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Uni Watch: Bobby Thomson hat up for auction

From SABR member Paul Lukas at ESPN.com on April 6, 2012:

Last September I wrote an article about a collector named Dan Scheinman, who claimed to have the jersey that Bobby Thomson wore while hitting his famous "Shot Heard 'Round the World."

Now another artifact from that historic home run has surfaced: the cap that Thomson was wearing. It will be auctioned off by SCP Auctions, beginning on April 30.

There's a good story behind the cap, too. After Thomson hit the Shot, fans poured out onto the field at the Polo Grounds. One of those fans, a guy named Bernard Davies, got close to Thomson and literally took the cap right off of his head. The cap has belonged to the Davis family ever since, although it's been on loan to the Hall of Fame since 1984.

Read the full article here: http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=7777949

This page was last updated April 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm MST.

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