July 28, 1961 - Branch Rickey, who suffered a heart attack a month ago at his island summer home at Killarney, Ont., made preparations today to leave the hospital. Smoking a large cigar as he talked to reporters, the 79-year-old Rickey said he intended to "go back and catch those fish I missed out on after I fell sick." He added, "I feel just dandy." Rickey said his old team, the world champion Pirates, doesn't appear to have a good chance to win the National League pennant this year.
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