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Giant crowd of Astros fans saving a woman's hat is Houston at its best

I was born in LA. One of my earliest memories is Kirk Gibson's legendary home run in 1988. And I was heartbroken when the Dodgers lost the World Series to the Astros this year.  SEE ALSO: Houston Astros' first-ever World Series win was predicted by a Sports Illustrated cover back in 2014 But damn, I'm happy for the people of Houston. Show More Summary

Tommy Lasorda is ready for one more World Series title

There had been a camera trained on Tommy Lasorda, no surprise to anyone who followed the Dodgers with even the slightest degree of interest. Kirk Gibson blew off an immediate interview on the field, disappearing down the dugout steps. So NBC cut to the replays, with the two images that endure to...

From Gibson to Turner: The life-changing power of sports in a city's collective memory

When I think about Kirk Gibson’s famous World Series home run, I don’t visualize Gibson pumping his fist or hear Vin Scully’s perfect call. I picture my father. The Dodgers’ long-awaited return to the World Series has resulted in a series of retrospective stories and columns, Bill Plaschke relaying...

Vin Scully will not be part of a World Series broadcast: “I honestly don’t feel I belong there”

The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers were in the World Series, a hobbled Kirk Gibson launched a walk-off home run that was voiced over by one of the more iconic broadcast calls of all-time: “High fly ball into right field… she is GONE.” Long silence as the crowd roars. Show More Summary

Dodger fans make an appeal to their highest power: Vin Scully

Vin Scully’s call of Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series — “High fly ball into right field; she is gone!” — is something many of us long-suffering Dodger fans can recite from memory. It is the soundtrack that played over the last great, franchise-marking moment for...

Justin Turner is the gift that keeps on giving for the Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Justin Turner authored one of the greatest moments in Los Angeles Dodgers franchise history in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday night at Dodger Stadium, one the anniversary of yet another iconic moment. When Kirk Gibson hit...Show More Summary

Justin Turner walks off the Cubs and walks into new territory: Dodger legend

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The Dodgers need two more wins to reach their first World Series since 1988. But Game 2 was their biggest win since Kirk Gibson.        

Miller: Justin Turner goes Kirk Gibson and makes everything right again

Twenty-nine years to the date of Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series homer, the Dodgers crown another postseason star in Justin Turner.

Turner homer gives Dodgers walk-off win over Cubs in NLCS Game 2

Justin Turner goes deep with two out in ninth, 29 years to the day after Kirk Gibson’s historic pinch-homer to beat the A’s.

Justin Turner's walk-off home run gives Dodgers a 2-0 lead over Cubs in NLCS

On the 29th anniversary of Kirk Gibson’s walk-off blast, the Dodgers added another chapter to franchise lore when Justin Turner thundered a game-winning, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 4-1 victory in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against...

Justin Turner's walk-off home run gives Dodgers a 2-0 lead over Cubs in NLCS

On the 29th anniversary of Kirk Gibson’s walk-off blast, the Dodgers added another chapter to franchise lore when Justin Turner thundered a game-winning, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 4-1 victory in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against...

How the Washington Nationals botched what could have been their Kirk Gibson moment

This could have been their Kirk Gibson moment. This could have been a glorious day for the Washington Nationals, their celebrated pitcher rising from his sick bed to slay the defending World Series champions and stave off elimination for his team. Stephen Strasburg might yet stop the Chicago Cubs...

Vin Scully isn't planning on returning to Dodgers broadcast booth

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Joe Davis is 29, not even a full year older than Kirk Gibson’s home run. He is an active participant on social media, unlike his Hall of Fame predecessor, Vin Scully. As Scully once told his audience, talking about a tweet: "I called it a 'twit.' But I thought it was a twit, since it's Twitter.”...

Jack White’s New Record Only Available With Detroit Tigers Tickets

The latest Third Man 7" features a talk with White and baseball legend Kirk Gibson

From the Archives; Kirk Gibson's historic Dodger homer

Kirk Gibson celebrates as he rounds the bases after his two-run pinch-hit homer off Oakland reliever Dennis Eckersley, giving the Dodgers a stunning 5-4 victory over the A’s in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. The Dodgers trailed the A’s, 4-3, in the bottom of the ninth when the sore-kneed Gibson...

Dodgers are about to embark on another improbable, impossible journey ... will it end the way 1988 did?

Of course, you remember Kirk Gibson’s home run in Game 1 of the World Series. What about the other improbable moments of that championship season in 1988? There was a pinch-hit, walk-off single in the 11th inning by pitcher Tim Leary in mid-August. There was another walk-off victory a week later,...

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