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A Moment in Time: An American Story of Baseball, Heartbreak, and Grace by [Branca, Ralph]
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“Traber Burns has the perfect voice (crusty) and delivery (seen-it-all) for an octogenarian’s first-person story. A Moment in Time will delight not only baseball fans but those interested in the changing culture of mid-20th-century America.”
       —Library Journal [starred review]
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“Branca offers a fascinating tale of a golden age of baseball dominated by the three New York teams that included the breaking of the color barrier by Jackie Robinson. Acclaimed author Ritz maintains focus and pace without subduing Branca’s voice or personality to render a story with appeal to all sports fans.”
       —Publishers Weekly


“Traber Burns is perfect as narrator; his breezy, conversational style fits Branca’s tone and writing style. Burns comes across as passionately telling a story, not merely reading one. Fans of the era especially will appreciate Burns’s narration of the tarnished secrets of the fateful game.”
      —AudioFile

About the Author

Ralph Branca was born in 1926 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was 18 years old when he signed his professional contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1947, Branca won 21 games and lost 12 with an ERA of 2.67. He appeared in three All-Star games, and was the starting pitcher in the 1947 All-Star Game at the age of 21. Branca made two post-Season Appearances in the 1947 and 1949 World Series. He played professional baseball for twelve seasons, from 1944 to 1956, during which he won 88 games and lost 68, with a career ERA is 3.79 in 1,484 innings pitched. Branca, still active as a Chartered Life Underwriter, is a successful businessman living in Rye, New York, with his wife Ann.

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  • File Size: 2460 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (September 20, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 20, 2011
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451636911
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451636918
  • ASIN: B004T4KQPM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,441,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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