Kirk Gibson
Pinch Hitter, Los Angeles Dodgers
1988 World Series, Game 1

Gibson had a bum knee, and A's closer Dennis Eckersley was the greatest reliever in the game. But none of it mattered; Gibson drove a backdoor slider into the right field seats for a pinch-hit, walk-off home run that beat the A's 4-3 and set the tone for the rest of the series.

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