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Kirk Gibson
Kirk Harold Gibson

Bats Left, Throws Left
Height 6' 3", Weight 215 lb.
School Michigan State

MLB Debut September 8, 1979
Final Game August 10, 1995
Born May 28, 1957 in Pontiac, MI (age 65)

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 Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   OPS+   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1979 22 DEA AL   16   41    4   17  11   0   0    7   2   1    0   13  .415  .415  .683 1.098   139    28   0   0   0   0   0  
 1980 23 DEA AL   67  163   21   46   7   2   8   30   2   5   16   30  .282  .352  .497  .849   116    81   0   1   2   2   3  
 1981 24 DEA AL  134  434   85  156  15   6  21  102  26   8   40   85  .359  .415  .567  .982   140   246   0   5   9   5   8  
 1982 25 DEA AL   97  275   43   88  18   1   6   45  28  13   30   41  .320  .388  .458  .846   111   126   5   1   1   1   3  
 1983 26 DEA AL  115  353   54   77  20   6  13   49  10   5   49   80  .218  .314  .419  .734   100   148   7   3   3   2   7  
 1984 27 DEA AL  155  545  100  153  27  10  28  107  37  14   72  126  .281  .368  .521  .889   121   284   3   6  11   7   6  MVP-9
 1985 28 DEA AL  158  612   94  171  43   6  27   95  40   9   57  147  .279  .343  .502  .844   116   307   4   8   7   6   9  MVP-8
 1986 29 DEA AL  102  307   62   80   8   1  18   52  51   1   43   83  .261  .361  .469  .830   116   144   1   3   8   7  12  
         LAN NL   45  155   34   47   8   1  11   27  11   5   30   35  .303  .422  .581 1.003   145    90   1   0   1   2   2  
         TOT     147  462   96  127  16   2  29   79  62   6   73  118  .275  .382  .506  .889         234   2   3   9   9  14 
 1987 30 LAN NL  144  486   80  130  23   3  18   65  23   6   70  117  .267  .362  .438  .801   111   213  16   3   7   4   5  
 1988 31 LAN NL  156  548   72  166  33   2  18   68  20  10   66  110  .303  .380  .469  .849   126   257   7   4   5   5  11  
 1989 32 LAN NL   83  217   41   54   3   3  15   33  11   4   29   36  .249  .340  .498  .838   120   108   9   0   0   1   5  
 1990 33 LAN NL  128  329   41   80  17   0   4   34  31   9   41   66  .243  .333  .331  .665    96   109   3   3   1   5   7  
 1991 34 KCA AL  112  393   75   98  15   5  16   56  23   4   70   93  .249  .367  .435  .802   113   171   0   3   0   5   7  
 1992 35 DEA AL   18   46    3   11   2   0   1    4   1   1    2   14  .239  .265  .348  .613    87    16   0   1   0   0   1  
 1993 36 DEA AL  132  425   45  103  16   2   9   51  23   8   38   87  .242  .311  .353  .664    90   150   1   1   0   5   7  
 1994 37 DEA AL  136  475   75  131  22   1  28   84   2   1   46   94  .276  .346  .503  .849   105   239   2   4   4   7   3  
 1995 38 DEA AL   76  255   32   51  12   1   3   25   9   2   30   71  .200  .296  .290  .586    76    74   1   1   2   5   8  
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 17 Seasons     1874 6059  961 1659 300  50 244  934 350 106  729 1328  .274  .356  .461  .817        2791  60  47  61  69 104
 Per 600 PA           522   83  143  26   4  21   80  30   9   63  114                                 240   5   4   5   6   9
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
   With DEA     1206 3931  618 1084 201  36 162  651 231  68  423  871  .276  .350  .469  .819        1843  24  34  47  47  67
   With LAN      556 1735  268  477  84   9  66  227  96  34  236  364  .275  .365  .448  .813         777  36  10  14  17  30
   With KCA      112  393   75   98  15   5  16   56  23   4   70   93  .249  .367  .435  .802         171   0   3   0   5   7
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 MLB Totals     1635 5798  985 1553 260  54 255  870 284  78  718 1285  .268  .352  .463  .815        2686  23  56  72  61  72
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Categories in which this player led his league are indicated in red.

Miscellaneous Stats
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  %L  RC  RC/27  AB  PH PHR  PAvg  E   XTC  XTO  XPct  OSB  OCS SBPct  Pos  Defense  Diff Star
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 1979 22 DEA AL  88   11  12.2   4   2   0  .500   0    1    1 1.000    0    0  .000  OF   4(0)e12   446   
 1980 23 DEA AL   7   26   5.7   8   3   1  .375   3   26   23  .885    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e4    105   
 1981 24 DEA AL  47  103   9.4  11   4   0  .364   7   58   40  .690    0    0  .000  OF   3(-1)e10  134   
 1982 25 DEA AL  21   50   6.5  13   2   0  .154   2   20   14  .700    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e3     61   
 1983 26 DEA AL  18   47   4.3  11   2   0  .182   5   25   18  .720    0    0  .000  OF   3(+2)e10   -1   
 1984 27 DEA AL  34  109   7.0   4   1   0  .250  10   32   20  .625    0    0  .000  OF   3(+1)e15   10   
 1985 28 DEA AL  33  109   6.3   2   0   0  .000  13   64   41  .641    0    0  .000  OF   3(+1)e13  -38   
 1986 29 DEA AL  37   59   6.6   5   2   0  .400   2   27   20  .741    0    0  .000  OF   3(+1)e3   -33   
         LAN NL  30   39   9.3   0   0   0  .000   0   12    7  .583    0    0  .000  OF   3(+1)e3   140   
         TOT                     5   2   0  .400   2   39   27  .692    0    0  .000
 1987 30 LAN NL  31   84   5.9   9   1   1  .111   5   37   23  .622    0    0  .000  OF   3(0)e10   -60   
 1988 31 LAN NL  38   99   6.5   3   0   0  .000  15   52   28  .538    0    0  .000  OF   3(+2)e14  -11   
 1989 32 LAN NL   8   36   5.5  24   2   1  .083   2   10    1  .100    0    0  .000  OF   4(+2)e8   159   
 1990 33 LAN NL  32   40   4.0  34   6   1  .176   0   30   19  .633    0    0  .000  OF   4(+2)e2   -81   
 1991 34 KCA AL  18   70   6.1   5   1   1  .200   3   33   26  .788    0    0  .000  OF   3(+2)e8    58   
 1992 35 DEA AL   2    3   2.8   4   2   0  .500   0    5    3  .600    0    0  .000  OF   4(+2)e7    72   
 1993 36 DEA AL   6   48   3.9  12   7   1  .583   1   48   24  .500    0    0  .000  OF   4(+2)e6  -105   
 1994 37 DEA AL   7   86   6.6   5   1   0  .200   2   58   27  .466    0    0  .000  OF   4(+2)e5   -57   
 1995 38 DEA AL   7   22   2.9   7   1   0  .143   0    0    0  .000    0    0  .000  DH            -222   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 17 Seasons         1050   6.0 161  37   6  .230  70  538  335  .623    0    0  .000                  -4   2
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+

HOF Standards: Batting - 31.4 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 23.5 (Likely HOFer ~ 100)


Traditional Fielding   (completed seasons only)

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO     A     E   DP    FP    GS    Inn     RF  
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+
 1979 22 DEA AL  RF     7    15     1    0    0  1.000     6    57.0   2.53
                 LF     3     2     0    0    0  1.000     3    13.0   1.38
                 CF     2     0     0    0    0   .000     0     5.0   0.00
 1980 23 DEA AL  CF    57   120     3    3    0   .976    36   362.2   3.05
 1981 24 DEA AL  CF   120   285     9    7    1   .977    99   928.2   2.85
                 RF     7     3     0    0    0  1.000     1    19.0   1.42
                 LF     1     1     0    0    0  1.000     1     8.0   1.12
 1982 25 DEA AL  CF    68   144     6    2    2   .987    55   488.0   2.77
                 3B     1     0     1    0    0  1.000     0     1.0   9.00
 1983 26 DEA AL  LF    66    85     5    5    1   .947    58   521.1   1.55
                 RF    10    18     0    0    0  1.000     9    79.0   2.05
                 CF     6     9     0    0    0  1.000     6    45.0   1.80
 1984 27 DEA AL  RF    83   149     6    7    1   .957    74   664.2   2.10
                 LF    55    67     1    3    0   .958    52   436.0   1.40
 1985 28 DEA AL  RF    74   111     5    6    0   .951    64   603.1   1.73
                 LF    61    96     1    4    0   .960    59   528.0   1.65
                 CF    28    48     5    3    1   .946    27   235.0   2.03
 1986 29 DEA AL  RF    66    90     4    1    0   .989    54   494.2   1.71
                 LF    15    22     0    0    0  1.000    13   120.0   1.65
                 CF     6    13     0    1    0   .929     6    48.0   2.44
         LAN NL  LF    50    51     1    0    0  1.000    48   418.0   1.12
                 RF     9    21     1    0    0  1.000     9    80.0   2.48
                 1B     1     1     0    0    0  1.000     0      .1  27.00
 1987 30 LAN NL  LF   134   197     6    5    2   .976   133  1149.0   1.59
                 CF     4     5     0    0    0  1.000     1     9.0   5.00
 1988 31 LAN NL  LF   136   193     4   14    2   .934   128  1160.2   1.53
                 RF    19    26     0    1    0   .963    19   154.0   1.52
 1989 32 LAN NL  LF    55    64     0    2    0   .970    49   445.1   1.29
                 CF     3     3     0    0    0  1.000     1    10.0   2.70
                 RF     1     1     0    0    0  1.000     1     7.0   1.29
 1990 33 LAN NL  RF    53    88     0    0    0  1.000    51   437.2   1.81
                 LF    43    49     2    0    1  1.000    29   267.2   1.71
                 CF     5     8     0    0    0  1.000     2    26.0   2.77
 1991 34 KCA AL  LF   102   176    10    2    1   .989   102   881.2   1.90
                 RF     8    11     0    1    0   .917     5    57.2   1.72
 1992 35 DEA AL  RF    13    26     0    0    0  1.000    10    93.1   2.51
                 LF     4     3     0    0    0  1.000     1    14.0   1.93
                 1B     1     3     0    0    0  1.000     0     1.0  27.00
 1993 36 DEA AL  CF    75   167     4    1    0   .994    69   593.0   2.60
                 LF    10    16     0    0    0  1.000    10    86.0   1.67
                 RF     3     1     0    0    0  1.000     0     5.0   1.80
 1994 37 DEA AL  CF   117   232     6    2    0   .992   109   928.0   2.31
                 RF     5     0     0    0    0   .000     0     5.2   0.00
 1995 38 DEA AL  RF     4     5     0    0    0  1.000     0    13.0   3.46
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+
                               CAREER TOTALS BY POSITION
                 LF   735  1022    30   35    7   .968   686  6048.2   1.57
                 CF   491  1034    33   19    4   .983   411  3678.1   2.61
                 RF   362   565    17   16    1   .973   303  2771.0   1.89
                 1B     2     4     0    0    0  1.000     0     1.1  27.00
                 3B     1     0     1    0    0  1.000     0     1.0   9.00
+--------------+---+-----+------+-----+----+----+-----+-----+-------+------+

Postseason Stats   Postseason Register
 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA   OBP   SLG  SB 
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1981 ALCS  DEA OAA   L    3  11  1  5  0  1  0   1  2  3  .455  .538  .636  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1979  DEA   76-86   Dennis Van Langen
 1980  DEA   71-91   Dennis Van Langen
 1981  DEA   96-66   Dennis Van Langen
 1982  DEA   93-69   Dennis Van Langen
 1983  DEA   90-72   Dennis Van Langen
 1984  DEA   95-67   Dennis Van Langen
 1985  DEA   77-85   Dennis Van Langen
 1986  DEA   82-80   Dennis Van Langen
 1986  LAN   83-79   Billy Vanson
 1987  LAN   63-99   Billy Vanson
 1988  LAN   62-100  Billy Vanson
 1989  LAN   65-97   Billy Vanson
 1990  LAN   76-86   Billy Vanson
 1991  KCA   80-82   Jim Pardee
 1992  DEA   77-85   Mike Mashanic
 1993  DEA   81-81   Mike Mashanic
 1994  DEA   73-89   Mike Mashanic
 1995  DEA   66-96   Mike Mashanic

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