Posted by Masakim on September 04, 2001
In Reply to: Re: Shot heard around the world? posted by Bruce Kahl on September 04, 2001
: : I'm looking for the origin of the phrase, 'The shot heard
around the world'. I tend to remember it as being the reason
: : for the start of WW1. A shooting involving some Duke or King. Any ideas?
: I know your expression as a home run hit by Bobby Thompson to
win the World Series in 1951.
: NY Giants vs the Brooklyn Dodgers.
: I am not a sports fan so maybe someone else can fill in more details.
: Duke Fedinand of Austria was shot which some people claim sparked WW1.
"Shot Heard 'Round the World" The famous three-run home run hit
by Bobby Thomson off Ralph Branca on Oct. 3, 1951, to win the pennant
for the New York Giants in the ninth inning of the third game of
the playoffs against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Thomson has been called
"The Scot Heard 'Round the World." ... Etymology: From a line by
Ralph Waldo Emerson ....
(From The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary by Paul Dickson, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1999)