October 26, 1950 in History

Event:

Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president





Branch Rickey History:
December 9, 1965 - Branch Rickey, American baseball player, manager, and general manager
August 18, 1959 - Branch Rickey resigns as Pirates' CEO to be President of Continental League
October 25, 1955 - Branch Rickey steps down as General Manager of the Pirates
November 6, 1950 - Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as Vice President/General Manager of Pittsburgh Pirates
October 30, 1945 - Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
October 29, 1942 - Branch Rickey named president/General Manager of Brooklyn Dodgers
June 28, 1907 - Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
December 20, 1881 - Branch Rickey, born in Portsmouth, Ohio, baseball executive, Dodgers


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