On August 15, 1949 — 1949 – Reports of clubhouse troubles trail the Braves all season. Owner Lou Perini prevails on manager Billy Southworth to take a leave of absence. The team spurts briefly under Johnny Cooney but will finish under .500 in fourth place. Braves players vote Southworth only a half-share of last year’s Series earnings but Happy Chandler restores the full share.

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