Dennis Eckersley threw out the first pitch of World Series Game 4 to Kirk Gibson

They re-created Gibson’s famous 1988 Game 1 walk-off homer 30 years later.

Thirty years ago, Dennis Eckersley threw a pitch to Kirk Gibson that made him one of Dodgers’ fans favorite people. In Game 1 of the 1988 World Series the Oakland A’s were enjoying a 4-3 ninth inning lead at Dodger Stadium when Gibson pinch hit with a man on first.

You know the story. Gibson, with injuries to both legs and barely able to get a confident swing off, cracked a home run to right and hobbled around...


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