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Ralph Branca

Ralph Branca

Interment LocationVisited 
Hawthorne, NYOctober 31, 2021 

Fast Facts

Born: January 6, 1926 in Mount Vernon, New York

Spouse: Ann Mulvey Branca (m. 1951-2016)

Primary Team: Brooklyn Dodgers (1944-1953, 1956)

Died: November 23, 2016 in Rye Brook, New York

Age: 90

Interment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York

"Nobody remembers that at 21, I won 21 games. Nobody remembers that at 25, I had 75 wins. All they remember is the homer."
- Ralph Branca

Sources Consulted and Further Reading

Baseball Almanac. “Ralph Branca Stats.” Accessed March 17, 2023. https://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=brancra01.

Goldstein, Richard. “Ralph Branca, Who Gave Up ‘Shot Heard Round the World,’ Dies at 90.” New York Times. November 23, 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/sports/baseball/ralph-branca-who-gave-up-shot-heard-round-the-world-dies-at-90.html.

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