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Longtime MLB player, manager Alvin Dark dies at 92

EASLEY, S.C. (AP) Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark has died. He was 92. The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina, said Dark died Thursday at his home. Dark, the 1948 major league Rookie of the Year and a three-time All-Star, played and managed World Series champions. In 1951, Dark began one of the greatest rallies in baseball history with a leadoff single...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen to Russ Hodges call Ishikawa's home run for Giants

On Oct. 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson helped the Giants win the National League pennant with his "Shot Heard 'Round the World." On Thursday night, Travis Ishikawa pretty much did the exact same thing. Ishikawa's walk-off three-run homer gave the San Francisco Giants a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS and vaulted them into the World Series, 63...
Via Fox Sports
October 18, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
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. MLB.com one-upped Buck, however – they took the audio of Hodges’ call and laid it...
Via Awful Announcing
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Amazin’ Moments: Willie Comes Home

As we all know, the Mets were created fill the gap left after the departure of the Giants and the Dodgers from the city of New York following the 1957 season. In the four year period before the advent of the Amazin’s, Gotham’s National League fans were left to follow their teams as best they could from afar (remember, no cable TV at this time nor webcasts, and radio coverage...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson Out, Bobby Green In Against Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 12

On Friday, LeBron James announced he’s returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wait up, I’m talking about the wrong “King”… What I meant to write was, an undisclosed injury has forced Michael Johnson out of his UFC on FOX 12 fight against Josh Thomson. Bobby “King” Green (pictured) as agreed to serve as substitute on July 26. Green was originally slated to face Abel Trujillo...
Via 5thRound.com
July 11, 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...
Via TopSportsReport
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...
Via The Sports Post
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Russ Hodges’ broadcast of Bobby Thomson’s home run is the most famous call in Major League Baseball’s long history. On August 11, 1951, the Dodgers held an insurmountable 13 game lead over their arch enemies. Down the stretch Brooklyn played well, 26-22. The Giants, however, were a team possessed. They went 37-7 and New...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Andy Pafko, 4-time MLB All-Star, dies at 92

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Andy Pafko, a four-time All-Star who played on the last Chicago Cubs team to reach the World Series and was the famously forlorn outfielder who watched Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" sail over the left-field wall during the 1951 National League playoff, has died. He was 92. Pafko died Tuesday of apparent natural causes at a nursing...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Four-time MLB All-Star Pafko dies

Andy Pafko, a four-time All-Star who played on the last Chicago Cubs team to reach the World Series and was the famously forlorn outfielder who watched Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" sail over the left-field wall during the 1951 National League playoff, has died. He was 92. Pafko died Tuesday of apparent natural causes at a nursing home in Stevensville...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

10 moments in the intense Giants-Dodgers rivalry

The Giants and Dodgers - and their fans - have one of the longest and most passionate rivalries in American sport. Here are 10 moments in that rivalry. - April 27, 1891 - The two franchises meet for the first time as National League rivals; the New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, 6-5. - July 12, 1938 - Brooklyn Dodgers fan Robert Joyce shoots and kills a fellow bar patron...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Conley to be inducted to Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll

Gene Conley, a World Series Champion with the 1957 Milwaukee Braves team, will be inducted into the Braves Honor Roll at Miller Park on Monday, May 6 at noon, the Milwaukee Brewers and announced on Friday. Conley went 42-43 with a 3.56 ERA in his five seasons from 1954 to 1958 with the Braves, finishing his 11-year MLB career with three All-Star appearances and a 3.82 ERA. Aside...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Mysterious and Magical Mets Moments: Willie Comes Home

As we all know, the Mets were created fill the gap left after the departure of the Giants and the Dodgers from the city of New York following the 1957 season. In the four year period before the advent of the Amazin’s, Gotham’s National League fans were left to follow their teams as best they could from afar (remember, no cable TV at this time nor webcasts, and radio coverage...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Baseball’s Longest Day

I was introduced to Major League baseball, like millions of my generation, by my dad, an inveterate fan of the New York Giants. Time upon end, I heard wondrous tales of the 1951 miracle pennant chase with the hated Bums of Brooklyn, beating them in the playoffs with the three run homer hit by Bobby Thomson off of Ralph Branca, forever known as “The Shot heard round the World....
Via Razzball
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Baseball’s Longest Day

I was introduced to Major League baseball, like millions of my generation, by my dad, an inveterate fan of the New York Giants. Time upon end, I heard wondrous tales of the 1951 miracle pennant chase with the hated Bums of Brooklyn, beating them in the playoffs with the three run homer hit by Bobby Thomson off of Ralph Branca, forever known as “The Shot heard round the World....
Via Razzball
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss
MEGA-MEMORABILIA

'Shot Heard 'Round The World' cap sold

The cap Bobby Thompson was wearing when he hit the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," a walk-off home run that clinched the pennant in 1951 for the New York Giants, sold for $173,102 at auction.

Via Los That Sports Blog
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Ruth, Thomson items among those on auction block

The earliest known jersey worn by Babe Ruth, his 1930s Yankees cap owned by former major league pitcher David Wells, and former All-Star Dmitri Young's baseball card collection are among the items hitting the auction block starting Monday. The Ruth jersey is expected to fetch in the seven figures, according to Laguna Niguel, Calif.,-based SCP Auctions. The circa-1920s New York...
Via AP on Fox
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Five Minutes with Ralph Branca

Ralph Branca’s career deserves to be defined beyond just one pitch. The star-crossed Brooklyn Dodger played 11 big-league season, was a 20-game winner and was a three-time all-star. Sixty-one years after throwing one of the most infamous pitches in baseball history, the 86-year-old reminisced about his career during a visit to Fenway Park. —— David Laurila: Most people know...
Via Fangraphs
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Thomson cap for famous HR up for auction

The cap Bobby Thomson wore for his famed ''Shot Heard `Round the World'' is being put up for auction. SCP Auctions said Wednesday it will take bids from April 30 until May 19. Thomson's three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning for the New York Giants won the deciding third game of a 1951 playoff for the National League pennant. His drive off Ralph Branca...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Giants star Don Mueller dies

Don Mueller, a two-time All-Star whose hit helped set up Bobby Thomson's famed home run that won the 1951 NL pennant playoff, has died. He was 84. The funeral home handling the arrangements said Friday that Mueller died Wednesday in suburban St. Louis. Mueller was a career .296 hitter in 10 years with the New York Giants and two seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The outfielder...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Former Giants star Mueller dies, got key 1951 hit

Don Mueller, a two-time All-Star whose hit helped set up Bobby Thomson's famed home run that won the 1951 NL pennant playoff, has died. He was 84. The funeral home handling the arrangements said Friday that Mueller died Wednesday in suburban St. Louis. Mueller was a career .296 hitter in 10 years with the New York Giants and two seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The outfielder...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss
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