Lefty Williams lost 3 games in 1919 for the White Sox, but that was in a best of 9 series. It some ways, the wait felt a lot longer. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. The only drama of the game briefly arose in the 8th inning: after Javier's single brought the lead to 5-2, Hershiser walked Dave Henderson to bring the tying run to the plate in the form of 42-homer man José Canseco. [9] This spurred Gibson to call for Mitch Poole, the team ball boy, to set up the tee for him to take some warm up swings. The 1988 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 1988 season. 1987; 1989. The Oakland pitching staff was quite possibly the best in the American League in 1988. 4 games to 1. Scioscia popped out to third. 1988 World Series Game 1 – Dodgers 5, A’s 4. The Dodgers got two runs in the first when Steve Sax walked, went to third on a Mickey Hatcher single, and scored on a passed ball by A's catcher Terry Steinbach. Commentator Joe Garagiola noted, "He ran in like they thought they were going to take it off the scoreboard! While hosting Game 4 on NBC, Bob Costas angered many members of the Dodgers (especially manager Tommy Lasorda) by commenting before the start of the game that the Dodgers quite possibly were about to put up the weakest-hitting lineup in World Series history. L.A. Dodgers vs. Oakland A's in Oakland, CA. Canseco's grand slam in Game 1 was his only hit of the series. 18:04 – Scully brings up Gibson’s last game-winning home run, which, oh by the way, happened just six days before on October 9, 1988 in New York against the Mets in the National League Championship Series. In one of the biggest World Series upsets of all-time, the Dodgers closed out the A's in five games … Oktober und endete am 28. From shop 1000Directions. Hershiser went the distance, allowing only three singles, all three hit by Dave Parker. Browse historical events, famous birthdays and notable deaths from Oct 15, 1988 or search by date, day or keyword. Auflage des Finals der Major League Baseball zwischen den beiden kalifornischen Teams Oakland Athletics, dem Champion der American League, und den Los Angeles Dodgers, dem Meister der National League.Die Serie startete am 15. After one-out singles by Hershiser and Steve Sax, consecutive RBI singles by Franklin Stubbs and Mickey Hatcher made it 2–0 Dodgers before Mike Marshall capped the scoring with a three-run home run. According to Scully (during an interview on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury profile on Dennis Eckersley), when he saw Kirk Gibson walk up to the plate, he seemed to be using his bat as a cane. There is 1 copy left, the news clippings were sent with the first copy sold. Save The Dates Greeting Cards Gift Wrapping ... Los Angeles LA Dodgers Dodger Stadium Scoreboard 1988 World Series Game 1 Kirk Gibson OR 1965 Sandy Koufax Perfect Game Christmas Gift Dad 1000Directions. The Dodgers' team batting did not finish in the top five in any offensive statistical category except batting average (fifth), at a pedestrian .248 – no regular or backup hit over .300 or drove in over 90 runs. Or write about sports? 1987; 1989. Become a Stathead & surf this site ad-free. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. The most memorable moment of the 1988 World Series occurred when injured Dodgers MVP Kirk Gibson, who could barely walk due to injuries … Match Records and Statistics - Scorecards - One Day Internationals Matches for 1987-1988 World Cup View by Date View by Series Frazier, a middle reliever, was charged with the loss in games 3, 4 and 6 as the Dodgers beat the Yankees 4 games to 2. Browse historical events, famous birthdays and notable deaths from Oct 20, 1988 or search by date, day or keyword. Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda disputed this, thinking the ball hit Canseco's bat. Vin Scully & Joe Garagiola announcers. They led in ERA (3.44), wins (104), saves (64), and were second in strikeouts (983) and second in fewest runs allowed and home runs allowed. After a Major League Baseball season unlike any other, the Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6 to win the best-of-seven series four games to two. The Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League ended the season with a record of 94 wins and 67 losses, finishing first in the NL's West Division. The Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League West division by seven games over the Cincinnati Reds then upset the New York Mets, four games to three, in the 1988 NLCS. Beginning in 1990, NBC would be shut out of Major League Baseball coverage completely, after CBS signed a four-year, exclusive television contract. 1988. As previously mentioned, he had been part of the broadcast team for a total of six World Series, four of which involved his primary employers, the New York Yankees. 1988 — Orel Hershiser pitched a four-hitter and Mickey Hatcher and Mike Davis hit two-run homers to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics and the World Series title in five games. Hatcher scored the second run on a groundout by John Shelby. Mickey Hatcher, Gibson’s replacement in the starting lineup who had hit only one homer all season, then shocked the crowd by hitting a two-run shot off Stewart. On October 17, 1989 at 5:04 P.M., a major earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay area. The Dodgers went up 3–1 when Franklin Stubbs doubled and scored when A's shortstop Walt Weiss couldn't field a liner by Mike Davis (the play was ruled an error.) Gibson bravely fouled off Eckersley's best offerings, demonstrating how badly he was hurting. The A's answered in the sixth on an RBI single by Carney Lansford. Canseco alone had in fact hit more home runs (42) than the Dodger lineup while McGwire with 32 almost matched the Dodgers. The Athletics won the AL West division by 13 games over the Minnesota Twins, then swept the Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0, in the AL Championship Series. According to Gibson, Scully's comments in large part influenced his decision to want to bat. Add to cart. The only other instance was the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. Click on photo to see full image. The staff was anchored by Cy Young Award-winner Orel Hershiser, who led league in wins, won-loss percentage (23–8, .864), complete games (15), shutouts (8), and sacrifice hits (19). It is best known for the pinch-hit walk-off home run hit by Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson, who could barely walk due to injuries … Without injured sluggers Kirk Gibson (25 HR) and Mike Marshall (20), the Dodgers started the game with what was statistically one of the weakest hitting World Series teams since the Dead-ball era. The 1988 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers beating the Oakland Athletics four games to one. They wouldn’t win another World Series until 2020. Mickey Hatcher, a sub for the injured Gibson, leads all World Series players with .368 BA and five RBI. Many thanks to him. Terry hit a 3 run blast in game 2, a triple, 2 singles and also scored 3 runs. You must be logged in to post a review. On one foul, Gibson hobbled towards first and prompted Scully to quip, "And it had to be an effort to run THAT far." Ron Guidry was charged with the other loss despite pitching well in a 2-1 Yankee defeat in game 5. 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