John Wesley Donaldson
Newspaper Clippings about Southpaw Pitcher John Donaldson
1932 John Donaldson Games
Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.
May 8, 1932
Kansas City, KS
"DONALDSON BEAT the crack Sneider Jewelers, a powerful semi-pro aggregation, at the Rock Island park in Kansas City last Sunday by a 6 to 4 score. Donaldson hurled the entire game which went 11 innings. So it is evident the veteran chucker is able to slip 'em by the hitters yet."
May 22, 1932
"DONALDSON'S ALL-STARS opened their season at Hand's Park yesterday afternoon with an 8 to 1 victory over the Corwith Nighthawks in a game that featured some nifty fielding plays, some terrific hitting by the All-Stars and a masterly bit of hurling by the famous John Donaldson. John hurled the nine frames and was never in danger, after the second inning when 'Gabby' Street, Corwith shortstop, doubled with one down. The big portsider let the fans realize he was still a master performer on the mound by whiffing Bias and Haley for the second and third outs, and both of these boys can club that agate. The visitors scored their lone tally in the seventh, and it was a gift - that's all, for with two out and two on - third and second, respectively, Barnes rapped a bounder down third base way. Cunningham fielded the ball, but no one was covering the sack and Bias scored on the play. Donaldson then struck out Shipman to retire the side. The Corwith crew collected five blows, including the scratch in the seventh, and John sat eleven of them down via the strike out route. A fair sized crowd watched the clubs battle in the first ball game seen on Hand's Park diamond in a long while."
May 29, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 2, Red Sox 10. John Donaldson, Center Field."
May 30, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 1, Red Sox 3. John Donaldson, Pitcher."
June 1, 1932
Twin Valley, MN
"Donaldson's All Stars 3, Red Sox 1."
June 6, 1932
Sioux City, IA
"Donaldson's All Stars 4, Sioux City Stock Yards 5. John Donaldson, Left Field and Pitcher. Struck out by Gabo 8, by Allen 3, by Donaldson 2."
June 7, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 2, Sioux City Stock Yards 7. Batteries Elston and Wilson; Donaldson, Allen and Gray."
June 10, 1932
"All Stars 5, Sioux Falls Canaries 12. John Donaldson, Left Field."
June 12, 1932
"THE ST. CLOUD RAMBLERS, or what have you, were downed by a 4 to 1 count at Hand's park yesterday afternoon in a thrilling diamond battle. With a side wager of fifty simoleons at stake, the veteran John Donaldson went on the firing line for his All Stars and gave the Ramblers but five safe blows during the setto. John had the visitors blanked until two were out in the eighth frame. A double and a single to left; coupled with Hurley McNair's high peg to the plate gave the Ramblers their only count."
June 14, 1932
Round Lake, MN
"Sioux City Stock Yards 0, Donaldson's All Stars 1."
June 16, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 2, Sioux Falls Canaries 1. John Donaldson, Pitcher. Struck out by Donaldson 1, by Jones 2, Beckwith 3."
June 18, 1932
"Travelers 6, All Stars 5."
June 26, 1932
Sioux City, IA
"First Game, Donaldson's All Stars 9, Sioux City Stock Yards 6. John Donaldson, Pitcher.
Second Game, Donaldson's All Stars 5, Sioux City Stock Yards 13. John Donaldson, Right Field and Center Field."
June 29, 1932
Mason City, IA
"Donaldson's All Stars 4, Mason City 1. John Donaldson, Pitcher and Center Field. Jones relieved Donaldson in the third and Donaldson went to center field."
July 4, 1932
"The Donaldsons drubbed the Carter Lakes, 8 to 1, at Fairmont on the Fourth of July."
July 10, 1932
Sioux City, IA
"First Game, Donaldson All Stars 4, Canaries 1.
Second Game, Donaldson All Stars 5, Canaries 3. John Donaldson, Pitcher."
July 11, 1932
"Donaldson All Stars 7, Red Sox 2."
July 13, 1932
"First Game, Cubans 3, Donaldson's All Stars 2.
Second Game, Donaldson's All Stars 12, Cubans 15. John Donaldson, Center Field."
July 14, 1932
"Donaldson All Stars 5, Cubans 3."
July 17, 1932
"Donaldson All Stars 9, Hampton Pirates 8. Batteries, Hampton: Hopkins, Webb and Wyant; All Stars: Barker, Starks, Donaldson and Foreman."
July 18, 1932
Dakota City, NE
"Donaldson's All Stars 5, All Stars 5. Batteries: Jones, Donaldson and Foreman; Kuehl, Sloan and Smith."
July 20, 1932
Webster City, IA
"Seals 1, Donaldson's All Stars 2. John Donaldson, Center Field."
July 21, 1932
Eagle Grove, IA
"Seals 6, Donaldson's All Stars 8. John Donaldson, Center Field."
August 4, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 3, Holdrege 1. John Donaldson, Center Field."
August 7, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 15, Holdrege 9. John Donaldson, Pitcher. Struck out by Donaldson 7, by Ibsen 4."
August 10, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 4, Nebraska All Stars 3. John Donaldson, Center Field."
August 16, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 2, Nebraska All Stars 4. John Donaldson, Center Field."
August 17, 1932
"Donaldson All Stars 5, Mason City 4. Batteries: Mason City - Griffin and Carpenter; All Stars - Donaldson, Jones, Freemont and Foreman."
August 18, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 2, Canaries 7. John Donaldson, Center Field."
August 21, 1932
"John's athletes dropped 4 to 2 tilt to the Sioux City Stockyards club, and it was their first setback since leaving the Hands park rendezvous some four or five weeks ago."
August 23, 1932
"Pirates 18, All Stars 3."
August 28, 1932
Mason City, IA
"All Stars 7, Rats 4. John Donaldson, Pitcher. Struck out by Donaldson 6, by Griffin 7."
August 31, 1932
"Yards 6, Donaldson's All Stars 5."
September 1, 1932
Council Bluffs, IA
"Stock Yards 10, Donaldson's All Stars 3. John Donaldson, Center Field."
September 2, 1932
"Stockyards 17, Donaldson All Stars 9. John Donaldson, Pitcher. Struck out by Bertrand 2, by McDonald 2, by Donaldson 5."
September 5, 1932
Sioux City, IA
"Donaldson's All Stars 8, Canaries 7. John Donaldson, Pitcher. Struck out by Donaldson 5, by Beckwith 6, by Dalley 1."
September 6, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 7, Holdenville 4. Batteries: Freeman, Donaldson and Foreman; Williams and Mellary."
September 7, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 7, Carter Lake 14. John Donaldson, Center Field."
September 8, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 15, Brown Parks 13. John Donaldson, Pitcher. Struck out by Gulnotte 6, by Donaldson 14."
September 12, 1932
"Donaldson's All Stars 1, Paxtons 2. John Donaldson, Pitcher. Struck out by Donaldson 6, by Horne 12."
September 23, 1932
"Hampton, Giants into Semifinals - Gilkersons Lick Norfolk as Iowa Team Puts Out the Yards - (The World Herald's Sports Service.) - Fremont Nebraska, September 23 - The Gilkerson Union Giants and Hampton, Iowa advanced to the semi-finals of the Eastern Nebraska baseball tournament at Arlington Friday, the former eliminating Norfolk, 6 to 4, and Hampton defeating the Sioux City stockyards, 8 to 7. The two winners will meet at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. At 1:30 the Elkhorn Valley league All Stars and the Sioux Falls Canaries will play the other semi-final. Finals are scheduled Sunday.
Erros and inability to hit Pitcher Brown, the third hurler sent in by the Gilkersons, caused the downfall of Norfolk. The state leaguers took a 4-to-2 lead in the first three innings, Bucklin who started for Norfolk hurled great ball for four innings.
Four double plays, three by Norfolk, enlivened the tilt.
The bulk of the action in the Hampton-Yards game was packed in the ninth inning. The Hamptons trailed, 4 to 3, when the final frame began. Eisler began things with a double. Bouton tripled, Grant and Cronin singled, and Knox hit for the circuit, the rally netting five runs and giving the Hamptons an 8 to 4 advantage.
The Sioux Cityans came back in the ninth to score three more when Smith hit a homer. Conrad doubled, Wilson walked, Lee singled and Donaldson singled.
October 2, 1932
Kansas City, MO
"JOHN DONALDSON'S all stars are now doing their baseball stuff in Ol' Missouri as it were. John and his cohorts dropped a double-header to the Kansas City Monarchs Sunday afternoon by a 6 to 3 and 10 to 3 score."
1934 John Donaldson Games
Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.
June 3, 1934
"Peoples Team Plays American Giants Sunday - Peoples team plays the strong Joe Green's American Giants of Chicago here Sunday in two games, the first starting at 2:45 o'clock in the afternoon and the second at 8:15 o'clock in the evening. The American Giants are the first colored team booked here this season and Green's outfit is rated as one of the strongest colored teams in the middle west. They have lost but two games so far this season. They also put on some clowning acts. The Peoples will use Kelsey and Horn as the starting pitchers in the two games.
Rockford Team Divides Double Baseball Bill - Pitcher for American Giants Blanks Local Club in Night Game - Rockford's Peoples club gained an even break in two Sunday baseball games with the American Giants of Chicago, but most of the glory of the 7-5 triumph in the afternoon was rubbed off in the night engagement when Donaldson, pitcher for the strong negro invaders, struck out 20 batsmen and blanked the locals, 3 to 0, in a two-hit masterpiece at Kishwaukee stadium. Donaldson not only whiffed a score of Rockford boys, but contributed three of the eight hits collected by the Giants off Frank Bonzi. The only Rockford blows were a three-bagger by Ollard Swenson and a scratch single by Yankovich. Swenson also contributed a triple in the afternoon battle, coming with the bases filled and two out in the seventh, which broke a 3-3 deadlock and furnished the winning margin for the locals. Frisk and Dzielak of Rockford each got two hits in the afternoon while Ziegler collected three for the Giants. Chicago Firemen will play the Peoples club here Thursday night."
June 20, 1934
"Kansas City Monarchs 8, Young Liberals 7."
June 21, 1934
Moose Jaw, SK
"Kansas City Monarchs 12, Moose Jaw 0."
July 1, 1934
Benton Harbor, MI
"After 15 innings of close and fast play yesterday at Eden Springs park, the House of David Eastern States Travelers and Joe Green's colored Chicago Giants quit with the score tied, 8 to 8. A capacity crowd turned out to see the game, filling the grandstand and part of the bleachers. The House of David players hurried from the park and rushed to South Bend, where a night game was scheduled."
July 4, 1934
"First Game, Monarchs 13, Bohemians 1.
Second Game, Monarchs 9, Best Price 3.
July 5, 1934
"Kansas City Monarchs 22, Wenatchee All-Stars 4. John Donaldson, Pitcher. Struck out by Rogan 2, by Donaldson 6, by Schille 2, by Lorraine 1, by Gaborit 2."
July 12, 1934
"House of Davids 0, Kansas City Monarchs 4."
July 16, 1934
"Kansas City Monarchs 1, House of David 15."
July 20, 1934
"Kansas City Monarchs 2, House of David 10."
July 21, 1934
Moose Jaw and Regina, SK
"First Game, House of David 5, Kansas City Monarchs 7. Batteries Miller and Hill; Donaldson and Duncan.
Second Game, House of David 0, Kansas City Monarchs 1. John Donaldson, Right Field."
July 25, 1934
Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg, MB
"First Game, Kansas City Monarchs 3, House of David 2. John Donaldson, Left Field.
Second Game, Kansas City Monarchs 4, House of David 2. John Donaldson, Left Field."
July 26, 1934
"Kansas City Monarchs toyed with House of David for seven innings last night at Wesley Park, handed the bearded gents a three-run lead and then took it back with four smashing hits in the eighth to win the game, 4-3."
July 27, 1934
"Kansas City Monarchs 11, House of David 9."
July 28, 1934
"Kansas City Monarchs swept their series with House of David here Saturday, taking the fourth and fifth games of the five-game series by narrow decisions. Outhit in both contests, the colored players called on tight fielding and organized clouting to win the afternoon fixture by a 7-6 score and the evening one, 3-1."
August 2, 1934
"Greeley Advertisers Downed by Colored Club; Score 12-1. - Amusements and Sports By Bennie Williams - Record Opening Night Crowd Sees Chester Brewer and Pistol Pete Albright Give Marvelous Pitching Performance - (THE DENVER POST) Denver, Colorado, August 2 - It's only the beginning folks, but you can paste it in the back of your hatband that the Kansas City Monarchs are the team to beat in this nineteenth annual Denver Post tournament. Yes, siree, neighbors, these colored lads, representing the finest ebony talent in the land, have a BALL CLUB! They supplied the old "convincer" Wednesday night. Playing before a crowd of 2,500 the largest opening attendance in the history of the Little World Series, they displayed a big league touch to the polish off Greely, 12 to 1. It wasn't so much the one-sided score that sent the fans out into the night singing their praises. It was their all-round class in every department with emphasis on pitching and speed on the basepaths. Chester Brewer, a big, strapping righthander with an arm of steel and a sweet delivery, toyed with the Spudders. Combining blind speed and a sharp curve he fanned nineteen batters and allowed only six hits, four of which were scratchy. Delivering into the statistics, he had four assists and thus was responsible directly, for 23 of the 27 outs. Eddie Dwight in centerfield handled the only putout in the outergarden. Clarence Bankhead on second took care of one pop fly and was credited with an assist. Willie Foster on the hot corner scooped up the only other ball hit to the infield. It was a remarkably pitched game.
Albright Pitched Great Game - "Pistol Pete" Albright, long and pride of Five Points, also covered himself with glory in chucking them against his colored brethren. Handicapped by loose work behind the plate which caused Greely to call upon three receivers, Pete toiled long and hard and pitched a much better game than the scoreboard showed. True he was weakened in the closing innings and was hicked quite freely but this was after he had literally pitched his arm off. If Pistol Pete fired blank cartridges in the early stanzas it was largely because of the erratic play of his supporting cast. He fanned fifteen batters and also earned a badge of honor at the plate by driving home Greeley's only run with a hot single to center after "Bo" Place had doubled with two out in the fifth. But back to the Monarchs. They ran the bases like scared rabbits and capitalized on the weakness of Greeley's catching. They pilfered the bases and stretched bingle whenever the northern Colorado lads gave any kind of opening. It will take a great catcher and wide awake ball club to check their fleetness on the path. Monarchs Clinch Game Quickly - In view of Brewer's superlative work the game was quickly iced away. The Monarchs scored twice in the second, once in the third and four times in the fifth, when they stole everything but the batting cage. All but three of these were unearned but there was nothing tainted about the trio of markers pushed over in the eighth. After Brewer walked and Dwight singled, Bankhead lined a home run to the centerfield fence for the hardest drive of the game.
Except for the run scored in the fifth Greeley threatened only in the eighth. Albright walked and Hicks dropped a Texts league double into right. Nobody was out but Brewer started wheeling them in to get Painter on a strikeout and James and Brown on easy chances.
White Team Uses Negro Pitcher - The Greeley, Colorado Advertisers base ball team used Pistol Pete Albright, pride of five points and leading local Negro hurler against the K.C. Monarchs. The Monarchs won 12-1, but Pistol Pete pitched a pretty good game at that, he fanned 15 of the Monarchs. Pistol Pete is the only Negro on the team. Monarchs Issue Challenge to Chicago American Giants - J. L. Wilkinson, owner of the Kansas City Monarchs, writes from Denver that he has issued another challenge to Rober A. Cole, owner of the American Giants, to meet his famous ball club in a little world series in Wichita, Kansas, sometime in the latter part of August or September. Owner Wilkinson stipulated in his letter that Mr. Cole recognized his challenge; and reciprocated by saying, "If the fans in Kansas desire to see my team in action, and if it will be a paying proposition, all that is left for the Monarchs to do is to name the day." Mr. Wilkinson states that he will name the day that is if the Wichita fans desire to see this contest, and if the contest is staged in August or early September, dates will have to be arranged so as not to interfere with Chicago's schedule in the Negro National League. This contest would be a note-worthy event for Wichita; for both of these clubs are very famous, and it would focus the calcium glare of the spot-light on Wichita. Inevitably, it would be some battle between these two monster teams.
Denver Colorado, August 7 - The Monarchs are out to win fist prize in the Denver tournament. They have strengthened their team by the addition of four new players: Willie Foster, pitcher and "Turkey" Stearns, outfielder, were borrowed from the Chicago American Giants to be used in the Denver tournament; Bankhead infielder from Nashville Elite Giants has joined the Monarchs to finish the season; John Donaldson, well known ball player also joined the club. Hurley McNair, who has been playing right field, severed his connection with the Monarchs. It is the opinion of many fans that Stearns, Nationally known heavy hitter will be placed in the outfield and Rogan used as a relief pitcher in the Denver tournament. "T Baby" Young, catcher, who has been out of the game suffering with a bad leg injury, is convalecing and may be able to get back in the game in time to do some catching in the Denver tournament which closes August 15. Lefty Cooper is in tip top form and ready to do his bit in bringing the bacon home. Sam Crawford, pitcher, is with the Monarchs.
August 8, 1934
"Denver A.C. 3, Kansas City Monarchs 4. Donaldson ran for Joseph in fifth."
August 9, 1934
"Schneiders 4, Monarchs 5."
August 10, 1934
"Last Friday night in Denver, Satchell Paige defeated the Monarchs, 2 to 1, in the Post Tournament. Satch fanned 12 Monarchs."
August 12, 1934
"Willie Foster, third of a trio of pitchers used by the Kansas City Monarchs, batted as well as pitched his team to a 5-to-4 triumph over a fighting bunch of Eason Oilers from Enid, Oklahoma, in a Denver Post baseball tourney game Sunday."
August 13, 1934
"House of David 2, Kansas City Monarchs 0."
August 30, 1934
"Over Seven Thousand Fans Witnessed the Game - Combining Genius, mastery, courage and superior playing, the K.C. Monarchs defeated the House of David baseball team, 1934 champions of the Denver Post tournament, 8 to 5, before a crowd of 7,500 persons, here, Sunday night. The ball park was filled to the capacity. The grandstand, bleachers and all around the playing field were so crowded until there was no elbow room. It was the largest crowd ever to assemble to any event in Wichita, before.
Charley Beverly, left hander, who seems to have a remarkable aptitude for pitching, held the Davids feet to the fire while his teammates wrought great damage with their big bats. Rogan, Mothell and Giles led the hitting attack, the Monarchs gathered 13 hits off the Davids hurler and made themselves the all time champions of Wichita. Although the Monarchs fans light was burning low in the first three innings while the Davids had the Monarchs 4 to 0. But after the third inning, Beverly, who seemed inspired by the presence of Mrs. Beverly in the grandstand tightened up and allowed only one more score the remainder of the game. Andy Cooper was in the bullpen warming up, ready to go on the firing line in the event that Beverly didn't come through and prove himself to be a superb boxman.
The House of David club is on par with Major League clubs; but they couldn't withstand the barrage that the Monarchs threw against them. The Monarchs were determined to defeat the Davids in Wichita, because the Davids beat them out of the first prize in the Denver Post tournament. The Davids defeated the Monarchs two games in the post tourney 2 to 0. The Monarchs claim Satchel Paige the negro hurler, the Davids borrowed from the Crawfords, beat them out of the Denver tournament. The Monarchs claim that Satchel Paige is unconquerable in a night game. John Donaldson - Right Field."
August 31, 1934
"Packers Bow to Monarchs - Colored Stars Score a 7 to 1 Victory; St. Joseph Tonight - The Omaha Packers couldn't solve the offerings of Beverly and Brewer Friday night and went down in defeat at the hands of the Monarchs, 7 to 1, before a big turnout of 2,500 fans. The colored twirlers chalked up 15 strikeouts and limited the Western leaguers to half a dozen blows, three of which came off the bat of Charlie Clements. The only Packer tally came in the second when Jensen walked and came home on Morales' hefty double. The visitors fielded faultlessly. Ed Tiesma pitched shutout ball for six frames and gave only one hit, but the visitors got his number in the late innings, finally ending up with a five-run splurge in the ninth, which included Brewer's pilfering of home on a double steal. St. Joseph will enter a three-game series on the Packer lot tonight, finishing with a double header Sunday. Donaldson, Right Field."
September 18, 1934
"House of David 5, Kansas City Monarchs 6."
September 19, 1934
"House of David 1, Kansas City Monarchs 4. John Donaldson, Pitcher. Struck out by Stokes 1, by Alexander 3, by Donaldson 4."
September 20, 1934
"House of David 8, Kansas City Monarchs 8. John Donaldson, Left Field."
September 23, 1934
"Kansas City Monarchs 3, House of David 0."
September 27, 1934
"House of David 6, Kansas City Monarchs 7. John Donaldson, Pitcher."
October 10, 1934
Oklahoma City, OK
"OKLAHOMA CITY - Dizzy Dean and his brother, Paul, were the center of attraction here Wednesday night, October 10 in a game against the Kansas City Monarchs. The Dean brothers flew here from St. Louis Wednesday. With the score 4 to 0 in favor of the big leaguers, the game was called at the end of the fifth because the greater portion of the 14,000 who crowded into the ball park was more content to see the Dean brothers and didn't give a rap about the game."
October 11, 1934
"Thursday night the Monarchs lost to the Dean brothers act in Wichita, 8-3."
October 12, 1934
Kansas City, MO
"Monarchs Win Kansas City Game by Score of 7-0. - Kansas City, October 13 - (AP) - The famous Jerome "Dizzy" Dean made a benefit appearance at an exhibition baseball game attended by 14,000 persons here last night. "Dizzy" and his none-the-less famous brother Paul pitched two innings each for an all-star team, but lost 7 to 0 to the Monarchs, a Kansas City negro nine. Each pitcher allowed one run."
October 13, 1934
Des Moines, IA
"Des Moines, IA, October 13 - Dizzy and Daffy Dean, the Holdenville Horrors, made things miserable for the Kansas City Monarchs in an exhibition game here Saturday night but the Dean All-Stars lost, 9 to 0."
October 15, 1934
"Supported by seven barnstormers, the Deans opposed the Kansas City Monarchs, a Negro team, in a game called at the end of the ninth with the score 8-all. Dizzy pitched the first two innings, allowed a run on two walks and a single and then retired to left field for four more innings."
1933 John Donaldson Games
Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.
May 13, 1933
"Donaldson Vet Hurler, Whiffs 17. - GLASGOW, MO (Co-op) - John Donaldson's All-Stars took the fast Lexington, Missouri Tigers into camp here Sunday. The old master, John Donaldson, former member of the Kansas City Monarchs, and one time considered one of the greatest pitchers in baseball, showed some of his old form by striking out 17 opposing batsmen in a great hurling exhibition. He allowed the Tigers only three hits, those being widely scattered."
May 30, 1933
"GLASGOW DEFEATS MARK TWAINS, 6-3 - Donaldson, Former Hurler Strong for Locals - The Moberly Mark Twains lost to the Glasgow Donaldsons, fast negro ball club, at Glasgow yesterday afternoon by a score of 6 to 3. A home run by Roland of the donaldsons in the first inning with the bases loaded was the blow that spelled defeat for the local contingent. Donaldson, a former K. C. Monarch hurler, had too much on the ball for the Twains to overcome this advantage with their bats. They got but three safe hits during the game but made them count for an equal number of runs. The Mark Twains play Carrollton at Carrollton Sunday. Struck out by Donaldson 7, by Pendleton 4."
July 23, 1933
"Glasgow 2, Lexington 1. John Donaldson, Pitcher for Glasgow. Struck out by Donaldson 15, by Finch 7."
July 29, 1933
"John Donaldson's All Stars defeated a Kansas City, Kansas baseball team in an 11-inning baseball game at Ellis Park here Sunday afternoon, by a score of 2 to 1."
August 6, 1933
"The John Donaldson All Stars defeated the Clark Applemen & Morton All Stars in a game at Glasgow Sunday by a score of 6 to 0."
August 13, 1933
"Donaldson's All Stars 1, Merchants 0. John Donaldson, Pitcher."
September 3 and 4, 1933
Kansas City, KS
"John Donaldson's All Stars won a game and dropped one on their Kansas City, Kansas trip over the weekend. Their two games with the K.C. Donkeys ended, Sunday, 6 to 0 in favor of the Donkeys, and Monday, John's team won 11 to 5. The Sunday game was pitched by Donaldson and Monday's game saw Williams on the mound for the Glasgow players."
September 17, 1933
"John Donaldson's All Stars, crack colored team of this place, defeated the Kansas City, Kansas 'Donkeys' by a score of 2 to 1 at the park of the Kansas City team, Sunday afternoon. Donaldson pitched the whole game and the team played to one of the largest crowds of the season."
September 24, 1933
"LEXINGTON DEFEATS GLASGOW SUNDAY - John Donaldson's All Stars were defeated in Lexington Sunday afternoon by the colored team in that place by a score of 7 to 8. Williams hurled for John's team, and twelve innings were played before the Lexington team could cross the plate for the winning score."