Russ Hodges

When Bobby Thomson stunned the Dodgers with his “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” to win the 1951 NL playoff series, Russ Hodges delivered what has become the most famous call in ML history, repeatedly crying “The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!” as bedlam reigned in the Polo Grounds. Raised in Kentucky, Hodges broadcast for the White Sox, Cubs, Reds, Senators, and Yankees before settling for two decades as the voice of the Giants. He would salute each Giants home run with his trademark “Bye, bye baby!” and was heard on New York’s WMCA and San Francisco’s KSFO until his sudden death of a heart attack in 1971.