“DIARY OF A WINNER”

WILLIAM "LORD" BYRON

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

July 26, 1914 ... No game scheduled ... The Boston fans are indignant over the assault committed upon umpire Lord Byron, who was hit on the head with an empty soda bottle after the game Saturday at the Walpole Street Grounds. They would like nothing better to see the assailant punished severely. Fans feel that while they may sometimes take exception to the rulings of the umpires, but they manifest their disapproval in a harmless way and let it go at that. Fans do not approve of any violence, and never have, and this has gained for them an enviable reputation for fairness in this respect.

So far as it could be learned, it was a small boy who threw the bottle and then quickly disappeared. There is universal regret that Byron was subjected to such an attack, with relief over the fact that he was not badly injured. Such an offense, or anything like it is hoped to never happen again.

Manager Stallings of the Braves, in the statement made today, which he wished to be given the widest publicity possible, said that he regretted the assault on Byron, who he declared has done very good work in every game. He said that no one regretted the incident more than he.

The Braves play the Cubs again tomorrow and Hank O'Day's men believe that they have a chance to beat out the Giants and will fight for everything in sight. They feel that the Braves are the one stumbling block which has prevented them from passing New York. The Braves have won 9 of the 13 games played with the Cubs thus far this season, making three in each of the three series already completed. In all probability, there will be much hustling in the next three games.

The St. Louis Cardinals, another first division team, which has hopes of bettering its position, will come to town on Thursday and remain until Monday. The showing of this team has attracted much attention, and the series with the Braves is sure to be an interesting one and an important one for all around.

 

 

 

 

BRAVES BATTING
 

 

 

 

G

AB

R

H

TB

2B

3B

HR

SB

AVG

 

 

Paul Strand 6 10 1 4 6 2 0 0 0 .400

 

 

Joe Connolly 62 208 25 62 102 15 5 5 3 .298

 

 

Larry Gilbert 50 178 27 51 78 4 1 5 3 .287

 

 

Johnny Evers 84 307 35 87 104 11 8 0 7 .283

 

 

Josh Devore 46 101 17 28 33 2 0 0 2 .277

 

 

Butch Schmidt 77 261 22 71 84 6 2 1 6 .272

 

 

Rabbit Maranville 85 336 41 87 118 10 5 2 13 .259

 

 

Ted Cather 51 144 18 37 46 9 1 0 7 .257

 

 

Bert Whaling 48 129 16 32 87 5 0 0 1 .248

 

 

Les Mann 77 249 25 59 90 11 7 2 6 .237

 

 

Hank Gowdy 69 103 29 45 70 8 4 3 8 .233

 

 

Lefty Tyler 16 58 3 12 13 1 0 0 0 .226

 

 

Charlie Deal 65 219 16 49 67 11 2 1 3 .224

 

 

Bill James 24 54 4 12 13 1 0 0 0 .222

 

 

Otto Hess 20 29 2 6 7 1 0 0 0 .207

 

 

Possum Whitted 25 53 7 9 12 3 0 0 1 .170

 

 

Oscar Dugey 40 77 6 13 17 1 0 1 7 .169

 

 

Dick Crutcher 21 38 3 6 7 1 0 0 0 .158

 

 

Dick Rudolph 23 58 5 9 12 1 1 0 0 .155

 

  Gene Cocreham 6 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

 

 

Eddie Grant NY 37 114 18 39 45 .342

 

 

Beals Becker Phil 65 236 31 76 106 .322

 

 

Jake Dalton Brk 75 274 36 87 108 .318

 

 

George Burns NY 82 307 67 96 135 .313

 

 

Tommy Byrne Phil 63 242 40 75 84 .310

 

 

Chief Meyers NY 76 232 19 72 79 .310

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE PITCHING

 

 

 

 

 

G

W

L

PCT

 

 

Christy Mathewson NY 24 18 4 .818

 

 

Hippo Vaughn Chi 21 14 4 .778

 

 

Bill Doak StL 22 11 4 .733

 

 

Jeff Tesreau NY 22 13 6 .674

 

 

Bill James Bost 24 11 6 .647

 

 

Larry Cheney Chi 31 15 9 .625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Giants 51 32 -

 

 

Chicago Cubs 51 37 2 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 49 41 5 1/2

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

40 45 12

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 40 48 13 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 38 46 13 1/2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 37 47 14 1/2

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 36 46 14 1/2