Ain’t it funny how time slips away?
Baseball artist Graig Kreindler reminded his Facebook friends that today is the 62nd anniversary of Bobby Thomson’s ‘Shot heard ’round the world.”
There have been several books — both fiction and non- — marking this historic event, including, in no particular order:
- The Echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World, by Joshua Prager
- Miracle Ball: My Hunt for the Shot Heard ‘Round the World, by Brian Biegel
- The Shot Heard ‘Round the World: The Novel, by Daniel Wyatt
- The miracle at Coogan’s Bluff, by Thomas Kiernan
- The Home Run Heard ‘Round the World: The Dramatic Story of the 1951 Giants-Dodgers Pennant Race, by Ray Robinson
- Pafko at the Wall: A Novella, by Don DeLillo
And of course, Thomson’s blast is included is just about every post-1951 history of baseball and dramatic home runs.