Joe McCarthy and Earl Weaver are the only two managers who never played a single Major League ballgame that are enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Did you know that media-mogul Ted Turner managed "his" Atlanta Braves for one losing game in during the 1977 regular season? Turner had relieved Dave Bristol as skipper when he lost sixteen consecutive games. On May 11, 1977, Ted Turner took the field as manager and lost 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. National League President Chub Feeney made a rule that same day prohibiting a manager from owning a financial interest in his own team. Turner, who was very upset over the decision, named Vern Benson as the manager.
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