May 21, 1952

With his team stuck in seventh place at 11-15, Boston Braves manager Tommy Holmes decided to shake up his lineup. The alterations began by benching first baseman Earl Torgeson in favor of rookie George Crowe.

“Crowe is the only new man on our club who hasn’t been given a fair trial,” Holmes said. “… I don’t want anyone to feel that I’m down on Torgeson.

Torgeson hit .230 for the year. He had played in every Braves game since the 1950 opener.

How could anyone think that Holmes, who was fired two weeks later, was down on anyone?

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