Thomsons Grand Slam Homer Gives Giants 8-7 Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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Thomsons Grand Slam Homer Gives Giants 8-7 Victory NEW YORK, N. Y.. June 16 UP.— Bobby Thomson repeated his pennant-winning home run of last October when he slashed a grand slam homer into the upper deck in the last of the ninth today to give the Giants an 8-7 victory over the Cardinals. Thomson, hitless in his last 17 times at bat, lashed out the Giants fourth homer of the day, but it came at a time when they seemed doomed to defeat. The Cardinals had rallied to go ahead, 6-4, in the seventh and had a 7-4 lead after their ninth. Rookie Eddie Yuhas, who had pitched steady ball from the fifth inning on in relief of Card starter Harry Brecheen. walked Henry Thompson to start the dramatic ninth. Pinch hitter George Wilsonlined to Red Schoendienst, and the Card second baseman — trying for a double play — threw wildly. A single by Davey Williams which moved Thompson to third brought in Willie Werle to pitch to Whitey Lochman. He walked Lochman to fill the bases. Another rookie, Willard Schmidt, came on to pitch to Thomson. On the first pitch, Thomson blasted the ball well into the upper stands. The score: R H E St. Louis 000 022 201— 7 16 2 New York 110 101 004—8 11 3 Brecheen, Yuhas "5, Werle 9 , Schmidt 9 and D. Rice; Kennedy, Maglie 6, Lanier 7, Spencer 9 and Westrum. Home runs— Williams 7th. Dark 4th, West-rum 12th, Thomson 9th. Winning pitcher — Spencer 3-3. Losing pitcher — Schmidt 3-3.

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