Boyhood Home of Wesley Branch Rickey

Boyhood Home of Wesley Branch Rickey (HMGUJ)

Location: Lucasville, OH 45648 Scioto County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.027', W 83° 2.292'

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Baseball Pioneer, Innovator, Executive

Branch Rickey, a pivotal figure in the history of baseball, was raised in this house with his brothers, Orla and Frank. Rickey started baseball's farm team system while he was president, vice president, and manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1917-1942. As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1942-1950, he signed Jackie Robinson to a major league contract, which resulted in the desegregation of baseball. "The Mahatma," as Rickey was known, also ran the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1950-1955. Rickey's career in major league baseball began in 1904 as a Cincinnati Red. Later he played with the St. Louis Browns and the New York Highlanders (now known as the Yankees). Branch Rickey was born in 1881 and died in 1965. He was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. His grave is located approximately one mile southeast of this marker on the eastern edge of Rush Township Cemetery.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number3-73
Year Placed1998
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Rickey Marker Committee, Lucasville Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 323129 N 4302154
Decimal Degrees38.85045000, -83.03820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.027', W 83° 2.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 1.62" N, 83° 2' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 770-798 Duck Run-Otway Rd, Lucasville OH 45648, US
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