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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)
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1943. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 1944 (Age 18.158, 7,635th in MLB history)   vs. NYG 3.1 IP, 2 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1945 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Tigers/Yankees 1944-1956

Last Game: September 7, 1956 (Age 30.245)   vs. NYG 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER
Relatives: Father-In-Law of Bobby Valentine
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Ralph Branca: 2 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 0 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
vs LHP1
vs RHP1
Medium Lev1
Low Lev1
1 Opp
2 Pitchers
Vern Law1
Cliff Chambers1
1 Park
Forbes Fld2
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
0 on1
1 on1
Any on1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1950-06-08 BRO @ PIT Cliff Chambers behind 0-1 t 3 1 --- 1 9 1 0.110 47% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1950-07-22 BRO @ PIT Vern Law ahead 9-3 t 7 1 1-- 2 9 1 0.013 99% Home Run; Reese Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1913 to 2016, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.