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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.

Branch Rickey (1881-1965)

  1. 1881, Dec. 20

    Born, Stockdale, Ohio
  2. 1904

    B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
  3. 1905-1906

    Catcher, St. Louis Browns (American League)
  4. 1906

    Married Jane Moulton (1882-1971)
  5. 1907

    Catcher, New York Highlanders (American League)
  6. 1909-1912

    Baseball coach, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  7. 1911

    J.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  8. 1913-1915

    Secretary and manager, St. Louis Browns (American League)
  9. 1916

    Vice-president and business manager, St. Louis Browns (American League)
  10. 1917-1919

    President, St. Louis Cardinals (National League)
  11. 1919-1925

    Manager, St. Louis Cardinals (National League)
  12. 1925-1942

    General manager, St. Louis Cardinals (National League)
  13. 1942-1950

    President and general manager, Brooklyn Dodgers (National League)
  14. 1950-1955

    Vice-president and general manager, Pittsburgh Pirates (National League)
  15. 1955-1959

    Chairman of the board and director, Pittsburgh Pirates (National League)
  16. 1957-1961

    Vice-chairman, President's Committee on Government Employment Policy
  17. 1959-1962

    President, Continental League
  18. 1962-1964

    Consultant, St. Louis Cardinals (National League)
  19. 1965, Dec. 9

    Died, Columbia, Mo.
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