Flashback Friday: Mike Scioscia Hits Game-Tying Home Run In 1988 NLCS

The 1988 season was full of memorable moments for the Los Angeles Dodgers as the team would battle the heavy-weight New York Mets in the NLCS. With the Mets leading the series 2-1 entering Game 4, the Dodgers were playing in a near must-win situation.

Leading by two runs entering the top of the ninth, the Mets were just three outs away from taking a comfortable 3-1 series lead. However, fate had different plans. John Shelby worked a leadoff walk to set the table for Mike Scioscia.

Scioscia hit a game-tying two-run shot that propelled the Dodgers to a win in extra innings and tied the series.

The Dodger catcher only had three home runs during the entire 1988 season and 35 RBIs. Scioscia’s clutch home run that night would propel was key in the underdog Dodgers getting past the Mets in seven games and an eventual win in the World Series over the Oakland Athletics, which also included a dramatic home run by a Dodger player.
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