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Bobby Thompson's Shot Heard Round the World

10. Bobby Thompson's Shot Heard Round the World Poets and novelists have long been inspired by baseball, so it is fitting that baseball fans should borrow from a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem to honor one incredible moment. In 1951, the New York Giants needed a miracle to secure the pennant against their cross-town rival, the Brooklyn Dodgers, who stormed back into contention late in the season. In the bottom of the ninth inning of a tie game, Bobby Thompson stepped to the plate with two men on base. Two pitches later, Thompson hit a high fastball just far enough to clear the fence in left field. He jumped wildly around the bases, his shot ringing through all five boroughs and beyond.
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