MLB World Series

Season 42 Episode 5

Game 5 - Los Angeles at Oakland (1988)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 20, 1988 on FOX
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Game 5 - Los Angeles at Oakland (1988)

Game 5 of the 1988 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.
Final Score: Los Angeles 5 Oakland 2
Los Angeles wins the 1988 World Series 4-1

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Los Angeles Starter Orel Hershiser: I didn't think we could win the division. I didn't think we could win the playoffs. I didn't think we could beat the A's in the Series. I'll never accept that we were the better team, but that was one of my motivating factors. I felt I had to be at my best every time I pitched.
        Los Angeles Starter Orel Hershiser: There's so much pressure that it's almost a spiritual experience anyway. I was just trying to stay relaxed. I was trying to convince myself that it was [just] another game. Maybe I haven't even realized yet that it was more than that.

      • Oakland Manager Tony LaRussa: We missed the biggest piece we were chasing. But I have a great feeling about the 1988 Oakland A's. I'm very proud of what this team did. We didn't choke. We got beat because the Los Angeles Dodgers did more.

      • (on starter Orel Hershiser)
        Los Angeles Manager Tommy Lasorda: I can 't find words to describe what he's accomplished. I saw it but I can't believe it. There's no way we would have done when we did without him.
        Los Angeles' Kirk Gibson: For as long as we live we may never see a pitcher accomplish what he's accomplished. We may never see a pitcher in a better groove for as long as he's been in this one. If you put the names of 10 pitchers in a hat, I'd want to make sure I picked his.

      • Los Angeles Manager Tommy Lasorda: Nobody thought we would win the division. Nobody thought we would beat the mighty Mets. Nobody thought we would beat the team who won 104 games (the Oakland Athletics), but we believed it!

      • Vin Scully: (calling the final out of the game) Like the 1969 Mets, it's the impossible dream revisited!

    • NOTES (3)

      • Bob Costas - Trophy Presentation
        There was no pregame show before Game 5. NBC televised an episode of their hit comedy, The Cosby Show in its regular time slot.
        This game marked the final telecast on NBC directed by the legendary Harry Coyle. Coyle has directed 36 World Series for NBC, beginning with the first Series telecast in 1947.

      • Starting Lineups
        Los Angeles Dodgers
        Steve Sax 2B
        Franklin Stubbs 1B
        Mickey Hatcher LF
        Mike Marshall RF
        John Shelby CF
        MIke Davis DH
        Rick Dempsey C
        Jeff Hamilton 3B
        Alfredo Griffin SS
        Orel Hershiser P
        Oakland Athletics
        Stan Javier LF
        Dave Henderson CF
        Jose Canseco RF
        Dave Parker DH
        Mark McGwire 1B
        Ron Hassey C
        Carney Lansford 3B
        Tony Phillips 2B
        Walt Weiss SS
        Storm Davis P

      • Reserves
        Los Angeles Dodgers
        Dave Anderson
        Tim Belcher
        Kirk Gibson
        Jose Gonzalez
        Danny Heep
        Brian Holton
        Ricky Horton
        Jay Howell
        Tim Leary
        Jesse Orosco
        Alejandro Pena
        Mike Scioscia
        John Tudor
        Tracy Woodson
        Oakland Athletics
        Don Baylor
        Todd Burns
        Greg Cadaret
        Dennis Eckersley
        Mike Gallego
        Rick Honeycutt
        Glenn Hubbard
        Gene Nelson
        Eric Plunk
        Luis Polonia
        Terry Steinbach
        Dave Stewart
        Bob Welch
        Curt Young

    • ALLUSIONS (0)