Whether you believe it’s the most famous home run in baseball history depends on your age and your perspective. But Bobby Thomson’s name still rolls off the tongue of baseball fans–even if they never saw "the game".
He was a kid, then, really. A fairly ordinary outfielder who stepped onto the big stage and made it even bigger with one swing.
Life hasn’t been all good for Bobby Thomson since Oct. 3, 1951. Like most everyone else, he’s endured his share of disappointment and tragedy. But he’s still proud to be remembered.
For many years, the relationship between Thomson and Ralph Branca, who surrendered the home run, was chilly. Branca was bitter about his role, believing that stolen signals helped Thomson deliver the coup de grâce to the Dodgers’ season.
But in more recent times, a mellowed Branca has worked to develop a good relationship with Thomson. The two continue to appear at card shows, signing photos of that famous moment.
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