24 June 2011
My all-time favorite Tiger, Kirk Gibson, comes home to the Motor City to honor Sparky ...
Gibson is in his first full season as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, after being the interim manager last season, replacing A.J. Hinch. Trammell, who managed the Tigers in 2003-05, joined Gibson as bench coach after spending the previous three seasons as bench coach of the Chicago Cubs.
"In our hearts, we've already honored Sparky," Gibson said. "He's driven us to where we are today. We're grateful. He was a great man, a great manager. He virtually taught us how to play the game. It's great that he's finally going to be recognized, no question about it."
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