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Branch Rickey in Pittsburgh : Baseball's trailblazing general manager for the Pirates, 1950-1955

Author: Andrew O'Toole
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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"Branch Rickey was one of the most charismatic figures in all of baseball, a trailblazing general manager who helped bring about the desegregation of the majors, airline travel to road games, and the innovation of the minor league "farm" system." "This work focuses on Rickey's tenure as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, from 1950 through 1955. In addition to contemporary accounts, Rickey's personal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Branch Rickey; Branch Rickey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew O'Toole
ISBN: 0786408391 9780786408399
OCLC Number: 43992543
Description: ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: From small things, big things one day come --
Ch. 1: A five year plan --
Ch. 2: Heaven help the Pirates --
Ch. 3: Rickey dinks --
Ch. 4: Wait until those Cubans get a load of this Pirate act --
Ch. 5: The sun will be rising --
Ch. 6: I am not down and out --
Appendix: Branch Rickey's letters --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: by Andrew O'Toole.

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Branch Rickey was one of the most important and charismatic figures in all of baseball. This volume concentrates on his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and includes use of his personal  Read more...

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"the first book chronicling [Rickeys] final (but still impacting) years as an executive with the Bucs"--USA Today Baseball Weekly

 
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