“DIARY OF A WINNER”

WILSON COLLINS

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

June 4, 1914 ... The game between the Braves and Brooklyn was called off around noon, which enabled the Braves to catch the 5:30 train back to Boston.  The team arrived just past 11:30 and every player was glad to be home.  In spite of their poor showing, every player is full of fight, and insists that things will eventually come their way.

Manager Stallings offered no excuses, although he said that in his 25 years of baseball, he has never seen a team get as many bad breaks as this one.  He feels his pitchers are pitching well and his defense is solid, but it is the timely hitting that the Braves are lacking.  Time and time again he has seen the winning run die on third base with only one out.

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Giants 23 13 -

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 26 17 1/2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 21 17 3

 

 

Chicago Cubs 21 22 5 1/2

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 18 19 5 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 21 24 6 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 17 20 6 1/2

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

11 26 12 1/2