Friday, May 28, 2010

"He don't want to walk you."

Today Kirk Gibson turns 53...I can still remember late in 1979 when Gibby hit a line drive home run in the old Arlington Stadium in Texas...Tigers play by play man George Kell couldn't believe that anyone could hit a ball out while a 25 mph wind was blowing in from right center field...right where Gibby hit that laser line drive, but the former Spartan wide receiver had the brut strength that Tiger fans had been hearing about, and after a slow start, possibly in part to a comment by Tigers manager Sparky Anderson calling him the next Mickey Mantle, but nonetheless, Kirk Gibson was just getting started...and the 1984 post season belonged to Gibby and the best team in baseball, the '84 World Champion Tigers...Happy Birthday Gibby!


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