Posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 09, 2004
In Reply to: In addition.. posted by Bruce Kahl on March 09, 2004
: : : I thought that "the shot heard around the world" was when archduke ferdinand was assinated in sarajevo, commencing WWI....someone told that was wrong and it had to do w/ the revolutionary war...could someone help me out ASAP!
: : In 1951, a Bobby Thomson hit a 3 run homer to win the World Series for the NY Giants. Ralph Branca threw the pitch that became the "the shot heard around the world".
: The phrase also refers to the start of the US War of Independence from the UK.
: This all started in the state of Massachusetts in the towns of Lexington and Concord and spread to all the other colonies.
: Soon Napoleon got whipped as did some others so by the late 1800s things got cookin' all over revolution wise.
: Poop on hilary.
I don't think Napolean played a role in the US War of Independence.
And the baseball Shot Heard Round the World was not in the World Series. It was in a one-game National League playoff. The Giants beat the Dodgers in the playoff but lost the WS to the Yankees.