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Friday, September 26, 2014

Gibby and Tram fired by Diamondbacks

Former Tigers players and coaches Alan Trammell and Kirk Gibson have been relieved of their duties by the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team announced.

Gibson was named the Diamondbacks manager in 2010, after three seasons as a coach with the team, and Trammell was his bench coach. Steve Gilbert of reported that Trammell will manage the team in its final three games of the season.

Trammell (1977-1996) and Gibson both (1979-1987, 1993-1995) played for the Tigers in the 1980s and 1990s, and were together previously as Tigers manager and bench coach from 2003-05.

Trammell was a six-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove shortstop and was the World Series MVP in 1984. Gibson was the American League Championship Series MVP in 1984, and the National League MVP in 1988 with the Dodgers. A Waterford native, and a graduate of Kettering High and Michigan State University, Gibson was NL Manager of the Year in 2011, his second season with Arizona.


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