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Kirk Gibson

Situation: Game 1, 1988 World Series, Oakland at Dodgers Injury: Strained hamstring, sprained knee ligament. What happened: With two out in the bottom of the ninth, Gibson limped to the plate and hit a game-winning, pinch-hit two-run home run off of Oakland closer Dennis Eckersley, giving the Dodgers a 5-4 win. The Dodgers went on to win the championship in five games. It was Gibson’s only at-bat of the World Series. Associated Press