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The Home Run Heard 'Round the World: The Dramatic Story of the 1951 Giants-Dodgers Pennant Race
Author:Ray Robinson, Bob Costas
Retail Price:$12.95
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Pages:256
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Dimensions:6 1/8 x 9 1/4
ISBN:0486480585
EAN:978-0-486-48058-9
UPC:8-00759-48058-6
"The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" On October 3, 1951, broadcaster Russ Hodges alerted the world to the New York Giants' incredible come-from-behind triumph over their crosstown rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers, in the National League playoffs. A three-run homer in the ninth inning off the bat of Bobby Thomson sealed the Giants' victory, bringing a memorable end to one of the most exciting pennant races in major league history.
Sports historian Ray Robinson examines the circumstances surrounding this unforgettable moment, in a narrative packed with suspense, nostalgia, and insightful anecdotes about legendary players. A cast of larger-than-life characters includes the Giants' controversial manager, Leo Durocher, brawler Eddie Stanky, Sal "The Barber" Maglie, and sensational rookie Willie Mays, in addition to the Dodgers' famed Boys of Summer lineup. This edition features 16 pages of photos and a brief Preface by Bob Costas. "Thrilling … this book is a winner." — Library Journal.
Reprint of the Harper Collins, New York, 1991 edition.

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