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25 Years Ago: Kirk Gibson’s Dramatic Home Run At The ’88 World Series

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Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images

Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images

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Hot off the Dodgers’ win against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday night, we’re looking back at an unforgettable moment in World Series history when Dodgers’ Kirk Gibson hit a game-winning homer during game one of the 1988 World Series.

Today (Oct. 15) marks the 25th anniversary of Gibson’s walk-off home run against the Oakland Athletics, which would be his only plate appearance during the ’88 World Series, notes CBS Sports.

Many dodger fans will never forget the moment an injured Gibson stepped up to the plate at the bottom of the ninth, trailing the A’s by one and with one runner on base.

Then, Gibson sent a homer flying into the stands off Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley’s pitch and hobbled around the bases as the crowd lost their minds.

Of course, we all know how that series ended with the Dodgers winning the ’88 World Series in five games against the A’s.

Relive this dramatic play all over again in the video below!

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