Branch Rickey Original Wire Photograph

This is an original close-up portrait photograph of legendary Brooklyn Dodgers President and Hall of Famer Branch Rickey. The 8 X 10 original black and white wire photograph is stamped on the verso with photo credits dated 1942 and notated with publishing notes by hand. This photograph marked the end of his fabulous 25 year tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals where from the front office he managed nine league championships. Rickey assumed the post of President and General Manager of the Dodgers in 1943 for whom he made history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers' farm club the Montreal Royals in 1946. Robinson went on to become the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues when he was called up to play with the Dodgers in 1947. Rickey’s legacy also includes credit for the invention of the farm system in which the major leagues now rely on and promoting the use of batting cages, batting helmets and pitching machines making them more popular throughout baseball during his tenure. Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.

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Branch Rickey Original Wire Photograph

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