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Kirk Harold Gibson was born on 28th May 1957, in Pontiac, Michigan USA, and is a retired professional baseball player, who played in outfielder position for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates. His playing career was active from 1979 until 1995; after retirement he became a television analyst for FSN Detroit, and has also worked as a manager and coach.
Have you ever wondered how rich Kirk Gibson is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gibson’s net worth is as high as $15 million earned through his successful careers in baseball.
Kirk Gibson Net Worth $15 Million
Although born in Pontiac, Kirk grew up in Waterford, Michigan where he went to Waterford Kettering High School, and after matriculation enrolled at Michigan State University. While there, he played football in the wide receiver position, and was one of the best players in his class, such that years later he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. On the football coach’s suggestion, Kirk started to play baseball, and in just one year he recorded a batting average of .390 with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs. In 1979 he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the first round, marking the beginning of his professional career. However he did not play for the Tigers until 1983, then in the 1984 season he was the one of the best players on the team that won the World Series, defeating the San Diego Padres 4-1 in the series. He stayed at Detroit until 1987, when he became free agent and signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In his first season with his new team, Kirk won his second World Series, helping the Dodgers to defeat the Oakland Athletics. Also that season he was named NL MVP, and won the Silver Slugger Award. His net worth was well established.
Kirk played for the Dodgers until 1990, and then again entered free agency. Before long he became a part of the Kansas City Royals, but the next year was sent to the Pittsburgh Pirates. However he was released by the Pirates in 1992, and decided to retire from baseball.
Fortunately, that was only temporary, as he received a new contract from the Detroit Tigers and played for the team until the end of 1995 season. He finished his playing career with a .268 batting average, 255 home runs, and 870 RBIs.
Three years after retirement, he became a television analyst for the Detroit Tigers, and served in that position until 2002. He returned in 2015, and serves as color commentator for the team on Fox Sport Detroit with Jack Morris, who was his teammate.
Beginning in 2003 he tried himself as a coach; he started as a bench coach for the Detroit Tigers, and held the position for the next three years, after which he was appointed as hitting coach.
Two years later he became bench coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and held that position until 2010, when he became the manager of the Diamondbacks, and until 2014 led the team to 353 wins and 375 loses.
Regarding his personal life, Kirk has been married to JoAnn Sklarski since 1985; the couple has four children and reside in Grosse Pointe, Michigan USA.
He is a certified pilot, and has set the record of 25,200 feet with his Cessna 206. Also, he is an avid deer hunter, and together with friends and fellow sportsmen David Wells and Jake Peavy owns a 1,300 acre hunting ranch, named Buck Falls Ranch, located near Millersburg, Michigan.
In 2015, Kirk was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.