Sam Breadon - Cardinal Rule
“It would be quite a job if I had to do it,” Breadon said. “But Branch Rickey is the supervising manager of that end of it. I don’t know as I’d advise another club to go in for baseball farming on a large scale unless they had a Rickey around.”
Another future Hall of Famer, Rogers Hornsby, managed the Cardinals in 1926 and had hit better than .400 three times during the previous four years. But Breadon and Rickey traded Hornsby to the Giants before the 1927 season, receiving in return future Hall of Famer Frankie Frisch. During the next 11 seasons, Frisch helped the Cardinals win four NL pennants and two World Series titles.