On October the LA Dodgers summoned Kirk Gibson (who had injuries on both legs) to pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth. Gibson hit a two-run home run to win Game 1 of the World Series against the Oakland Athletics.
New York Yankees' centerfielder Mickey Mantle completes his swing as he hits his homer of the season in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium, New York, September (AP Photo/stf)
Paul Waner, starring with brother Lloyd in the Pirates outfield, ''Big Poison'' had more than 200 hits in eight seasons and was voted the 1927 National League MVP. Waner finished with hits and a lifetime average. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in