Branch Rickey

Birthdate 12/20/1881
Death Date 12/9/1965
Debut Year 1913
Year of Induction 1967
Teams Browns, Cardinals, Dodgers
Positions Executive, Innovator, Manager

Baseball innovator Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson, drafted Roberto Clemente, and created the modern minor league farm system. 

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Branch Rickey letter signed one month after Jackie's debut

Branch Rickey letter signed one month after Jackie's debut

Branch Rickey will forever be remembered as the executive who signed Jackie Robinson to break baseball’s color barrier. Rickey was also an innovative figure who is the father of the modern-day minor league farm system. As GM of the Dodgers, Rickey originally signed one of the sport’s fir
Jackie Robinson's 1st MLB manager remembers Branch Rickey

Jackie Robinson's 1st MLB manager remembers Branch Rickey

Forever linked to Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey is remembered here by Robinson’s first manager with the Dodgers, Clyde Sukeforth. “I remember Branch Rickey as the most brilliant man I have ever known. Baseball is fortunate that he chose it for his life work. His contributions to the dev
Personal check made out to Chock Full O' Nuts

Personal check made out to Chock Full O' Nuts

Personal checks are an outstanding way to obtain an authentic autograph. Here Jackie Robinson writes a check on January 29, 1964. The check is make out to Chock Full O’ Nuts, a company that focused on hiring minority employees. In fact, almost three-quarters of the work force was black. Robin

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