Gibson, Bob

Pack Robert Gibson
Born: November 9, 1935, Omaha, Nebraska
Played For: 
St. Louis Cardinals (1959-1975)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1981

Over 17 seasons with the Cardinals, Bob Gibson won 20 games five times and established himself as the very definition of intimidation, competitiveness and dignity. One of the best athletes to ever play the game, the ex-Harlem Globetrotter posted a 1.12 ERA in 1968, the lowest figure since 1914, and was named the National League Cy Young Award winner and Most Valuable Player. Known as a premier big-game pitcher, Gibson posted World Series records of seven consecutive wins and 17 strikeouts in a game, and was named World Series MVP in 1964 and '67.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Bob Gibson was a star basketball player at Creighton University and that he played with the Harlem Globetrotters from 1957-58?
He's the luckiest pitcher I ever saw. He always pitches when the other team doesn't score any runs.
Tim McCarver