Stories tagged with: Jackie Robinson

April 11, 2013 - 6:48pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

Charles Thomas, an African-American man and Zanesville High School graduate was recruited to play baseball at Ohio Wesleyan University by Branch Rickey, the same man who signed Jackie Robinson to the Major Leagues.

"The model of Jackie Robinson, as far as who Branch Rickey was looking for is a man by the name of Charles Thomas who grew up here in Zanesville and went to school here in Zanesville and went to Ohio Wesleyan and based on some of his experiences at Ohio Wesleyan and...

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