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Robert Brown "Bobby" Thomson (born October 25, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland), nicknamed The Staten Island Scot, is a Scottish-American former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (1946-53, 1957), Milwaukee Braves (1954-57), Chicago Cubs (1958-59), Boston Red Sox (1960) and Baltimore Orioles (1960). October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Staten Island lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ... Map showing the population density of Americans who declared Scottish ancestory in the census. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1954 â€¢ 1933 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1905  NL Pennants (20) 2002 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1954 1951 â€¢ 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1933 1924 â€¢ 1923 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1917 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1912 â€¢ 1911 1905 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1889 â€¢ 1888 West Division titles (6... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1908 â€¢ 1907 NL Pennants (16) 1945 â€¢ 1938 â€¢ 1935 â€¢ 1932 1929 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1910 â€¢ 1908 1907 â€¢ 1906 â€¢ 1886 â€¢ 1885 1882 â€¢ 1881 â€¢ 1880 â€¢ 1876 Central Division titles (1) 2003 East Division... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 1969 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (1) 1996 Major league...


In game 3 of a best of 3 game playoff series, Bobby Thomson came up in a tie game. The pitcher fired a ball and Thomson cruched it, sending the Giants to the World Series. The home run (nicknamed the "Shot Heard 'Round the World") is perhaps the most famous in baseball history. The Shot Heard Round the World In baseball, the Shot Heard Round the World is the term given to the walk-off home run hit by New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds to win the National League pennant at 3...

Thomson hits the 'Shot Heard 'Round the World'
Thomson hits the 'Shot Heard 'Round the World'

This event was even more dramatic than it may seem to the modern sports observer, as league pennants were not routinely decided by playoff until 1969 and only occurred in years in which teams finished the regular season in a tie, as had happened in 1951. Image File history File links Scaled-down photo take from a book. ... Image File history File links Scaled-down photo take from a book. ... See also: 1968 in sports, other events of 1969, 1970 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: LeeRoy Yarborough won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Mario Andretti USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jackie...


The home run was an exclamation point on a dramatic season for the Giants. Although some had considered them a pre-season favorite to win the pennant, they faltered badly in the early going. By mid-August, they were 13 1/2 games behind the league-leading Dodgers. But the Giants went on a late-season tear, winning 37 of their final 45 games to tie the Brooklyn team on the final day of the season and force the three-game playoff.


The teams split the first two games, forcing the decisive contest on October 3rd at the Polo Grounds. The Dodgers took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Giants' cause appeared lost. But Thomson's homer turned what looked like a certain defeat into a 5-4 victory. The moment was immortalized by the famous call of Giants play-by-play announcer Russ Hodges who cried, "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in New York City used by Major League Baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in... Russell Patrick Hodges (June 18, 1910 at Dayton, Tennessee - April 18, 1971 at San Francisco, California) was an American broadcaster who did play-by-play for several baseball teams, most notably the New York and San Francisco Giants. ...


Waiting to hit behind Thomson in the on deck circle was a young man who would hit a few home runs of his own: rookie Willie Mays. Willie Howard Mays Jr. ...


Thomson remained with the Giants through the 1953 season. That winter, he was sent to the Milwaukee Braves in a multi-player deal. His career intersected with another of the game's all-time greats in 1954. During his first spring training with the Braves, he suffered a broken ankle. The injury allowed rookie Hank Aaron, the future home run king, to earn a place in the Milwaukee lineup. 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama, United States), is a retired American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...


The Braves traded Thomson back to the Giants during the 1957 season, and he was in the lineup for the club's final game at the Polo Grounds. The Giants moved to San Francisco for the 1958 season, but Thomson was gone, traded to the Cubs. He spent two seasons in Chicago, before closing out his career in the American League with the Red Sox and Orioles. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in New York City used by Major League Baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


Bobby Thomson was a .270 career hitter with 264 home runs and 1026 RBI in 1779 games. He was selected an All-Star in 1948, 1949, and 1952. In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual exhibition baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the position players and by the manager for pitchers. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Trivia

Future Hall-of-Famer Dave Winfield was born October 3, 1951—the very day Thomson hit the Shot Heard 'Round the World. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951) was one of the best players in Major League Baseball for two decades, and was involved in many well remembered incidents, some humorous and some controversial. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


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Bobby Thomson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (681 words)
Robert Brown "Bobby" Thomson (born October 25, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland), nicknamed The Staten Island Scot, is a Scottish-American former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (1946-53, 1957), Milwaukee Braves (1954-57), Chicago Cubs (1958-59), Boston Red Sox (1960) and Baltimore Orioles (1960).
Bobby Thomson was a.270 career hitter with 264 home runs and 1026 RBI in 1779 games.
Thomson, the youngest of six children, arrived in the United States at age two with his family; his father, a cabinetmaker, had moved to New York shortly before Bobby's birth and sent for his family later.
SABR UK: Bobby Thomson (1624 words)
Glasgow-born Bobby Thomson hit what is perhaps the most famous home run in baseball history.
Bobby Thomson is known among his peers in baseball for his famous home run and his statistics.
And, Bobby adds proudly, "I also had 10 stolen bases that year!" (Bobby was not blessed with great speed, and stolen bases were few and far between for the big man: he ended his 14-year career with a grand total of 38 steals...
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