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Ralph Branca

Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca (Hawk)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: January 6, 1926 in Mount Vernon, NY
High School: Davis HS (Mount Vernon, NY)
School: New York University (New York, NY)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1943. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 1944 (Age 18.158, 7,637th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1945 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Tigers/Yankees 1944-1956

Final Game: September 7, 1956 (Age 30.245)
Relatives: Father-In-Law of Bobby Valentine
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1944 18 BRO NL 21 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
1945 19 BRO NL 16 42 40 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 .100 .100 .125 .225 -37 5 0 0 2 1
1946 20 BRO NL 24 23 18 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 .111 .304 .111 .415 20 2 1 0 0 1
1947 ★ 21 BRO NL 43 113 97 8 12 1 0 0 9 0 7 34 .124 .183 .134 .317 -16 13 2 0 9 1 AS,MVP-11
1948 ★ 22 BRO NL 36 82 74 3 15 1 0 0 2 0 5 16 .203 .253 .216 .469 26 16 3 0 3 1 AS,MVP-21
1949 ★ 23 BRO NL 34 80 62 5 5 1 0 0 2 0 9 26 .081 .197 .097 .294 -20 6 1 0 8 1 AS
1950 24 BRO NL 43 45 34 3 4 0 0 2 7 0 4 10 .118 .211 .294 .505 29 10 1 0 7 1
1951 25 BRO NL 42 71 63 6 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 26 .175 .200 .190 .390 5 12 1 0 6 1
1952 26 BRO NL 16 20 19 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .158 .158 .158 .316 -13 3 0 0 1 1
1953 27 TOT MLB 24 37 34 3 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 14 .118 .167 .176 .343 -7 6 2 0 1 1
1953 27 BRO NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1953 27 DET AL 17 37 34 3 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 14 .118 .167 .176 .343 -7 6 2 0 1 1
1954 28 TOT AL 22 19 17 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .353 .421 .412 .833 131 7 1 0 0 0 1
1954 28 DET AL 17 15 13 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .308 .400 .385 .785 117 5 1 0 0 0 1
1954 28 NYY AL 5 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 179 2 0 0 0 0 /1
1956 30 BRO NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
12 Yrs 322 538 464 35 66 6 1 2 31 0 0 36 160 .142 .204 .172 .376 2 80 12 0 37 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 271 233 18 33 3 1 1 16 0 18 80 .142 .204 .172 .376 2 40 6 0 19
BRO (11 yrs) 283 482 413 29 56 5 0 2 26 0 0 32 143 .136 .198 .162 .360 -3 67 9 0 36 0 0
DET (2 yrs) 34 52 47 5 8 1 1 0 5 0 0 4 17 .170 .235 .234 .469 29 11 3 0 1 0
NYY (1 yr) 5 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 179 2 0 0 0 0
NL (11 yrs) 283 482 413 29 56 5 0 2 26 0 0 32 143 .136 .198 .162 .360 -3 67 9 0 36 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 39 56 51 6 10 1 1 0 5 0 0 4 17 .196 .255 .255 .509 40 13 3 0 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1944 18 BRO NL 21 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1945 19 BRO NL 16 42 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .474 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $3,300 1
1946 20 BRO NL 24 23 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 0 $5,000 1
1947 ★ 21 BRO NL 43 113 -18 0 0 0 12 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .486 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 1 AS,MVP-11
1948 ★ 22 BRO NL 36 82 -8 -0 -0 0 9 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1 AS,MVP-21
1949 ★ 23 BRO NL 34 80 -12 -1 -0 0 9 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .487 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 1 AS
1950 24 BRO NL 43 45 -4 -0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1951 25 BRO NL 42 71 -10 0 -0 0 7 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1952 26 BRO NL 16 20 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1953 27 BRO NL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1953 27 DET AL 17 37 -6 0 -0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .488 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1954 28 DET AL 17 15 0 0 -0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1954 28 NYY AL 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .521 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1956 30 BRO NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
12 Seasons 322 538 -72 -1 -1 0 57 -16 -1.7 0 -16 -1.7 .495 .499 -1.6 0.0 -16 $8,300
BRO (11 yrs) 283 482 -67 -1 -0 0 51 -17 -1.8 0 -17 -1.8 .494 .499 -1.7 0.0 -17 $8,300
DET (2 yrs) 34 52 -5 0 -1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0
NYY (1 yr) 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .521 .501 0.1 0.0 1

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1944 18 BRO NL 6 6 0 0.0 93 .000 .000 .266 .000 .332 .000 .373 .000 .706 -100 .000 -1.6 -0.2 .000 .000 .000
1945 19 BRO NL 42 38 1 0.7 96 .138 .100 .272 .100 .342 .125 .375 .225 .717 -37 .036 -7.5 -0.8 .139 .025 .025
1946 20 BRO NL 23 17 1 1.6 94 .200 .111 .264 .304 .339 .111 .369 .415 .709 20 .151 -1.7 -0.2 .412 .278 .000
1947 21 BRO NL 113 96 2 0.6 108 .190 .124 .278 .183 .354 .134 .412 .317 .765 -16 .020 -16.7 -1.7 .230 .082 .010
1948 22 BRO NL 82 65 4 1.6 105 .259 .203 .274 .253 .349 .216 .405 .469 .754 26 .137 -7.9 -0.8 .339 .081 .014
1949 23 BRO NL 80 66 1 0.4 107 .139 .081 .275 .197 .349 .097 .412 .294 .761 -20 .012 -10.9 -1.1 .259 .161 .016
1950 24 BRO NL 45 38 2 1.4 111 .091 .118 .273 .211 .351 .294 .424 .505 .774 29 .098 -3.9 -0.4 .452 .294 .176 .0
1951 25 BRO NL 71 59 2 0.9 105 .297 .175 .270 .200 .344 .190 .409 .390 .753 5 .050 -8.7 -0.9 .264 .048 .016
1952 26 BRO NL 20 17 0 0.0 99 .300 .158 .264 .158 .337 .158 .393 .316 .730 -13 .000 -3.0 -0.3 .188 .000 .000
1953 27 TOT MLB 37 33 1 0.8 101 .200 .118 .267 .167 .343 .176 .393 .343 .737 -7 .042 -5.3 -0.5 .250 .118 .059
1953 27 DET AL 37 33 1 0.8 101 .200 .118 .267 .167 .343 .176 .393 .343 .737 -7 .042 -5.3 -0.5 .250 .118 .059
1954 28 TOT AL 19 12 3 6.7 98 .429 .353 .264 .421 .339 .412 .385 .833 .724 131 .696 0.8 0.1 .750 .176 .059
1954 28 DET AL 15 10 2 5.4 98 .400 .308 .264 .400 .340 .385 .386 .785 .726 117 .604 0.4 0.0 .700 .231 .077
1954 28 NYY AL 4 2 1 13.4 96 .500 .500 .262 .500 .337 .500 .383 1.000 .720 179 .891 0.4 0.0 1.000 .000 .000
12 Yrs 538 447 17 1.0 104 .212 .142 .272 .204 .347 .172 .403 .376 .750 2 .062 -66.5 -6.7 .283 .108 .030 .0
162 Game Avg. 271 225 9 1.0 104 .212 .142 .272 .204 .347 .172 .403 .376 .750 2 .062 -66.5 -6.7 .283 .108 .030
BRO (11 yrs) 482 402 13 0.9 105 .201 .136 .273 .198 .348 .162 .404 .360 .752 -3 .046 -62.0 -6.3 .270 .104 .027 .0
DET (2 yrs) 52 43 3 1.9 100 .267 .170 .266 .235 .342 .234 .391 .469 .734 29 .173 -4.9 -0.5 .357 .149 .064
NYY (1 yr) 4 2 1 13.4 96 .500 .500 .262 .500 .337 .500 .383 1.000 .720 179 .891 0.4 0.0 1.000 .000 .000
NL (11 yrs) 482 402 13 0.9 105 .201 .136 .273 .198 .348 .162 .404 .360 .752 -3 .046 -62.0 -6.3 .270 .104 .027 .0
AL (2 yrs) 56 45 4 2.4 100 .294 .196 .266 .255 .342 .255 .391 .509 .732 40 .247 -4.5 -0.5 .386 .137 .059

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1947 21 BRO NL WS NYY L 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1949 23 BRO NL WS NYY L 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 4 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1947 BRO NL 21 DNP
1948 BRO NL 22 as P 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1949 BRO NL 23 DNP

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1944 18 BRO NL 6 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0 50%
1945 19 BRO NL 42 0.0% 26.2% 0.0% 2.4% 25% 3.6 1.18 69%
1946 20 BRO NL 23 0.0% 34.8% 21.7% 0.0% 0% 1.60 2.3 1.25 43%
1947 21 BRO NL 113 0.0% 30.1% 6.2% 0.9% 8% 4.86 2.9 10.8 1.25 56%
1948 22 BRO NL 82 0.0% 19.5% 6.1% 1.2% 7% 3.20 4.6 37.0 2.20 71%
1949 23 BRO NL 80 0.0% 32.5% 11.3% 1.3% 20% 2.89 2.4 31.0 2.08 45%
1950 24 BRO NL 45 4.4% 22.2% 8.9% 4.4% 50% 2.50 3.4 17.0 4.9 2.86 49%
1951 25 BRO NL 71 0.0% 36.6% 2.8% 1.4% 9% 13.00 2.4 15.8 1.54 52%
1952 26 BRO NL 20 0.0% 45.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 2.1 9.5 0.50 50%
1953 27 TOT MLB 37 0.0% 37.8% 5.4% 2.7% 25% 7.00 2.4 8.5 2.17 54%
1953 27 DET AL 37 0.0% 37.8% 5.4% 2.7% 25% 7.00 2.4 8.5 2.17 54%
1954 28 TOT AL 19 0.0% 15.8% 10.5% 5.3% 17% 1.50 5.7 17.0 2.00 74%
1954 28 DET AL 15 0.0% 20.0% 13.3% 6.7% 25% 1.50 4.3 13.0 6.00 67%
1954 28 NYY AL 4 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 0.00 100%
12 Yrs 538 0.4% 29.7% 6.7% 1.7% 14% 4.44 2.9 232.0 15.0 1.68 56%
MLB Averages 1.8% 10.1% 9.5% 6.3% 27% 1.06 8.8 49.4 8.3 0.97 77%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1944 18 BRO NL -1.6 -0.2 6 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .18 -0.2 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 0.80 -1.6 0
1945 19 BRO NL -7.5 -0.8 40 -0.7 0.1 -0.9 .94 -0.7 -0.1 -7.5 -0.8 0.88 -7.3 0
1946 20 BRO NL -1.7 -0.2 23 -0.2 0.1 -0.4 .80 -0.2 -0.0 -3.0 -0.3 1.07 -2.2 0
1947 21 BRO NL -16.7 -1.7 114 -1.2 0.8 -2.0 .83 -1.4 -0.0 -15.1 -1.5 0.98 -16.6 0
1948 22 BRO NL -7.9 -0.8 84 -0.8 0.8 -1.6 .93 -0.8 -0.1 -12.7 -1.3 1.00 -9.2 0
1949 23 BRO NL -10.9 -1.1 82 -1.0 0.3 -1.3 .77 -1.2 -0.1 -11.8 -1.2 0.99 -12.9 0
1950 24 BRO NL -3.9 -0.4 46 -0.4 0.5 -0.8 1.07 -0.2 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1 1.06 -3.0 0
1951 25 BRO NL -8.7 -0.9 71 -0.8 0.5 -1.4 .99 -1.0 0.1 -7.8 -0.8 0.92 -10.0 0
1952 26 BRO NL -3.0 -0.3 20 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 .45 -0.3 -0.0 -2.4 -0.2 0.98 -3.6 0
1953 27 TOT MLB -5.3 -0.5 37 -0.9 0.2 -1.1 1.17 -0.6 -0.1 -5.9 -0.6 1.05 -6.6 0
1953 27 BRO NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1953 27 DET AL -5.3 -0.5 37 -0.9 0.2 -1.1 1.17 -0.6 -0.1 -5.9 -0.6 1.05 -6.6 0
1954 28 TOT AL 0.8 0.1 19 0.2 0.4 -0.2 .94 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.95 0.2 0
1954 28 DET AL 0.4 0.0 15 0.1 0.3 -0.2 .85 0.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.0 0.95 -0.1 0
1954 28 NYY AL 0.4 0.0 4 0.1 0.1 -0.1 1.26 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.95 0.3 0
1956 30 BRO NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
12 Yrs -66.5 -6.7 542 -5.9 3.9 -9.9 .89 -6.5 -0.2 -68.2 -6.9 0.98 -72.9 0

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1944 18 BRO NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945 19 BRO NL 2 0 25% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 20 BRO NL 0 0 43% 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0% 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1947 21 BRO NL 0 0 42% 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 38% 5 4 1 1 0 1 2 1 1
1948 22 BRO NL 0 0 15% 32 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13% 3 3 0 1 1 0 4 3 1
1949 23 BRO NL 0 0 36% 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 30% 4 4 0 2 2 0 4 1 3
1950 24 BRO NL 1 0 17% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1951 25 BRO NL 1 0 46% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 38% 4 3 1 1 1 0 3 1 2
1952 26 BRO NL 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 27 TOT MLB 0 0 50% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
1953 27 DET AL 0 0 50% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
1954 28 TOT AL 0 0 38% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1954 28 DET AL 0 0 33% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1954 28 NYY AL 0 0 50% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Yrs 4 0 33% 140 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 27% 21 19 2 7 4 2 16 8 8

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1944 18 BRO NL 6 67% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1945 19 BRO NL 40 30% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0% 11 1 9% 21 0 0% 0 0 0 0 2
1946 20 BRO NL 23 57% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 3 0 0% 20 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1947 21 BRO NL 113 35% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 9 26 2 8% 27 8 30% 82 10 12% 4 3 75% 5 2 40% 0
1948 22 BRO NL 82 33% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 3 27% 13 2 15% 55 3 5% 1 0 0% 3 2 67% 0
1949 23 BRO NL 80 34% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 17 1 6% 20 6 30% 56 3 5% 8 1 13% 2 0 0% 0
1950 24 BRO NL 45 38% 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 7 14 1 7% 13 3 23% 35 6 17% 4 3 75% 2 1 50% 0
1951 25 BRO NL 71 35% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 1 10% 13 3 23% 43 4 9% 4 3 75% 1 1 100% 0
1952 26 BRO NL 20 20% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0% 5 1 20% 14 2 14% 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 0
1953 27 TOT MLB 37 43% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 50% 5 1 20% 31 4 13% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1953 27 DET AL 37 43% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 50% 5 1 20% 31 4 13% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1954 28 TOT AL 19 5% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 3 0 0% 11 1 9% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
1954 28 DET AL 15 7% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 2 0 0% 9 1 11% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
1954 28 NYY AL 4 0% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
12 Yrs 536 35% 66 0 0 0 0 2 0 19 1 1 0 2 0 0 37 101 12 12% 114 25 22% 370 33 9% 24 11 46% 16 7 44% 2
MLB Averages 50% 392% 13% 33% 14% 51% 55%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1944 18 21 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1945 19 37 48 46 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 .087 .087 .109 .196 -45 5 0 0 2
1946 20 61 71 64 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 5 22 .094 .159 .109 .269 -24 7 1 0 2
1947 21 104 184 161 12 18 2 0 0 9 0 12 56 .112 .173 .124 .298 -19 20 3 0 11
1948 22 140 266 235 15 33 3 0 0 11 0 17 72 .140 .198 .153 .352 -5 36 6 0 14
1949 23 174 346 297 20 38 4 0 0 13 0 26 98 .128 .198 .141 .340 -8 42 7 0 22
1950 24 217 391 331 23 42 4 0 2 20 0 30 108 .127 .199 .157 .357 -4 52 8 0 29
1951 25 259 462 394 29 53 5 0 2 24 0 0 32 134 .135 .200 .162 .362 -3 64 9 0 35
1952 26 275 482 413 29 56 5 0 2 26 0 0 32 143 .136 .198 .162 .360 -3 67 9 0 36
1953 27 299 519 447 32 60 5 1 2 30 0 0 34 157 .134 .195 .163 .359 -3 73 11 0 37
1954 28 321 538 464 35 66 6 1 2 31 0 0 36 160 .142 .204 .172 .376 2 80 12 0 37 0
1955 29 321 538 464 35 66 6 1 2 31 0 0 36 160 .142 .204 .172 .376 2 80 12 0 37 0
1956 30 322 538 464 35 66 6 1 2 31 0 0 36 160 .142 .204 .172 .376 2 80 12 0 37 0 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1944 18 22 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 21
1945 19 17 46 44 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 .136 .136 .182 .318 1 16
1946 20 25 28 20 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 .150 .393 .150 .543 1 24
1947 21 45 115 100 7 11 1 0 0 8 0 6 36 .110 .160 .120 .280 2 43
1948 22 38 86 78 3 16 1 0 0 2 0 5 17 .205 .253 .218 .471 4 36
1949 23 35 81 64 4 5 1 0 0 2 0 9 27 .078 .192 .094 .286 1 34
1950 24 45 46 35 3 4 0 0 2 7 0 4 10 .114 .205 .286 .491 2 43
1951 25 44 72 64 5 10 1 0 0 3 0 2 27 .156 .182 .172 .354 2 42
1952 26 17 21 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 16
1953 27 25 38 35 3 4 0 1 0 4 0 2 15 .114 .162 .171 .334 1 24
1954 28 23 19 17 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 2 3 .353 .421 .412 .833 3 22
11 Yrs 336 558 483 35 65 7 1 2 27 0 38 166 .135 .198 .166 .363 17 321
162 Game Avg. 162 269 233 17 31 3 0 1 13 0 18 80 .135 .198 .166 .363 8 321



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1947 NL (11, 12%)
1948 NL (21, 2%)
0.14 Career Shares (849th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1947 NL  6.3 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1945 NL  born 1926-01-06 (9th)
1946 NL  born 1926-01-06 (9th)

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Name and misspellings: Ralph Theodore Hawk Joseph ralf Ralph Branca

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