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Branch Rickey

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Birthday
20, 1881
Birthplace
Portsmouth, OH
Death Date
Dec 9, 1965 (83)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1881
Birthplace
Portsmouth, OH
Death Date
Dec 9, 1965 (83)

About

Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers and civil rights activist who brought Jackie Robinson to his team, breaking the baseball league's color barrier.

Before Fame

After an unimpressive several years playing in the major leagues, he earned a law degree and signed on with the St. Louis Cardinals, establishing baseball's first farm system.

Trivia

Before he integrated baseball he found a new separate all-black league, to help him find that one special black player the team and nation could rally around.

Family Life

He was born in Stockdale, Pike County, Ohio. In 1906, he married Jane Moulton.

Associated With

Harrison Ford played him in the 2013 film, 42, about Jackie Robinson's debut in the majors.