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Portrait of Ralph Branca

Ralph Branca P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date1-6-1926
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1944 BRO MLB 21 1 44.7 46 32 16 2 .000 9.3 6.4 0.4 3.2 0% .277 .000 1.75 4.88 7.05 0 0.00 0.0
1945 BRO MLB 16 15 109.7 73 79 69 4 .000 6.0 6.5 0.3 5.7 0% .213 .000 1.39 4.01 3.04 0 0.00 0.0
1946 BRO MLB 24 10 67.3 62 41 42 4 .000 8.3 5.5 0.5 5.6 0% .276 .000 1.53 3.67 3.88 0 0.00 0.0
1947 BRO MLB 43 36 280.0 251 98 148 22 .000 8.1 3.1 0.7 4.8 0% .259 .000 1.25 3.65 2.67 0 0.00 0.0
1948 BRO MLB 36 28 215.7 189 80 122 24 .000 7.9 3.3 1.0 5.1 0% .244 .000 1.25 4.05 3.51 0 0.00 0.0
1949 BRO MLB 34 27 186.7 181 91 109 21 .000 8.7 4.4 1.0 5.3 0% .271 .000 1.46 4.32 4.39 0 0.00 0.0
1950 BRO MLB 43 15 142.0 152 55 100 24 .259 109 9.6 3.5 1.5 6.3 38% .290 .265 1.46 4.41 4.69 82 0.00 0.0
1951 BRO MLB 42 27 204.0 180 85 118 19 .268 105 7.9 3.8 0.8 5.2 37% .254 .244 1.30 3.73 3.26 87 0.00 0.0
1952 BRO MLB 16 7 61.0 52 21 26 8 .263 105 7.7 3.1 1.2 3.8 42% .229 .265 1.20 4.50 3.84 98 0.00 0.0
1953 BRO 0 7 0 11.0 15 5 5 4 .269 101 12.3 4.1 3.3 4.1 21% .314 .356 1.82 8.34 9.82 0 0.00 0.0
1953 DET 0 17 14 102.0 98 31 50 7 .261 105 8.6 2.7 0.6 4.4 46% .265 .248 1.26 3.45 4.15 0 0.00 0.0
1954 DET 0 17 5 45.3 63 30 15 10 .255 99 12.5 6.0 2.0 3.0 41% .312 .339 2.05 6.70 5.76 0 0.00 0.0
1954 NYA 0 5 3 12.7 9 13 7 0 .253 93 6.4 9.2 0.0 5.0 39% .225 .267 1.74 4.59 2.84 0 0.00 0.0
1956 BRO MLB 1 0 2.0 1 2 2 0 .244 107 4.5 9.0 0.0 9.0 40% .200 .211 1.50 3.23 0.00 107 4.77 0.0
1953 TOT MLB 24 14 113.0 113 36 55 11 .262 105 9.0 2.9 0.9 4.4 43% .269 .259 1.32 3.93 4.70 92 4.12 1.5
1954 TOT MLB 22 8 58.0 72 43 22 10 .255 98 11.2 6.7 1.6 3.4 41% .295 .324 1.98 6.24 5.12 138 7.22 -1.5
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1944 BRO MLB 21 1 44.7 46 32 16 2 .000 9.3 6.4 0.4 3.2 0% .277 .000 1.75 4.88 7.05
1945 BRO MLB 16 15 109.7 73 79 69 4 .000 6.0 6.5 0.3 5.7 0% .213 .000 1.39 4.01 3.04
1946 BRO MLB 24 10 67.3 62 41 42 4 .000 8.3 5.5 0.5 5.6 0% .276 .000 1.53 3.67 3.88
1947 BRO MLB 43 36 280.0 251 98 148 22 .000 8.1 3.1 0.7 4.8 0% .259 .000 1.25 3.65 2.67
1948 BRO MLB 36 28 215.7 189 80 122 24 .000 7.9 3.3 1.0 5.1 0% .244 .000 1.25 4.05 3.51
1949 BRO MLB 34 27 186.7 181 91 109 21 .000 8.7 4.4 1.0 5.3 0% .271 .000 1.46 4.32 4.39
1950 BRO MLB 43 15 142.0 152 55 100 24 .259 109 9.6 3.5 1.5 6.3 38% .290 .265 1.46 4.41 4.69
1951 BRO MLB 42 27 204.0 180 85 118 19 .268 105 7.9 3.8 0.8 5.2 37% .254 .244 1.30 3.73 3.26
1952 BRO MLB 16 7 61.0 52 21 26 8 .263 105 7.7 3.1 1.2 3.8 42% .229 .265 1.20 4.50 3.84
1953 BRO MLB 7 0 11.0 15 5 5 4 .269 101 12.3 4.1 3.3 4.1 21% .314 .356 1.82 8.34 9.82
1953 DET MLB 17 14 102.0 98 31 50 7 .261 105 8.6 2.7 0.6 4.4 46% .265 .248 1.26 3.45 4.15
1954 DET MLB 17 5 45.3 63 30 15 10 .255 99 12.5 6.0 2.0 3.0 41% .312 .339 2.05 6.70 5.76
1954 NYA MLB 5 3 12.7 9 13 7 0 .253 93 6.4 9.2 0.0 5.0 39% .225 .267 1.74 4.59 2.84
1956 BRO MLB 1 0 2.0 1 2 2 0 .244 107 4.5 9.0 0.0 9.0 40% .200 .211 1.50 3.23 0.00

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1952-07-02 1952-09-02 62 59 Right Shoulder Soreness - -

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Willie MaysBob Hertzel2010-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Willie, Mickey, and the DukeBob Hertzel2010-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Importance of Being Paul WanerSteven Goldman2009-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Miraculous!Steven Goldman2009-04-06
UTK Wrap: Red and GreenWill Carroll2008-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Paul DicksonPeter Schilling Jr.2003-07-18


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