It has been 32 years since the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series.
It was 1988, the year of Kirk Gibson’s historic home run in Game 1 of that World Series.
But the Boys in Blue are back to try again, beating the Atlanta Braves 4 to 3 in Game 7 of their National League Championship Series to win that series 4 games to 3, coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit.
Cody Bellinger hit the game winning solo homer in the 7th inning, after Kike Hernandez his a pinch hit solo homer in the 6th inning to tie the game.
Will Smith hit a 2-run single in the 3rd to bring the Dodgers even after they fell behind 2-0.
Julio Urias who has overcome erratic pitching performances and personal setbacks, pitched a brilliant 7th, 8th and 9th innings, in relief for the Dodgers, and Mookie Betts robbed Freddie Freeman of a home run, making a leaping catch in the fifth inning.
The World Series begins at 5 p-m Pacific Time on Tuesday October 20th.
All the games between the Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are at Globe Life Field in Arlington Texas.
Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate their win against the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)