The Society for American Baseball Research was established in Cooperstown, New York, in 1971. Our mission is to foster the study of baseball past and present, and to provide an outlet for educational, historical and research information about the game.
John Ritchey in a Seattle Rainiers uniform, circa early to mid 1950s. Ritchey broke the modern era color barrier with the San Diego Padres in 1948. / David Eskenazi Collection