The Museum will host a ballpark dinner and screening of Branca’s Pitch, a documentary about former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca and how he coped with the infamy of throwing the pitch that Bobby Thomson hit for the famed “Shot Heard Round the World” in the 1951 playoffs. Ralph Branca and filmmaker Andrew Muscato will be on hand for a discussion following the screening.
Branca bore witness and participated in two of the most significant events in baseball – he was a teammate of Jackie Robinson in 1947 when he broke the color barrier, and also threw the aforementioned pitch to Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants, in perhaps the most famous home run in baseball history.
Event is from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. To RSVP: (973) 655-2378.