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The Braves 1913 were stunningly horrible, except for one thing. They had a 69-82 record finishing 5th, 31 1/2 games behind. It was the first year for the new manager, George Stallings, and what a change he would make for the Braves.

In 1914, he would earn the title of “The Miracle Man”.

When Stallings took over in 1913, he was the teams eighth manager in seven seasons. No one had held the job for two years in a row since Fred Tenney in 1906-07.

The Braves had finished last in four consecutive seasons, averaging 104 losses and 55 1/2 games out of first.

He would improve things, in 1913, by three places and 20 1/2 games in standings. The fifth place finish was its highest in 11 years.

Managerial Stats Table
Rk Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L%
1 1897 29 Philadelphia Phillies NL 55 77 .417
2 1898 30 Philadelphia Phillies NL 19 27 .413
3 1901 33 Detroit Tigers AL 74 61 .548
4 1909 41 New York Highlanders AL 74 77 .490
5 1910 42 New York Highlanders AL 78 59 .569
6 1913 45 Boston Braves NL 69 82 .457
7 1914 46 Boston Braves NL 94 59 .614
8 1915 47 Boston Braves NL 83 69 .546
9 1916 48 Boston Braves NL 89 63 .586
10 1917 49 Boston Braves NL 72 81 .471
11 1918 50 Boston Braves NL 53 71 .427
12 1919 51 Boston Braves NL 57 82 .410
13 1920 52 Boston Braves NL 62 90 .408
Philadelphia Phillies 74 104 .416
Detroit Tigers 74 61 .548
New York Highlanders 152 136 .528
Boston Braves 579 597 .492
879 898 .495
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/22/2017.
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