1910 Louisville Cubs

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1910 Louisville Cubs

1910 Louisville Cubs

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

April 16, 1910

Mobile, AL
"Louisville Baseball Notes. - Richard is himself again. Old man Booker showed the boys how first base should be played."

"The bugs think Martin is better at short than Pugh. Oh well, we'll see."

"Hick played his usual steady game at second."

"Jim Emory got the glad hand, and more than made good.

"Everybody was glad to see Wood in a cub suit. Wood took care of everything that came his way."

"Briscoe had it easy Sunday. All he did was to make a few hits and look wise.

"Collins certainly caught some ball Sunday. By the way, Collins seems to be quite a favorite with the gentler sex."

"Our old staunch friend, West Hoats - hats off to you, old boy, you did well."

"I like my steady, but oh you Watson. Keep at 'em son."

"Uncle Jesse had his eyes on you all Sunday."

"Brother Treble had on his Easter suit Sunday. Manager Stringer had to furnish him with three cushions."

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

Indianapolis, IN
"Where to Write Ball Clubs. - Their Names and Addresses of the Managers. - J.W. Reccius, 228 Market Street, Louisville, Kentucky."

April 29, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Louisville Cubs Outclass the Merritts. - Visitors Coul Not Hold a Candle to Kentuckians. - Louisville, Kentucky, April 29. - The Louisville Cubs easily defeated the Indianapolis Merritts by a score of 14 to 4 last Sunday. Pitcher Brown slipped some red-hot ones over the rubber with lightning precision, clearly outclassing the visitors from start to finish. There were about 500 people in attendance. Netter umpired the game."

"Louisville Baseball Notes. - Griffin played good ball at second, also batting in good form. Pitcher Brown certainly pitched a great game and deserved to win. Jesse Briscoe played his usual steady game in left field. Little Primm is a good man for young pitchers. His handling of the delivery of Brown Sunday was clever. Watson is still in the game. Keep at 'em old boy. That's right, Emory; play ball! Booker can play some first base, eh? Get a move on you, old fellow. You know who I mean. Manager Stringer never lets a chance go by when he can strengthen his team. He knows what the public wants and is trying to deliver the goods. Keep your eyes open, old fellow. Read the Freeman and keep up with the times. For sale at Spring Bank Park every Sunday, or at Butler's Cafe, 36th and Greenwood Avenue. The West Baden Sprudels will play at the Spring Bank Park tomorrow and Monday."

May 8, 1910

Louisville, KY
"West Baden Sprudels play at Spring Bank Park, Louisville, Kentucky."

May 9, 1910

Louisville, KY
"West Baden Sprudels play at Spring Bank Park, Louisville, Kentucky."

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."

May 21, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Cubs Trim New Yorkers. - Special to the Freeman. - Louisville, Kentucky. - In three desperately fought games the New York Black Sox went down to defeat at the hands of the Louisville Cubs. Features of the games were the fielding of Emory, Griffin, Briscoe, Martin and Handy, the pitching of Griffin and Martin and the backstop work of Little Prim."

"New York Black Sox 2, Louisville Cubs 4."

Second Game - "New York Black Sox 9, Louisville Cubs 5."

May 22, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Next Sunday, May 22, Black Sox of New York. Game called at 3:15."

Louisville, KY
"New York Black Sox 1, Louisville Cubs 3"

"Smith's home run was a peach. - Hope you will make good, Dallas. - Guess Haywood can't play first sack. - French Lick's Sunday game called at 3:15. - Watson is still playing ball to suit his friends. - Next Sunday the Plutos of French Lick, Indiana. Collin's catching and throwing was a feature of Sunday's game. - Prim's handling of Martin's delivery was the feature of Saturday's game. - Wallace said: 'We are all union players and don't like to work overtime.' - Handy is certainly some ball player and has already more than made good. - Little Griffin relieved West in the fifth inning and only one hit was registered against him. - No, West ain't gone and am not going this season. Old boy, you should have had a shut-out Monday. - Emory played big league ball and broke the game up in the eleventh with a slashing single to left center. - Martin's pitching of Saturday's game confirmed his friends' report. You are all right, Billy, only use your head."

May 28, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Haywood Rose also left to play with Louisville in the same series (St. Louis Giants vs Louisville Cubs)."

May 29, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Next Sunday the Plutos of French Lick, Indiana."

Louisville, KY
"Baseball at Louisville. - By Jesse Palmer. - The Cubs continued their winning yesterday. Stung by the defeat of Saturday, the Cubs, like a drowning man, grasped at the last straw and won out in a Garrison finish by a batting rally in the ninth. Alexander, who pitched for the Plutos, pitched great ball, but the Cubs found him in the ninth inning. Griffin was hit hard, but received good support, winning his game with a Texas Leaguer to right center with two men on bases."

"Notes. - Duffy four times up, four hits. Guess that's going some. - Little Griffin announced one of his Texas Leaguers and won his game Sunday. - It seems that Emery has recovered his batting eye. - By the way, Prim made a hit Sunday when it was most needed. - If some of you knockers would only stop to think about it, Martin is playing some short. - Get your eye on the ball, Wallace. George Wooridge says that if you want to win you must hit the ball. - Nat Rogers played first in great form Sunday. Out of four times up he got three hits and one base on balls. - If there is any doubt in your mind about Watson playing ball at third you should have been down Sunday. - Miller made a hit with the ladies."

June 2, 1910

West Baden, IN
"In the Field of Sport. - by Harld C. McGath. - West Baden Sprudels Win from Louisville Cubs. - The West Baden Sprudels beat the Louisville Cubs June 2 and 3 in two of the fastest games seen at West Baden Ball Park this season. The Cubs had their usual lineup the first day, with Martin in the box for the first five innings, and Prim as receiver. But Martin went up in the fifth and little Griffin attempted to take his place, but showed up a shade worse. Clark, who is fast showing the public that he is the best ball player that ever donned a Sprudel suit, went in for the Sprudels and had the Cubs at his mercy at all times, having struck out 14 men and kept the few hits received by the Cubs well scattered. Big Hank Wiley did the receiveing for the Sprudels and is fast coming back to himself. Wiley has been suffering from rheumatism for the past few months and at times thought he would have to give up playing, but he knocked the last bit of rheumatism out by putting the ball over the canvas in the sixth for a home run."

June 3, 1910

West Baden, IN
"The second game was a hard battle, with Ben Taylor in for the Sprudels and West for the Cubs. West was effective at times, but Taylor held the boys spellbound, only allowing four scattered hits. The feature of the second game was a beautiful catch by Brown, the Sprudels' center fielder, while Bingham easily led with the stick work."

June 17, 1910

French Lick, IN
"Louisville Cubs 1, Plutos 6."

June 18, 1910

French Lick, IN
"Louisville Cubs 1, Plutos 4."

June 19, 1910

French Lick, IN
"Louisvilee Cubs 3, Plutos 5.

"The Plutos Got 'Em. - The Louisville Cubs Go Down Before the Mineral Water Bunch. - Special to the Freeman. - French Lick, Indiana. - The Louisville Cubs received a good drubbing at the hands of the French Lick bunch."

June 23, 1910

Louisville, KY
"The Lelands... will play... Louisville, Kentucky, 23rd and 24th."

Sterling, IL
"Thursday of this week the Leland Giants will go to Sterling, Illinois for a two days' trip. They will return and play the Kansas City Giants on Next Sunday."

Louisville, KY
"The Leland Giants. - Clean the Louisville Cubs Two Fine Games, 7 to 3 and 10 to 4. - Special to the Freeman. - Louisville, Kentucky. The Leland Giants are robbers. They took everything in sight. Uncle Rube made a clean sweep of the series with the Cubs by winning both games. Our boys would have made a better showing if three of our men had not been on the sick list. - Martin, West, Emory and Woods being out of the game."

June 24, 1910

Louisville, KY
"The Lelands... will play... Louisville, Kentucky, 23rd and 24th."

Louisville, KY
"Notes. - The knockers from Center and Walnut realized their fondest dreams on June 23 and 24. Rube spread the salve on Nutter an inch thick just before he left. Sure Uncle Rube won both games. If he had lost - oh my! - That was the prettiest week-day crowd of Thursday. The fair sex was out in a goodly number. The Lelands are a good drawing card. - Wallace is really a great second baseman. His work compares favorably with any player in the country. - Watson is still playing big league ball on third and batting in good form. West pitched good ball and with proper support things would have been different. - Say, Rube, you got yours. - Home Run Johnson is quite a favorite with the crowd. His witty sayings, good playing and gentlemanly conduct won him many friends. That's all right, Grif. There'll come a time some day. It is up to the management of the Louisville Cubs if they want to sustain the past reputation of their club. Several good players have left the team; in fact, the Cubs are not the team of 1909. It is now up to the management to give the fans what they are willing to pay for, and that is a winning team."

June 25, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Baseball at Louisville. - Special to the Freeman. - First Game Nashville Standard Giants 3, Louisville Cubs 8."

June 26, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Sunday's game was a pitchers' battle, and Martin, of the Nashville team, gave as fine an exhibition of pitching as was ever seen in Louisville. - Second Game - Nashville Standard Giants 1, Louisville Cubs 2."

June 27, 1910

Louisville, KY
"The Louisville Cubs again defeated the Standard Giants of Nashville, Tennessee, in a listless game Monday, making three straight games for the Cubs. - Third Game - Nashville Standard Giants 11, Louisville Cubs 0."

July 3, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Baseball at Louisville. - By Jesse Palmer. - The West Badens and Louisville Cubs met for the third series of games at Spring Bank Park Sunday, July 3, the Cubs defeating Taylor's aggregation in one of the best played games of the season, despite the heavy hitting of the West Badens. It was really pitchers' battle, with honors about even. The feature of Sunday's game was the fielding of Emory, Rogers, Wallace and Watson for the Cubs and Taylor and Hueston did the best work for West Baden."

"Notes - Emory certainly played some first Sunday. Booker, the old reliable first sacker, came over and went to his old place at first. - Old Nat Rogers is fielding at short in great form. Get your eye on the ball, old fellow. - Captain Griffin was all smiles after Sunday's game, as the Cubs won from the West Badens in a Garrison finish. - Watson, the third sacker, is going at some rapid pace with his fielding and batting, as well. He is hitting at a fair clip at present. - The boys from West Baden can certainly play the game, and under the leadership of Captain Taylor the club that bests them must play some ball. - Benton should have won his game. Say boys, play ball. A hint to the wise is sufficient. We are still with you, Benton, old fellow. Better luck next time. - Haywood Rose, backstop king, was of the Johnnie Kling order. Not one man stole a base. Only one attempt was made and he got his. Let the good work go on. - Wallace's playing at second was nothing short of marvelous. Wallace is one of the fastest second sackers in the country. He is a consistent hitter and good on the bases. Hats off to you, Kiddo; you deserved to win. West had perfect control Sunday and that low ball broke nicely, in fact, it was really the best West had twirled this season."

July 4, 1910

Louisville, KY
"July 4 the best the Cubs could get was a ten-inning tie in a very loosely played game. Benton was on the slab for the Cubs and should have won his game. Not an earned run was made by either team. In the afternoon about 100 14th degree fans braved the rainy weather to hear the Johnson-Jeffries returns. In the fifth inning Captain Taylor played the baby act to perfection and called his men off the field. Captain Taylor doesn't do baseball any good by such conduct."

July 18, 1910

Louisville, KY
"Break Even In Double-Header. - The Pensacola Giants and Louisville Cubs broke even in a double header July 18. Good hitting and all good around playing were features of the games. First Game - Pensacola Giants 8, Louisville Cubs 1. Second Game - Pensacola Giants 7, Louisville Cubs 8."

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."