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For Dodgers fans, Kirk Gibson moment reconstructed

October 11, 2010 |  5:52 pm

 ESPN's "Sportscenter" will air a four-part series beginning Wednesday in which four dramatic Major League Baseball postseason walk-off home runs will be revisited. Two of the vignettes will feature Dodger moments -- one good and one bad for Dodgers fans.

Friday's installment will be Kirk Gibson's gimpy-legged game-winning blast off Oakland's Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series; Thursday's will be the shot hit by Ozzie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals against the Dodgers in the 1985 NLCS. 

Kicking off the series will be the home run hit by Pittsburgh's Bill Mazeroski off the Yankees' Ralph Terry to win the 1960 World Series and on Saturday it will be Yankees infielder Aaron Boone's turn, when he beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS.

-- Diane Pucin

 

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