As the Dodgers opened a two-game series with the A’s in Oakland on Tuesday, former manager Tommy Lasorda recalled a very special trip the Dodgers took to Oakland 27 years ago.
In 1988, the Dodgers and A’s met up in the World Series. After Kirk Gibson’s heroics won Game 1 for the Dodgers, the Boys in Blue pulled away with Game 2 and held a two-game lead heading up to Oakland.
The A’s swiped Game 3, but the Dodgers bounced back for wins in Games 4 and 5, notching their second World Series title in seven years.
The always outspoken Lasorda will be the first to remind you of it, too, posting a throwback photo of him celebrating the Game 5 win in Oakland to his Twitter page on Tuesday.