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Image description: In 1914, Hank Gowdy, star of baseball’s Boston Braves, takes a practice swing in this glass negative image from the Library of Congress. The baseball playoffs are now in full swing. Though neither the Boston Red Sox nor the Atlanta Braves could maintain their great September leads and make the playoffs, in 1914, Gowdy led the Boston Braves from last place on the Fourth of July to a World Series title in October.
Image from the Library of Congress.

Image description: In 1914, Hank Gowdy, star of baseball’s Boston Braves, takes a practice swing in this glass negative image from the Library of Congress. The baseball playoffs are now in full swing. Though neither the Boston Red Sox nor the Atlanta Braves could maintain their great September leads and make the playoffs, in 1914, Gowdy led the Boston Braves from last place on the Fourth of July to a World Series title in October.

Image from the Library of Congress.