'Shot Heard 'Round the World' Slugger Dead
'The Giants Win the Pennant!'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2010 3:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – Bobby Thomson, whose "shot heard 'round the world" not only gave the Giants the pennant in 1951 but also gave baseball one if its greatest moments of lore, is dead at age 86. Watch the video for the famous home run (and call), or click here for his full obituary in the Daily News.