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Jackie Robinson Teammate Ralph Branca Attends Pelham Tribute

All Star pitcher and Jackie Robinson teammate will appear Tuesday night in Pelham at a tribute to the man who broke the color barrier in pro baseball.
All Star pitcher and Jackie Robinson teammate will appear Tuesday night in Pelham at a tribute to the man who broke the color barrier in pro baseball. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons user Anthony

PELHAM, N.Y. - All Star pitcher Ralph Branca  will attend a tribute to his old friend and teammate Jackie Robinson in Pelham Tuesday evening with county executive Robert P. Astorino at a showing of the Robinson biopic '42'.

Branca, a Mount Vernon native, is a three-time All Star pitcher and a former Dodgers teammate and friend of Robinson. When Robinson made his debut in 1947, Branca stood next to him when players on the opposing team refused to take the field.  He is the only surviving member of that team.

The tribute will be held following a 6:30 p.m. screening of ‘42’ at The Picture House, at 175 Wolfs Lane in  Pelham.

For more information, visit The Picture House website .

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