Like Father, Like Son: Michigan State’s Cam Gibson Drafted by Tigers
The Detroit Tigers drafted nine more bodies in day 2 of the 2015 MLB Draft and none were more significant than one of a very familiar kin to both Detroit Tigers and Michigan State Spartans fans.
Cam Gibson, 21, son of the legendary Kirk Gibson of Tigers, and Dodgers lore, comes out of Michigan State University as an outfielder hitting .294 with five home runs, 32 RBI's and .807 OPS in 57 games in 2015. He was selected by the Tigers with their fifth round pick
Kirk Gibson was drafted 12th overall in 1978 by Detroit, 37 years to the month when his son Cam is selected at number 160 overall in the fifth round by the Tigers.
Lynn Henning from the Detroit News has a report including quotes from Cam Gibson on his new parent club:
"I only know I'm going to do everything I can — every single thing I can — to reach that ultimate goal, which I've wanted to do since I was a little kid. And that was to win a World Series and, in the back of my mind, to win a World Series for the Tigers."
Of course, you could just take it straight from Cam on Twitter:
Here's some video on Cam in case you didn't get the chance to go out to McLane baseball stadium and check out the young Gibson play. It's not much on the reel but given his pedigree, he'll have a great shot to make some waves in the pros.
The MLB Draft concludes today starting at noon eastern time with rounds 11-40. Detroit picks 25th in every round from here on out.