PHOENIX — Kirk Gibson will be back at Dodger Stadium to throw out a ceremonial first pitch on opening day, and will partner with the Dodgers for a good cause.
Gibson will throw out the first pitch before the Dodgers’ first game on Thursday, March 29 against the Giants in Los Angeles as part of a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Dodgers, owners of the last World Series win for the franchise.
The Dodgers open the regular season with a four-game series against the Giants, with Thursday’s opener a 4:08 p.m. PT start televised exclusively by ESPN.
It will be a busy weekend for Gibson, who will be on hand for the second game of the season as well for his bobblehead night, just added to the Dodgers’ promotional schedule. In addition the Dodgers will partner with the Kirk Gibson Foundation to help raise money — through proceeds of the 50-50 raffle at Dodger Stadium plus an online auction — and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease, which Gibson was diagnosed with in 2015.
“We’re going to be able to help a lot of people through the money raised during Opening week,” said Gibson. “I’m honored to help kick off the Dodgers’ 60th anniversary celebration, and am looking forward to re-living many magical moments at Dodger Stadium on opening day and on my bobblehead night.”