"Thomson hits a long drive. It's going to be, I believe...The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Bobby Thomson hit one into the lower deck of the left-field stands. The Giants win the pennant!"
--Russ Hodges, New York Giants broadcaster.The Great Chase is an exciting day-by-day report of the miracle run of 1951, baseball's most exciting pennant race.On October 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson's "shot heard around the world" ended one of the most dramatic pennant races ever. Interviews, contemporary newspaper articles, and memoirs of participants are used to describe the intense rivalry and provide a day-by-day look at the Giants' pennant run, including a fascinating examination of the strategy of the final game.
"Whitener offers a pleasant, gentle reading, always kindly and well paced. For all baseball lovers." (KLIATT)
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The Great Chase (Unabridged)