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Yes, it really happened: 69 years ago, the Browns let the fans manage a game

August 24, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

On Aug. 24, 1951, owner Bill Veeck decided to let fans hold up "Yes" and "No" signs to make all the managerial decisions during a St. Louis Browns game.

Yes, it really happened: 69 years ago, the Browns let the fans manage a game

Manager Zack Taylor relaxes in a rocking chair in box next to Brownie dugout as grandstand managers take over the running of the team for a night in St. Louis, Aug. 24, 1951.

On Aug. 24, 1951, owner Bill Veeck decided to let fans hold up "Yes" and "No" signs to make all the managerial decisions during a St. Louis Browns game.

This is how the Post-Dispatch covered the game. The only mistake the 1,100 Brownie "grandstand managers" made was choosing Ned Garver as their pitcher.

Bill Veeck greets Connie Mack, who briefly took a turn with the grandstand fans voting on the results of a game in St. Louis.

The manager of the Athletics for 50 years posed with one of the "Yes-No signs before the game.

The final game of the 1944 World Series was played on a chilly Oct. 9 between the National League's St. Louis Cardinals and the American Leagu…

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