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Branch Rickey

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

great! Read it!

Easy reading but such a wonderful version of the famous story of Jackie Robinson. Breslin describes the careful campaign Rickey waged to introduce a black into major league baseball. He describes how Rickey wanted to this out of a deep moral conviction that it was the r...
Easy reading but such a wonderful version of the famous story of Jackie Robinson. Breslin describes the careful campaign Rickey waged to introduce a black into major league baseball. He describes how Rickey wanted to this out of a deep moral conviction that it was the right thing to do and sold it as an important source of increased revenue. The book also describes club owners, the farm system. sports writers and is filled with wonderful stories and insights into the life of baseball,

posted by 7997954 on April 23, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Not Worth the Money

To start, you can't tell the story of Robinson and Rickey in 109 pages. The story and the characters are to complex. This book is a disservice to both men and what they did for baseball and this country. Breslin lists a handfull of books worth reading on Branch Ricke...
To start, you can't tell the story of Robinson and Rickey in 109 pages. The story and the characters are to complex. This book is a disservice to both men and what they did for baseball and this country. Breslin lists a handfull of books worth reading on Branch Rickey. I'm sorry Mr. Breslin, but your book doesn't make the list. Read the intro and pick one of the other books.

posted by 472044 on March 22, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2011

    great! Read it!

    Easy reading but such a wonderful version of the famous story of Jackie Robinson. Breslin describes the careful campaign Rickey waged to introduce a black into major league baseball. He describes how Rickey wanted to this out of a deep moral conviction that it was the right thing to do and sold it as an important source of increased revenue. The book also describes club owners, the farm system. sports writers and is filled with wonderful stories and insights into the life of baseball,

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    Not Worth the Money

    To start, you can't tell the story of Robinson and Rickey in 109 pages. The story and the characters are to complex. This book is a disservice to both men and what they did for baseball and this country. Breslin lists a handfull of books worth reading on Branch Rickey. I'm sorry Mr. Breslin, but your book doesn't make the list. Read the intro and pick one of the other books.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    BRESLIN RIDES AGAIN!

    ANY YEAR WITH A BOOK IN IT FROM JIMMY BRESLIN IS A GREAT YEAR. THIS MAKES 2011 A GREAT YEAR. BRANCH RICKEY, THE MAN WHO INTRODUCED JACKIE ROBINSON TO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, WAS PARSIMONIOUS, PIOUS AND A BUSINESS MAN AND A BASEBALL ENTREPRENEUR BAR NONE. ASIDE FROM BREAKING THE COLOR LINE, HE DEVELOPED THE FARM TEAM SYSTEM, SPOTTED AND BROUGHT INTO BASEBALL SUCH TALENTS AS SISLER, MAZEROSKI, CAMPY AND OTHERS. WHILE MAKING MONEY HE REMAINED ALL BASEBALL, ALL THE TIME. MESSR. BRESLIN DOES RICKEY PROUD, BRINGNG OUT HIS HUMANITY AND HIS DEVOTION TO THE GAME, WHILE SHEDDING HIS REPORTER'S HIGH POWERED LIGHT ON BASEBALL AS IT WAS THEN. FOR ALL THIS, THE AUTHOR IS GIVEN A WELL DESERVED TIP O' THE CHAPEUAX: AND THIS KUDO...IF BRESLIN WROTE THE PHONE BOOK, I WOULD BUY & READ THE PHONE BOOK!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Stormheart

    Takes Sandkit in and said this is where you sleep. Stormheart mewed. But daddy are you going to sleep with me? She gushed. No i cant im sapose to sleep with the other warriors. He mewed and paded away

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    NURSERY

    A large area lined with bramblesaround the edge, but moss on the inside edg of them. Where expecting and nursing queens and sleep, and spend most of their time. A pile of mossballs sits in a corner

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Well researched, well written. A joy for any baseball fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Chi

    Be online!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Leafshine

    She walked in with two juicy thrushes.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    G

    Greyfang sighs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Dreampaw

    "Cinderfire?" She meows~Dreampaw*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Jeyfeather

    Ahh darn dogs cats maybe they can help

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Nightpaw

    I nod at flowermist then turn to my real sibblingsm the ones i know. "I know. Im mad too."~nightpaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Bluekit

    Back. She runs in circles, but all you see in a blur.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Lilybreeze

    She curls up under a nearby bush and quickly falls asleep. Lilybreeze

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    BLUELEAF,GARDIAN CAT

    Prophicy: a dark era will come for this clan but ones that do dream witll dream and of that dream will be a paw. So comes a time that will come for old and young to come together to save there hopes but all will dream of the paw.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Amiti

    "Barkstar, I need to speak with you." The sandy tom meowed anxiously. "And Cinderfire too."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    F

    Emberpaw frowns and rolls her eyes. "Talk about it. What are we, chopped crowfood?" She mutters to her littermates.

    Rainkit:
    He shuffles his paws. "Hi!!! Im Rainkit!"

    Thunderpaw sighs and walks over to Swiftpaw Nightpaw and Emberpaw. "Thunderpaw." He nods his head.
    Frostpaw looks embarrassed. "Im uh... im blind."
    Flowerpaw just sits there.

    (Sorry guys but Shadowfox and Sandthorn are locked out. Move to *tree* first few reults.=[ ...)

    Barkstar + Emberpaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Cinderfire/Swiftpaw

    Cinderfire padded over to Dreampaw." Yeah?"


    .:///////Cinderfire\\\\\\\:.

    Swiftpaw looked at Flowermist." Hiya."


    <••••Swiftpaw••••>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Tom to everyone

    Is sweetberry still here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Letter

    Dear Branch clan,

    If anyone finds this, tell brachleg plus .ufstar that i miss them both. Also, tell branchleg to meet me at wintry third result rvrey night.

    Branchlegs mate,
    Deputey Thunderfoot

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