Branch Rickey http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ralph W. Kalish, Jr.: Attorney, actor, playwright, restaurateur http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ralph-w-kalish-jr-attorney-actor-playwright-restaurateur <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">By day, Ralph </span>Kalish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was a well-respected, successful patent attorney. By night, he was, well, he was anything — anyone — he wanted to be: restaurateur, playwright, actor.</span></p><p></p><p>In 2011, he became Branch Rickey, the former, longtime St. Louis Cardinals Baseball manager who changed the game forever by bringing Jackie Robinson into the formerly all-white major leagues.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:55:31 +0000 Gloria S. Ross 35923 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ralph W. Kalish, Jr.: Attorney, actor, playwright, restaurateur St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company Presents ‘Jackie And Me’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-metro-theater-company-presents-jackie-and-me <p>Jackie Robinson was a baseball player who broke the so-called “color barrier,” becoming the first African American player in Major League Baseball’s modern era.</p><p>He debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.</p><p>St. Louis’ <a href="http://metrotheatercompany.org/">Metro Theater Company</a> presents a play about the life of Jackie Robinson called <em>Jackie and Me</em>.</p><p>The production follows Joey Stoshack, a boy who discovers a rare baseball card is his ticket to travel back in time to Branch Rickey’s office on the day Robinson becomes an MLB player.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 23:32:35 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 8043 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company Presents ‘Jackie And Me’