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Old 10-23-02, 08:34 PM
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Where were you during Kirk Gibson's home run

During the !988 world Series?


I was 11 years old sitting in my grandma and grandpa's kitchen watching the game on a small 6 inch tv. Begging and praying for a miracle. Gibby limped up to the plate and gave me my miracle.
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Old 10-23-02, 08:35 PM
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Laying on the floor at my Grandpa & Grandma's place watching the game with the only true baseball fan in my family (Grandpa).
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Old 10-23-02, 08:47 PM
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I was siting about 20' from where it landed.
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Old 10-23-02, 09:26 PM
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Watching the game, and knowing right then that the A's weren't going to win the World Series.
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Old 10-23-02, 09:33 PM
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This is one of the 5 moments that I voted for in the Baseball's Greatest Moments.

I was a pretty wild party, drinking, dancing, etc.

I was the only one who cared that the World Series was on, so I was in the corner watching the game. Kirk hits the homer and jump up and down yelling at how amazing it was. People were like, what the hell is wrong with you?

I wasn't rooting for the Dodgers, but it was an amazing thing to watch.
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Old 10-23-02, 09:45 PM
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13 and watching with baseball with my Mom, Brother and Father in our living room. Mom is an Dodger fan (starting in Brooklyn), I remember being really happy for her, and them.
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Sitting at my place with a couple of buddies and a few young ladies over. Drinking beer and watching the game. I have always been sort of a Dodgers fan going back to their 1970s teams. I remember thinking how amazing it would be to see him jack one. Lo and behold he does it. It was a memorable moment, and you knew that it was right then and there that it was special. Its one of my five most favorite sports moments. It was history in the making.
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Old 10-23-02, 10:01 PM
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You were 11 that time.. You're damn_kid....

I was in 20's when it happened and it was at my home.

Damn_good game I have ever seen.
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Old 10-23-02, 10:25 PM
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at a restaurant/bar & grill (The Grinder).. watching the game with my mom and my grand-uncle as he was visiting.
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Old 10-24-02, 01:27 AM
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I don't remember becuse I'm a Giants fan not a Dodger fan. This did not belong in the top ten that was listed tonight. It is no more memorable for a Dodger fan than Bobby Thomsons shot heard around the world for Giants fans. Remember " Giants win the pennant - Giants win the pennant - Giants win the pennant". L.A. fans must have stuffed the ballot. The top ten should have all been like Cals feat, things that happened over time not in one at bat.
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Old 10-24-02, 01:39 AM
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I travel to visalia quite a bit. Cool little town.
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Old 10-24-02, 02:10 AM
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Thinking the two he had in Game 5 of the '84 World Series were more important....
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Old 10-24-02, 02:40 AM
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Probably sleeping. I was only 5.
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Old 10-24-02, 03:03 AM
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Huge Kirk Gibson fan - one of my top 2 favorite players of all time (I grew up watching the hometown Tigers in the 70's and 80's). So, I became a closet Dodger fan in 1988 at age 17 - and looking back on it, 1988 was the beginning of 15 years (and counting) of Tigers futility - did my wavering loyalty have an effect?! Anyway, his homerun in Game 1 is the only time I've ever been injured during a sporting event. When he hit it, I started jumping up and and down in wild celebration in our living room. Unfortunately, I landed on top of our vacuum cleaner, and sliced open the bottom of my foot on the vents that are on the top of the vacuum base. So there I was, delirious with joy, crying from the pain as my foot bled all over, and trying to keep quiet because my whole family was asleep. Still the single most electrifying sporting moment I've ever watched. And yet, as Ranger02 said, it still didn't mean as much to me personally as his HR's in game 5 of the '84 series.

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I was 12, with one intelligent brother and one impaired (Giants fan) brother, watching on an old TV in the living room. The most amazing baseball moment I've experienced...
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Probably puking at all the beach balls being thrown around.
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Old 10-24-02, 04:43 AM
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Originally posted by damn_skippy
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I travel to visalia quite a bit. Cool little town.

Thanks - Yes it is, I have lived here all my life and probably will never move. We have 100,000 people now, so it's not that little.
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Old 10-24-02, 08:08 AM
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I was either sleeping or on my way to school in Kaiserslautern, West Germany - my first World Series memory is sitting in the car the year before in Germany listening to the radio w/ my dad and rooting for the Twins (my first TV World Series memory was watching the Bay Area Series in '89 a few months after we moved back to the States).
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Old 10-24-02, 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by Daryl
Huge Kirk Gibson fan - one of my top 2 favorite players of all time (I grew up watching the hometown Tigers in the 70's and 80's). So, I became a closet Dodger fan in 1988 at age 17 - and looking back on it, 1988 was the beginning of 15 years (and counting) of Tigers futility - did my wavering loyalty have an effect?!
Also a huge Gibson fan. Never had any love for the Dodgers, but followed them that year because Gibby had such a great year. When he walked up to the plate, I said to my dad that he was going to do it. My dad simply chuckled, and said "Look at him. He can't hardly even stand." I told him it didn't matter.

Moments later he proved me quite the prophet.
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Old 10-24-02, 03:46 PM
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just turned all of 12, recovering from watching orel outptich doc in game 7.

this hr of course flashes over to game 4/5 (?) where gibson hit the gw hr in the 12th, after mike sciossia hit one in the bottom of the ninth to tie it.

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Old 10-24-02, 03:52 PM
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At home watching the game.

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Old 10-24-02, 05:20 PM
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Who's Kirk Gibson?

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Old 10-24-02, 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by Keyser Soze
Who's Kirk Gibson?

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Still pissed off about Kirk's homerun over A's?
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Old 10-25-02, 01:01 AM
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Originally posted by McHawkson
Still pissed off about Kirk's homerun over A's?
Nope... I'm not an A's fan either.

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Old 10-25-02, 01:04 AM
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I was in shock and I still am!
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