“DIARY OF A WINNER”

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

August 28, 1914 ... The grounds at the National League Park in St. Louis were in such bad condition caused by the rain, that the game between the Cardinals and the Braves was postponed and a doubleheader will be played tomorrow. If the weather conditions are favorable, it is estimated that upward of 25,000 fans will turn out to see the twin bill. In such an event, ground rules probably will be necessary, so that lucky hits into the crowd will be limited as to the bases allowed.

The St. Louis fans have gone baseball crazy over the prospects of their team. They are already talking about a World Series with the Philadelphia Athletics. Both the Giants and the Braves are very likely to interpose themselves between the Cardinals and their goals, to say nothing of some other teams. There are only 11 1/2 games between the Giants and the team that is last in last place, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bill James and Otto Hess will probably be the starting pitchers for Boston tomorrow, while Lefty Tyler is scheduled to pitch on Sunday.

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Giants 61 49 -

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 64 54 1

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

60 51 1 1/2

 

 

Chicago Cubs 60 55 3 1/2

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 53 60 9 1/2

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 52 61 10 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 51 60 10 1/2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 51 62 11 1/2