On Saturday November 22, 2014, Detroit City Sports 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 event will take place at their store inside the Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
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.
Detroit City Sports
14600 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Time: Kirk Gibson will begin signing autographs at 12:15pm.
Autograph Prices - Bring Your Own Item
Photos, Cards and Baseballs: $59.00
Jerseys, Bats and Helmets: $69.00
Autograph Prices - Buy Brand New
Kirk Gibson Signed Baseball: $85.99
Kirk Gibson Signed 1984 World Series Champs Newspaper: $85.99
Kirk Gibson Signed Baseball Bat: $113.99
Kirk Gibson Signed Detroit Tigers Jersey: $113.99
Inscription Price: $25.00
Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item. Visit Detroit City Sports for more information.
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