He was not much of a player and not much more of a manager, but by the time Branch Rickey (1881-1965) finished with baseball, he had revolutionized the sport--not just once but three times. In this definitive biography of Rickey--the man sportswriters dubbed "The Brain," "The Mahatma," and, on occasion, "El Cheapo"--Lee Lowenfish tells the full and colorful story of a life that forever changed the face of America's game. As the mastermind behind the Saint Louis Cardinals from 1917 to 1942, Rickey created the farm system, ...

Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman 2009, Bison Books, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803224537

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Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman 2007, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803211032