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Branch Rickey : baseball's ferocious gentleman

Author: Lee Lowenfish
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He was not much of a player and not much more of a manager, but by the time Branch Rickey (1881-1965) finished with baseball, he had revolutionized the sport-not just once but three times. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lowenfish, Lee, 1942-
Branch Rickey.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608369114
Named Person: Branch Rickey; Branch Rickey
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Lowenfish
ISBN: 9780803211032 0803211031
OCLC Number: 71552176
Description: xv, 683 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
List of abbreviations --
Prologue --
The making of a baseball brain, 1899-1918 --
Diamond in the rough --
From catcher to coach --
Branch Rickey and the St. Louis Browns --
"War overshadows everything" --
The St. Louis prime of Branch Rickey, 1919-1942 --
Necessity is the mother of invention --
Years of contention and frustration --
That championship season --
The near-dynastic years and a place in who's who --
Another championship season and then decline --
Prelude to the Gashouse Gang --
The triumph of the Gashouse Gang --
Years of frustration --
More years of loss, and farewells to Dizzy Dean and Charley Barrett --
Going out on top --
The birth of the Mahatma, 1943-1950 --
A branch grows in Brooklyn --
The secret path to the "young man from the West" --
An historic meeting in Brooklyn --
Prelude to a pennant --
When all hell almost broke loose --
When most of Heaven rejoiced --
A year of disappointment, odd choices, and an adieu to Leo --
A branch bends in Brooklyn --
A branch is chopped in Brooklyn --
"My greatest thrill in baseball hasn't happened yet," 1951-1965 --
A branch doesn't grow fast enough in Pittsburgh --
Mr. Rickey prepares to do the continental --
The continental dance card goes blank --
Meet me in St. Louis, final chorus --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Lee Lowenfish.
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