Bobby Thomson Shot Heard ‘Round The World – October 3, 1951
Bobby Thomson played 15 seasons of Major League baseball.
Between 1946 and 1960 he made 6,305 plate appearances. However, one of those plate appearances, the one he made at the Polo Grounds on October 3, 1951, is more famous than the other 6,304, combined.
Maybe Thomson’s friends and family know and/or care about his other 1,704 hits and 263 home runs, but for the rest of us, Bobby Thomson’s entire legacy is built upon a single swing of the bat; a line drive to left field field; a walk off, season ending, pennant winning, three run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning.
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