Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Diamondbacks Manager : Kirk Gibson

Kirk Gibson is the manager of the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks. He was promoted after AJ Hinch was fired last year. He had been their bench coach since 2007. He also served as coach for the Detroit Tigers from 2003-2005. During all that time I could not find a single card depicting him as a coach but I did find this sweet bobble head. Nice "action shot" of him leaning on the dugout rails.

Of course, Gibson is best known for his walk-off homer in the 1988 World Series. His Teammate on the L.A. Dodgers was Alfredo Griffin.

Griffin was the Rookie of the Year for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1979 and in 1980 was teamed with John Mayberry.

Prior to becoming a power hitting All Star for the royals, Mayberry struggled as a rookie for the Astros. His teammate in 1970 was the gold glove catcher Johnny Edwards.

Even though Edwards was an All Star '63-'65 he was traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1968 to make room for Johnny Bench. In St. Louis he played with Lou Brock.

Brock spent the first half of the 1964 season on the Chicago Cubs with Ron Santo.

From Gibson to Santo in 5 degrees.

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