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New York Giants baseball player Bobby Thomson, center, being hugged by Giants owner Horace Stoneham and manager Leo Durocher.
New York Giants baseball player Bobby Thomson, center, being hugged by Giants owner Horace Stoneham and manager Leo Durocher.

Remembering baseball great Bobby Thompson

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Baseball great Bobby Thompson passed away Monday at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He was 86. Thompson hit one of the most famous home runs ever in baseball history. It clinched the 1951 National league pennant for the New York Giants, and also was one of the most famous calls by a radio announcer. That home run came up in conversation during our Common Wealth, Common Wisdom project last summer. Teen and senior producers were paired up, exploring the concept of entrepreneurship during the Great Depression, and today's Great Recession. Kolby Weaver pitches for the Canton High School baseball team, and he's been a fan of the sport for as long as he can remember. From an era of steroid scandals and millionaire celebrity players, Kolby looks back to a time when the Dodgers still played in Brooklyn, and baseball was more than just a game.

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