Rickey, Branch (Wesley)


Rickey, Branch (Wesley)
(20 dic. 1881, Stockdale, Ohio, EE.UU.–9 dic. 1965, Columbia, Mo.).

Dirigente de béisbol estadounidense. Comenzó a jugar béisbol como profesional mientras estudiaba en la Wesleyan University de Ohio. En 1917 inició una larga asociación con los St. Louis Cardinals (presidente, 1917–19; entrenador, 1919–25; director técnico, 1925–42). En 1919 ideó el sistema de equipos subsidiarios para entrenar a los jugadores. Luego fue presidente y director técnico de los Brooklyn Dodgers (1943–50). Enfrentado a una fuerte resistencia, en 1945 rompió la prolongada barrera racial que existía en las grandes ligas del béisbol profesional al contratar al primer jugador afroamericano. Jackie Robinson jugó en equipos subsidiarios de los Dodgers durante dos años antes de ser ascendido a infielder de Brooklyn en 1947. Rickey se asoció después a los Pittsburgh Pirates (1950–59).

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Rickey, Branch (Wesley) — born Dec. 20, 1881, Stockdale, Ohio, U.S. died Dec. 9, 1965, Columbia, Mo. U.S. baseball executive. Rickey began playing professional baseball while a student at Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1917 he began a long association with the St. Louis… …   Universalium

  • Rickey, Branch — ▪ American baseball executive in full  Wesley Branch Rickey  born December 20, 1881, Stockdale, Ohio, U.S. died December 9, 1965, Columbia, Missouri  American professional baseball executive who devised the farm system of training ballplayers… …   Universalium

  • Wesley — Wesley, John * * * (as used in expressions) Bellows, George Wesley Dean, John Wesley, III Hamming, Richard Wesley Mitchell, Wesley C(lair) Powell, John Wesley Rickey, Branch (Wesley) Eugene Wesley Roddenberry Wesley, John …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rickey — /rik ee/, n. (Wesley) Branch, 1881 1965, U.S. baseball executive. * * * (as used in expressions) Henderson Rickey Rickey Henley Henderson Rickey Branch Wesley * * * …   Universalium

  • rickey — /rik ee/, n., pl. rickeys. a drink made with lime juice, carbonated water, and gin or other liquor. [1890 95, Amer.; named after a Colonel Rickey] * * * (as used in expressions) Henderson Rickey Rickey Henley Henderson Rickey Branch Wesley * * * …   Universalium

  • Wesley — /wes lee, wez /, n. 1. Charles, 1707 88, English evangelist and hymnist. 2. his brother John, 1703 91, English theologian and evangelist: founder of Methodism. 3. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Bellows George Wesley Dean John… …   Universalium

  • Rickey — (as used in expressions) Henderson, Rickey Rickey Henley Henderson Rickey, Branch (Wesley) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • branch — branchless, adj. branchlike, adj. /branch, brahnch/, n. 1. a division or subdivision of the stem or axis of a tree, shrub, or other plant. 2. a limb, offshoot, or ramification of any main stem: the branches of a deer s antlers. 3. any member or… …   Universalium

  • Branch Rickey, Jr. — Wesley Branch Rickey, Jr. (January 31, 1914 ndash; April 10, 1961) was an American front office executive in Major League Baseball. The son of Baseball Hall of Fame club executive Branch Rickey, who among his many achievements invented the farm… …   Wikipedia

  • Branch Barrett Rickey — Branch Barrett Rickey, grandson of Branch Rickey, serves as the president of the Pacific Coast League. He replaced the retiring Bill Cutler who served as PCL president from 1979 to 1997. Rickey had been the president of the venerable American… …   Wikipedia


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