Gibson, Bob

Gibson, (Robert) Bob

(1935–  ) baseball pitcher; born in Omaha, Nebr. During his 17-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals (1959–75), the right-hander won 251 games and the league Most Valuable Player award in 1968; in that season, his earned-run average (1.12) was the fourth lowest in major league history. A ferocious competitor, he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1981.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Top bags: Richard Gray and David Blair six, C Gibson, Bob Nicholls and Geordie Penn five, J Watt, Ed Aitcheson, B Manson, Ally Bruce and Duncan Taylor all four.
Shaun O'Brien (substituting for Mick Pluves), Dennis Chapman and Vinnie O'Neill were 23-9 winners over John Gibson, Bob Ridley and Richard Hill, of Marske, in the triples.
The full line-up was Ray Wood, Brian Gibson, Bob Parker, Ken Taylor, John Coddington, Gordon Low, Jimmy Kerray, Chris Balderstone, Derek Stokes, Massie and John Milner.