Pacific Coast League
Branch B. Rickey has served as President of the Pacific Coast League since 1998. Prior to his time with the PCL, he served as the American Association League President from 1991-97. This follows several decades of involvement at the Major League level with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds, serving each of these clubs as director of player development.
The Rickey family name is closely associated with professional baseball and will long be linked with Jackie Robinson since it was his grandfather, Branch Rickey, who signed Jackie and brought him to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, an event often referred to as "breaking the color barrier" in Major League Baseball. Both his father and grandfather were lifelong front-office executives, working for the Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers and Pirates.
Branch earned a Philosophy degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. After graduation, he became a Peace Corps Volunteer, working in Venezuela for two years, before working as a Peace Corps Recruiter for several years after his return to the U.S.
Branch and his wife, Diane, reside in Round Rock, Texas.
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