Kirk Gibson "World Series HR" Photograph (SGA Signature Series)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
An All-America football flanker and baseball outfielder at Michigan State University, Gibson was Detroit's number-one pick in the June 1978 draft. But it was with the Los Angeles Dodgers that Kirk experienced one of the most memorable baseball moments in history. Joining the Dodgers as a free agent in 1988, Kirk Gibson's intensity spurred the team to a World Series Championship highlighted by his fabled Hollywood-like game-winning home run in the Series opener. The National League MVP that year, Kurt was kept out of the lineup by a leg injury. But with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Mike Davis on base, and the Dodgers down 4-3, Kirk stepped to the plate as a pinch-hitter. Visibly wincing on each swing, he fouled off four pitches before he hit a slider into the right field stands off the A's HOF relief ace Dennis Eckersley. Photographs of Kirk pumping his fists and limping round the bases, forever immortalized Kirk in baseball history. Amazingly, it was Kirk's only at-bat in the Series but it was enough to inspire the Dodgers to a five game Series victory over the heavily favored Athletics. This terrific Dodgers...and baseball...moment is captured in this great Sports Gallery collectible. Our unsigned SGA Signature Series is a Sports Gallery Exclusive display available with 16x20 or 11x14 photos and includes a facsimile laser-engraved signature inset plate. The plate on this beauty gives the details of the blast, in addition to Kirk's unique signature. The 16x20 Display is also available with inset replica World Series Ticket. Quality Framed with a classic shot of his HR celebration, this is a great piece of Sports Art and perfect gift for any Dodgers' fan! Please note: Photos of this unforgettable sports moment are rare and the shots have the vintage blurred look common in historic sports photographs from years past.