Rickey’s Papers a National Treasure

He’d fit right in your pre-War baseball card set.

He’d also fit right in your early bubble gum card sets.

Branch Rickey would fit in any era.

The man who brought Jackie Robinson to the major leagues did a lot more than that during his long career in baseball.

Rickey’s playing career may have been short, but it’s where he built the career for which he’d become best known.

Courageous, committed and a pretty good scout to boot, his contributions haven’t been lost to history.  In fact, many of his most important papers reside in the Library of Congress and we get to hear about some of them in a History Channel conversation.

Click here to watch it.