Branch Rickey1955

FCA Gains Solid Footing, Thanks to Branch Rickey

On June 7, 1955, Pittsburgh Pirates executive Branch Rickey (at podium) hosted a banquet in Pittsburgh to introduce FCA to the region and help gain financial support for the fledgling organization. It resulted in, among other donations, a $10,000 gift from Paul Benedum, putting FCA on a new level.

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