By J. Brian Ross
Baseball’s maximum Comeback: The Miracle Braves of 1914 follows the Boston Braves via this rollercoaster yr, from their depressing begin to their inspiring end. a suite of likeable, made up our minds, and hugely unconventional ballplayers, the Braves endeared themselves to enthusiasts who rooted enthusiastically for the group. Sitting in final position halfway during the season, the younger staff of castoffs and misfits, lots of whom have been rejected by means of different significant league groups, the lead of Walter “Rabbit” Maranville, Johnny “The Crab” Evers, and George “Big Daddy” Stallingsto flip issues round. The Braves battled their method up the standings, completing the second one 1/2 the season with a wonderful fifty two and 14 list. They went directly to defeat John McGraw’s robust manhattan Giants for the pennant and located themselves face-to-face with the gifted Philadelphia Athletics on the earth sequence.
On the 100th anniversary of this memorable season, the 1914 Boston Braves are nonetheless remembered as one of many maximum comeback groups in baseball historical past. jam-packed with undying photographs and remarkable characters—including a fanatically superstitious supervisor, a cheerfully madcap big name, and an obsessively pushed, but hugely delicate captain—this ebook will tell and entertain baseball fanatics and activities historians alike.
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Baseball's Greatest Comeback: The Miracle Braves of 1914 by J. Brian Ross