THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES
September 6, 1914
... No game scheduled ... Favorable weather is all
that is needed to ensure the attendance of record-breaking crowds to
see the games between the Braves and the New York Giants at Fenway
Park tomorrow. Interest in the outcome is not confined to Boston and
New York, but extends throughout the whole Northeast and throughout
the country, for that matter. It is thought that upward of 50,000 or
60,000 fans will turn out for the doubleheader. While all or nearly
all of the reserve seats have been sold there are 20,000 or so
unreserved seats available. The morning game will start at 10:30 and
the afternoon will start at 3 PM.
Braves arrived from Philadelphia at 10 AM this morning and the Giants came over
from New York yesterday afternoon, arriving at 7 PM. Manager McGraw believes
that a nice night's sleep in Boston would be of more benefit to his team than a
night on the road in the sleeping car, so he decided to come a day early. McGraw
himself missed the train and is expected to arrive later today.
Chief Meyers has a split finger and is not known
whether he will be able to play or not. In the event of Meyers not being able to
work, Barry McLean will do the catching for New York. Jeff Tesreau and Christy
Mathewson most likely be the pitchers and they will probably be opposed by Dick
Rudolph and Lefty Tyler.