American baseball player and manager
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About Branch Rickey
Branch Rickey was a legendary Major League Baseball (MLB) executive and baseball player known for the immense innovations he brought into the major leagues such as designing the modern minor league farm system and introducing the batting helmet. He was responsible for breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball by bringing the first African American baseball player Jackie Robinson into the major leagues. As a player, he played for the St. Louis Browns and the New York Highlanders.
On November 13, 1965, he collapsed while delivering a speech during his election to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He never regained consciousness and died 26 days later. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967, two years after his death.
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Famous quotes by Branch Rickey
Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game.Branch Rickey
I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault.Branch Rickey
Luck is the residue of design.Branch Rickey
Branch Rickey's Popularity
Branch Rickey was a famous American baseball player and manager, who was born on December 20, 1881. As a person born on this date, Branch Rickey is listed in our database as the 6th most popular celebrity for the day (December 20) and the 5th most popular for the year (1881).
People born on December 20 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Branch Rickey is the 425th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Branch Rickey's birthday, Branch Rickey is the 3167th most famous American.
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