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Bobby Thomson
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Baseball Player
    (October 25, 1923-August 16, 2010)
    Arguably hit the most famous home run in baseball history (October 3, 1951)
    Outfielder or third baseman for the Giants, Braves and Cubs.
    He was a mediocre player (.270 average).
    He had a lackluster World Series performance against the Yankees (1951).
    A former Giant told news sources, on an agreement of anonymity, that the Giants employed a clubhouse spy.
    The spy stole signs and thus helped Thomson hit the home run.
    Thomson and his manager Leo Durocher vehemently deny it, but another source confirmed it (1962).
    The New York Giants trailed their National League rivals 13½ games back (August 11, 1951).
    The Giants and the Dodgers ended in a dead heat at the end of the season, prompting a three game playoff.
    The teams split the first two games, then in the third and final game, the Giants found themselves in a 4-2 hole in the bottom of the ninth with one out and two men on.
    On the second pitch from Ralph Branca to Thomson, he hit the series winning home run, prompting the sportscaster to yell repeatedly, 'The Giants Win The Pennant' (October 3, 1951).
    This achievement ranked 3rd on Sporting News Greatest Moments in baseball history.
    Interesting trivia: Willie Mays was the next scheduled hitter.
    More interesting trivia: in 1954, Thomson played for the Milwaukee Braves and broke his ankle, being replaced by Hank Aaron. Later that year Hank Aaron pinch ran for him and broke his ankle.
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 34 Votes: 76.47% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 76 Votes: 51.32% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 25 Votes: 44.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 204 Votes: 67.16% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 35 Votes: 48.57% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 60 Votes: 63.33% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 119 Votes: 50.42% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 216 Votes: 46.76% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 231 Votes: 46.32% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 506 Votes: 49.80% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1519 Votes: 54.31% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 2889 Votes: 41.64% Annoying
 
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