Plaschke: Before Gibson’s famous home run, he had to swing along with Mitch

From Bill Plaschke at the Los Angeles Times on October 22, 2017:

You’ve marveled at the swing, laughed at the brake lights, cheered with the fist pumps.During the 28 years the Dodgers were absent from the World Series, you think you have watched every second of the greatest moment from the last time they were here, from the video of Kirk Gibson’s 1988 walk-off home run that inspired a championship.

The play has been viewed more than two million times on YouTube. The call from Vin Scully has been committed to memory. The photograph of Tom Lasorda running out of the dugout with his arms raised has been framed and immortalized.

You think you’ve seen all of it.

But now that they’re finally back in the World Series beginning Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, there is something else you should know before your vision moves beyond the most enduring sports play in this city’s history.

You never saw the batboy.

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Originally published: October 23, 2017. Last Updated: October 23, 2017.