In 1891 during Frank Selee’s second year as manager, the Braves (then known as the Boston Beaneaters) won the pennant. They finished first with a record of 87-51 and 3 1/2 games ahead. This would begin a decade of amazing achievements for them. It was unequaled by very few teams over the years.
It began with one of the most hotly disputed pennants in baseball history in 1891. It wasn’t formally decided until Thanksgiving. In September and October, the Beaneaters won 23 of 30 games. This included 18 in a row. This allowed them to take the pennant from Chicago.
Frank Selee clearly had a command on how to win.