John Wesley Donaldson

Newspaper Clippings about Southpaw Pitcher John Donaldson

May-June 1915 John Donaldson Games

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

May 1, 1915

Cushing, OK
"The All-Nations won from Cushing, Oklahoma, Saturday, 6 to 2.

May 2, 1915

Kansas City, MO
"The Kansas City Colts, formerly the Kansas City, Kansas Giants, administered the first defeat of the season to the Schmelzers yesterday, 4 to 0. The features were the fielding of the Colts, the pitching of Donaldson, who struck out nineteen men and let the Schmelzers down without a hit, and the homerun of Gray."

Cushing, Oklahoma
"All-Nations won from Cushing Oklahoma Sunday, 8 to 1.

May 3, 1915

Jennings, OK
"All-Nations won from Jennings, Oklahoma, Monday, 8 to 2."

May 4, 1915

Hominy, OK
"The All-Nations team won a 10-inning game at Hominy, Oklahoma, Tuesday. The visitors made three in the tenth and retired Hominy with two runs by a double play whhen two men were on bases.

May 7, 1915

Chanute, KS
"Ball Game if Rain Permits - All-Nations Team Coming to Start Season. - Play Will Begin at 4 o'Clock and Merchants Have Agreed to Close From That Hour Until 6, City Team Manager Reports. - 'The baseball game for tomorrow with the All-Nations club looks doubtful,' said Jimmie James, manager of the Chanute team, this afternoon. 'However, if it is possible we will play. A man and team will be ready to roll the outfield in case the sun shines. The commitee will not be out today, but if the weather is fair the merchants, who have agreed to close their stores from 4 to 6 o'clock for the game, will be called upon. The suburban stores have agreed to close during the hours named.' Chanute's lineup will be picked from the following men: Buchanan, Rush, Blankenship, Stewart, Bishop, Barnes, D. Jenner, S. Jenner, Holliday, Westling. Gallager, Jacobs, Miller, Reed and Peterson. The All-Nations team won a 10-inning game at Hominy, Oklahoma, Tuesday. The visitors made three in the tenth and retired Hominy with two runs by a double play when two men were on bases. The All-Nations won from Cushing, Oklahoma, Saturday, 6 to 2, and Sunday 8 to 1, and from Jennings, Oklahoma, Monday, 8 to 2. The team is composed of Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Cubans, Hawaiians, Indians and Filipinos."

Chanute, KS
"No Ball Game Here Today. - All-Nations Players Went to Longton for a Game, Instead. - There was no ball game here today. Yesterday's rain put a quietus on the plans which the Boosters had made to open the season by a contest with the All-Nations team. The All-Nations players went to Longton, instead, to play today."

May 12, 1915

Eureka, KS
"One of the largest crowds in the history of Association Park witnessed the defeat of the Eureka Red Sox yesterday afternoon at the hands of the All Nations aggregation. At the close of the conflict the game bag of the visiting team contained eight birds, the Red Sox nothing. Notwithstanding the fact that Eureka was shut out, the home boys played a strong game. The visitors were professionals and old heads at the game, and it is not expected that the average amateur team would be in their class. Kite and Bales composed the battery of the Red Sox, and worked well against the hard hitting visitors. Donaldson, the big smoke in the box for the All Nations, was probably the fastest twirler that ever worked in Association Park. However, he was taken out after two innings and his place taken by another pitcher. After the big black was relieved the home boys fared better, several times getting a man to third. The game was absolutely free of quarreling and rag-chewing, and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The Red Sox secured 4 hits during the game, and the All Nations 8."

May 15 & 16, 1915

Iola, KS
"The All-Nations Base Ball Club representing the Schmelzer Arms Co., of Kansas City, Mo., invaded the Devil's domain Saturday and Sunday and succeeded in wrestling a series of two games from them. Saturday's game was poorly attended, it being Iola's busy day, but Sunday's crowd taxed the capacity of the Grand Stand, Chanute sending a delegation of about sixty fans. Donaldson, star twirler for the All Nation club was doing slab duty for the visitors and was nicked for fourteen blows in Saturday's battle and while 'Bad Eye' Jackson, the Devil's choice was touched for only seven safe ones, his support was very wobbly, errors being responsible for their defeat by an 8 to 7 score."

"Sunday Donaldson was the star stickman of the day, gathering three blows, one a two-bagger, out of four trips to the plate. Crow and Blattner for the visitors and A. Grubbs and Harold for Iola also pelted the pill for two bases. Sunday's game was the worst defeat that the Go-Devils have suffered in several seasons, the game ending 10 to 3. The Batteries for Saturday's game were: All Nation, Donaldson and Snyder; Iola, Jackson and A. Grubbs. For Sunday's game: All Nation, Jacobs and Snyder; Iola, Harper, Harold and A. Grubbs.

May 17, 1915

Garnett, KS
"By a score of 7 to 11, the Garnett baseball team went down in defeat to the All-Nations team, at the local park, yesterday afternoon. The visiting team were all professional players, thoroughly trained, and have been playing since the opening of the season, while it was Garnett's first appearance on the diamond this year, and to a lack of practice they attribute their defeat. Up to the sixth inning, the local team had failed to make first base, but in the seventh inning made one score; another in the eighth; rallied in the last half of the ninth, and drove in five. A feature of the playing was Bump's pitching. He was put into the box in the second inning to take the place of Roush, and proved a puzzle to the visitors. Lynch, Flynn, and Milligan each landed on the ball for three bases. Tom Flynn umpired the game."

May 24, 1915

Leavenworth, KS
"The All-Nations baseball team dropped a hard fought game to Joe Dear's Vets yesterday afternoon at the Soldier's Home ball yard, 4 to 3. "

May 25, 1915

Falls City, NE
"Tuesday was an ideal day for a base ball game, with the thermometer registering 87. A large crowd followed the Falls City Band and team of All Nations to the Ball Park and witnessed a lively contest. Falls City proved too much for the visitors and won by the following score: 5 to 2."

May 28?, 1915

Blair?, NE
"Carl Rathke of the Black Kats pitched for Blair, Nebraska last Friday against the All-Nations. The Black Kats have a new manager, Gerst Meyer. Their other manager, Walter Overman, resigned. Bernard Probst played with Blair, Nebraska, last Friday, against the All Nations. Blair wants him every Sunday and offered $5 and meals per game for his services."

May 29, 1915

Omaha, NE
"All Nations with John Donaldson to Battle Storz Next - The next attraction offered by Manager Bradford of the Storz is the All Nations, featuring John Donaldson, the great colored southpaw. These games are the banner events in the Storz calendar, and are scheduled for May 29, 30 and 31. Handicapped by lack of control, the Storz pitchers have been a burden to an otherwise good ball team. This defect has been cared for by the addition of Hayes, a former Mink leaguer, who quit the game to accept a position in the train service, and Gray, a semi-pro from Des Moines, who played on an independent salaried team in Eastern Iowa. While a little early to state definitely, Manager Bradford will undoubtedly use Hayes to work against Donaldson. Harry Welch will join the team today, returning to his old position in right field. Eddie Dygert will be transferred to middle field and Lawler will return to left. With Johnny Gonding behind the plate, JOe Vanous on first, George Graham at second, Millard Durkee on third and Frank Woodruff, former State League star, covering short, the brewers will be in a position to make the All Nations extend themselves to keep in the fight."

Omaha, NE
"All Nations Here for Three Games With the Storz - The Storz will play their greatest rivals, the All Nations, Saturday, Sunday and MOnday, at Rourke Park. John Donaldson, the king of colored slabmen; Jap Pacobi, star pitcher of the Tokio University, during their 1913 tour of the United States, and Paul Jones, a southpaw recruit, will probably work against the brewers. Captain Gonding will most likely use Olson, Hayes and Gray, reserving Hayes to battle with Donaldson. The return of Harry Welch to the local's lineup will add materially to their hitting strength. The addition of Joe vanous, at first, and Frank Woodruff on short, with Captain Gonding behind the bat, working like a well-oiled machine with Durkee on third and Grand Island Graham on second make the Stortz infield the greatest combination ever assembled on a local team."

Omaha, NE
"All Nations and Storz Start Three Games Here Today - If the weather is at all favorable the Storz and All Nations will play the opening game o their three-game series today. Jacobi, the Japanese representative of the various nations, will pitch the opening game, with either Olson or Gray working for the locals. Mendez, who has not yet joined the team, was sent transportation ten days ago and may arrive in time for Sunday's game."

May 30, 1915

Omaha, NE
"Struck Out - By Gray 7, by Donaldson 9. Two-Base hit - Donaldson."

Omaha, NE
"Storz versus All-Nations at Rourke park. Donaldson will be in the box for the All-Nations this afternoon."

"ALL-NATIONS HAVE AN EASY TIME WITH STORZ - First Game Ended 2-1, but Second Was Blank for Brewers, With Donaldson Pitching. - The All Nations won a double bill from the Storz at Rourke park Sunday in the presence of a large crowd of fans, mainly attracted by the appearance of Smoke Donaldson, the sensational colored twirler. Scores were 2 to 1 in the first, which went seven innings, while the second ended 3-0."

"ALL-NATIONS HAVE AN EASY TIME WITH STORZ - First Game Ended 2-1, but Second Was Blank for Brewers, With Donaldson Pitching. - Another Double Bill Carded for This Afternoon - "Smoke" to Work on Mound Today. - The All-Nations won a double bill from the Storz at Rourke park Sunday in the presence of a large crowd of fans, mainly attracted by the appearance of Smoke Donaldson, the sensational colored twirler. Scores were 3 to 1 in the first, which went seven innings, while the second ended 3-0.
In the first Olson twirled well enough to win up to the sixth, when he aided his own downfall by passing a man and contributing a wild pitch. Jacobi was air-tight in pitches. The little Jap fanned ten of the Storz while he was out on the slab. Donaldson and Gray had an interesting duel up to the seventh, where fatal miscues by Woodruff and Vabous sent all hopes a glittering. Two games this afternoon, with Donaldson and Mendez for the All-Nations and Hayes and McGuire for the Storz. First game at 2 o'clock.

May 31, 1915

Omaha, NE
"Struck out - by Donaldson 13, by Hayes 4. Wild Pitches - Donaldson, Hayes."

Omaha, NE
"STORZ TAKE BOTH THE GAMES FROM VISITORS - Mighty Donaldson Falls in Second Encounter and Brewers Score on Hard Hits. - A timely triple by Woodruff in the final inning of the first game, and a bombardment of smoke Donaldson in the second inning of the second game resulted in a double win for the Storz yesterday. Scores, 6 to 5 and 7 to 8.

"STORZ TAKE BOTH GAMES FROM VISITORS - Mighty Donaldson Falls in Second Encounter and Brewers Score on Hard Hits. - First Game Was Procession After Omahans Get to the Husky Negro Pitcher. - A timely triple by Woodruff in the final inning of the first game, and a bombardment of smoke Donaldson in the second inning of the second game resulted in a double win for the Storz yesterday, Scores, 6 to 5 and 7 to 3.
In the first game McGuire started for the Storz. Two errors, two passes and a hit by Blattner resulted in his retirement. Gray took up the burden and held the All-Nations until the sixth, when they tied up the count. In the Storz half of the fifth Woodruff hit for two bases with two on, and before the smoke had cleared the Storz had acquired a two-run lead. With the score tied in the last half, Woodruff smashed a triple over Donaldson's head, after two were down, and Vanous hit a fast one to short on which the Jap threw wide to first and Woodruff scampered home with the winning tally.
To Johnny Hayes credit must be given for defeating the Brewers' old foe, Donaldson. Harry Welch started the colored marvel's downfall in the second with a smash to right for two sacks. The Storz then started the procession, after Hayes hit safe and scored two, which resulted in enough runs to win the game."

June 3, 1915

Hurley, SD
"Special Base Ball Attraction - Opening of the season at Hurley, Thursday, June 3, 3 p.m. - Coming! - The All Nations Base Ball Club - Men of All Nations - Japanese, Cubans, Hawaiians, Filipinos, Indians and Americans, traveling in their own special car "Jeanette." The All Nations have been secured for this opening game at a large cost - Admission will be 25c, children 10c. Don't fail to see the waring All Nations."

Hurley, SD
"The Hurley boys play the All Nations here this afternoon and we look for them to give the visitors a merry tussel."

Hurley, SD
"Base Ball - Last Thursday the fast semi-pro "All Nations" crossed bats with the Hurley ball players on the local diamond. The Hurley team lined up as follows: R. Elliott, catcher; Leland Stoddard, pitcher; Roy Rundell, 1st base; Bert Elliott, 2nd base; L.E. Stoddard, 3rd base; R.E. Billings, short stop; C. Miller, right field; W.F. Burroughs, center field; A. Rummell and H. Woodward, left field. While no one expected our boys to beat this aggregation, all were pleased with the showing of the home team which played steady, consistent ball, only two bobbles being made in the nine innings. Each nine secured four hits, but daring base running, with inopportune errors, allowed the mixed bunch to beat us, 5 to 3. The attendance was good and all were pleased with the game. Support for the home team for the coming season is sure."

June 4, 1915

Lennox, SD
"The All Nations defeated Lennox yesterday, 9 to 1, which makes their record so far this year 37 victories to 5 defeats."

June 6, 1915

Sioux Falls, SD
"The All Nation and the Sioux Falls club played an 18-inning game here, the Sioux Falls club winning the game in the eighteenth inning by a score of 1 to 0. The game was a great pitchers' battle between Lane and Donaldson, the great colored pitcher. Both pitchers are airtight during the whole game, the Sioux Falls club winning the game in the eighteenth inning on a hit, sacrifice and an error, which gave them one run.
Batteries - All Nations, Donaldson and Snyder; Sioux Falls, McCarthy and Lane. Struck out - by Donaldson, 30; by Lane, 17. Base on balls, by Donaldson, 2; by Lane, 1."

June 7, 1915

Luverne, MN
"The first of the All-Nation frays was won by Luverne by a score of 7 to 1, with R. Donaldson, a brother of the famed twirler, on the mound for the All Nations, and Dresses doing the heavy work for the Cubs. The records show that Donaldson was found for ten hits and Dressen for three."

June 9, 1915

Luverne, MN
"The All-Nations went down to defeat for the second time Tuesday afternoon in a 9 to 6 game. Mikami, a Jap, did the pitching for the travelers and he was found for 13 hits, while Wiedel did the pitching for Luverne. The game turned into a gluttonous feast of hits, thirteen being charged to Mikami and fourteen to Wiedel."

June 11, 1915

Brookings, SD
"The local team put up a weak opposition against the All Nations here Friday afternoon. The score was 7 to 2. The hitting of the winners featured."

June 12, 1915

Howard, SD
"The travelers also defeated the Howard club, 9 to 6, Donaldson worked for the winners and allowed only 4 hits."

June 13, 1915

Aberdeen, SD
"Hub City Cubs Meet All Nations Sunday - Much Touted Cosmopolitan Team Meets Cubs Sunday - In what is promised to be the most interesting game of the season the Hub City Cubs will cross bats with the All Nations of Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday at Tacoma Park. The All Nations need no introduction to the local fans and with the assurance that the great John Donaldson will cover the mound, baseball bugs of the city will see a slab man that is conceded to be the speediest twirler in the game. Manager Gaul also points with pride to the other members of his pitching staff. Mendez, the Cuban, alternates with Donaldson in the box and while not posessing the speed of the black marvel, he likewise has a reputation of hanging the strike out sign on most of the batters around this section of the country. As a third member of the mound artists, Cannon Ball Jackson manages to share more than his burden of the twirling honors with credit to himself. The All Nations are by no means entirely dependent upon their collection of box men. An infield that is fast and quick to size up the situations combined with garden men that not only possess fielding ability but hitting qualities as well, the team at a whole is about as well balanced aggregation that can be collected."

Aberdeen, SD
"All Nations Win From Cubs - Fast Cosmopolitan Nine Defeat Local Team in a 4 to 0 Shut Out - John Donaldson, the phenomenal colored twirler for the All-Nations baseball aggregation, with the minor assistance of his teammates, served up a 4 to 0 shut out to the Hub City Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Tacoma Park. One of the biggest crowds of the season was present and the fans were certainly given a rare treat in the line of sensational pitching. The big left hander was no doubt the master of the situation. He lived up to all expectations and the way the Cub stickers were trying to connect safely with the pill served as a source of pleasure to the large crowd present. Parden was on the firing line for the Cubs and twirled a splendid game. The locals big right hander was working in great shape and let the visitors down with five scattered hits. - Pitcher Donaldson had those Cubs guessing and sent 17 by the strike-out route. Many were left dead with their bats on their shoulders."

June 14, 1915

Ipswich, SD
"J. Donaldson, Center Field. "

June 16, 1915

Oakes, ND
"Cogswell lost to the All Nations at Oakes yesterday afternoon 4 to 0. Donaldson, the big colored star, was on the rubber for the All Nations and the result was never in doubt after the first inning. It was just a question of how many scores Donaldson's teammates would make. With the exception of Lange every man on the Cogswell team struck out several times. Ellis pitched great ball for eight innings but weakened in the ninth, allowing the All Nations to score three times. Aside from his spectacular work in the box, Donaldson hit safe three times in four times up."

Oakes, ND "All Nations Win From Cogswell Men - Oakes, North Dakota, June 18. - In an exceptionally good exhibition of the national pastime, the All-Nations team, composed of representatives of numerous countries, defeated the Cogswell nine here yesterday, the score being 4 to 0. John Donaldson, the great negro pitcher, hurled for the All-Nations, and in nine innings he struck out 23 men. This season, John Donaldson has pitched two no-hit games and also has pitched 48 consecutive innings without being scored on. The All-Nations are now touring the Northwest. They started the season in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where they trained for the 1915 work. John Donaldson is one of the greatest pitchers in the world, and would be in the big leagues if it were not for his color. Jose Mendez, the remarkable Cuban player, also is with the All-Nations again. Jacobi, a new Japanese pitcher, has joined the club and is playing a great game. Frank Blattner, the giant Hawaiian second baseman, is again with the team, and Popez, the Mexican shortstop, is playing his usual great game."

June 17, 1915

De Smet, SD
"About sixteen hundred people witnessed the forenoon ball game between the locals and the noted All Nations. The great Donaldson was in the box for the visitors, and he showed what he could do as a strikeout artist. Before he tightened up our boys secured two runs, and during the rest of the game he did not loosen up for fear of losing the game. Three hits were secured, and a number of men were on bases. Aside from Donaldson the team is not especially strong, and with anyone else in the box the De Smet team would have no trouble in handling them. Pfremmer pitched six innings for the locals, Murphy finishing. The boys played good ball, and the game was hotly contested. "

June 20, 1915

Carrington, ND
"The All-Nation ball club won an interesting game from Carrington here yesterday by a score of 5 to 3. The features of the game being the stealing of home by Chief Snyder and the pitching of Jap Jacobs, who replaced Jones in the box after Carrington had secured three runs in the fifth inning. That makes ten straight victories for the All Nation club."

June 21, 1915

Grand Forks, ND
"All Nation Club in North Dakota - Aggregation of Ball Tossers Now Meeting Teams in Southern Part of State. - Grand Forks, North Dakota, June 21. - The famous All-Nations team is again in North Dakota and is at this time playing in the southern part of the state. The tour was started from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where the club had its training quarters. John Donaldson, the great negro pitcher, probably the greatest moundsman outside the big leagues, is again with the club and thus far he has thrown two no-hit contests and has a record of 48 consecutive innings without a score. The Cuban infielder, Jose Mendez, is also with the club this season, and is Lopez, the Mexican shortstop, and Frank Blattner, the giant Hawaiian second baseman. The All Nations have added a Jap, Jacobi, to the pitching staff, who is proving a wonder this year. Thus far the club has played 45 games and won 39 of them. The longest contest was played at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where they lost a 19-inning battle, 1 to 0, which John Donaldson threw, fanning 30 men."

Carrington, ND
"Base on balls off Lyle 8, off Donaldson 2; struck out by Lyle 18, by Donaldson 9."

June-August 1915 John Donaldson Games

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

June 22, 1915

Cando, ND
"Three-base hits, Donaldson, Bacon. Struck out, by Keenan 5, by Donaldson 20."

Cando, ND
Same games, posting from a different newspaper:
"Cando Wins One and Ties Another With All-Nations Team - (Herald Special Service.) Cando, North Dakota, June 24, The All Nations and Cando teams played two great games at Cando Tuesday. The first was won by Cando by a score of 3 to 2 and was a twelve-inning game.
The second also was a twelve-inning game and was called on account of darkness without a score. Both pitchers pitched great ball, Donaldson having twenty-one strikeouts and allowed but one hit, while Kennin struck out five and allowed two hits."

"TWO GAMES GO EXTRA INNINGS - Box Scores of Cando-All Nations Game Shows Great Playing. - (Herald Special Service) Cando, North Dakota, June 25. - In two of the fastest games of the national pastime seen in this part of the country in years, the All Nations and the home club played two extra inning games before more than 1,500 people, who came from the surrounding country to watch these two teams play. The first game was a pitcher's battle between Carver and Russell, which went 12 innings, and which was won by the home club by the close score of 3 to 2. The locals secured the lead in the third inning and kept it until the ninth, when the visitors tied it up. The next three innings were featured by fast fielding by both teams. In the last half of the 12th an error, a hit batsman, a hit and a sacrifice fly gave the home club one run and the game. The fielding of Donaldson, the "Black Walter Johnson," in this game was a feature. He made some of the most sensational running catches ever seen on the local grounds.
The second game was another extra inning game between Donaldson for the visitors and Keenan for the home team, which went ten innings 0 to 0, and which was called at the end of the tenth on account of darkness. Both pitchers pitched gilt-edged ball, allowing two hits apiece. Donaldson for the visitors struck out 20 men and only one man got as far as second base. In the ninth, a base on balls and a hit nearly gave the visitors a score, but fast fielding by the home club spoiled all their chances."

June 23, 1915

Minot, ND
"Two Thousand people saw the Minot regular team defeat the All Nations at Dorman's park last evening by a score of 8 to 1. The Magigians clinched things for fair in the first inning when they scored seven runs. The All Nations made one score in the second inning, but that was all, for after that they succeeded in getting nothing but ciphers. Features of the game were a home run in the first by Spillane with the bases full off Jacobs, and another home run in the second by Rush, with no one on. Spillane's pitching was superb and he should have a shut-out to his credit. He was never in deep water, but kept the hits well scattered and at all times had his opponents at his mercy.
The All Nations used three pitchers, both Jones and Jacobs being knocked off the rubber, but the home boys were finally stopped in the fifth round when Sowies took the mound. Jap Jacobs who relieved Jones in the second appeared to have everything in the book, but just happened to be out guessed by both Spillane in the first and Rush in the second who straightened his benders for a round trip.
Donaldson, the great pitcher for the All Nations worked in the center garden and was the comedy artist for the visitors, pulling off several stunts that kept the stands in excellent good humor."

June 24, 1915

Berthold, ND
"In a heavy slugging match this afternoon in which the All Nations got eleven hits and the locals eight, the former won by a score of 7 to 4. Jones, who opened for the visitors, was taken out of the box at the end of the third after the locals got him for two runs. Russell finished the game."

June 25, 1915

Kenmare, ND
"In a hard fought battle between the All Nations and Kenmare Friday afternoon, the former team won out in the finish. For a number of innings the local team held the score down to 3-3, when in the last of the seventh inning two more runs were brought in by the traveling aggregation, making the score 5-3 in their favor. The game was witnessed by one of the largest crowds out to a game this season, many being in attendance from Norma, Niobe, and Bowbells. The majority of the business houses closed shop."

June 26, 1915

Ambrose, ND
"One of the best exhibitions of the national game ever witnessed by local fans was played here last Saturday when the local aggregation defeated the All Nations with a score of 2 to 1. Errorless ball was played by both teams and at no time during the nine frames were either of the clubs sure of the game. Jap Jacobs, who won 19 out of 21 games for the University of Japan, occupied the mound for the visiting team and although he did very creditable work, our boys found him for 7 hits. Russell for the locals proved quite invincible and only permitted one hit, that by the far-famed Donaldson, whose name is familiar to all followers of baseball here."

June 27, 1915

Crosby, ND
"The largest crowd of baseball fans ever attracted in this part of the state was in evidence in Crosby last Sunday. About 2500 people were here, from towns within a radius of 75 miles to witness the double header baseball event, the main attraction being the game with the much heralded All Nation aggregation. The first game Crosby vs. Ambrose was a good game in sports, with the visitors having an edge the best of it. The exhibition game with the All Nations demonstrated to the large crowd that it is some ball team. Donaldson the famous colored pitcher was on the mound three innings and one hit was garnered off his delivery. The Crosby boys were in fit form with Larson on the mound. The game resulted in Crosby winning with the score 7-8."

June 28, 1915

Minot, ND
"Struck out, by Spillane 7; by Donaldson 19."

Minot, ND
"ALL-NATIONS 7; MINOT 0. - The All-Nations took the Minot team into camp Monday evening at the park, score 7 to 0. The game was very fast. Minot got two hits and the visitors six. John Donaldson, the colored pitcher for the visitors, is a wizard. He is a wonder at speed, curves and control."

June 29, 1915

Harvey, ND
"Donaldson, Center Field."

July 1, 1915

Williston, ND
"Donaldson, Center Field. Home Runs - Donaldson, Hiesing, Bruegger."

July 2, 1915

Sidney, MT
"In a very interesting and well played game on the Sidney diamond, the home team defeated the All-Nation club by a score of 7 to 6. The local boys played their best game of the season, and their batting was the feature of the game, 11 hits being made off the All Nations' three pitchers, Russell, Jones, and Smith. Russell, the darkey, lasted but one inning, Sidney getting five hits and four scores off his delivery. Jones, the next pitcher, lasted but four innings, and was taken out when it was evident that Sidney was getting onto him. Smith was put in Jones's place, and made a good finish, but in the tenth inning two safeties and a dead ball netted the run that gave Sidney the game. Caven was on the mound, and pitched masterly ball thru'out the contest, getting eight strike-outs and fielding his position faultlessly. It was as good a game as ever been seen here, and Sidney certainly deserves a great deal of credit for the gilt-edge ball it put up for this occasion, in order to better a team of the class of the All-Nations, which has some of the best players outside of organized base ball."

July 3, 1915

Sidney, MT
"The Sidney club knocked Russell, All Nations pitcher, out of the box in the first inning scoring five runs. Chief Smith replaced him, holding Sidney to two hits the balance of the game. The All Nations hit safely twelve times, but fast fielding of the Sidney club cut off several runs at the plate. With the score 5 to 5 in the tenth, Sidney secured a walk and scored the winning run with a long hit. A feature of the game was a homerun of Donaldson."

Sidney, MT
"All Nations Win and Lose - Sidney, Montana, July 3. - The All Nations lost an interesting game here today to the Sidney club by a score of 6 to 5. Russell, the All Nations pitcher, was knocked out of the box in the first inning when the Sidney club secured five runs, he was then replaced by Chief Smith, who held the Sidney club to two hit the balance of the game. Sidney secured the winning run in the tenth inning on a walk and a hit. The All Nations played an uphill game and batted the ball hard securing twelve hits but fast fielding by the home club cut off several runs at the plate. The feature of the game was the home run drive of John Donaldson's of the All Nations, the drive being the longest ever made on the Sidney grounds. The All Nations have strengthened their crippled club this week by the addition of Chief Smith pitcher, George Walla second baseman and Lorenz, an outfielder. Jose Mendez is expected to be back in the game within the next ten days when the All Nations will again have their usual strong club."

July 4, 1915

Glendive, MT
"Struck out - by Donaldson, 16; by Goldrick, 5."

Glendive, MT
"July 4, Glendive 2, All Nations 7."

"Glendive Baseball Season 1915 - Glendive Takes Two Out of Three From Strong All Nations Aggregation - Series the Greatest Ever Seen in This City - Donaldson the Colored Wonder Performs - Local Players Excel At Bat. - Before the largest crowd of baseball fanatics, fans, rooters, boosters, enthusiasts and spectators ever gathered to see a baseball series in Dawson county, the Glendive champs opened with the World's All Nation team Sunday afternoon on the local diamond by scoring two runs against the traveling aggregation's seven. The weather was splendid for ball playing and upwards of 600 spectators viewed the game, including the occupants of nearly 60 automobiles. The bright particular features were the masterful pitching of the All Nations' colored twirler, Donaldson, who allowed but three hits; and the home run in the ninth by Glendive's pitcher, Goldrick. The dark, somber spots were the seven errors of the local boys who seemed to have been stricken with stage fright as no doubt they were to some extent. The score, which shows one earned run only credited to each team, is convincing evidence of the havoc created by the many Glendive errors. Partly to offset the miscues, the Champs were credited with two beautiful double plays. The All Nations started their run getting in the first with a three bagger and a wild pitch by Goldrick, Dunbar crossing the rubber. They scored another when Russell hit to left and was brought home on a long fly to Hildensperger. The deluge came in the seventh when four runs were scored on four hits by the Kansas City outfit and three errors by the locals. Glendive made its two scores in the ninth as follows: Goldy walloped out a home run hit to left. Dyer then hit to short and was safe at first. Foss then knocked a clean 2-bagger to left and Dyer crossed the home plate. Elder was out at first and Sid and Nelson fanned."

Glendive, MT
"Win at Glendive - Glendive, July 4. - The All Nations won from the Glendive club here today in an interesting game. The All Nations batted Goldrick hard while John Donaldson held the Glendive team to one hit until the ninth inning when they got two runs on two hits. The feature of the game was the hitting of Dunbar and Jap Jacobs of the All Nations."

July 5, 1915

Glendive, MT
"Three-base hits - Cavin, Donaldson."
Glendive, MT
"Monday's Game - The largest crowd that ever witnessed a ball game in eastern Montana saw the contest on Monday. Twelve hundred people viewed the game and saw Cavin, the Glendive twirler win his tenth straight game, 8 to 4. Upwards of 125 autos lined the field; the weather was warm and balmy; both the Glendive and the Luther College Band livened things up with their splendid music; the Champs displayed more confidence in themselves; and the victory was clean and well merited. Only in one inning, the sixth, did the All Nations score. The four runs were made on hits by Donaldson, Blattner and Snyder and errors by Hanson and Elder. Glendive made its first two runs in the third on hits by Ham and Cavin. Another was scored in the fifth on a great 3-bagger by Cavin and a wild pitch by Jacobs. Two more were tallied in the sixth on hits by Foss and Elder. The game was put on ice in the seventh with hits by Thrasher, Cavin, Foss and Broderick."

July 6, 1915

Glendive, MT
"Struck out - by Donaldson 4; by Smith 6; by Hicks 8."

Glendive, MT
"Tuesday's Game. - Tuesday's game, which was not called until shortly after 5p.m., resulted in a loosely played contest won by Glendive, 12 to 3. Shortly before the circus was over clouds obscured the sky and a light downpour of rain got the diamond in perfect condition for the game. Fifty autos were present and the attendance was estimated at 400. Glendive's new pitcher, Hicks, while passing 8 men, allowed but 3 scattered hits, and the local team won notwithstanding its seven errors. The Champs fattened their batting averages considerably, a total of 14 hits being secured from the All Nations' pitcher, Smith, after John Donaldson was taken out of the box at the end of the second inning after fanning 4 out of the seven batters who faced him. Dyer and Hicks were the only Glendive batters not spearing at least one hit. Glendive made seven runs in the fifth and 5 in the eighth. The big batting rally came in the fifth. Ham hit a two-bagger to left. Hicks walked. Dyer was safe when he attempted a sacrifice bunt, Ham being forced at third. Foss fanned. Elder hit a single near right foul line and Hicks scored. Sid was safe at first and Dyer scored on error of short. Hanson hit to left near foul line, both of the foul line decisions of Umpire Dr. Donohue being questioned by the All Nations team, and Elder and Broderick scored. Thrasher hit to short and was safe when first baseman dropped the ball, Hanson scoring on the play. Goldrick then made a beautiful hit to left and both he and String scored on Ham's two-bagger to center. Hildensperger ws plainly out at third when he tried to stretch his hit into a triple, although Umpire Taylor called him back to the bag and called him safe. This decision set the grand stand wild and they would not be appeased until Dr. Donohue took the field and reversed Taylor's decision."

July 7, 1915

Beach, ND
"ALL NATIONS TO BE HERE. - The All Nation base ball team, which has been touring the state during the past month, and who have been taking into camp nearly every team which they meet, are scheduled to play here on Wednesday, July 7. This promises to be a great exhibition of the national game, for every player on the visiting team is a star. The locals will strengthen up considerably on that day and a good game is promised. Among the players who make up the All Nation team are Jose Mendez, the great Cuban star who made such a record against the Philadelphia team on their trip to Cuba. They have in John Donaldson another great pitcher who has defeated some of the greatest teams in the United States. He is considered the greatest colored pitcher in base ball. The game will start promptly at three o'clock."

Beach, ND
"The All Nations won a game from the Beach club by a score of 12 to 4 and played a tie game of 12 innings with the Dickenson team, which was called on account of darkness with the score standing 0 to 0. The game was a pitchers battle between Donaldson and Gardner, Donaldson allowing three hits and striking out 18 men, while Gardner struck out 10 men and allowed only three hits."

July 8, 1915

Dickinson, ND
"The Dickinson ball team held the All Nations players down to a tie for eleven innings and called it a draw. Kenneth Gardner and Leslie Wasem furnished the battery for the locals going up against Donaldson, who is claimed to be the world's fastest colored pitcher. It was an exciting game witnessed by the largest crowd ever on the Dickinson diamond.
The game between Beach and the locals was called off after six innings on account of rain which necessitated dragging the diamond for the next game of the series. The visitors were in the lead. The game was called in the 12th inning because of darkness after Gardner had struck out 10 and Donaldson 19 men. Each allowed 2 hits. The day before the All Nations club defeated the Beach team by a score of 12 to 4."

"The All Nations won a game from the Beach club by a score of 12 to 4 and played a tie game of 12 innings with the Dickenson team, which was called on account of darkness with the score standing 0 to 0. The game was a pitchers battle between Donaldson and Gardner, Donaldson allowing three hits and striking out 18 men, while Gardner struck out 10 men and allowed only three hits."
*This is a repeat from the day before, since it mentions both days."
Dickinson, ND
"Dickinson Nine Ties All Nations - Dickinson, North Dakota, July 8. - The Dickinson ball team holds All Nations players down for eleven innings was agreed to call it a draw. Kenneth Gardner and Leslie Wasem furnished the battery for the locals going up against John Donaldson, who is claimed to be the world's fastest colored pitcher. It was an exciting game witnessed by the largest crowd ever on the Dickinson diamond. The game between Beach and the locals was called off after six innings on account of rain which necessitated dragging the diamond for the next game of the series. The visitors were in the lead.

Dickinson, ND
"Dickinson Holds Donaldson Down - Eleven Inning Game Without Scores. World's Fastest Colored Pitcher Could Not Pull All Nations. - The best ball game ever witnessed on the Dickinson diamond was played Thursday afternoon between the locals and the All Nations. Eleven innings were played without a score on either side and as per agreement the game ended. Gardner allowed but 3 hits and Donaldson, the colored pitcher, the same. Our side had 1 error and the visitors none. After the 7th inning it was very evident that the All Nations were trying hard to hit but they were unable to connect. Both sides had men on bases and in the last of the 11th it looked for a few minutes as though Dickinson was going to score. It is said that Donaldson is the best colored pitcher in the world. The speed with which he delivered ball is wonderful, and probably if it was not for his color he would be one of the highest salaried pitchers in the United States. He holds the world's record for playing 30 hitless innings, so it will be seen that Dickinson went up against the real thing Thursday. Our people are loud in their praise for the find work of Gardner and Wasem and for all the boys of the team for that matter. There was good work on bases, in the field and all round. This game was played to a $300 crowd. Lewie Kostelecky umpired."

July 10, 1915

Almont, ND
"The All Nations base ball team had little trouble defeating Almonts team Saturday by a score of 16 to 6. There was a large crowd in town to attend the game and Almont was putting on all the evidence of a 4th of July celebration."

July 11, 1915

Mandan, ND
"Struck out by Donaldson in five innings 12, by Jacobs in 4 innings 3, by Dorfier 8."

July 12, 1915

Jamestown, ND
"In a loosly played contest the Carrington baseball team defeated the All Nations at the Fair Grounds on Monday evening by a score of 9 to 2. Carrington took the lead in the initial inning, a home run with two men on bases scoring three tallies, enough to win the game. However, the Carrington sluggers pounded out six more tallies, hitting Chief Smith freely. The game was relieved by Sparks of fast baseball.
In the box for Carrington was Dewey Lyle, star twirler of Jamestown last season, and he showed the same form as when wearing the Jamestown uniform. It was his second victory of the season over the All Nations. In the center field for the All Nations was John Donaldson, who attracted the usual amount of attention. The All Nation's regular catcher was injured and his place taken by Howard Rolfe of the Jamestown headquarters team. He played an excellent game and was responsible for the All Nations' two tallies. The crowd was large, with many in the grandstand, the bleachers filled and the usual fans along the first-base line. Nearly 100 autos circled the field."

July 13, 1915

Jamestown, ND
"The second game played on Tuesday afternoon, starting at 3pm, (illegible) Leahy, Carrington's pitcher heaved a good game and the support given him by the rest of the team was of the best, there being only three errors made by the locals and the visitors only making four. Leahy allowed six hits, but keeping men scattered prevented the opposing team from scoring. Nine hits were secured off Jacob, the All Nation pitcher. Jacobs struck out eleven men and Leahy struck out six.

The third game played on Tuesday starting at 6:30 resulted in the lop-sided score of 17-2. While Carrington expected to get heat they had no intention of letting the visitors run away with the game and would have succeeded in keeping the score down had we had a pitcher who was in shape. Schmerler, played good ball up to the sixth inning when his arm gave out and a substitute pitcher was put in his place. And then for fun the All Nations began. Donaldson pitched the game for the All Nations and allowed eight hits and struck out twelve men. Schmirler got five strike outs and Koenig the substitute pitcher got three. A total of fourteen hits was scored by the All Nations in this game."

July 14, 1915

Oakes, ND
"The All-Nations also won from Oakes Wednesday, score 10 to 6."

July 15, 1915

Milnor, ND
"The All-Nations won a fast game from the Milnor club today by a score of 4 to 0. Donaldson and Farris both pitched good ball, but Donaldson was invincible in pitches and received better support than Farris. Donaldson struck out thirteen men, and allowed four hits; Farris struck out nine, and allowed five hits."

Milnor, ND
"Milnor Loses Close Game to All Nations - Milnor, North Dakota, July 19. 0 Of all the ball games played for years by the Milnor aggregation, none proved more interesting and electrifying than the game Thursday on the home diamond between Milnor and the All Nations team of picked men from all over the country. The first two innings neither side scored. Then the first half of the third came fand slippery-elm could be purchased for a phonograph song. The home team lost their equilibrium and one error after another followed in quick succession. When Humpty-Dumpty sat up again the visitors had three scores - that was enough to settle most anything - even a bad debt. So the home team undaunted went to work again, the side retired and not again did the visitors get a look in until the first half of the ninth, when another costly error permitted one more run by the Nations. It sounds bad, but it's true just the same - the Nations did not earn a run. Milnor on the other hand, twice had a man on second and third (once with no men out) which made the black man look serious. Added steam, however, on his part retired the side before they could push around to home plat. Hits secured off Donaldson 5; off Farris 5. Struck out by Donaldson, 13; by Faris 9. Score 4 to 0. This game is the last of the season with Milnor. Too bad! We'd like to see the same bunch go again those Nation fellers once more, but guess it can't be so. We'll lay for 'em next year, and don't you forget it, and we'll get their scalps too, if they have any when that time comes around begosh! Good bye Donny, yo' face is so black, but yo' heart is white. Two Players Sign. - As a proof of the quality of our boys be submit that the All Nations management have signed up Durham and Henry and they play with them against Wahpeton tomorrow - Friday. Also, in spite of the fact that the All Nations have four pitchers with them, they made a strenuous effort to sign up Mr. Faris but Mr. Faris turned it down for reasons best known to himself."

July 16, 1915

Wahpeton, ND
"The All-Nations won two games from the fast Wahpeton and Hankinson clubs. The Wahpeton game was 7 to 1, and the Hankinson game, 3 to 0. Batteries at Wahpeton were Jap Jacobs and Durham, Faust and Smith. Batteries at Hankinson were Chief Smith and Durham, Narum and Albers. Wahpeton secured but three hits off of Jap Jacobs and Hankinson got two hits off Chief Smith."

July 18, 1915

Havana, ND
"Havana closed the most successful baseball season known to this city Sunday, when they were defeated by the All Nations by a score of 8 to 3. Donaldson pitched for the All Nations, while Parks was on the mound for the locals. Seven hits were secured off Donaldson, including a double and a triple. Parks and Pollock secured two hits each, while Mosberg, Leach and Dean got one each."

July 19, 1915

July 19, 1915

Britton, SD
"The people of Britton and vicinity will have the pleasure of seeing John Donaldson, without doubt, the greatest colored pitcher in the world, in action here next Monday afternoon, July 19th, with the All Nations against the Havana team."

Britton, SD
"Monday's game was played in Britton with the All Nations. The game was but a repetition of Sunday's game. Twight pitched his ordinary good game of ball, but this it seems was not good enough to hold the All Nations boys down. The home team did not hit as good as the All Nations second best pitcher as they did against Donaldson, and could only succeed in getting two men around. The All Nations tally sheet was a little bit more spotted, as the result of eleven scores."

July 20, 1915

Aberdeen, SD
"Tourists Too Fast For Locals - Cosmopolitan Nine Keep Up Winning Streak By Easy Victory Yesterday - As another feature of the big athletic bill held yesterday afternoon at Wylie Park, the All Nations easily demonstrated their superiority over the Appel aggregation by a score of 7 to 1. The mighty John Donaldson started on the firing line for the tourists and after two innings gave away to Jacobs, the little Jap twirler, this doughty little slabman possessed everything, from speed to perfect control. The Appleites either found their bats pretty heavy or experienced some difficulty in lifting them from their shoulders at the right time. Only two hits, both of them of the scratch variety, were registered by the local pastimers during the entire route. The tourists, on the other hand, were especially effective with the bludgeon in pinches. On two different occasions with the bases loaded, the pinch hitter came through in the squeeze enabling the visitors to secure a comfortable lead. Pete Burkhardt, for the locals, twirled a sparkling brand of ball, allowing but six hits, and with any kind of support would have held the cosmopolitan aggregation to three scores, the actual earned runs."

July 21, 1915

Gettysburg, SD
"The Gettysburg Cubs played the best game of the season yesterday afternoon against the All Nations, holding the professionals to two scores. The final score was 2 to 0, in favor of All Nations. Sumner for the Cubs fanned 12 men, passed 6, hit 3 and gave 6 hits. Jones for the All Nations fanned 6, passed 0, hit 0, and gave 7 hits."

July 22, 1915

Faulkton, SD
"All Nations Have Big Schedule - Cosmopolitan Nine Have Lost Only Six Games Out of Fourty-Two Played - The All Nation baseball club is now playing the following schedule in South Dakota; Faulkton, July 22; De Smet, July 23-24; Bryant, July 25; Howard, July 26; Mitchell, July 27-28; Montrose, July 29; Lennox, July 30; Sioux Falls, July 31 and August 1. In Iowa, August 2-3, Storm Lake; August 4, Webster City; August 5, Cherokee; August 6, Sibley; August 8, Yankton, South Dakota; August 9, at Sioux Rapids. All Nations have won 36 out of 42 games played in North Dakota and Montana. The great John Donaldson, the greatest colored pitcher of today, is taking his regular turn pitching, and up to date has lost three games this season. Jap Jacobs, a native of Japan, is second on the club, he having lost eight games out of thirty pitched. Wheezer Smith joined this club at Jamestown, North Dakota, and so far has pitched ten games, lost two. All Nations are managed by Wilkinson and Gaul, the originators of All Nations, and are in no way connected with any other so-called All Nations who are travelling under their title and who are misrepresenting themselves the All Nation baseball club by starting reports that John Donaldson was hurt."

Faulkton, SD
"The 'All Nations' ball team made its appearance here Thursday afternoon according to schedule, coming from Gettysburg, where they played the day before, winning by a score of 2 to 0. They play a fast game and no doubt one of the strongest teams in the state, as they have trimmed up pretty nearly everything on the road. They are in a class by themselves and while they did not shut out the home team they took the long end of the game by a score of 5 to 1. A big crowd saw the game."

July 23, 1915

De Smet, SD
"All Nations at De Smet, South Dakota, July 23-24."

De Smet, SD
"Donaldson, Center Field. Two base hits - Kennedy, Donaldson, Russell."

July 24, 1915

De Smet, SD
"All Nations at De Smet, South Dakota, July 23-24."

July 25, 1915

Bryant, SD
"All Nations at Bryant, July 25."

Bryant, SD
"All records for baseball attendance since the opening of the Bryant Ball Park were broken at the local park on Sunday, when close to 1500 fans witnessed the game between Bryant and the All Nations. John Donaldson, considered one of the best colored pitchers in the world was on the mound for the All Nations, and his work in the box was remarkable. He struck out 17 men and allowed two hits. Fairchild garnered a hit over second base and Welch drove a fast one past the third baseman. Sky and Nelson were the battery for the home team and their work through the game was good. The All Nations scored one earned run and the other runs came in on errors by the local team. Only twenty nine men faced Donaldson, three men facing him in each inning."

Bryant, SD
"Bryant vs. All Nations - Bryant, July 30 (*game was actually played July 25*)- The All Nation baseball club which has been touring this part of the country, handed Bryant the white lemon. Only 29 men faced Donaldson, the famous chocolate twirler for the mixed team and he struck out seventeen of these and allowed only two hits. The final tally showed the All Nations to the good with a 5-0 score."

July 26, 1915

Howard, SD
"All Nations at Howard, South Dakota, July 26"

July 27, 1915

Mitchell, SD
"All Nations at Mitchell, South Dakota, July 27-28"

Mitchell, SD
"Donaldson, Center Field"

July 28, 1915

Mitchell, SD
"All Nations at Mitchell, South Dakota, July 27-28"

Mitchell, SD
"Struck out - by Donaldson, 16; by Johnson, 7."

Mitchell, SD
"Big Smoke Has Plenty of Stuff - John Donaldson, Colored Twirler, Whiffs Sixteen Braves and Allows Three Hits. - The biggest baseball crowd of the year yesterday afternoon saw a pitcher work whose only bar from the big leagues is his color. He was John Donaldson, the colored slabster for the All Nations club, who held the Mitchell Braves to three hits and whiffed sixteen batters. The big smoke had the speed and the stuff to stand any batter on his head and for the first six frames the only man to reach a base was one who walked. Against the hard-hitting visitors, Franklin Johnson pitched a brilliant game. Their nine hits were scattered ones, and only in the third and ninth innings were they bunched sufficiently to tally three runs. Only in the seventh did Mitchell have a chance to score. The Senegambian fanned two Braves in the first frame. Bond, the second sacker imported from Emery for yesterday's tussle, drew a walk in the second with one man down. Murphy took three strikes and Umps Caylor called Gilmore out on a strike that whizzed by his ears. The first hit off Donaldson came in the seventh frame, when Butler drove the ball too hard for Blattner to handle. Scharnweber forced Butler out at second and Bond walked again but the frame whiffed as Murphy whiffed. Johnson drew four balls from the black man in the eighth, after two were down. Dougan singled safely when he hit through Blattner and reached first before the ball could be whipped to the bag. Johnson failed to realize on his end of the double steal from third and first and Dougan was trapped between the bags. In the ninth, Scharnweber rapped the ball for a clean hit into center field and Bond closed the inning and game by grounding out to Dunbar. Smith singled for the visitors in the second and was the first man to climb on the sacks. Crow grounding out to Johnson behind him. Blattner opened with a single to left in the third and was sacrificed a notch by Russell. Walla doubled into the left garden and scored Blattner. A wallop into center by Dunbar and Walla came across the rubber, Seney nailing Dunbbar at second. In the fifth, after Blattner had flied out to Seney, Russell hit into right field and went to third as Gilmore loafed on the ball. Flies to Liston and a grounder to Butler kept the visitors scoreless. Fast fielding kept the allies safe until the ninth, when Durham singled into left field, advanced a notch when Seney dropped Smith's fly and came home on Blattner's single into center."

Mitchell, SD
"All Nations Win with Single Run - Take 1 to 0 Battle From Mitchell Braves as a result of ragged play. - It took about four nations and one costly boot to defeat the Braves in an otherwise brilliant battle at Hitchcock park yesterday afternoon, the All-Nations club winning by the score of 1 to 0. Ed Liston, making his debut on the mound for Mitchell, held the visitors to three scattered bingles. Brilliant fielding featured the defense of both clubs, the allies playing an errorless game and the Braves cracking under the strain in only one spot. Art Smith, the visiting slabster, pitched one of the hardest game Mitchell has tried ot hit this year, although a ninth inning rally threatened to tie the score and send the battle into extra innings. Seven hits were garnered off his delivery. The baseball fans, who were present in large numbers, got their money's worth from the state of the game. After Walla, the Indian third sacker for the visitors, had cracked out a grounder to Murphy, Dunbar hit the ball for what looked like a safe drive to right field. Starting at full speed, Gilmore scooped the ball with one hand about six inches off the ground for a circus catch. After playing of the kind, John Donaldson's hard grounder to Scharnweber looked easy. Pheney, the first man up for Mitchell, cracked the ball into safe territory in right field, but died trying to steal second. Two men were whiffed by each twirler in the second frame, Dougan hitting safely into center field with two men down. After Crow had fanned for the visitors in the third, Blattner, the Hawaiian second sacker, hit for a single into left field. He tried to pilfer second but was the first of the three runners nailed easily by Dougan going down. With two men out, Russell Donaldson, brother of the famous dusky hurler, drew a walk right on the line between Butler and Scharnweber, the big first baseman dropped the ball when the colored boy butted into him head foremost. In the mixup that followed, young Donaldson stole second and then scored when Butler dropped Murphy's peg on Walla's grounder. Dunbar was hit by Liston, but was forced by Donaldson at second. Pheney drew transportation in the third and Dougan singled at the start of the fifth, the next three hitters driving into waiting mitts. Walla hit safely in the fifth, but fell victim to Dougan's whip to second base. Durham was hit in the shoulder in the seventh, but another attempt to steal the second bag and Dougan had the ball on him. At the start of the seventh, Butler singled to center, but Seney and Dougan popped out to third and Murphy to short. In the ninth, Young handled Donaldson's long drive to center with ease. In the last half of the frame, Young and Scharnweber popped out, to short and third. Hopes for a rally started when Butler smacked the ball over third and Seney hit through second for clean singles. In his anxiety to hit safely, Dougan just touched the ball and rolled an easy grounder to Smith. Both clubs were scheduled to play again at Hitchcock park at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The next game is at Ethan Thursday and at Alexandria Friday. On Sunday, Pitchell plays at Plankinton."

July 29, 1915

Montrose, SD
"All Nations at Montrose, South Dakota, July 29"

Montrose, SD
"All Nations came to play baseball in Montrose. Thursday last. A big crowd went out to see them. The All Nations team is one of the most celebrated baseball clubs in the U.S. They are sent out as a special attraction by the Schmelzer Arms Co., of Kansas City, MO. They are under the management of Wilkinson and Gaul. This team always puts up a good game for any local team that can play ball. They mostly lose out in Montrose and did this time. The crowd cheered both teams along to victory - if possible - as the All Nations are quite popular here coming once or twice every season. Luck seemed against them however, last Thursday, and the Montrose boys won, the score being 3 to 1 in their favor. A large number of autos came to see this game. They did not tarry any, however, when it was over and they disappeared almost mysteriously. The crowd seemed to enjoy the All Nations game, and it ought to considerably encourage the local team here to win over such celebrated professionals."

July 30, 1915

Lennox, SD
"All Nations at Lennox, South Dakota, July 30"

Lennox, SD
"All Nations Play at Lennox - The Famous All Nations Base Ball Club, the Club of All Nations, including Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiians, Filipinos, Indians and Americans, one colored man, John Donaldson, the greatest colored pitcher in the world today, will play at Lennox, South Dakota, Friday July 30. This club travels in their own private Hotel Car and are the best traveling Club on the road today."

July 31, 1915

Sioux Falls, SD
"All Nations at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 31"

Sioux Falls, SD
"Donaldson... 1 Hit"

August 1, 1915

Sioux Falls, SD
"All Nations at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, August 1"

Sioux Falls, SD
"Baseball in the Northwest - Sioux Falls Cleans All Nations by 2 to 1 - Games at Dupree - Sioux Falls, Aug. 4 - Special - A scratch hit by Schaefer followed by a single by Lindell in the lucky seventh, gave Sioux Falls the victory over the All Nations in one of the fastest games seen in the city for a long time, the score ending 2 to 1 in favor of the locals. Instead of being a contest between two teams it was more like a game between Donaldson and Lane. Donaldson was right and it was not until the seventh inning that Sioux Falls could get anything that looksed like a hit while on the other hand Lane, while pitching good ball, was touched up for six clean hits, two of these being doubles. After his teammates had batted in a run in the second inning the colored wonder tightened like a wire and the succeeding innings passed quickly by, the local batters going out one-two-three; several times by successive strike outs."

"Two base hits, Donaldson. Struck out - by Donaldson, 15; by Lane, 3."

August 2, 1915

Storm Lake, IA
"All Nations at Storm Lake, Iowa, August 2-3"

August 3, 1915

Storm Lake, IA
"All Nations at Storm Lake, Iowa, August 2-3"

August 4, 1915

Webster City, IA
"All Nations at Webster City, August 4"

Webster City, IA
"A fine ball game was witnessed by a large crowd at Riverside park Wednesday afternoon between the Webster City Nationals and the All Nations. With a whirlwind in the box for the All Nations like Donaldson, the home boys did well. The score was 1 to 0 in favor of the All Nations."

August 5, 1915

Cherokee, IA
"All Nations at Cherokee, Iowa, August 5"

Cherokee, IA
"Cherokee's crippled team was defeated here today by a score of 5 to 4 by the All Nations. Cherokee had three pitchers playing the outfield and two outfielders covering second and third. Batteries, Rasmussen, Donaldson and Durham; Brown and Ludwick."

August 6, 1915

Sibley, IA
"All Nations at Sibley, Iowa, August 6"

Sibley, IA
"The Chicago Union Giants defeated the All Nations at the celebration here before 2,000 paid admissions. Batteries: Buick and Coleman; Smith and Durham."

Sibley, IA
"Union Giants Win at Carnival - Luverne, Minnesota, August 8. - The Union Giants won first money at the Sibley, Iowa carnival by defeating the All Nations and Luverne."

Sibley, IA
"Union Giants Win at Sibley Carnival - Luverne, Minnesota, August 8. - (Special Telegram.) - The Union Giants won first money at the Sibley, Iowa carnival by defeating the All Nations and Luverne."

August 8, 1915

Yankton, SD
"All Nations at Yankton, South Dakota, August 8"

Yankton, SD
"The famous All Nations baseball club, the club of All Nations, including Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Hawaiians, Indians and Americans, one colored man, John Donaldson, the greatest colored pitcher in the world today, will play at Yankton on Sunday, August 8. This club travels in its own private hotel car and is the best traveling club on the road today."

Yankton, SD
"Strikeouts - by LaBiss, 5; by Donaldson, 15."

Yankton, SD
"Several cars from here went to Yankton last Sunday to see the All Nations ball club trim Yankton 8 to 3. Nearly 2000 people paid admission to see the game."

August 9, 1915

Sioux Rapids, SD
"All Nations at Sioux Rapids, South Dakota, August 9 (game moved to August 10)"

Beresford, SD
"The All Nations won from Beresford by a score of 8 to 0. The features of the game were the heavy hitting of the All Nations and the pitching of Russell, who held the Beresford club to one hit."

August 10, 1915

Sioux Rapids, IA
"In the baseball tournament held here today the first game between Webster City and the All Nations was won by the All Nations by a score of 10 to 4 in seven innings. Batteries: Palmer and Harmony; Smith and Durham.
The second game between Sioux Rapids and the All Nations was won by Sioux Rapids, 3 to 1. Kinnen struck out twelve men. Batteries: Kinnen and Kerin; Rasmussen and Snyder. The same clubs play here Wednesday with Donaldson pitching for the All Nations."

August 16, 1915

Bancroft, IA
"The All Nations defeated Bancroft in a hard thirteen inning game on the local diamond yesterday 4 to 3. Kensey of Bancroft struck out twenty-two men and Smith and Donaldson twenty-one."

August 17, 1915

Union, IA
"The All Nations won two games here, 11 to 2 and 6 to 2. Batteries for first game: All Nations, Drake and Durham; Union, Hansen and Snyder. For second game, All Nations Donaldson and Durham; Union, Blackburn and Snyder."

August 20, 1915

Sheffield, IA
"The All Nations and the Albert Lea club played at Sheffield yesterday, the All Nations keeping up their winning streak by winning 4 to 1. Batteries: All Nations, Rasmussen and Durham, Albert Lea, Barrett and Fitzgerald."

August 21, 1915

Albert Lea, MN
"The All Nation baseball machine took their second game from the fast Albert Lea aggregation Saturday, by the score of 8 to 6. The game was full of thrills and errors. Eight errors were tallied against the Albert Lea bunch while they All Nations got by with only three. The local were ahead until the fifth when the All Nations got one in the lead. In the eighth Albert Lea tied them and it looked as though the game would go into extra innings but the 'jinx' got hold of us and we let in two runs in the ninth, and the game was lost. The All Nations have improved considerably since last year and are easily the fastest team that has been here this season. The attendance was the best of the year, eight hundred being present."

August 22, 1915

Albert Lea, MN
"Struck out, by Donaldson 8. Ulch, 7. Attendance 1500."

August 23, 1915

Britt, IA
"The All-Nations and the Albert Lea clubs tied the fourth game of their seven game series at Britt, IA., the All-Nations winning the fourth straight game by a score of 7 to 0. The feature of the game were the winning hitting of the All-Nations and the pitching of Drake. Batteries - All-Nations, Drake and Durham; Albert Lea, Barrett and Fitzgerald."