“DIARY OF A WINNER”

"POSSUM" WHITTED

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

June 29, 1914
... The game between the Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies was called off due to the rain.

Hub Perdue was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for outfielder, Ted Cather and infielder George "Possum" Whitted.  Perdue seemed to not be able to get going this season.  When the club returned from their road trip, he to be coming around, but was then sidelined with a bout of tonsillitis.

Whitted is batting .319 in 119 games played, including 18 doubles, 8 triples and 5 home runs.  Cather had been batting around .300 for most of the season, but has fallen off lately.

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Giants 36 23 -

 

 

Chicago Cubs 34 31 5

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 33 31 5 1/2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 30 30 6 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 33 34 7

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 27 30 8

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 27 32 9

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

25 34 11