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Who is Branch Rickey?

 Branch Rickey was born on December 20, 1881, and is the full name of an American baseball player and sports executive. Branch Rickey was also essential in breaking down the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he signed black player Jackie Robinson.

Branch also built the modern minor league farm system architecture and encouraged the Major Leagues to add new teams through his involvement in the projected Continental League. He then introduced the batting helmet.

Furthermore, from 1905 to 1907, he played for the St.

Louis Browns and the New York Highlanders in Major League Baseball.

The Cardinals inducted him into their team Hall of Fame in 2014.

He also coached football for the professional Shelby Blues and at Ohio Wesleyan University and Allegheny College.

His various accomplishments and fervent conviction in Christianity have earned him the moniker “the Mahatma.”

Branch Rickey is a baseball player and sports executive from the United States.

Below are the top 22 Branch Rickey quotations that can motivate you to succeed.

“What matters is not the honor you take with you, but the legacy you leave behind.” Branch Rickey

“A great ballplayer is one who is willing to take a risk.”

Branch Rickey’s “It’s worse to think about the devil than to see the demon.”

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“Problems are the cost of advancement.” Branch Rickey’s

“Luck is the byproduct of design.” Branch Rickey’s

“An empty bat is a full mind.” Branch Rickey’s

“There is no premium on effort if things don’t come easily.”

There should be enthusiasm and zeal in the pursuit.” Branch Rickey’s

“You must not steal.” I’m talking about defensively.

Branch Rickey
Branch Rickey. Source: Hall of Fame

On offense, thou shalt steal, and thou shalt.” Branch Rickey’s

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“Baseball people, including myself, are sluggish to adapt and adopt new ideas.”

It must have taken years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.” Branch Rickey’s

“Within the rules and spirit of the game, only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second.”

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“Cobb lived off the field as if he wished to live indefinitely.”

He lived on the pitch as if it were his last.” Branch Rickey’s

“Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must accept this if it is to retain its status as a national game.”

Branch Rickey’s

“A ballplayer’s biggest challenge is deciding how to use his free time.” Branch Rickey’s

“I wouldn’t mind working as a ditch-digger for a dollar a day if I could do it better than the guy next to me.”

“I would like to be the best at anything I do.” Branch Rickey’s

“I find fault with my children because I like them and want them to go places – uprightness, strength, courage, and civil respect, and anything that influences the chances of failure on the part of those closest to me, that bothers me – I find fault.”

Branch Rickey’s “Leisure is the devil’s handmaiden.”

Branch Rickey’s “The black race is the biggest untapped resource of raw material in the history of our game.”


RICKEY BRANCH “Whatever happens to the ball is the responsibility of the man with the ball.”

Branch Rickey’s “I only had innate talent.”