August 9, 2023
The Port Chester 12U Pirates celebrate after coming from behind to win their third and final game of the playoffs qualifying them as the 2023 Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League champions in their age group. Front row, from left: Brandon McConnell, Joey Szygiel, Tyler Hastings, JJ Dileo, Carter Chan, Ty Frimere, Joey Bologna, John Halliday. Back row, from left: Brian McConnell (coach), James Doherty, Evin Eski, Sophia Faraci, Terell Iconic (coach), Jonathan Smith, Jorge Herrera, Jim Doherty (coach).
Stories this photo appears in:
"The Pirates win the pennant. The Pirates win the pennant." That, of course, is a takeoff on what is arguably the most famous sports radio call of all time—Russ Hodges announcing the "shot heard 'round the world," New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thompson's walk-off home run against Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca of Mount Vernon at the Polo Grounds in New York City on Oct. 2, 1981, to win the National League pennant by a score of 5-4 to take the decisive third game of a three-game playoff for the pennant in which the Giants trailed 4-1 going into the ninth inning and 4-2 with two runners on base when Staten Island's Thompson came to bat.