Photo of the Kirk Gibson seat at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be dedicating a bleacher seat to former Dodger Kirk Gibson in the right field pavilion of Dodger Stadium. The seat will commemorate the landing spot of Gibson’s game-winning home run during game 1 of the 1988 World Series vs. the Oakland Athletics. The seat will be sold as two tickets for $150 each for the entire season and will include all-inclusive food as well as two t-shirts. More than 60% of the proceeds from the Kirk Gibson seats will be donated to the Kirk Gibson Foundation which raises awareness for Parkinson’s Disease.

Few Dodger fans remember that Gibson was actually injured and served as a pinch-hitter when he hit the iconic home run in 1988. Kirk Gibson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2015 after serving time as the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He currently serves as a television broadcaster for the Detroit Tigers. Gibson will throw out the first pitch on opening day (March 29th) when the Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers will also be handing out 40,000 Kirk Gibson bobbleheads to fans the following day (March 30th).

 

The Kirk Gibson seat is located at section 302, row D, seat 1 and will don Kirk Gibson’s autograph. The Kirk Gibson seat was priced at $50 face value for the 2017 MLB season. Gibson himself refers to the seat as “seat 88” whenever he visits Dodger Stadium. The Boston Red Sox have a similar spot marked at Fenway Park called “the lone red set”. The lone red seat (section 42, row 37, seat 21) marks the longest home run in Fenway Park history which was hit by legendary slugger Ted Williams.

 

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