Interview with Robert L. "Bobby" Thomson, September 13, 1985

Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project

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Robert "Bobby" Thompson, born in Scotland, was a Major League baseball outfielder. He grew up in New York and signed with the New York Giants after high school. He hit a home run that allowed the New York Giants to win the 1951 National League pennant, referred to as the "Shot Heard 'Round the World." The bat used to hit the home run is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. In this interview, he talks about his early years in Minor League baseball, playing against Jackie Robinson, his Major League debut with the New York Giants, the Giants' 1951 season, and the home run he hit that won the pennant.

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1985oh208_chan101

Interviewee Name

Robert L. "Bobby" Thomson

Interviewer Name

William J. Marshall

Interview Date

1985-09-13

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Thomson, Robert L. Interview by William J. Marshall. 13 Sep. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Thomson, R.L. (1985, September 13). Interview by W. J. Marshall. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Thomson, Robert L., interview by William J. Marshall. September 13, 1985, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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