Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another Former Oriole Has Passed Away- RIP Bobby Thomson

In a year that has seen way too many former Orioles leave us, another player has become an 'unpossible autograph' with the unfortunate passing of Bobby Thomson yesterday.  Bobby had a very brief stint with the Orioles at the end of his career, which I blogged about last September, so I don't want to repeat, but he was a great TTM signer and was nice enough to return my Crown card in only 11 days last July. 

As someone who hit "The Shot Heard Round the World", one of the most famous home runs in baseball history, he could have charged mega dollars for his signature as some from his era have done.  But Bobby remained a man of the people, and signed for free until the end of his life.

We will miss you Bobby. "The Giants Win the Pennant! The Giants Win the Pennant! The Giants Win the Pennant! The Giants Win the Pennant!"


SAinPA said...

RIP Bobby! The passing of another legend

Orioles Magic said...

I know it's sad. 9th former Oriole to pass this year alone.

Some of us are even old enough to remember his playing days, wink wink.