The at-bat was Gibson's only plate appearance of the World Series, but it helped Los Angeles win the World Series in five games.RANK: 62 LOCATION: Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif. DATE: 10/15/1988 CATEGORY: MLB

By Verducci
March 02, 2013

Expected to be sidelined with a pair of leg injuries, Kirk Gibson was summoned to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers were trailing 4-3 to the Oakland Athletics, but Gibson, the hobbled NL MVP, played hero, taking feared A's closer Dennis Eckersley deep to give the Dodgers a 5-4 win.

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