Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Players > Ralph Branca > 1953 Batting Gamelogs

Photo of Ralph Branca


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)   vs. NYG 3.1 IP, 2 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 1 ER
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Tigers/Yankees 1944-1956

Final Game: September 7, 1956 (Age 30)   vs. NYG 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER
Relatives: Father-In-Law of Bobby Valentine
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
    About biographical information

Team Record in Appearances: 7-16 / in Starts: 6-8
Longest Hitting Streak: 2 games, Longest On Base Streak: 3 games.
Most games w/o HR: 13 games, Most games w/o RBI: 10 games.
Grand Slams: 0 in 3 bases loaded PA and 3 AB
Go-Ahead Hits: 0 (all hits where the team went from tied or behind to ahead, may have benefitted from errors)
RBI Opportunities   
Ralph Branca -- PA: 37RBI: 4    Actual Runners on Base: 31 (15-9-7),
ML Avg. Player with PA: 37RBI: 4 Avg. Runners on Base: 23 (12-7-3)
Most Driven In:D Lund 2, W Dropo 1, J Bucha 1, B Nieman 0
Most Driven In By:H Kuenn 2, R Boone 1

1953 Batting Gamelog

Click two rows to sum games (Clear)
 · More Tricks Below
Rk Gcar Gtm Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS BOP aLI WPA RE24 Pos
1 276 23 (22) May 14 BRO @ STL L,3-8 7-GF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.000 0.00 P
2 277 25 (1) May 17 (1) BRO @ CIN L,5-13 7-9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.000 0.00 P
June Tm Opp Rslt Inngs PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS BOP aLI WPA RE24 Pos
3 278 48 (22) Jun 8 BRO CIN L,5-8 9-GF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.000 0.00 P
4 279 56 (7) Jun 17 BRO @ STL L,3-9 8-9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.000 0.00 P
5 280 57 Jun 18 BRO @ STL L,4-12 5-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.00 P
6 281 62 (4) Jun 22 BRO @ CHC L,4-9 8-GF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.000 0.00 P
July Tm Opp Rslt Inngs PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS BOP aLI WPA RE24 Pos
7 282 74 (11) Jul 5 BRO @ NYG L,6-20 5-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.000 0.00 P
Player went from Brooklyn Dodgers to Detroit Tigers
8 283 86 Jul 12 (2) DET SLB L,2-3 GS-5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 9 .90 -0.025 -0.22 P
9 284 90 (3) Jul 19 (1) DET PHA W,13-3 CG 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 9 .46 -0.042 0.38 P
10 285 96 (5) Jul 25 DET NYY L,11-15 GS-6 3 3 1 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000 9 .73 0.151 2.36 P
11 286 99 (2) Jul 28 DET @ WSH W,8-5 8-GF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000 9 0.000 0.00 P
12 287 102 (2) Jul 31 DET @ BOS W,5-3 CG 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .417 .667 9 .91 -0.095 -1.04 P
August Tm Opp Rslt Inngs PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS BOP aLI WPA RE24 Pos
13 288 109 (6) Aug 7 DET @ PHA L,1-3 CG 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .333 .533 9 1.79 -0.198 -1.50 P
14 289 112 (2) Aug 9 (2) DET @ PHA T,8-8 10-GF(10) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .333 .533 9 0.000 0.00 P
15 290 115 (2) Aug 12 DET @ SLB W,7-3 GS-7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .278 .444 9 1.19 -0.102 -1.22 P
16 291 119 (3) Aug 16 DET CHW W,3-2 CG 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .238 .381 9 .62 -0.048 -0.82 P
17 292 123 (3) Aug 21 DET @ CHW L,1-4 GS-8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .136 .227 .364 9 1.37 -0.051 -0.44 P
18 293 126 (2) Aug 23 (2) DET @ CHW L,6-11 8-GF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .136 .227 .364 9 0.000 0.00 P
19 294 129 (2) Aug 27 DET WSH L,5-12 GS-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .136 .227 .364 9 0.000 0.00 P
20 295 134 (4) Aug 31 (1) DET PHA W,9-7 GS-5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .130 .217 .348 9 2.64 -0.077 -0.80 P
September Tm Opp Rslt Inngs PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS BOP aLI WPA RE24 Pos
21 296 140 (5) Sep 5 DET @ SLB L,0-1 CG(12) 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .143 .185 .328 9 1.81 -0.198 -0.68 P
22 297 144 (3) Sep 9 (1) DET @ PHA W,8-2 CG 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .129 .156 .194 .350 9 .51 -0.043 -0.59 P
23 298 150 (5) Sep 14 DET @ WSH L,1-6 GS-9 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .121 .171 .182 .353 9 2.04 -0.087 -0.78 P
24 299 154 (3) Sep 20 (2) DET CLE L,3-6 GS-6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .118 .167 .176 .343 9 1.21 -0.051 -0.51 P
TOT 37 34 3 4 0 1 0 4 2 14 0 1 2 0 0 .118 .167 .176 .343
Catcher Interference: None

Report an error

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.