Branch Barrett Rickey
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Branch Barrett Rickey, born November 1, 1945, grandson of Branch Rickey, serves as the president of the Pacific Coast League. He replaced the retiring Bill Cutler, who served as PCL president from 1979 to 1997. Rickey had been the president of the American Association which was disbanded during a realignment by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues in a scale-down from three Triple-A leagues — the PCL, International League, and AA — to two in 1997.
At Ohio Wesleyan University, Rickey played baseball, wrestled, and was co-captain of the Varsity Soccer team. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He has officiated freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, culminating with his participation as a referee in the Olympic Games.
He worked with Pirates rookie teams during the summers while at Ohio Wesleyan. After graduating with a degree in philosophy, he entered the Peace Corps in 1969, working as a college campus recruiter and subsequently as a U.S. regional recruitment director in 1971.