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).
|Born: January 6, 1926|
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
|Died: November 23, 2016 (aged 90)|
Rye, New York, U.S.
|June 12, 1944, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|September 7, 1956, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Earned run average||3.79|
|Career highlights and awards|
- Prager, Joshua (August 14, 2011). "For Branca, an Asterisk of a Different Kind". The New York Times. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
- "Ralph Branca, beloved Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher, dead at 90". Retrieved November 23, 2016.
Media related to Ralph Branca at Wikimedia Commons
- 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