Baseball legend announces he has Parkinson’s


Author: Geoffrey ChangPublished: 14 May 2015

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Former American baseball star, Kirk Gibson, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but vows to fight back. The ex-player and manager, who made a name for himself with the Detroit Tigers team, has taken time off from his commentating duties and explained in a statement the diagnosis.

“I will meet this challenge with the same determination and unwavering intensity that I have displayed in all my endeavours in life. I look forward to being back at the ballpark as soon as possible.”

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