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