“DIARY OF A WINNER”

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

July 16, 1914 ... The first game of the series with the Cincinnati Reds series was called off because of a heavy storm.  After 3 1/2 innings the sky grew so dark that the outfielders could not see the ball as it left the bat of the batters.  Within minutes a fierce storm started and quickly put the field under water.  The score was even at 1 to 1 at the time. The were Dick Crutcher for the Braves and Leon Ames for the Reds.

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Giants 44 31 -

 

 

Chicago Cubs 43 37 3 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 42 40 5 1/2

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 39 40 7

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 37 38 7

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 35 38 8

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 34 40 9 1/2

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

33 43 11 1/2