San Francisco Giants: Top 5 moments in franchise history
3. San Francisco won the 1951 NL pennant after a walk-off home run by Bobby Thomson
Perhaps this is a stretch as it was over 60 years ago, but the unforgettable call of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” was a spotlight in baseball history. Arguably the greatest call in sports, Russ Hodges’ words are mind numbing:
“There’s a long drive … it’s gonna be, I believe … The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Bobby Thomson hits into the lower deck of the left-field stands! The Giants win the pennant and they’re goin’ crazy, they’re goin’ crazy!
I don’t believe it! I don’t believe it! I do not believe it! Bobby Thomson hit a line drive into the lower deck of the left-field stands and this blame place is goin’ crazy! The Giants! Horace Stoneham has got a winner! The Giants won it by a score of 5 to 4, and they’re pickin’ Bobby Thomson up, and carryin’ him off the field!”
Where were you when…
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