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Summary

Branch Rickey was a famous Athlete from USA, who lived between December 20, 1881 and December 9, 1965. He became 83 years old.

Biography

Wesley Branch Rickey was a baseball player became manager in Major League Baseball. It was he who dared to break the color code, prohibiting black players in MLB to evolve. He hired Jackie Robinson that began with the Brooklyn Dodgers April 15, 1947.

During his management career, he won the World Series four times in 1926, 1931, 1934 and 1942. He is elected to the Hall of Fame baseball in 1967.

Major League Baseball has since 1992 presented the "Branch Rickey Award".

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Branch.

Related authors: Jackie Robinson

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branch_Rickey

Famous quotes by Branch Rickey (22)


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"I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault"
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"Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever. He lived on the field as though it was his last day"
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"The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in the history of our game is the black race"
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"Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game"
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"Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late"
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"The man with the ball is responsible for what happens to the ball"
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"All I had was natural ability"
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"A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance"
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"A full mind is an empty bat"
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"Problems are the price you pay for progress"
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"Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil"
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"Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil"
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"If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit"
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"How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer"
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"Never surrender opportunity for security"
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"It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind"
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"Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms"
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"Thou shalt not steal. I mean defensively. On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must"
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"Luck is the residue of design"
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"I don't care if I was a ditch-digger at a dollar a day, I'd want to do my job better than the fellow next to me. I'd want to be the best at whatever I do"
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"Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game"
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"Baseball is a game of inches"


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