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Radio broadcaster Russ Hodges delivers what is arguably the greatest call in the history of U.S. sports. Bobby Thompson hits the game-winning home run in the 9th inning of the 7-game series, to lift the New York Giants over the rival Brooklyn Dodgers to win the pennant. Also known as the “Shot Heard ‘Round The World”.

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  1. When did Russ Hodges start saying, “The Giants WON the pennant! The Giants WON the pennant! The Giants WON the pennant!” ?????????

  2. I wasn’t born yet and this call always make happy when I hear it right now more than ever we need baseball back

  3. And to think, as Luis says, Thomson’s home run came after a stolen sign…tell you what, if the MLB revokes the Astros’ WS win, it also oughta go back and somehow take away the Giants’ pennant, right? 😉 Anyway, I also remember a playback of the homer on Bill Stern’s old b&w TV program, “You Asked For It.” Only, and I’m pretty certain of this, the camera followed the ball into the stands in LF before returning to Bobby skipping around the bases. Anyone else remember that? (I was just a kid.)

  4. I don’t think it was a best of seven series, not even a best of five, I believe it was a best of three, remember back then, there were no playoffs, the post season was the World Series only, this series was to break the tie as they had the same record after 154 games.

  5. And to think… This call would’ve been lost in time, had a local fan not tape recorded it off the radio.

  6. Not TRULY stock footage. Russ Hodges was the radio announcer – Ernie Harwell was the TV announcer for WPIX.

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