painting of a baseball and a baseball stadium in the background
The Shot Heard ‘Round the World, 1999

Illustrator: Dean Ellis

The Shot Heard ‘Round the World honors the 1951 National League Championship series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. In the bottom of the ninth, the Giants’ Bobby Thomson hit a three-run homer that gave the Giants a 5-4 National League Pennant victory.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection