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