Bobby Thomson (center, hand raised) won the 1951 NL pennant for New York with a three-run homer off Brooklyn's Ralph Branca. Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World," which gave the Giants a 5-4 victory, is considered one of the most dramatic moments in sports history. (Associated Press)

Bobby Thomson (center, hand raised) won the 1951 NL pennant for New York with a three-run homer off Brooklyn's Ralph Branca. Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World," which gave the Giants a 5-4 victory, is considered one of the most dramatic moments in sports history. (Associated Press)