Russ Hodges will always be known for his immortal words, "The Giants win the Pennant! The Giants win the Pennant!", upon the clearing of the fence of Bobby Thomson's walk-off home run in the 1951 World Series - known as "The Shot Heard Round the World". The most famous moment in sports broadcasting history was called by Hodges who died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of just 60 in 1971. Saving 1 baseball for the signature of a broadcaster was unheard of in the era. Hodges subsequent election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980 insured the extreme rarity of such a sphere. Offered here is one of the greatest examples ever seen. This vintage baseball has been hand signed and inscribed "Giants Win!!" by Russ Hodges. The autograph is guaranteed authentic, and includes a PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity.
Note: This item does not include an individually numbered TRISTAR Authentication hologram, only the PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity.