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1968 HEADLINE: Gibson Strikes Out 17 In Game 1 Of The World Series

1968 HEADLINE:  Gibson Strikes Out 17 In Game 1 Of The World Series

On this day in 1968, Bob Gibson struck out 17 batters in Game 1 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.  This is a World Series record that still stands today.

To be on the biggest stage in baseball and dominate the way he did shows how superior he was as a pitcher and competitor.

The full stat line from Gibson’s game looks like this – 9 innings pitched, 5 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 17 strikeout, WIN.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Gibson!!!

1974 Headline – “Welcome To The 3,000 K’s Club, Mr. Gibson”

1974 Headline – “Welcome To The 3,000 K’s Club, Mr. Gibson”

On this day in 1974, Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals became just the second pitcher in major league history to record 3,000 strikeouts in his career.

Joining Walter Johnson, Gibson reached this milestone 51 years after Johnson was the first pitcher to claim 3,000.

Gibson’s 3,000th victim was Cesar Geronimo of the Cincinnati Reds.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Mr. Gibson!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – 2011 Topps Lineage Bob Gibson & Ozzie Smith

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – 2011 Topps Lineage Bob Gibson & Ozzie Smith

While not purposely looking for cards of Ozzie Smith and Bob Gibson from this set, I was not about to turn them away either.

These two cards are the 3rd and 4th ones I scored from the Lineage set.

And while I would normally show you these cards in separate posts, I have a few reasons as to why I am publishing them together.

Here they are:

OK, now onto the reasons…

  1. Both cards feature St. Louis Cardinals
  2. Both cards feature Hall of Famers
  3. Both cards feature the two players with almost identical arm positions – it is almost eerie.

Could Bob Gibson play shortstop?  Could Ozzie Smith pitch?  I don’t know the answers to these questions, but I can tell you that when looking at these incredible photos side-by-side I will say that anything is possible with these two superstars.

What do you think?

Happy Anniversary Bob Gibson!!!

Happy Anniversary Bob Gibson!!!

On this day in 1968, Bob Gibson struck out 17 batters in Game 1 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.  This is a World Series record that still stands today.

To be on the biggest stage in baseball and dominate the way he did shows how superior he was as a pitcher and competitor.

The full stat line from Gibson’s game looks like this – 9 innings pitched, 5 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 17 strikeout, WIN.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Gibson!!!

New Reading Material #10 – “Sixty Feet, Six Inches”

Possibly the most interesting book of the bunch, ‘Sixty Feet, Six Inches’ was co-authored by two of the most amazing baseball talents this game has ever seen – Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson.

These guys have done it all – Hall of Fame induction, World Series heroics, legendary status, and now writing of books!!!

Gibson and Feller have come together to offer the reader a unique chance to tell how the game was played from their eyes, their very talented eyes at that!! 

The book’s format is unique in that it looks like a 1-on-2 interview between the writer and these 2 Hall of Famers.  With chapters devoted to pitching mechanics, power hitting, and game play, this looks like a surefire winner to me!!!

Happy Anniversary Bob Gibson!!!

On this day in 1968, you struck out 17 batters in Game 1 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.  This is a World Series record that still stands today.  To be on the biggest stage in baseball and dominate the way you did shows how superior you were as a pitcher and competitor.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Gibson!!!