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Detroit Tigers legend Kirk Gibson remembers his late mother Barbara

Our thoughts are with the Gibson family.

The Detroit sports community is mourning a loss.

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Barbara Gibson, the mother of Detroit Tigers legend and World Series champion Kirk Gibson, passed away last week at the age of 89. She had also served as a speech teacher and drama director at Clarkston High School

“She loved watching baseball games,” Kirk said during an emotional eulogy in Clarkston last week. “People talk about four-hour games. She loved it. I was thinking, what inning of the game would mom’s life be right now? I think she’d say the first inning of a doubleheader, of the second game.

“And she loved her plays. She loved a three-act play. What act was she at? Certainly not the first, or the second, or the third. It’s time for a curtain call, mom. Take a bow. We loved you, and enjoyed the show.”

During his eulogy, Gibson dedicated his trademark toughness and clutch play to his mom.

“I wondered where I got it,” Kirk said in his eulogy. “I now know.

“She was amazing.”

– – Quotes via Tony Paul of The Detroit News Link – –

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