Branch Rickey

Branch at Hall of Fame with Jackie Robinson & Family
1881 - 1965

Branch Rickey  American Baseball

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Branch Rickey passed away on 9th Dec 1965 aged 83.

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Branch Rickey is a 83 year old American Baseballer born on 20th December, 1881 in Flat, OH. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius

Branch Rickey is a member of the following lists: Major League Baseball player-managers, Sportspeople from Nassau County, New York and College Baseball Hall of Fame inductees.

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First Name Wesley
Last Name Rickey
Full Name at Birth Wesley Branch Rickey
Alternative Name The Mahatma
Age 83 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th December, 1881
Birthplace Flat, OH
Died 9th December, 1965
Place of Death Columbia, MO
Buried Rushtown Cemetery, Rushtown, OH
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight W
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
University Ohio Wesleyan University
Occupation Text Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Baseball
Baseball Position Catcher, Leftfielder, First Baseman
Bats Left
Throws Right
MLB First Game Date 16th June, 1905
MLB Final Game Date 25th August, 1914
Hall of Fame Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Pioneer/Executive in 1967.

Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball (MLB) executive elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. He was perhaps best known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson, for drafting the first Afro-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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FilmYearCharacterType
See It Now1951Himself (1 episode, 1952)TV Show
What's My Line?1950Himself - Mystery Guest (1 episode, 1959)TV Show

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