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RIP Bobby Thomson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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    Probably the most famous single home run in baseball history.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2010/08/17/2010-08-17_bobby_thomson_dies_after_long_illness.html#ixzz0wsuX8eLn
     
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Not probably. I don't even think 715 or 61 had the impact of Thomson's homer.

    RIP.
     
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Here it is....

     
  4. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Heaven needed an SOB whose team cheated through sign stealing.

    Oh, I mean . . . RIP.

    ;D :D ;)

    One of the seminal moments in baseball history.
     
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Holy hell! I thought he had died years ago.
     
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    RIP.
    There, now that that's said I can get tasteless :D

    "Branca delivers the eulogy ... THE CORPSE IS IN THE CASKET! THE CORPSE IS IN THE CASKET! THE CORPSE IS IN THE CASKET! THE CORPSE IS IN THE CASKET!"
     
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    He was a truly classy, classy guy . . . you don't see many, anymore. He had a helluva run, with one of the greatest stories ever told.
     
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    "Bobby was a really good guy. He was just doing (his) job and I was just doing mine. I don't condemn him for knowing what pitch was coming. I condemn the leaders of the Giants - (manager Leo) Durocher, (coach) Herman Franks (team captain) Alvin Dark. Bobby was always a class act and I'll miss him." -- Ralph Branca.
     
  9. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Me, too. R.I.P.
     
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I'd never heard the sign-stealing allegation before.

    And Bat, damn that's wrong. But I laughed.
     
  11. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    The sign-stealing allegations were brought up several years ago. Thomson and Branca would travel across the country and talk about that pitch and home run.
     
  12. Ben: Buzzie Bavasi died in 2008. Perhaps you're thinking of former Pirates GM Joe L. Brown, who died Sunday.
     
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