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Author Lowenfish, Lee, 1942- author

Title Branch Rickey : baseball's ferocious gentleman / Lee Lowenfish
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 683 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Prologue -- The making of a baseball brain, 1899-1918 -- Diamond in the rough -- From catcher to coach -- Branch Rickey and the St. Louis Browns -- "War overshadows everything" -- The St. Louis prime of Branch Rickey, 1919-1942 -- Necessity is the mother of invention -- Years of contention and frustration -- That championship season -- The near-dynastic years and a place in who's who -- Another championship season and then decline -- Prelude to the Gashouse Gang -- The triumph of the Gashouse Gang -- Years of frustration -- More years of loss, and farewells to Dizzy Dean and Charley Barrett -- Going out on top -- The birth of the Mahatma, 1943-1950 -- A branch grows in Brooklyn -- The secret path to the "young man from the West" -- An historic meeting in Brooklyn -- Prelude to a pennant -- When all hell almost broke loose -- When most of Heaven rejoiced -- A year of disappointment, odd choices, and an adieu to Leo -- A branch bends in Brooklyn -- A branch is chopped in Brooklyn -- "My greatest thrill in baseball hasn't happened yet," 1951-1965 -- A branch doesn't grow fast enough in Pittsburgh -- Mr. Rickey prepares to do the continental -- The continental dance card goes blank -- Meet me in St. Louis, final chorus -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 643-653) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965.
Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) -- Presidents -- Biography.
Baseball team owners -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803207611 (electronic bk.)
9780803207615 (electronic bk.)
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