The Los Angeles Dodgers Zoom party for a reunion of the 1988 World Series team is set to be held Monday, June 15, at 6 p.m. PT. It twice had been postponed since first being scheduled for June 1.
The event will feature Kirk Gibson, Orel Hershiser, Steve Sax, Mickey Hatcher and others from the 1988 Dodgers team that improbably won a World Series. That season was Gibson’s first with the franchise, and his presence was immediately as there was a shift in the clubhouse culture.
Along with former manager Tommy Lasorda, Gibson and Hershiser are arguably the players most remembered from the 1988 Dodgers roster, but Hatcher also proved key for the team en route to their World Series run.
Having hit one home run in 88 games during the regular season, Hatcher hit two in the Fall Classic. His first homer came in Game 1, and he hit the other in the deciding Game 5 win.
Hershiser has appeared on previous Dodgers Zoom parties, which regularly are hosted by Joe Davis and Alanna Rizzo. Each week has featured a blend of current and former players, as well as special guests.
Sax also was recently on, and during the appearance he shared a story about kicking Michael Jordan in the chest while the two were teammates in the Chicago White Sox organization.
Each Dodgers Zoom party has featured a blend of current and former players, as well as special guests.
“The fans absolutely love them. As we’ve gone on, they’ve gotten progressively better. The fans love it, and I think it really gives them a sense of the Dodgers players being in their own living room,” Rizzo recently told DodgerBlue.com.
“To see these guys in a more intimate way, in their personal lives, being human beings instead of robots or players, I think fans have really enjoyed that. Honestly, everyone is just dying for any sort of connection to the team. To have this on a weekly basis has been really fun and encouraging.
“And to do it in Spanish was really great, too. To have Fernando Valenzuela, Jaime, Jorge, Adrian Gonzalez, Kiké, Edwin Rios and Brusdar Graterol, it was awesome. I’m learning a lot about the players that I wouldn’t necessarily have known. I think they’re great. It’s a way to connect with our fanbase, it’s a way for our fans to stay connected to their team.”
Fans who wish to watch Monday’s Zoom party are asked to RSVP on the Dodgers’ official website. Space is limited.
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