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Near Rushtown in Scioto County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Boyhood Home of Wesley Branch Rickey

Baseball Pioneer, Innovator, Executive

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
1. Boyhood Home of Wesley Branch Rickey Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 1998 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Rickey Marker Committee, Lucasville Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-73.)
 
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historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEntertainmentSports. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 38° 51.027′ N, 83° 2.292′ W. Marker is near Rushtown, Ohio, in Scioto County. Marker is on Duck Run-Otway Road (County Road 33) 0.1 miles south of Owensville Road (County Road 139), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 770 Duck Run-Otway Road, Mc Dermott OH 45652, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lock 48 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boyhood Home of Roy Rogers (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lucasville Cemetery / Captain John Lucas Founder of Lucasville (approx. 2.9 miles away); Scioto County KIA-MIA Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Otway Covered Bridge (approx. 8.3 miles away); Bigelow Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); Portsmouth Foundry & Machine Works (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Boyhood Home of Wesley Branch Rickey.
Boyhood Home of Wesley Branch Rickey Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
3. Boyhood Home of Wesley Branch Rickey Marker
Looking south along Duck Run-Otway Road.
Rush Township Cemetery is located adjacent to Scioto Burial Park, on McDermott-Pond Creek Road (County Road 46), about one-half mile east of Duck Run-Otway Road, and 300 feet west of Ohio Route 104.
 
Also see . . .
1. Branch Rickey Tribute in the NY Times. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Branch Rickey Baseball Statistics. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. "Goodbye to Some Old Baseball Ideas" by Branch Rickey. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Wesley Branch Rickey Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
4. Wesley Branch Rickey Grave Marker
Looking North from Vicinity of Rickey Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
5. Looking North from Vicinity of Rickey Marker
Along Duck Run-Otway Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,592 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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