1951 in Sports - Baseball

Baseball

  • January 29 – baseball signs a six-year All-Star game deal for TV and radio rights for $6 million
  • September 30 – Joe DiMaggio plays in his final career regular season game.
  • October 3 – In one of the most famous finishes in baseball history, Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants hits a three-run walk-off home run, immortalized as the Shot Heard 'Round the World, to give the Giants a 5–4 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers for the National League title.
  • World Series – The New York Yankees win 4 games to 2 over the New York Giants.
  • Japan Series – The Yomiuri Giants win 4 games to 2 over the Nankai Hawks.

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