Dodgers: 32 Years Ago Today… Vin Scully Recalls Kirk Gibson’s Historic Home Run

The Dodgers are knee-deep in their hunt for the 7th championship in franchise history. Of course,  their last World Series title came back in 1988, 32 years ago. And exactly 32 years ago today, Kirk Gibson cranked a pinch-hit, 2-run, walk off home run to secure a game 1 win for the underdog Dodgers.

Flash forward to 2020, today the legendary Vin Scully recalls the incredible moment in baseball history. In fact, he shares a little-known nugget from that day and moment.

Yes, Vinny helped set the stage on the national broadcast for what has become one of the most iconic moments in baseball history. While Gibson’s homer obviously does the heavy lifting, Vinny’s setup for the home audience has undoubtedly made the moment stand the test of time.

Brilliant people understand the moment. Thank you for sharing, Mr. Scully.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. I am sure Dodgers and fans are tired of seeing reruns of Gibsons HR in 1988 that propelled a team far less talented than this year’s team to the last Ws win this franchise has experienced.

  2. The 2 biggest difference between today’s team and the ’88 team……..heart and Tommy Lasorda. Nothing more to say.

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