|A great team player with a burning will-to-win desire, Bobby Thomson ranks as one of baseball's top clutch hitters. He played 14 seasons in the major leagues and collected over 1,000 career RBIs; including three straight 100+RBI years, 1951-1953.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland on 10/25/1923.
Bobby Thomson hit 31 home runs in 1951 but will always be remembered for his game-winning, 9th inning three-run homer against the Brooklyn Dodgers on the last day of the season (Oct. 3, 1951) that gave the New York Giants the National League pennant; the so-called "the Shot Heard' Round the World".
After serving in the US Military during World War II, in his first full season (1947), he hit 29 homers as the Giants set a team record with 221 homers. One of baseball's fastest runners, Bobby Thomson led the league with 14 triples in 1952, hit 24 homers, 108 RBIs. He was traded to the Milwaukee Braves in February 1954 and missed most of the year with "a triple fracture of an ankle". He rebounded to hit 20 Hrs, 74 RBIs in '56 and as a member of the Chicago Cubs in '57, hit 21 Hrs, 82 RBIs. Bobby Thomson lifetime: .270 BA, 1705 hits in 6305 at bats, 267 Ds, 74 Ts, 264 Hrs, 934 Runs, 1026 RBIs.