Race to Home Plate: Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson
A new biopic opens Friday featuring the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball. The movie stars Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, Ohio Wesleyan University alumnus, and the baseball executive who signed Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Â In this hour of All Sides, we’ll take a closer look at Branch Rickey’s legacy, and how he broke baseball’s color barrier.
- Branch B. Rickey, President of the Pacific Coast League AAA Minors, and Branch Rickey’s grandson
- Roger Ingles, Ohio Wesleyan University Athletics Director
- Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro League Baseball Museum
Beginning April 12, Ohio Wesleyan University will host a series of events celebrating the Rickey-Robinson alliance.