In our opinion, this is the biggest home run ever hit in baseball history. It should be by a member of one of the most storied franchises ever.
Everything added to the drama. He hit is off the game’s most dominant closer at the time, against baseball’s powerhouse team. Gibson was hurt, limping into the batter’s box for his pinch-hit. If you read David Wells’ book, he talks about what a tough mental individual Kirk Gibson is, and how he was created to hit this home run and for this at-bat.
Gibson was a superstar of the 80’s and put the 1988 Dodgers on his back; turning an entire series with one swing of the bat. His place in this game’s history lives on forever, long after the lights will go out at Dodger stadium and ballparks around MLB alike.