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Branch Rickey

The man who brought Jackie Robinson to the Majors

Integrating baseball was a dream of Branch Rickey.  In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Rickey defied racism on the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, forever changing a sport and the nation.

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Rickey's is an amazing American tale of faith, idealism and a strong work ethic that took him to the pinnacle of success and earned him a place not only in the Baseball Hall of Fame but also in history. 

Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist, Jimmy Breslin remembers the man who revolutionized baseball.

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