Monday, October 7, 2013

Another Brownie First: Player Assigned to Room with His Manager

According to an interview with the late Jim Toomey (d. 2002), in 1946 manager Luke Sewell wanted to keep an eye on Vern Stephens, who had a playboy reputation, so they became roommates on the road.

Toomey says this is the only time that that happened in baseball history.

Donald Barnes: "Keep an eye on Vern, Skip, and we'll win this thing."  Luke Sewell: "Will do, Boss. I got an idea....."
Vern Stephens, playboy

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