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The Resource Baseball's greatest comeback : the miracle Braves of 1914, J. Brian Ross

Baseball's greatest comeback : the miracle Braves of 1914, J. Brian Ross

Label
Baseball's greatest comeback : the miracle Braves of 1914
Title
Baseball's greatest comeback
Title remainder
the miracle Braves of 1914
Statement of responsibility
J. Brian Ross
Title variation
Miracle Braves of 1914
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 place--fifteen games behind on July 4th--to battle in the World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics, one of the most dominant teams of all time. Baseball fans witnessed one of sport's most spectacular comebacks, and Boston's National League team earned a new designation: 'The Miracle Braves.' Baseball's 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 'Rabbit' Maranville, Johnny 'The Crab' Evers, and George 'Big Daddy' 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 McGraw's 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 characters--including a fanatically superstitious manager, a cheerfully madcap star, and an obsessively driven, yet highly sensitive captain--this book will inform and entertain baseball fans and sports historians alike
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, J. Brian
Dewey number
796.357/64097446109041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV875.B59
LC item number
R67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boston Braves (Baseball team)
  • Baseball
  • Major League Baseball (Organization)
Label
Baseball's greatest comeback : the miracle Braves of 1914, J. Brian Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871671293
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 217 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442236066
Lccn
2014006298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1660334
  • (OCoLC)871671293
Label
Baseball's greatest comeback : the miracle Braves of 1914, J. Brian Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871671293
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 217 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442236066
Lccn
2014006298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1660334
  • (OCoLC)871671293

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