WS1988 Gm1: Scully's call of Gibson memorable at-bat

  • Published on Sep 21, 2016
  • 10/15/88: Vin Scully calls Kirk Gibson's full at-bat that finishes with a legendary walk-off homer during Game 1 of the World Series
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  • Stretch FourTwenty
    Stretch FourTwenty 10 hours ago

    Real love and passion for the greatest sport on earth !

  • Tony Pascale
    Tony Pascale Day ago

    I didn't see Pedro Guerrero celebrate

  • David Pate
    David Pate Day ago

    Back when America was great.

  • Manuel Correa
    Manuel Correa 2 days ago

    That night in L.A. was awesome. Everyone was glued to their T.V. sets and you could hear everyone roar with happiness when Gibson hit that homer. From Vince Scully to Jaime Jarrin announcing that night on the radio it is forever engrained in my memories. Cheers Dodgers!

  • Deep Purple
    Deep Purple 2 days ago

    Most dramatic HR in Dodger History.

  • Humberto Leyva Garcia

    foul away..memorable

  • Humberto Leyva Garcia

    vin scully and jaime jarrin monsters

  • Manuel Tubens
    Manuel Tubens 3 days ago

    Harry Kalas, and Ritchie Ashburn were the best baseball announcers of the MLB. They made the game more exciting than the announcers nowadays.

  • Dougie C
    Dougie C 3 days ago

    "Tinker Bell backed off for Kirk Gibson" Vin Scully

  • Jose Ortega
    Jose Ortega 3 days ago

    doyers 2019!

  • Southtwolakes
    Southtwolakes 3 days ago

    I’ve held this bat and worn this helmet.

    MARSHELL TUCKER 4 days ago

    Now im a true dyed in the wool UofM fan grown up 25 miles from the big house. Very few athletes outta michigan state will o root for till my dying day. One of those always has been Kirk Gibson. He used to cause Michigan all kinds of hell playing tight end for sparty. Then he chose baseball over football as a pro sport. What a fn stud! Tigers had him and he assisted with organization to this day. Currently in the booth doing color. I we here on michigan love this iconic legend. Kirk has Parkinson’s or as he calls it on air, Parky😂 even that is a challenge to this guy. Thanks for all the sweet memories Gibby. God bless you.

  • John Smith
    John Smith 4 days ago

    It's been 25 years and I still can't believe he hit that fucking ball out of the park. And the Dodgers went on to sweep them! I was born in Oakland and a life-long A's fan but I will never forget this.

  • Mr. Nibble Nips
    Mr. Nibble Nips 4 days ago

    Kirk Gibson was only 31 here. I thought he was 41.

  • yogibearstie
    yogibearstie 5 days ago

    I was watching on TV with my father, thinking there is no hope. Even when Gibson hit it, it was all off balanced all arms. I jumped around like my pants were on fire when Scully called her gone. It still looks like a soft hit, but it sure wasn’t.

  • SolidSnakeLRRP
    SolidSnakeLRRP 5 days ago

    When men were men!

  • EDUSA Diaz-54
    EDUSA Diaz-54 5 days ago +1

    I will never forget this game, I was 10 years old, I could still hear my Dad cheering when we WON. Good memories will never die but will live on throughout your LIFE.

  • khakhashi Sam
    khakhashi Sam 5 days ago +1

    Back when men were men and they weren't afraid to wear tights.

  • Melissa Acosta Jensen

    How do you not get excited for this moment! Unless you’re a Giant or A’s fan! 💙⚾️

  • gym shorts
    gym shorts 6 days ago

    I love it, I was in the stands 30 feet away from Kirk's hit ball in right field, what a memory! Baseball is awesome. 'I would like to formally thank my ex-girlfriend _______ for the tickets' . I had to walk and didn't want to fight for her because she had bad hygiene ! Go Dodgers, GO Boston !

  • Warblerab 295
    Warblerab 295 7 days ago

    I'm not sure he touched third based.

  • tojo4
    tojo4 7 days ago

    little nubber :-)

  • Kickin
    Kickin 7 days ago +7

    You could have pulled the plug on that stadium and the electricity from the crowd would have kept that ballpark lit.

  • Oscar Garcia
    Oscar Garcia 7 days ago

    I remember this like it was yesterday I was living in South Central L.A. I was 14 we had a t.v. in the garage the neighbor hood was on our drive way. One A's fan we told him if Dodgers lose your getting beat up. Kirk Gibson saved that kid... True Story

  • Jack Package
    Jack Package 7 days ago

    Only real baseball players have mustaches.

  • ScubaStevoB05
    ScubaStevoB05 7 days ago

    Scully hits balls almost as hard as the bus lady who drove us to school when we were kids and a guy got on asking for directions and she kicked him in the nuts and he dropped the big bowl of cabbage soup he was holding and it went everywhere and the bus smelled like cabbages for the rest of the year. I tried following it on my bike to the bus garage, and waiting until the bus drivers went back to their trees, and snuck in with a loaf of bread and scraped the cabbage soup off of the bus floor. Problem was, the bus drove on a lot of gravel, so it made my sandwhiches extra crunchy. That was 56 years ago. I eat rocks now. Everyday, I go down the road and stand in the middle with bread and the same undies on, of course. The bus lady comes by and honks and gets out and kicks me in the nuts, but she doesnt have any cabbage soup, so I just wait till she drives away and eat the rocks on rye bread instead. Sometimes i go in just my undies, but the officer says I have to stop that now.

  • Art Gutierrez
    Art Gutierrez 8 days ago +1

    This was one of those moments in life where decades later, you can still recall with pinpoint accuracy where you were and what you were doing the moment this happened.

  • Robert Soule
    Robert Soule 8 days ago

    What makes this that much more fantastic and historical is the fact that the A's got all 4 of their runs on a Grand Slam by Canseco- the AL MVP in 1988- in the 2nd. This was Gibson's- the 1988 NL MVP- only at bat in the Series that the Dodgers would go on to win. Gibson only had 76 RBI's that season but his fire and competitiveness is what drove these dodgers. That and Hershiser's pitching.

  • Parker Durham
    Parker Durham 8 days ago

    Such a long at-bat

  • Senorsaystoomuch
    Senorsaystoomuch 8 days ago

    The sheer ecstasy of that crowd when the ball entered the stands was unreal, really special.

  • Bigdada2069
    Bigdada2069 8 days ago

    Do u see lil mark

  • Greg Smith
    Greg Smith 8 days ago

    30 some years later. I still get chills and excited watching this. Just amazing!

  • kendo4242
    kendo4242 8 days ago

    I remember watching it on TV when it happened, as Gibson came to the plate,wondering, "What the hell? He can barely walk. What is Lasorda thinking? He's just gonna hit a nubber back to the mound and embarrass himself." And then my jaw dropped to the ground!

  • Neal H. Hurwitz
    Neal H. Hurwitz 8 days ago


  • Low Toki
    Low Toki 8 days ago

    Its a o.g call...

  • K C
    K C 8 days ago

    I'm a die-hard A's fan and I vividly remember watching this...even though my A's lost I knew it was historic and I still remember getting chills because of what I just witnessed, and what a great call by Vin Scully, the best announcer in baseball history...

  • John C
    John C 9 days ago

    The Johnny Carson of announcers, baseball or otherwise. A master of timing that harnessed anticipation and poured it out as if he were a friendly neighborhood bartender...with a smile on his face and his hand forever on tap. Speaking for a huge family of Dodger Fans, We love you Vinny!!!

  • Ron Spain
    Ron Spain 9 days ago

    Why is RUclip recommending this to me? I have zero interest in ball games. RUclip won't recommend videos to me that I'd actually like to see because they're bigoted hypocrites who can only support hatemongers. Please use a trusted adblocker to avoid feeding the monster.

    LUCKY 9 days ago


  • DevInvest
    DevInvest 10 days ago

    Gibby & Vin
    Hard to ever beat that moment & call.

  • ToomanyJ's ToomanyR's
    ToomanyJ's ToomanyR's 10 days ago

    What I liked about this team is that they weren't great players, but found ways to win. Let's not forget that this was the second time Kirk Gibson hit a game winning home homerun in a World Series. He had done it with the Detroit Tigers. But this was much sweeter because of his injury.

  • Eric Thompson
    Eric Thompson 10 days ago

    Greatest hit it baseball

  • lostsidewalk
    lostsidewalk 10 days ago

    "And look at Eckersley shocked to his toe"

  • Steve Blackburn
    Steve Blackburn 11 days ago +2

    Living in a motel with my 2 year old son then . Never forget it. In a way inspired me to do better and I did. Thanks Mr. Gibson

  • Anthony Sanchez
    Anthony Sanchez 11 days ago

    I hate the Dodgers but I LOVE THIS MOMENT in Baseball. One of the greatest home runs ever in World Series history.

  • Tam Tamulevicz
    Tam Tamulevicz 11 days ago

    Ty lfor sharing, I was glued to this vid.!!!

  • Mauricio Hurtado
    Mauricio Hurtado 11 days ago

    It’s so sad when they gifth straipes

  • Under the Surface
    Under the Surface 11 days ago

    She's a beautiful woman

  • Joe Batimore
    Joe Batimore 11 days ago

    the Dodgers were cheaters theres no way gibson was healthy enuff too play he had too be given drugs and il swear on a affidavit

  • Rob Wonham
    Rob Wonham 11 days ago

    My favourite player in baseball. Gibby was the greatest. Grew up watching him as a Tiger. Hitting homers out of Tiger Stadium and winning the World Series with his power.

  • vcv6560
    vcv6560 11 days ago

    I remember in the postgame show it was said that someone posted over Gibson's locker, "Roy Hobbs".

  • xuimod
    xuimod 11 days ago

    Can't stand Vin Scully. He was being a drama queen with this call. Glad he's retired, he was always so self-important. Tim Mcarver is another retired, overly self-important baseball announcer.
    They both acted like baseball was something oh so sacred.

  • Jason Holbrook
    Jason Holbrook 11 days ago

    Greatest moment ever. And I’m a Boston fan then I’ve seen a lot I remember that day like it was yesterday

  • Nick Brown
    Nick Brown 11 days ago

    Joe Buck should take some notes.

  • Vagina Doctor
    Vagina Doctor 12 days ago

    This at bat made me wet

  • Michael Angellotti
    Michael Angellotti 12 days ago

    Gibson - Eckersley
    Lasorda - La Rusa
    Davis - Halssey
    L.A. - Oakland
    By far the greatest at bat of our time.

  • Steve Fowler
    Steve Fowler 12 days ago

    Saw this at bat live on TV back in the day...the whole time I am sensing what is going to happen but I am thinking NFW but Yeah he homers. Kirk was probably one of the best athletes to ever play in MLB and on of the very few who could have been an equally big star in the NFL.

  • steve m
    steve m 12 days ago

    UK fan. We got highlights back in 88. Agree with everything said about the situation , the game and the great Vin Scully. 😀

  • Pat Doyle
    Pat Doyle 12 days ago

    Gibby was also a great football player at Michigan State - I thought he would go to the NFL. But if Hollywood wrote this scene into a movie, people would call it corny and unbelievable - yet here it is.

  • Boone Docker
    Boone Docker 12 days ago

    What a great moment in sports history. Timeless.

  • Mary Smith
    Mary Smith 12 days ago

    SO glad they didn’t intentionally walk Gibson.

  • Jason McColl
    Jason McColl 12 days ago

    Great memories. M.M. before the juice 🤣.

  • Robert Currie
    Robert Currie 12 days ago

    Two bad legs.

  • Steve Rollins
    Steve Rollins 13 days ago

    I was there, and forget how
    LONG that at bat was

  • Massey Forbusiness
    Massey Forbusiness 13 days ago

    Almost 31 years later and STILL gives me the chills! I remember jumping so high that my hands touched the living room ceiling.. 12 years old when this happened... 43 now and still feels like it was yesterday.

  • Eric Kennedy
    Eric Kennedy 13 days ago

    Dodgers got away with one . Gibson drew, batter interference should been called out. He should never gotten that home run. Eck should of walked Gibson got next batter out.

  • Adam Kolinski
    Adam Kolinski 13 days ago

    A truly memorable moment in baseball. Thanks for the upload.

  • javier rocha
    javier rocha 13 days ago

    My childhood....what a memory. Row 24 seat 13

  • 29Frizz
    29Frizz 13 days ago

    "They are going wild at Dodger Stadium. No one wants to leave!"

  • blane gralheer
    blane gralheer 13 days ago

    When baseball was baseball

  • Ken Rascon
    Ken Rascon 13 days ago

    If baseball is the stupidest and most boring sport there is, baseball in the 80's was even stupider

  • BrainStem Recruiter
    BrainStem Recruiter 14 days ago

    Best team to ever wear the uniform (as far as I'm concerned).

  • Jeffrey Patterson
    Jeffrey Patterson 15 days ago

    a skinny Mark McGwire at first.

  • Michaelangelo Michaelangelo

    I heard Dodger stadium explode...and I was in Tempe Arizona

  • Davidson Ellison
    Davidson Ellison 15 days ago

    This is one of the greatest moments in baseball history. He's comes to the plate, banged up so bad, it's hard to justify putting him up there. And then for him to be able to dig deep and summon the strength up to actually come thru. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning in the World Series. That is every kids dream. I hated Kirk Gibson for much of his career. The guy had so much intensity and grit and will to win. He won me over and I respect him for his accomplishments. I wish him well in all he does.

  • Scott Keimig
    Scott Keimig 16 days ago +1

    Vin Scully was a master at his craft this was an amazing moment at Dodger Stadium and you could feel the crowd even through the phone LOL

  • Doug Smith
    Doug Smith 17 days ago

    As an A's fanatic, I still feel Dennis Eckersley's pain. That was quite a comeback, I 'll give you that much.

    UNREDACTED 2020 17 days ago

    I still remember this like it was yesterday.

  • Sensei Raven
    Sensei Raven 17 days ago

    I still remember watching this live; absolutely unbelievable. Eckersley still has that "WTF"? look on his face today.

  • Jose Lopez
    Jose Lopez 17 days ago

    There celebrating to this day. Tommy Lasoroda is still running around like E. T.

  • Jimmie Beatty
    Jimmie Beatty 18 days ago

    Years later when the Dodgers had rookie Mike Piazza I thought......Kirk Gibson look-alike. lol

  • bordiguy
    bordiguy 18 days ago

    *Vin Scully is everyone’s grandpa if you live(d) in LA.*

  • danimal4202danimal
    danimal4202danimal 18 days ago

    My mom went into labor on this day back in '88. To this day my dad still blames me for missing one of the greatest moments in sports history.

  • jpalm32
    jpalm32 18 days ago

    LA all illegals & drunks now. Never fill the stadium

  • Derek Manning
    Derek Manning 18 days ago +1

    Joe Buck would have talked and talked and talked. That's why Vin Skully was the best play-by-play man in sports!

  • Timothy Gibboms
    Timothy Gibboms 19 days ago

    Jack Buck!!!

  • Christopher
    Christopher 19 days ago

    This is, arguably, the most memorable game in World Series history. The setup was perfect--Dave Stewart pitching a solid eight innings before giving way to one of the best closers ever; Canseco murdering a pitch for a grand slam in the second; the Dodger relievers shutting down the As for the rest of the game; and Gibson's homer as the cherry on top of an MVP season that sparked the Dodgers to a championship. All capped off with Vin Scully's magnificent broadcasting.

    • 1974dormouse
      1974dormouse 19 days ago

      Christopher I would argue that this is the most memorable baseball moment in history.

  • Rst28
    Rst28 19 days ago +3

    Growing up in Boston, we of course didn't have Scully.
    ( We had Johnny Most - Celtics)
    For baseball, there was nobody better.
    After "She is gone", he let's it simmer and breath without saying any word as he knew nothing could or should be said.
    My hat's off the to man..

  • WillWrambles
    WillWrambles 19 days ago +1

    Mighty Casey did not strike out.

  • 2016BMWi8
    2016BMWi8 19 days ago

    Pure Adrenaline got him around the bases

  • mark price
    mark price 20 days ago

    This gets my vote for one of the top 3 sports moments I've ever seen. I was in LA when this went down and wow.will never forget it.

  • Cheezeburger Walrus
    Cheezeburger Walrus 20 days ago +42

    Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs, full count, man on second down by 1, standing on a bum leg.....this is the stuff of legend

    • Jeremy Davis
      Jeremy Davis 9 days ago +1

      To see something like this unfold and happen to such a great guy was awesome. Could not have written it better. Sandlot kids imagine this kind of moment. Can see myself as a kid in batters box saying that same thing, bottom of the 9th, 2 outs...😊

    • Jeffrey B
      Jeffrey B 12 days ago +3

      Cheezeburger Walrus if this was a Hollywood script, the critics would say that’s it was too hokey....

  • bobbyfan418
    bobbyfan418 20 days ago +1

    I remember seeing this on SportsCenter. I was 11 years old.

  • Themeagain69
    Themeagain69 21 day ago +2

    I still get chills watching this and I am a Cardinals fan!

    • Themeagain69
      Themeagain69 17 days ago

      well thanks to the Cardinals y'all were able to break the curse!!

    • 1974dormouse
      1974dormouse 19 days ago

      Themeagain69 same. I’m a Boston fan and this is the greatest moment in baseball for me, next to us breaking the curse. 😆

  • Mark Younger
    Mark Younger 21 day ago

    I lòved this moment, and I don't even watch baseball but I was watching that night and this was amazing.

  • Brent Muehlbauer
    Brent Muehlbauer 21 day ago

    Everytime I watch this he's out! Never touched 2nd!

  • Anthony Giaquinto
    Anthony Giaquinto 21 day ago +1

    I'm a Yankee fan so I have seen many incredible games, plays, moments etc, but this might be the most incredible I've ever seen. A guy who can barely friggin' walk hits a homerun off of a HOF pitcher down 0-2 in a huge spot!!!! Mind boggling really. 👀😲😲😲😲

  • Salty Gator
    Salty Gator 21 day ago

    How can you not be romantic about baseball?

  • Russell Sacks
    Russell Sacks 22 days ago +1

    I was intently watching this game as a 12-year old that had been a fan since Fernandomania swept LA 7 years prior. My know-nothing about baseball sister said Gibson would homer and I told her it was impossible because Eckersley was the best and Gibby was hurt and at best I was hoping for a walk or a hit batter and Sax could then come up and get it done. Even though I had to hear "I told you so" about 300 times it is still my favorite sports memory.

  • rich
    rich 22 days ago

    He missed 2nd base coming around...