Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It was on this tv, a few years later seeing Bobby Thompson's "Shot Heard Around the World"

Watching that Play-off game was like looking at a newsreel in the making totally b&w/ commercials,too.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Bobby Thomson Dies at 86; Hit Epic Home RunBack to Article »

Thomson’s 1951 “shot heard round the world” endures as perhaps the most dramatic play in baseball history.

Where does Bobby Thomson's home run rank among the most memorable moments in baseball history?

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jerry pritikin
August 17th, 2010
6:33 pm
We lived in Chicago, and I stayed home from school, and my dad did not go to work that day. We had a 10 inch b & w RCA Victor TV, that we had since 1947. A few neighbors stopped in, and my mom kept bringing in refreshments. It was very dramatic... however, this was before video tape, and there was no instant replay after Thompson hit his homer. On TV, the announcer did not go crazy... like the radio announcer counterpart, Russ Hodges did. However, when ever the newsreel of the homer was shown later, they always incorporated Hodges' verbiage. Keep in mind, just a few years later, both the N.Y. Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers moved to California , and I am still waiting for the Cubs to get into the World Series!
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