Managing the 1947 Dodgers: The “People’s Choice”
This article was published in the Spring 2013 Baseball Research Journal.
The genesis for this article dates back to Chuck Chalberg’s wonderful one-man show as Branch Rickey at the 2012 SABR convention in Minneapolis. Afterward, Chuck asked for questions from the audience and that we address them as if he were actually Rickey. I asked if he had considered anyone besides Burt Shotton to manage the Dodgers in 1947. “Mr. Rickey” said it was a good question, one that he had never been asked, but he had no answer. So I decided to look at who was available to the . . .
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