On October 15, 2002 — 2002 – Kirk Gibson signs a three-year deal to become the bench coach of the Detroit Tigers. The aggressive former outfielder joins the staff of his former 1984 teammate on the World Champion Tigers, newly-hired Detroit manager Alan Trammell.

 


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Baseball Reference October 15
National Pastime October 15
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