August 18, 2010 by staff
Bobby Thompson, If you’re a baseball fan of any age, you’ve heard the legend of Bobby Thompson and the shot heard round the world. Not sure if they received MVP trophies at the time as in most of the 19.512 played for the love of the game, not the multi-million dollar salaries they pay their 17 years of age as Bryce Harper.
No, these guys “won” and no one deserves it more than Bobby Thompson, who was the star of the 1951 baseball playoffs.
In the third and deciding game of the 1951 NL playoffs, Thompson hit a two-run blast in the bottom of the ninth inning that capped, which is believed by many to be the greatest pennant race in baseball history. So .. the now famous “Shot heard round the world.”
The Giant to win the pennant! The Giant to win the pennant! The Giant to win the pennant! Wins Giant Pennant! … Listen to the most famous sports broadcasting era below.
On August 11, 1951 the Giants were 13 1 / 2 games behind the Dodgers in the standings in the National League. The Giants won 37 of their last 44 games and tied the Dodgers after the season ended.
After splitting the first two games are played the third game at the Polo Grounds on October 3, 1951. Thompson Ralph Branca facing that day and hit the 0-1 pitch on the lower deck in left field. Thompson, ironically, had hit a two run homer Branca in the first game of the series.
Giant Hall of Fame broadcaster Russ Hodges made the call dramatic homer day Thompson. His “The Giants win the Pennant” call rings through the ages. The Giants not only won the championship, which had defeated the Dodgers to fear.
On deck that day was a young rookie who hoped he would not have to come to bat. Willie Mays with the Giants went on to become the greatest player in its long history.
An image that there is a player the Dodgers remain in place to ensure that all affected people all the bases. Jackie Robinson stood firm until it was assured that the runners had played correctly. Several years later, Robinson was traded to the Giants, but left in place rather than join the hated Giants.
Bobby Thompson and Ralph Branca made many appearances together over the years and made a living from small signing autographs.
(The spelling of his real name is Bobby Thomson but for some reason many are wrong. To get this in front of the widest possible audience of people who wanted to find out information, “p” is lef tin)
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