LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have two walk-off home runs in their postseason history. One was hit 29 years ago today. You may have heard of it. The other, came courtesy of Justin Turner, in Game 2 of the NLCS.
#ThisTeam needed a hero.@redturn2 answered the call. pic.twitter.com/6AY1XnPj8z— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 16, 2017
Turner was a month shy of his fourth birthday when Kirk Gibson won Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. I don’t remember much from when I was four, but Turner does.
“One of my earliest baseball memories was being at my grandma’s house and watching that game and watching Gibby hit that homer,” Turner said.
“I can’t even put into words right now. It’s incredible. The most important thing was, obviously, helping us get another win,” he added. “But that’s something down the road, hopefully many, many years from now I’ll get to tell stories about.”
Also impressive about the home run was the catch by this fan in center field. Look at that concentration!
Nice catch, sir. #ThisTeam is impressed. pic.twitter.com/Bd9fUTKB63— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 16, 2017
The fan ultimately gave the home run to Turner.
That's a keeper! #ThisTeam pic.twitter.com/Fe4zhubtAR— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 16, 2017
“I'm excited about that,” Turner said, smiling from ear to ear.