Thursday, August 19, 2010

Adios: Bobby Thompson

We learned about the heros of America’s past time by reading books. Hard to imagine now isn’t it? One of the great stories is about Bobby Thompson’s pennant winning home run which spawned this famous moment in the sport:

“The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!”

Thomson, the man immortalized with the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” in 1951, died Monday night at his home in Savannah, Ga. He was 86 and had been in failing health for several years.

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