Branch Rickey: Changing the Game

Branch Rickey (1881-1965) helped break the color line in Major League Baseball by recruiting Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. By that time, Rickey had already built an impressive career as a player, manager, and baseball executive, which eventually earned him a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. His terse and frank scouting reports provide analysis of hundreds of players' strengths and weaknesses.

This campaign launched October 24, 2018 and completed February 22, 2019. Volunteer transcriptions now enable search and access for this collection at loc.gov.

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