So who is in charge of the 1887 Beaneaters (now known as the Atlanta Braves)?
John Morrill had the title of manager. He had the year before as well. It was his 6th year with the title.
King Kelly, newly arrived from Chicago with a $10,000 price tag, was named Captain. Somehow he thought he was in charge. What did the players think? They were confused.
Late in the season, the Triumvers, as the owners were known, recognized they had a problem and gave the title of Captain back to Morrill. A case of “too little, too late”.
The Beaneaters ended the season with a 61-60 record, good enough for fifth place.