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The Echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard round the World

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At 3:58 p.m. on October 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson hit a home run off Ralph Branca. The ball sailed over the left field wall and into history. The Giants won the pennant. That moment—the Shot Heard Round the World—reverberated from the West Wing of the White House to the Sing Sing death house to the Polo Grounds clubhouse, where hitter and pitcher forever turned into hero and goat. It was also in that centerfield block of concrete that, after the home run, a Giant coach tucked away a Wollensak telescope. The Echoing Green places that revelation at the heart of a larger story, re-creating in extravagant detail and illuminating as never before the impact of both a moment and a long-guarded secret on the lives of Bobby Thomson and Ralph Branca.

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A dramatic rendering of one of the most famous moments in baseball, Bobby Thompson's 1951 ninth inning homerun that clinched the pennant for the New York Giants over their archrivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers, reveals that the Giants had been stealing the Dodger catchers' signals from their centerfield clubhouse. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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Joshua Prager is a senior special writer at The Wall Street Journal. He lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780307389336
Subtitle:
The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard round the World
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Joshua Prager
Author:
Joshua Prager
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080311
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
544

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Product details 544 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307389336 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A dramatic rendering of one of the most famous moments in baseball, Bobby Thompson's 1951 ninth inning homerun that clinched the pennant for the New York Giants over their archrivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers, reveals that the Giants had been stealing the Dodger catchers' signals from their centerfield clubhouse. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
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