One of the greatest moments in Los Angeles Dodgers history occurred on October 15, 1988 when pinch-hitter Kirk Gibson hit a two-run walk-off home run to win game one of the World Series. Gibson was suffering from severe pain in both legs that was so bad he did not even walk out for the introductions prior to the start of the game.

Gibson’s at-bat is even considered by many fans to be one of the greatest at-bats in MLB history.

You don’t have to  be a baseball fan to appreciate the moment, so here it is:

 

What is memorable about this clip is Vin Scully’s call. For almost a minute and a half after he declared it a home run, Scully said nothing.

This is a roundabout way of introducing two videos sent to me by the unstoppable Sandy Asper. No comments from me as they speak for themselves:

https://www.sandyasperbooks.com/so/3Lz6r1ai?cid=75ebd817-2f42-4377-ab07-45c8d4ec25a7#/main

Steve Smith
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