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Kirk GibsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-1995 MLB Years: 1979-1995
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1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1359, DH-327, P-27Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKirk Harold Gibson
Height6-3Weight215BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMay 28,1957 [61.024]PlacePontiac,Michigan
High SchoolWaterford-Kettering (Waterford,MI)
CollegeMichigan State University (East Lansing,MI)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$150,000
MLB DebutSeptember 8,1979 [22.103]
OrganizationsDET [13] LAN [3] KCA [1] PIT [1] Awards10Awards Voting5-567
TBC Player ID11862Retrosheet IDgibsk001MLBAM ID114752
RelationshipsFather of Cam Gibson
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed87Power85Contact30XBH76RBIs73Runs75Hitting59Durability57Team.546Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-of2154175274254840131225430400.240.328.451.7797917204.291.211.406.34910.7826.472.453.9221.8840.48
1979Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-of228932750801359422023411061100.245.326.398.72413027369.340.153.312.3279.2129.813.242.4436.3333.75
1979Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of221238393014331300000.237.256.395.65115439.235.158.184.2872.567.693.002.5638.0044.44
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of235117523462191647104511200.263.303.440.7437712189.301.177.217.3315.2923.814.504.7619.4426.09
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of24832904195113940175186421219.328.369.479.84813923313.393.151.255.3835.7520.453.562.8832.2224.21
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of2569266347416283597254111122.278.341.444.78511826294.303.166.267.3488.5013.951.642.7233.2535.14
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet23dh-of2612840160911291551143539645432.227.320.414.73416636467.259.187.347.32711.3520.561.813.2126.7339.56
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of2714953192150231027912996310383664.282.363.516.87927460611.302.234.390.38510.3116.861.634.4219.6740.00
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of28154581961673752997304711375310165.287.364.518.88230171670.325.231.398.37710.6020.451.934.3320.0342.51
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of291194418411811228863466810771448.268.371.492.86321741521.290.224.442.37913.0520.541.575.3715.7534.75
1987Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-p30281000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1987Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-p30617240003104300000.235.381.235.6164021.286.000.294.30519.0514.290.750.000.000.00
1987Totals for IL-IL         3418240003104300000.222.364.222.5864022.267.000.278.29118.1813.640.750.000.000.00
1987Detroit TigersALMLBdet23of301284879513525324792677111751485.277.372.489.86123852568.317.212.396.37012.5020.601.654.2320.2938.52
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23of31150542106157281257631473120737148.290.377.483.86026254632.327.193.378.37711.5518.991.643.9621.6834.39
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23of3271253355482928123355520255.213.312.368.6809319292.236.155.328.30611.9918.841.573.0828.1135.19
1990Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-of33514662014104300020.429.556.7861.34211318.500.357.714.55422.2216.670.755.5614.0050.00
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23of33893155982200838262396530204.260.345.400.74512628359.303.140.340.33910.8618.111.672.2339.3834.15
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30of341324628110917616551846910361239.236.341.403.74418639540.270.167.346.33712.7819.071.492.9628.8835.78
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25of35165661100253131201001.196.237.304.54117260.214.108.196.2495.0020.004.003.3328.0018.18
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet23dh36116403621051861362156448740342.261.337.432.76917437454.301.171.303.3399.6919.161.982.8631.0035.24
1994Detroit TigersALMLBdet23dh-of37983307191172237245426932532.276.358.548.90618142382.280.272.397.38310.9918.061.646.0214.3546.15
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet23dh3870227375912293592336130236.260.358.449.80710223265.314.189.366.35412.4523.021.853.4025.2238.98
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter163557989851553260542558702847871812856123567272.268.352.463.81526865696656.301.195.355.00010.7919.311.793.8322.7436.64
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1825348513220918893536417091520.247.335.419.75422447613.325.172.352.00010.4427.732.662.9429.6735.61
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter128359589015510492224211661120.251.338.404.74214530409.342.153.326.00010.2728.362.762.4435.9033.33
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter54175274254840131225430400.240.328.451.7797917204.291.211.406.00010.7826.472.453.9221.8840.48
Detroit Tigers Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter11774170698114018745195668194644999304318435045.273.354.480.83420024274773.306.207.358.00010.4519.481.864.0921.3837.46
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter310111020029356342142699147240123111917.264.353.433.7864811011283.299.169.356.00011.4618.711.633.2726.4334.47
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1324628110917616551846910361239.236.341.403.74418639540.270.167.346.00012.7819.071.492.9628.8835.78
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter165661100253131201001.196.237.304.54117260.214.108.196.0005.0020.004.003.3328.0018.18
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625749815426525862887112762677.268.352.463.81526656659.301.195.355.00010.7919.311.793.8322.7436.64
Average Minor - Per 162 games1624757611718816793135715181420.247.335.419.75419942546.325.172.352.00010.4427.732.662.9429.6735.61

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det21OF52--115261123117.9512.25------5496.337.7
1979Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet22OF65--100591114105.9211.62------8973.047.8
1979Detroit TigersALMLBdet22OF10--15---15151.0001.50------1283.36.2
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet23OF49--12211-124123.9922.51------5196.130.2
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet23DH1---------------512.00.6
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet24OF67--14214-147143.9732.13------8380.761.5
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet24DH9---------------8310.88.3
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet25OF64--167413172171.9942.67------6992.839.5
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet25DH4---------------695.82.5
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet26DH66---------------12851.640.7
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet26OF54--11623-121118.9752.19------12842.233.3
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet27OF139--2454122261249.9541.79------14993.385.8
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet27DH6---------------1494.03.7
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet28OF144--286111-298287.9631.99------15493.589.4
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet28DH8---------------1545.25.0
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet29OF114--190221194192.9901.68------11995.870.4
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet29DH4---------------1193.42.5
1987Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet30P27--1021313431.9121.15------2896.419.3
1987Detroit TigersALMLBdet30OF121--25367-266259.9742.14------12894.574.7
1987Detroit TigersALMLBdet30DH4---------------1283.12.5
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31OF148--3116123329317.9642.14------15098.791.9
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32OF70--146332152149.9802.13------7198.643.8
1990Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan33OF3--2-1-32.6670.67------560.02.1
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33OF81--191411196195.9952.41------8991.050.0
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34OF94--16234-169165.9761.76------13271.258.0
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34DH30---------------13222.718.5
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35OF13--251--26261.0002.00------1681.38.0
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet36DH76---------------11665.546.9
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet36OF32--76-1-7776.9872.38------11627.619.8
1994Detroit TigersALMLBdet37DH56---------------9857.148.7
1994Detroit TigersALMLBdet37OF38--7631-8079.9882.08------9838.833.0
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet38DH63---------------7090.043.8
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet38OF1---------------701.40.7
MLB Totals for OF - 17 season(s)-   OF1239--252341631226272564.9762.07------12390.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 12 season(s)-   DH327---------------3270.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF68--1025101117107.9151.57------680.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P27--1021313431.9121.15------270.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF52--115261123117.9512.25------520.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det21---------52-
1979Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet22---------65-
1979Detroit TigersALMLBdet22---------10-
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet23---------491
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet24---------679
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet25---------644
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet26---------5466
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet27---------1396
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet28---------1448
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet29---------1144
1987Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet3027----------
1987Detroit TigersALMLBdet30---------1214
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31---------148-
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32---------70-
1990Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan33---------3-
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33---------81-
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34---------9430
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35---------13-
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet36---------3276
1994Detroit TigersALMLBdet37---------3856
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet38---------163

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB27312251012102100000.417.500.7501.2509214.400.333.58314.297.140.507.1412.0040.00
1984Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB27518460027304400000.333.455.6671.12212222.333.334.72218.1818.181.009.099.0033.33
1987Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB30521461014303800000.286.375.476.85110224.417.190.47612.5033.332.674.1721.0033.33
1988Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB31726240026203600000.154.241.385.62610229.111.231.42310.3420.692.006.9013.0050.00
1988Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB31111100120000000001.0001.0004.0005.000411.0003.0003.0000.000.000.00100.001.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs1559815204126081500000.254.343.492.83529667.275.238.47511.9422.391.885.9714.7540.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs619570039304400000.368.478.8421.32016323.333.474.84217.3917.391.0013.046.3342.86

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1998Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet41Broadcaster1626597.40124.05Larry Parrish,Buddy Bell
1999Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet42Broadcaster1616992.42927.53Larry Parrish
2000Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet43Broadcaster1627983.48816.03Phil Garner
2001Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet44Broadcaster1626696.40725.04Phil Garner
2002Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet45Broadcaster16155106.34239.05Phil Garner,Luis Pujols-
2003Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet46Bench Coach16243119.26547.05Alan Trammell-
2004Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet47Bench Coach1627290.44420.04Alan Trammell-
2005Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet48Hitting Coach1627191.43828.04Alan Trammell-
2005Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet48Bench Coach1627191.43828.04Alan Trammell-
2007Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari50Bench Coach1629072.556--1Bob MelvinLost in NLCS (Colorado)
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari51Bench Coach1628280.5062.02Bob Melvin
2009Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari52Bench Coach1627092.43225.05Bob Melvin,A.J. Hinch
2010Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari53Manager1626597.40127.05 
2010Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari53Bench Coach1626597.40127.05Kirk Gibson,A.J. Hinch
2011Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari54Manager1629468.580--1 Lost in 1st Round (Diamondbacks)
2012Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari55Manager1628181.50013.04 
2013Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari56Manager1628181.50011.02 
2014Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari57Manager1626498.39530.05 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [10]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1981American League Player of the Week (August 24-August 30)1
1984ALCS Most Valuable Player1
1985American League Player of the Week (June 3-June 9)1
1986American League Player of the Week (July 14-July 20) ... American League Player of the Week (June 23-June 29) ... American League Player of the Week (April 7-April 13)3
1988National League Most Valuable Player ... NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)2
1995American League Player of the Week (May 22-May 28)1
2011National League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1995-04-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1994-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-02-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1993-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-02-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1992-05-05Released by Pirates. 
1992-03-10TradeTraded by Royals to Pirates for Neal Heaton. 
1990-12-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-01-29ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1988-01-22Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1986-01-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1985-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1978Detroit Tigers-21150,000-------150,000Signing Bonus out of 1978 Draft (1st round - 12th overall)
1985Detroit TigersTeam Payroll28685,000-123580++370,78060,000835,000
1986Detroit TigersTeam Payroll291,200,000-29196++386,34760,0002,035,000
1987Detroit TigersTeam Payroll301,335,000-26297++344,90660,0003,370,000
1988Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll311,833,333-16298++392,10762,5005,203,333
1989Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll321,333,333-61493++429,80262,5006,536,666
1990Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll331,333,334-86688++515,727100,0007,870,000
1991Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll341,700,000-137881++742,231100,0009,570,000
1992Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll351,950,000-173979++962,245109,00011,520,000
1993Detroit TigersTeam Payroll361,100,000-2481473++968,431109,00012,620,000
1994Detroit TigersTeam Payroll371,500,000-2161276++957,101109,00014,120,000
1995Detroit TigersTeam Payroll381,300,000-203878++999,520109,00015,420,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red