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Date of Birth 28 May 1957Pontiac, Michigan, USA
Birth NameKirk Harold Gibson
Nickname Gibby
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kirk Gibson was born on May 28, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA as Kirk Harold Gibson. He has been married to JoAnn Sklarski since December 22, 1985. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

JoAnn Sklarski (22 December 1985 - present) (4 children)

Trivia (8)

Outfielder for Detroit Tigers (1979-1987 and 1993-1995), Los Angeles Dodgers (1988-1990), Kansas City Royals (1991) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1992).
Member of 1984 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers team. Member of 1987 American League Western Division Champion Detroit Tigers team. Member of 1988 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers team. Member of 1992 National League Eastern Division Champion Pittsburgh Pirates team.
1988 National League MVP for having .377 On-base percentage, .483 Slugging Percentage, 106 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 120 Strikeouts, 237 Times on Base and being Hit by Pitch 7 times. Did not lead National League in any statistical category.
1984 American League Championship Series MVP for having .417 Batting Average (5 of 12), 2 Runs, 1 Double, 1 Home Run, 2 RBI, 2 Walks and 1 Stolen Base.
Ranks 79th on MLB All-Time Strikeouts List with 1,285.
Finished 6th in voting for 1984 American League MVP for having .516 Slugging Percentage, 10 Triples, 29 Stolen Bases and being Hit by Pitch 8 times.
Brother-in-law of former MLB Pitcher Dave Rozema.
Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 7th round (173rd overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft.

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