Baseball Historian-1951 World Series

Dennis Humphrey

podcast: Baseball Historian Podcast

Baseball Historian-1951 World Series  http://oldtimeradiodvd.com

The giants wiping out the dodgers 13 ½ game lead, newspaper headline "They're tied". Crowd and players in Polo grounds for final game of playoff series. Don Mueller of Giants hits single off Don Newcombe of Dodgers, Whitey Lockman singles sending Mueller to third. Mueller hurts ankle sliding into third (he is replaced by pinch runner Clint Hartung -- not shown on film) Newcombe leaves field, #13 Branca and other Dodger players on mound, woman fan puts hex on Branca, Thomson at bat, Durocher kicks dirt, Thomson takes a called strike, tense crowd, fan waving hand, Durocher gesturing, Thomson at bat, Branca gets ready to pitch, Thomson hits home run. Giants welcome Thomson at homeplate, Durocher and Eddie Stanky wrestle each other to the ground along third base line, mob at home plate. Crowd, Thomson on players shoulders. Crowd mobs hatless Durocher. Crowd yells in front of clubhouse for Thomson to appear, rear shot of Thomson and Durocher, Thomson pats Durocher on head, fans holding "miracle Man" sign. Durocher waves hat. Crowd in Giant dressing room, Giant owner Horace Stoneham, Thomson and Durocher. Thomson, Mueller and Maglie. Thomson and Stoneham.

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