John Wesley Donaldson
Newspaper Clippings about Southpaw Pitcher John Donaldson
April-June 1912 John Donaldson Games
Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.
April 19, 1912
"Among the many teams that have booked games with the local management are the Boston Bloomer Girls team, and the All Nation team. This team will tour the country and have ten different nationalities with them, not mentioning the great Carrie Nation who is considered by all the greatest lady ball player in the world."
May 5, 1912
Des Moines, IA
"Donaldson, the All Nation pitcher is in wonderful form..."
May 9, 1912
"On Thursday, May 9th, the local base ball team will open the season, the game to be with the "All Nation Base Ball Club," a traveling base ball team under the direction of J.L. Wilkinson. Just what line up the Anita team will have this year is hard to say as yet."
"The ball game at the ball park in Anita Thursday between the All Nation ball team and a picked up team played her position much better than expected. "
May 10, 1912
"Ball Team Here - The American All Nations Ball Club traveling about the country in their private car, spent the night here, having come from Anita where they were defeated yesterday in a ten inning game by a score of 4 to 3. The game was a good one, but two errors being made by each team. The team went up to Exira this morning for a game there today. The team is owned by L. Wilkinson, a brother of Ray Wilkinson, a photographer who works for Egbert. Mr. Wilkinson and wife travel with the team, having private apartments in the special car. Mr. Wilkinson was formerly a fast ball player himself but he does not play with the team now."
May 12, 1912
"All-Nations Go Down Before Storz Triumphs - Pa's Preserve the Scene of as Interesting Ten-Inning Game as Ever Pulled Off There. - The Storz Triumphs defeated the All-Nations in a hard ten-inning battle at Rourke Park Sunday. A large crowd was in attendance and responded in an appreciative manner in the sharp fielding that characterized the play of both clubs. John Donaldson, a long, lank dusky boy, was on the hill for the All-Nations and twirled a sensational game. He fanned eighteen, but showed a few streaks of wildness that proved fatal. It was his own error that allowed the Triumphs to tie up the contest in the ninth, and then win out in the tenth. Bradford's boys played magificent work, also Probst's twirling was of the high class order. After the fourth the All-Nations were retired in one, two, three order until the ninth, when Ben Reeves secured a scratch single."
May 16, 1912
"The business houses closed at three o'clock and everyone went to see the game."
May 18, 1912
Sioux City, IA
"The feature of the struggle was the flinging of Donaldson, the Cuban pitcher with the traveling club."
May 19, 1912
Sioux City, IA
"The All-Nations won their second game from the Johnson Biscuit Company club in a fast and interesting game of ten innings."
May 20, 1912
"Company E, the local militia, contested for baseball honors with the 'All Nations' ball team on Monday evening..."
May 22, 1912
"Struck out - By Rieger, 4, (Means 2, Nation, 2); By Donaldson, 10."
May 24, 1912
"In the evening the grounds were lighted with electricity, and there was a big crowd out to see the game."
May 25, 1912
Sioux Falls, SD
"Struck out, by Baker 4, by Donaldson, 14."
May 26, 1911
Sioux Falls, SD
"The crowd Sunday was the largest that has been seen on the local grounds for a number of years."
May 28, 1912
"Struck out by Sherin 10, Dunbar 13."
May 29, 1912
"Out team lost to the All Nations team Wednesday..."
May 31, 1912
"The All Nations ball team played the Graceville boys at our ball park last Friday night by gas light."
June 1, 1912
"The first game was played here Saturday and was a good exhibition although the locals never had a chance to win because of the marvelous pitching of Donaldson, the colored pitcher with the All Nation team."
June 2, 1912
Browns Valley, MN
"Then in the ninth Donaldson was sent in and the hitting stopped suddenly."
June 3, 1912
"The boys were out-classed, of course as the All Nations are a salaried team that make the game a profession..."
June 5, 1912
"The indoor game in the evening was witnessed by a large crowd but when that much is said silence is better."
June 9, 1912
"Struck out - by Donaldson 16, by Young 6."
July-September 1912 John Donaldson Games
Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.
July 24, 1912
"Wednesday the All Nations came, saw but did not conquer."
July 25, 1912
"Donaldson, the colored twirler, set quite a record in this string of games as he plucked off twenty-six strikeouts at Brinsmaid and nineteen at Valley City..."
July 31, 1912
"In the greatest swatfest seen on the local grounds this year, the All Nation team yesterday afternoon clinched the game in the third inning with five runs."
August 2, 1912
"Friday night an immense crowd was attracted to the ball park to witness the unique game of baseball under artificial lights..."
August 3, 1912
Valley City, ND
"Teh Valley City team defeated the All Nations team 5 to 3."
August 4, 1912
Valley City, ND
"Donaldson, who is a 'Spare-ribs' in build, had everything yesterday, and the locals secured but one clean hit off his delivery."
August 7, 1912
"The All Nation club defeated a picked team of stars from Iron Range towns..."
August 8, 1912
Little Falls, MN
"The All Nation ball club played two games with Little Falls, the visitors winning..."
Little Falls, MN
"ALL NATION TEAM WON - In a loosely played game on the local grounds Thursday afternoon the All Nations baseball team defeated the locals by a score of 6 to 3. The locals had several substitute players as some of the regulars were either out of the city or not able to get away from their work. The battery for the loals was Newman and Howard. For the visitors, Fitzgerald and Ben Reeves. The two teams played again last evening but on account of time of going to press, we are unable to give the outcome. John Donaldson, the wonderful colored pitcher opposed Dominick in the box."
August 9, 1912
Little Falls, MN
"The club of many nations, which is to appear at Nicollet park Sunday against the Werdens, beat Little Falls..."
August 11, 1912
"Struck Out - Donaldson, 19; Leverette, 1; Monyhan, 4."
August 17, 1912
"John Wesley Donaldson, the star colored pitcher with the All Nations, made a sensational catch in deep center."
August 18, 1912
Fort Dodge, IA
"Struck out: by Donaldson, 21, by Kettering, 9."
August 23, 1912
"The All Nation club won from Ireton Thursday..."
August 25, 1912
Sioux Falls, SD
"Donaldson, the elongated colored man was on the slab for the visitors, while Baker, the reliable, was doing the bender work for the locals."
August 26, 1912
Sioux Falls, SD
"A crowd estimated at 1,000 people gathered at the ball park Monday evening to witness the first game of ball ever played in this section by electrical light."
August 30, 1912
"...we will now have a chance to see Carrie Nation and her big mitt when she plays first base for the All Nation ball team at the night game at the ball park this Friday evening."
September 1, 1912
"SUNDAY'S GAME A FAST ONE - LE MARS LOSES TO ALL NATIONS 3-0 - Locals Unable to Connect with Cuban Gentleman's Dark Ball. - Fans who took in the game on the home grounds Sunday afternoon saw the real thing in the national pastime. While the LeMars team were defeatd by the All-Nations, it was no runaway game and the Duke's Mixture aggregation knew that there had been a game somewhere in this vicinity. There is no discounting the fact that the All-Nations are ball players. To begin with, the colored "gemmen" by the name of Donaldson, who is touted to hail from Cuba, is some ball twirler. He has a curve as wide as a smile and the steam of a bull moose. Only ninteen strikeouts to his credit in this game. He might have done better but the day was warm. Caspar, Nelson and Cadwin were the only ones to come near connecting with his elusive offerings. Our old reliable "Snakes" Trafford started in for LeMars in the box, but the mixtures have been raised in a slippery elm grove and took to his spit ball so Harry Gaspar, who is home from Cincinnati, where he has been twirling for the Reds, went into the box. That ended the scoring, but the three already gathered served to win for the visitors. LeMars never played a better game and lost on the hits in the early part of the game and their inability to connect with the dark ball. Star catches were made by Wernli, Ewaldt and Cadwin, that lifted the fans off the bleachers. Only best of fielding kept the score down."
*Same Game, but from a different newspaper
"WAS A FAST CONTEST - HOME PLAYERS UNABLE TO HIT SMOKE TWIRLER - BIG GAME AT KINGLSEY TODAY - Several Games Scheduled at Athletic Park For the Next Few Days - Gasper Will Pitch Against Paullina in the Game Next Sunday. - The baseball game between the All Nations starring aggregation and LeMars on Sunday afternoon drew a large crowd, about one thousand being present. "Bobbie" Black umpired the game. The game was thoroughly enjoyed by the large crowd. Donaldson, the All Nations pitcher did about all the work for the visitors but his teammates were busy enough to show that they are much above the average of such aggregations. Carrie Nation, the girl at first base was the object of much interest and showed she could play ball. The locals played a good game with the exception of two or three, who apparently had stage fright and did not play a bit in their usual good form. Donaldson, the dusky hued twirler for the visitors struck out nineteen men. "Snake" Trafford and Harry Gasper, late of the Cincinnati league team, did the flinging for LeMars. The home players did not get a safe hit and only on two occasions had men on third. The All Nations scored in the first and second innings making three runs and errors helped them to that amount. Gasper pitched the last three innings, coming in from centerfield. Ewaldt, at third, Wallace Wernli, in rightfield, Gasper, in center, Cadman behind the bat, made brilliant catches for the LeMars team. Only six safe hits were obtained by the visitors, three off Tafford and three off Gasper. The final score was 3 to 0. Schnenk had his thumb badly hurt being hit by a pitched ball and had to retire, Bogen going out in the field in his place. Crow, the third baseman for the visitors, was hit by a pitched ball on the wrist from one of Gasper's swift shoots and the injury put him out of the game. The same teams met again yesterday afternoon."
September 2, 1912
"Monday night was the novelty game. It was witnessed by a very large crowd."
"Monday, John Donaldson pitched against the LeMars, Iowa team, defeating that aggregation 3 to 1. Gaspar, last year with the Cincinnati National League team, was on the slab for the LeMars boys.
September 7, 1912
"All-Nations Wreak Revenge on Triumphs - Cosmopolitan Baseball Bunch Comes Back and Vanquishes Local Semi-Pros. - Donaldson, the Great Smoke, Twirler, Shows Omaha Boys Up in Last Inning. - Vengeance was won by the All-Nation team yesterday afternoon at Rourke Park, when they defeated Fred Bradford's Storz Triumphs, 6 to 5. Early in the spring the All-Nations lost to the local semi-professionals in a close and exciting battle, 2 to 1, and the return series brought out a big crowd. The same teams meet this afternoon at the same park. It was the wonderful pitching of 'Broom' Donaldson, the colored hurler of the All-Nations, which saved his team from defeat. He relieved Waubum in the eighth with two out and two on bases. He whiffed Minikus on three pitched balls. In the ninth he struck out four men, Claire reaching first when the third strike went to the net. John Donaldson is said to be the most wonderful pitcher that ever performed in Omaha, and he will be on the slab today. Last spring he struck out nineteen of the slugging brewers, but still lost his game on errors. Chamberlain and Olson pitched well for the Storz, the former being taken out in the eighth to let Lawler hit, and Olson succeded him. The local simpoly could not touch John Donaldson, and that was how the game was lost. Carrie Nation, the female first-sacker of the All-Nations, played a great game on the initial sack, but failed to get a hit. Bockman, an Omaha negro, did fine work at short for the visitors.
"This makes 118 victories for the All Nations team this season."
September 8, 1912
"Triumphs Will Meet All-Nations Sunday - Donaldson, the Negro Southpaw Wonder, Will Twirl for Visitors on Return Engagement. - Next Sunday afternoon, at Rourke Park, the All-Nations team will do battle for the second time with Fred Bradford's Storz Triumphs. The Brewers defeated the All-Nations last spring, but the visitors have had a lot of practice since then and expect to retaliate. Their pitching staff is particularly strong. John Donaldson, the smoke southpaw with the All-Nations, whose pitching last spring when he whiffed nineteen of the hard hitting Triumphs gave him a local reputation of being the greatest twirler playing semi-pro ball, still continues his wonderful work. Newspaper reports also tell of the wonderful work of Carrie Nation, the greatest woman ball player in the game today, and of the whole team as being far superior to the usual run of traveling baseballists. Monday John Donaldson pitched against the LeMars, Iowa team, defeating that aggregation 3 to 1. GAspar, last year with the Cincinnati National league team, was on the slab for the LeMars boys."
"STORZ TRIUMPHS TURN TABLES ON ALL-NATIONS - In Yesterday's Game at Rourke's Park Mixed Aggregation Was Blanked. - Harry Welch Brought in Two Runs for Brewers by Good Stick Work. - The Storz Triumphs turned the tables on the All-Nations in Sunday's game and blanked the visitors with the muchly touted Donaldson on the hill. Score, 3 to 0. Harry Welch was solely responsible for the two tallies that the Brewers secured. On both occasions, with Durkee resting on the second sack, H. John produced the needed wallop, much to the chagrin of the darky twirler. Olson was in great form. Although he was found for enough hits to win an ordinary game, the youthful phenom was invincible during prilous occasions. Also he was aided by three cleverly executed double plays.
The negro twirler was found for a run in the opening round. Graham hit safe, was forced at second by Durkee, the "speed boy" swiped second while Drummy was breezing the air. Welch drove a screaming double to right and Durkee registered. The All-Nations filled the sacks in their half of the second with two down, the Hull boosted a fly to Graham. Donaldson fanned six in a row, beginning with the second. Welch appeared in the fourth and perpetrated his second double. The visitors filled the bases again in their half of the sixth, but Olson fanned the negro twirler and grabbed Cabines's bounder, tossing him out at first. Bradford's gang scored another in the sixth when Welch's single brought Durkee across. With two gone in the ninth, Cabines singled, but Olson closed the pastime by whiffing Schoutze, Carrie, the female first sacker, was taken sick after the close of Saturday's game and was forced to disappoint her numerous admirers in the stands.
September 11, 1912
Guthrie Center, IA
"The All Nations team of Des Moines Tuesday won their second game from Guthrie Center..."
June-July 1912 John Donaldson Games
Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.
June 10, 1912
"The All Nation team, traveling in their own private car, winners of 28 out of 32 games played, defeated the locals..."
June 11, 1912
"The game was one of the best ever witnessed in this neck of the woods."
June 16, 1912
"All Nations on Baseball Teams - Aggregation to play the Jacksons of Superior Two Games - The All-Nation baseball team, one of the Hopkins Bros. enterprises, composed of players representing different nationalities, will play in Superior next Saturday and Sunday. Manager Charles Wedge of the Jacksons has closed a contract for two games with the Japanese-Mexican-Cuban-Turkish-African-Greek-Indian-American contingent, and will have the fastest bunch obtainable.
The team travels under the name All Nation Baseball Club and has, among others on its staff, one Carrie Nation. The female plays the initial sack and according to press clippings is one of the fastest all around players on the unique team. The nine is making a tour of the country and since leaving Des Moines has played twenty-six games and won twenty-four of these. They line up: Perry, shortstop; Wabum, right field; Crow, third base; Reeves, catcher; Blatnier, second base; Cabinas, center field; Donaldson, pitcher; Nozackum, left field; Carrie Nation, first base.
All Nation Team Plays Real Ball - by Bugs. - Down at the Hislop inclosure Saturday and Sunday the fan who relishes spice and variety with his afternoon pastime will be treated to a conflict that will be served with all the trimmings and thrills usually attendant upon a game with a dark horse nine. The All-Nation team will arrive in the city Friday evening for the two-game series with the Jackson team. The impending warfare is out of the line hewn by amusement promoters heretofore and unusual interest has attached to the coming exhibition, not only because of the heralded ability of the Mixtures, but on account of the collection of creeds and colors. "Motley" is the only word that describes this tribe of varied talent.
Here's what will face the Jacksons in the weekend display: A Chinaman whose physique tallies closely with the size of a Spalding bat; an Indian who acquired his "stick talent" by swinging a tomahawk in the Custer massacre; a Turk who doesn't smoke cigarettes, a Mexican revolutionist, a Cuban insurgent, a smoke hurler who averages 15 "S.O.'s" per game, a straw-hat cleaner from Greece; a Japanese, an American, and Carrie Nation. The last named personage is a woman, swings a bat with more energy and vigor than her namesake ever wielded the hatchet and furthermore she burns up the first base region within a 15-foot radius.
Ball Team is Cosmopolitan - Traveling Organization Includes Members of Many Nationalities - Fast Jackson Team Hooks Up Today and Tomorrow with the 'All Nations' Outfit. - Weather permitting the Jacksons open a two-game series with the 'All Nations' team at Hislop Park this afternoon. The two aggregations are scheduled to meet again tomorrow and with the league team out of the city and fair weather the unique contest is expected to bring out hundreds of fans who are looking for Sunday recreation. The Jacksons last evening held final practice before the scheduled contest today and Manager Wedge announces that he will have a strong aggregation on the field.
Included on the roster of the traveling club's organization are a negro, a Mexican, an Indian, Cuban, Turk, and a woman. The latter is 'Carrie Nation' of Bloomer Girl fame. The latter organization played here last season and the Nation woman proved a great favorite on account of her base-ball playing ability. She plays first base. The teams will line up: Jacksons - Van Orman, catcher; Schweitzer, Hendrickson, pitchers; Amundsen, shortstop; Buchanan, first base; Dobie, second base; Ennis, third base; Hope, Schuster, right field; Christensen, Nace, center field; Newberg, left field.
All Nations - Reeves, catcher; Donaldson, Mendez, pitchers; Sage, shortstop; Carrie, first base; Blatnier, second base; Crow, third base; Meanus, right field; Dunbar, center field; Wabum, left field.
International Baseball War - Contest at Hislop Park This Afternoon Takes on That Aspect. - Jacksons of Superior Opposed by the All Nations - First Base is Occupied for Visitors by Best Female Player in the World. - The first exhibition of the 'international warfare' scheduled between the Jacksons of this city and the All-Nations at Hislop Park will be staged this afternoon. The invading team will arrive in the city this morning. The All-Nation team is traveling from state-to-state, leaving a stone-wall record behind. Twenty five out of 33 games played is the string of victories credited to this motley squad, and these have been won without protestation or wrangling, on merit. Manager Wedge is not unprepared for the conflict, and last night his men performed in the last workout preliminary to the two-game series. The game will be called sharp at 3 o'clock by Umpire Jack Landry.
Among the players on the All-Nation staff are Donaldson, a negro, and Mendez, a Mexican. These men constitute the pitching staff, and together have formed one of the strongest duets in baseball circles. Of Donaldson a press clipping says in part, "Any 'Smoke' twirler who can fan 18 of the Triumphs ought to whitewash himself and get in the big league." The colored player fanned 18 in a game with the Storz Triumphs and then lost his game. Mendez is also a capable pitcher and has a volley of benders at command. The woman, Carrie Nation, is acknowledged to be the best female ball player in the world. She holds down first base. The two teams will line up: Jacksons - Van Orman, catcher; Schweitzer, Hendrickson, pitchers; Amundsen, shortstop; Buchanan, first base; Dobie, second base; Ennis, third base; Hope, Schuster, right field; Christensen, Nacey, center field; Newberg, left field. All Nations - Reeves, catcher; Donaldson, Mendez, pitchers; Sage, shortstop; Carrie, first base; Blatnier, second base; Crow, third base; Meanus, right field; Dunbar, center field; Wabum, left field.
Weeping Skies Bar Ball Game - All-Nations and Jacksons Fail to Come Together, Will Meet Today - With every indication of a rain storm in sight, added to the miserable condition of Hislop park grounds, fans yesterday decided to postpone their attendance at the Jackson-All Nation game until today, and as a consequence the conflict was not. True, there were some fans on hand, but these were perched on top of the boxcars which were siding outside the fence. Managers Gaul and Wedge of the two teams were in anything but a philanthropic mood and, therefore, the 'loyal fans' were compelled to walk back to town without a glimpse of the inimitable Carrie in action. The grounds were wet, so wet, in fact, that a man was put to work with dipper and pail to reduce the contents of the small lakes. After lessening the dimensions by several gobs, he looked at his barometer and decided it would rain again soon, and quit.
Both teams were on the field in uniform, but there were too many obstacles to confront to stage even a mediocre exhibition, and after a conference the contest was cancelled. If the fans turn out today it is possible that the management of the Jackson team will be able to meet expenses for the two days' engagement. Considerable expense has been involved in bringing the All-Nations here, and some encouragement is needed to boost the efforts of Manager Wedge in filling the gap made by the Red Sox tour with interesting entertainment and a good class of ball. Siphons, sponges, and men without barometers will be on hand today to get the diamond in sufficiently good shape to permit a game to be played, if need be.
Fast Contest to All Nations - Inability of Jacksons to Hit the 'Smoke' Twirler, Principle Figure in Defeat - Home Run Under Fence Gives Visitors One Score - Nacey Makes Lone Tally for Locals Through Stealing Second and Third Bases - Donaldson, the 'smoke' twirler of the All-National team, had the Jacksons at his mercy yesterday, striking out 21, but at that the locals would have stood a chance to get away with the best end of the score except for the lucky home-run swat by Perry, which went under the left field fence and the peg made by Hendrickson toward the utenanted third sack to beat Wabun, the latter scoring. Of the seven hits made by the visitors, one of them off Schweitzer, who went in for the eighth inning, only four were clean bingles, luck figuring in with the other three. The first five Jacksons up whiffed and not a hit was registered by the locals until the third inning when Schuster laid a little one down along the third base line which Reeves pursued with the expectation that it would roll outside. The next was made by Nacey in the fourth when he sent one towards Donaldson of the same slow kind. Van Orman's swat to right field in the fifth was the first real hit, duplicated by A. Buchanan and Hope in the seventh for the only other safe ones.
Nervy Base-Running - The Jacksons' single score was made by Nacey largely on nervy base-running, he stealing second and third and being beat out of the honor of stealing home by a swat from Dobie's bat to short which resulted in both being safe. Poor track performances by some of the other Jacksons blighted what looked good for at least one score on three occasions. In the third with nobody down Schuster allowed himself to be tagged easily in an attempted steal of third, lacking the energy to make a fight for it; in the fifth Hope's lagging steps on an attempt to steal second cost him his life, and in the same inning Schuster was caught at third by a throw from right field. The score made by the All Nations in the seventh was due to a double, a nice single and a scatch hit, Dunbar coming through with the two-sacker after Reeves had singled. Donaldson sent a hot one through Hendrickson which brought in Reeves.
The game was witnessed and thoroughly enjoyed by a large crowd. The umpiring of Jack Landry was such as to make many wish he were holding the indicator in the See-Eye league. From the viewpoint of the crowd he was not only fair but accurate in his judgement, the few which he miscalled being plays on bases which he did not and could not be expected to see because of plays of other parts of the diamond for which he was naturally watching. Pitcher Whole Show - Donaldson did about all the work for the visitors, but his teammates were busy enough to show that they are much above the average of such aggregations. Carrie Nation, the girl at first, enlivened the proceedings considerably. The playing of the locals was mostly good, but far from sensational. With the exception of the first and seventh innings. Hendrickson pitched ball for the locals, the six hits made off him coming three in each of those rounds, which were the only ones in which more than three men faced him. After passing his first man up in the eighth Schweitzer settled down and got the next three and but four came up in the ninth inning. Summary: Home Run, Perry. Two-base hits, Dunbar, Donaldson. Base on balls, off Schweitzer in two innings, 1; off Donaldson, 1. First base on errors, Amundsen. Struck out by Hendrickson in 7 innings, 1; by Schweitzer, 2; by Donaldson, 21. Stolen bases, Nacey, 2; Amundsen, Hope, Reeves. Left on bases, Jacksons 4; All-Nations, 5. Time 1:30. Umpire Jack Landry.
Pitcher Fans 21 Jacksons - Colored Hurler Hogs Put Outs and Nations Win 3 to 1 from Locals. - Phenomenal Twirling is All that Saved Visitors from Beating Locals. - Phenomenal hurling by Donaldson, a colored pitcher, was all that allowed the All-Nation team to get away with a 3 to 1 victory over the Jacksons at Hislop Park yesterday afternoon. The dinge struck out 21 batsmen. Also, a hard hit ball rolled under the left field palings, which allowed Perry, a visiting batsman, a lucky homer, materially assisted the visitors in grabbing the honors. Hendrickson and Schweitzer did the heaving for the locals. Schweitzer relieved Hendrickson in the eighth inning. Both hurlers showed up well. Six bingles were made off Hendrickson and one off the German. Only four of the seven safeties were unsavory. Donaldson held the Jacks to a quintet of safe blows. The locals scored their only run in the fourth. Nacey registered the tally following a display of pretty base running when he pilfered second and third. He came home when Dobie rolled on into the infield and all hands were safe on a fielder's choice. Otherwise the base running of the Jacks was poor and checked them from possible scores. A fairly large attendance was at the game. Jack Landry did the arbitrating and his work was good, the decisions all being satisfactory. Carrie Nation played first for the All Nation club and her work as usual, was spectacular. Summary: Home run, Perry. Two-base hits, Dunbar, Donaldson. Base on balls, off Schweitzer in 2 innings; 1. off Donaldson, 1. First base, on errors, Amundsen. Struck out by Hendrickson in 7 innings, 1; by Schweitzer, 2; by Donaldson, 21. Stolen bases, Nacey, 2; Amundsen, Hope, Reeves. Left on bases, Jacksons, 4; All Nations, 5. Time 1:30. Umpire, Jack Landry."
June 17, 1912
"A large crowd went to the ball park Monday evening to witness the base ball game between the All Nations and the Chisolm regulars."
June 18, 1912
"Stolen bases, Myers, 1; Thomas, 1, Nation, 1; Donaldson, 1; Wabun, 1. Attendance, 500."
June 19, 1912
"They also won from Biwabik in a day game..."
June 20, 1912
"All Nations are Too Much for Mohamis"
June 21, 1912
"Struck out by Grady, 2, by Donaldson, 9."
June 22, 1912
June 23, 1912
"Struck out by Donaldson 13, by Grady two in five innings, by Booth one in four innings."
June 24, 1912
"A thousand people turned out to see the Duluth exhibition and were much interested in the novel contest."
June 25, 1912
"The Superior Red Sox league players showed the crack All Nations team how to handle the big indoor ball last night..."
June 26, 1912
Grand Rapids, MN
"The local players were hampered considerably by being unfamiliar with indoor ball..."
June 28, 1912
Cass Lake, MN
"Base ball by electric light was something decidedly new to the locals in every particular..."
June 29, 1912
"The ball game on Saturday between the 'All Nations' team and the locals resulted in defeat for the locals..."
June 30, 1912
"The All Nations is a strong aggregation."
July 2, 1912
Red Lake Falls, MN
"The All Nations are all stars and the team that defeats them must play some ball."
July 4, 1912
"The All Nations ball team shut out the Athletics on the Fourth..."
July 18, 1912
"Donaldson, the dusky gent who did the twirling for the visitors, proved a conundrum for the Towner batters and they only scored two little hits while twenty strike-outs were chalked up against them."
July 19, 1912
"Donaldson again starred when he pulled down Becket's long drive to left field retiring the side."
July 21, 1912
"The big south paw was the best pitcher seen around this country for some time."