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    Re: Bob Gibson Dies at 84

    Sad news, I hate to hear this.

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    One of the greatest pitchers of all time, the fiercest of competitors.

    How he lost 9 games in 1968 with a 1.12 ERA has always baffled me.

    He will be missed.
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    Legend. RIP.
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    One of my favorites. Gibson and Drysdale basically taught me how to pitch. Nowadays these pansy ass hitters cry when the pitch gets close to them. 80% probably wouldn't be in MLB. RIP Bob Gibson You were great.

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    RIP. One of the all time greats. They lowered the pitching mound because of his dominance.
    In 1968, when he had a 1.12 ERA, he started 34 games, and pitched 304 & 2/3 innings out of a possible 306. He completed 28 games with 13 shutouts.
    In the WS, he started 3 games and pitched all 27 innings, giving up only 5 runs. Unbelievable stats that we may never see again.

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    When I think of Ace, Bob Gibson is the first name that comes to mind. RIP.
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    Re: Bob Gibson Dies at 84

    Quote Originally Posted by Betterread View Post
    RIP. One of the all time greats. They lowered the pitching mound because of his dominance.
    In 1968, when he had a 1.12 ERA, he started 34 games, and pitched 304 & 2/3 innings out of a possible 306. He completed 28 games with 13 shutouts.
    In the WS, he started 3 games and pitched all 27 innings, giving up only 5 runs. Unbelievable stats that we may never see again.
    Bob Gibson was the best, but they didn't lower the mound just because of him. 7 starters in MLB had an ERA lower than 2.00 in 1968. This was the first year I watched baseball and in 1969 I was aghast at how the offensive numbers went up. But something took place in 1968 that made pitchers look too good and since the mound was at 15 inches for years prior, it had to be something else. Guessing the strike zone was big enough to drive a semi through it Denny McClain won 31 games that year also.

    Being that 1968 was the first year I followed baseball, a home run was something special because it happened so seldom and randomly. Johnny Bench seemed to hit a ton of them that year and wound up with only 15. Lee May led the team with 22 and Perez had 18. So can you imagine my surprise as an 11 year old, at Crosley field the next year, on opening day, when Pete Rose and Bobby Tolan led off the season with back to back homers against Don Drysdale? Of course the Reds never scored another run after that and lost 3-2 lol
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    Bob Gibson was a great pitcher and an even greater competitor. While he had his magnificent 1968 season, he was nearly as great in 1969 and 1970, leading the league in WAR [all players, not just pitchers] all three seasons. If you determined awards by WAR, Gibson should have won the MVP award and the Cy Young all three seasons, meaning no MVP trophy for Willie McCovey in 1969 and Johnny Bench in 1970 and no Cy Young for Tom Seaver in 1969. Instead he still had his MVP award in '68 and Cy Young awards in '68 and '70.
    More than that he was a fierce and clutch competitor. Along with Sandy Koufax, if I had a game I had to win, he was who I wanted as my starting pitcher. In three World Series, he started 9 games including all three game sevens, going 7-2 with a 1.89 ERA. He threw 8 complete games and pitched 81 innings, including a ten inning win in game five of the 1964 World Series.
    After the 1970 season, Sport magazine polled MLB players to select "baseball's greatest competitor." The results were (1) Pete Rose, (2) Gibson and (3) Frank Robinson. Many noted how Gibson, after having his leg broken by a Roberto Clemente line drive in 1967, initially refused to come out of the game and continued to pitch in that game on a broken leg.
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    Whenever we have a discussion about "best players you never saw" or "all-time best players" Gibson is always on my list or in very serious consideration.

    When I collected baseball cards, one of my favorites was a 1969 Bob Gibson. I probably still have it somewhere around the house.

    Sad news

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    A simply dominating, fearful, pitcher who also won nine Gold Gloves.
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    I thought he might’ve been the one ballplayer who was too tough to die. Damn.
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    Mel Queen once hit a homerun off Gibson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Berenyi View Post
    Mel Queen once hit a homerun off Gibson
    So what. The shocker is that Clay Carroll hit his only home run against Gibson to win the game in extra innings.

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    GOOD POINT i LOOKED THAT GAME UP Maloney DID NOT MAKE IT OUT OF THE FIRST INNING BUT MY HERO fAT jACK fISHER PITCHED 4 scoreless innings


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