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Kirk Gibson's homerun
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Chinn, Paul
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph used for articles dated October 24, 1988 and January 3, 1989.;Used in the Exhibit: L.A. Baseball: From the Pacific Coast League to the Major Leagues.
Trailing 4-3 and down to their last out in the bottom of the 9th inning in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, the Dodgers called on Kirk Gibson to pinch-hit against Oakland A's relief ace Dennis Eckersley. His injured knee heavily wrapped, Gibson limped to home plate, then turned on a 3-2 slider and drove the ball over the right-field wall for a two-run, game-winning, jaw-dropping homer. It was Gibson's only at-bat during the Series, won by the Dodgers in five games. Later, the Los Angeles Sports Council called it the "greatest moment in Los Angeles sports history."; Similar to image 00049008.
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 29 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
SCHH_b001_f1_i50 (2 prints); HE box Gibson, Kirk (Additional print)
Gibson, Kirk
Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team)
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Baseball players--United States
Baseball--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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