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 1988 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most memorable moment of the 1988 World Series was when injured Dodgers MVP Kirk Gibson hit a pinch-hit, game winning home run off of Athletics closer and future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley in Game 1.
This was the last World Series that Peter Ueberroth presided over as commissioner.
Besides being a member of the 1988 Athletics, Baylor was a member of the 1986 Boston Red Sox and 1987 Minnesota Twins respectively.
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 Facts about topic: (1988 World Series)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The most memorable moment of the 1988 World Series was when injured Dodgers MVP Kirk Gibson (additional info and facts about Kirk Gibson) hit a pinch-hit, game winning home run off of Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley (additional info and facts about Dennis Eckersley) in Game 1.
This was the last World Series that Peter Ueberroth (additional info and facts about Peter Ueberroth) presided over as commissioner (A government administrator).
Besides being a member of the 1988 Athletics, Baylor was a member of the 1986 (additional info and facts about 1986) Boston Red Sox (additional info and facts about Boston Red Sox) and 1987 (additional info and facts about 1987) Minnesota Twins (additional info and facts about Minnesota Twins) respectively.
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 1988 World Series by Baseball Almanac
In 1988, the World Series Championship was transformed into a "California Classic" as the Los Angeles Dodgers went up against the neighboring Oakland Athletics.
It was the first time a World Series game had ever been won on a come-from-behind home run in the last inning and the fact that Gibson could hold his stance, let alone swing the bat made the blast even more amazing.
The controversial closer had been suspended during the championship series for using pine tar in his glove and the last-minute loss did nothing for his fading reputation.
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 José Canseco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1987, he was joined on the team by Mark McGwire, who hit 49 home runs that year, and together they became known as the "Bash Brothers." In 1988, Canseco became the first player in major league history to hit at least 40 homers and steal at least 40 bases in the same year.
In 1989, Canseco was injured most of the year, but he still managed to hit 17 homers as the Athletics won their first World Series since 1974, beating the San Francisco Giants in four games.
That was the beginning of a series of accusations and run-ins with the law, including a confrontation with teammate Uri Snir, while Canseco was in the public spotlight.
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 CNNSI.com - 2002 MLB Post Season - World Series Archive
The Dodgers jumped on NBC sportscaster Bob Costas for calling their Game 4 lineup perhaps the weakest in World Series history, but, truth be told, he was right.
Even with Gibson, the 1988 edition was not quite up there in the Dodger Blue Pantheon with the '55, '59, '63, '65 or '81 world champions.
The cartoon image that emerges from this Series is of a herd of stampeding white elephants with bulldogs nipping at their feet.
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 Major League Baseball : Video : Baseball's Best - 1980's
OCTOBER 15, 1988 -- The Dodgers, already serious underdogs against the A's and Bash Brothers Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, are given even less of a chance with injured star Kirk Gibson on the shelf.
OCTOBER 22, 1987 - The 1987 World Series between the Twins and Cardinals brought a whole new meaning to the term "home-field advantage." It marked the first time that the home team won all of its games in a series.
OCTOBER 23, 1981 -- The Dodgers and Yankees were meeting for the 11th time in the World Series, with the Yankees having won nine of those series and already holding a two-games-to-none lead as the series headed to Dodger Stadium.
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 CNN/SI - 1998 MLB Postseason - 1988 World Series
But in the first game of the Series, Willie Mays made his famous back-to-the-plate catch off Vic Wertz — a deed that had much the same disheartening effect on the Tribe as Gibson's Game 1 homer had on the A's — and the Giants went on to sweep the Indians.
Even Gibson, who spent much of the Series angling for another at bat, admitted, "Mickey steps in and fills my role, and I filled his." Another theory had the Dodgers kidnapping Jose Canseco and replacing him with his identical twin brother, Ozzie, who hit.222 for the Huntsville (Ala.) Stars of the AA Southern League.
Hershiser is known as Bulldog, and during the Series, his father, Orel Leonard Hershiser III, distributed stuffed bulldogs and bulldog pins to the other Dodgers.
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 BBC SPORT | SPORTS TALK | What is your favourite World Series memory?
I can't recall which game it was of the 1972 series between the Reds and the A's, but Johhy Bench was at the plate, and A's manager Dick Williams goes to the mound with the count 2 and 2 or something, and signals to intentionally walk the batter.
From a purely aesthetic viewpoint, the '91 Series was awesome, with five of the seven games decided by one run, four won by the home team in its last at-bat, and three decided in extra innings including Twins victories in both Games 6 and 7.
Well, as a life long NY Met fan, my favourite World Series moment- and I'm sure many other will share this one- is Game 6 of the 1986 Series with the Red Sox when the Mets, just a strike away from losing the whole the whole thing, came back and won the game.
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 World Series Almanac : 1988   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
he 1988 World Series saw the Oakland Athletics playing against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Series opened at Dodger Stadium and the Dodgers got off to a nice start when Mickey Hatcher hit a two-run homer off Athletics Dave Stewart in the very inning.
Orel Hershiser won the MVP award finishing the series with a 1.00 earned run average.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
After closing the regular season with a record-breaking 59 consecutive scoreless innings and then racking up one victory and a save in four National League Championship Series appearances, the Dodgers' Hershiser was the recipient of a well-deserved rest when the World Series got under way at Dodger Stadium on the night of October 15.
Howell, coming off a fine season but trying to rebound from a rough Championship Series in which he drew a suspension for having a foreign substance (pine tar) in his glove, exacted revenge against McGwire the next night.
It was the second homer of the Series for Hatcher, who wound up as the leading hitter in the classic with a.368 average.
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 NASCAR.com - Wheaties Commemorates Kirk Gibson's Home-Run Heroics; New Special-Edition Package Features Gibson's 1988 ...
He also won World Series championships in both leagues -- with the Detroit Tigers in 1984 and with the Dodgers in 1988 -- and was named National League MVP in 1988.
In addition, eight individual MLB teams have appeared on the front of Wheaties boxes, with the 1987 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins being the first team to earn that honor.
Major League Baseball Properties is responsible for managing consumer licensing activities, developing national advertising campaigns, cultivating sponsorship opportunities with major consumer brands and corporations, growing the game and the business of baseball outside the United States and creating national marketing programs in conjunction with Clubs, broadcast rightsholders and national sponsors.
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 1988 World Series Baseball. Rawlings World Series Baseballs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This official and authentic baseball is identical to the ball used in the 1988 World Series, October 15 - October 20.
The ball features The World Series logo in Red, traditional red stitch, and the printed signature of Peter Ueberroth, Commissioner of MLB.
This is the 11th of the special edition World Series Game baseballs created by Rawlings.
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 1991 World Series Replay
The Dodgers smacked around four Boston pitchers to climb into the series.
The Red Sox wrapped up this excellent series in less that dramatic fashion.
The Sox finished their scoring in the 5th with three two out runs, which was highlighted by six straight men reaaching, including five straight singles.
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 SportingNews.com Fantasy Source - Baseball : Ball from final out of 1988 World Series comes to Cooperstown
Former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Fred Claire donated the ball from the final out of the 1988 World Series to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
After Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland's Tony Phillips to complete the Dodgers' 4-1 series victory over the Athletics, catcher Rick Dempsey gave the ball to Claire, who spent almost 30 years in the Dodgers' organization and served as the team's GM from 1987-1998.
"I was astounded to see that the last World Series ball that the Hall had was from 1903," Claire said.
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 Mlb: 1988 World Series - La Vs Oakland / Sports : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
However, the story of the 1988 World Series was Dodger ace Orel Hersheiser, who won both Game 2 and the final Game 5.
Hersheiser did not start the series because he had pitched the team´s Game 7 victory over the New York Mets in the NL Championship Series.
For fans of the Dodgers this is the last big moment of glory the team has enjoyed and needs to be savored (at least until the team has new ownership or a lot better luck).
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 WORLD SERIES 1981 and 1988 Official Films on DVD - Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees, Oakland A's - Q Video
With scrappy team efforts, and a little bit of true magic, Tommy Lasorda's boys won World Series Championships in improbable fashion in both 1981 and 1988.
This amazing double-feautre includes Major League Baseball's official World Series films from those thrilling years, with the full story of each series and all the action from Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, and the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
From the 1988 series, you get all the key moments from the underdog Dodgers' remarkable defeat of the mighty forearm-bashing Oakland A's.
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 Dennis Eckersley and Kirk Gibson 1988 World Series Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gibson, meanwhile, hit one of baseball's most memorable home runs off Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
Not in the starting lineup due to an injury, Gibson imerged as a pinch-hitter for his only at-bat of night, and hit a home run into the right field seats, ending the game and giving the Dodgers all of the momentum in the series.
Gibson's feat was so impressive that long time baseball announcer Jack Buck said on the air, "I don't believe what I just saw." Dennis Eckersley and Kirk Gibson have each hand signed this 1988 World Series baseball, which comes complete with a Steiner Sports certificate of authenticity.
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 USATODAY.com - City of Angels ... and Dodgers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
But Arturo "Arte" Moreno, 58, a fourth-generation Mexican-American who bought the Angels in 2003, the year after their only World Series title, is trying to bring them out of the shadows.
Dodgers fans, who until last season hadn't witnessed their team win a playoff game since 1988, were leery of McCourt when initial L.A. media accounts portrayed the sale as highly leveraged and not likely to encourage aggressive spending in the free agent market.
The digital readout, next to a picture of Kirk Gibson circling the bases after his homer sent the Dodgers on their way to the 1988 World Series title, is up to 5,974 days.
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 Review Mlb: 1988 World Series - La Vs Oakland / Sports - Computer Toaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The headline for the 1988 World Series was the game-winning pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the ninth by an essentially crippled Kirk Gibson off of the game's dominant relief pitcher, Dennis Eckersley, that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a Game 1 victory over the Oakland A's.
Gibson would be named National League MVP for that season but this would be his only appearance in the World Series.
The result was a moment that is surpassed only by the famous home runs hit by Bobby Thompson and Carlton Fisk in...
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 2002 World Series
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 New Wheaties TV Commercial Pays Tribute to Kirk Gibson's Famous 1988 World Series Winning Moment - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In May, Wheaties conducted an open tryout that was attended by more than 1,000 would-be "Kirk Gibsons." Jack Impellizzeri, a 31-year-old from Los Angeles, was cast in the role of Gibson for the new commercial.
Ironically, Impellizzeri attended the first game of the 1988 World Series and witnessed Gibson's heroics first-hand at Dodger Stadium that night.
Created by Saatchi and Saatchi of New York and produced by Uncle Productions, the new Wheaties campaign is the first television creative work the agency has developed for Wheaties and the first time Wheaties has been on the air in nearly five years.
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