Miracle Men: Hershiser, Gibson, and the Improbable 1988 Dodgers

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The 1988 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers are best remembered for Kirk Gibson’s dramatic home run, Orel Hershiser’s pitching dominance, and manager Tommy Lasorda’s masterfully corny motivation, but there was much more that made the season memorable, bittersweet, and controversial, and this book explains it all. Using hundreds of hours of new interviews with players, coaches, broadcasters, and fans and combing through newspapers and magazines, Josh Suchon takes a new generation of Dodgers fans back to ...

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Overview

The 1988 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers are best remembered for Kirk Gibson’s dramatic home run, Orel Hershiser’s pitching dominance, and manager Tommy Lasorda’s masterfully corny motivation, but there was much more that made the season memorable, bittersweet, and controversial, and this book explains it all. Using hundreds of hours of new interviews with players, coaches, broadcasters, and fans and combing through newspapers and magazines, Josh Suchon takes a new generation of Dodgers fans back to their memorable 1988 championship season. From the end of Don Sutton’s Hall of Fame career and the memorable 46-day stretch of pitching by Hershiser that hasn’t been equaled since to unlikely playoff heroes Mike Scioscia, Mickey Hatcher, and Mike Davis, Miracle Men encapsulates the fever and fervor that surrounded the team and the city of Los Angeles in the summer and fall of 1988.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600788062
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 497,707
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh Suchon

Josh Suchon was the co-host of "Post Game Dodger Talk" on 790 KABC-AM, and the reporter on the "Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network" from 2008 to 2011. He is a former newspaper reporter who spent 10 years covering baseball for the Oakland Tribune and authored This Gracious Season, which chronicled Barry Bonds' record-breaking 73-homer season of 2001. Suchon grew up in the Bay Area suburb of Pleasanton, studied radio-TV journalism at San Diego State University, and is currently a freelance broadcaster living in Los Angeles.

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