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Brooklyn Dodgers

All Time Team

Ralph Branca

Most famous for tossing the pitch that Bobby Thomson delivered over the left field wall to send Giants fans into delirium in 1951--immortalized as the "shot heard round the world," accompanied with Russ Hodges frenzied "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"

Branca had had some success previously, winning 21 games in 1947. Before that 1951 playoff, Branca laughed at superstitions--wearing number 13 and posing with black cats. But that only gave credence to these superstitions, and Branca only won 12 more games after that fateful day.


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Manager Walter Alston
First Baseman Gil Hodges
Second Baseman Jackie Robinson
Third Baseman Ron Cey
Shortstop Pee Wee Reese
Left Fielder Tommy Davis
Center Fielder Duke Snider
Right Fielder Shawn Green
Catcher Roy Campanella
RH Pitcher Don Drysdale
LH Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Closer Ron Perranoski

Dusty Baker, Adrian Beltre, Milton Bradley, Ralph Branca, Jim Brewer, Kevin Brown, Jeromy Burnitz, Brett Butler, Dolf Camilli, Alex Cora, Willie Davis, J.D. Drew, Juan Encarnacion, Andre Ethier, Ron Fairly, Steve Finley, Rafael Furcal, Carl Furillo, Eric Gagne, Nomar Garciaparra, Steve Garvey, Kirk Gibson, Jim Gilliam, Luis Gonzalez, Burleigh Grimes, Pedro Guerrero, Babe Herman, Jose Hernandez, Orel Hershiser, Kazuhisa Ishii, Cesar Izturis, Tommy John, Brian Jordan, Eric Karros, Willie Keeler, Joe Kelley, Jeff Kent, Clem Labine, Cookie Lavagetto, Jose Lima, Paul Lo Duca, James Loney, Davey Lopes, Al Lopez, Derek Lowe, Russell Martin, Ramon Martinez, Andy Messersmith, Raul Mondesi, Wally Moon, Mike Morgan, Don Newcombe, Hideo Nomo, Lefty O'Doul, Claude Osteen, Andy Pafko, Chan Ho Park, Brad Penny, Odalis Perez, Mike Piazza, Johnny Podres, Manny Ramirez, Dave Roberts, Wilbert Robinson, John Roseboro, Takashi Saito, Steve Sax, Mike Scioscia, Jimmy Sheckard, Gary Sheffield, Reggie Smith, Don Sutton, Fernando Valenzuela, Dazzy Vance, Dixie Walker, Jayson Werth, Zach Wheat, Maury Wills

Orbitz

Red Barber, Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda, Branch Rickey

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