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Ralph Branca

American baseball player

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).

Ralph Branca
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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
debut
June 12, 1944, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last appearance
September 7, 1956, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career statistics
Win–loss record88–68
Earned run average3.79
Strikeouts829
Teams
Career highlights and awards

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.

Other websitesEdit

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