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Dodgers News: Brooklyn Legend Ralph Branca Has Passed Away



On Wednesday morning, the baseball community woke up to the terrible news that Dodgers legend Ralph Branca had passed away. In 11 years with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branca posted a 3.70 ERA, accumulated 80 wins, and struck out 757 batters.

Though his legendary status comes from his talent, he is just as well-known for giving up the “Shot Heard ‘Round The World” to Bobby Thomson: a walk-off home run that made the Giants the 1951 pennant champions.

Here is how baseball reacted to the news:

Rest in peace, Ralph Branca. You will be deeply missed.

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Written by Alex Perez

Whittier College Alumnus.
Editor In Chief of Dodgers Nation.
Lifelong Dodgers fan.

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