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.
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