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Photo of the Day: Branch Rickey, Cardinals Manager

1921 Branch Rickey photograph

An original Branch Rickey news photo from 1921, shows the innovative Hall of Famer during his on field managerial tenure.

Man Cleaning Out Desk Finds Trio of Important 1950’s Autographs

Autographed Brooklyn Dodgers baseball dinner program

Reggie Grant was just looking for a place to store some paint. Instead he found an old testimonial dinner program bearing three important baseball autographs from more than 63 years ago.

Holy Mystery: Branch Rickey’s 1953 Pirates Signed Bible Falls into Library Group’s Hands

1953 Pirates signed Bible

We’re betting you’ve never seen one of these: a Bible signed by the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates and dedicated to Branch Rickey. How’d it wind up with the Sacramento Public Library?

Editor’s Blog: Early Rickey, Hollywood Casting Call

Game worn Unitas helmet

Our news and notes runneth over. REA shows off a cool, old piece proving Branch Rickey was committed to equality long, long before Jackie Robinson. A couple of TV shows want YOU…maybe. And some poor, helpless old baseball cards get caught in a relationship turned sour.