Lee Lowenfish “Branch Rickey: Baseball’s Ferocious Gentleman”

August 1st, 2009

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There is one big, neon-light achievement that Branch Rickey is remembered for: he signed Jackie Robinson for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. But as Lee Lowenfish writes in a major new biography, Rickey’s influence on baseball – and America – went far beyond one signing, no matter how momentous it was.

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