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The Resource A moment in time : an American story of baseball, heartbreak, and grace, Ralph Branca with David Ritz

A moment in time : an American story of baseball, heartbreak, and grace, Ralph Branca with David Ritz

Label
A moment in time : an American story of baseball, heartbreak, and grace
Title
A moment in time
Title remainder
an American story of baseball, heartbreak, and grace
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Branca with David Ritz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ralph Branca is best known for throwing the pitch that resulted in Bobby Thomson's "shot heard 'round the world," the historic home run that capped an incredible comeback and won the pennant for the New York Giants in 1951. Branca was on the losing end of one of baseball's most thrilling moments, but that notoriety belies a profoundly successful life and career. A Moment in Time details the remarkable story of a man who could have been destroyed by a supreme professional embarrassment--but wasn't. Branca came up as a young phenom, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers during their heyday, the late 1940s. ... [It] offers a rare first-person perspective on the golden era of baseball, opening a window on a world populated by legendary characters such as Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, and Walter O'Malley"--
Assigning source
From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Branca, Ralph
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.B7174
LC item number
B73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ritz, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Branca, Ralph
  • Baseball players
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
Label
A moment in time : an American story of baseball, heartbreak, and grace, Ralph Branca with David Ritz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Ladies' Day -- League of Nations -- Teenage tryouts -- Teenage rookie -- The Lip -- El Cheapo -- The year that changed the world -- The buildup -- "Polka dots and moonbeams" -- In the year of our Lord, Nineteen-hundred Fifty-one -- In the year of our Lord, Nineteen-hundred Fifty-one, the month of September -- In the year of our Lord, Nineteen-hundred Fifty-one, the month of October -- The white handkerchief -- The Coca-Cola catastrophe -- One Wollensak telescope -- How sweet it is -- The stigma -- Hellos and good-byes -- Improbably friendship -- January 31, 2001 -- A moment in time
Control code
ocn707328032
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 223 p.
Isbn
9781451636871
Lccn
2011019549
Note
Gift of Neil Genzlinger.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)707328032
Label
A moment in time : an American story of baseball, heartbreak, and grace, Ralph Branca with David Ritz
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Ladies' Day -- League of Nations -- Teenage tryouts -- Teenage rookie -- The Lip -- El Cheapo -- The year that changed the world -- The buildup -- "Polka dots and moonbeams" -- In the year of our Lord, Nineteen-hundred Fifty-one -- In the year of our Lord, Nineteen-hundred Fifty-one, the month of September -- In the year of our Lord, Nineteen-hundred Fifty-one, the month of October -- The white handkerchief -- The Coca-Cola catastrophe -- One Wollensak telescope -- How sweet it is -- The stigma -- Hellos and good-byes -- Improbably friendship -- January 31, 2001 -- A moment in time
Control code
ocn707328032
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 223 p.
Isbn
9781451636871
Lccn
2011019549
Note
Gift of Neil Genzlinger.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)707328032

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