I stumbled upon a brilliant documentary about Game 1 of the 1988 World Series tonight on Fox Sports 1.
It should be required viewing for any young athlete (or anyone of any age facing any kind of adversity).
The 1988 Dodgers were completely overmatched in the playoffs and the World Series, but when the dust had settled, the Dodgers were the ones holding the championship trophy.
The 1988 Dodgers were the toughest team I’ve seen in 35 years of watching sports. They believed in themselves. They played smart baseball. They didn’t care how good the opponent was.
And leading the charge was Kirk Gibson, the toughest athlete I’ve ever seen. What he overcame in terms of physical pain to become a World Series hero just blows my mind.
The years had erased some of my memories of Gibson’s nonstop heroics in the 1988 playoffs vs. the Mets. And then of course the game-winning home run in Game 1 of the World Series. Gosh, he was a stud.
Gibson, Hershiser, Lasorda, Sax, Hatcher … so many heroes on that team. Still looking for the next group of Dodger World Series heroes. 🙂