“DIARY OF A WINNER”

GEORGE STALLINGS

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

August 16, 1914 ... No game scheduled ... The Braves arrived in Cincinnati and will tackle the Reds in a doubleheader tomorrow. Dick Rudolph will probably be sent to pitch in the first game and Paul Strand is the most likely selection for the second game. The Braves do not appear unduly elated over their series sweep in New York. They do get considerable satisfaction out of the fact that their team is the only one has tackled the Giants, while occupying second-place and held onto that position.

Manager Stallings has received many telegrams from Boston and other sections of the country, congratulating him in his team on the fine showing in New York. Several the Boston fans assured him of a warm welcome when the team returned home.

Stallings has decided to recall Adolph Luque, the Cuban pitcher, who is playing well for the Jersey City club of the International League. Bill Martin, the young college infielder, who was sent to his home in Washington the rest of his leg, which was injured in the Georgetown Princeton game last June, will join the club in Philadelphia when it returns from its Western trip. The Somerville boy, Donahue, a catcher, who is been practicing with the team at the South End Grounds, did not come with the club. Manager Stallings has wished to sign him, but he is still a student at the Washington & Lee University, and does not wish to join the team until he is finished his studies, preserving his amateur status. Walt Tragessor, a catcher, now with Birmingham Barons of the Southern league, while also be recalled.

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Giants 58 43 -

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

54 46 3 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 57 52 5

 

 

Chicago Cubs 54 51 6

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 48 54 10 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 48 55 11

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 47 55 11 1/2

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 47 57 12 1/2