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MadFriars' Chat: John Gibbons-Part 1

Gibbons has turned around the Missions

SAN ANTONIO -- Missions' manager John Gibbons is in his first year with the Padres organization and finally get to stay home in his hometown of San Antonio where he graduated from MacArthur High School.

A first round selection of the New York Mets in 1980 he had the proverbial "cup of coffee" in the big leagues in 1984 and 1986. In 2002 he was hired as the bullpen catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays by his former minor league roommate J.P. Riccardi and moved up to become the first base coach in the same year. Late in 2004 the Blue Jays fired Carlos Tosca as their manager and Gibbons took over... Recommended Stories

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