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Branch Rickey : a biography

Author: Murray Polner
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"Rickey managed the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals at the end of the deadball era. Rickey made early use of statistical analysis and pressed for the expansion of major league baseball. He is best known for integrating organized baseball, at a time when the U.S. armed forces were still segregated and the Civil Rights movement was years away"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Branch Rickey; Branch Rickey
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Polner
ISBN: 9780786426430 0786426438
OCLC Number: 85162266
Description: v, 274 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Murray Polner ; foreword by Branch B. Rickey.
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Possessed of one of the most creative minds in the game's long history, Rickey made early use of statistical analysis, pioneered the farm system, and pressed for the expansion of major league  Read more...

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