Jansen won Thomson's 'Shot' game

Updated: October 13, 2009, 12:29 AM ET
Associated Press

VERBOORT, Ore. -- Larry Jansen, the winning pitcher for the New York Giants in the 1951 playoff game decided by Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World," has died. He was 89.

The San Francisco Giants said Jansen died at his home in Oregon on Saturday.

Jansen spent nine years in the major leagues, making his biggest mark with the Giants during their pennant-winning season. He won 23 games in 1951, including one of the biggest in team -- and baseball -- history.

Jansen, in ...

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