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  • 1946 On this day in 1946, this picture of Branch Rickey appeared in "Look" magazine. Page 70 of Look Magazine for March 19th 1946, is now in the archives at the Library of Congress. "Look" was a bi-weekly print magazine it appeared in the United States from 1937 to 1971. At it's peak, Look had a circulation of 7.75 million copies sold. During the 1940's, sold circulation was approximately 3 million. The article in Look was titled "A Branch Grows in Brooklyn". This edition featured Rickey and his comments on hiring Jackie Robinson to be the first African-American baseball player in major league baseball. Rickey, a former player was the president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers after the 1942 season. Rickey declared, in the magazine article, that Robinson was the "right man for the job". Branch Rickey offered Robinson a job with the Dodger organization's triple A, minor league team, the Montreal Royals. After a very successful season in 1946 with the Royals, Jackie, number 42, "broke the color line" in major league baseball starting for the Dodgers in April 1947.
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