Dodger Stadium adding Kirk Gibson seat to commemorate '88 HR

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Dodger Stadium adding Kirk Gibson seat to commemorate '88 HR
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 1988, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Kirk Gibson celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 in the first game of the World Series, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Dodgers will pay tribute to one of baseball’s most celebrated home runs by introducing a “Kirk Gibson seat” in right field at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 at the spot where Gibson’s game-ending homer landed in the 1988 World Series opener. The chair will be painted blue and feature Gibson’s signature, the team announced Monday.

Tickets will cost for a package that includes a companion seat, two commemorative T-shirts and food and drink. The Dodgers will donate from each purchase to the Kirk Gibson Foundation to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s research — Gibson announced in 2015 that he has Parkinson’s.

The 60-year-old former player and major league manager is set to throw out the first pitch at the Dodgers’ season opener on March 29, when the team recognizes the 30th anniversary of the 1988 championship team.

Seat 1, Row D in section 302 will be the first seat at the stadium to be marked in connection with a historic event.

“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.