BRANCH RICKEY

(1881-1965)

Branch Rickey may no longer be a household name, but he changed the face of America. Come hear him expound on any number of baseball and non-baseball topics, most importantly, his decision to sign Jackie Robinson to a Brooklyn Dodger contract. His historic meeting with Jackie Robinson is now a part of American folklore. But it is only one part of the Branch Rickey story. Hear him out and you'll know why: "Luck is nothing more than the residue of design".