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Kirk Gibson

Kirk Harold Gibson (Gibby)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: May 28, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan, US
High School: Waterford-Kettering HS (Waterford, MI)
School: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (12th) of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft from Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI).

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1978 21 -0.5 Lakeland FLOR A DET 54 204 175 27 42 5 4 8 40 13 1 22 54 .240 .328 .451 .780 79 3 0 4
1979 22 -2.9 Evansville AA AAA DET 89 369 327 50 80 13 5 9 42 20 2 34 110 .245 .326 .398 .724 130 6 1 1
1987 30 4.5 Toledo IL AAA DET 6 21 17 2 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 3 .235 .381 .235 .616 4 0 0 0 0
1990 33 7.0 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 5 18 14 6 6 2 0 1 4 1 0 4 3 .429 .556 .786 1.341 11 0 0 0 2
4 Seasons 154 612 533 85 132 20 9 18 89 35 3 64 170 .248 .336 .420 .756 224 9 1 5 2
A (1 season) A 54 204 175 27 42 5 4 8 40 13 1 22 54 .240 .328 .451 .780 79 3 0 4
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 100 408 358 58 90 15 5 10 49 22 2 42 116 .251 .339 .405 .744 145 6 1 1 2
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1978 21 Lakeland FLOR A DET OF 52 123 115 2 6 1 .951 2.25
1979 22 Evansville AA AAA DET OF 65 114 100 5 9 1 .921 1.62
1990 33 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD OF 3 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.67
3 Seasons 120 240 217 7 16 2 .933 1.87

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
2010 53 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 of 2 162 65 97 .401
2011 54 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 of 1 162 94 68 .580
2012 55 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 of 1 162 81 81 .500
2013 56 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 of 1 162 81 81 .500
2014 57 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 of 2 162 64 98 .395
5 Seasons 810 385 425 .475

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1978 21 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League A DET
1979 22 Evansville Triplets American Association AAA DET
1979 22 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1979-09-08 1979-09-30
1980 23 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1980-04-10 1980-06-16
1981 24 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1981-04-09 1981-10-04
1982 25 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1982-04-09 1982-07-08
1983 26 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1983-04-05 1983-10-02
1984 27 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1984-04-03 1984-09-28
1985 28 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1985-04-08 1985-10-06
1986 29 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1986-04-07 1986-10-05
1987 30 Toledo Mud Hens International League AAA DET
1987 30 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1987-05-05 1987-10-04
1988 31 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1988-04-04 1988-09-30
1989 32 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1989-04-03 1989-07-22
1990 33 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League AAA LAD
1990 33 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1990-06-02 1990-09-29
1991 34 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-02
1992 35 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1992-04-06 1992-05-02
1993 36 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1993-04-05 1993-09-28
1994 37 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1994-04-04 1994-08-11
1995 38 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1995-04-28 1995-08-10

Sabr ID: fcc986e9

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