MLB World Series

Season 42 Episode 1

Game 1 - Oakland at Los Angeles (1988)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 1988 on FOX
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Game 1 - Oakland at Los Angeles (1988)

Game 1 of the 1988 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Final Score: Oakland 4 Los Angeles 5
Los Angeles leads series 1-0

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Final Score
        Oakland 4 Los Angeles 5
        Los Angeles leads series 1-0

      • The Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League pennant by defeating the New York Mets 4-3 (2-3, 6-3, 4-8, 5-4 (12), 7-4, 1-5, 6-0).
        The Oakland Athletics won the American League pennant by defeating the Boston Red Sox 4-0 (2-1, 4-3, 10-6, 4-1).

      • By facing his former team, Oakland starter Dave Stewart became only the second pitcher in World Series history to start Game 1 against his former team. The other was New York Yankee Waite Hoyt, who started Game 1 of the 1923 Series against the New York Giants.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • (on Kirk Gibson)
        Los Angeles Manager Tommy Lasorda: He hobbled up there like a one-legged man. That's a guy who has a lot of power. He could hit a ball out of the grand Canyon. ... Here we are staring defeat right in the eyes and all of a sudden the guy hits on out.

      • Los Angeles Pinch Hitter Kirk Gibson: I figured if I could go up there with a guy on and the crowd into it, I could suck it up for one AB (at bat). I knew I'd be a detriment It was tough. I've got two bad legs. I'd been in the training room all day. I heard Vin Scully say I wasn't going to play. I said 'That's it.' I put on an ice bag on my knee and made it numb. I said go ahead and pinch hit Mike (Davis) for Alfredo (Griffin) and if he gets on, I'll give it my best shot.
        (on his game winning home run)
        Los Angeles Pinch Hitter Kirk Gibson: It's hard to match, a storybook. I was disappointed I couldn't play. It was tough pushing off my front foot. My hamstring hurt. I just decided to buckle down and try and go ahead and go to the opposite field. What a team!

      • (after Los Angeles left-fielder Mickey Hatcher ran full speed around the bases after his 1st inning home run)
        Vin Scully: He's a Saturday Evening Post character!
        Joe Garagiola: He ran in like he thought they were going to take it off the scoreboard! He really circled those bases in a hurry!

    • NOTES (3)

      • Bob Costas - Pregame Host, Marv Albert - Pregame Host

      • Starting Lineups
        Oakland Athletics
        Carney Lansford 3B
        Dave Henderson CF
        Jose Canseco RF
        Dave Parker LF
        Mark McGwire 1B
        Terry Steinbach C
        Glenn Hubbard 2B
        Walt Weiss SS
        Dave Stewart P
        Los Angeles Dodgers
        Steve Sax 2B
        Franklin Stubbs 1B
        Mickey Hatcher LF
        Mike Marshall RF
        John Shelby CF
        Mike Scioscia C
        Jeff Hamilton 3B
        Alfredo Griffin SS
        Tim Belcher P

      • Reserves
        Oakland Athletics
        Don Baylor
        Todd Burns
        Greg Cadaret
        Storm Davis
        Dennis Eckersley
        Mike Gallego
        Ron Hassey
        Rick Honeycutt
        Stan Javier
        Gene Nelson
        Tony Phillips
        Eric Plunk
        Luis Polonia
        Bob Welch
        Curt Young
        Los Angeles Dodgers
        Dave Anderson
        Mike Davis
        Rick Dempsey
        Kirk Gibson
        Jose Gonzalez
        Danny Heep
        Orel Hershiser
        Brian Holton
        Ricky Horton
        Jay Howell
        Tim Leary
        Jesse Orosco
        Alejandro Pena
        John Tudor
        Tracy Woodson

    • ALLUSIONS (0)