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Boston Doves

Boston Doves

If the 1908 season was bad, who would have thought it could get worse in 1909? But, it always can and in 1909, the Boston Doves (now the Atlanta Braves) finished eighth. They had a 45-108 record and were 65 1/2 games behind the leader. Yes, that is right. 65 1/2 games behind.

They had 2 managers that year, Frank Bowerman and Harry Smith. Neither one would be back in 1910. Frank had his challenges. His fiery temper did not go well with his team, and he was relegated to player-only status after only 76 games.