Branch Rickey

The man who signed a black player.

Colton W.

12-7-15

Period 2

Branch Rickey's Confession

MR. Rickey was trying to find a way for black people to play baseball and avoid the Jim Crows law.


Page: 289

Branch trying to find a Player

Branch told people to go find and bring blacks to play baseball.


Page: 290

Branch talking to Jackie

“They’re black. If only they were white, I’d be as good anybody then, wouldn’t I, Mr. Rickey? If only they were white.”

“Charley,” Mr. Rickey said, “the day will come when they won’t have to be white.”

Page: 289

Branch Rickey advises Jackie

“We can win only if we can convince the world that I’m doing this because you’re a great ballplayer and a fine gentlemen.”


Page: 293

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This is Branch signing Jackie Roberson.

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This is Branch Rickey with Jackie Robinson's son.

Book Citation

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