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Encyclopedia > Bob Gibson
Bob Gibson
Pitcher
Born: November 9, 1935 (1935-11-09) (age 72)
Omaha, Nebraska
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1959
for the St. Louis Cardinals
Final game
September 3, 1975
for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     251-174
Earned run average     2.91
Strikeouts     3,117
Teams
Career highlights and awards

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  • 35 strikeouts during a World Series
  • 17 strikeouts in a World Series game
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1981
Vote     84.0% (first ballot)

Pack Robert "Bob" Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 to 1975. His record-setting career led to his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. Gibson was a fierce competitor who rarely smiled and was known to throw close fast inside pitches to let batters know who was in charge (similar to his contemporary and fellow Hall of Famer Don Drysdale), although he had good control and hit only 102 batters in his career (fewer than Drysdale's 154). Known by many as the best pitcher in Cardinals history, Gibson dominated with his fastball, sharp slider, and a slow, looping curveball. He now resides in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue with his wife and son. He is currently a special instructor coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Omaha redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the player in baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... The Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area is a metropolitan area comprised of the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and surrounding areas. ... Bellevue is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...

Contents

Youth and early career

Born Pack Gibson, after his father who died 3 months before his birth (the Gibson family could not afford a camera, therefore no photographs of his father exist). Gibson changed his name to Robert when he turned 18. Despite a childhood filled with health problems, including rickets, asthma, pneumonia, and a heart murmur, he was active in sports as a youth particularly baseball and basketball. After a standout career in baseball and basketball at Tech High in Omaha, Gibson won a basketball scholarship to Creighton University. Rickets is a softening of the bones in children potentially leading to fractures and deformity. ... This article is about human pneumonia. ... Murmurs are abnormal heart sounds that are produced as a result of turbulent blood flow which is sufficient to produce audible noise. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... Technical High School was an Omaha public school that was located at 3215 Cuming Street in Omaha, Nebraska. ... An athletic scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend a college or university awarded to an individual based predominantly on their ability to play in a sport. ... Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America. ...


In 1957, Gibson received a $3,000.00 bonus to sign with the Cardinals. He delayed his start with the organization for a year, playing with the Harlem Globetrotters, earning the nickname "Bullet" Bob Gibson (his nickname in baseball was "Hoot", after Hoot Gibson, the cowboy and silent movie star). Although one of the star players on the team--Gibson was famous for backhanded dunks--he resigned from the Globetrotters to play baseball because he could not stand the clowning. In 1958 he spent a year at the triple-A farm club in Omaha. He graduated to the major leagues in 1959 and had the first of nine 200-strikeout seasons in 1962. The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world. ... For the animated television series, see Harlem Globetrotters (TV series). ... Hoot Gibson (August 6, 1892 - August 23, 1962) was a rodeo champion and a pioneer cowboy film actor, director and producer. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... A map of all United States-based Major League and Class AAA, AA, High-A, Low-A, and Short Season-A minor league baseball teams. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


The Dominator

In the eight seasons from 1963 to 1970, he won 156 games and lost 81, for a .658 winning percentage. He won nine Gold Glove Awards, was awarded the World Series MVP Award in 1964 and 1967, and won Cy Young Awards in 1968 and 1970. The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ...


In Game 7 of St. Louis's World Series triumph on October 15, 1964, Gibson held on to earn the win despite allowing ninth-inning home runs to New York Yankees Phil Linz and Clete Boyer(brother of the Cardinals' Ken Boyer). The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Philip Francis (Phil) Linz (born June 4, 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former backup infielder in Major League Baseball. ... Cletis Leroy “Clete” Boyer (born February 9, 1937 in Cassville, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Kenton Lloyd Boyer (May 20, 1931 - September 7, 1982) was an American All-Star third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ...


His 1967 World Series performance was also notable. Gibson allowed only three earned runs and 14 hits over three complete game victories (Games 1, 4, and 7), the latter two marks tying Christy Mathewson's 1905 record, also hitting a vital home run in Game 7. Moreover, he had come back late in that season from having his leg broken earlier in the season (July 15) from a line drive by Roberto Clemente, after which, Gibson pitched to two more batters to close out the inning. The next time he faced Clemente he threw a pitch over Clemente's head which forced Clemente to take a dive into the dirt of the batter's box. The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... Christopher Christy Mathewson (August 12, 1880 - October 7, 1925), nicknamed Big Six, The Christian Gentleman, or Matty, was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1905 throughout the world. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a professional baseball player and a former Major League Baseball right fielder. ...


His earned run average in 1968 was 1.12, which is a live-ball era record. He threw 13 shutouts, and allowed only two earned runs in 92 straight innings of pitching. Gibson also pitched 47 consecutive scoreless innings, at the time the second longest scoreless streak in Major League history behind only Don Drysdale's 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, which had been set earlier that very season. He also won the National League MVP Yet, because 1968 was known as "The Year of the Pitcher", he somehow managed to lose 9 games despite such eye-opening statistics, finishing with a record of 22-9. In Game One of the 1968 World Series, he struck out 17 Detroit Tigers to set a World Series record for strikeouts in one game (breaking Sandy Koufax's record of 15 in Game One of the 1963 World Series), which still stands today. His season was so successful that his performance is widely cited in Major League Baseball's decision to lower the pitcher's mound by five inches in 1969. The change had only a slight effect on him; he went 20-13 that year, with a 2.18 ERA. Some say that his 13 shutouts combined with his 28 complete-games season may never be repeated by anyone again given the heavier emphasis on pitch counts, relief pitching, and the continuing shift to hitters with newer ballparks having smaller foul areas, shorter distance to the outfield walls, and a smaller strike zone today. In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... The Live Ball Era, also referred to as the Lively Ball Era, is the period in Major League Baseball beginning in 1920. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In baseball, an earned run is any run for which the pitcher is held accountable (i. ... Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The pitcher moves forward off the rubber as the pitch is released. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


On May 12, 1969, Gibson struck out three batters on nine pitches in the seventh inning of a 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gibson became the ninth National League pitcher and the 15th pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the nine-strike/three-strikeout half-inning. is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... In Major League Baseball, 37 pitchers have thrown a nine-pitch, three-strikeout half-inning a total of 40 times. ...


On August 14 1971, at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium in a night game, he pitched his only career no-hitter in an 11-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The no-hitter was the first in Pittsburgh in more than 60 years; none had been pitched in the 62-year (mid 1909 to mid-1970) history of Three Rivers Stadium's predecessor, Forbes Field. is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Three Rivers Stadium was a multi-purpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1970 through 2000. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... This article is about the baseball team. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1909 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... For other uses, see Forbes Field (disambiguation). ...


He was the second pitcher in MLB history (after Walter Johnson) to strike out over 3,000 batters, and the first to do so in the National League. He accomplished this at home, at Busch Stadium on July 17, 1974, the victim being César Gerónimo of the Cincinnati Reds. (Gerónimo would also become Nolan Ryan's 3,000th strikeout victim, in 1980.) Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium (also referred to as Busch Stadium II) was the home of the St. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1974 throughout the world. ... César Gerónimo (b. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


Gibson was also one of the best-hitting pitchers of all time. In 1970, he hit .303 for the season (over 100 points higher than teammate Dal Maxvill) and was sometimes used by the Cardinals as a pinch-hitter. For his career, he batted .206 with 24 home runs (plus two more in the World Series) and 144 RBIs. He is one of only two pitchers since World War II with a career batting average of .200 or higher and with at least 20 home runs and 100 RBIs (fellow Hall of Famer and former Major League manager Bob Lemon, who had broken into the majors as a third baseman, is the other). Charles Dallan Maxvill (born February 18, 1939 in Granite City, Illinois) is a retired American Major League Baseball player, coach and general manager. ... In baseball, a pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...


Gibson was above average as a baserunner and thus was occasionally used as a pinch runner, despite managers' general reluctance to risk injury to pitchers in this way. A pinch runner is a baseball player substituted for the specific purpose of replacing a player on base. ...


Don't mess with 'Hoot'

Gibson was known for pitching inside to batters. Dusty Baker received the following advice from Hank Aaron about facing Gibson: Johnnie B. Dusty Baker, Jr. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ...

"'Don't dig in against Bob Gibson, he'll knock you down. He'd knock down his own grandmother if she dared to challenge him. Don't stare at him, don't smile at him, don't talk to him. He doesn't like it. If you happen to hit a home run, don't run too slow, don't run too fast. If you happen to want to celebrate, get in the tunnel first. And if he hits you, don't charge the mound, because he's a Gold Glove boxer.' I'm like, 'Damn, what about my 17-game hitting streak?' That was the night it ended." [1] Golden Gloves The Golden Gloves is the name given to annual competitions for amateur boxing in the United States. ... In baseball, a hitting streak refers to the consecutive number of official games in which a player gets at least one base hit. ...

Gibson was surly and brusque even with his teammates. When his catcher Tim McCarver went to the mound for a conference, Gibson brushed him off, saying "The only thing you know about pitching is you can't hit it. James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American former Major League baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ...


Gibson maintained this image even into retirement. In 1992, an Old-Timers' game was played at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego as part of the All-Star Game festivities, and Reggie Jackson hit a home run off Gibson. When the 1993 edition of the game was played, the 57-year-old Gibson threw the 47-year-old Jackson a brushback pitch. The pitch was not especially fast and did not hit Jackson, but the message was delivered, and Jackson did not get a hit. The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... Old-Timers Day (or Old-Timers Game) generally refers to a tradition in Major League Baseball of a team, especially the New York Yankees, devoting the afternoon preceding a weekend afternoon game to celebrate the baseball-related accomplishments of its former players who have since retired. ... Qualcomm Stadium, formerly known as San Diego Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium, is a multiple-use stadium in San Diego, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ...


Although a dominating pitcher never known for laughing or smiling during a game, but for a perpetual scowl, Gibson was also a man of great humility. He never claimed to be "the best," just "the hardest working." To this day he claims both Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver are the two best pitchers he ever faced, although both Ryan and Seaver return the compliment, each stating Gibson was the toughest competitor either had ever seen. Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ...


Honors

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Bob Gibson's number 45 was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1981

His number 45 is retired by the St. Louis Cardinals, and in 1981, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links CardsRetired45. ... Image File history File links CardsRetired45. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ...


In 1999, he ranked Number 31 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ...


He has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. A bronze statue of Gibson by Harry Weber is located in front of Busch Stadium, commemorating Gibson along with other St. Louis Cardinals greats. The St. ...


In 2004, he was named as the most intimidating pitcher of all time from the Fox Sports Net series The Sports List. Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... The Sports List is a Sports television show hosted by Summer Sanders. ...


The street on the north side of Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series in his hometown of Omaha, is named Bob Gibson Boulevard. Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium is a baseball stadium which was built in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska; it serves as the home of both the minor league Omaha Royals and the annual NCAA Division I College World Series. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ...


Statistics

Seasons G GS CG W L PCT ERA SHO IP H ER HR BB SO
17 (1959-1975) 528 482 255 251 174 .591 2.91 56 3,884.1 3,279 1,258 257 1,336 3,117

See also

In Major League Baseball, the 3000 strikeout club is an informal term applied to the group of pitchers who have struck out 3000 or more batters in their careers. ... The following is the list of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins. ... Major League Baseball recognizes earned run average champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes strikeout champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes win champions among pitchers in the American League and National League each season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In Major League Baseball, 37 pitchers have thrown a nine-pitch, three-strikeout half-inning, also known as an immaculate inning, literally throwing nothing but strikes, a total of 40 times. ... In baseball, a strikeout occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... Here are is the all-time list for home runs hit by a Major League Baseball pitcher, with the pitcher being defined as a player who pitches in at least three games in the given year, and being in a game as their teams current pitcher when hitting the... This is a list of no-hitters in Major League Baseball history. ...

References

For a vivid depiction of the man and the times he pitched in, see David Halberstam's October 1964 (ISBN 0-679-43338-4; reprint ISBN 0-449-98367-6).


External links

  • Audio: Gibson's record-setting 16th strikeout of Norm Cash in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series

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