Branch Rickeys battle to win


The hotel Drama

Ricky persevered to get Charley, one of the embers of the baseball team, to stay at the hotel by convincing the manager that he could sleep in his room by bluffing him.

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The Beginning of a New Start

Ricky had to persevere to fight for blacks rights for equality for baseball. He had not accomplished his first fight but in 1943 he won the fight for bringing blacks into baseball.

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The Encourangement Speech

“They’ll haunt you good,” Mr. Ricky said. “They’ll do anything to make you react. They’ll try to provoke a race riot in the that a Negro should not be allowed in the major league. This is a way to frighten the fans and make them afraid to attend the games.”

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