Tuesday, July 13, 2010

1914 World Series

This is a great photo taken in Boston before the start of the 1914 World Series, which featured the National League's Boston Braves . In the photo is Mayor of Boston, John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, resplendent in flat top hat, and grandfather to President John F. Kennedy. He is standing between Boston Braves catcher Hank Gowdy and Braves mascots, with some unidentified dignitaries to the right. The Braves, in last place on July 4th, swept Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's four games straight, capping off one of sport's greatest comebacks ever.

In 1914, the other Boston baseball team, the American League Red Sox, signed a young rookie pitcher who went on to have a stellar career; his name........ George Herman Ruth.

Thanks to friend Neal Robertson for the photo.

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