The Dodgers made it to the World Series for the first time since Clayton Kershaw was 7 months old
If you're reading this, the Dodgers have reached the World Series for the first time since 1988. That was 29 years ago. That year, one of the major motion pictures in theaters was about an animated rabbit and figuring out who framed him, puffed sleeves were all the rage and Sweet Child O' Mine was being blasted on the radio.
Following the Dodgers' 11-1 win over the Cubs in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, we wanted to take a trip down memory lane. We tracked down just how old some of the youngins' from the starting lineup were in '88.
Clayton Kershaw, 207 days old
Clayton Kershaw was born in March 1988. So he was nearly 8 months old when the Dodgers made it to the World Series.
Look at that face.
Logan Forsythe, 1 year, 272 days old
Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe was a bit older than Kershaw when LA made it to the World Series. Not quite 2 years old, but perhaps old enough to sit up and watch?
Justin Turner, 3 years, 324 days old
Justin Turner was the oldest out of the starting lineup for the Dodgers. He was almost 4 when the Dodgers played the A's in '88.
It's hard to picture him without a beard, but it did happen.
Brandon Morrow, 4 years, 84 days old
Brandon Morrow was quite a bit older compared to everyone else. Can you picture the 6-3 frame of Morrow, but in a compact size? Now he's old enough to sip (or guzzle) champagne.
Kenta Maeda, 191 days old
How bad do you wish you were this age still? Pretty much no responsibilities besides just to be adorable and eat.
Maeda has come a long way from those days.
Nobody else who played for the Dodgers in NLCS Game 5 existed, but they do now and they can help bring home another Fall Classic victory. Tune in to World Series Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 24, time TBD on FOX.