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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.

1988 Dodgers Week 26 review: Clinching the NL West

After winning the NL West, the Dodgers will face the Mets in the NLCS.

Hershiser passes Drysdale w/59 scoreless innings

With 10 scoreless inning in San Diego, one legendary Dodgers right-handed pitcher joined another 25 years ago.

1988 Dodgers Week 18 review: Gibson goes 20-20

Kirk Gibson this week became the fifth Dodger ever with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season, but the club lost four of six games to cut into their shrinking lead in the NL West.

1988 Dodgers Week 17: Fernando hurt, Guerrero back

The Dodgers began the week with a seven-game lead but saw it reduced to 4½ games this week. They lost Fernando Valenzuela but gained Pedro Guerrero and Alfredo Griffin.

1988 Dodgers Week 16 review: Marshall, Leary shine

The Dodgers began the week seven games up in the National League West but ended it six games ahead of the Astros.

Dodgers 1988 Week 15 review: Undefeated in Wrigley

The Dodgers came out of the All-Star break on fire and widened their lead in the National League West.

1988 All-Star Game: Hershiser pitches scoreless IP

Hershiser has pitched three scoreless innings combined in two All-Star Games in his career.

Gibson declines spot on 1988 NL All-Star team

The Dodgers are 48-36 at the break in first place in the National League West, but sent just one player to the All-Star Game. But it wasn't for lack of trying.

1988 Dodgers Week 14 review: John Shelby on fire

The Dodgers head into the All-Star break with a 2.5-game lead over the Giants in the National League West. Los Angeles had an up and down week with a pair of sweeps, a productive offense, and a questionable starting staff.

1988 Dodgers Week 13 review: Hershiser on fire

The Dodgers' ace won his fifth straight game with a shutout over the all-time strikeout leader in Houston, the highlight of a 3-3 week for the blue crew.

1988 Dodgers Week 12 review: Dave Anderson excels

Anderson is hitting .314 with a .407 on-base percentage on the season and has started 33 of 34 games at shortstop since starter Alfredo Griffin broke his hand in May.

1988 Dodgers Week 11: Fernando wears glasses

The longtime Dodgers workhorse donned glasses for the first time this week and it paid off with a win in Atlanta.

1988 Dodgers week 10 review: Marshall back to RF

The Dodgers dropped five of seven games and saw their National League West lead shrink from 2½ games to just a ½ game over the Astros.

1988 Dodgers week 9 review: Shelby hot, Davis sits

The Dodgers split six games with the Mets and Reds, with a pair of outfielders trending in opposite directions.

1988 Dodgers Week 8 review: No Guerrero no problem

The Dodgers were without their best hitter for four games, but rallied to go 4-0 without Pedro Guerrero on their way back to first place in the National League West.

1988 Dodgers Week 7 review: Griffin breaks hand

The Dodgers lost their starting shortstop for at least a month, had their best hitter use his bat in an unconventional way, and had their highest paid player continue to struggle on the mound. The Dodgers fell to second place in the NL West.

1988 Dodgers Week 6 review: Rain & close games

The Dodgers lost three games in a row for the first time all season, but managed to salvage a .500 week to stay atop the National League West.

1988 Dodgers Week 5 review: Offense on fire

The Dodgers slammed seven home runs and scored 51 runs in six games during the week that saw them move back into first place in the National League West.

1988 Dodgers Week 4 review: Don Sutton wins 322

Sutton, the all-time franchise leader in several pitching categories, picked up his first win in Dodger blue in nearly eight years.

1988 Dodgers Week 3 review: Rain, injuries abound

The Dodgers had rainouts on four straight days, but on the three days they played picked up three wins and outscored their opponents 20-3.

1988 Dodgers Week 2 review: Scioscia stays hot

The Dodgers' catcher reached base in nine of his 16 plate appearances during the week, and is hitting .414 through 12 games on the season.

1988 Dodgers Week 1 review: Orel, Pedro shine

The 1988 Dodgers look to improve upon back-to-back 73-win seasons, and they got off to the right start this week by winning five of their first six games. After splitting with the Giants at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers swept the Braves in a four-game

Orel Hershiser, the bulldog

It's fitting we end our profiles of the 1988 Dodgers with a look at Orel Hershiser, who carried the team on his back and was untouchable for over two months.

Mike Scioscia, a rock behind the plate

Mike Scioscia hit three home runs all year, but hit a two-run home run in the ninth against Doc Gooden that led to tying the NLCS at two games apiece.

Alejandro Pena, bullpen mainstay

He was slow in his mannerisms, but Alejandro Pena led the Dodgers bullpen in 1988.

Mike Davis, all he did was walk

Mike Davis had a difficult 1988 season, making him an unlikely person to set the stage for one of the greatest moments in Los Angeles Dodgers World Series history.

Tommy Lasorda, the true believer

Coming off consecutive 73-89 seasons, Tommy Lasorda led the Dodger to the 1988 World Series title and secured a place in the Hall of Fame.

Gilberto Reyes tasted the champagne

No 1988 Dodgers position player appeared in fewer games than Gilberto Reyes. But under somewhat unusual circumstances, he was in the clubhouse for the World Series celebration.

Chris Gwynn, used in a pinch

The long-time pinch hitter was in his second season in 1988, and got a cup of coffee in September with the Dodgers.

Jay Howell, a sticky situation

Jay Howell was an effective relief pitcher for the Dodgers for five years, but his first year in Los Angeles, while very good, could have easily been remembered negatively for the relief pitcher.

Dave Anderson, the decoy

The longtime utility man stood in at shortstop every day for two months in 1988, then stood in the on-deck circle before the biggest home run in Dodgers franchise history.

Tim Crews, he took the ball

Tim Crews, technically still a rookie, ably filled a middle relief role for the 1988 Dodgers, took the ball whenever asked, and soaked up nearly 72 innings despite not being with the big club for the first thirty games of the year.


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