Ralph Branca is a good sport. And he was a great athlete too. Branca was the pitcher who gave up the game-winning home run known as "The Shot Heard Round the World" to Bobby Thompson, causing his Brooklyn Dodgers to lose the pennant to their rivals, the New York Giants, in 1951. But filmmaker Andrew J. Muscato has made a documentary called Branca's Pitch, following the former pitcher's modern-day attempt to write a memoir telling his side of the story, restoring his legacy as the stellar ball player he was. (There are also allegations that the Giants cheated.) See the film Thursday at the Avon Theatre, followed by a Q&A with Muscato, local baseball hero Bobby Valentine and Ralph Branca himself.
The Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford. Thu., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. $10-$20. (203) 661-0321. avontheatre.org