Shot Heard round the world Signed by Bobby Thomson
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The Giants had entered the bottom of the ninth down 4-1. Before Thomson came to bat with one out the Giants had scored a run to make it 4-2 and had runners at second and third. Dodgers manager Charlie Dressen brought in Ralph Branca to face Thomson. After taking the first pitch for a strike Thomson pulled back took a big cut and connected on the next delivery a fastball that was high and inside. The ball was smashed down the left field line just above the 315-foot sign and landed five rows deep in the stands. Thomson's home run gave the Giants a 5-4 victory over their biggest rival and a trip to the World Series. Bobby Thomson has hand signed this 8x10 photograph. A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.