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Flashback: Bobby Thomson helps the Giants win the pennant

When a home run is commonly known by a nickname, you know it was huge.This one is known simply as "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" -- and it is arguably the most famous homer in major-league history.On Oct. 3, 1951, New York Giants slugger Bobby Thomson hit a walk-off, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers and clinch the NL pennant.Thomson...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

This Travis Ishikawa, ‘Shot Heard ‘Round The World’ Mashup Is Awesome (Video)

On Oct. 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson’s helped the San Francisco Giants win the pennant with his “Shot Heard ‘Round the World.” On Thursday night, Travis Ishikawa did pretty much the exact same thing. Ishikawa’s walk-off, three-run home run gave the Giants a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals and vaulted them into the World Series, 63 years and 13 days after Thomson’s blast...
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Ishikawa’s homer gets the Bobby Thomson treatment

When Travis Ishikawa hit his walk off homer against the Cardinals on Thursday night, the first play that many fans thought of was Bobby Thomson’s pennant-winning homer in 1951 for the Giants. Joe Buck paid homage to Russ Hodges’ call of the play, and many thought Buck absolutely nailed it. one-upped Buck, however – they took the audio of Hodges’ call and laid it...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

BRAVES BANTER: did home run villains steal signs?

By Dan Schlossberg LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Ask Ralph Branca about Bobby Thomson and he says, “He knew I knew he knew.” Branca, still sharp as a tack at age 89, made the comment Wednesday at the Yogi Berra Museum after a screening of the new documentary Branca’s Pitch. Ralph Branca wrote a revealing book about October 3, 1951 That pitch resulted in “the Shot Heard ‘Round the...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Mays Goes Out as a Met

Willie Mays ended his career where he began it. New York City. His was a career of milestones. As a rookie, Willie Mays was a witness to history. On Oct. 3, 1951, he was in the New York Giants on-deck circle when Bobby Thomson hit the Shot Heard ‘Round the World. In the 1954 World Series, he made his famous catch of a Vic Wertz fly ball while sprinting toward the Center Field...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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