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Bobby Thomsons Home Run The single most dramatic moment in American sports history: Bobby Thomson's home run that won the 1951 National League pennant for the New York Giants. The Giants had trailed the Brooklyn Dodgers by 13.5 games in August, but they won 38 of their last 44 games to finish tied with the Dodgers at the end of the season. A three-game playoff was needed to settle matters. The Giants and Dodgers split the first two games. The Dodgers were leading the deciding game 4-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth. The Giants scored a run and had two men on base with one out. Bobby Thomson came to bat...
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Added: 6th January 2008
Views: 1969
Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-01-06 
I love watching the fans, nobody beats New Yorkers when it comes to their exuberance!!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-01-08 
Nobody knows who has the home run ball. According to an expert from the Antiques ROadshow, if it could be absolutely authenticated (which is virtually impossible) it would wasily sell for over $1 million at a sports memorabilia auction.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-06-16 
People forget that Bobby Thomson personally redeemed himself in this game. Earlier in that game Thomson had made an error and committed a ridiculous baserunning gaffe that took the Giants out of an inning.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-09-05 
Who would have thought that just six years later both the Giants and Dodgers would leave town?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2010-08-17 
It is reported that Bobby Thomson died on August 16, 2010 at his home in Georgia. He was 86 years old.
Posted by: Cliffy on 2010-08-18 
He had a great run, in this game and in life!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2012-07-10 
A couple of months ago I read an excellent book titled Miracle Ball. the author Brian Biegel tries to track down Bobby Thomson's home run ball. He establishes an interesting (although unproven) theory about who got the ball and why it remained a secret. I highly recommend it.
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