The #detroit Tigers are scheduled to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1984 World Series title on June 30th, but one of the fan favorites from that team will be noticeably absent. #kirk gibson, currently the manager of the #arizona diamondbacks, says he will not fly to Detroit for the ceremony, despite the Diamondbacks being off that day.
The Michigan State alum and Pontiac, MI native hit one of the most iconic home runs in Tigers history in Game 5 of the 1984 World Series, helping give Detroit their 1st title since 1968.
While Gibson will stay in the desert, his bench coach and 1984 teammate Alan Trammell will be a part of the reunion. Trammell was the MVP of the 1984 World Series and managed the Tigers briefly from 2003-2005 where Gibson was also a bench coach.
Detroit makes their only visit to see Gibson and the Diamondbacks from July 21 – 23.