Dodgers adding 'Kirk Gibson seat' to commemorate 1988 homer

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay tribute to one of baseball's most celebrated home runs by introducing a "Kirk Gibson seat" at Dodger Stadium.

The seat will be added in the right-field pavilion in the spot where Gibson's game-winning homer landed during Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. The chair will be painted blue and will feature Gibson's signature, the team announced Monday.

Tickets will cost $300 for a package that includes a companion seat, two commemorative T-shirts, food and drink. The Dodgers will donate $200 from each purchase to the Kirk Gibson Foundation to raise money and awareness for Parkinson's research.

"Kirk Gibson was part of one of the greatest moments in Dodger history, and we're thrilled to partner with Kirk to help him and his foundation raise funds and awareness in fighting Parkinson's disease," Chief Marketing Officer Lon Rosen said in a statement.