After the struggles of the mid- and late s, Atlanta baseball fans were ready for a winner and the Braves delivered in the s. From the stunning worst-to-first pennant race of , which captivated the city for months, to the World Championship team of and the stellar performances of teams in , the Braves were far and away the most successful Major League Baseball team of the decade. The Official Site of the Atlanta Braves. In This Section. Built Ford Tough 4-Game Plan. Kids Club. All-Star Ballot. Minor League Affiliates. Prospect Watch. License Plate. Atlanta Braves Foundation. Download Now. Connect with the Braves.
1914 “Miracle Braves”
Local Hotels. MLB At Bat. MLB Ballpark. Maranville regularly batted seventh in lineups made out by manager George Stallings. Yet, he somehow managed to lead the Braves with 78 RBIs while hitting. He also led them in games played with and plate appearances with One of Rabbit's teammates also had a wildlife nickname — Possum Whitted.
He shared center field with Mann as manager Stallings was one of the early believers in platooning certain players. Mann bolted the Braves in to join the Chicago Whales of the Federal League, an upstart organization that lasted only one season.
Altogether, Mann played 16 years in the majors. Baseball lessons learned by Maranville from his esteemed middle infield partner, Johnny Evers, served him well in that magical season, and throughout his career. Evers came to the Braves in at the age of 32 after playing for 12 years with the Chicago Cubs. He was part of that lyrical double-play combination, Tinker to Evers to Chance, that made the Baseball Hall of Fame as a unit in The Rabbit, who became known for his "basket catches" of infield popups, had 1, fielding chances in Working with Evers and first baseman Butch Schmidt, Maranville took part in 92 double plays.
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The Braves didn't hit much — outfielder Joe Connolly led the team with a. They never missed a start as lead workhorses on a staff which posted a 2. Rudolph, a New Yorker who graduated from Fordham University, went and gave the Braves 36 starts and innings. It was the best of his 13 seasons in the majors. James, known as "Seattle Bill," had an even better year than Rudolph, going with innings pitched over 37 starts — and an ERA of 1.
If there ever was a one-year wonder of pitching, James would be it. His major league career totaled only three seasons, and the other two were nondescript.
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The key to the Braves' comeback was a run from July 5 to Aug. That brought them into a tie for first place with the New York Giants. Join Now - It's Free.
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