January 6, 1926|
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
|Died: November 23, 2016
Rye, New York, U.S.
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|June 12, 1944 for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 7, 1956 for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Earned run average||3.79|
|* Brooklyn Dodgers (1944–1953)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 3× All-Star (1947–1949)|
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. From 1944 through 1956, Branca played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1944–53, 1956), Detroit Tigers (1953–54), and New York Yankees (1954).
References[change | change source]
- Prager, Joshua (August 14, 2011). "For Branca, an Asterisk of a Different Kind". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/sports/baseball/for-branca-an-asterisk-of-a-different-kind.html?_r=1&ref=baseball. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
- "Ralph Branca, beloved Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher, dead at 90". http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/ralph-branca-beloved-brooklyn-dodgers-pitcher-dead-90-article-1.2884710. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Library
- The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame Ralph Branca (ESPN Classic)
- Joshua Prager's The Echoing Green