1910 Illinois Giants

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1910 Illinois Giants

1910 Illinois Giants

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

May 30?, 1910

Nokomis, IL
"Nokomis, Illinois - The Illinois Giants defeated the Mowequa, Illinois team in a contest which was full of life and hitting on both sides. Sublette pitched star ball for the Giants, fanning out fourteen men. Lee played a star game at third and led to hitting. Love, a lad formerly with the Columbia Giants, was in center for the whites' club and rapped out two slashing hits. Score: Illinois Giants 7, Mowequa 3. Attendance 1,000, Time 1:50."

June 4, 1910

St. Louis, MO
"The Illinois Giants, of which Dave Wyatt is manager, have been in St. Louis, Missouri."

St. Louis, MO
"Illinois Giants Win. - Special to the Freeman. - The last game between the Illinois Giants and the St. Louis Giants turned out in the form of a slugging bee, in which the Chicago boys led with a total of 32 bases. Johnson, Booker, Knight of the Chicagos hit for home runs. Johnson pitched star ball."

June 11, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Baseball Gossip in Chicago. - Billy Horn, of the Illinois Giants, has got his arm back, and is playing great ball these days. - Wyatt's Illinois Giants seem to have a shade the best of the Union Giants. They shut out the Elgins, 2 to 0. Johnson allowed only two hits."

June 18, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Wyatt and Spencer, of the Illinois Giants, are very happy over their team. Their boys are playing some fine ball."

Chicago, IL
"Artesians 6, Illinois Giants 3. - The Artesians walloped the Illinois Giants last Saturday at Artesian Park, 6 to 3. McGurn's men won the battle in the sixth round, when they clouted Jenkins for four hits, which scored four runs. Shelly pitched good ball for the Artesians and filled his position in fine style, while McMahon, Riley and Harrity hit well."

June 19, 1910

Chicago, IL
"Mr. Spencer and Mr. Dave Wyatt, or the Illinois Giants, have secured three good players. They are Reed and White, from Columbus, Ohio, and ONeal, from St. Louis. The Giants won their game on Sunday morning from the Crawfords, the score being 14 to 4, with Parker and Wallace, the batteries. Joseph Snowden, of the Illinois Giants, is doing some good work on the Chronicle for his and other teams."

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."