Kirk Gibson
Kirk Harold Gibson
 
 
Born: May 28, 1957 in Pontiac, MI
57 years old
Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6'3" Wt: 215
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1978 - (Round 1 / Pick 12)
- High School: Kettering (Waterford, MI)
- College/Univ: Michigan State University (1978)
- Visit Gibson's Managerial Page

All-Teammate Team
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com


Left Field
17
1979
1995
38.2
6
1982
1987
11.7
3
1979
1981
11.4
2
1993
1994
10.2
1
1992
1992
9.0

Center Field
6
1982
1987
26.0
1
1992
1992
6.0
1
1990
1990
4.0
1
1979
1979
3.2
3
1979
1981
3.1


Right Field
2
1982
1983
4.6
3
1979
1981
4.5
1
1991
1991
4.4
2
1988
1989
3.0
1
1990
1990
1.6
Shortstop
12
1979
1995
48.7
1
1992
1992
3.9
2
1988
1989
1.6
1
1991
1991
1.0
2
1981
1982
0.2
Second Base
12
1979
1995
47.1
2
1989
1990
4.7
1
1988
1988
2.1
3
1990
1995
1.7
1
1991
1991
0.3
Third Base
9
1979
1987
11.3
3
1993
1995
11.1
2
1989
1990
3.0
1
1991
1991
3.0
3
1988
1990
2.3
First Base
4
1984
1987
13.6
2
1989
1990
7.1
3
1980
1982
3.2
2
1982
1983
3.0
3
1993
1995
2.5
Manager
12
1979
1995
31.9
3
1988
1990
14.7
1
1992
1992
4.4
1
1991
1991
1.5
1
1979
1979
0.5
Catcher
8
1979
1986
28.3
3
1988
1990
7.7
5
1979
1983
4.9
2
1993
1994
4.3
2
1993
1994
4.2
Designated Hitter
5
1983
1987
4.7
1
1987
1987
1.4
1
1991
1991
0.4
1
1979
1979
0.3
1
1986
1986
0.1
Starting Pitcher
9
1979
1987
35.2
9
1979
1987
16.7
3
1988
1990
14.3
3
1993
1995
10.2
7
1979
1985
8.8
4
1988
1994
7.2
3
1985
1987
6.6
3
1985
1987
6.1
1
1992
1992
5.3
1
1991
1991
5.1
3
1988
1990
5.0
2
1988
1989
5.0
1
1987
1987
4.4
2
1989
1990
3.9
1
1991
1991
3.3
1
1995
1995
3.2
1
1991
1991
3.1
4
1982
1985
3.0
2
1979
1980
2.7
1
1991
1991
2.7
Swingman
6
1979
1984
5.5
3
1993
1995
3.0
2
1986
1987
2.2
1
1991
1991
2.1
2
1986
1987
1.9
Relief Pitcher
7
1979
1985
9.7
4
1984
1987
8.1
3
1988
1990
7.5
4
1987
1995
5.7
2
1988
1989
3.6
4
1979
1982
2.6
1
1991
1991
2.5
2
1981
1982
2.2
1
1988
1988
2.0
3
1988
1990
2.0
3
1991
1994
1.9
1
1995
1995
1.4
1
1991
1991
1.3
1
1991
1991
1.2
1
1992
1992
1.2
1
1992
1992
1.1
3
1993
1995
1.1
1
1988
1988
0.9
2
1989
1990
0.7
1
1995
1995
0.7
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