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Bobby Thomson dead at 86

Updated: August 18, 2010, 1:08 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- We've heard the frenzied call forever, echoing through baseball lore.

"The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"

Bobby Thomson, the man immortalized with his "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951, died Monday night at his home in Savannah, Ga. He was 86 and had been in failing health for several years, the Fox & Weeks funeral home said Tuesday.

He was a good player, not a Hall of Famer. Yet on that October afternoon, with one swing, Thomson transformed ...

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