clock menu more-arrow no yes

1988 Dodgers

From Kirk Gibson to Orel Hershiser, with a variety of Stunt Men in between, a complete look back at the 1988 Dodgers, the last team in franchise history to win the World Series.

This stream has:

1988 Dodgers player profiles

A collection of individual player profiles for all 38 players who played in a major league game for the 1988 Dodgers.

This stream has:

Orel Hershiser's 59 straight scoreless innings

A game-by-game look back at the MLB-record scoreless streak of 59 innings by Orel Hershiser of the Dodgers in 1988.

Watch party: Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run

Join us this Wednesday at 6pm PT!

‘Only in Hollywood’ captures the spirit of the 1988 Dodgers

Documentary will air Sunday night on MLB Network

1988 World Series Game 5: Hershiser closes out A's

In one of the biggest World Series upsets of all-time, the Dodgers closed out the A's in five games behind the best pitcher on the planet.

1988 World Series Game 4: Jay Howell's redemption

Thanks to offensive production from a patchwork lineup and some excellent relief from their struggling closer, the Dodgers took a 3-1 World Series lead over the A's on Oct. 19, 1988.

1988 World Series Game 3: McGwire, Tudor walk off

For the second time in three games, the 1988 World Series featured a walk-off home run. But in Game 3, this one didn't go the Dodgers' way.

1988 World Series Game 2: Orel does it all

Orel Hershiser won his 25th game of 1988 and pitched his 10th shutout of the season with a 6-0 victory over the A's 25 years ago Wednesday, as the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the 1988 World Series.

Featured Fanshot

Dennis Eckersley congratulates Kirk Gibson

Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley has long been candid and open in various interviews about giving up the home run to Kirk Gibson in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. On Tuesday, the 25th anniversary of Gibson's historic blast, Eckersley continued to be a class act, with this congratulatory tweet

1988 World Series Game 1: Kirk Gibson goes deep

Kirk Gibson hit his historic game-winning home run against Dennis Eckersley 25 years ago Tuesday, giving the Dodgers a dramatic 5-4 victory over the A's in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

1988 NLCS Game 7: Another Hershiser shutout

Orel Hershiser finally gets his win as he shutouts the Mets and is named the NLCS MVP

1988 NLCS: David Cone, Kevin McReynolds win Game 6

David Cone pitches a complete game and Kevin McReynolds leads offense -- Mets tie up series at three games apiece

Belcher & Gibson highlight NLCS Game 5 win

Kirk Gibson's home run off Sid Fernandez gave the Dodgers a 6-0 lead and Tim Belcher won his second game of the series

Scioscia & Gibson hit clutch home runs in Game 4

Mike Scioscia's dramatic game-tying home run, Kirk Gibson comes through late and Orel Hershiser gets his man in the NLCS Game 4 win.

1988 Dodgers: NLCS Game 3 - pine tar wins

The Dodgers 25 years ago Tuesday lost a game and a closer, though not in that order.

1988 Dodgers: NLCS Game 2 vs. Mets

Did the Dodgers have some bulletin board material to use for motivation, ask Met starting pitcher David Cone.

1988 Dodgers: Recap of NLCS Game 1

Orel Hershiser had just broken consecutive scoreless inning streak, would that continue against a team the Dodgers lost to 10 of 11 times that season

1988 Dodgers Week 25 review: Magic number now 1

The Dodgers pitched two shutouts against the Astros, won once against the Padres and took two of three games against the Giants during the week, and clinched at least a tie for the National League West.

Today in Dodgers history: Hershiser's streak at 49

Orel Hershiser's fifth straight shutout was against the Giants and was helped by a controversial call, just like Don Drysdale's fifth straight shutout in 1968.

Orel Hershiser extends streak to 40 innings

Hershiser wins his 22nd, beating Astros 1-0. Hershiser's season record against Houston was 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA in those 5 starts.

1988 Dodgers Week 24 review: A perfect game

The Dodgers lowered their magic number to clinch the National League West to six. The only loss in the last week was a perfect game pitched by Tom Browning of the Reds.

Orel Hershiser extends streak to 31 innings

The Dodgers ace won his career-high 21st game with his second win over the Braves in 10 days. Against Atlanta on the season, Hershiser is 5-0 with a 1.29 ERA in five starts.

1988 Dodgers Week 23 review: Closing in on NL West

The Dodgers hold a five-game divisional lead with 21, maybe 20 games left to play, depending on whether or not the team will need to make up the Sept. 4 rainout in New York.

Kirk Gibson reflects on his World Series home run

One of the most iconic moments in baseball history was remembered on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, nearly 25 full years after it happened.

1988 Dodgers: Orel Hershiser wins 20, streak at 22

Hershiser threw his second consecutive shutout to beat the Reds, and became the first right-handed pitcher to win 20 games for the Dodgers since Don Sutton in 1976. Hershiser's scoreless inning streak was extended to 22 innings in the win.

25 years ago today: Hershiser runs streak to 13 IP

Dodgers' ace right-hander Orel Hershiser pitched a four-hitter in Atlanta on Sept. 5, 1988 to run his scoreless inning streak to 13 consecutive innings.

1988 Dodgers Week 22 review: Eying the Mets

The Dodgers shored up their bullpen by trading for Ricky Horton, hoping to beat the Mets in the playoffs after not having much luck against them in the regular season.

Hershiser's streak started 25 years ago today

The Dodgers' ace beat the Expos for his 18th win of the season and didn't allow a run over his final four innings. Little did he know, Orel Hershiser was about to make history.

1988 Dodgers Week 21 review: Lasorda wins 1,000th

The Dodgers manager reached a milestone last week as the Dodgers split six games, getting swept at home by the mighty Mets and sweeping the Phillies on the road for a 3-3 week.

1988 Dodgers Week 20 review: Gibson steals show

The Dodgers' outfielder continued his stellar season, leading the Dodgers to an undefeated week and the best record in the National League, one game ahead of the Mets.

1988 Dodgers: Pedro Guerrero traded for John Tudor

A full 25 years to the day after it happened, a look back at the blockbuster trade of one of the best hitters of the 1980s for the league leader in ERA, between the Dodgers and Cardinals.

1988 Dodgers Week 19 review: Tim Leary does extra

Whether on the mound or at the plate, Tim Leary came through for the Dodgers against the Giants at Dodger Stadium.