BOBBY THOMSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED POSTER CIRCA 1995 CO-SIGNED BY: TOMMY HENRICH, DON LARSEN - HFSID 293082
Sale Price $270.00
BOBBY THOMSON, DON LARSEN and TOMMY HENRICH
16x20 poster for a Mississippi steamboat baseball cruise, signed by three stars
Poster signed: "Bobby Thomson", "Don Larsen", "Tommy Henrich". Color, 16x20. Poster promoting The Great American Baseball Cruise on the Mississippi Queen, St Louis to Memphis, August 29-September 2, 1995. Thomson and Larsen have signed on their pictures. Henrich is not pictured, but was on the cruise. BOBBY THOMSON(1923-2010) hit what is perhaps the most famous home run in baseball history. His dramatic "shot heard 'round the world" on October 3, 1951, a three-run, ninth-inning homer off Brooklyn pitcher Ralph Branca, capped the Giants' historic comeback to win the NL pennant. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, the Staten Island Scot hit 24 or more homers six times in his seven full seasons with the Giants. Thomson had a comeback season for the Cubs in 1958, when he hit 21 homers and collected 82 RBI while batting .283. In 1969,Thomson was named to the Giants' all-time outfield. Yankee pitcher DON LARSEN (b. 1929) was immortalized by his World Series perfect game on October 8, 1956, the only perfect game ever pitched in the World Series. Named the MVP of the series, Larsen, who had been knocked out in the second inning of Game Two, started Game Five. The Yankees would go on to become champs after beating the Brooklyn Dodgers by four games to three. A capable but usually not overpowering pitcher who adopted a no-windup delivery, Larsen won eleven games in 1956, his career high. A lifetime .242 batter, he had 14 career home runs and was used 66 times as a pinch hitter. Larsen was also the last active former St. Louis Brown. Until his death on December 1, 2009, Tommy Henrich (b. 1913), nicknamed "Old Reliable," was the oldest living Yankee, the oldest player to have won a World Series, and the last surviving teammate of Lou Gehrig. Henrich spent all his Major League seasons in Yankee pinstripes (1937-1942, 1946-1950, with 3 seasons off for Coast Guard duty in World War II. A 5-time All-Star, Henrich played on 5 World Series winners and figured in some of the Series' most famous games, including the first walk-off home run (Game One, 1949). Lightly creased. Corners lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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