“DIARY OF A WINNER”

GEORGE STALLINGS

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

September 6, 1914 ... No game scheduled ... Favorable weather is all that is needed to ensure the attendance of record-breaking crowds to see the games between the Braves and the New York Giants at Fenway Park tomorrow. Interest in the outcome is not confined to Boston and New York, but extends throughout the whole Northeast and throughout the country, for that matter. It is thought that upward of 50,000 or 60,000 fans will turn out for the doubleheader. While all or nearly all of the reserve seats have been sold there are 20,000 or so unreserved seats available. The morning game will start at 10:30 and the afternoon will start at 3 PM.

The Braves arrived from Philadelphia at 10 AM this morning and the Giants came over from New York yesterday afternoon, arriving at 7 PM. Manager McGraw believes that a nice night's sleep in Boston would be of more benefit to his team than a night on the road in the sleeping car, so he decided to come a day early. McGraw himself missed the train and is expected to arrive later today.

Chief Meyers has a split finger and is not known whether he will be able to play or not. In the event of Meyers not being able to work, Barry McLean will do the catching for New York. Jeff Tesreau and Christy Mathewson most likely be the pitchers and they will probably be opposed by Dick Rudolph and Lefty Tyler.

 

 

 

 

BRAVES BATTING
 

 

 

 

G

AB

R

H

TB

2B

3B

HR

SB

AVG

 

 

Joe Connolly 94 308 48 100 159 22 8 7 5 .325

 

 

Paul Strand 11 14 1 4 6 2 0 0 0 .286

 

 

Johnny Evers 110 399 55 113 136 17 3 0 11 .283

 

 

Butch Schmidt 112 289 39 109 131 13 3 1 10 .277

 

 

Larry Gilbert 66 213 31 58 80 4 1 5 3 .273

 

 

Ted Cather 66 178 19 48 61 13 0 0 8 .270

 

 

Rabbit Maranville 120 471 58 119 158 15 8 3 22 .253

 

 

Red Smith 114 415 49 102 146 13 8 5 11 .246

 

 

Bill James 87 101 8 24 28 1 0 0 4 .237

 

 

Herbie Moran 118 441 52 104 128 11 5 1 25 .236

 

 

Hank Gowdy 101 298 36 70 106 12 6 3 12 .235

 

 

Bert Whaling 49 141 17 33 39 6 0 0 1 .234

 

 

Leslie Mann 101 339 31 78 117 12 9 3 10 .230

 

 

Josh Devore 69 160 23 36 42 6 0 0 2 .225

 

 

Charlie Deal 76 252 16 54 72 11 2 1 3 .214

 

 

Possum Whitted 47 120 20 25 36 5 3 0 1 .208

 

 

Lefty Tyler 27 76 5 15 16 1 0 0 0 .198

 

 

Otto Hess 27 37 2 7 8 1 0 0 0 .189

 

 

Oscar Dugey 44 80 7 13 17 1 0 1 7 .162

 

  Dick Crutcher 25 41 3 6 7 1 0 0 0 .146  

 

Gene Cocreham 8 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .125

 

 

Dick Rudolph 33 90 7 11 16 3 1 0 1 .122

 

  George Davis 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000  
  Adolph Luque 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING

 

 

 

 

 

G

AB

R

H

TB

AVG

 

 

Jake Dalton Bkn 103 362 52 121 150 .334

 

 

Joe Connolly Bost 94 308 48 100 159 .325

 

 

Beals Becker Phil 99 370 51 122 167 .322

 

 

Sherry Magee Phil 110 415 65 129 207 .311

 

 

Jake Daubert Bkn 99 367 69 114 152 .311

 

 

George Burns NY 117 434 84 133 189 .306

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE PITCHING

 

 

 

 

 

G

W

L

PCT

 

 

Bill Doak StL 30 16 5 .762

 

 

Bill James Bost 37 20 7 .740

 

 

Christy Mathewson NY 38 22 9 .710

 

 

Jeff Tesreau NY 38 19 8 .704

 

 

Dick Rudolph Bost 38 18 10 .667

 

 

Jeff Pfeffer Bkn 33 17 9 .654

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

67 52 -

 

 

New York Giants 67 52 -

 

 

Chicago Cubs 66 59 4

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 66 61 5

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 56 65 12

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 56 67 13

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 55 66 13

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 54 65 13