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Kirk Gibson's playoff home run for Dodgers turns 25, ESPN tells the history

Kirk Gibson hits a walkoff home run for

Kirk Gibson hits a walkoff home run for the Dodgers against the Athletics. Photo Credit: AP

It was 25 years ago today...

No, this is not about a set of alternate lyrics for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Dodgers slugger Kirk Gibson launched his dramatic 1988 World Series home run off Oakland closer Dennis Eckersley 25 years ago on Tuesday. We all rememer the moment, alive or not at the time, since the footage is classic -- Gibson pumping his arm as he rounds the bases in triumph.

But ESPN takes a deeper look into the moment in a new feature that happily coincides with the  Dodgers looking for some more playoff magic (this time against the Cardinals):

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