“DIARY OF A WINNER”

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES
Rube Benton is too much for the Braves hitters

May 14, 1914 ... Unable to hit the pitches served up by Rube Benton and Dave Davenport, the Braves suffered their second shutout of the series, this game ending with the score of 6 to 0 in favor of the Cincinnati Reds at Redland Field. Benton allowed but four hits before the end Buck Herzog tossed out of the game by the umpire, Mal Eason. His successor, Dave Davenport did not allow the Braves any safe hits. The Reds, on the other hand, hit Lefty Tyler easily, but errors were responsible for the majority of the runs that were scored.

In the sixth inning a small size riot took place when Benton took the bunt from Wilson Collins, ran up and apparently tagged him, but umpire Eason, who was right on top of the play and ruled Collins safe. Benton got into an argument with the umpire and Buck Herzog came over to support his pitcher. After a period of time umpire Eason and had enough and ordered both men off the field and threw them out the game.

The Reds scored their first run in the very first inning on a pass to Herbie Moran, a sacrifice and Heinie Groh's single. Two more runs were added in the fourth, when Groh was safe on Rabbit Maranville's high throw, a walk to Armando Marsans, and a bunt by Dick Hoblitzell to load the bases. Fritz van Koinitz sent a fly to short right that Johnny Evers put away, but his poor throw home allowed both Groh and Marsans to score. In the fifth the Reds picked up another run, and two more in the seventh to give them their six runs.

 

at Redland Field (Cincinnati) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON BRAVES

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

0

4

3

CINCINNATI REDS

1

0

0

2

1

2

0

0

x

 

6

8

2

W-Rube Benton (5-3)
S-Dave Davenport (1)
L-Lefty Tyler (1-3)
Attendance – 3000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Johnny Evers 2b 5 0 0 .275  

 

Rabbit Maranville ss 3 0 0 .157  

 

Wilson Collins rf 3 0 2 .294  

 

Tommy Griffith rf 1 0 0 .104  

 

Jim Murray lf 4 0 0 .156  

 

Butch Schmidt 1b 3 0 0 .274  

 

Charley Deal 3b 2 0 0 .271  

 

Joe Connolly ph 1 0 0 .244  

 

Jack Martin 3b 0 0 0 .077  

 

Bert Whaling c 3 0 1 .273  

 

Oscar Dugey ph 1 0 0 .143  

 

Les Mann cf 1 0 1 .167  

 

Lefty Tyler p 2 0 0 .333  

 

Otto Hess ph 1 0 0 .200  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Lefty Tyler 8 8 3 2 3  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 15 5 -

 

 

New York Giants 10 6 3

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 10 7 3 1/2

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 9 8 4 1/2

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 12 11 4 1/2

 

 

Chicago Cubs 10 13 6 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 10 15 7 1/2

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

3 14 10 1/2