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.