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The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... is a series that examines the
athletes, coaches, front office personnel and even fans who over the
years have been blamed for either a team's failure, their individual
failure, a bad trade, a bad draft pick, or the demise of a franchise. The
shows begin by explaining why that individual or team has been
blamed over the years and then it peels away the layers between fact
and fiction and count down the Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame
them. This fast-paced series is a mix of documentary storytelling and
the entertaining elements that make countdown shows fun to watch.

The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame Ralph Branca:

1. The Giants Cheated
2. The Say Hey Kid
3. Gil Hodges' Defensive Positioning
4. Tired Arms
5. The Giants Comeback


Host: Brian Kenny
Producer: Jeff Dubinsky

Cast:
Nick Acocella . . . Himself
Marty Adler . . . Himself
Maury Allen . . . Himself
Dave Anderson . . . Himself
Buzzy Bavasi . . . Himself
Ralph Branca . . . Himself
Alvin Dark . . . Himself
Joe Dorison . . . Himself
Carl Erskine . . . Himself
Joe Gergen . . . Himself
Peter Golenbock . . . Himself
Bill Gutman . . . Himself
Ernie Harwell . . . Himself
Donald Honig . . . Himself
Monte Irvin . . . Himself
Stan Isaacs . . . Himself
Steve Jacobsen . . . Himself
Jack Lang . . . Himself
Willy Mays . . . Himself
Don Newcombe . . . Himself
Jack O'Connell . . . Himself
Tom Oliphant . . . Himself
David Pietrusza . . . Himself
Joshua Prager . . . Himself
Ray Robinson . . . Himself
Bill Rigney . . . Himself
Duke Snider . . . Himself
Steve Springer . . . Himself
Charlie Steiner . . . Himself
Bobby Thomson . . . Himself
John Thorn . . . Himself
Jules Tygiel . . . Himself
George Vecsey . . . Himself
George Will . . . Himself
Sal Yvars . . . Himself



A production of ESPN, 2005
Top Five Teasons You Can't Blame
Ralph Branca
for the Dodgers Losing the 1951Pennant
ESPN Classic
Original Airdate: November 1, 2005
You Can't Blame Ralph Branca for the Dodgers Losing the 1951 Pennant