STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Avon Theatre will show "Branca's Pitch," a documentary film that follows former Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Ralph Branca on his journey to pen a memoir about his baseball career, on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.
A Q&A with the filmmaker, Bobby Valentine and Ralph Branca will directly follow the film.
In the film, Branca enlists the help of ghostwriter David Ritz, and an unlikely friendship forms. Their exchanges are both endearing and humorous as Branca begins to trust Ritz with not only righting his legacy but also sharing a secret held for more than 50 years.
Branca became infamous for losing the 1951 National League Pennant to the New York Giants by giving up the game winning home run termed “The Shot Heard Round the World.”
For tickets, call the business office during daytime hours at 203-661-0321, or the box office during showtimes at 203-967-3660 Ext. 2.
The Avon Theatre is a member-supported and nonprofit dedicated to presenting films and special events to the community.