Branch Rickey

The the way he changed baseball

The first incident

In 1910 Branch Rickey was the coach for the Wesleyan. They travelled a hotel before a game and they were not allowed to sleep in the hotel because of their one African American player. Rickey made a deal that the African American player would sleep on a cot instead of a bed. He started picking at his hands so then his skin can be a different color. Branch Rickey insisted that things would be different and that he should stop picking his hands.

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The fight begins

Branch Rickey fought to get Jackie in his baseball team when no one agreed. When the second time came around he won and he hired Jackie so he could stop the segregation of baseball.

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