Branch Rickey's Noble Experiment

Anna S.

Summary

On page 289, Branch Rickey was a coach for the baseball team, Ohio Wesleyan. They went to a hotel and the manager said that one of the players couldn’t stay in the hotel just because he was black. Branch Rickey stood up for him and tried with all his might to get the manager to let the whole team stay.

Summary

On page 290, Branch Rickey wanted to find the perfect player for getting blacks into baseball. Branch Rickey wasn’t going to stop until he found the perfect person and that’s when he found Jackie Robinson.
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Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson talking about a contract/baseball.

Quote

On page 290, the text said, “He took his case before the startled directors of the club, and using persuasive eloquence, he won the first battle in what would be a long and bitter campaign. He was voted permission to make the Brooklyn club the pioneer in bringing blacks to baseball.”

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On page 290, the text said, “Next, he had to find the ideal player for his project, which came to be called, ‘Rickey’s Noble Experiment.’ This player had to be one who could take abuse, name calling, rejection by fans and sportswriters and by fellow players not only on the opposing teams but his own. He had to be able to stand up in the face of merciless persecution and not retaliate. On the other hand, he had to be a contradiction in human terms; he still had to have spirit. He could not be an “Uncle Tom”.
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A image of Branch Rickey

Book Citation

"The Noble Experiment." Comp. Alfred Duckett. The Language of Literature. Vol 7. Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2002. 288-95. Print