Islanders on the precipice of washing away 23 years of ugly

Eventually, the Islanders are going to find their Rob Carpenter, their Bob Nevin, their Bobby Thomson. Sooner or later, there will be deliverance, and the drought will be over and done with, the millstone around the franchise’s neck will be removed and tossed into the East River. Maybe it will be John Tavares. Maybe it...
Via New York Post
16 days ago

Buster Posey out of Giants lineup for second consecutive day

DENVER – Make no mistake, catcher Buster Posey is the most irreplaceable player on the Giants roster. But when your backup backstop is coming off a two-homer game, worked well behind the plate with a pitcher in transition and is invoking names like Kevin Mitchell and Bobby Thomson, well, it’s easier to give Posey a break when he needs it. Posey’s bruised right foot still needs...
Via Giants Extra
22 days ago

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

The Millionth Run

Baseball is a game marked by milestones of achievement—3,000 hits in a career, 100 RBI in a season, 300 pitching victories in a career. It’s also a game marked by milestones reached when opportunity meets happenstance. Players attain an illustrious position in the annals of baseball history simply by being in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong...
Via The Sports Post
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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
November 13, 2014  |  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 years and 13 days...
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...
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

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...
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
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