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A first-hand account of the golden era of baseball from Jackie Robinsons friend, former teammate and featured player in the 2013 biopic 42. Ralph Branca is best known for throwing the pitch that resulted in Bobby Thomsons Shot Heard Round the World, the historic home run that capped an incredible comeback and won the pennant for the New York Giants in 1951. Branca was on the losing end of what many consider to be baseballs most thrilling moment, but that notoriety belies a profoundly successful life and career. A Moment in Time details the remarkable story of a man who could have been destroyed by a supreme professional embarrassment—but wasnt. Branca came up as a young phenom, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers during their heyday. He was a staple of the Dodgers teams in the late 1940s, dominating the National League.



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