In 1914 the Boston Braves experienced the greatest come-from-behind season in baseball history. A perennially woeful team, the Braves rose from the ashes of last placeafifteen games behind on July 4thato battle in the World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics, one of the most dominant teams of all time. Baseball fans witnessed one of sportas most spectacular comebacks, and Bostonas National League team earned a new designation: aThe Miracle Braves.a Baseballas Greatest Comeback: The Miracle Braves of 1914 follows the Boston Braves through this rollercoaster year, from their miserable start to their inspiring finish. A collection of likeable, determined, and highly unconventional ballplayers, the Braves endeared themselves to fans who rooted enthusiastically for the team. Sitting in last place midway through the season, the youthful group of castoffs and misfits, many of whom had been rejected by other major league teams, followed the lead of Walter aRabbita Maranville, Johnny aThe Craba Evers, and George aBig Daddya Stallings to turn things around. The Braves battled their way up the standings, finishing the second half of the season with a miraculous 52 and 14 record. They went on to defeat John McGrawas powerful New York Giants for the pennant and found themselves face-to-face with the talented Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series. On the 100th anniversary of this memorable season, the 1914 Boston Braves are still remembered as one of the greatest comeback teams in baseball history. Full of timeless images and memorable charactersaincluding a fanatically superstitious manager, a cheerfully madcap star, and an obsessively driven, yet highly sensitive captainathis book will inform and entertain baseball fans and sports historians alike.Nate Silver, aLies, Damned Lies: The Greatest Pennant Race Comebacks, a Baseball Prospectus, October 4, 2007, ... aThe 1914 Boston Braves Schedule, a Baseball-Almanac.com, http://www.base ball-almanac.com/teamstats/schedule. php?y=1914aamp;t=BSN (accessed August 13, 2013). ... Walter aRabbita Maranville, Run, Rabbit, Run: The Hilarious and Mostly True Tales ofRabbit Maranville ( Cleveland, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Baseball's Greatest Comeback|
|Author||:||J. Brian Ross|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-08-07|