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Branch Rickey

Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball executive elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. He was known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson, for drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente, for creating the framework for the modern minor league farm system, for encouraging the Major Leagues to add new teams through his involvement in the proposed Continental League, and for introducing the batting helmet.

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True story, I'm from the same town as Branch Rickey so that movie is big time in my life.
In the first year of Dodgertown Branch Rickey envisioned it as a long term plan. 69 yrs later are still th…
When Branch Rickey says "Hey want to go to Dodgertown on my private plane" nothing on your schedule matters anymore…
So Branch Rickey was able to see the way not only those 4 black players respond but he was able to see 2 of Jackie Robinson's friends
Branch Rickey was born in Ohio and played Pro Football at 1 time. Rickey later on in his life was friends with the owners of the NFL
So after years of trying to figure out why Branch Rickey gave Jackie Robinson the chance to be the first black player when there were many
Wooster 74 OWU 70 0:53 left... Great atmosphere here in Branch Rickey Arena...
I'm back at Branch Rickey for the NCAC men's basketball title game between top-seeded Ohio Wesleyan and 2nd-seeded Wooster.
Robinson and Rickey: Together in history via
"Pickles" Dillhoefer's visa to play Mexican league ball, with Branch Rickey as a personal reference! . (via…
Lights out at Branch Rickey Arena, literally... probs a Denison attempt to stop the Woo run... 47-31 Erhard 16:43 to go...
Time for in semi finals at Branch Rickey Arena. Go Bishops!
I haven't been in this gym since the early 90s! Know alot more about Branch Rickey's legacy now than I did then!
Robbie Coman taught Branch Rickey the art of the double switch
I'm settled in at Branch Rickey for the NCAC tournament semifinals. Top-seeded Ohio Wesleyan plays 4th-seeded Wittenberg in 20 mins.
Get out tonight Bishop fans and cheer on your men's basketball Battling Bishops at 5:30 pm at Branch Rickey Arena.
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Today is the day, Bishops!! Come see the only splashes that matter...from way behind the arch at Branch Rickey! 5:3…
Just like Branch Rickey told Ralph Kiner, "We can finish last without you"
w Branch Rickey coming up with farm system stuff. Before that it was possible on regional scales but unlikely
Garland Branch NAACP President Rickey McNeal speaking at black history program.
At what point to Nets consider trading Brook Lopez. In words of Branch Rickey, they can finish last with him or without him.
"Don't look at the hole in the doughnut. Look at the whole doughnut."- Branch Rickey
"Why do the Cardinals have such a good farm system?". Because Branch Rickey was employed by them when he invented the idea.
"Never before had I seen a ballpark play as much importance to a city, and I haven't since." . -PCL President Branch…
in 1943: Phil Wrigley and Branch Rickey draw up the charter for the AAGPBL.
OWU fans we need you to fill Branch Rickey Arena Friday for the OWU / Witt men's basketball semi-final at 5:30. These guys a…
all of your fluff chatter has gotten me more excited about building a personal team. I'm a big fan of Branch Rickey... (1/2)
Branch Rickey once told Ralph Kiner “We finished last with you, we can finish last without you” Does he not work for Fox's News?
Branch Rickey, the General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who signed Jackie Robinson, was on first national Youth & Govt Board
MINOR WATSON born this date (1889–1965). 100s of classic movie roles in his career. Pictured as Branch Rickey in Th…
The on & off again of Branch Rickey & Leo Durocher is off once more in '43 but Durocher would be back by '44. Judso…
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With a little help from all out there let's make a list of great forefathers: Cesar Chavez, Branch Rickey...
Like Larson, Young was an imperfect man but had big influence on sportswriting. He called Branch Rickey "El Cheapo.''
if the Cubs cop a WS win does this confirm Theo Epstein as the greastet GM since Branch Rickey?
Remarkable history around corner from HQ -- where Jackie Robinson first met Branch Rickey
Branch Rickey was from Ohio and was considered a "religious" man. A lesson that you never know how you might be used to change the world. ❤️
An interesting article on Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson.
Don't forget Branch Rickey! He had the knowledge to know Jackie was the guy to do it!
"If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase" --Branch Rickey
It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind. ~Branch Rickey. 💝GOOD MORNING FRIENDS 💝
Branch Rickey apparently thought wrestling "wasn't on the level," and forbid Don Newcombe from refereeing after 2 matches.
Reading a nonfiction book that describes Branch Rickey as a "baseball owner." This is objectively wrong. Where was the editor?
Wesley Branch Rickey served as a Major in World 1 & Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers 1943-1950
Who's this guy on my TV talking about Branch Rickey and
This is so good on Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey:
Problems are the price you pay for progress.
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Commiss Emiritus Selig tonight says Branch Rickey was greatest sports executive of all time.
"Dollars aren't black and white. They're green. Every dollar's green.". -Branch Rickey
Ok. I nominate Branch Rickey, who integrated MLB. Who better?
"Your enemy will be out in force and you cannot meet him on his own low grounds". - Branch Rickey
Why aren't women playing in the yet?. Where's the Branch Rickey of gender integration?. .
Appreciate taking time today to speak w/ as part of her Branch Rickey experience
Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.
The man with the ball is responsible for what happens to the ball. -
Cobb, Christy Mathewson & Branch Rickey served in France in 1918 with Gas & Flame Division -
these are certainly not Branch Rickey's Cardinals...
What all of us in and can learn from Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey:
Branch Rickey movie needs to be made, creator of minor leagues, didn't coach on Sundays, and Jackie Robinson among other things
The Reds didn't call up minor leaguer Branch Rickey in 1904 because he refused to play baseball on Sundays.
Mike Sandlock was honored at Citi Field a few years ago. We discussed his career from Warren Spahn to Branch Rickey.
Fresno Grizzlies Hot Stove Gala 2016 video recap... appearances from Bobby Valentine, Branch Rickey
HBD to the biggest icon in all of sports. Thank you Branch Rickey for taking a chance on Jackie Robinson.
My dad, onstage, playing Branch Rickey. He signed Jackie Robinson, but also had ties to 1st black football player
Success is that place in the road where preparation meets opportunity. - Branch Rickey
Cheer out and cheer on the Lady Bishops tonight - 7:30 at Branch Rickey vs. Wittenberg. GO BISHOPS!
Branch Rickey Luck is the residue of design. yep
Branch Rickey really was a revolutionary genius!
Today 1919– The Cardinals announce that Branch Rickey will serve as the manager along with the job as GM.
"If he was smart enough to choose Rachel, he's the one you want." (Comment to Branch Rickey)
42: Eh, split decision. Branch Rickey deserves to get his story told, but Jackie was pushed a bit to the side.
I was going to call tonight, but who can compete with Branch Rickey & Gene Watson? I'll be listening.
"Luck is the residue of design." Branch Rickey, owner and signer of
Listen to tonight at 7 pm on with guests Branch Rickey, scout Gene Watson and more!
“A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance.” Branch Rickey
Today in 1962! Branch Rickey continues to impact the mission and young people of .
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fargolini: Luck is the residue of design. - Branch Rickey
Huge win for MBB over Denison in front of a full house at Branch Rickey - way to go Bishops!!!
How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer.
Way to go Mozileak. You went from Branch Rickey to Dal Maxvill. Enjoy your cheap 3rd place roster. If you're lucky.
"Problems are the price you pay for progress."-Branch Rickey
PCL president Branch Rickey III questions whether Cashman Field is a long-term option for his circuit:
the PCL commissioner is Branch Rickey the Third?
On January 11th, Monte Irvin, Branch Rickey's first choice to integrate baseball and Major League Baseball's...
“Never surrender opportunity for security.” - Branch Rickey
"Branch Rickey was the man who taught Machiavelli the strike zone."
Branch Rickey, where he channeled Burgess Meredith's "Penguin" for the role.
Happy birthday, today, to Ty Cobb, happy late birthday to Johnny Bench, and happy future birthday to Branch Rickey and Rickey Henderson.
Branch Rickey is where Lamar Hunt got the idea for revenue sharing when he founded the AFL, the NFL adopted it later
70 years ago today Branch Rickey confirms signing of Jackie Robinson assigning him to minor league club in Montreal ht…
"Give a man a mask and he'll tell the truth." - Ben Kingsley to Harrison Ford about the character of Branch Rickey.
Now when I buy the Red Sox I'm going to be the black Branch Rickey.
65 years ago today Walter O'Malley took over for Branch Rickey as Dodgers president, world move the team to LA from Brooklyn
October 25, 1955 Branch Rickey steps down as the Pirates' general manager and will be replaced by Joe L. Brown.
It isn't even the Belichick as much as it's the Branch Rickey: better to be a year early than a year late.
Actually, author of that great quote was Branch Rickey:
I don't think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports. — Branch Rickey
today named RHP Zach Lee the Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year & OF Alex Verdugo the Minor League Player…
in '45, Branch Rickey announced that Brooklyn signed Jackie Robinson to play with Brooklyn's AAA team in 1946.
10/23/1997: The Craig Biggio is named winner of the Branch Rickey Award for outstanding community service
Dodger owner Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson age 26 of the Kansas City Monarchs to a Montreal Royals contract 70 years ago today.
Be our Branch Rickey like in the Movie "42 Jackie Robinson" - Step up for Race Relations & Make Linkedin Sports History together
Seventy years ago today, Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson. The world of baseball got bigger and brighter on Oct 23, 1945.
Thank you Branch Rickey for making history today. Thanks Jackie for signing and changing sports forever.
70 years ago today then Dodgers president Branch Rickey officially announced the historic signing of Jackie Robinson
October 23, 1945 - Branch Rickey announces the signing of Jackie Robinson by the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. The 26-year old.
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42(2013). In 1946, Branch Rickey, general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, signs Jackie Robinson to the team in defiance of major league
I found out today that one of our doctors' wives is Branch Rickey's granddaughter 😮⚾️
Olive Branch native Rickey Stenhouse Jr. says he'll wear this when he races in Talladega this weekend.
OWU vs DePauw at 7 in VB at Branch Rickey Arena tonight wooo
"The only thing Abner Doubleday ever started was the Civil War." -Branch Rickey
Justine Siegel, 1st woman to be guest instructor w/says of GM Billy Beane: "There is no Jackie Robinson without Branch Rickey."
Jewish Baseball fact: When Barney Pelty of St. Louis Browns threw a 1-hitter against White Sox in 1904, his catcher was Branch Rickey.
nice column. On Yogi: you know Berra didn't sign w/ hometown Cardinals b/c Branch Rickey wouldn't pay him $500 to sign?
'I want a player with the guts not to fight back.' Branch Rickey re Jackie Robinson
Yeah, like Branch Rickey when he ran the Pirates in the early 1950s.
Theo Baseball is making Jim Hendry look like Branch Rickey
Branch Rickey was using analytics. Allan Roth, too. Earnshaw Cook. Love the arrogance of those who think time began with them.
frosh GGG Grandfather George Sisler played for Branch Rickey at Michigan before Hall of Fame
This day in 1945 Jackie Robinson meets with Branch Rickey, discussing his integration into MLB.
“Never surrender opportunity for security.” Rickey Branch
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7/16/1948: Branch Rickey agrees to deal w/Horace Stoneham to get Leo Durocher to be Giants' manager replacing Mel Ott
Branch Rickey:He's the best prospect I've ever seen.
Ralph Kiner got turned down by Branch Rickey in 1952 for salary increase. Rickey was a cheapskate! Got Clemente from BKLN
"Global thermonuclear warfare is a game of inches" - Branch Rickey
I found this book about Branch Rickey written by a Pulitzer winning author at of all places tonight
Branch Rickey knew about Clemente having been the former Dodger GM; Clemente could have played left with Duke in CF and Furillo in RF.
We wouldn't blame that person..but we would remind what Branch Rickey said to Jackie Robinson.
"Luck is the residue of design, skill is the residue of planning." - Branch Rickey
Were they trying to recreate Branch Rickey signing Jackie Robinson?
Branch Rickey would not approve. Frankie Frisch, however, might.
Now when I bring the Nets, I'm the black Branch Rickey. From Brooklyn corners, burning branches of sticky.
Luck is the residue of design. Branch Rickey :-D
Dodgers lost him to rule 5 draft by Branch Rickey.
My dad did not like that man or Branch Rickey Bing Devine is GM I first remembered
Pacific Coast League pres. Branch Rickey, grandson of Branch Rickey, who signed Jackie Robinson.
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Who can forgive Branch Rickey for leaving New York? He convinced Horace Stoneham & they abandoned all their fans!! Fans were so mad!
May, 28, 1957 NY Giants Baseball Team got ok to move to California! Boy, fans were so mad! Ok, I still never forgave Branch Rickey!
Took me a longtime to forgive Branch Rickey for Giants/Dodgers move!. Come to think of it, HAVE I forgiven Branch Rickey? .
Branch Rickey convinced Giants/Dodgers California Minor Leagues drew bigger CROWDS than NYC, and so they left!! We were so mad!.
Horace Stoneham was the owner of the Giants. Branch Rickey was Dodgers. Took me a long time to forgive them!
Name was Branch Rickey. The Dodger & Giant fans became Mets fans. They called them "the new breed!!"
Branch Rickey told Giants/Dodgers Calif Minor Leagues drew bigger teams than NYC. Took longtime to forgive them/him!!
PCL President Branch Rickey III: "Mayor Dean saw the vision and realized what could happen here at Sulphur Dell."
A photo of Branch Rickey from the front page of a 1919 issue of the Sporting News.
Read how the man who signed Jackie Robinson helped in founding FCA
The had Roberto Clemente in their minor league system & Branch Rickey, now with thw picked him in the Rule 5 draft.
Law Alum Branch Rickey recruited Jackie Robinson to MLB. I am proud to be a Michigan Wolverine.
Students in deep discussion about Branch Rickey's Noble Experiment.
Does JJ Abrams think we're stupid? Having the actor who played Branch Rickey as a hot shot star pilot? SMDH
great! I am in Branch Rickey 2nd floor. Hope to see you. We have juniors on campus so i have a presentation at 1.
Branch Rickey was played marvelously by Harrison Ford. in !
Branch Rickey is buried down road from me, Ohio born hired
When we moved to OH a businessman from church befriended my father. He offhandedly remarked that his college roommate was B…
I was thinking the same thing last night, Branch Rickey doesn't get enough respect.
How about some love for Branch Rickey Like you he doesn't get enough respect
VIDEO: scout honored on Learn how Branch Rickey & the Jones' intertwine->
Branch Rickey was the one who gave him the job though
Wish there could be more Branch Rickey recognition. He displayed great courage as well. No Jackie without Branch.
On read how the man who signed him played a role in the founding of
We are in desperate need of some ferocious Christian gentlemen like Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson
Every April 15 I repost this piece written by about Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson. A must read.
Today in 1947 Branch Rickey announced the Brooklyn Dodgers were purchasing the contract of Jackie Robinson:
Today in 1947, Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers announced that Jackie Robinson had signed with the team. 👨🏾⚾️
1947: Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announced he had purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals
Jimmy Breslin took this on in his biography of Branch Rickey. Lots of contempt for sports media too.
Branch Rickey wasn't perfect but you gotta give him his props
Hello Rickey, T Shirtz and Hoodies are named by you! ORDER NOW!: .Thank
Did you know that Branch Rickey invented "Moneyball in an August 2, 1954 Life Magazine article:
"Branch Rickey is the only real genius baseball ever had." -- Bill James
Did you know that Branch Rickey invented money ball in 1954?
"Branch Rickey is the only real genius baseball every had." -- Bill James
Don't worry about yourself. Worry about the team. If the team is successful, you will be successful. -Branch Rickey ht…
Luck is the residue of design. Branch Rickey wow
While Jackie Robinson was important, we think Branch Rickey would be a much more interesting protagonist for this story.
Final Branch Rickey anecdote: He got his undergraduate law degree from Michigan
Oh no, Branch Rickey was legitimately a moral man. He tried multiple times to bring Robinson in before 1947. Started in '43.
Hard to say in the context of 42, since the *** Leagues were segregated the same way. Branch Rickey was All-Weather Liberal.
oh i thought we were playing in Branch Rickey
Did you know Branch Rickey designed the Cardinal logo?
The Plains branch has a new mural by local artist Terry Fortkamp! In memory of Betty Rickey Morganfeld
||Thats awesome! I knew her and Branch Rickey were related!
// Kelley's grandma is Alice Jakle nee. Rickey her dad Christopher Jakle is her connection to Branch Rickey.
Branch Rickey knew what was what back then.
I've got Ted Williams Branch Rickey and 150 years of baseball on "my" side
Among managers, Frankie Frisch had the same number of wins as Branch Rickey (458) and same number of losses as Joe Torre (354).
I hope there comes a time when baseball fans speak my name in the same breath as John McGraw, Branch Rickey, and George Steinbrenner
. Interesting. As others have said, you have Marvin Miller and Branch Rickey. And don't forget about Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers.
Should have used better language. I think Thorn's statement is too strong. Marvin Miller and Branch Rickey have stronger cases.
When talking about how Branch Rickey traded for a broadcaster, Josh Lewin said: "No, we can't trade Howie for a shortstop."
Last week's NCAC hoops was held at Branch Rickey Arena at Ohio Wesleyan. Rickey, of course, best known for bringing Jackie Robinson to MLB
This Harrison Ford plane crash news reminded me of your Branch Rickey imitation and now I can't stop laughing
No doubt! Talk about having an impact on the game! Right up there with Branch Rickey and A.G. Spalding.
My baseball-loving kids knows him as Branch Rickey from the movie "42"
Episode 2 of our series takes a look at the achievements of the late Branch Rickey
Your negative comments towards Branch Rickey just goes to show you that you don't know anything about Baseball. Stick to Comedy.
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Branch Rickey: "No. I want a player who's got the guts *not* to fight back - like our Savior - Jesus Christ". To Jackie Robinson-both Xns.
To me Coach Dean Smith was Branch Rickey with an even better winning percentage.
Follis played on the team with Branch Rickey, Brooklyn Dodger owner who would sign Jackie Robinson to integrate Major League Baseball in1947
But this is the coolest gift I saw someone get so far...getting a desk for his office that was once used & owned by Branch Rickey
It is always nice to get a true surprise. Mine was a desk for my new office that was once used and owned by Branch Rickey.
"Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best... Luck is the residue of design…
Branch Rickey was the man for bringing Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers
The part when Branch Rickey tell Jackie why he chose him 😢😢😢
Branch Rickey, the guy who brought Jackie into the Majors. His mind was on the money aspect but had the balls to step out...
Branch Rickey's best career move? Bailing on St. Louis for Brooklyn. Opened the door for 42 in a more open-minded market.
"And now, I'm going to tell you a story from the Bible about spiritual courage." - next to last sentence Branch Rickey spoke
Branch Rickey is one of the greatest things to happen to baseball and America society
General manager Branch Rickey signed Roberts to the team after facing mounting pressure from the local black community.
Luck is the residue of design. Branch Rickey (1881 - 1965), Lecture title, 1950
December 9 1852 The first train ever to run west of the Mississippi made a run over five miles of completed track on the Pacific Railroad. The line began at 14th and Chouteau and ended at Cheltenham, in what is now southwest St. Louis. The rails reached Kirkwood in May 1853 and Jefferson City in 1855. 1878 A representative of Joseph Pulitzer purchased the bankrupt St. Louis Dispatch for $2,500 at a sheriff’s sale. Within hours of the auction at the Old Courthouse, The editor of the Post approached Pulitzer, and proposed a merger. The first edition of the St. Louis Post and Dispatch hit the streets on December 12th. 1922 John Elroy Sanford was born in St. Louis. He dropped out of school at age 13 to break into show business and became known as “Redd” because of his complexion. He also took the name of baseball player Jimmy Foxx. The groundbreaking comedian made his movie debut in Cotton Comes to Harlem in 1972. That same year, Norman Lear signed him to star in the American version of the Bri ...
Today in '65, Branch Rickey, 83, suffered a heart attack during his induction into t/Missouri Sports He died 3 wks later.
on 1965 Branch Rickey, American baseball player and manager (b. 1884)
“A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.” Branch Rickey . died today in 1965
Branch Rickey died on this date in 1965.
Branch Rickey:He had the ability of taking a bad situation and maLeisure is the handmaiden of the devil."king it immediately worse.
Proud to be a Dodgers fan Watching 42 they changed the world Jackie Robinson Branch Rickey Leo Durocher and the Dodgers changed the world
Imagine if Branch Rickey had broken up the great Dodger teams after a loss or two to the Yankees. We're so impatient & unsatisfied now.
That's how Branch Rickey did it, too.
I could watch Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey just chat with people for two hours.
I used to have a Gin Rickey with Branch Rickey back in the day
best advice today: Luck is the residue of design (Branch Rickey)
Harrison Ford played a great Branch Rickey. Could hardly recognize that was him playing the role at "42".
Branch Rickey Degree of Doctor of Humanities Allen by LemonstoLace via
PCL President Branch Rickey just gave the best Warren Giles Award acceptance speech ever
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Branch Rickey the early leader to succeed as chief bad joke/awkward silence teller at Gonna be tough to catch
Congratulations to President Branch Rickey on winning the Giles Award as outstanding league president.
Congrats PCL Pres. Branch Rickey on receiving the Warren Giles Award for outstanding service as a league president.
Branch Rickey:I did not mind the public criticism. That sort of thing has not changed any program I thought was good.
Although baseball was low on his list of sports, the KC Monarchs hired him as their SS for $400/mo. He hit .387. Branch Rickey was watching
42 (2013): The role of Branch Rickey was originally intended for Robert Redford. It was played by Harrison Ford. - IMDb
if you like Star Wars I know that Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey (manager that signed Robinson) in the movie as well.
history- on this spot in 1945, Branch Rickey & changed everything. Thank you…
president ,baseball ops Andrew Friedman “Occupying the same seat as Buzzie Bavazi and Branch Rickey both challenging and humbling.”
Andrew Friedman mentions tradition set by Buzzie Bavasi and Branch Rickey in his third sentence speaking as Dodger baseball president.
Like Branch Rickey said: I'd rather trade him a year early than a year late. Especially so for Jay who depends on BABIP
Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there. ~ Branch Rickey
If it makes you feel any better, fans, the NL trophy is named after Warren Giles, a Branch Rickey disciple from the farm system.
"Never surrender opportunity to security.". Branch Rickey
1/3 "Here’s hoping that somewhere in the MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL, the next Branch Rickey and/or Ford Frick exist."
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1949; The Brooklyn Dodgers does not renew the contract of legendary Hall of Fame President, Branch Rickey. The...
Today in '49, declined to offer tm Pres Branch Rickey a new contact so he signed w/t/as VP/GM.
"Luck is the residue of design." -Branch Rickey "Keep letting their relievers walk you." -Bruce Bochy
I think Branch Rickey said that luck is the residue of design.
alphabetsuccess: Luck is the residue of design. - Branch Rickey
Branch Rickey:Fill in any figure you want for that boy . Whatever the figure, it's a deal.
Dayton Moore has never built a 90-win team or division champ. He draws an inside straight in October and we turn him into Branch Rickey.
Branch Rickey is sp.resting quietly in his grave.
Amazing that babe ruth didn't played with black players. But Jackie Robinson made history. Branch rickey had guts.
"The game of baseball has given me a life of joy. I would not have exchanged it for any other.". --Branch Rickey
TD in '32 The sign Branch Rickey to a 5-year contract as general manager and director of the farm system.
~ The first was formed at a Presbyterian church supper in Ferguson & seized by Branch Rickey!
Frankly, I hope the Dodgers lose all of their games. I'm from Brooklyn; can't stand the traitors. Branch Rickey, burn in ***
Sitting right in the right spot to catch a monster home run from tonight
There's a reason why Branch Rickey went for Jackie Robinson, and why Joe Louis was instructed not to talk smack.
Luck is the residue of design. - Branch Rickey - former owner of the Brooklyn Dodger Baseball Team
Branch Rickey is my favourite Harrison Ford character yet
Jackie Robinson didn't change the game of Baseball...Branch Rickey did.
Branch Rickey went to OWU not Jackie Robinson. 42 is about J... Never mind. Enjoy the movie!
74 degrees on this Thursday, 28 August –where has this month gone? On this date: 1565 - Oldest city in the US, St Augustine Fla, established 1830 - The passenger-carrying train locomotive Tom Thumb was demonstrated for the first time at Baltimore, MD. It was the first locomotive of its kind built in America. 1921 - Babe Ruth starts a record streak in which he gets at least one extra-base hit in nine straight games. 1922 - The first commercial to be broadcast on radio was heard on WEAF in New York City. Announcer H.M. Blackwell spoke about Hawthorne Court, a group of apartment buildings in Queens, New York. The Queensboro Realty Company, of Jackson Heights, bought what was called Toll Broadcasting. WEAF, owned by AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph, in those days) sold their block programming, five one-minute programs, one a day for five days, for $50 plus long-distance toll fees. The Queensboro Realty Company paid $100 for 10 minutes of commercial airtime. 1945 - Baseball commissioner Branch Rickey a ...
Had no idea the St Louis Cardinals birds on bat logo was inspired by something Branch Rickey saw in
So grateful to .for his work to help kids w cancer. Vote for him to WIN Branch Rickey humanitarian award!.
.nominated for Branch Rickey humanitarian award. Vote for him here!.
Welll Tony Dungy can suck it. He wouldn't draft Michael Sam because of the "distraction" right. Great to hear from a coach who is African American. Good thing it was Branch Rickey in charge of bringing in Jackie Robinson not you huh Tony? If it was you maybe you still wouldn't be able to participate in professional sports. You're a member of the group to "define marriage as being between a man and a woman" but that has nothing to do with your stance right? Save it old man. I'm sad to say I ever cheered for you or had you as a coach of my team. Michael Sam might be a distraction, but he's the right kind of distraction. The kind that changes the world. I'm glad not everyone thinks like you Tony, very sad.
Things will happen... Branch Rickey signs anyway. Valid thoughts by
Disappointing to see Tony Dungy's Michael Sam comments. What if Branch Rickey said that about Jackie Robinson? Someone must take first step.
Tony Dungy should ask himself if he'd be where he is if Branch Rickey didnt sign Jackie Robinson because he didn't "want 2 …
Michael Sam is not Jackie Robinson Jeff Fisher is not Branch Rickey. Ppl are going on and on about this guy meanwhile BJ King gets no credit
"He can't hit, he can't field, he can't throw. All he can do is beat you.". Branch Rickey about Eddie Stanky
Harrison Ford played Branch Rickey who was the AD at Ohio Wesleyan. Names given by chance my ***
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is the residue of design. Branch Rickey
Branch Rickey, the white man who signed the first black man to play Major League Baseball in 1947.. . 42
"Just do every bad Harrison Ford impression you've ever heard." -- director of "42" giving Harrison Ford direction on playing Branch Rickey.
"42" is a great movie. Thankful for what Jackie Robinson & Branch Rickey did for baseball & America. If you haven't seen it, do so ASAP.
Love the Branch Rickey line about Jackie Robinson "God built him to last" may someone say that about me :)
Of course he didn't. Branch Rickey was no hero. And our collective unwillingness to speak candidly about it is disheartening.
A fear realized when opportunists like Branch Rickey finally hit the key to profit. 70 years later, we still don't get it.
I ain't no Branch Rickey, but two best teams have played this year are the & Nationals. In that order. Good ball, man.
Luck is the residue of design. Branch Rickey Lecture title, 1950
To paraphrase Branch Rickey to Ralph Kiner: We can miss the playoffs with or without you.
Maybe if Jackie Robinson had been a teacher & Branch Rickey a superintendent schools might be as integrated as baseball.
The more I learn about Branch Rickey, the more I grow convinced that he may be the most important non-player figure in baseball history
Wore my tigers Foundation to today's game in homage to Branch Rickey.
Branch Rickey was hiding him in Dodger chain when his Cardinal minor league teams were deemed wrong. Didn't work..
Stan has to do a Branch Rickey - trade em at or just past their peak, develop youngsters to take over.
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Branch Rickey 1910-1913. Forty some odd years later he would help break the color barrier in
Branch Rickey: "Luck is the residue of design." >> Work hard to create an environment that is conducive to luck.
Watching "42." Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey exploring new territory in the art of phoning it in. Why is he doing a Lewis Black impression?
I'm thinking Ruth Buzzi, Branch Rickey and the pilot from Mad Max
Branch Rickey:When Waddell had control and some sleep, he was unbeatable.
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