A's starting pitcher Eddie Plank, warming up before Game 2 of the 1914 World Series, pitched brilliantly but lost 1-0 to the Braves' Bill James.
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Boston (NL) 4, Philadelphia (AL) 0

Game Scores:
BOS 7, PHI 1 @ PHI
BOS 1, PHI 0 @ PHI
BOS 5, PHI 4 @ BOS
BOS 3, PHI 1 @ BOS

Why the Braves won: Destiny. In last place in July, the Braves won 61 of their final 77 games, and then held the heavily favored A's to a .172 average.

Why the Athletics lost: Some contend that the A's, angry at penny-pinching owner/manager Connie Mack, didn't give their all. Perhaps suspicious, Mack broke up the team.

Memorable moment: The Braves won Game 3 in 12 innings when a sacrifice bunt was thrown away.

Key stat: .545. The batting average of Braves catcher Hank Gowdy, who had five extra-base hits, including a big home run in Game 3.