1910 Stars of Cuba

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1910 Stars of Cuba

1910 Stars of Cuba

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

May 15?, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Close Game to Stars of Cuba. - The Stars of Cuba defeated the Artesians at Artesian Park by the score of 4 to 3 last Sunday, the visitors winning in the eighth inning, when two hits and two passes off Glendon came together. Hamilton started pitching, but strained a tendon in the second inning."

May 22, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Rube Foster's Day. - And the Leland Giants Win - Stars of Cuba the Victim. - By Cary B. Lewis. - Special to the Freeman. - Chicago, Illinois, May 23. - It was Rube Foster's day at Normal Park on last Sunday, when he defeated the Stars of Cuba by a score of 7 to 1. He was given magnificent support by the whole team, and it was clockwork on the part of the Giants. An enormous crowd was present, due to the fact that at this park was the star attraction of the day. It was a hard task to get tickets to the game, as there was such a great rush for seats. Mendez, the champion pitcher, played at third and Chacon at shortstop, and these two gamesters threw the game away. A fumble and three throws of an insane character told the tale. Those things gave the Giants the best of the game and the contest ended with a score of 7 to 1 in favor of Mr. Foster and his fast squad. It was undoubtedly the largest crowd that had been seen at the park for some time, as fans were lined up along each side of the fence, and this magnificent gathering went wild when Hill drove one over the fence, making a home run. Foster was in the best of spirits. He pitched with old time vigor and strength, striking out four men. Pereda of the Stars of Cuba sent five men to the bench. Most of the Cubans are young, there being four men to our knowledge that were members of the Cuban Stars last season. Valdez, left fielder, made a sensational steal in the fifth inning, but this did not help them, for the only time they scored was in the first inning. In the fourth inning the Giants crossed the home plate five times, and after that the heavens became cloudy, a sprinkle of rain, then a good shower, but the fans for the most part remained fully fifteen minutes and Umpire McWaters called the game to play ball and the other two innings were fast and snappy, but neither side scored."

May 29, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Tight Game to Stars of Cuba. - Islanders Down the Mutuals at Artesian Park Field by 3 to 2. - The Stars of Cuba took the Mutuals into camp Sunday at Artesian Park, trimming Lowery's men by a 3 to 2 score."

May 31, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Stars of Cuba 4; Mutuals, 0. - The Stars of Cuba defeated the Mutuals Decoration Day at Normal Park by a score of 4 to 0. Lowery's men were helpless against the magnificent pitching of Mendez, who let them down with one hit. Lange pitched a good game, but fielding errors behind him undid his good work."

June 11, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Stars of Cuba 5, Artesians 3. - The Stars of Cuba defeated the Artesians, last Saturday, at Artesian Park, by a score of 5 to 3. Lind twirled the last three innings for the Artesians."

June 18, 1910

Chcago, IL
"Cubans 4, Roselands 3. - The Stars of Cuba defeated the Roseland Ecplipses at Roseland, last Saturday, 4 to 3. The Cubans scored the winning run in the sixth inning on a hit, a sacrifice and a sacrifice fly."

June 19, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Leland Giants Win a Second Victory. - Defeat the Cuban Stars - Foster's Team Still 'the Candy.' - A large crowd was present on last Sunday at Artisian Park to witness the battle between the Leland Giants and the Stars of Cuba. It was another one of those up and down games, the the Lelands getting the best of it. Foster's team proved the best hitters, Mendez suffering from an attack of malaria, pitched only three innings and Perea was put in his place. Hill and Pryor carried off the honors with the stick, they making three base hits, while Lloyd, Johnson and Booker made double plays. Dougherty struck out seven men. This makes about forty games that the Leland Giants have played and only lost one game. Secretary Beauregard Mosely stated to the Freeman correspondent that he has $500 for any team in the country that can beat the Leland Giants four games out of seven, the purse to go to a benevolent institution."

June 26, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Mendez, the famous Cuban pitcher, won his game from the Artesians on last Sunday. They also won from the Dixon Browns the same day."

July 3, 1910

Chicago, IL?
"July 3rd (Leland Giants vs) Stars of Cuba."

Chicago, IL
"Lelands Fall in Second Defeat. - The Leland Giants met their second defeat of the season at Normal Park last Sunday, when the Stars of Cuba beat them by the score of 15 to 7."

July 10?, 1910

Chicago Heights, IL
"Stars of Cuba in Frolic. - Stars of Cuba defeated the Chicago Heights team by the one-sided score of 13 to 1 at Chicago Heights. Chacon's hitting was the feature of the game."

July 11, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Stars of Cuba Win in Ninth. - Down Cuban Stars in First Game of Series by 6 to 3. - A sensational finishing ninth inning won the Stars of Cuba the first game of the series with the Cuban Stars at Red Sox Park Monday by the score of 6 to 3, a cannonade of four doubles and a home run by Hidalgo, with a single and a base on balls, netting the apparently beaten park owners' team six tallies in the last session. Up to the violent attack of the McAllister bunch Luis Gonzales had the Stars eating out of his hand, only twenty six men facing him in the first eighth innings."

July 12, 1910

Chicago, IL
"The same clubs battled Tuesday at Callahan's Logan Square Park, Munoz pitching for the Stars, while Mederos will be worked by the Cubans."

July 16, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Stars of Cuba in Triple Play. - Island Tossers Stage Feature, Beating All-Chicagos, 5 to 3. - The first triple play of the season among the semi-pros was engineered Saturday, when the Stars of Cuba were put out three in a row in the fifth inning of their game with the All-Chicagos at Rogers Park. The Cubans won by the score of 5 to 3. The play came up after Cabanas had reached first on an error by Leo Murphy. Govantes advanced him to second on a wallop that was fielded to second, making both men safe. Hidalgo filled the bases with a short single, and then Vulla lifted a fly back of first that was held and fired home for the second out. The catcher then winged it to third and caught Hidalgo between second and third and the team ran him down. The Cubans got their first two runs on a misjudged fly to the outfield in the first inning that went for a double."

July 17, 1910

Joliet, IL
"Shamrocks Fall in Defeat. - The Stars of Cuba defeated the Shamrocks by the score of 7 to 3 at Dellwood Park, Joliet, Sunday, at the annual picnic of the employees of Siegel, Cooper and Co."

July 18, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Stars Take First Game. - Cubans Pile Up Early Lead and Defeat Sprudels, 8 to 1. - The Stars of Cuba won the first game of their series with the West Baden Sprudels Monday, at Gunther Park, by the score of 8 to 1. Williams pitching in the first two innings giving the islanders too much of a lead for the Sprudels to overcome."

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."

Hamilton, OH
"Cuban All Stars. - Defeated the Krebs at Hamilton, Ohio. - The Cuban All-Stars defeated the Kerbs at the East sandlot grounds July 23, by a score of 4 to 2. The game was a novelty in a number of features, and was as entertaining as it was unique. The Cubans were the real thing when it came to handling the ball. They were very dark colored with but one or two exceptions, who were of but a slightly lighter shade, and with their quaint Spanish jargon and chattering on the coaching lines and in the field they were fully as amusing as the play was superior. Barring a few exceptions the Kerbs' play was also excellent."

July 24, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Leland Giants Baseball Park - 69th and Halsted Streets, Chicago, Illinois - Stars of Cuba, Sunday 24th, at Home."

Chicago, IL
"News of the Sporting World - In the City of Chicago. - By Cary B. Lewis. - Special to the Freeman. - Chicago, Illinois, July 26. - The most interesting game that has been seen here this summer was played last Sunday at Normal Park between the Leland Giants and the Stars of Cuba. It was a great day for baseball in the City of Chicago. Home Run Johnson won the game in the eighth inning, and S.H. Dudley, the great comedian, and his band did much to enliven things during the game. There was present the largest crowd that has been at the park this season, and everyone came away shouting, Hurrah for the Leland Giants. Phenominal baseball playing, science of the game, hitting in and out fielding, classy baseball was all brought into play at this game. The Stars of Cuba started off like demons and succeeded in bringing in four scores. Three other innings were played and not a score was scheduled. In the sixth inning the Leland Giants were able to bring in three scores. Home Run Johnson, after saving the game in the eighth inning by a wonderful one-handed stab, came back in the ninth and walloped the ball over left fence, scoring Duncan and Hill, and winning a hard-fought battle from the Stars of Cuba by the score of 5 to 4. Wickware struck out four men, and Parera four. Johnson made two 2-base hits, and Hill one."

July 30, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Padron, the Cuban pitcher, who has been playing with the Kankakees, is now with the Stars of Cuba. - With Mendez, Parrea, Manez and Padron, the Stars of Cuba have the best staff of artists seen here for some time. - Chacon, the Star of Cuba shortstop, is playing the game of his life these days. - Hidalgo, the big Cuban Center Fielder of the Stars of Cuba, can sure hit the horse hide. - During the series between the Stars of Cuba and the Leland Giants, Foster says he is going to win the whole of the series. Some warm games are expected, as the Stars of Cuba can go some in this weather."

"Gunthers Beat Cubans, 2 to 1. - Rugar Keeps Islanders' Hits Scattered in Tight Contest - North Siders Clinch Game in Eighth. - The Gunthers defeated the Stars of Cuba 2 to 1, at Gunther park, Saturday, the Cubans presenting Niesen's men with the first run on errors by Chacon and Munoz, and the Gunthers hitting out a victory in the eighth on singles by Reitz, Lynch and Andrews. Two doubles in the second inning allowed the Stars to tie the score temporarily. A catch by Andrews against the fence and Rugar's pitching were features of the game."

Chicago, IL
"Padron, the former Cuban Star player, has got two home runs, besides playing a star game since joining Eddie Hahn's Red Sox, of the Chicago League."