The man who signed a black player.
Branch Rickey's Confession
MR. Rickey was trying to find a way for black people to play baseball and avoid the Jim Crows law.
Branch trying to find a Player
Branch told people to go find and bring blacks to play baseball.
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.”
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.”