Digital Gibby Goes Deep
There was nothing not to love about RBI Baseball. The three-panel screen. The round, identically shaped ballplayers. The bats as wide as the batters’ heads. The pitches that you could curve after you released them. It was all fantastic.
An enterprising baseball fan synched up the original game audio from Game 1 of the 1988 World Series–featuring Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully and D-backs broadcaster Joe Garagiola — with “video” of the bottom of the ninth inning as played on RBI baseball.
The inning ended with one of the greatest moments in baseball history, current D-backs Manager (and then Dodgers MVP outfielder) Kirk Gibson taking closer Dennis Eckersley deep to win the game for the Dodgers and set the tone for a series they would soon win.
It’s a fun way to burn 10 minutes today. Check it out:
(Hat tip to Dodgers blog “Vin Scully is my Homeboy” for finding the video)