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The Stories Behind the Shirts

All About The 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers

by OldSchoolShirts Info 18 Apr 2023
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers team photo

In 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers made history by winning their sixth World Series championship in franchise history. This team, affectionately known as the "Blue Crew," will always be remembered for their incredible talent and legendary moments on the field.

Gibson's home run

One of the most iconic moments in Dodgers history came during Game 1 of the World Series against the Oakland A's. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Dodgers down by a run, injured slugger Kirk Gibson hobbled to the plate as a pinch hitter. With a full count, Gibson connected with a Dennis Eckersley pitch and hit a two-run homer that sent the Dodgers bench and fans into a frenzy. This walk-off home run not only won the game for the Dodgers, but also set the tone for the entire series.

Talent all around

The '88 Dodgers were more than just one moment, though. They were a team filled with talented players who worked together to achieve greatness. Pitcher Orel Hershiser had an incredible season, setting a new record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched and earning the NL Cy Young Award. Outfielder, and eventual World Series MVP, Mickey Hatcher had a clutch performance in Game 1 and continued to contribute throughout the series.

1988 los angeles dodgers lineup tee

Manager Tommy Lasorda also played a crucial role in leading the team to victory. He had a knack for bringing out the best in his players and instilling a winning mentality in the clubhouse. His leadership and passion for the game was infectious and helped propel the Dodgers to the a world championship.

The Legacy

The 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers will always be remembered as one of the greatest teams in baseball history. Their talent, determination, and legendary moments on the field have cemented their place in baseball lore. Dodger fans are grateful for the memories they created and the legacy they left behind.

Shop our entire collection of vintage baseball lineup tees online here, as well as our collection of classic team lineups, which can be found here

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