BOBBY THOMPSON

Game 021 | November 21, 1951 | Wes Westrum, Bobby Thompson
The Giants were the World Champions of baseball, and Thompson was known as the man who hit "the shot heard round the world" for his game-deciding home run off Brooklyn's Ralph Branca to decide the National League title. Teammate Westrum, a catcher for the Giants, was a native of Clearbrook, Minnesota. He hit 20 home runs for the 1951 Giants.


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