4. Back to back home runs
In the 1981 World Series a veteran laden Dodgers team was looking for revenge against the New York Yankees. Having lost the 1977 and 1978 series to these same Yankees the Dodgers started the series down 0-2 in New York.
The Dodgers came back home and tied the series winning games three and four by one run each. In game five the Dodgers found themselves down 1-0 to Yankees starter Ron Guidry, the man affectionately known as “Gator” who had a 3-0 record against the Dodgers in the World Series.
In the bottom of the seventh inning with only two hits total the Dodgers needed something to get them back in the game. With one out up came Pedro Guerrero who was Yasiel Puig before Yasiel Puig. Guerrero sat on a 0-1 pitch crushing Guidry’s delivery to tie the game 1-1.
Now back into the game veteran catcher (and current coach) Steve Yeager stepped up to face Guidry. On a 1-2 pitcher Yeager swung and took Guidry deep stunning the Yankees to take a 2-1 one lead. The Dodgers lead held and the Dodgers took a 3-2 series lead with another one run game. They would close out the series in game six beating the Yankees for their fifth World Series title.