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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)   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

Final 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.

Fielding Gamelog (overall)


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Rk Gtm Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs BF Inn PO A E Ch DP Pos
1 85 (84) Jul 18 (2) BRO @ CHC W,9-5 GF 9 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 P
2 90 (4) Jul 22 (2) BRO @ STL W,8-7 GS 12 1.2 0 1 0 1 0 P
3 92 (1) Jul 27 BRO BSN W,3-2 GS 33 8.0 0 3 0 3 0 P
August Tm Opp Rslt Inngs BF Inn PO A E Ch DP Pos
4 97 (4) Aug 3 (2) BRO @ BSN L,3-5 GS 14 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 P
5 103 (5) Aug 9 (2) BRO CIN W,4-3 CG 49 12.0 1 4 0 5 1 P
6 109 (5) Aug 14 BRO STL L,1-2 CG 41 9.0 1 3 0 4 0 P
7 115 (5) Aug 19 (2) BRO PIT L,2-4 CG 41 9.0 1 4 0 5 0 P
8 118 (2) Aug 23 BRO @ NYG W,4-1 CG 32 9.0 0 0 1 1 0 P
9 121 (2) Aug 26 BRO NYG L,2-6 GS 32 7.0 0 3 0 3 0 P
September Tm Opp Rslt Inngs BF Inn PO A E Ch DP Pos
10 124 (2) Sep 1 BRO @ NYG L,4-5 GS 0 6.0 1 1 1 3 0
11 129 (4) Sep 5 BRO @ PIT W,5-3 GS 12 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 P
12 133 (3) Sep 9 (1) BRO @ CIN L,5-6 GS 37 8.2 0 0 0 0 0 P
13 138 (4) Sep 12 BRO @ STL L,2-3 CG 36 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 P
14 142 (3) Sep 16 (1) BRO @ CHC L,2-3 CG 34 8.0 0 4 0 4 0 P
15 147 (4) Sep 21 (1) BRO @ PHI W,1-0 GS 28 8.0 0 1 0 1 0 P
16 153 (5) Sep 26 BRO @ NYG W,8-1 CG 35 9.0 1 0 0 1 0 P
16gm 109.2 7 20 2 29 1

Fielding Gamelog (as P)


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Rk Gtm Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs BF Inn PO A E Ch DP SB CS PO
1 85 Jul 18 (2) BRO @ CHC W,9-5 GF 9 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 90 (4) Jul 22 (2) BRO @ STL W,8-7 GS 12 1.2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
3 92 (1) Jul 27 BRO BSN W,3-2 GS 33 8.0 0 3 0 3 0 1 1 1
August Tm Opp Rslt Inngs BF Inn PO A E Ch DP SB CS PO
4 97 (4) Aug 3 (2) BRO @ BSN L,3-5 GS 14 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 103 (5) Aug 9 (2) BRO CIN W,4-3 CG 49 12.0 1 4 0 5 1 1 0 0
6 109 (5) Aug 14 BRO STL L,1-2 CG 41 9.0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0
7 115 (5) Aug 19 (2) BRO PIT L,2-4 CG 41 9.0 1 4 0 5 0 2 0 0
8 118 (2) Aug 23 BRO @ NYG W,4-1 CG 32 9.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 121 (2) Aug 26 BRO NYG L,2-6 GS 32 7.0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0
September Tm Opp Rslt Inngs BF Inn PO A E Ch DP SB CS PO
10 124 (2) Sep 1 BRO @ NYG L,4-5 GS 0 6.0 1 1 1 3 0
11 129 (4) Sep 5 BRO @ PIT W,5-3 GS 12 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
12 133 (3) Sep 9 (1) BRO @ CIN L,5-6 GS 37 8.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 138 (4) Sep 12 BRO @ STL L,2-3 CG 36 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 142 (3) Sep 16 (1) BRO @ CHC L,2-3 CG 34 8.0 0 4 0 4 0 2 1 0
15 147 (4) Sep 21 (1) BRO @ PHI W,1-0 GS 28 8.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
16 153 (5) Sep 26 BRO @ NYG W,8-1 CG 35 9.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
16gm 109.2 7 20 2 29 1 7 4 1

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