On August 14, 1971, Bob Gibson was masterful as he and his Cardinals teammates battled the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Defeating the team by himself, Gibson did what everyone knew that his talents could offer. Allowing no hits to a very talented Pirates squad, Gibson made major league history. He went the distance in the contest while facing 28 batters. His impressive numbers from this outing include: 10 strikeouts, 3 walks, 0 runs, and 0 hits allowed!!!
And ‘Hoot’ helped himself at the plate too. Going 1-for-4, Gibson drove in three runs to help pad the team’s lead. The Cardinals ended up winning the contest 11-0.
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Mr. Gibson!!!