We remember Bobby Thomson (1923-2010)
Bobby Thomson was born in Scotland on this day in 1923. A few years ago, Bill Katz ofURGENT AGENDA alerted me to the passing of Bobby Thompson. Bill was a Dodgers’ fan and naturally did not enjoy this moment.
Bobby Thompson was a very good player. He hit 264 HR and was one of the NL’s best power hitters of the early 1950s! (averaged 102 RBI over a five-year stretch with the Giants from 1949-53)
However, he will always be remembered for hitting the greatest home run in baseball history.
I guess that it was “a perfect storm” in New York that day!
The Dodgers-Giants rivalry!
A pennant clinching home run by a Giants team that was 14 games out in June!
Wouldn’t you love “a time tunnel” and a trip to The Polo Grounds that day?