Bobby Thomson's hat to be auctioned

Updated: March 29, 2012, 2:31 AM ET
Associated Press

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. -- The cap Bobby Thomson wore for his famed "Shot Heard 'Round the World" is being put up for auction.

SCP Auctions said Wednesday it will take bids from April 30 until May 19.

Thomson's three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning for the New York Giants won the deciding third game of a 1951 playoff for the National League pennant. His drive off Ralph Branca beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-4.

Bernard Davies, a fan watching the game at the Polo Grounds, ran on the field and took the cap from Thomson's head during the celebration. Davies' grandson, Jeff Eskin, is selling the cap on behalf of the family.

The hat had been displayed from 1984 until last January at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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