“DIARY OF A WINNER”

JOHNNY EVERS

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

September 1, 1914 ... No game scheduled ... The Boston Braves arrived in Philadelphia at 7 AM and worked out at the Baker Bowl for a little while in the morning. Most of them went to Shibe Park in the afternoon to see the game between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Naps. The game was so one-sided that it was something of a joke with the Athletics clouting the ball to all corners of the ball park.

Johnny Evers left the game early and went to Atlantic City, where Mrs. Evers and John Jr. are staying. He will return in the morning. Leslie Mann and his wife, who joined him here, also spent the day at Atlantic City. Several of the men were away today on short leaves of absence. Butch Schmidt went to Baltimore to see his son who is about a month old. Red Smith went on to New York last night and Hank Gowdy dropped off at Columbus, Ohio, when the team passed through that city yesterday afternoon. All the absentees will return tomorrow morning.

George Martin, the Georgetown University infielder, who was excused from taking the western trip in order that he might rest of his leg, which was broken in the Princeton game, came from his home in Washington and rejoined the team here. He is feeling pretty well, but his physician has told him that he would be better not to play anymore the season. President Gaffney will come over from New York tomorrow and probably remain hit for the series.

Rabbit Maranville is complaining of his sore knee today and Joe Connolly appears to have a cold. Neither is seriously ill and both undoubtedly will be on deck for the doubleheader tomorrow. Dick Rudolph and Bill James will probably be the Boston pitchers, and as both are pretty well rested, the Braves feel their chances are pretty good.

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Giants 63 50 -

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

63 51 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 64 57 3

 

 

Chicago Cubs 63 57 3 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 53 61 10 1/2

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 53 62 11

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 54 64 11 1/2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 52 63 12