“DIARY OF A WINNER”

LARRY GILBERT

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

May 5, 1914 ... The Phillies and Braves were rained out today.  The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 29th.  The Braves will leave tomorrow night for New York and will be gone on a long road trip thru June 5th. Twenty three players will go on the trip.  Left behind will be pitchers Luque, Herche and Schmidt, catcher Fred Tyler and outfielder Larry Gilbert.  Gilbert is still out of action with an ankle sprain.  He will join the team when he is able to play.  The other men will join the team in Cincinnati.

May 6, 1914 ... The condition of the grounds made the game unplayable at the South End Grounds.  It was called off before noon and the Philadelphia players packed their bags and caught the afternoon train.  Late in the afternoon, when the field dried out, Manager Stallings gave his men a long workout and a practice game between the regulars vs the subs.  Gene Cocreham pitched well for the starters and Otto Hess pitched for the subs.  The Braves took the 1AM train for New York.

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 14 2 -

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 8 4 4

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 7 5 5

 

 

New York Giants 6 6 6

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 8 9 6 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 7 12 8 1/2

 

 

Chicago Cubs 6 12 9

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

3 9 9