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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, 7,637th 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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Fielding stats are given overall and by position. In some cases, they will be identical.

1956 Fielding Gamelog (overall)

Rk Gtm Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs BF Inn PO A E Ch DP Pos
1 134 (133) Sep 7 (1) BRO NYG L,2-6 GF 9 2.0 0 1 0 1 0 P
1gm 2.0 0 1 0 1 0

1956 Fielding Gamelog (as P)

Rk Gtm Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs BF Inn PO A E Ch DP SB CS PO
1 134 Sep 7 (1) BRO NYG L,2-6 GF 9 2.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1gm 2.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

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