Monday, July 30, 2012

Share your memory from Game 1 of the 1988 World Series

Did you attend Game 1 of the 1988 World Series? If so, I’d like for you to share your story.

Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post to share your story publicly, or email me the details privately at

-- Josh Suchon 

1 comment:

White Devil said...

Being a Dodger fan, this was the most exciting game I had ever seen. Beating the Mets was remarkable, but the dodgers weren't supposed to even win a game against the A's.

I was a senior in college, so I was in my room, watching the game on TV and listening to the Dodger radio broadcast, all while doing homework.

When the ball was hit I screamed and jumped because I knew it was out. i couldn't believe it, because it seemed too phoney - too much like a movie. How could this broken down guy limp up to the plate and hit a game winning homer against the Eck?

The two most memorable things about that game are the burning red brake lights seen between the top of the RF Pavilion seats and roof just as Gibson's home run was hit (Why would you leave a World Series game!!!!) and the great radio call of the home run by Don Drysdale.

Most people know about the brake lights, but the calls mostly associated to the Gibson's homer were the ones by Jack Buck and Vin Scully. Those were fine, but I could hear the emotion coming through on Drysdale's call. He stopped for probably over a minute, letting the crowd roar play over the radio, before he spoke again. It gives me goosebumps, 24 years later.