Christine CorradoNov 24, 2016, 9:29 pmNov 28, 2016, 6:55 pm

Tributes pour in for late Brooklyn Dodger, Mt. Vernon resident Ralph Branca

Daughter shares her memories of growing up with 3-time all-star

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Family and friends and the baseball world remembered Ralph Branca this Thanksgiving.

The former Brooklyn Dodger great and Mount Vernon, New York resident passed away Wednesday at the age of 90.

Branca, was a fixture in the Brooklyn Dodgers rotation, with three all-star appearances in 11 seasons.

His daughter, Patti Branca-Barnes says the phone hasn’t stopped ringing since news was announced her dad had passed away.

Tributes continue to pour in for Branca who gave up the biggest homer run in the history to Bobby Thompson giving the Giants the pennant in 1951, forever known as the "shot heard round the world"

She says her dad dealt with his fate with dignity, and had his share of winnings, too, with three all-star appearances in 11 seasons. More importantly Ralph Branca never forgot his roots in the community even when his career ended

A wake for Branca will be Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home in Rye. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Church in Rye. He'll be laid to rest at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.

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