The Giants Win the Pennant! the Giants Win the Pennant!

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It's been called "The Shot Heard Round the World," the miracle home run hit by Bobby Thomson that won the National League pennant for the Giants -- and is considered one of the most dramatic moments in baseball history. Now, in his own words, Bobby Thomson tells the complete story of that incredible event with fascinating details only he can provide.

Here too is the story of one of the greatest pennant races of all time. For players and fans alike, the Giant-Dodger rivalry was ...

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Overview

It's been called "The Shot Heard Round the World," the miracle home run hit by Bobby Thomson that won the National League pennant for the Giants -- and is considered one of the most dramatic moments in baseball history. Now, in his own words, Bobby Thomson tells the complete story of that incredible event with fascinating details only he can provide.

Here too is the story of one of the greatest pennant races of all time. For players and fans alike, the Giant-Dodger rivalry was war -- and the showdown at the Polo Grounds was the final battle. It would all come down to the last inning of the last game when Thomson walked to the plate with words of Giant manager Leo Durocher ringing in his ears: "Bobby, if you ever hit one, hit one now."

With reflections of such Dodger and Giant greats as Alvin Dark, Monty Irvin, Whitey Lockman, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, and Don Newcombe, and with penetrating analysis of the sign-stealing controversy, The Giants Win The Pennant! The Giants Win The Pennant! transports you back to a golden era of baseball -- and into the hearts and minds of the heroes whose unmatched glory will always be remembered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821737224
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/1/1992
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 431

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Prologue 7
Bobby--A Home Run on the Shelf 13
The Race--1919-1947 Putting the Pieces in Place 20
Bobby--Jersey City, Jackie, and the Giants 30
The Race--1948 Leo's Big Switch 38
Bobby--Journey to the Big Leagues 46
The Race--1948-1949 Back Up the Truck 54
Bobby--The Early Years 63
The Race--1950, the Rivalry, and Charley Dressen 69
Bobby--Winkie 83
The Race--1951 (April 17-April 30) Stumbling Out of the Gate 87
Bobby--The Giants of 1951 97
The Race--1951 (May 1-May 31) A Pressing Need for a Kid Named Mays 101
Bobby--Leaving New York 117
The Race--1951 (June 1-July 31) The Dodgers Make Their Move 127
Bobby--Third Base and a New Stance 140
The Race--1951 (August 1-August 31) The Lead and the Winning Streak 144
Bobby--Some Odds and Ends 157
The Race--1951 (August-September) Behind the Scenes 160
The Race--1951 (September 1-September 15) September Showdown 173
The Race--1951 (September 16-September 29) The Final Two Weeks 187
Bobby--The Final Years 209
The Race--1951 (September 30) On to the Playoffs 212
The Race--1951 (October 1-October 2) The First Two Games 218
Bobby--One Game to Go 228
The Race--The Moment of Truth 231
The Race--The Giants Win the Pennant 252
Bobby--Thomson's Finest Hour 259
The Race--Epilogue 269
Bobby--Closing the Book 279
Afterword 281
A Note About the Controversy 285
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