Branch Rickey — American Athlete born on December 20, 1881, died on December 09, 1965

Wesley Branch Rickey was an innovative Major League Baseball executive elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. He was perhaps best known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson, for drafting the first Afro-Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente, for creating the framework for the modern minor league farm system, for encouraging the Major Leagues to add new teams through his involvement in the proposed Continental League, and for introducing the batting helmet... (wikipedia)

It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.
Baseball is a game of inches.
If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.
Never surrender opportunity for security.
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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