Branch Rickey, JD1911

Branch Rickey
1945 photo, Alumni Association records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Throughout his long career as a Major League Baseball executive, Rickey had many accomplishments, including the creation of a feeder farm system to develop new players. But the Baseball Hall of Famer’s most notable accomplishment was signing Jackie Robinson to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers, thus breaking the sport’s racial barrier.

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