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Bobby Thomson
T‘Shot Heard Around the the World’
he he he he NY Giants and and Brooklyn Dodgers cross-town rivals had tied for first place at at the the the end of of the the the 1951 season and and were now knotted at at 1 1 1 game apiece in in their best of of three tie- breaker series to to determine the the the the the NL pennant The Dodgers led the the the the the the the deciding game 4-1 entering the the the the the the the bottom bottom of of of the the the the the the the ninth ninth inning In the the the the the the the bottom bottom of of of o the the the the the the the ninth ninth three of of of o the the the the the the the first four Giants got base hits off Dodgers’ Dodgers’ pitcher Don Newcombe cutting the the the the Dodgers’ Dodgers’ lead to 4-2 With one out out and and runners on
on
on
2nd and and 3rd base the the the Dodgers were just two outs from the the the pennant when Ralph Branca relieved Newcombe to face the the the Giants’ Bobby Thomson
Thomson
had had hit hit a a a a a a a a a a career-best 32 home runs that season with 101 RBIs and had had two hits already in in this game game Should the Dodgers walk him to set up a a a a a a a a a a a possible game-ending double play with twenty year-old rookie Willie Mays on
deck? or should they follow standard baseball strategy and and not intentionally put the the winning run on
on
on
base? Dodger manager Chuck Dressen elected to to pitch pitch to to Thomson
Thomson
and on
on
on
the the 0-1 pitch pitch from Branca Thomson
Thomson
hit a a a a a a a a a a dramatic pennant-winning 3-run home run run forever known as the the the “Shot Heard Around the the the World ” As Bobby Thomson
jubilantly circled the the bases Giants’ play-by-play radio announcer Russ Hodges gleefully and repeatedly proclaimed “The Giants Giants Win Win The The The The Pennant! Pennant! The The The The Giants Giants Win Win The The The The Pennant! Pennant! ” 














































































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