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Portrait of Ralph Branca

Ralph Branca PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
12 1484 88 68 19 829 3.79
Birth Date1-6-1926
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1944 BRO 18 21 1 44.7 0.0 0.0 0 2 1 0 0 0 214 46 36 35 2 0 32 32 5 16 7.05 4.88 0.00 0.0 0.0
1945 BRO 19 16 15 109.7 0.0 0.0 5 6 1 0 0 0 476 73 44 37 4 0 79 79 0 69 3.04 4.01 0.00 0.0 0.0
1946 BRO 20 24 10 67.3 0.0 0.0 3 1 3 0 0 0 297 62 34 29 4 0 41 41 0 42 3.88 3.67 0.00 0.0 0.0
1947 BRO 21 43 36 280.0 0.0 0.0 21 12 1 0 0 0 1158 251 100 83 22 0 98 98 6 148 2.67 3.65 0.00 0.0 0.0
1948 BRO 22 36 28 215.7 0.0 0.0 14 9 1 0 0 0 905 189 93 84 24 0 80 80 4 122 3.51 4.05 0.00 0.0 0.0
1949 BRO 23 34 27 186.7 0.0 0.0 13 5 1 0 0 0 813 181 100 91 21 0 91 91 2 109 4.39 4.32 0.00 0.0 0.0
1950 BRO 24 43 15 142.0 94.3 47.7 7 9 7 1 5 3 621 152 80 74 24 258 55 55 0 100 4.69 4.41 4.99 14.6 1.2
1951 BRO 25 42 27 204.0 176.3 27.7 13 12 3 3 16 1 858 180 81 74 19 265 85 85 3 118 3.26 3.73 4.05 29.1 2.5
1952 BRO 26 16 7 61.0 38.0 23.0 4 2 0 1 3 1 251 52 29 26 8 90 21 21 4 26 3.84 4.50 5.36 -0.7 -0.2
1953 BRO 27 7 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 15 12 12 4 28 5 5 2 5 9.82 8.34 10.69 -4.5 -0.5
1953 DET 27 17 14 102.0 98.7 3.3 4 7 1 1 7 2 435 98 55 47 7 146 31 31 2 50 4.15 3.45 4.12 11.0 0.8
1954 DET 28 17 5 45.3 18.7 26.7 3 3 0 1 1 0 227 63 33 29 10 107 30 30 2 15 5.76 6.70 7.12 -7.3 -0.8
1954 NYA 28 5 3 12.7 10.7 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 61 9 5 4 0 11 13 13 1 7 2.84 4.59 4.39 2.1 0.2
1956 BRO 30 1 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 0.00 3.23 2.63 0.5 0.1
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Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1944 BRO MLB 21 1 44.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1945 BRO MLB 16 15 109.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .213 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 BRO MLB 24 10 67.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1947 BRO MLB 43 36 280.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 BRO MLB 36 28 215.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 BRO MLB 34 27 186.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 BRO MLB 43 15 142.0 4.99 104 .265 .257 .328 .393 .259 .290 109 12.2 1.2 14.6 1.2
1951 BRO MLB 42 27 204.0 4.05 114 .244 .258 .328 .391 .268 .254 105 30.1 3.1 29.1 2.5
1952 BRO MLB 16 7 61.0 5.36 78 .265 .247 .314 .362 .263 .229 105 -0.6 -0.1 -0.7 -0.2
1953 BRO MLB 7 0 11.0 10.69 -15 .356 .261 .328 .404 .269 .314 101 -4.5 -0.5 -4.5 -0.5
1953 DET MLB 17 14 102.0 4.12 113 .248 .263 .328 .379 .261 .265 105 13.2 1.3 11.0 0.8
1954 DET MLB 17 5 45.3 7.12 30 .339 .255 .328 .373 .255 .312 99 -9.2 -1.0 -7.3 -0.8
1954 NYA MLB 5 3 12.7 4.39 88 .267 .258 .338 .358 .253 .225 93 0.8 0.1 2.1 0.2
1956 BRO MLB 1 0 2.0 2.63 143 .211 .246 .295 .395 .244 .200 107 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1944 BRO MLB 0 2 1 21 1 44.7 46 32 16 2 0% .277 9.3 6.4 0.4 3.2 1.75 7.05 0.0 0.0
1945 BRO MLB 5 6 1 16 15 109.7 73 79 69 4 0% .213 6.0 6.5 0.3 5.7 1.39 3.04 0.0 0.0
1946 BRO MLB 3 1 3 24 10 67.3 62 41 42 4 0% .276 8.3 5.5 0.5 5.6 1.53 3.88 0.0 0.0
1947 BRO MLB 21 12 1 43 36 280.0 251 98 148 22 0% .259 8.1 3.1 0.7 4.8 1.25 2.67 0.0 0.0
1948 BRO MLB 14 9 1 36 28 215.7 189 80 122 24 0% .244 7.9 3.3 1.0 5.1 1.25 3.51 0.0 0.0
1949 BRO MLB 13 5 1 34 27 186.7 181 91 109 21 0% .271 8.7 4.4 1.0 5.3 1.46 4.39 0.0 0.0
1950 BRO MLB 7 9 7 43 15 142.0 152 55 100 24 38% .290 9.6 3.5 1.5 6.3 1.46 4.69 14.6 1.2
1951 BRO MLB 13 12 3 42 27 204.0 180 85 118 19 37% .254 7.9 3.8 0.8 5.2 1.30 3.26 29.1 2.5
1952 BRO MLB 4 2 0 16 7 61.0 52 21 26 8 42% .229 7.7 3.1 1.2 3.8 1.20 3.84 -0.7 -0.2
1953 DET MLB 4 7 1 17 14 102.0 98 31 50 7 46% .265 8.6 2.7 0.6 4.4 1.26 4.15 11.0 0.8
1953 BRO MLB 0 0 0 7 0 11.0 15 5 5 4 21% .314 12.3 4.1 3.3 4.1 1.82 9.82 -4.5 -0.5
1954 DET MLB 3 3 0 17 5 45.3 63 30 15 10 41% .312 12.5 6.0 2.0 3.0 2.05 5.76 -7.3 -0.8
1954 NYA MLB 1 0 0 5 3 12.7 9 13 7 0 39% .225 6.4 9.2 0.0 5.0 1.74 2.84 2.1 0.2
1956 BRO MLB 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 1 2 2 0 40% .200 4.5 9.0 0.0 9.0 1.50 0.00 0.5 0.1

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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

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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