On This Date 5/11/1977

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With his team mired in a 16-game losing streak, Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner sends Dave Bristol on a ten-day vacation and takes over the role of manager himself. Turner watched the losing streak reach 17-games as the Braves lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 at Three Rivers Stadium. It would be the only game managed by Turner as National League President cited a rule barring owners from managing the team.