Eric "Last Word" Roberts ~ By Brian Pauley

There are times where sports deliver stories that not even Hollywood can script. In the bottom of the ninth inning of game 1 of the 1988 World Series an injured Kurt Gibson came to the plate with one runner on base to pinch hit. He was not scheduled to play in game 1, or any game of the 1988 World Series. On a full count, Kurt hit a walk off home run off of soon to be hall of famer Dennis Eckersley. The crowd erupted and while Gibson limped around the bases, Jack buck spoke the now famous line, “I don’t believe what I just saw!” Gibson did not play another game in the series and that was his only at bat.


Another famous event would be the so called “Miracle on Ice.” The 1980 Winter Olympics emanated from Lake Placid New York and the Gold Medal game in Hockey pitted the four-time defending gold medal champions Soviet Union against the underdog team USA, which was comprised of college players. The odds of team USA winning were 1000-1. As the final seconds ticked off the clock with the US leading 4-3, Al Michaels yelled out the line of his career, “Do you believe in miracles?”