The Braves will face their third division leader in a row this weekend when the Oakland Athletics come to Turner Field, but the weekend will be a celebration of sorts for the Braves, as they’re celebrating the 1914 World Series season (the lone championship the team won in Boston) on Saturday. The two teams will complete their look to the past by wearing throwback uniforms (as well as fun ballpark turn-backs, such as ticket and concession prices matching those from the time period). Sportslogos.net had the original story on the news.
The Braves swept the (then) Philadelphia A’s in the 1914 World Series, which completed a season known as the “Miracle Braves,” after Boston won just 69 games the year before and won 94 in the championship campaign. The Braves and A’s organizations have a long history, dating back to April 22nd, 1876 in a game that many people consider to be the first ever game in MLB history. A bit of bragging rights – the Braves won 6-5 in front of 3,000 people.
The 1914 World Series took place from October 9-13th, and was the first ever four-game sweep in the history of the Fall Classic, and the Braves chose to forego a true “home field advantage,” earlier that season (abandoning South End Grounds) and rented Fenway Park from the Red Sox to play their home games in, where the final two games of the series took place – a 5-4 Braves win in 12 innings and a 3-1 win to clinch the title.
Hopefully, the 2014 edition of the Atlanta Braves can recapture some miracles, because this current stretch could truly make or break the season. Until Saturday, though, it’ll be fun to speculate on what exactly the throwbacks will look like.
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