“DIARY OF A WINNER”

THE 1914 BOSTON BRAVES OUTFIELD
HERBIE MORAN, POSSUM WHITTED, LARRY GILBERT,
TED CATHER, LESLIE MANN, JOE CONNOLLY, JOSH DEVORE

 

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

October 7, 1914 ... No game scheduled ... The Boston Braves traveled to Philadelphia and spent the day marking time in preparing to go into the great battle which is scheduled to open on Friday. Judging by the demand for tickets, there is more interest in the coming contest than anticipated.

The Boston players were somewhat surprised today when they had to take their work out at the Phillies Park in Baker Bowl. They had been given to understand that Connie Mack had invited them to make use of Shibe Park for the practices. They had learned that Mack had arranged to use his home grounds for his own practices at the time that was most desired by the Braves and given Boston the use of the park between their morning and afternoon practices. It now appears that they will make their first appearance at Shibe Park on the day the World Series opens.

Charlie Deal was given a long batting practice against right-handed and left-handed pitchers today. He was hitting the ball on the nose and generally for what would be good hits. All the Boston players have much confidence that Deal is going to show up big in the series. After their practice in the afternoon, most of players went over to Shibe Park to see the Athletics play against the New York Highlanders.

It also appears that there is some mix-up with the reservations for the Royal Rooters. Instead of being able to get 300 tickets, as they had reason to believe, they were now limited to 200 tickets. Robert McRoy has asked the National Commission to secure the extra 100 tickets requested by the Rooters. President Gaffney of the Braves and President Lannin of the Red Sox will be in Philadelphia this morning and every effort will be made to secure the final amount of tickets to accommodate the fans from Boston.

Whatever the outcome of the matter, the Royal Rooters Special will pull out of South Station at 5:40 this afternoon. The party will number 230, including the band, and each member will be given a pennant and other insignia, carrying noise producing instruments of every description.

A novel plan of reproducing the World Series games at Shibe Park will be presented on Friday and Saturday at the South End Grounds. Two teams, one of collegians and the other of stars from the New England League, will represent the Braves and the Athletics. The college boys will impersonate the Athletics and a direct wire to the field, from the scene of the action, will keep the play in Philadelphia duplicated to the smallest detail.

 

FINAL 1914 N.L. STANDINGS

 

BOSTON BRAVES

94 59 -

 

 

New York Giants 84 70 10 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 81 72 13

 

 

Chicago Cubs 78 76 16 1/2

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 75 79 19 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 74 80 20 1/2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 69 85 25 1/2

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 60 94 34 1/2