Cardinals Legend Bob Gibson passes away

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heyzeus wrote:
October 3 20, 5:41 am
Yall, please read this article.

https://theathletic.com/1578309/2020/02 ... ob-gibson/
That was great. Here’s another one.

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Was stunned to learn of this when I just woke up & came here. My 1st memory of Mr. Gibson was when my dad took me to a game back in the 70's shortly after my 15th? birthday, for a ceremony & day held in his honor with his family joined with him on the field.
Wow, this hurts....losses of Brock & Gibby so close together. Musial was before my time, so Lou/Bob were "THE" Cardinals to me, representing as legends with pride, class & dignity, heroes who made me proud to be a Cardinals fan. Difficult to control my emotions now.

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st.lewis11 wrote:
October 3 20, 7:05 am
Was stunned to learn of this when I just woke up & came here. My 1st memory of Mr. Gibson was when my dad took me to a game back in the 70's shortly after my 15th? birthday, for a ceremony & day held in his honor with his family joined with him on the field.
Wow, this hurts....losses of Brock & Gibby so close together. Musial was before my time, so Lou/Bob were "THE" Cardinals to me, representing as legends with pride, class & dignity, heroes who made me proud to be a Cardinals fan. Difficult to control my emotions now.
I’ve been teary-eyed all morning. I watched this game in Roberts Gym as a sophomore at WGHS. They set up a series of TVs and opened up the bleachers so we could watch the game. What a glorious day. Then I went to Game 2 (my one and only WS game) and learned who Mickey Lolich was. :x

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Curt Gowdy and Harry Caray. I love how they had the home town announcers as part of the broadcast.

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heyzeus wrote:
October 2 20, 9:20 pm
No slight to Brock, but it’s always seemed to me, having grown up a Cards fan after their careers, that Gibson and Musial are the twin Mt. Rushmore of Cards history. Indomitable giants of the game.
I have always felt lucky to have “come of age” as a Cards fan in the ‘60s. I’m sure Lou would agree with you. Gibby was a legend.

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Boy, this is a rotten way to roll out of bed.. Somber feelings of an early October exit from the game pale in comparison to knowing we'll never see him don a red jacket on opening day again.. The words "fierce competitor" are defined by the one and ONLY, Bob Gibson.

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heyzeus wrote:
October 3 20, 5:41 am
Yall, please read this article.

https://theathletic.com/1578309/2020/02 ... ob-gibson/
One of the first comments / replies on that article states facts I hadn't heard before:

- In 34 starts in1968, when he didn't complete a game he was never lifted from the mound, always replaced by a pinch hitter.
- In those starts he was only five innings short of averaging 9 innings a game.
- In 1969, it was even lower - 314 innings in 35 starts. ONE INNING shy of average 9 innings a start.

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Gibson was a pretty good hitter for a pitcher also. 24 career home runs and 144 RBIs.

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The best to ever do it, Roger Angell, on Hoot.

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