The St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall Of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson was born in 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska. He spent his youth there, eventually graduating from Omaha Tech high school, where he was named to the All State Basketball team. He later attended Creighton University and eventually started his professional baseball career with the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in 1957, which was then located in Omaha.
An early representation of the statue courtesy of the Sarpy County Sports Commission
In April, the Sarpy County Sports Commission will honor Gibson in his hometown with a statue in front of Werner Park.
The overall goal of The Heritage Project is to honor various Omaha natives that are enshrined in baseball’s Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The statue of Gibson will be the centerpiece of the display, standing over eight feet tall and cast in bronze. The Walk Of Fame will be located southwest of the entrance to Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers.
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