Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Bobby Thomson - Said of his famous homer, "It was the best thing that ever happened to me. It might have been the best thing that ever happened to anyone".
In the 1990s, over 40 years after his famous home run, Thomson received a letter from a former Marine who had been stationed in Korea in 1951:
I was in a bunker in the front line with my buddy listening to the radio. It was contrary to orders, but he was a Giants fanatic. He never made it home and I promised him if I ever got back I'd write and tell you about the happiest moment of his life. It's taken this long to put my feelings into words. On behalf of my buddy, thanks, Bobby.