Bob Gibson & The Hall Of Fame Class Of 1981
Bob Gibson was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1981. He was awarded entry on his first ballot as he captured 337/401 votes cast.
His Hall of Fame plaque reads:
“Five-time 20-game winner. His 3,117 strikeouts made him only second pitcher to reach 3,000. First to fam 200 or more in a season nine times. Set NL mark with 1.12 ERA in 1968, hurling 15 shutouts. Twice World Series MVP, setting records for consecutive victories(7), consecutive complete games(8), and strikeouts in a game(17), and in a series(55). Voted NL MVP in 1968 and Cy Young Award winner in 1968 and 1970. Won nine Gold Glove awards.”