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The Traveler… Braves vs. Athletics creates new record…

This week I traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, via the Omaha Evening Bee of October 8 through 13, 1914 (excluding the 11th which was a Sunday) [1], where I enjoyed the 1914 World Series between the Boston Braves and the Philadelphia Athletics (see below). This series was the first four-game sweep in World Series history, excluding any tie games. The Braves had even abandoned their home field and played at Fenway Park while awaiting construction of their new home field, thus not having any “home field advantage.”

This is a bit of a unique publication as the first page of each issue is printed on pink-colored paper and features the sports news as the major headline event and large illustrations. Further reporting is continued within the regular portion of the newspaper as well.

~The TravelerPhialdelphia Athletics 1914 Connie Mack [2]

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#1 Comment By jane james On 07/30/2017 @ 10:51 pm

I happened to come upon this quite by accident. Amazing, however ! My grandfather was the traveling secretary to the Braves at this time (before they moved to Fenway!) He stayed on when they became the Red Sox at Fenway. I have several clippings from just after this,,,like 1918 forward. many about Babe Ruth etc. Starting to research to see if they have any value…..enjoyed this article….if interested please contact me at my email. Thanks!

#2 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 08/03/2017 @ 8:23 am

Hello Jane: We rarely monitor such questions from here. Please send us information regarding what you have to us at [3]. Thanks for your understanding.