On This Date 8/24/1951

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Another memorable promotion by Bill Veeck sees fans of the St. Louis Browns get a chance to be the manager as they host the Philadelphia Athletics at Sportsmans Park. The promotion is called “Grandstand Manager Night,” as people sitting in the grandstand by the home dugout were given placards that tell the team what decisions to make during the game. The fans make the right call as the Browns win the game 5-3, a rarity for the Browns, who finished 52-102 on the season.