The Gibson Homer, as Told by Electric Game

Once upon I time, in these very pages, I posted an RBI Baseball recreation of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. This would be a very Internetty occasion to link back to that post, but I don’t feel like searching for it. Apropos of this, this way comes an electric rendering of the famous home run by Kirk Gibson, one of our most hilarious MVPs, in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

What follows is a thing that delights. What follows is a Thing That Contains Multitudes:

The highlight, you may have noticed, is not the home run itself, but rather what occurs at 8:16, when Gibson, in the words of Vin Scully, makes his leg “quiver like a horse trying to get rid of a troublesome fly.”

The simile, it inspires …




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RationalSportsFan
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4 years 6 months ago

Damn, I forgot Gibson’s home run traveled 900 feet.

Kyle
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4 years 6 months ago
therood
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4 years 6 months ago

Hmm…I’m not sure that means what I think it means.

cecilcoop
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cecilcoop
4 years 6 months ago

i’m disappointed. when i saw the title “*the* gibson homer” i thought the post was going to be about the walk-off josh gibson hit all the way from pittsburgh to washington.

SAmmy
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4 years 6 months ago

I wish there were more organized fan glitches.

This was gorgeous, and merits consideration as a series.

SAmmy
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4 years 6 months ago

I wish there were more organized fan glitches.

This was gorgeous, and merits consideration as a series of posts.

Then again Vin Scully could make Mattel Handheld Baseball exiting.

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