THE DRAMATIC 1988 NLCS GAME 4, THE PENNANT-CLINCHING GAME 7, AND ALL FIVE WORLD SERIES GAMES AGAINST THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS.
The last month of the 1988 Major League Baseball season was dominated by Orel Hershiser?s record-setting scoreless-innings streak. But while Hershiser closed the season with 59 consecutive scoreless innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers entered the postseason as distinct underdogs. First they needed to overcome the mighty New York Mets: the winners of 100 games featured deep pitching, balanced power, and a battle-tested roster. Then awaiting in the Fall Classic would be the powerful Oakland Athletics. Led by the Bash Brothers, Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, this stacked squad won 104 games and then swept the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series.
As the seven games in this remarkable DVD collection prove, ?that?s why they play the games.? The Dodgers had the ever-optimistic motivation of manager Tommy Lasorda. The Dodgers had the ferocity and bulldog determination of Hershiser. The Dodgers had the singular cast of players who far exceeded the sum of the parts and became an unstoppable team. The Dodgers had the 1988 National League MVP, the inspirational lion-hearted leadership of Kirk Gibson, who with one dramatic swing crushed the spirit of the Athletics and carved out a special place in the World Series pantheon.
1988 World Series Trophy and MVP Award Presentations; 1988 Ring Ceremony; Inside the Moments: Gibson's Home Run; Orel Hershiser: The Scoreless Streak; Locker Room Interviews Following the Gibson Home Run; Award Ceremonies: Kirk Gibson 1988 NL MVP, Orel Hershiser 1988 NL Cy Young; Rare Interviews: Tommy Lasorda, Kirk Gibson, Dennis Eckersley, Tony LaRussa, Sparky Anderson; Special Game Footage: Hershiser's 20th Win, Orel Breaks the MLB Scoreless Innings Record, Dodgers Clinch NL West, Dodgers Big 2nd Inning of NLCS Game 2, Jack Buck's Historic Call of Gibson's World Series HR, Last Out of the 1988 World Series