Personal Appearances & Media Interview
Bill Branca - Personal Manager
Phone: 310-424-5922 or
Ralph Branca is mainly remembered for
his pitch to Thompson. Yet, "that moment in time" when a hero became a goat has been overwhelmed by the great dignity
with which Ralph comported himself. He became and remains the model Major Leaguer, a man who places the welfare of the game
and the well being of his fellow players above personal game.
- Ralph was an active participant in the integration of Jackie Robinson into Major League Baseball.
- Ralph will speak frankly on the back-story of the events regarding The Shot Heard 'Round The World.
- How he copped the transformation from Hero to Goat in a single pitch.
time All-Star Starting pitcher, 1947, 1948 & 1949.
- The youngest Pitcher to start in a World
Series game at the age of 20 years old in 1947 & 1948.
- Friend of Jackie Robinson and why
Ralph did not sign the petition that was drawn up by a group of southern Dodgers players that stated they will not take the
field with a black man. Ralph stood next to Jackie on April 15, 1947, with death threats against Jackie when he debut on opening
- One of eight pitchers to win 21 games at the age of 21 years old in the history of Major
- To the being Labeled as The 'Bum' who threw the pitch!