1910 Oklahoma Monarchs

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1910 Oklahoma Monarchs

1910 Oklahoma Monarchs

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

March 25, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"Kansas City Kansas Giants at Oklahoma City."

March 26, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"Kansas City Kansas Giants at Oklahoma City."

March 27, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"Kansas City Kansas Giants at Oklahoma City."

March 28, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"Kansas City, Missouri Cyclones at Oklahoma City."

March 29, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"Kansas City, Missouri Cyclones at Oklahoma City."

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 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."

Oklahoma City, OK
"Oklahoma Monarchs May Win Out - Have Championship Timber in Lineup. - Special to the Freeman: - Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, April 10. - The Oklahoma Monarch Baseball Club arrived here March 25 and played from the day of their arrival to April 7, winning three straight games from the Kansas City Giants, and also palyed a series of games with the Kansas City Missouri Cyclones, winning one and losing one. We are now booked with Jack Johnson's Kansas City Royal Giants, and will start a series Friday. After these games we return home to open on Aril 17, 18, and 19 with the Kansas City, Kansas Giants, and on April 25, 26, and 27, we cross bats with Rube Foster's World's Colored Champions. After such a schedule has been played the management thinks the Monarchs will be in the pink of condition to win the pennant in the Texas League. We open May 7 at Gainesville, Texas, with San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Houston to follow. Manager George Donald is well satisfied that the flag will wave over the Indian City. He has such men on his pitching staff as Harry Washington, who gained the name of the spitball artist while making a great reputation on the Kansas City, Kansas Giants' team last year; Andrew Skinner, one of the greatest young southpaws known, who made a great record by shutting out the Central Stars in Chicago August 10, 1909. Outside of Foster, he is the only pitcher who ever shut out the Cubans. Baby Webb, the pride of Texas, who starred with the unridden Bronchos last season and also made a hit with the fans along the coast in the winter league, this past season, and is now in splendid form from its effedts, is also on the staff. Robert Boone, one of the World's greatest southpaws, is in championship condition. Also Stercus, a colt fresh from Fish University, has been added to this clever lineup of champions. Mr. George Donald, notwithstanding the fact that he has the greatest ball tossers that ever steppe opon a diamond in Dixie, is also expecting Todd Allen of the A.B.C.s, and James Hubbard, who lead the whole Texas League in the batting last season. The outlook is that the Monarchs are going to give the other clubs of the Texas League a close run for their money in winning the pennant, as Manager Donald has secured one of the strongest lineups in the league this season. His selection is a clever one, as about every man in it is a star player and bids fair to make good in no small way. The officers of the Oklahoma Monarch Baseball Club are: E.R. Williams, president; C.H. Young, general manger; G.O. Smith, secretary; George Donald, Captain and Manager, and Alphonso Hall, treasurer. They can be reached by addressing your letters to Number 11 West California Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma."

April 12, 1910

Kansas City, MO
"Monarchs Return to Their Home Town - Will Play the Royal Giants on Their Return. - Kansas City, Missouri, April 12. - We will leave here tonight for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where we play three games, two with the Kansas City, Missouri Royal Giants. We have an excellent manager, who is well experienced in baseball affairs, and he also plays a good game at short. We have a first-class infield, and it is as follows: McAdoo, first base; J. Webb, second base; George Donald, shortstop; J. Norman, third base; Otto Bolden, catcher; Bennett, right field; Williams, left field; Boone, center field; and the famous Rube Washington, pitcher. We also carry three utility men, namely: Babe Webb, James Hubbard, and Robert Robinson. George Donald, our captain and manager, made quite a hit on the coast by his clever generalship, and also his work around the short field. He distinguished hiself as a real baseball player and manager for the Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia, and captain of the famous Birmingham Giants, and he also was responsible for the Black Buckingham Bronchos of San Antonio, Texas, winning the pennant in the Texas League. We expect to tour the country after the close of the season, and also be in the big tournament in Chicago with the following teams: Cuban Stars, Leland Giants, Philadelphia Giants, Royal Giants of Brooklyn, New York, Leland's Chicago Giants, and Kansas City, Missouri Royal Giants."

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: - The Oklahoma Monarchs Baseball Club - C.H. Young, 11 West California Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma."

April 25, 1910

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"Monarchs Lose Both Games with Chicago. - Special to the Freeman. - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 25. - The Chicago Leland Giants defeated the Oklahoma City Monarchs Monday, April 25, by a score of 3 to 1. The Monarchs played a better game than they did Sunday. They also hit Daugherty, but still they were not able to win the game. Batteries - For the Leland Giants: Daugherty and Petway; for the Monarchs: Webb and Bolden."

April 26, 1910

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"Chicago Giants Take One From Monarchs. - Monarchs Win from the Oklahoma Indians. - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 26. - On Tuesday, April 26, the Chicago Leland Giants defeated the Oklahoma City Monarchs in the last game of the series by a score of 6 to 1. Batteries for the Chicago Leland Giants: Foster and Petway; for the Monarchs: Skinner and Bolden."

April 27, 1910

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"All of the Chicago Leland Gaints were out to witness both games between the Oklahoma Indians and Oklahoma City Monarchs."

"In the first game of the series with the Oklahoma Indians, the white outlaw team, on April 27, the Oklahoma City Monarchs defeated them by a score of 8 to 0. Battery for the Monarchs: Washington and Bolden; Indians: Red Brothers."

April 28, 1910

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"All of the Chicago Leland Giants were out to witness both games between the Oklahoma Indians and Oklahoma City Monarchs."

Oklahoma City, OK
"Oklahoma Again Beat Indians. - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 28. - The Oklahoma City Monarchs defeated the Oklahoma Indians, the white Outlaw team, on Thursday, April 28, by a score of 32 to 5. The Oklahoma Indians could not make it even interesting for the Monarchs. All of the Chicago Leland Giants were out to witness both games between the Indians and Monarchs. Batteries: Monarchs, Stevens and Robinson; Indians, Wattop and Squall. - Captain George Donald."

April 29, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"Chicago Outlaws Play Monarchs Today - Will Play Fort Worth on May 7. - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 28. - The Chicago Outlaws will play the Monarchs here Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, and then the Monarchs will be at leasure until they start for Texas. They open at Ft. Worth, Texas, May 2."

April 30, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"Chicago Outlaws at Oklahoma City Monarchs, April 30."

May 7, 1910

Fort Worth, TX
"Oklahoma Monarch Team at Fort Worth, Texas. - The Monarchs played their opening game at Fort Worth, May 7, with a score of 5 to 2."

May 8, 1910

Fort Worth, TX
"The Sunday game was withdrawn. At eleven innings the score was 0 to 0. The cause of the withdrawal was a bad decision at second. Captain Donald called the men off the field and protested the game and it was thrown out."

May 9, 1910

Fort Worth, TX
"Monday's game was lost, Score 4 to 1."

May 21, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"Oklahoma, Four Swift Games. - The Monarchs returned home on the 21st, opening the season here with Houston. Before the game was called both clubs paraded the streets in tallyhoos and other vehicles. The game was 5 for the Monarchs to 0 for Houston. Batteries - Monarchs: Baby Webb and Bolden; for Houston: McNear and Wills. Attendance 1,500. Umpire Gharton - Time 1:00."

May 22, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"The Monarchs - Oklahoma's Greatest Ball Team. - We desire to hear from first class teams at all times. Our park seats 3,000. Oklahoma City is the largest city in the state, and has a population of 70,000 with 12,000 colored people. Address all communications to C.H. Young 11 W. California Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma."

Oklahoma City, OK
"On May 22 the Monarchs took the second game from Houston by a score of 9 to 1. Skinner for the Monarchs was in great form and let them down easy with three hits. Batteries - For Houston: Davis, Grant and Wills; for Monarchs: Skinner and Bolden."

May 23, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"May 23 the third game was taken from the Houstonites by a score of 8 to 0. Washington was in great form and let them down with one hit. Batteries - For Houston: Sems, Milton and Wills; for Monarchs: Washington and Robinson."

May 24, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"May 24 the fourth game resulted: Houston 6, Oklahoma 4. Batteries - For Houston: Davis and Wills; for Oklahoma: Hubbard and Bolden, B. Webb and Robinson. Umpire - Gharton."

June 4, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"The Oklahoma Baseball Club. - We closed the series with the Gainesville Tigers by winning them all hands down and also won a double-header. The score for the first game, 8 to 1. Batteries - Washington and Bolden for the Monarchs; for the Tigers, Eph and Hardgrove. The second game, 7 to 0. Batteries Webb and Bolden, Monarchs; Tigers, Williams and Hardgrove. We have won five out of seven on the road, which puts the Monarchs in second place. Mr. Sporting Editor, we send love to C.J. Taylor, manager of the West Baden Sprudels, as I think he is one of the greatest managers in the business, and myself and the boys also send their best regards to all of the boys of the Leland Giants and also to Frank Leland's Chicago giants; also let them know that we have almost clinched the pennant. P.S. - Sporting Editor, I think you are one of the greatest men of our race on sporting dope and I also appreciate the way that you have treated me very much; also hope you will continue. I remain yours, George Donald."

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

Oklahoma City, OK
"The Oklahoma Monarchs. - Monarchs of All They Survey. - Special to the Freeman. - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. - June 11. - The Monarchs opened here Saturday, June 11, with the Waco Club. Monarchs 2, Waco ?."

June 12, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"June 12. - Monarchs 3, Wacos 2 (11 innings).

June 13?, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"The Monarchs are leading the Texas Colored League. - The Monarchs took a double-header from the Waco Yello Jackets with ease. First game, Monarchs 10, Waco 2. Second game - The Waco Yellow Jackets worked hard, but were not able to get a game out of the four we played. Monarchs 6, Waco 4. The feature of the game was Skinner's great work in both games."

July 2, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"Oklahoma City Monarchs. - Going East for Big Games. - Sporting Editor: From the class of baseball that has been played in the colored Texas League, the Oklahoma City Monarchs seem to be out of their class. The colored Texas League has now broken up. Since the dissolution of the league the Monarchs have strengthened and are now looking forward. They will take a tour through the East in a few weeks. They would like to hear from any and all of the managers in that part of the country. Mr. C.H. Young, the manager and owner, also Captain George Donald think the Monarchs since they have strengthened are too strong for the Southern clubs. The fans in this section only come out to see the Monarchs work. It is a saying throughout the league circuit that the Monarchs were in a class to themselves. All of the games seem to be one sided. -Monarchs."

"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 4, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Kansas City Giants Go Down. - A large crowd gathered at Riverside Park to see the Kansas City, Kansas Giants go down. They were defeated by the Oklahoma Monarchs by a score of 5 to 0. Shinn Norman of the Chicago Giants is now pitching for the Kansas City Giants. He was hit hard by the Oklahoma City Monarchs. Baby Webb for the Monarchs took it easy and let the Giants down with only two hits. Batteries for the Kansas City Giants were Shinn Norman and Tenny. For the Monarchs Baby Webb and Bolden. The first game of the double-header on July 4 was won by the Kansas City Giants by a score of 4 to 0. Batteries for the Giants were Bill Lindsey and Tenny. For the Monarchs Skinner and Bolden. The Monarchs won the last game of the double-header by a score of 5 to 0. The game was full of sensational plays all the way through. Boone was in great form and held the Giants to only three hits. A large crowd witnessed the games. Batteries for the Giants: Dorsey and Tenny. For the Monarchs Boone and Bolden. The Oklahoma Monarchs will play some of the best clubs in the country soon."

July 9, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"Hard-Fought Games. - Special to the Freeman. - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. - By a score of 3 to 0 the Oklahoma City Monarchs defeated the Ft. Worth Wonders, July 9. The Monarchs are playing errorless games. - Batteries for the Wonders: Shanks and Loften; for the Monarchs Boone and Bolden. Attendance 1,500. Umpire Pearson. Time 1:20."

July 10, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"July 10. - The Wonders succeeded in defeating the Monarchs by a score of 5 to 0. The Wonders outhit and outplayed the Monarchs all the way. The Wonders allowed only one man to reach third base. The feature of the game was the Wonders' hitting. Baby Webb was hit for 17 bingles, while Black Frank was hit for only 4. Batteries for the Wonders: Black Frank and Loften; for the Monarchs: Baby Webb and Bolden. Attendance, 3,000. Time 1:30. Umpire - Pearson."

Oklahoma City, OK?
"Black Pank Too Much for Locals - Fort Worth Defeats Oklahoma City in Colored Texas League Game. - Black Pank, best colored pitcher of the state of Texas, was too much for the Oklahoma City Monarchs who were defeated in the second game of the Fort Worth series, Sunday, 5 to 0. Pank allowed but two hits and did not walk a man and the locals never had a chance to score. Baby Webb, premier pitcher of the Oklahoma City team, was hit freely, especially in the closing innings, two three base hits being registered. Webb did not pitch up to his usual standard and showed a tendency to sulk during the early part of the game. The work of Douglass, captain and first sacker of the visitors, was the best feature of the contest, the Fort Worth man making several phenomenal catches and stops. The crowd seemed to contain as many Fort Worth as Oklahoma City rooters and while the game proved less interesting than the usual colored Texas League battles, considerable spirit was shown by the fans. The closing game of the series will be played Monday afternoon."

July 11, 1910

Oklahoma City, OK
"July 11. - This was a pitchers' battle up until the last half of the sixth inning, when Boone opened up with a single, Hubbard walked and Bennett broke the game up with a three-base hit, scoring Boone and Hubbard. Foster made a squeeze play with Bennett and took the Wonders off their feet. Boone did great work at bat and also on the slab and defeated the Wonders by a score of 6 to 0. Batteries for the Wonders: Liggins and Carl; for the Monarchs: Boone and Bolden. Attendance, 2,000. Time 1:30 Umpire - Pearson."

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."

"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."