A great piece of history
This Saturday’s Atlanta Braves-Oakland Athletics game will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1914 World Series, in which the Braves and Athletics met in one of the more improbable championship matchups in Major League baseball history.
The game, to be played at Atlanta’s Turner Field, will include a tribute to the 1914 Miracle Braves, who were then based in Boston, and feature both clubs wearing retro 1914 uniforms.
In the 1914 World Series, the Braves shocked the sporting world by sweeping the vaunted Philadelphia Athletics (they wouldn’t land in Oakland until 1968, by way of Kansas City).
By mid-season of that year, however, the Braves appeared en route to a dismal finish. On July 15 they were in last place, 11-1⁄2 games behind the New York Giants. They caught fire as the summer went on, though, and won the National League pennant by 10-1⁄2
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