1910 Dallas Black Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1910 Dallas Black Giants

1910 Dallas Black Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

April 8, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Texas Magnates Forfeit Money - Which Forms the State Colored League. - Special to the Freeman. - Dallas, Texas, April 8. - Texas baseball magnates met in Dallas and put up their forfeit money, which forms the Colored State League. Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas, Gainesville, and Oklahoma City were represented, and all seem well pleased. Each manager is now trying to secure his players. As the season calls for over 140 games, each team will have some hustling to do to please the fans. The Dallas manager has promised classy playing this season, and others must do the same."

April 15, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Dallas Makes Good Showing Against Lelands - Plays Two Tight Games in Texas City. - Dallas, Texas, April 15. - Major R. R. Jackson and his fifteen world beaters stopped here Wednesday and Thursday and played the Dallas Black Giants. Although the Lelands won, they had to do some hard playing and bring out their best assortment of ball to defeat Dallas. The fans of Dallas were all smiles at the creditable showing that the home team made, after only a few days practice. Manager Walker says that Dallas will be the best team in Texas this season. The scores were 5 to 2 in the first game, and 6 to 2 in the second. The attendance was good. The Lelands left here for New Orleans."

April 23, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Waco Team Faces a Defeat. - Dallas Giants Do Not Let Them Score. - Dallas, Texas, April 28. - Waco Baseball Club played the Dallas Black Giants last Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The the first game the Giants succeeded in defeating the Waco club by a score of 8 to 0. From start to finish the Giants played an extra good game."

April 24, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Waco at Dallas Black Giants."

April 25, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Waco at Dallas Black Giants."

April 27, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Fort Worth at Dallas."

April 28, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Fort Worth at Dallas."

April 30, 1910

Dallas, TX
"The Black Giants won three out of the four games with the Keystone boys and won one of a two-game series with Fort Worth at Dallas Thursday and Friday. The Giants left on a Southern tour Sunday, April 30, and it is expected that a good many games will be played before they return home again."

June 4, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Dallas, Texas. - Poor old Gainesville. McGarr Wonders are playing some classy ball. While Waco leads the dope sheet, Houston is on the toboggan. The Monarchs are here for the Black Giants to take their measure. Umpire Potts is pleasing. Big Hands is leading the team, with Rucker, Henderson and Cat as followers. Jones is coming at short. Lockett and Lampkin are doing the backstopping to suit the fans. Griffin is not hitting as of yore. Black London and Red Hoss are making other pitchers keep their batting eyes on them. It takes hitting and running to win, boys. Manager Walker is all smiles and he means business strictly when talking of his baseball team. All the knockers are on the down and out list since the Giants have beaten all comers since the league season opened. Dallas beat Houston two and tied one eighting inning game. Took four games from the Wonders and tied a thirteen-inning game 2 to 2. Pulled a curtain in their faces two days in succession."

Oklahoma City, OK
"Big Ball Playing. - Oklahoma Monarchs Besting Dallas Black Giants Right Along. - Special to the Freeman. - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 14. - The Monarchs opened here with the Dallas Black Giants, June 4. The score stood Dallas 4, Monarchs 0. Batteries for Dallas, London and Lampkins: for the Monarchs, Skinner and Robinson. Skinner showed to be in great form. Attendance, 1,500. Time, 1 hour and thirty-five minutes. Umpire, Potts."

June 5, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"On June 5 the Monarchs outplayed the Giants all the way. The score stood: Monarchs 1, Dallas 0. Batteries: for the Monarchs: B. Webb and Bolden; for the Giants, Black and Lampkins. Attendance, 1,500. Time, 1 hour and thirty-five minutes. Umpire, Potts."

June 6, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"The game on the 6th was postponed on account of rain."

June 7, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"There was a double-header on June 7. First game: Monarchs 5, Dallas 4, in ten innings. Batteries: For the Monarchs, Washington, Boone and Bolden. Time of the first game, 1 hour and thirty minutes. Umpire, Potts. In the second game of June 7 the score was: Monarchs 1, Dallas 0. Batteries for the Monarchs: B. Webb and Bolden. For Dallas, Red Horse and Lampkins. Attendance 2,000. Time, 1 hour and twenty minutes. Umpire, Potts. The Monarchs are now in great form, and are on top of the pennant race. They have played twenty games; won fifteen and lost five, giving them a percentage of .750. - George Donald."

June 11, 1910

San Antonio, TX
"Baseball Notes. - The Minneapolis baseball team is stationed at 236 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas, for the summer."

"Baseball Notes. - (The Minneapolis Keystones) will play Dallas team June 11"

Dallas, TX
"First game, Saturday: Keystones 5, Dallas 1; Jackson and Merida."

June 12, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Minneapolis Keystones vs Dallas June 12."

Dallas, TX
"Sunday, first game; Keystones 1, Dallas 3, Gatewood and Wills: second game: Keystones 3, Dallas 2, McNair and Merida."

June 13, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Minneapolis Keystones vs Dallas June 13."

Dallas, TX
"Monday, Keystones 3, Dallas 2, Jackson and Green."

June 14, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Minneapolis Keystones vs Dallas June 14."

Dallas, TX
"Tuesday, Keystones 3, Dallas 6. Gatewood and Wills."

June 26, 1910

San Antonio, TX
"On the 26th the Dallas, Texas Giants came to give the Bronchos a whipping, but they were defeated, 4 to 1. Attendance, 4,500."

July 2, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Official Standing, Texas Colored League.
Oklahoma - Played 22; won 17, lost 5. Per cent .772
Dallas - Played 25; won 15, lost 10. Per cent .600
Fort Worth - Played 22; won 11, lost 11. Per cent .500
San Antonio - Played 12; won 6, lost 6. Per cent .500
Waco - Played 17; won 7, lost 10. Per cent .412
Houston - Played 21; won 8, lost 13. Per cent .380"

July 16, 1910

Dallas, TX
"Dallas, Texas. - July 16, Dallas 3, Oklahoma 2 - Eleven Innings."

July 17, 1910

Dallas, TX
"July 17, double header. First game: Dallas 1, Oklahoma 0. - Second Game: Dallas 1, Oklahoma 1. Eleven Innings. Game called on account of darkness."

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."