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.