In the bottom of the ninth in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers were down a run with two outs against the Oakland Athletics. Kirk Gibson had injured both of his legs in the previous NLCS, but with a man on first, he stepped up to the plate as a pinch-hitter. Barely able to limp around the bases, Gibson jacked a walk-off bomb and was mobbed while tagging the bags. That was his only at-bat of the entire series, but it’s no secret that winning Game 1 is a huge mental advantage. The Dodgers won the series 4-1.