“DIARY OF A WINNER”

JAMES GAFFNEY

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

July 24, 1914
... No game scheduled ... The Boston Braves and the Chicago Cubs arrived in town on the same train at 9AM, getting together in Albany while on their way East.  The crossed with the Red Sox who were heading West, between Worcester and Springfield.

Manager Stallings left the train in West Chester, PA to call on Bud Sharpe, who came in from his Georgia plantation and is visiting his family.  Stallings will arrive back in Boston later today.  Johnny Evers departed in Albany and spent last night with his family in Troy, NY.  Maranville stayed in Springfield.  Evers and Maranville will arrive in Boston this afternoon.

Every one of the Braves is in fine shape.  The hard work and the hot weather has left them thinner, but only to increase their speed.  With a big sale of tickets, they look forward to meeting the Cubs.

President Gaffney arrived in town at 10PM last night and is pleased with his team's performance, after their poor start.

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Giants 50 32 -

 

 

Chicago Cubs 50 37 2 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 49 40 4 1/2

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

40 44 11

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 39 47 13

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 37 46 13 1/2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 37 46 13 1/2

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 35 45 14