The 1988 MLB World Series saw the Los Angelas Dodgers go up against the Oakland Athletics. The Dodgers picked up a surprise game 5 victory as the A's were the heavily favored teamed to win the entire series.
Roy Gleason came up to the Los Angeles Dodgers late in the 1963 season and played in eight games. He was used primarily as a pinch runner but had one official at bat and hit a double. In 1967, he was drafted into the US Army and sent to Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart. He remains the only US combat veteran and former Major League player to have earned the Purple Heart, a World Series ring and have a perfect lifetime batting average.