We've all wondered what the skipper and the ump are actually saying when they get together and express their displeasure for a call or each other.
Athletes and coaches are "mic-ed up" in current sporting events, why not do it 57 years ago?
The Sporting News - April 30, 1958
Well, as the photo caption says, the placing of the microphone enabled "...fans to hear the managers and umpires discuss ground rules in pre-game huddles and for the announcing of lineup changes after the game is underway."
I guess they didn't get to hear the juicy stuff. Unless the coaches were really loud.