Ralph Branca

One on One talks with Ralph Branca

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

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Ralph Branca, the former Dodger, Tiger, and Yankee, known predominantly as being the pitcher who gave up "The Shot Heard Round the World" to Bobby Thompson, joined Mike Watts and I Saturday to discuss his former teammate Jackie Robinson. With "Jackie Robinson Day" taking place April 15th and a new film about the legend "42" out Friday (Ralph is portrayed in the film), we took the time to discuss Robinson's historical impact on the game of baseball and Branca's firsthand experience as his teammate.