SHOT HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD Back

Russ Hodges is yelling
into the microphone too many
times for any Brooklynite to bear
repeated it three times
The Giants win the pennant
 
There is Bobby Thomson, the
Glasgow, Scotland born outfielder
galloping around the bases, joy on
his face and in every Giant fan’s heart
The Giants win the pennant
 
Ralph Branca in the Brooklyn Dodger

locker room weeps Why me, why me
the Dodger clubhouse a mausoleum
the screams of Giant fans still in Dodger ears
The Giants win the pennant