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Avoca Journal Herald Article about John Donaldson The article reads:

    The Colored House of David ball team will play in Avoca Friday afternoon with Crann's Blue Birds. The game will be played at 3 o'clock. It will be worth the price of admission to see this colored team play as every man on the team is a professional ball player. Captain Crann will put his strongest team in the field.
The article reads:

    Avoca, Ia. May 25--(Special)--When Irwin Jacobsen, centerfielder for the Avoca Bluebirds, fell yesterday afternoon and broke his ankle while attempting to catch a long hit, the Cubans, colored House of David team from Cuba, brought in two runs which cost Avoca the game. Jacobsen stepped into a hole while attempting to make the catch and broke his ankle.
    The accident happened in the ninth inning, when the score was 7 to 5 in favor of the Avocans. The two runs gained through Jacobsen's fall tied the score, forcing the game into a tenth inning, in which the Cubans outclassed the locals to finish the game on the long end of the 12 to 7 tally.
    Tomorrow Macedonia plays here.
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Avoca Journal Herald Article about John Donaldson The article reads:

    The colored ball team known as the House of David won an interesting game against the Avoca boys Friday by a score of 12 to 7. In the ninth inning the score was 7 to 5 in favor of Avoca when a fly was hit to the field and in fielding the ball the fielder stepped into a low place, falling and breaking his leg just above the ankle. When the smoke cleared away the game was 7 to 7. It took ten innings to settle the game and the House of David ran in five runs in their half of the tenth. Too bad!