Luman Harris was the manager of the 1968 Braves. It was his first year in that role. The Braves ended up with a .500 year at 81-81. That was good enough for fifth place and 16 games behind the race.
It was a weird year. They had their best ERA since 1918 with 2.92. That hasn’t been equaled since then. Yet all the could eek out was a break even record. Not a great start for a new manager.
On June 1st, they actually managed to tie St. Louis for first place. It was a moment in history in Atlanta. They had not been on top since moving from Milwaukee. It didn’t last long. Just a day for a matter of fact. They rest of the season they played under .500.