DETROIT (CBSNewYork/AP) — Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he pronounced Tuesday.
The 1988 National League MVP was dismissed in Sep as manager of a Arizona Diamondbacks after four-plus seasons. He now calls Tigers games for Fox Sports Detroit, though Gibson had not been in a promote counter given opening day Apr 6 while undergoing tests.
“I have faced many opposite obstacles in my life, and have always confirmed a clever faith that no matter a circumstances, we could overcome those obstacles,” he pronounced in a matter by a network. “While this diagnosis poses a new kind of plea for me, we intend to stay loyal to my beliefs. With a support of my family and friends, we will accommodate this plea with a same integrity and invariable power that we have displayed in all of my endeavors in life. we demeanour brazen to being behind during a ballpark as shortly as possible.”
The 57-year-old Gibson had one of a many noted moments in ball story with his limping, pinch-hit home run in a ninth inning of Game 1 of a 1988 World Series for a Dodgers. He also won a championship in 1984 with a Tigers, where he played 12 of his 17 vital joining seasons.
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