❮❮ ❯❯Branch Rickey
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1881–1965, American baseball executive.
Born in Stockdale, Ohio. As manager or executive, he was with the St. Louis Browns (1913–15), the St. Louis Cardinals (1917–42), the Brooklyn Dodgers (1943–50), and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1950–59). He was the first to institute the minor league farm system (1919) and integrated the major leagues by signing (1945) Jackie Robinson to a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
See biography by Murray Polner (1982); Harvey Frommer, Rickey and Robinson (1982).
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