Definitions for "1988 World Series"
The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored A's to win the Series in five games, which is exactly the opposite result of their 1974 meeting (that series also went five games). The most memorable moment of the 1988 World Series was when injured Dodgers MVP Kirk Gibson hit a pinch-hit, game winning home run off of Athletics closer and future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley in Game 1.