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Giant Killers: 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Before the season began, they were typically picked to finish fourth in their own division.


Fred Claire, the embattled General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, managed to pry open the tight-fisted grip Peter O’Malley had on the organization's coffers. Claire was convinced that one fiery superstar, with a World Series ring and several All-Star game appearances to his credit, was the key to turning the Dodgers around.


Kirk Harold Gibson boarded a plane for Hollywood, clutching a then-Dodger record free agent contract: three-years, $4.5 million.

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