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As Performed by Chuck Chalberg 

Sunday, October 20, 2002 ~ 2:00 PM

Donald R. Wright Auditorium 
Pasadena Central Library 
285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 
Free Admission / Information (626) 791-7647

         The Baseball Reliquary presents the West Coast premiere of John C. "Chuck" Chalberg’s provocative and compelling performance as Branch Rickey on Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 2:00 PM at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, California. Admission is free. 
        Branch Rickey was the cigar-chomping and teetotaling Brooklyn Dodgers executive who is best remembered as the man who hired Jackie Robinson to break major league baseball’s color barrier and in the process changed the face of America. Chalberg’s insightful characterization captures the essence of Rickey, certainly one of the most colorful figures in baseball history. Much of the material for Chalberg’s performance as Rickey was compiled during the research and writing of his book, Rickey & Robinson: The Preacher, the Player, and America’s Game. 
        Chuck Chalberg teaches American history at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota and has brought to life historical figures such as Teddy Roosevelt, Patrick Henry, Huey Long, G.K. Chesterton, and H.L. Mencken in one-man performances throughout North America. During the summer months, he often performs as Branch Rickey and other historical figures in Chautauqua tents throughout the Midwest and East Coast. 
        For further information, contact the Baseball Reliquary by phone at (626) 791-7647 or by e-mail at

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