The only way to explain this pick is to show you their starting lineup and their key stats.
C Mike Scoiscia - .257 avg 3 HR 35 RBI
1B Franklin Stubbs - .223 avg 8 HR 34 RBI
2B Steve Sax - .277 avg. 5 HR 57 RBI
SS Alfredo Griffin - .199 avg 1 HR 27 RBI
3B Jeff Hamilton - .236 avg 6 HR 33 RBI
LF Kirk Gibson - .290 avg 25 HR 76 RBI MVP
CF John Shelby - .263 avg 10 HR 64 RBI
RF Mike Marshall - .277 avg 20 HR 82 RBI
P Orel Hershiser - 23-8 2.26 ERA 178 SO Cy Young
OK, a few things. Those batting averages are terrible for a World Series team in modern baseball. Orel Hershiser was dominant and had a streak of 59-and-one-third scoreless-innings that carried a mediocre baseball team. Lastly, Kirk Gibson was an MVP. Really? He also only had one World Series at bat and it was a home run that, for whatever reason, put a steak in the heart of the far-superior Oakland A's.