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1988 World Series


1988 WS Gm5: Dodgers win the World Series


1988 WS Gm5: Hershiser goes the distance in clincher


WS1988 Gm2: Dodgers score five in the 2nd


1988 WS Gm3: McGwire's walk-off home run in the ninth


Must C Classic: Dodgers win 1988 World Series

The 1988 World Series was the 85th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series, and the conclusion of the 1988 Major League Baseball season. It was a best-of-seven playoff played between the American League (AL) champion Oakland Athletics and the National League (NL) champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored Athletics to win the Series in five games. It is best known for the pinch-hit walk-off home run hit by Dodgers outfielder and 1988 NL MVP Kirk Gibson, who could barely walk due to injuries suffered during the NLCS, against Hall-of-Fame Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley in Game 1. The Dodgers were the only MLB team to win more than one World Series title in the 1980s; their other World Series title during the decade came in 1981.
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