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Kirk Gibson fired by Arizona Diamondbacks
Kirk Gibson fired by Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks fired Manager Kirk Gibson on Friday, one day after hiring Dave Stewart as their new general manager. The decision to fire Gibson -- and bench coach Alan Trammell -- was announced not by Stewart but by Tony La Russa, the Diamondbacks' chief baseball officer. Gibson led the Diamondbacks to the National League West championship in his first full season, in 2011, but the team finished at .500 in the next two years, blowing a 9-1/2-game lead over the Dodgers last season. The Diamondbacks (63-96) have the worst record in the major leagues this season. Gibson won the NL most valuable player award for the Dodgers in 1988, but a developing rivalry put him at odds...