Detroit Tigers legend and former Michigan State two sport star Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Gibson, in his first year back as an analyst with Fox Sports Detroit, has been absent from the FSD broadcast booth since the Opening Day telecast.

Gibson said and I quote:  "With the support of family and friends, I will meet this challenge with the same determination and unwavering intensity that I have displayed in all of my endeavors in life."

Gibson was a key member of the Tigers 1984 championship team.  He was with the team in 1979-87 and returned in 1993-95.  In between, he played for the L.A. Dodgers, Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The 1988 National League MVP had one of the most memorable moments in baseball history with his limping, pinch hit home run in the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series for the Dodgers.