17. Kirk Gibson

Active: 1979-1995
Teams: Tigers/Dodgers/Royals/Pirates

WORLD CHAMPMEAN
A two-time world champ, Gibson's known for one supremely clutch, badass, limping-onto-the-field-to-hit-the-game-winning-homer moment for the L.A. Dodgers in 1988 (see above), as well as one hardass, don't-put-shoe-black-in-my-cap-losers moment when he confronted his new teammates after they pulled the aforementioned prank on him at the beginning of that same season. Is it any coincidence that Gibson's got the formerly lackluster Diamondbacks 9 games above .500 in his first full season as Arizona's manager? Yo Kirk, Dodger fans wanna know: You wouldn't want to get into ownership by any chance?

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