1920 Knoxville Giants

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Overview

The Negro Southern League of 1920 was formed in early March. During the months of April through September the Giants played a variety of NSL and non-NSL teams. For the Knoxville Giants the season started on Wed, April 28, 1920, against the Nashville White Sox, with a three game series in Nashville, which the Giants took, two games to one. The Giants's season ended on Sat, Sept. 11, 1920, in a three game series against the Atlanta Cubs (Black Crackers). The Giants dropped that series, losing two games and winning one.

From my research, the Knoxville Giants played at least 101 games, both NSL and side games. They won 72 of these (.713 winning percentage). They played 68 NSL games, with a 44-23 record (.662 winning percentage). The non-NSL games played numbered 33. The Giants had a 27-6 record (.818 winning percentage). These do not include the "Negro League World Series" played against Rube Foster's Chicago American Giants in late September and early October.

The number of games is not fully complete, as some newspaper reports are vague and research is ongoing.

Teams of the 1920 Negro Southern League

The teams in the league were:


1920 NSL cities map
1920 Negro Southern League cities map
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1920 Knoxville Giants Players

1920 Knoxville Giants - day by day

Date Opponent Location (City) Park KG score Opp score Kville
Result
NSL Game? Notes Score type Source 1 Source 2 Knoxville Pitcher(s) Knoxville Catcher(s)
Fri, April 23, 1920 Indianapolis ABCs Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
9
2
W
N
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, April 24, 1920
The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, April 24, 1920
Dickey
Sat, April 24, 1920 Indianapolis ABCs Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
2
13
L
N
DH score Chattanooga Daily Times
(Chattanooga, TN),
Sun, April 25, 1920
Sat, April 24, 1920 Indianapolis ABCs Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
T
T
N
DH score Chattanooga Daily Times
(Chattanooga, TN),
Sun, April 25, 1920
Sun, April 25, 1920
Mon, April 26, 1920 Indianapolis ABCs Chattanooga Andrews field
0
7
L
N
DH score Indiana Daily Times
(Indianapolis, IN),
Tue, April 27, 1920
Chattanooga Daily Times
(Chattanooga, TN),
Sun, April 25, 1920
Mon, April 26, 1920 Indianapolis ABCs Chattanooga
0
2
L
N
DH score Indiana Daily Times
(Indianapolis, IN),
Tue, April 27, 1920
Tue, April 27, 1920
Wed, April 28, 1920 Nashville White Sox Nashville
6
2
W
Y
NSL season starts line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, April 30, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Thu, April 29, 1920
Fri, April 30, 1920 Nashville White Sox Nashville
7
3
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, May 1, 1920
Force Grimes
Sat, May 1, 1920 Nashville White Sox Nashville
2
3
L
Y
score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Mon, May 3, 1920
Sun, May 2, 1920
Mon, May 3, 1920 Jacksonville Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
8
4
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, May 4, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Tue, May 4, 1920 Jacksonville Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
2
8
L
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, May 5, 1920
Force /
Smith
Grimes
Wed, May 5, 1920 Jacksonville Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
12
1
W
Y
score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Thu, May 6, 1920
The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Thu, May 6, 1920
Dickey
Thu, May 6, 1920 Atlanta Cubs Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
4
3
W
Y
11 inn. line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, May 7, 1920
The Atlanta Constitution
(Atlanta, GA),
Fri, May 7, 1920
Smith Sanders
Fri, May 7, 1920 Atlanta Cubs Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
11
1
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, May 8, 1920
Smith Sanders
Sat, May 8, 1920 Atlanta Cubs Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
0
1
L
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sun, May 9, 1920
Force Grimes
Sun, May 9, 1920
Mon, May 10, 1920 New Orleans Caulfield Ads Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
10
8
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, May 11, 1920
The New Orleans Item
(New Orleans, LA),
Tue, May 11, 1920
Smith Grimes
Tue, May 11, 1920 New Orleans Caulfield Ads Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
14
1
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, May 12, 1920
Dickey /
McGrue
Grimes
Wed, May 12, 1920 New Orleans Caulfield Ads Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, May 12, 1920
Thu, May 13, 1920 Montgomery or
Nashville
Knoxville The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, May 12, 1920
Fri, May 14, 1920 Montgomery or
Nashville
Knoxville The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, May 12, 1920
Sat, May 15, 1920 Montgomery or
Nashville
Knoxville The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, May 12, 1920
Atlanta Chattanooga
6
0
W
Y
DH – no firm date score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, May 18, 1920
Dickey
Atlanta Chattanooga
3
0
W
Y
DH – no firm date score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, May 18, 1920
Bun Moore
Sun, May 16, 1920
Mon, May 17, 1920
Tue, May 18, 1920
Wed, May 19, 1920
Thu, May 20, 1920
Fri, May 21, 1920 Pensacola Giants Pensacola Moro Castle
1
2
L
Y
box The Pensacola Journal
(Pensacola, FL),
Sat, May 22, 1920
Force Grimes
Sat, May 22, 1920 Pensacola Giants Pensacola Moro Castle
8
2
W
Y
box The Pensacola Journal
(Pensacola, FL),
Sun, May 23, 1920
Smith Grimes
Sun, May 23, 1920 Pensacola Giants Pensacola Moro Castle
4
1
W
Y
box The Pensacola Journal
(Pensacola, FL),
Mon, May 24, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Mon, May 24, 1920 Jacksonville Jacksonville
Tue, May 25, 1920 Jacksonville Jacksonville
5
3
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, May 26, 1920
Dickey
Wed, May 26, 1920 Jacksonville Jacksonville
Thu, May 27, 1920 Atlanta Cubs Atlanta
8
4
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, May 28, 1920
Dickey
Fri, May 28, 1920 Atlanta Cubs Atlanta
5
3
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, May 29, 1920
Force
Sat, May 29, 1920 Atlanta Cubs Atlanta
6
8
L
Y
score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sun, May 30, 1920
Bun Moore
Sun, May 30, 1920
Mon, May 31, 1920
Tue, June 1, 1920 12 inn. - date? line The Birmingham News
(Birmingham, AL),
Thu, June 3, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Wed, June 2, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
4
0
W
Y
score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Thu, June 3, 1920
Dickey
Thu, June 3, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Knoxville
Y
rain out The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, June 4, 1920
Fri, June 4, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
8
4
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, June 5, 1920
Force Grimes
Sat, June 5, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
4
0
W
Y
DH – 9 inn. line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sun, June 6, 1920
Maddox Grimes
Sat, June 5, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
2
0
W
Y
DH – 5 inn. line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sun, June 6, 1920
Moore Grimes
Sun, June 6, 1920
Mon, June 7, 1920 Asheville Asheville, NC
11
4
W
N
score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, June 8, 1920
Smith
Tue, June 8, 1920 Asheville Asheville, NC
8
1
W
N
DH score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, June 9, 1920
Tue, June 8, 1920 Asheville Asheville, NC
8
0
W
N
DH score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, June 9, 1920
Wed, June 9, 1920 Asheville Asheville, NC Oates park
4
2
W
N
alt score: 5-2 line The Asheville Citizen
(Asheville, NC),
Wed, June 9, 1920
The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Thu, June 10, 1920
Dickey
Thu, June 10, 1920 Nashville White Sox Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
1
0
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, June 11, 1920
Maddox Grimes
Fri, June 11, 1920 Nashville White Sox Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
8
4
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, June 12, 1920
Force Grimes
Sat, June 12, 1920 Nashville White Sox Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
Y
Sun, June 13, 1920 Barber College Memphis
5
4
W
N
12 inn. line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Mon, June 14, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Mon, June 14, 1920 Barber College Memphis
10
2
W
N
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, June 16, 1920
Maddox Grimes
Mon, June 14, 1920 Barber College Memphis
N
Tue, June 15, 1920 New Orleans Caulfield Ads Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
1
0
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, June 16, 1920
The Pensacola Journal
(Pensacola, FL),
Wed, June 16, 1920
Force White
Wed, June 16, 1920 New Orleans Caulfield Ads Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
11
1
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Thu, June 17, 1920
Moore White /
Grimes
Thu, June 17, 1920 Montgomery Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
5
3
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, June 18, 1920
The Montgomery Advertiser
(Montgomery, AL),
Sat, June 19, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Fri, June 18, 1920 Montgomery Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
2
5
L
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, June 19, 1920
The Montgomery Advertiser
(Montgomery, AL),
Sat, June 19, 1920
Maddox Grimes
Sat, June 19, 1920 Columbus Gallo Tailors Columbus, OH Neil Park
9
2
W
N
White team line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sun, June 20, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Sun, June 20, 1920
Mon, June 21, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Birmingham Rickwood Field
1
0
W
Y
Source 2 paper date is wrong box The Birmingham News
(Birmingham, AL),
Tue, June 22, 1920
The Birmingham Reporter
(Birmingham, AL),
Sat, June 19, 1920
Lorie Sims
Tue, June 22, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Birmingham Rickwood Field
5
4
W
Y
Source 2 paper date is wrong line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, June 23, 1920
The Birmingham Reporter (Birmingham, AL),
Sat, June 19, 1920
Force Grimes
Wed, June 23, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Birmingham Rickwood Field
4
0
W
Y
Source 2 paper date is wrong box The Birmingham News
(Birmingham, AL),
Thu, June 24, 1920
The Birmingham Reporter
(Birmingham, AL),
Sat, June 19, 1920
B. Moore Grimes
Thu, June 24, 1920 Bessemer Birmingham
7
6
W
N
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, June 25, 1920
Smith Grimes
Fri, June 25, 1920
Sat, June 26, 1920 Montgomery Montgomery South Side
7
8
L
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sun, June 27, 1920
Maddox Grimes
Sun, June 27, 1920 Montgomery Montgomery
2
1
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Mon, June 28, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Mon, June 28, 1920 Montgomery Montgomery South Side
Y
advertisement The Montgomery Times
(Montgomery, AL),
Mon, June 28, 1920
Tue, June 29, 1920 Montgomery Montgomery South Side
Y
advertisement The Montgomery Times
(Montgomery, AL),
Tue, June 29, 1920
Wed, June 30, 1920 Montgomery Knoxville
9
0
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Thu, July 1, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Thu, July 1, 1920 Montgomery Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
3
4
L
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, July 2, 1920
The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, July 2, 1920
Moore /
Force
Grimes
Fri, July 2, 1920 Montgomery Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
Sat, July 3, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Knoxville
0
8
L
line The Birmingham News
(Birmingham, AL),
Sun, July 4, 1920
Maddox Grimes
Sun, July 4, 1920
Mon, July 5, 1920 Birmingham Black Bears Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
3
2
W
Y
DH line The Birmingham News
(Birmingham, AL),
Tue, July 6, 1920
Moore Grimes
Mon, July 5, 1920 Birmingham Black Bears Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
2
5
L
Y
DH line The Birmingham News
(Birmingham, AL),
Tue, July 6, 1920
Steel Grimes
Tue, July 6, 1920 Birmingham Black Bears Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
4
3
W
Y
2nd source tells different story line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, July 7, 1920
The Birmingham News
(Birmingham, AL),
Wed, July 7, 1920
Force Grimes
Wed, July 7, 1920 Birmingham Black Bears Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
Thu, July 8, 1920
Fri, July 9, 1920 Columbus Francis Dry Cleaners Columbus, OH Neil Park
15
0
W
N
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, July 10, 1920
The Columbus Dispatch
(Columbus, OH),
Sat, July 10, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Sat, July 10, 1920 Buckeye Steel Castings Co. Columbus, OH Neil Park
3
0
W
N
score The Columbus Sunday Dispatch
(Columbus, OH),
Sun, July 11, 1920
Force
Sun, July 11, 1920 Columbus Grays Columbus, OH Columbus Driving Park KG left town
Mon, July 12, 1920 Winston-Salem Pond Giants Winston-Salem, NC Prince Albert Park
4
1
W
N
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, July 13, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Tue, July 13, 1920 Winston-Salem Pond Giants Winston-Salem, NC Prince Albert Park
1
0
W
N
score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, July 14, 1920
The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, July 14, 1920
Moore Grimes
Wed, July 14, 1920
Thu, July 15, 1920
Fri, July 16, 1920 Winston-Salem Pond Giants Winston-Salem, NC Prince Albert Park
5
2
W
N
score The Winston-Salem Journal
(Winston-Salem, NC)
Sat, July 17, 1920
Moore Grimes
Sat, July 17, 1920 Winston-Salem Pond Giants Winston-Salem, NC Prince Albert Park
9
4
W
N
score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Mon, July 19, 1920
Sun, July 18, 1920
Mon, July 19, 1920 Asheville, NC
Tue, July 20, 1920 Asheville Royal Giants Asheville, NC Oates park
5
3
W
N
Dickey wins 24 straight line The Asheville Citizen (Asheville, NC),
Wed, July 21, 1920
The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, July 21, 1920
Dickey Grimes
Wed, July 21, 1920 Asheville, NC
Thu, July 22, 1920 Pensacola Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
0
2
L
Y
score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, July 23, 1920
Harris Sanders
Fri, July 23, 1920 Pensacola Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
8
0
W
Y
Dickey gets 25th straight win score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, July 24, 1920
Dickey
Sat, July 24, 1920 Pensacola Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
5
1
W
Y
score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Mon, July 26, 1920
Force
Sun, July 25, 1920
Mon, July 26, 1920 Asheville Royal Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
4
1
W
N
score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, July 27, 1920
Asheville Citizen-Times
(Asheville, NC),
Tue, July 27, 1920
Maddox Grimes
Tue, July 27, 1920 Asheville Royal Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
2
0
W
N
score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, July 28, 1920
Harris Sanders
Wed, July 28, 1920 Asheville Royal Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
3
2
W
N
score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Thu, July 29, 1920
Force Anderson
Thu, July 29, 1920 Montgomery Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
3
5
L
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, July 30, 1920
Dickey Sanders
Fri, July 30, 1920 Montgomery Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
Sat, July 31, 1920
Sun, Aug. 1, 1920 Dixie Cuban All-Stars Chattanooga Andrews Field
5
1
W
N
DH – 9 inn. line Chattanooga Daily Times
(Chattanooga, TN),
Mon, Aug. 2, 1920
Force Sanders
Sun, Aug. 1, 1920 Dixie Cuban All-Stars Chattanooga Andrews Field
2
3
L
N
DH – 7 inn. line Chattanooga Daily Times
(Chattanooga, TN),
Mon, Aug. 2, 1920
Maddox Sanders
Mon, Aug. 2, 1920 Dixie Cuban All-Stars Chattanooga Andrews Field
4
1
W
N
line Chattanooga Daily Times
(Chattanooga, TN),
Tue, Aug. 3, 1920
Dickey Sanders
Tue, Aug. 3, 1920
Wed, Aug. 4, 1920
Thu, Aug. 5, 1920 Nashville White Sox Knoxville Booker Washington Park
2
1
W
Y
10 innings score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, Aug. 6, 1920
Harris Sanders
Fri, Aug. 6, 1920 Nashville White Sox Knoxville Booker Washington Park
3
4
L
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, Aug. 7, 1920
Mitchell Sanders
Sat, Aug. 7, 1920 Nashville White Sox Knoxville Booker Washington Park
3
6
L
Y
1st series loss score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sun, Aug. 8, 1920
Maddox
Sun, Aug. 8, 1920
Mon, Aug. 9, 1920 Winston-Salem Pond Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
2
3
L
N
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, Aug. 10, 1920
Tue, Aug. 10, 1920 Winston-Salem Pond Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
9
1
W
N
forfeit The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, Aug. 11, 1920
The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, Aug. 11, 1920
Dickey Smith
Wed, Aug. 11, 1920 Winston-Salem Pond Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
1
4
L
N
score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Thu, Aug. 12, 1920
Thu, Aug. 12, 1920
Fri, Aug. 13, 1920 Winston-Salem Pond Giants Winston-Salem, NC Prince Albert Park
7
2
W
N
score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, Aug. 14, 1920
Mitchell Smith
Sat, Aug. 14, 1920 Winston-Salem Pond Giants Winston-Salem, NC Prince Albert Park Game scheduled per news story The Winston-Salem Journal
(Winston-Salem, NC),
Thu, Aug. 12, 1920
Sun, Aug. 15, 1920 Montgomery Montgomery South Side park
1
2
L
Y
line The Montgomery Advertiser
(Montgomery, AL),
Mon, Aug. 16, 1920
Post Sanders
Mon, Aug. 16, 1920 Montgomery Montgomery
1
4
L
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, Aug. 17, 1920
Dickey Smith
Tue, Aug. 17, 1920
Wed, Aug. 18, 1920
Thu, Aug. 19, 1920 New Orleans Caulfield Ads New Orleans
1
1
T
Y
5 inning tie score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, Aug. 20, 1920
Moore Sanders
Fri, Aug. 20, 1920 New Orleans Caulfield Ads New Orleans
3
0
W
Y
DH line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, Aug. 21, 1920
Force Sanders
Fri, Aug. 20, 1920 New Orleans Caulfield Ads New Orleans
4
3
W
Y
DH line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, Aug. 21, 1920
Force Sanders
Sat, Aug. 21, 1920 New Orleans Caulfield Ads New Orleans
3
4
L
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sun, Aug. 22, 1920
Dickey Smith
Sun, Aug. 22, 1920 New Orleans Caulfield Ads New Orleans
6
1
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Mon, Aug. 23, 1920
Maddox Smith
Mon, Aug. 23, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Birmingham Rickwood Field
1
5
L
Y
box The Birmingham News
(Birmingham, AL),
Tue, Aug. 24, 1920
The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, Aug. 24, 1920
Moore /
Dickey
Smith
Tue, Aug. 24, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Birmingham Rickwood Field
5
6
Y
DH – 13 inn. box The Birmingham News
(Birmingham, AL),
Wed, Aug. 25, 1920
The Birmingham Reporter
(Birmingham, AL),
Sat, Aug. 28, 1920
Force Brown
Tue, Aug. 24, 1920 Birmingham Black Barons Birmingham Rickwood Field
3
0
W
Y
DH – 5 inn. box The Birmingham News
(Birmingham, AL),
Wed, Aug. 25, 1920
The Birmingham Reporter
(Birmingham, AL),
Sat, Aug. 28, 1920
Dickey Brown
Wed, Aug. 25, 1920 Atlanta Black Crackers Atlanta Ponce de Leon
1
8
L
Y
line The Atlanta Constitution
(Atlanta, GA),
Thu, Aug. 26, 1920
Dickey /
Maddox
Brown
Thu, Aug. 26, 1920 Atlanta Black Crackers Atlanta
3
2
W
Y
line The Atlanta Constitution
(Atlanta, GA),
Fri, Aug. 27, 1920
J. Moore Brown
Fri, Aug. 27, 1920 Atlanta Black Crackers Atlanta
Fri, Aug. 27, 1920 Atlanta Black Crackers Atlanta
Sat, Aug. 28, 1920
Sun, Aug. 29, 1920
Mon, Aug. 30, 1920 Montgomery Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
3
0
W
Y
score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, Aug. 31, 1920
Force
Tue, Aug. 31, 1920 Montgomery Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
W
L
W
Y
forfeit or tie The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, Sept. 1, 1920
Dickey
Wed, Sept. 1, 1920 Montgomery Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
3
0
W
Y
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Thu, Sept. 2, 1920
The Montgomery Advertiser
(Montgomery, AL),
Thu, Sept. 2, 1920
Dickey Smith
Thu, Sept. 2, 1920
Fri, Sept. 3, 1920
Sat, Sept. 4, 1920
Sun, Sept. 5, 1920
Mon, Sept. 6, 1920 Asheville Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
5
2
W
N
DH – 9 inn. line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, Sept. 7, 1920
Dickey Brown
Mon, Sept. 6, 1920 Asheville Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
11
0
W
N
DH – 9 inn. line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, Sept. 7, 1920
Bun Moore Brown
Tue, Sept. 7, 1920 Atlanta Cubs Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
1
4
L
Y
line The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, Sept. 8, 1920
Force Brown
Wed, Sept. 8, 1920 rain out The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, Sept. 10, 1920
Thu, Sept. 9, 1920 rain out The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, Sept. 10, 1920
Fri, Sept. 10, 1920 Atlanta Cubs Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
0
1
L
Y
DH score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, Sept. 11, 1920
Fri, Sept. 10, 1920 Atlanta Cubs Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
4
0
W
Y
DH score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, Sept. 11, 1920
Sat, Sept. 11, 1920 Atlanta Cubs Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
0
3
L
Y
NSL season ends score The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sun, Sept. 12, 1920
Starnes
Sun, Sept. 12, 1920
Mon, Sept. 13, 1920 Capt. Johnson’s All-Stars Norfolk, VA
7
2
W
N
score The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, Sept. 14, 1920
The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Tue, Sept. 14, 1920
Force /
Dickey
Smith
Tue, Sept. 14, 1920 Capt. Johnson’s All-Stars Norfolk, VA
7
4
W
N
line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Wed, Sept. 15, 1920
Force
Wed, Sept. 15, 1920
Tue, Sept. 21, 1920 Chicago Giants Birmingham
0
9
L
WS Game 1 -
forfeit by Knoxville
box The Birmingham Reporter
(Birmingham, AL),
Sat, Sept. 25, 1920
The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, Sept. 25, 1920
Dickey Cardenas
Wed, Sept. 22, 1920 Chicago Giants Birmingham Rickwood Field
3
5
L
WS Game 2 box The Birmingham Reporter
(Birmingham, AL),
Sat, Sept. 25, 1920
The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, Sept. 25, 1920
Tom Williams Cardenas
Thu, Sept. 23, 1920 Chicago Giants Birmingham
2
7
L
WS Game 3 line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Fri, Sept. 24, 1920
Force Sanders
Fri, Sept. 24, 1920 Chicago Giants Birmingham WS Game 4
Sat, Sept. 25, 1920 Chicago Giants New Orleans No evidence of game played
Sun, Sept. 26, 1920 Chicago Giants New Orleans No evidence of game played
Mon, Sept. 27, 1920
Tue, Sept. 28, 1920
Wed, Sept. 29, 1920
Thu, Sept. 30, 1920
Fri, Oct. 1, 1920 Chicago Giants Knoxville Booker T. Washington Park
1
9
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WS Game 5 line The Journal and Tribune
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, Oct. 2, 1920
The Knoxville Sentinel
(Knoxville, TN),
Sat, Oct. 2, 1920
Williams /
Force
Smith /
Sanders
Sat, Oct. 2, 1920 Chicago Giants Knoxville
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WS Game 6 line Chicago Defender
(Chicago, IL),
Sat, Oct. 2, 1920
Dickey Smith
Sun, Oct. 3, 1920 Chicago Giants Chattanooga Andrews planned DH -
No evidence of game played
The Sunday Times
(Chattanooga, TN),
Sun, Sept., 26, 1920
Sun, Oct. 3, 1920 Chicago Giants Chattanooga Andrews planned DH -
No evidence of game played
The Sunday Times
(Chattanooga, TN),
Sun, Sept., 26, 1920

NSL Standings in the newspapers

References / Resources

  • various newspapers at Chronicling America (Library of Congress)
  • various newspapers at GenealogyBank.com
  • various newspapers at Newspapers.com
  • Allen, Ronald R. Same Old Smokies: A brief history of baseball in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1865-1954, self published, 2008
  • Plott, William J. The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920-1951, McFarland, 2015
  • Notes compiled by Plott, Johnson, Lester, Ashwill

Credit

This page was assembled and presented by Mark D. Aubrey.

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