Lot 317: Bobby Thomson&Ralph; Branca "Shot Heard 'Round the World"
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
October 27, 2016
Miami, FL, USA
Description: 8"x10" B&W Photo of the famous homer by Thompson. Signed by both Bobby Thomson & Ralph Branca in blue sharpie. This time at bat and homer is known as the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" is an epithet used to describe a game-winning home run by New York Giants outfielder and third baseman Bobby Thomson off of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds in New York City on October 3, 1951, to win the National League (NL) pennant. Thomson's dramatic three-run homer came in the ninth inning of the decisive third game of a three-game playoff for the pennant in which the Giants trailed, 4 runs to 2.
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