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Collection Branch Rickey Papers

Timeline

A chronology of key events in the life of Branch Rickey (1881-1965), Major League Baseball player, manager, and executive.

  • 1881, Dec. 20

    Born, Stockdale, Ohio

  • 1904

    B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio

  • 1905-1906

    Catcher, St. Louis Browns (American League)

  • 1906

    Married Jane Moulton (1882-1971)

  • 1907

    Catcher, New York Highlanders (American League)

  • 1909-1912

    Baseball coach, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • 1911

    J.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • 1913-1915

    Secretary and manager, St. Louis Browns (American League)

  • 1916

    Vice-president and business manager, St. Louis Browns (American League)

  • 1917-1919

    President, St. Louis Cardinals (National League)

  • 1919-1925

    Manager, St. Louis Cardinals (National League)

  • 1925-1942

    General manager, St. Louis Cardinals (National League)

  • 1942-1950

    President and general manager, Brooklyn Dodgers (National League)

  • 1950-1955

    Vice-president and general manager, Pittsburgh Pirates (National League)

  • 1955-1959

    Chairman of the board and director, Pittsburgh Pirates (National League)

  • 1957-1961

    Vice-chairman, President's Committee on Government Employment Policy

  • 1959-1962

    President, Continental League

  • 1962-1964

    Consultant, St. Louis Cardinals (National League)

  • 1965, Dec. 9

    Died, Columbia, Mo.

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