The 24th Anniversary of the Kirk Gibson 1988 World Series Home Run


I would be remiss in my duties if I did not mention that today is the 24th anniversary of the incredible Kirk Gibson home run that won game one of the 1988 World Series for the Dodgers. I will have a special post upcoming about the Gibson homer. For now though, let’s just look back and reflect on perhaps the greatest moment, not only in Dodger’s history, but in sports history as well. Today is the day though. October 15, 1988. Can you believe it’s been 25  24 years? Next year it will be 25 years. Where has the time gone? Let’s take a moment to reflect. You know how it happened. Game one of the 1988 world series against the Oakland A’s. The Dodgers losing 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning. With two outs, Mike Davis walked, which set-up the utlimate battle between Gibson and Oakland’s closer Dennis Eckersley. After fouling off a bunch of pitches, and after Davis stole second, Gibson’s bat made history.

"“high fly ball into deep right field, and she iiiiiiis gooooone!”`Vin Scully"

If we took 25 years to honor the memory of the Gibson homer, it would take at least another 25 years of commemoration to do it justice. Perhaps we should never stop commemorating the greatest moment in sports ever.

Happy Anniversary Gibby!

While we are reflecting, take a look back and check out my post honoring the Gibson homer from earlier this season during our top ten Dodger Stadium moments of all time. Go Blue in 2013!