Bob Gibson Won 9 Gold Gloves For His Defensive Dominance!
The dominant pitchers that ruled the 1960’s and 1970’s were excellent athletes. From Jim Palmer to Tom Seaver to Fergie Jenkins and Bob Gibson – all of them excelled in baseball and other sports during their youth.
But as big leaguers, Bob Gibson stood apart from them largely due to his ability to be a superb defender while on the mound. Those guys were all good defenders, but Bob Gibson was phenomenal.
Gibson won his first Gold Glove award in 1965. And from there, he hauled in 8 more award in eight straight years.
So, if you’re counting at home, that is 9 awards in 9 years!!