Originally written on The Baseball Page  |  Last updated 10/20/14
  NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - "Branca throws. There's a long fly. It's gonna be I believe... THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!" So many things came together that day in New York's Polo Grounds to make Russ Hodges' radio play-by-play and film ofBobby Thomson's pennant clinching home run arguably the most dramatic moment in sports history. It was the perfect storm; A New York Giants comeback from 13½games down in August, a Brooklyn Dodgers' collapse, the third game of a best of three playoff to decide the pennant, the Giants' last chance in the bottom of the 9th down 4-2, two men on, one out. Second baseman Bobby Thomson with an 0-1 count. The next pitch he put in the left field seats. Oh, and there's the little thing about stealing signs from center field with a telescope, but that's another story. Bobby Thomson hitting a home run wasn't so unusual. He hit 32 of them in 1951, 264 in a 1...
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