New York Giants-Brooklyn Dodgers, Playoff, USA, 1951
1951 Giants: Bobby Thomson hits a walk off HR vs Ralph Branca (10.03.51)
1951 signed Dodger's baseball
The 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers led the National League for much of the season, holding a 13-game lead as late as August. However, a late season swoon and a hot streak by the New York Giants led to a classic three-game playoff series. Bobby Thomson's dramatic ninth-inning home run off Dodger reliever Ralph Branca in the final game won the pennant for the Giants and was immortalized as the Shot Heard 'Round the World.
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