October 12th, 2012

Game 7 Drama

October 12, 1988 – Orel Hershiser pitched a 6-0 shutout against the New York Mets in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, lifting the Dodgers to a World Series appearance against the Oakland Athletics. It remains the only Game 7 in Dodger Stadium postseason history. The ballpark also hosted the deciding Game 5 of the 1981 Division Series when the Dodgers beat the Astros, 4-0, behind left-hander Jerry Reuss. The only Game 7 in Los Angeles World Series history was the final game of the 1965 Fall Classic at Minnesota, when Sandy Koufax blanked the A.L. Champion Minnesota Twins, 2-0.