1988 World Series Champions

Mikemarshall Today I got to meet 5 members of the 1988 World Series Championship team. First up was Mike Marshall. It’s Mike Marshall the hitter. Not to get confused by Mike Marshall the pitcher. Mike had a productive 11 year career. Playing mostly with the Dodgers, he was selected to the All-Star game in 1984 and won a World Series ring in 1988 Next up was Franklin Stubbs. He had a 10 year Major League Career. He played his first 6 seasons with the Dodgers. Was one of the key players in helping the Dodgers win the Championship. Next up was FranklinstubbsDave Anderson. He had a 10 year Career. Playing 8 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He won a World Series ring in 1988 Before Kirk Gibson hit his famous Home Run, Mike Davis was At-bat.Daveanderson_2  Dennis Eckersley walked him and the rest is history. Gibson hits the magical homer. Everyone forgets about Davis. He had a 10 year career. Playing his first 8 with the Oakland A’s and the last 2 with the Dodgers. MikedavisFinally the last guy I got to meet was Rick Dempsey. He had a great career playing with several teams. He will always be remembered as a Baltimore Oriole but the Dodgers will never forget him. He won the World Series MVP with the Orioles in 1983 and won a World Series ring with the Dodgers in 1988 He played in 24 seasons. Rickdempsey It was great meeting all these guys.

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Hi Roberto:

Did you know that Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun is related to Rick Dempsey? He’s his uncle.

I found out yesterday while I was looking at Dempsey’s stats on Baseball Reference. I had no idea.

So where you from Mike? And who’s your favorite team ?

Here’s a few hints, I am from North of the border and the CN Tower is right beside the ballpark?

The Toronto Blue Jays are favorite team followed by, the Dodgers, Red Sox, and the Evil Empire from New York — the Yankees.

So you live in Toronto… that’s cool.

I’d rather be in sunny California where the weather is warm all year long.

Do you travel to see the Dodgers on the road?

You live in baseball heaven — Los Angeles, Anaheim, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, all within driving distance… It doesn’t get any better than that for a serious baseball fan.

Go Dodgers Go!

Yeah sometimes I see them in San Diego and Anaheim.

That’s cool you got to catch up with some of the ’88 team. Mike Marshall coulda really been a monster if not for so called ” Chronic injuries “…. And thanks for the add on your MS.

Andrei

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Catcher Mike Lieberthal calls it a career after 14 years in MLB. Did you get to see him play at Dodger Stadium? And who is going to replace him behind the dish?

Also, out of all the people that you have met personally so far, who is the most genuine? I’m sure that most of them are cool but there has to be one that sticks out from the rest…

Well he was a back-up catcher. Russell Martin is the starter and they signed Gary Bennett to be the back-up catcher.

I have to say Vin Scully was the most genuine. He is by far the nicest guy you can meet. Well that day anyways, he was nice. Others would be Ernie Banks, Pete Rose, Jose Lima, and to be honest, most of the guys are genuine. Some of the worst is Randy Johnson, Tony Gwynn, and Garret Anderson. Those guys are mean spirited people!

Roberto, thank you very much for the comments… Glad to hear that Scully is number one on your list. He is definitely a class act!

Randy’s nose is out of joint and the real problem is, he’s too tall and breathes different air …… from the rest of us!

Russell Martin is the man and he’s Canadian — all the way from Quebec.

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