It really bums me out when ESPN and MLB Network play Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run and not make any mention of his incredible 1984 World Series shot off of Goose Gossage.
Is it just me, folks, or was the ’84 blast just as memorable? In many ways, I think it can be argued that it was more meaningful and significant in the sense that it closed the World Series instead of opening it. Gibson’s ’88 shot was in Game 1 of the World Series; his ’84 homer took place in the last innings of Game 5 — the final game of the World Series.
Judge for yourself. The video below is from the original NBC broadcast with Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola.