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Branch Rickey : baseball's ferocious gentleman

Author: Lee Lowenfish
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
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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. In this definitive biography of Rickey-the man sportswriters dubbed "The Brain," "The Mahatma," and, on occasion, "El Cheapo"-Lee Lowenfish tells the full and colorful story of a life that forever changed the face of America's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lowenfish, Lee, 1942-
Branch Rickey.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007
(DLC) 2006029860
(OCoLC)71552176
Named Person: Branch Rickey; Branch Rickey; Branch Rickey
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Lowenfish
ISBN: 9780803207615 0803207611 1280735082 9781280735080
OCLC Number: 122929605
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 683 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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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. In this definitive biography of Rickey-the man sportswriters dubbed "The Brain," "The Mahatma," and, on occasion, "El Cheapo"-Lee Lowenfish tells the full and colorful story of a life that forever changed the face of America's game.

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