Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

Posts from — November 2016

Memories of the Game: Ralph Branca, pitcher who gave up historic home run, dies at 90


  • Ralph Branca: Here’s Marty’s interview with Ralph Branca from September 2013 talking about his new book: – A Moment in Time: An American Story of Baseball, Heartbreak, and Grace.

Branca gave up a three-run home run to Bobby Thomson — “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” — at the Polo Grounds, giving the Giants a 5-4 victory and the NL pennant... “But the GIANTS CHEATED!!” (Ralph probably wanted me to add that). RIP Ralph

He died early Wednesday morning at the age of 90.


November 23, 2016   No Comments