1910 Philadelphia Quaker Giants

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

1910 Philadelphia Quaker Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

May 14, 1910

Philadelphia, PA
"Sol White Popular Player. - Only Professional Negro Baseball Player a College Graduate. - Sol White, the dean of Negro baseball managers, is as happy as the days are long. The Old Master's happiness is due to the fact that he has a strong team in the Quaker Giants, and, above all, the team has secured a lease on the Camden League Park as its home grounds. Although there have been made several underhanded attempts to stop Captain White in his efforts to secure a good team and to book dates, yet he has succeeded in overcoming the opposition and now has not only a good team but many dates. Under the management of White, the Quaker Giants are recognized and will make a strong bid for the championship of the season. Recently the team has been playing against some of the strongest Negro teams and has been winning right along, and there has been a notable improvement in the work of the men. A party of well-to-do men of this city has guaranteed the club all of the financial backing that is necessary, and under the management of White, who organized and made champions of the Philadelphia Giants, the team is expected to give a good account of itself. Captain White enjoys the reputation of being the only professional Negro player who is a college graduate, having been educated at Wilberforce University, which is the oldest institution in America for the education of Negroes. Among the men who constitute the Quaker Giants' forcer are: Brown, left field; Hill, second base; Barber, third base; Carter, right field; Grant, shortstop; Shorts, catcher; Johnson, center field or pitcher; Hayman, pitcher; Govens, substitute; Jones, pitcher; and Swickett, pitcher. Among the members of the team are some of the fastest base runners among Negro players, while the batting average of most of the men will compare most favorably with that of any other team."

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."