A great moment in baseball history! (NO, I'm NOT talking about Brett today)
We didn't call then walk-off homers when Bobby Thomson wrote his place in baseball history with a playoff winning home run for the 1951 New York Giants. Thomson, who played 15 seasons in the majors, died Monday at his home in Georgia at 86.
Amazingly, four Hall of Fame sportscasters called that game. Vin Scully, then in his second year with the Dodgers, served as Red Barber's assistant.The Giants team was Russ Hodges, whose radio call of Thomson's shot became famous, and Ernie Harwell (the future Tigers icon), who did TV that day.