“DIARY OF A WINNER”

THE 1914 BOSTON BRAVES PITCHING STAFF
DICK RUDOLPH, GEORGE DAVIS, BILL JAMES, GENE COCREHAM, OTTO HESS,
LEFTY TYLER. PAUL STRAND, ENSIGN COTTRELL, DICK CRUTCHER

 

THE 1914 "MIRACLE" BRAVES

October 4, 1914 ... No game scheduled ... Manager Stallings had the Braves together this afternoon for quite a protracted meeting, during which there was a discussion on their plan of attack to be made against the Athletics in the postseason series which begins in Philadelphia next Friday. Regardless of what was said behind the closed doors the Boston team is not in the least affected by the great reputation of the Athletics, and know that reputations do not win ball games.

Among those who called upon Stallings today was Edward G, Barrow, president of the International League. Barrow brought Dick Rudolph into professional baseball after the boy from the Bronx had pitched for Fordham and an independent league team. Hank Gowdy, Rudolph, Herbie Moran, Leslie Mann, Joe Connolly, Josh Devore, Charlie Deal, George Davis, Butch Schmidt, Tom Hughes and Fred Mitchell are graduates of the International League.

Two games are on the schedule with Brooklyn at Ebbets Field tomorrow afternoon and two for the following day. With the completion of their engagement in Brooklyn the Boston boys head to Philadelphia and get in a couple of days practice at Shibe Park. The first string pitchers will be worked enough to keep them on edge and every man on the club, who was likely to get into the big games will be groomed but work with the utmost care.

With only three days more for the nationally race to run, there is a great battle for batting honors between Jake Daubert of the Brooklyn Robins and Joe Connolly of the Braves. The two will be against each other in four games and there is an even chance for the Connolly who was batting .327 to forge ahead of Daubert who is batting .331.

 

 

1914 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

(*) BOSTON BRAVES

91 58 -

 

 

New York Giants 82 69 10

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 81 78 11 1/2

 

 

Chicago Cubs 77 76 16

 

 

Brooklyn Robins 74 76 17 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 73 78 19

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 68 84 24 1/2

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 59 93 33 1/2

 

 

(*) Clinched National League Pennant