Saturday, November 28, 2009
#413) PAUL GIBSON
Paul Gibson was traded with Randy Marshall by the Detroit Tigers to the New York Mets on January 22, 1992 in exchange for Mark Carreon and Tony Castillo. "He doesn't light up your eyes with his fastball," said Manager Jeff Torborg, who said that as a manager of the White Sox he had been impressed with Gibson. "But he's got an air about him. He gives you the impression that the game is in control when he is on the mound."
In his first season with the Mets the left-handed reliever struggled through shoulder stiffness that placed him on the disabled list from July 28th to August 29th. He was resigned to a minor league contract and invited to major league camp during spring training of 1993. Paul made it back to New York but was only used in eight appearances before being released on June 11, 1993.
Gibson was raised in Center Moriches, Long Island and grew up being a Mets fan. He currently runs a baseball school named, "Paul Gibson's All-Pro Sports Academy" in Bellport, New York.
Paul Gibson signed his card in the set from an autograph request sent to his home on November 24, 2009.