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.
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