The Giants Win the Pennant! the Giants Win the Pennant!: The Amazing 1951 National Leauge Season and the Home Run that Won it All

The Giants Win the Pennant! the Giants Win the Pennant!: The Amazing 1951 National Leauge Season and the Home Run that Won it All

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The Giants Win the Pennant! the Giants Win the Pennant!: The Amazing 1951 National Leauge Season and the Home Run that Won it All by Bobby Thompson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806523002
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Prologue7
Bobby--A Home Run on the Shelf13
The Race--1919-1947 Putting the Pieces in Place20
Bobby--Jersey City, Jackie, and the Giants30
The Race--1948 Leo's Big Switch38
Bobby--Journey to the Big Leagues46
The Race--1948-1949 Back Up the Truck54
Bobby--The Early Years63
The Race--1950, the Rivalry, and Charley Dressen69
Bobby--Winkie83
The Race--1951 (April 17-April 30) Stumbling Out of the Gate87
Bobby--The Giants of 195197
The Race--1951 (May 1-May 31) A Pressing Need for a Kid Named Mays101
Bobby--Leaving New York117
The Race--1951 (June 1-July 31) The Dodgers Make Their Move127
Bobby--Third Base and a New Stance140
The Race--1951 (August 1-August 31) The Lead and the Winning Streak144
Bobby--Some Odds and Ends157
The Race--1951 (August-September) Behind the Scenes160
The Race--1951 (September 1-September 15) September Showdown173
The Race--1951 (September 16-September 29) The Final Two Weeks187
Bobby--The Final Years209
The Race--1951 (September 30) On to the Playoffs212
The Race--1951 (October 1-October 2) The First Two Games218
Bobby--One Game to Go228
The Race--The Moment of Truth231
The Race--The Giants Win the Pennant252
Bobby--Thomson's Finest Hour259
The Race--Epilogue269
Bobby--Closing the Book279
Afterword281
A Note About the Controversy285

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