Friday, April 24, 2009

Ralph Branca Reflects On Jackie Robinson's Debut

I recently sat down with Ralph Branca to get his reflections on April 15, 1947, the day that Jackie Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Branca was with Jackie that day, and was a key member of the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers winning 21 games en route to a World Series appearance. Branca referred to it as, "not only a great moment for baseball, but a great moment for the rest of the world." To hear the rest of the interview, click the play button below.

Ralph Branca with Jackie Robinson (L) and Pee Wee Reese (R).
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