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Published by Signet .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7571319M
ISBN 100451123867
ISBN 109780451123862
OCLC/WorldCa9999546

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This is a great biography of a great man. He is one of my heroes, for he was a man led by Christian conviction and courage. Yet, of course, he was also a man, so that means he had his sins, which this book does not hide, and we need to know those about our heroes, so that we worship only one Man--the God-Man Jesus, whom Rickey worshiped as well/5.   The book that inspired Harrison Ford in his portrayal of Branch Rickey in the hit movie “42” The idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In , as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, changing the /5(55). Branch Rickey was born on Decem , in Stockdale, Ohio, and was raised in a strict religious setting—one that would become a distinguishing trait of his later baseball : Based on nearly one hundred of interviews and vast amounts of research, including exclusive access to Rickey's own papers, Branch Rickey was originally published in It still stands as the definitive biography of the legendary executive.3/5(1).

Branch Rickey, in full Wesley Branch Rickey, (born Decem , Stockdale, Ohio, U.S.—died December 9, , Columbia, Missouri), American professional baseball executive who devised the farm system of training ballplayers () and hired the first black players in organized baseball in the 20th century. Wesley Branch Rickey (Decem – December 9, ) was an American baseball player and sports executive. Rickey was instrumental in breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing black player Jackie also created the framework for the modern minor league farm system, encouraged the Major Leagues to add new teams through his . Branch Rickey: baseball's ferocious gentleman User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Though this book is intended as the definitive biography of the man who developed baseball's farm system and who desegregated the major leagues, the chapter titles-e.g.,"A Branch Grows in Brooklyn Read full review. Wesley Branch Rickey Biography: Produced in Ohio in , Branch Rickey had a small career as a baseball player before becoming an advanced figure in the sport’s direction. In , he designed the farm system of training and improving players where Major League Baseball would come to bank on. Rickey went to develop into a leading civil.

While Jackie was playing for the Monarchs he was approached by Branch Rickey, the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Branch wanted to sign an African-American player to help the Dodgers win the pennant. When he approached Robinson, Branch told Jackie that he would face all sorts of racism when he first went to play for the Dodgers.   The book that inspired Harrison Ford in his portrayal of Branch Rickey in the hit movie “42” In a brilliant match between author and subject, this latest addition to the Penguin Lives series features the inimitable Jimmy Breslin telling the rags-to-riches tale of Branch Rickey, the legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who integrated baseball by putting Jackie 4/4(54).   The book that inspired Harrison Ford in his portrayal of Branch Rickey in the hit movie “42”The idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In , as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, changing the sport and the nation forever/5(3). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Branch Rickey: A Biography at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.