Thomson, hit famous ’51 playoff homer, dies

Thomson, hit famous ’51 playoff homer, dies.

Okay, this is not a baseball blog, but I would be severely remiss in not posting about this.

Though I was not alive at the time, the Home Run and call by Russ Hodges are a classic.

As a side note, I got an “A” in a public speaking class in high school when my topic was about famous sport moments. The teacher was a huge Giants fan and I ended my speech talking about Bobby Thompson’s home run and played the Russ Hodges call. My teacher was so thrilled when he heard “The Giants Won The Pennant” repeated over and over again.

God Bless his family and friends during this difficult time.

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~ by thedark2 on August 17, 2010.

One Response to “Thomson, hit famous ’51 playoff homer, dies”

  1. Bobby Thomson like Don Larsen no matter what else they did in baseball would always be remembered for Thomson hitting a home run that would send the Giants to the 1951 World Series and five years later Larsen would always be remembered for pitching the only perfect game in World Series history.

    Thomson hit 32 home runs during the 1951 season which was his personal high for his career. Ironically he played in 15 seasons yet the 1951 World Series was his only postseason action.

    He was one of seven major leaguers born in Scotland and was only one of two players after 1916 season who played in the majors.

    He was traded by the Cubs to the Red Sox for Al Schroll a pitcher who worked as a salesman in our local Sears store. I once mentioned to Schroll about Schroll hitting a home run while with the Twins and he was surprised I would even know he hit a home run.

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