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    The Home Run Heard 'Round the World: The Dramatic Story of the 1951 Giants-Dodgers Pennant Race (Dover Baseball) (Hardback) By (author) Ray Robinson

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    Description"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."

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    The Home Run Heard 'Round the World
    The Dramatic Story of the 1951 Giants-Dodgers Pennant Race
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ray Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486480589
    ISBN 10: 0486480585

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 796.35764097
    BIC subject category V2: WSJT
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    DC22: 796.357/64097471, 796.35764097
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003030
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    LC classification: GV875.N42 R63 2011
    Thema V1.0: SFC
    Edition statement
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    17 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    1. 19512. The Feud3. Durocher and His Giants4. The Outfielders5. In this Corner-Charlie Dressen6. The Dodgers7. Duke, Carl, and the Others8. That Spring9. A Bad Start10. The Coming of Willie11. The Season Rolls On12. The Winning Streak13. September14. Two Weeks to Go15. The Final Weekend16. The Play-offs17. The Home Run Heard 'Round the World18. The Aftermath19. Where Were You When Thomson connected?