The Resource Branch Rickey : baseball's ferocious gentleman, Lee Lowenfish

Branch Rickey : baseball's ferocious gentleman, Lee Lowenfish

Label
Branch Rickey : baseball's ferocious gentleman
Title
Branch Rickey
Title remainder
baseball's ferocious gentleman
Statement of responsibility
Lee Lowenfish
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He was not much of a player and not much more of a manager, but by the time Branch Rickey (1881-1965) finished with baseball, he had revolutionized the sport-not just once but three times. In this definitive biography of Rickey-the man sportswriters dubbed "The Brain," "The Mahatma," and, on occasion, "El Cheapo"--Lee Lowenfish tells the full and colorful story of a life that forever changed the face of America's game
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.R45
LC item number
L68 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Branch Rickey : baseball's ferocious gentleman, Lee Lowenfish
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 643-653) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Prologue -- The making of a baseball brain, 1899-1918 -- Diamond in the rough -- From catcher to coach -- Branch Rickey and the St. Louis Browns -- "War overshadows everything" -- The St. Louis prime of Branch Rickey, 1919-1942 -- Necessity is the mother of invention -- Years of contention and frustration -- That championship season -- The near-dynastic years and a place in who's who -- Another championship season and then decline -- Prelude to the Gashouse Gang -- The triumph of the Gashouse Gang -- Years of frustration -- More years of loss, and farewells to Dizzy Dean and Charley Barrett -- Going out on top -- The birth of the Mahatma, 1943-1950 -- A branch grows in Brooklyn -- The secret path to the "young man from the West" -- An historic meeting in Brooklyn -- Prelude to a pennant -- When all hell almost broke loose -- When most of Heaven rejoiced -- A year of disappointment, odd choices, and an adieu to Leo -- A branch bends in Brooklyn -- A branch is chopped in Brooklyn -- "My greatest thrill in baseball hasn't happened yet," 1951-1965 -- A branch doesn't grow fast enough in Pittsburgh -- Mr. Rickey prepares to do the continental -- The continental dance card goes blank -- Meet me in St. Louis, final chorus -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn122929605
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 683 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803207615
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27367769
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)122929605
  • acaebk0803207611
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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