Brooklyn Dodgers finally win one
Why isn’t the first one the greatest moment? Well, as great as that moment was for the Dodgers, it is a moment probably greater for Brooklyn than Los Angeles. That’s not to dismiss the moment but unless you were an Angeleno related to Pasadena’s Jackie Robinson or Compton’s Duke Snider then it probably didn’t resonate with you.
Welch strikes out Reggie
In the 1978 World Series, the Dodgers faced their greatest rival the New York Yankees looking to take a 2-0 lead back to New York. In the top of the ninth with two runners on and clinging to a 4-3 up stepped the Yankees Reggie Jackson.
The outspoken slugger would face a baby faced rookie fireballer out of the bullpen 22-year-old Bob Welch. Jackson got to a full count before fouling off many of Welch’s fastballs, finally on Welch’s ninth pitch Jackson struck out on fastball leaving Jackson shouting at the night.
A great moment that grew sour as the Dodgers would get blitzed by the Yankees losing four straight, and in their next confrontation Jackson hit a home run that almost left Dodger Stadium.