The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a special promotion for this season to commemorate Kirk Gibson and his dramatic pinch-hit home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. The seat where Gibson’s ball landed in the right field pavilion was painted blue and sold as part of a ticket package.
It comes with a special t-shirt to make note of sitting in the seats, and all proceeds are donated to support Kirk Gibson’s Foundation. All 81 home games sold out, amounting to a $24,300 donation going to Parkinson’s research.
Additionally, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will hold an online raffle for autographed Kirk Gibson bobbleheads, which are being given to the first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance on Friday, March 30.
Gibson is further being honored by the franchise as he’s set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. He was on hand at Dodger Stadium the day prior, which gave him an opportunity to visit the seats.
“To come out here and have this, what it is today, and with the Dodgers stepping up and joining my foundation’s initiative and our mission, I’m very proud that they are doing that and very thankful,” Gibson said.
The Dodgers this season are commemorating their 60 years in Los Angeles and during the Opening Series will recognize their 1988 World Series team.