Miracle Ball: My Hunt for the Shot Heard 'Round the World (Paperback)
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"Nothing short of mind-blowing . . . Just amazing stuff" "Newsday
"A fast-paced, fascinating tale that combines shoe leather, high-tech forensics and some healthy dollops of luck .Biegel makes a compelling case that he's solved the mystery his book is a home run." "Associated Press"
October 3, 1951. Giants third baseman Bobby Thomson hit the most dramatic home run in the history of baseball. The moment occurred in the bottom of the ninth inning of a sudden-death playoff game between the New York Giants and their arch rivals from Brooklyn, the Dodgers. People across the nation watched on their new TV sets, and the home run became known as the Shot Heard Round the World.
But after clearing the left- eld wall, the central artifact of the play the ball itself inexplicably went missing. The mystery of what happened to the legendary baseball has remained unsolved for a half century.
"Miracle Ball" is the gripping account of author Brian Biegel's two-year effort to unravel the mystery that experts said could never be solved. A sports story for the ages, an engrossing mystery narrative, and a moving account of a man's unbreakable bond with his family and of his struggles to save himself, "Miracle Ball" delivers both heart and headlines.
About the Author
Pete Fornatale is an award-winning broadcaster who has been a fixture on the New York City radio scene for the past forty years. The author of Simon and Garfunkel's"Bookends", he can currently be heard on in the New York area on WFUV radio's Mixed Bag.