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October 12, 1988 | By Bill Conlin, Daily News Sports Writer
He looks as if he has just been hit high, low and in the middle by Reggie White, Andre Waters and Wes Hopkins. He walks with a limp and runs with a hobble. He can't swing hard enough to hit the ball out of the park. Nor can he run, steal bases or play his leftfield position - one he never played well to begin with - at a major league level. He proved in a horrendous first inning last night that he can't bunt, either. Kirk Gibson is hurt. An ague hath his left hamstring.
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June 11, 2013
A review Sunday of the book Baseball as a Road to God incorrectly referred to a famous 1988 World Series home run hit by Kirk Gibson of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail dsullivan@phillynews.com .
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October 17, 1988 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
The ball went sailing directly over his head, into the night, into the seats, and Jose Canseco barely moved. There was no reason to move. There was no reason to watch. There was no reason to do anything but walk off the field and wait for another day. "He hit it - boom - I knew it was out," said Jose Canseco. "I took one step. I said, 'That's it.' " It was Saturday night in Dodger Stadium. Kirk Gibson - hobbling, staggering, struggling merely to swing the bat - had just taken Game 1 of the 1988 World Series and made it his game.
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October 16, 1988 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
As he watched from the bullpen in the fifth inning, in the sixth inning, in the seventh inning, he knew Kirk Gibson was waiting for him. As he warmed up in the eighth inning, he knew. Even when he got those first two outs in the ninth - when Mike Davis was at the plate, when Dave Anderson stood in the on-deck circle - Dennis Eckersley knew. "Before I ever went out there, earlier in the game, I figured he'd be coming up," said Eckersley, trying hard to find the words to describe the dagger Kirk Gibson pounded through his heart last night.
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October 11, 1988 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
It remains to be announced whether Dodgers leftfielder Kirk Gibson will be named the National League's Most Valuable Player this season. But it is beyond dispute that he was the driving force behind the underdog Dodgers' climb to the top of the NL West this year, that he single-handedly won Game 4 with a homer in the 12th inning early Monday morning, that his three-run homer was crucial in a 7-4 victory yesterday in Game 5. Which is why...
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October 4, 1988 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has set strict guidelines under which he'll use leftfielder Kirk Gibson in the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets. "He'll be in the lineup if he's alive," Lasorda said yesterday. "If he's breathing, he's in there. " Gibson has been hobbled for the last two weeks with a pulled hamstring and a sore knee. Even though he'll be playing, he won't be 100 percent. And that wasn't the end of the bad medical news for the Dodgers yesterday.
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October 7, 1988 | By Peter Pascarelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
The National League playoffs, which were supposed to showcase the swift execution of the overmatched Los Angeles Dodgers, move to the mean streets of Queens tonight tied at one game apiece. With any kind of luck, Los Angeles could easily be leading the series 2-0. The Dodgers also would seem to have a solid chance to take this series back to Los Angeles after three games in New York. A well-rested John Tudor, apparently fully recovered from his hip injury, will pitch tonight against Ron Darling (Channel 6, 8:22)
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October 14, 1989 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
When they replay the ghosts of World Series past down through the ages and beyond, it will always be included. Kirk Gibson, hobbling to the plate, dragging a bad leg behind him. Dodgers down by a run, one on. Two outs, bottom of the ninth. Gibson launching a home run into the rightfield pavilion at Dodger Stadium and circling the bases at full crawl as the place went nuts. Game 1. One year ago. Well, they're going to play another World Series opener tonight at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Channel 6, 8:35)
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October 16, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Kirk Gibson returned to the Detroit Tigers yesterday, joining manager Alan Trammell's staff as a bench coach on the team he led to a World Series title. Gibson, who also helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series in 1988, signed a 3-year deal with the team. "I think by bringing Gibby aboard shows we mean business and that we're serious about turning this around," Trammell said yesterday. The Tigers also hired former Detroit catcher Lance Parrish as bullpen coach and retained Juan Samuel as third-base coach.
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August 12, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Two veterans decided they couldn't wait for this baseball season to end before ending their careers. Pitcher Steve Bedrosian, the National League Cy Young Award winner with the Phillies in 1987, and outfielder Kirk Gibson, the MVP of the 1984 American League playoffs, retired yesterday. Bedrosian, 37, recorded 184 saves in his 13-year major league career. Several of his teammates on the Atlanta Braves, including Chipper Jones, Mark Lemke, Charlie O'Brien and Ryan Klesko, wore their uniform pants higher than normal during last night's game against the Colorado Rockies in tribute to Bedrosian.
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August 20, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is no nameplate outside Room 1.20.13 at Citizens Bank Park, the office space reserved for the Phillies manager. Ryne Sandberg is its interim tenant in a transition that will require more than three days. Sunday was better for the 53-year-old Hall of Famer; his Phillies actually scored. Deciding how to evaluate Sandberg in this season's twilight is one of the last conundrums of 2013. The Phillies stopped Los Angeles' 10-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory gifted by two ninth-inning Hanley Ramirez errors.
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June 13, 2013
Chavez Ravine hosted a beanball war between the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks late Tuesday night that had something most baseball brawls don't: old-timers going at it. It all started in the fifth inning, when Dodgers starter Zack Greinke plunked Cody Ross. Then in the sixth, Arizona starter Ian Kennedy struck the Dodgers' sensational rookie, Yasiel Puig, in the face. Greinke retaliated in the top of the seventh, getting Miguel Montero in the back. Both teams ran onto the field, but it was a typical baseball scrum: a lot of jawing and little else.
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June 11, 2013
A review Sunday of the book Baseball as a Road to God incorrectly referred to a famous 1988 World Series home run hit by Kirk Gibson of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail dsullivan@phillynews.com .
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May 14, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - Ryan Howard stepped to the plate in the 10th inning Sunday with the burden of 18 consecutive hitless at-bats. "Stop thinking," Howard told himself. "Don't try to think. " A man seated behind the Phillies dugout had heckled Howard all game. Now, he yelled again and everyone at Chase Field could hear. "Big spot!" the fan screamed. "Game on the line! No pressure!" A thrilling 4-2 Phillies victory emerged from Howard's bat. He snapped a fastball thrown by Matt Reynolds, an Arizona lefthander who had not allowed a run all season, for a two-run single.
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August 18, 2012
It's official: Pro golfer Phil Mickelson and members of the O'Malley family now own the Padres. Major League Baseball's owners Thursday approved the sale of John Moores' club to a group that includes Kevin and Brian O'Malley, sons of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley; Peter and Tom Seidler (Peter's nephews); Mickelson, and beer magnate Ron Fowler for about $800 million. Commissioner Bud Selig said it's going to be difficult to say farewell to Moores, whose divorce forced him to put the team on the market in 2009.
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November 17, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
KIRK GIBSON and Joe Maddon won Manager of the Year Awards yesterday - one for overseeing a worst-to-first turnaround that lasted all season, the other after a frantic playoff push in the final month. Gibson was a clear choice in the NL for guiding the Arizona Diamondbacks to the West title. A former MVP as a rough-and-tumble outfielder, Gibson was honored in his first full season as a big-league manager. "I certainly had a vision," Gibson said on a conference call during a vacation in northern Michigan, adding, "It's certainly not all because of me. " Maddon won the AL award for the second time.
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November 17, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Kirk Gibson and Joe Maddon won manager of the year awards Wednesday - one for overseeing a worst-to-first turnaround that lasted all season, the other after a frantic playoff push in the final month. Gibson was a clear choice in the National League for guiding the Arizona Diamondbacks to the West title. A former MVP as a rough-and-tumble outfielder, Gibson was honored in his first full season as a big-league manager. Maddon won the American League award for the second time.
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October 7, 2011 | BY BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
PHOENIX - Got to go with the home team when talking about a deciding Game 5, right? Phillies fans sure hope so, and so do Milwaukee Brewers fans. Their team was taken to a fifth game when the Arizona Diamondbacks used some heavy hitting to take their two home games in the NLDS, which is now even heading into this afternoon's game in Milwaukee. The whipping sticks the D-backs brought out at Chase Field produced 24 hits, 18 runs, five home runs (including a pair of grand slams)
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August 15, 2011
Sunday's torrential rain forced the Phillies to keep the Harry Kalas statue under wraps, postponing the unveiling until Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. It also allowed the Washington Nationals to leave town with a split of a two-game series and without having to face Roy Halladay, a man they have never beaten since moving to the nation's capital. The teams will make up the game as part of a Sept. 20 day-night doubleheader. By then, the Phillies should be closing in on their fifth straight National League East title and may have already clinched it. They will be preparing for their possible first-round playoff opponent.
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August 31, 2008 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Winning one for the Gimper Irony of ironies: In one of the Dodgers' biggest games of the season, the manager in the opposing dugout was the man who will forever be a Los Angeles folk hero, Kirk Gibson. Gibson, the Arizona Diamondbacks' bench coach, became the manager when Bob Melvin was ejected from Friday's game at the end of the fifth inning. Gibson guided Arizona to a 9-3 win in a showdown of stumbling NL West contenders. A sore-legged Gibson, of course, limped to the plate and hit a one-handed, two-run, ninth-inning homer as a pinch-hitter in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, giving the Dodgers a 5-4 win over Oakland.
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