John Wesley Donaldson

Newspaper Clippings about Southpaw Pitcher John Donaldson

1908 John Donaldson Games

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

May 3, 1908

Glasgow, MO
"The ball game between Glasgow and Fayette colored ball teams, at Rhea's park Sunday, was attended by a large crowd and proved to be a very interesting game. Glasgow won by a score of 5 to 0."

May 11, 1908

Glasgow, MO
"The colored ball team was slated to play Salisbury last Sunday and Slater Monday. The Salisbury team failed to show up Sunday. The game with Slater Monday ended with a score of 6 to 0 in favor of the Glasgow Blues."

May 17, 1908

Marshall, MO
"The Glasgow Blues played the Marshall Blues on the latter's grounds last Sunday, and the game closed a tie - three to three. The Marshall team will play the return game at Rhea's park next Sunday, and a rattling good game is looked for."

May 24, 1908

Glasgow, MO
"The Glasgow Hannaca Blues and the Marshall team, both composed of colored boys, met in Rhea's park Sunday afternoon and the Blues fairly "ate up" their opponents. The score at the close stood 10 to 2 in favor of the Glasgow Blues. On the previous Sunday the two teams played at Marshall, the game ending in a rain with the score 3 to 3."

June 5, 1908

Glasgow, MO
"Glasgow's colored team, the Blues, met the Higbee Tigers at Hannaca's park Friday and ate the visitors up. Score, 8 to 0, in favor of the Blues."

June 18, 1908

Glasgow, MO
"The Fayette and Glasgow colored teams crossed bats at Hannaca's park last Thursday afternoon. Glasgow won in a ten inning game by a score of 8 to 7. At night the visitors gave a vaudeville performance at the opera house."

July 7, 1908

Glasgow, MO
"The Hannaca Blues, Glasgow's crack colored team, and the Slater colored team played a rattling good game at Hannaca's park Tuesday afternoon. The game was so closely contested that it required eleven innings to settle it, and the score at the close stood Glasgow 10, Slater 9."

September 1908

Higbee, MO
"John Donaldson, a member of Hannaca's Blues, Glasgow's crack colored ball team, went to Higbee Sunday and pitched for Higbee against Moberley, winning the game by a score of 2 to 1."

1909 John Donaldson Games

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

April 25, 1909

Higbee, MO
"Several members of Hannaca's Blues went to Higbee Sunday to assist that team in playing a game of baseball against the Fayette nine. The game was a closely contested one, the score being 4 to 3 in favor of Fayette."

April 29 & 30, 1909

Sedalia, MO
"The Hannaca Blues went to Sedalia last week where they crossed bats with the George R. Smith College Club Thursday and Friday. The Blues won the fist game by a score of 4 to 3, but lost the second one by 7 to 4. The Hannaca Blues are managed by Will Evans and captained by Flem Evans, and are the crack colored amateur team in the State."

May 2, 1909

Glasgow, MO
"Slater 5, Hannaca Blues 6."

May 17, 1909

Glasgow, MO
"Fayette 0, Hannaca Blues 5."

June 6, 1909

Glasgow, MO
"Slater 0, Hannaca Blues 1."

June 20, 1909

Glasgow, MO
"Hannaca's Blues defeated the New Franklin baseball team at Hannaca's park by the score of 12 to 4 Sunday afternoon."

June 27, 1909

Glasgow, MO
"Slater W.S. 1, Hannaca Blues 4. Strikeouts for Slater, Woolery 5, for the Blues, Donaldson 15."

July 19, 1909

Glasgow, MO
"Hannaca's Blues went to Fayette Monday where they crossed bats with the Fayette colored baseball team. The Blues won the game by a score of 18 to 1."