Monday, February 6, 2017

Stars of the 1960s: Bob Gibson



Let's see.... what did Bob Gibson do? 

5-time 20-game winner (led NL in 1970 with 23 wins).
8-time All-Star (including 6 straight 1965-70).
9 consecutive Gold Glove awards (1965-73).
Topped 250 strikeouts four times, including NL lead of 268 in 1968.
Led NL with 13 shutouts in 1968.
28 complete games in both 1968 and 1969 (led NL in '69).
1.12 ERA in 1968 was best in majors.
Cy Young winner in '68 and '70.
MVP in 1968.
Played in 3 World Series from 1964-68 (9 games), posting a 7-2 record with 92 strikeouts.
MLB changed the strike zone and lowered the mound after 1968 because of him.
1st-ballot Hall of Famer in 1981 (only player inducted that year).
Quite a hitter too! 1965 - 5/19/.240; 1970 - 2/19/.303

Did I miss anything?

2 comments:

Mark Carlson said...

Well, you didn't mention that he kept on pitching in a game against the Pirates, after Roberto Clemente broke his leg with a line drive. After pitching to a couple more batters, the bone snapped in two, and he grudgingly came out of the game.

Commishbob said...

Best righthander I've ever seen.