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Branch Rickey : baseball's ferocious gentleman

Author: Lee Lowenfish
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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A biography of Branch Rickey, the man who signed Jackie Robinson, and invented baseball's farm system.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Branch Rickey; Branch Rickey
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Lowenfish
ISBN: 9780803224537 0803224532
OCLC Number: 268789857
Notes: Originally published: ©2007.
"First Nebraska paperback printing: 2009."
Description: 683 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: IntroductionList of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsProloguePART I. THE MAKING OF A BASEBALL BRAIN, 1899-19181. Diamond in the Rough2. From Catcher to Coach3. Branch Rickey and the St. Louis Browns4. "War Overshadows Everything"PART II. THE ST. LOUIS PRIME OF BRANCH RICKEY, 1919-19425. Necessity Is the Mother of Invention6. Years of Contention and Frustration7. That Championship Season8. The Near-dynastic Years and a Place in Who's Who9. Another Championship Season and Then Decline10. Prelude to the Gashouse Gang11. The Triumph of the Gashouse Gang12. Years of Frustration13. More Years of Loss, and Farewells to Dizzy Dean and Charley Barrett14. Going Out on TopPART III. THE BIRTH OF THE MAHATMA, 1943-195015. A Branch Grows in Brooklyn16. The Secret Path to the "Young Man from the West"17. An Historic Meeting in Brooklyn18. Prelude to a Pennant19. When All Hell Almost Broke Loose20. When Most of Heaven Rejoiced21. A Year of Disappointment, Odd Choices, and an Adieu to Leo22. A Branch Bends in Brooklyn23. A Branch Is Chopped in BrooklynPART IV. "MY GREATEST THRILL IN BASEBALL HASN'T HAPPENED YET," 1951-196524. A Branch Doesn't Grow Fast Enough in Pittsburgh25. Mr. Rickey Prepares to Do the Continental26. The Continental Dance Card Goes Blank27. Meet Me in St. Louis, Final ChorusNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Lee Lowenfish ; with a new introduction by the author.

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