Ralph Branca

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Ralph Branca

Pitcher
Born: (1926-01-06)January 6, 1926
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Died: November 23, 2016(2016-11-23) (aged 90)
Rye, New York, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
June 12, 1944 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 7, 1956 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career statistics
Win–loss record     88–68
Earned run average     3.79
Strikeouts     829
Teams
* Brooklyn Dodgers (19441953)
Career highlights and awards
* 3× All-Star (19471949)

Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca (January 6, 1926 – November 23, 2016) was an American baseball player. He was a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball.[1] From 1944 through 1956, Branca played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1944–53, 1956), Detroit Tigers (1953–54), and New York Yankees (1954).

Branca died on the morning of November 23, 2016 at a nursing home in Rye Brook, New York, aged 90.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Prager, Joshua (August 14, 2011). "For Branca, an Asterisk of a Different Kind". The New York Times. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  2. "Ralph Branca, beloved Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher, dead at 90". Retrieved November 23, 2016. 

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