November 22, 2013 |
Your browser does not support iframes. They're huffing and puffing over in Arizona again. They must like to do that in the desert. Guess there's nothing much else to but sweat. The Diamondbacks must really, really want a rivalry with the Dodgers. Must be good box office. Last time we saw the Diamondbacks, they had their panties in snit because several of the Dodgers celebrated capturing the National League West in Phoenix by jumping into the swimming pool at Chase Field.
January 30, 1988 |
Rewarded recently with a second shot at free agency, Kirk Gibson emerged with a reward of another kind Friday night. He agreed to a three-year, $4.5-million contract with the Dodgers after his agent, Doug Baldwin, and the Dodgers' top echelon spent several hours ironing out modifications in two controversial contract clauses. The bottom line is that Gibson, 31 in May, gave up a $1.
July 13, 2011 |
Reporting from Phoenix — Kirk Gibson did not take losing lightly during his playing career, and he wasn't about to take it lightly as a manager. So when Justin Upton and his .241 batting average were summoned into Gibson's office in Houston seven weeks into the season, there was every reason to expect the worst. But instead of getting kicked around, Upton got a pat on the back. Instead of being brusquely challenged to produce, he was calmly asked to relax. "He told me I was pressing.
December 9, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - There is bad blood between the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, so Kirk Gibson, a World Series hero with the Dodgers who is now manager of the Diamondbacks, faced an obvious question Monday at baseball's winter meetings: What are the chances of a brawl when the teams meet for a season-opening series in Australia? Gibson didn't want to talk about it. "Our focus is on trying to win a game," he said. The teams share a violent history that reached its apex in June, when they were part of a particularly savage bench-clearing incident at Dodger Stadium.
December 22, 1985 |
Detroit Tigers outfielder Kirk Gibson and his best friend, former Tiger and now Texas Ranger pitcher Dave Rozema, married sisters from suburban Detroit Saturday. Gibson, 28, who is an unsigned free-agent right fielder, married JoAnn Sklarski. Rozema, 29, who played with Gibson on the Tigers from 1979 through 1984 before joining the Rangers last season, married Sandy Sklarski. The Sklarski sisters are from Mount Clemens. The double ceremony at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church began at 4:30 p.m.
February 11, 1993 |
The Detroit Tigers welcomed back Kirk Gibson on Wednesday, signing him to a one-year contract. Terms were not disclosed. Gibson, who will be 36 in May, spent his first nine major league seasons with the Tigers, signing as a first-round draft choice in 1978 after playing baseball and football at Michigan State. He helped the team win its last World Series, in 1984, hitting two home runs in the fifth and deciding game against the San Diego Padres.