OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Tom Hanks loves to tout his Oakland roots. And this time he did it again in a letter to the family of one of his heroes.
The actor sent a typewritten letter to two of the daughters of Oakland Raiders legendary quarterback Ken Stabler.
The Oscar winner wanted to thank them for recently sending him some of their dad's Raiders gear.
Hanks' letter, tweeted by Stabler's daughter Kendra, reads in part: "Your father, with his left-handedness and those two bad knees, displayed a permanent smile of bemusement that said -- win or lose-'ain't this fun.'"
Stabler passed away from colon cancer in July at the age of 69.
He's a finalist this year for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an honor that Raider Nation and others say is long overdue.
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