Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson called O'Mara "the most peppery and persistent man on the Brooklyn squad" and considered him superior to Rabbit Maranville at shortstop. Yet he eventually concluded that O'Mara's hands were too small and moved him to third base for 1918. (TG)
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 4, 1914:
The Dodgers drum the Braves, sweeping a doubleheader, 7–5 in 11 innings and 4–3 in the nitecap. The nitecap is especially hard fought: Lefty Tyler plunks Dodger SS Ollie O'Mara on the neck and when Jack Daubert crosses the plate with the winning run in the 9th, he collides with Braves C Hank Gowdy and is knocked unconscious. Boston (26–40) is 10 1/2 games in back of New York.