Ralph Branca

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Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca (born January 6, 1926) is a retired 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). He batted and threw right-handed.

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Age: 89
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: New York Yankees

Batting

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1944 BRO 21 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000
1945 BRO 16 40 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.100 0.100 0.125
1946 BRO 24 18 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 0.111 0.304 0.111
1947 BRO 43 97 8 12 1 0 0 9 0 7 34 0.124 0.183 0.134
1948 BRO 36 74 3 15 1 0 0 2 0 5 16 0.203 0.253 0.216
1949 BRO 34 62 5 5 1 0 0 2 0 9 26 0.081 0.197 0.097
1950 BRO 43 34 3 4 0 0 2 7 0 4 10 0.118 0.211 0.294
1951 BRO 42 63 6 11 1 0 0 4 0 2 26 0.175 0.200 0.190
1952 BRO 16 19 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0.158 0.158 0.158
1953 DET 17 34 3 4 0 1 0 4 0 2 14 0.118 0.167 0.176
1953 BRO 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1954 DET 17 13 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 3 0.308 0.400 0.385
1954 NYY 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.500
1956 BRO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
Career 322 464 35 66 6 1 2 31 0 36 160 - - -

Pitching

Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1944 BRO 0-2 7.05 21 1 0 0 1 44 46 36 35 32 16
1945 BRO 5-6 3.04 16 15 7 0 1 109 73 44 37 79 69
1946 BRO 3-1 3.88 24 10 2 2 3 67 62 34 29 41 42
1947 BRO 21-12 2.67 43 36 15 4 1 280 251 100 83 98 148
1948 BRO 14-9 3.51 36 28 11 1 1 215 189 93 84 80 122
1949 BRO 13-5 4.39 34 27 9 2 1 186 181 100 91 91 109
1950 BRO 7-9 4.69 43 15 5 0 7 142 152 80 74 55 100
1951 BRO 13-12 3.26 42 27 13 3 3 204 180 81 74 85 118
1952 BRO 4-2 3.84 16 7 2 0 0 61 52 29 26 21 26
1953 DET 4-7 4.15 17 14 7 0 1 102 98 55 47 31 50
1953 BRO 0-0 9.82 7 0 0 0 0 11 15 12 12 5 5
1954 DET 3-3 5.76 17 5 0 0 0 45 63 33 29 30 15
1954 NYY 1-0 2.84 5 3 0 0 0 12 9 5 4 13 7
1956 BRO 0-0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 2
Career 88-68 - 322 188 71 12 19 - 1372 702 625 663 829

Fielding

Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1944 BRO 21 - 2 8 0 0 1.000
1945 BRO 16 - 7 20 2 1 0.931
1946 BRO 24 - 3 6 1 1 0.900
1947 BRO 43 - 9 35 3 0 0.936
1948 BRO 36 - 10 18 1 0 0.966
1949 BRO 34 - 6 15 2 0 0.913
1950 BRO 43 - 8 19 0 0 1.000
1951 BRO 42 - 12 19 0 2 1.000
1952 BRO 16 - 5 7 1 1 0.923
1953 DET 17 - 7 10 1 0 0.944
1953 BRO 7 - 0 2 0 1 1.000
1954 DET 17 5 45 2 6 0 1 1.000
1954 NYY 5 3 12 1 3 1 0 0.800
1956 BRO 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1.000
Career 322 8 - 72 169 12 7 -

Filmography

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2012 Parental Guidance Legendary Judge
2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1? Himself
2003 The Tim McCarver Show Himself - Guest
2001 2001 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Honorary Co-Captain
2000 ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday Himself - Retired Baseball Player
1999 ESPN SportsCentury Himself
1974 The Way It Was Himself
1972 M*A*S*H Himself
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show Himself 
1947 1947 World Series Himself - Brooklyn Dodgers Pitcher

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