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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 26, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #531. Ben Sanders… #532. Mark Baldwin… #533. Anibal Sanchez… #534. RALPH BRANCA… #535. Al Benton… #536. Win Mercer… #537. Toad Ramsey… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1944 18 BRO NL 0 2 .000 7.05 21 1 10 0 0 1 44.2 46 36 35 2 32 16 5 0 4 214 51 4.89 1.746 9.3 0.4 6.4 3.2 0.50
1945 19 BRO NL 5 6 .455 3.04 16 15 1 7 0 1 109.2 73 44 37 4 79 69 0 0 6 476 124 3.92 1.386 6.0 0.3 6.5 5.7 0.87
1946 20 BRO NL 3 1 .750 3.88 24 10 7 2 2 3 67.1 62 34 29 4 41 42 0 1 1 297 88 3.74 1.530 8.3 0.5 5.5 5.6 1.02
1947 ★ 21 BRO NL 21 12 .636 2.67 43 36 5 15 4 1 280.0 251 100 83 22 98 148 6 1 7 1158 154 3.57 1.246 8.1 0.7 3.2 4.8 1.51 AS,MVP-11
1948 ★ 22 BRO NL 14 9 .609 3.51 36 28 4 11 1 1 215.2 189 93 84 24 80 122 4 0 9 905 114 4.14 1.247 7.9 1.0 3.3 5.1 1.53 AS,MVP-21
1949 ★ 23 BRO NL 13 5 .722 4.39 34 27 1 9 2 1 186.2 181 100 91 21 91 109 2 0 3 813 94 4.30 1.457 8.7 1.0 4.4 5.3 1.20 AS
1950 24 BRO NL 7 9 .438 4.69 43 15 16 5 0 7 142.0 152 80 74 24 55 100 0 4 1 621 88 4.53 1.458 9.6 1.5 3.5 6.3 1.82
1951 25 BRO NL 13 12 .520 3.26 42 27 11 13 3 3 204.0 180 81 74 19 85 118 3 0 6 855 120 3.83 1.299 7.9 0.8 3.8 5.2 1.39
1952 26 BRO NL 4 2 .667 3.84 16 7 5 2 0 0 61.0 52 29 26 8 21 26 4 0 2 251 96 4.47 1.197 7.7 1.2 3.1 3.8 1.24
1953 27 TOT MLB 4 7 .364 4.70 24 14 8 7 0 1 113.0 113 67 59 11 36 55 4 0 5 485 87 3.95 1.319 9.0 0.9 2.9 4.4 1.53
1953 27 BRO NL 0 0 9.82 7 0 5 0 0 0 11.0 15 12 12 4 5 5 2 0 0 51 45 8.32 1.818 12.3 3.3 4.1 4.1 1.00
1953 27 DET AL 4 7 .364 4.15 17 14 3 7 0 1 102.0 98 55 47 7 31 50 2 0 5 434 98 3.48 1.265 8.6 0.6 2.7 4.4 1.61
1954 28 TOT AL 4 3 .571 5.12 22 8 5 0 0 0 58.0 72 38 33 10 43 22 3 0 0 288 73 6.26 1.983 11.2 1.6 6.7 3.4 0.51
1954 28 DET AL 3 3 .500 5.76 17 5 4 0 0 0 45.1 63 33 29 10 30 15 2 0 0 227 65 6.72 2.051 12.5 2.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
1954 28 NYY AL 1 0 1.000 2.84 5 3 1 0 0 0 12.2 9 5 4 0 13 7 1 0 0 61 126 4.61 1.737 6.4 0.0 9.2 5.0 0.54
1956 30 BRO NL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 3.37 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
12 Yrs 88 68 .564 3.79 322 188 74 71 12 19 1484.0 1372 702 625 149 663 0 829 31 6 44 6372 105 4.12 1.371 8.3 0.9 4.0 5.0 1.25
162 Game Avg. 12 9 .564 3.79 43 25 10 9 2 3 198 183 94 83 20 88 111 4 1 6 850 105 4.12 1.371 8.3 0.9 4.0 5.0 1.25
BRO (11 yrs) 80 58 .580 3.70 283 166 66 64 12 18 1324.0 1202 609 545 132 589 0 757 26 6 39 5650 107 4.07 1.353 8.2 0.9 4.0 5.1 1.29
DET (2 yrs) 7 10 .412 4.64 34 19 7 7 0 1 147.1 161 88 76 17 61 65 4 0 5 661 85 4.47 1.507 9.8 1.0 3.7 4.0 1.07
NYY (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 2.84 5 3 1 0 0 0 12.2 9 5 4 0 13 7 1 0 0 61 126 4.61 1.737 6.4 0.0 9.2 5.0 0.54
NL (11 yrs) 80 58 .580 3.70 283 166 66 64 12 18 1324.0 1202 609 545 132 589 0 757 26 6 39 5650 107 4.07 1.353 8.2 0.9 4.0 5.1 1.29
AL (2 yrs) 8 10 .444 4.50 39 22 8 7 0 1 160.0 170 93 80 17 74 72 5 0 5 722 87 4.48 1.525 9.6 1.0 4.2 4.1 0.97
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1944 18 BRO NL 44.2 21 1 36 7.25 4.35 -0.56 0.00 98.3 4.83 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.9 -8 .441 .492
1945 19 BRO NL 109.2 16 15 44 3.61 4.35 -0.07 0.00 99.2 4.38 9 0.9 5.3 -0.0 1.9 19 .559 .506 $3,300
1946 20 BRO NL 67.1 24 10 34 4.54 4.00 0.07 0.00 100.0 3.94 -5 -0.5 .8 -0.0 0.2 2 .478 .497 $5,000
1947 ★ 21 BRO NL 279.2 43 36 100 3.22 4.61 0.24 0.00 101.2 4.42 36 3.9 3.0 0.0 6.9 69 .591 .524 AS,MVP-11
1948 ★ 22 BRO NL 215.2 36 28 93 3.88 4.53 0.12 0.00 101.6 4.49 14 1.5 1.8 -0.1 3.8 38 .542 .509 AS,MVP-21
1949 ★ 23 BRO NL 186.2 34 27 100 4.82 4.37 0.26 0.00 101.6 4.17 -14 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 0.5 7 .460 .492 AS
1950 24 BRO NL 142.0 43 15 80 5.07 4.49 0.18 0.00 100.3 4.33 -11 -1.1 1.4 -0.2 0.2 4 .474 .493
1951 25 BRO NL 204.0 42 27 81 3.57 4.46 0.25 0.00 99.2 4.17 14 1.5 1.5 -0.1 3.5 35 .535 .509
1952 26 BRO NL 61.0 16 7 29 4.28 3.92 0.11 0.00 101.1 3.86 -3 -0.3 .5 -0.0 0.3 3 .480 .498
1953 27 BRO NL 11.0 7 0 12 9.82 4.83 0.35 0.00 100.4 4.49 -6 -0.6 .1 0.2 -0.2 -5 .416 .496
1953 27 DET AL 102.0 17 14 55 4.85 4.15 -0.65 0.00 106.5 5.11 2 0.2 2.7 -0.0 1.0 11 .514 .501
1954 28 DET AL 45.1 17 5 33 6.55 4.35 0.10 0.00 98.1 4.17 -12 -1.2 1.2 -0.1 -1.0 -8 .428 .492
1954 28 NYY AL 12.2 5 3 5 3.55 3.87 0.12 0.00 92.2 3.46 -0 -0.0 .1 -0.0 0.1 1 .498 .500
1956 30 BRO NL 2.0 1 0 0 0.00 3.54 0.47 0.00 114.0 3.51 1 0.1 .0 -0.0 0.1 1 .593 .501
12 Seasons 1483.2 322 188 702 4.26 4.41 0.10 0.00 100.9 4.35 12 1.8 1.3 -0.6 16.3 167 .506 .503 $8,300
BRO (11 yrs) 1323.2 283 166 609 4.14 4.43 0.15 0.00 100.6 4.30 22 2.8 1.2 -0.4 16.2 163 .510 .503 $8,300
DET (2 yrs) 147.1 34 19 88 5.38 4.21 -0.42 0.00 103.9 4.82 -10 -1.0 1.5 -0.2 0.1 3 .471 .497
NYY (1 yr) 12.2 5 3 5 3.55 3.87 0.12 0.00 92.2 3.46 -0 -0.0 .1 -0.0 0.1 1 .498 .500

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1947 21 BRO NL WS L NYY 1 1 .500 8.64 3 1 0 0 0 0 8.1 12 8 8 1 5 0 8 1 0 0 43 2.040 13.0 1.1 5.4 8.6 1.60
1949 23 BRO NL WS L NYY 0 1 .000 4.15 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.2 4 4 4 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 34 0.923 4.2 0.0 4.2 6.2 1.50
2 Yrs (2 Series) 1 2 .333 6.35 4 2 0 0 0 0 17.0 16 12 12 1 9 0 14 1 0 0 77 1.471 8.5 0.5 4.8 7.4 1.56
2 WS 1 2 .333 6.35 4 2 0 0 0 0 17.0 16 12 12 1 9 0 14 1 0 0 77 1.471 8.5 0.5 4.8 7.4 1.56

Standard Batting

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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

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

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1944 BRO NL 18 P 21 1 0 44.2 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 2.01 0.48 .961 2.14 2.13 1 3 75% 0
1945 BRO NL 19 P 16 15 7 109.2 29 7 20 2 1 .931 2.22 1.69 .963 2.18 2.17 7 4 36% 1
1946 BRO NL 20 P 24 10 2 67.1 10 3 6 1 1 .900 1.20 0.38 .960 2.25 2.22 2 5 71% 0
1947 BRO NL 21 P 43 36 15 280.0 47 9 35 3 0 .936 1.41 1.02 .966 2.10 2.07 12 7 37% 0 AS,MVP-11
1948 BRO NL 22 P 36 28 11 215.2 29 10 18 1 0 .966 1.17 0.78 .963 2.11 2.08 10 5 33% 0 AS,MVP-21
1949 BRO NL 23 P 34 27 9 186.2 23 6 15 2 0 .913 1.01 0.62 .953 2.04 2.02 1 2 67% 43% 0 AS
1950 BRO NL 24 P 43 15 5 142.0 27 8 19 0 0 1.000 1.71 0.63 .961 2.12 2.10 3 5 63% 43% 0
1951 BRO NL 25 P 42 27 13 204.0 31 12 19 0 2 1.000 1.37 0.74 .962 2.14 2.14 5 8 62% 43% 1
1952 BRO NL 26 P 16 7 2 61.0 13 5 7 1 1 .923 1.77 0.75 .953 2.18 2.16 2 2 50% 44% 1
1953 TOT MLB 27 P 24 14 7 113.0 20 7 12 1 1 .950 1.51 0.79 .957 1.96 1.95 4 4 50% 44% 0
1953 BRO NL 27 P 7 0 0 11.0 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 1.64 0.29 .955 2.05 2.01 0 1 100% 0
1953 DET AL 27 P 17 14 7 102.0 18 7 10 1 0 .944 1.50 1.00 .957 1.95 1.93 4 3 43% 51% 0
1954 TOT AL 28 P 22 8 0 58.0 13 3 9 1 1 .923 1.86 0.55 .959 2.00 1.99 1 2 67% 48% 0
1954 DET AL 28 P 17 5 0 45.1 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 1.59 0.47 .959 2.01 1.99 1 1 50% 48% 0
1954 NYY AL 28 P 5 3 0 12.2 5 1 3 1 0 .800 2.84 0.80 .960 1.99 2.00 0 1 100% 48% 0
1956 BRO NL 30 P 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .970 2.25 2.00 0 0 0
12 Seasons P 322 188 71 1484.0 253 72 169 12 7 .953 1.46 0.75 .961 2.10 2.09 48 47 49% 18% 3
12 Seasons TOT 322 188 71 1484.0 253 72 169 12 7 .953 1.46 0.75 .961 2.10 2.09 48 47 49% 18% 3
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1947 NL  6.9 (3rd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1947 NL  2.67 (3rd)
1951 NL  3.26 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1947 NL  21 (2nd)
1948 NL  14 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1947 NL  .636 (6th)
1948 NL  .609 (9th)
1949 NL  .722 (1st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1947 NL  1.246 (6th)
1948 NL  1.247 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 NL  8.068 (5th)
1948 NL  7.887 (4th)
1951 NL  7.941 (4th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 NL  4.757 (3rd)
1948 NL  5.091 (2nd)
1949 NL  5.255 (2nd)
1951 NL  5.206 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1947 NL  43 (9th)
1950 NL  43 (6th)

Saves s c a p y
1950 NL  7 (3rd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1947 NL  280.0 (2nd)
1948 NL  215.7 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1947 NL  148 (2nd)
1948 NL  122 (5th)
1949 NL  109 (4th)
1951 NL  118 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1947 NL  36 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1947 NL  15 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1947 NL  4 (4th)
1951 NL  3 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1947 NL  22 (2nd)
1948 NL  24 (3rd)
1949 NL  21 (6th)
1950 NL  24 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1945 NL  79 (10th)
1947 NL  98 (3rd)
1949 NL  91 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1947 NL  251 (2nd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1947 NL  1.510 (8th)
1948 NL  1.525 (7th)
1951 NL  1.388 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1947 NL  12 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1945 NL  6 (4th)
1947 NL  7 (2nd)
1948 NL  9 (2nd)
1951 NL  6 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1944 NL  5 (5th)
1947 NL  6 (1st)
1948 NL  4 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1947 NL  1,158 (2nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1947 NL  154 (3rd)
1951 NL  120 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1947 NL  3.57 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1947 NL  42 (3rd)
1948 NL  13 (10th)
1951 NL  16 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1947 NL  4.4 (3rd)
1948 NL  1.3 (10th)
1951 NL  1.7 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1945 NL  13.38 (3rd)
1947 NL  44.43 (2nd)
1951 NL  20.90 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1945 NL  1.6 (6th)
1947 NL  3.3 (3rd)
1951 NL  1.9 (8th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1945 NL  0.9 (10th)
1947 NL  3.3 (2nd)
1948 NL  1.8 (8th)
1951 NL  2.1 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1945 NL  1.4 (3rd)
1947 NL  4.6 (2nd)
1951 NL  2.2 (7th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1947 NL  3 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1951 NL  1.000 (1st)

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


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 4 (476), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 63 (405), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 27 (497), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 11 (773), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (650th), 14.7 career WAR/15.9 7yr-peak WAR/15.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1945 19 Brooklyn Dodgers $3,300 ? Peter Golenbock, Bums 100
1946 20 Brooklyn Dodgers $5,000 ? Peter Golenbock, Bums 101
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,300
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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French: Ralph Branca statistiques

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Name and misspellings: Ralph Theodore Hawk Joseph ralf Ralph Branca

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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