their team and are playing a very classy brand of ball. Any teams headed this way better write Jack Johnson, manager, 1005 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri."

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."

"C.H. Young, owner (of the Oklahoma City Monarchs), is well pleased with his strong aggregation since he has secured the services of Charles B. Foster, better known as Alabama Red, and also Bingo, the crack second baseman of the Kansas City, Kansas Giants, and also Johnson Hill, the lightning third baseman of the Waco Yellow Jackets. Hill is in a class to himself in this section of the country. He has no equal. Captain Donald says his infield is stronger now than ever. These men have made a great reputation with the fans of Oklahoma City."

"How to keep your club in harmony and get ball playing out of your men: It don't matter what position a man can play or how many positions he can play, never let him have his way. The Monarchs were in Kansas City, Kansas on the fourth of July, when one stone killed three men. Tullie McAdoo, first baseman; J. Norman, third baseman, and D. Williams, an outfielder, were given their unconditional releases without any warning whatsoever. They broke the rules of the club by playing the morning of the Fourth of July with Jack Johnson's Royal Giants of Kansas City, Missouri, and they intended to get back in Kansas City, Kansas in time to play a double-header with their own club. The game was delayed by waiting on them. They want to get back to the Monarchs now, but will never have success. - C.H. Young."