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Is That Kirk Gibson Bobblehead Doing What I Think It’s Doing? (Video)

by: JamieD On  Friday, July 27, 2012

kirk gibson bobbleheadBack on October 15, 1988, former Dodgers’ outfielder Kirk Gibson made history with his one and only plate appearance during Game One of the World Series against the Oakland A’s.  With one runner on, two outs and the Dodgers trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Gibson was called upon to pinch-hit.  Hobbling to the plate with a pulled left hamstring, a swollen right knee, and a stomach virus, Gibson belted a 3-2 pitch from Dennis Eckersley over the right-field fence, giving the Dodgers the walk-off 5-4 victory.

As Gibson rounded the bases, he could be seen pumping his right fist back and forth in celebration.  It’s an image that Kirk Gibson, the human, has become well known for.

As for Kirk Gibson’s bobblehead, it may also become known for its fist-pumping action, although, we’re still trying to figure out exactly what is being pumped.

Not quite sure what we’re talking about?  The following advertisement for the Gibson bobblehead, which will be handed out at Dodgers Stadium on July 31st, should help explain everything.

Check it out:

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