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Red Barber Branch Rickey Story From Ken Burns' excellent Baseball documentary: Brooklyn Dodgers' broadcaster Red Barber tells why Branch Rickey wanted to integrate baseball.
Tags: Red  Barber  Branch  Rickey  integration  baseball 
Added: 10th January 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Classico on 2008-01-10 
''The Ol' Red Head'' Red Barber announced Yankees games back in the 60s. He sure knew his baseball.
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-01-11 
He was also Pat Boone's father-in-law.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-01-11 
The Yankees shamefully fired Red Barber after the 1966 season. During the last game of the season at Yankee Stadium, when only 400 poeple were in attendance, Barber committed the unpardonable sin of commenting on the dismal crowd.
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