Daddy's Heroes: Gibby's Homer, The 1988 World Series

8:55 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese

Have you heard of Daddy's Heroes, Inc.?

Tom Garcia, an attorney and father of two in Santa Barbara, California, and Karun Naga, an entrepreneur, former college baseball player, and also father of two in Palo Alto, co-founded Daddy's Heroes, Inc. in 2006 in an effort to help parents share unforgettable sports moments with their children. One of the amazing things about sports is how it brings families together. Often a child roots for a team because his/ her parents do! So the idea of sharing some unforgettable moments in a children's picture book is a fantastic one!

Daddy's Heroes launched their first book, Daddy's Heroes: Gibby's Homer, The 1988 World Series (Daddy's Heroes), highlighting the 1988 World Series.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were huge underdogs in the 1988 World Series against the Oakland A's, the most dominant team in baseball. While many thought the Dodgers were outmatched by the power of the Bash Brothers (Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire) and Dennis Eckersley's masterful pitching, Tommy Lasorda, Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibson had other ideas. Kirk Gibson's game winning home run in Game 1 of the World Series propelled the Dodgers to the Championship. It was one of the greatest moments in baseball history. Gibby's Homer is a children's picture book that commemorates and celebrates this extraordinary victory and enables parents to share this magical moment with their children.

Additional Information:
Author: Tom Garcia, Karun Naga
Illustrator: Jenifer Donnelly
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Daddy's Heroes, Inc.; 1st edition (August 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0979211107
ISBN-13: 978-0979211102

For more info:
Visit to check out the second book in the series and order a package that includes a "My Daddy Reads to Me" t-shirt.
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