Branch Rickey Stats

Branch Rickey was born on Tuesday, December 20, 1881, in Flat, Ohio. Rickey was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 16, 1905, with the St. Louis Browns. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Branch Rickey baseball stats page.

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"Mr. Rickey went out of his way to do so much to put blacks in the major leagues. he could tell you so many things, Mr. Rickey, just like my mother or father reading a book to me as a youngster. He made me a better catcher, a better person on and off the field. He made me a completely changed individual." - Hall of Famer Roy Campanella in Rickey and Robinson: The Men Who Broke Baseball's Color Barrier (Harvey Frommer, Taylor Trade Publishing, 04/01/2015, Page 221) [ Branch Rickey Quotes ]

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Birth Name:
Wesley Branch Rickey
Nickname:
The Mahatma
Born On:
12-20-1881  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Flat, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-09-1965 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Columbia, Missouri
Cemetery:
Rushtown Cemetery, Rushtown, Ohio Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Valley High School (Lucasville, OH)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
06-16-1905 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-25-1914
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Branch Rickey Pitching Stats

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Branch Rickey Hitting Stats

1905 24 Browns 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - .000 .000 .000
1906 25 Browns 65 201 22 57 7 3 3 0 24 16 0 26 3 0 3 - .284 .345 .393
1907 26 Highlanders 52 137 16 25 1 3 0 0 15 11 0 25 2 0 2 - .182 .253 .234
1914 33 Browns 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - .000 .000 .000
4 Years 120 343 38 82 8 6 3 0 39 27 0 54 5 0 5 - .239 .304 .324

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Branch Rickey Fielding Stats

1905 Browns C 1 - - 3 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 0 - - 1.000 0.00
1906 Browns C 55 - - 305 5.5 291 233 58 14 2 5 - - .954 0.00
1906 Browns RF 1 - - 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1907 Highlanders 1B 9 - - 77 8.6 75 71 4 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .974 0.00
1907 Highlanders C 11 - - 76 6.9 67 56 11 9 2 1 - - .882 0.00
1907 Highlanders OF 22 - - 39 1.8 33 32 1 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .846 0.00
C Totals 67 0 0 384 5.7 361 291 70 23 4 6 n/a n/a .940 0.00
OF Totals 22 0 0 39 1.8 33 32 1 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .846 0.00
1B Totals 9 0 0 77 8.6 75 71 4 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .974 0.00
RF Totals 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
3 Years 99 - - 501 5.1 470 395 75 31 7 6 n/a n/a .938 0.00

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Branch Rickey Miscellaneous Stats

1905 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 0.0 - - -
1906 Browns 4 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 67.0 7.7 8.4 - - -
1907 Highlanders 4 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.5 9.1 - - -
1914 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 - - -
4 Years 8 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 114.3 6.4 8.8 - - -

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Branch Rickey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1905 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1906 St. Louis Browns n/a $2,700.00 n/a -
1907 New York Highlanders n/a $2,700.00 n/a -
1914 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
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Besides being a former player, Branch Rickey was an innovative Major League Baseball executive elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. He was known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson , for drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente , for creating the framework for the modern minor league farm system, and for introducing the batting helmet.

Branch Rickey Hall of Fame Plaque
Branch Rickey | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1967 ( HOF )
Branch Rickey made his Major League debut with the St. Louis Browns in 1905 , was sold to the New York Highlanders in 1907 , and his batting average dropped below .200. One opposing team stole 13 bases while Rickey was behind the plate, setting a record which still stands a century later. Rickey injured his throwing arm and retired that same year.

Branch Rickey Baseball Card
Branch Rickey | 2004 Topps Cracker Jack Baseball Card (#133) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that Branch Rickey served as an officer in the U.S. Army in France during World War I? Rickey served in the 1st Gas Regiment during the War, spent over four months as a member of the Chemical Warfare Service, and commanded a chemical training unit that included Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson . Experiences that inspired his Six Point Criteria .

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