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Classic catches up with Bobby Thomson

Updated: July 9, 2001, 12:01 PM ET
By Phillip Lee | Special to ESPN Classic

Bobby Thomson will forever be part of baseball lore. Thomson hit the "shot heard 'round the world," a three-run, ninth-inning homer off Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Ralph Branca, which vaulted the New York Giants to the NL pennant on Oct. 3, 1951. While Thomson will always be known for his dramatic game-winning homer, he was also a three-time All Star. He went to the mid-summer classic in 1948, 1949 and 1952. These days Thomson spends his time playing golf and helping various charities. Unfortunately, ...

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