DODGERS OUTFIELDER Kirk Gibson was paid $1.8 million in 1988, the year he hobbled around the bases after hitting a game-winning, pinch-hit home run off Oakland's Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the World Series.
More than 22 years later, Gibson, now the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, continues to profit from that historic moment.
On Saturday, he collected nearly $1.2 million by auctioning memorabilia from that Series.
The bat he used to belt the home run brought in $575,912.40. He got $303,277.20 for the home jersey he wore; $153,388.80 for his batting helmet; $110,293.20 for his National League Most Valuable Player Award; $45,578.40 for his World Series trophy, and $9,664.80 for his World Series road uniform.