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Kirk Gibson I Have Parkinson's Disease

4/28/2015 10:05 AM PDT

Kirk Gibson -- I Have Parkinson's Disease

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L.A. Dodgers legend Kirk Gibson -- who famously hit the game winning home run in Game 1 of the '88 World Series -- has announced he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. 

The 57-year-old -- who is now an analyst for Fox Sports Detroit -- issued a statement saying, "I have faced many different obstacles in my life, and have always maintained a strong belief that no matter the circumstances, I could overcome those obstacles."

"While this diagnosis poses a new kind of challenge for me, I intend to stay true to my beliefs. With the support of my 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."

"I look forward to being back at the ballpark as soon as possible."

Parkinson's is a disease of the nervous system that affects movement. While there is no cure, there are treatments that can significantly reduce symptoms. 

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