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15 Oct

The Braves Win The Franchise’s First World Series (by AtlCrackers Fan)

Ed. note: to see the previous installment in the 1914 Braves saga, click here Three days after the regular season’s end, the 1914 World Series started on October 9 in Philadelphia. The surprising upstart Braves faced off against the defending World Champions, Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics. The A’s were making their fourth World Series appearance […]

06 Oct

Boston Takes the National League Pennant! (by AtlCrackers Fan)

Ed. note: to see the previous installment in the 1914 Braves saga, click here The National League’s regular season after the games on October 6, with the Boston Braves as the unlikely league champions. Starting with games on Sept. 18, Boston finished the season going 17-4-3. The standings on the morning of Sept. 18 1914 […]

18 Sep

Boston’s Lead Over the Giants Increases (by AtlCrackers Fan)

Ed. note: to see the previous installment in the 1914 Braves saga, click here By the morning of Sept.11, Boston had resumed its surge into first place, holding a tenuous 2 ½ game lead over the New York Giants. The standings looked like this:   W L Pct. GB Change Boston Braves 72 54 .571 […]

11 Sep

Boston Moves Past the Giants (by AtlCrackers Fan)

Ed. note: to see the previous installment in the 1914 Braves saga, click here From September 4-10, Boston finally captured sole occupancy of first place in the National League. Here were the standings on the morning of September 4:   W L Pct. GB Change New York Giants 65 51 .560 – 6-3 Boston Braves […]

04 Sep

The Braves and Giants Tread Water (by AtlCrackers Fan)

Ed. note: to see the previous installment in the 1914 Braves saga, click here From August 26 through September 3, 1914, Boston essentially matched the New York Giants, as both teams travelled the entire period. The Standings thru August 25: W L Pct. GB Change New York Giants 59 48 0.551 – 5-11 Boston Braves […]

25 Aug

The Surging Braves Reach First Place (by AtlCrackers Fan)

Ed. note: to see the previous installment in the 1914 Braves saga, click here On August 5, Boston had moved into the first division of the National League, but still remained 6 1/2 games behind mighty New York. Twenty days later, the Braves were tied for first. The Standings Aug. 5. W L Pct. GB […]

07 Aug

The 1914 Braves – What Changed? (by AtlCrackers Fan)

Ed. note: to see the previous installment in the 1914 Braves saga, click here From July 5 to August 4, the 1914 Boston Braves posted a 21-5 mark, a remarkable .808 winning percentage. But thanks to their poor start, this incredible stretch brought the Braves only 2 games above .500 and left them 7 ½ […]

04 Aug

1914 Braves Update: Boston Cracks the .500 Barrier (by AtlCrackers Fan)

Ed. note: this continues the chronicle of the 1914 season begun in this post and continued in this post. At the end of the day on July 15, the Braves had completed a four-game series in St. Louis, coming away with two wins. While splitting a series normally provides a last-place team with a reason […]

16 Jul

Off Day Open Thread: The Miracle (1914) Begins (by AtlCrackers Fan)

Ed. note: this continues the chronicle of the 1914 season begun in this post. Sunday morning, July 5 found the Braves having lost both ends of a double-header to Brooklyn, extending the losing streak to 5 games. The National League Standings looked like this:   W L Pct. GB New York Giants 40 24 0.625 […]

01 Jul

This Week in Southern Baseball (by AtlCrackers Fan), July 1 Open Thread

The disastrous fruits of the South Atlantic (Sally) League’s expansion from 6 to 8 teams explode with the sale of the Macon Peaches to new owners and the transfer of the Charleston Sea Dogs to Knoxville. After the Starr brothers, owners of the Macon franchise, announce the team is insolvent and in need of $1,800 […]

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