Ralph Branca, left, was among the first to embrace Jackie Robinson after the Hall of Famer broke baseball’s color barrier when he signed with the Dodgers in 1947.
Ralph Branca, left, was among the first to embrace Jackie Robinson after the Hall of Famer broke baseball’s color barrier when he signed with the Dodgers in 1947. Jacob Harris Associated Press file
Ralph Branca, left, was among the first to embrace Jackie Robinson after the Hall of Famer broke baseball’s color barrier when he signed with the Dodgers in 1947. Jacob Harris Associated Press file

Ralph Branca was much more than the man who gave up ‘The Shot Heard ’Round the World’

November 23, 2016 05:10 PM