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1914 Boston "Miracle" Braves Team Cabinet Photograph. After dumping both halves of an Independence Day, 1914 doubleheader to drop to fourteen games under .500, it looked as if the bumbling Braves would not even equal their fifth place finish of the previous season. But something in the fireworks that lit up the sky that night over Brooklyn, where the series would resume two days later, rained a bit of magic down upon the Braves squad. They came storming back to win both July 6th games. And they just kept winning. In the month following that dismal Fourth of July, the Braves won twenty-one of twenty-six contests. The next month, they took twenty of twenty-seven. At season's close, they found themselves ten and a half games in front of Matty and McGraw's New York Giants, and poised to take on the powerhouse Philadelphia Athletics, winners of three of the previous four World Series. Surely now, pronounced the sportswriters, the Miracle Braves would see their luck run out. But this was far from the case. After a four-game sweep of the Mack Men, the Boston Braves had completed one of the most incredible comebacks in the history of sport, and were crowned as Champions of the World.

The roster that authored the most remarkable resurgence in Major League history appears in this marvelous cabinet photo, one of the most desirable team shots we've ever had the privilege to handle. The 8x10" image is the work of "W.W. Somers," whose stamp appears on the mount (12x14") at lower right. Hall of Famers Rabbit Maranville and Johnny Evers appear in the front row. The image exhibits some limited silvering, a stray pencil mark and general soiling that do little to distract, and wear to the edges and corners of the mount is similarly innocuous. A rare and marvelous relic from this immortal "never say die" crew.


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