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Ralph Branca
Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca (Hawk)

Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 3", Weight 220 lb.

MLB Debut June 12, 1944
Final Game September 7, 1956
Born January 6, 1926 in Mt. Vernon, NY

Pitching   Glossary     Home Run Log       Vs. All Batters
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   Pct   G   GS  CG  GF  SV SHO   IP     H   BFP    R   ER   HR  BB  IBB HBP  SO   WP BK  ERA
+--------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+-----+----+----+---+----+---+---+----+---+--+-----+
 1944 18 DEA AL   2   3  .400  10   6   0   2   0   0   41.1   39   182   24   21   3   21   0   0   19   6  0  4.57  
 1945 19 NYN NL   6   4  .600  48   4   0  29  11   0   91.2   55   380   33   25   8   54   4   0   69   7  0  2.45  CY-13
 1946 20 NYN NL   3   1  .750  11   0   0   8   2   0   17.0   15    79    5    5   1   16   2   1   14   1  0  2.65  
         BRN NL   3   2  .600  11  10   0   1   1   0   57.0   65   257   30   30   3   30   4   2   43   1  0  4.74  
         TOT      6   3  .667  22  10   0   9   3   0   74.0   80   336   35   35   4   46   6   3   57   2  0  4.26 
 1947 21 BRN NL  13  15  .464  38  38  12   0   0   3  289.0  263  1228  120  102  26  109   6   4  183   7  0  3.18  CY-10
 1948 22 BRN NL  14  10  .583  34  31   8   2   1   1  233.1  200   982  102   87  19   95  14   3  112   6  0  3.36  CY-4
 1949 23 BRN NL   6   2  .750  35   6   1  15   4   0   80.1   86   348   39   37  13   40   1   1   53   3  0  4.15  
 1950 24 BRN NL   4   4  .500  34   5   2  17   4   0   89.2   93   388   49   48  17   32   2   0   60   1  3  4.82  
 1951 25 BRN NL  15  10  .600  31  30   7   1   0   2  198.1  180   858  103   87  29   87   4   3  116   6  0  3.95  CY-5
 1952 26 BRN NL   0   0  .000  22   1   0   9   1   0   25.0   31   112   16   14   6    8   1   0    8   1  0  5.04  
 1953 27 BRN NL   8   4  .667  39   7   1  18   4   0   98.0   93   421   49   42  10   45   3   2   58   4  0  3.86  CY-23
 1954 28 NYA AL   4   5  .444  29   0   0  26   7   0   48.0   70   245   41   39   8   39   5   0   16   1  0  7.31  
+--------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+-----+----+----+---+----+---+---+----+---+--+-----+
 11 Seasons      78  60  .565 342 138  31 128  35   6 1268.2 1190  5480  611  537 143  576  46  16  751  44  3  3.81
+--------------+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+-----+----+----+---+----+---+---+----+---+--+-----+
 Categories in which this player led his league are indicated in red.

Miscellaneous Stats
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  %L  RC  RC/27 SOp RnSup  AB   H   HR  AVG   E   XTC  XTO  XPct  OSB  OCS SBPct  OPS Star 
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+-----+----+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+----+
 1944 18 DEA AL  38   23   5.0   0  7.00   15   2   0  .133   0    3    3 1.000    5    1  .833  -41   
 1945 19 NYN NL  44   27   2.6  16  4.25   15   1   0  .067   2    4    2  .500    7    3  .700  -48   
 1946 20 NYN NL  44    9   5.2   4          2   1   0  .500   0    1    1 1.000    1    1  .500   -4   
         BRN NL  46   37   6.1   1  3.80   17   1   0  .059   0    0    0  .000    3    1  .750   59   
         TOT          47   5.9   5         19   2   0  .105   0    1    1 1.000    4    2  .667
 1947 21 BRN NL  47  119   3.6   0  4.32  102  10   0  .098   2   11    9  .818   14    8  .636  -32   
 1948 22 BRN NL  47   94   3.6   1  4.94   75  16   0  .213   3    8    5  .625    7    5  .583  -67   
 1949 23 BRN NL  40   47   5.4   5  5.50   16   0   0  .000   2    2    0  .000    0    2  .000    8   
 1950 24 BRN NL  40   52   5.2   5  4.40   23   3   0  .130   0    5    5 1.000    1    0 1.000  -40   
 1951 25 BRN NL  44  100   4.5   0  5.47   66  12   0  .182   0    5    4  .800    5    1  .833   33   
 1952 26 BRN NL  38   20   7.4   1  9.00    3   2   0  .667   0    1    1 1.000    1    0 1.000  168   
 1953 27 BRN NL  41   49   4.5   7  7.14   28   4   0  .143   1    7    6  .857    3    4  .429   10   
 1954 28 NYA AL  37   48   9.1  11          7   4   0  .571   1    2    0  .000    0    0  .000   -5   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+-----+----+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+----+
 11 Seasons          631   4.4  51        369  56   0  .152  11   49   36  .735   47   26  .644  -15   4
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+-----+----+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+----+

HOF Standards: Pitching - 12.3 (Average HOFer ~ 50)


Postseason Stats   Postseason Register

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  ERA    W-L  SV GS   IP   H   ER  BB  SO 
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
 1951 WS    BRN WAA   L    1  0.00   0-0   0  0   1.2   1   0   1   1
 1953 WS    BRN CHA   L    1  0.00   0-0   0  0   1.0   2   0   0   0
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+


Draft History


Transaction History


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1944  DEA   79-75   Thomas Treece
 1945  NYN   68-86   Rick Field
 1946  NYN   60-94   Rick Field
 1946  BRN   91-63   Robert Rescigno
 1947  BRN   88-66   Robert Rescigno
 1948  BRN   85-69   Robert Rescigno
 1949  BRN   99-55   Robert Rescigno
 1950  BRN   96-58   Robert Rescigno
 1951  BRN   95-59   Robert Rescigno
 1952  BRN  117-37   Robert Rescigno
 1953  BRN  104-50   Robert Rescigno
 1954  NYA   79-75   Billy Vanson

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