We quizzed Dodgers players about 1988, the year of their last World Series win

Big League Stew

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but the Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t won the World Series since 1988. Heck, they haven’t even been to the World Series since ’88.

Twenty-nine years later, the Dodgers are back in the World Series, which starts Tuesday in L.A. against the Houston Astros. It’s not exactly the 108 years the Cubs had to wait between World Series wins, but for the Dodgers and L.A. fans, it’s a long-awaited return to baseball’s biggest stage.

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Since the Dodgers are a pretty young team, we thought it would be fun to ask some of their players what they knew about 1988. So we asked a handful of players the following:

• What was the No. 1 movie of 1988?
• Who won the NBA championship in 1988?
• How much did gas cost in 1988?
• What was the No. 1 song of 1988?
• Who won the 1988 presidential election?

We asked Chris Taylor (born in 1990), Alex Wood (1991), Joc Pederson (1992), Austin Barnes (1989) and one of the team’s elder statesmen — Curtis Granderson, born in 1981 — to see if he could do any better than the younger players.

If you don’t know much about 1988, just know that John F. Kennedy did NOT win the ’88 election. Sorry, Joc Pederson.

Kirk Gibson’s famous 1988 World Series homer for the Dodgers. (AP)
Kirk Gibson’s famous 1988 World Series homer for the Dodgers. (AP)

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Mike Oz is the editor of Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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