Mickey Hatcher, infielder/outfielder 1988 stats: .293, 1 HR, 25 RBIs Mickey Hatcher is currently out of baseball after serving as Angels' hitting coach from 2000-2012. What is your most memorable moment from that season? "God, there were too many of them ... it was one of those things that when you look back on the season, you realize how many guys contributed in so many ways, when it was all said and done, all the things that happened that season to get us there and to win, some of the Kirk Gibson at-bats, to Mike Scioscia at-bats to Jeff Hamilton's at-bats to Orel Hershiser, the way he pitched, think we had three different pitchers win a game with the bat during the season, you look at all that and you realize what it takes to be a world champion, that same kind of magic, when you think about it, happened to us in 2002. Those are the things that I think about." What went through your mind when Kirk Gibson hit that Game 1 homer? "It was just unbelievable, Davis stole second, I think everybody right there thought Gibby had a chance to get a base hit and tie the game. That's what we were looking at. Before that, we were watching him battle through it, but when Davis stole second, everyone kind of felt something might happen here, that we might be able to get that run, we just hope he can get to first base. Then when he hit that ball in the seats, that was just unbelievable." Do you wear your World Series ring? "Actually, I had it stolen about four years ago, my wife surprised me, got a hold of the Dodgers and had another one made up, exact replica, and she gave it to me, surprised me."
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