On Sunday November 23, 2014, Fanatics Authentic will host a public autograph signing for Detroit Tigers/ LA Dodgers 2x World Series Champion and Arizona Diamondbacks 2011 NL Manager of the Year, Kirk Gibson. The signing is part of the November 2014 Chicago Fanatics Sports Spectacular which will be held inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located in Rosemont, Illinois.
Despite never being selected to play in a single MLB All-Star game, Kirk Gibson was one of the most feared hitters of the mid-late 1980's. His breakout season came in 1984 when he hit 27 homeruns, 10 triples, 91 RBI and stole 29 bases. He posted a .417 batting average during the 1984 ALCS and was named ALCS Most Valuable Player. He followed that up with a .333 batting average and seven RBI to help the Detroit Tigers capture the 1984 World Series Championship. In 1988, Gibson joined the Los Angeles Dodgers led the team to the NL West Division title and a World Series Championship. Plagued by injuries late in the season, Gibson made one plate appearance during the 1988 World Series. The result was a two-run homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning during Game One against Dennis Eckersley of the Oakland A's that led to a 5-4 Dodgers win. The homerun is one of the most famous hits in the history of baseball and is widely considered the beginning of the phrase "walk-off homerun." Gibson was named 1988 NL Most Valuable Player after the intensity and leadership that inspired the rest of his team members. He retired after the 1995 season and became the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010. He led the Diamondbacks to the 2011 NL West Division Title and was named National League Manager of the Year. Gibson has led the Diamondbacks to three consecutive seasons with at least 81 wins.
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Friday - November 21st: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday - November 22nd: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday - November 23rd: 10:30am - 4:00pm
VIP Members can arrive 30 minutes early.
Regular Admission: $10.00
Ages Four through Ten: $5.00
Ages Three and Under: FREE
Time: Kirk Gibson will be signing autographs on Sunday.
Bring Your Own Item - Autograph Prices:
Photos, Cards and Baseballs: $79.00
O/S Photos, Caps and Equpiment: $99.00
Jerseys and Bats: $129.00
Photo Op: $79.00
Over 75 of the most famous athletes in the world will be signing autographs. See who else is scheduled to attend. Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.
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