“DIARY OF A WINNER”

THE 1914
BOSTON BRAVES CATCHERS
HANK GOWDY &
BERT WHALING

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

October 8, 1914 ... No game scheduled ... On the eve of the World Series, the only diversion seems to be a small cloud that has shown up mysteriously at the last moment. Manager Stallings has been coached by Giants manager John McGraw and others that the only way to be the Athletics is to get the goat of Connie Mack. However, the mix-up between Stallings and Mack over use of Shibe Park means very little to the players. The Braves will face a wonderfully strong baseball machine who will to be dangerous until last man is down in the last game. The team has been managed and coached with absolute success for years, while the Braves have yet to show how well they perform on the big stage.

The weather was cloudy and threatening rain and the city was crowded tonight with baseball people. Because of the trouble between the two managers, the players from Boston did not go to Shibe Park at all and confined practices to the Baker Bowl, five blocks away. The Braves had more than an hour in batting and fielding while the Athletics had a similar work out at their own ballpark.

Things around Shibe Park tonight were much the same as in preceding years. At midnight a line of more than 1000 men and boys trailed away for several blocks and is expected to increase rapidly as soon as daylight breaks. Many have been in line for hours.

Owners of the houses overlooking the park were busy erecting grandstands on the roofs, but it is doubtful if these temporary stands will be a source of revenue as in other years. The police have announced that spectators will not be permitted to view the games from these structures and they will be placing officers at the doors of the homes with instructions to prevent the selling and occupancy of seats on the roof.