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Dodgers History: The Best Dodgers to Wear No. 23



Kirk Gibson (1988-1990)
Kirk Gibson did most of his damage in the American League with the Detroit Tigers, and really only had one good year with the Dodgers, but, wow, what a year it was, where it was Gibson that was named the 1988 NL MVP before producing the most iconic image in Dodgers history with his walk-off home run in Game 1 of the ’88 World Series.

Gibson had injured both legs in the NLCS against the New York Mets, and was not expected to play in the series, however, with a runner-on and future Hall-of-Famer Dennis Eckersley on the mound for the Oakland A’s, Gibson was sent up to pinch-hit, and proceeded to send the ball sailing into right-field, clinching the game for the Dodgers, Gibson would not play again in the series, but the rest is history.

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