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It was a fastball up and in, and -- I've told him this -- the way he swung at the ball, and to hit the ball under those extenuating circumstances, under that pressure, he did a hell of a job.

On the smoky fastball he pitched to Giants third baseman Bobby Thompson in the bottom of the 9th inning on 10/3/1951, which Thompson hit into the left field stands at the Polo Grounds for the "Shot Heard 'Round The World" to win the game and the pennant

Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca
Brooklyn Dodgers
a.k.a. "Hawk"

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