BOB GIBSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lynn’s Milwaukee gem in historical context

Watching Monday night’s series opener in Milwaukee, one could never have guessed that the Brewers were off to their best start since 1987 while riding a nine-game winning streak. St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn surely did not care. Mixing an effective slider with a fastball that topped out at 95 mph, Lynn held the home team offense to just three hits over seven...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

My picks for the inaugural Cardinals Hall of Fame class

As a member of the United Cardinals Bloggers, we are regularly given assignments to write about, with the results posted on Unitedcardinalsbloggers.com.  This month we were asked to put together our ballot of the 5 players we would like to see voted in as part of the inaugural class for the Cardinals Hall of Fame. There were a few rules for this assignment:  (1)  Assume that...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

Gibson To Be Honored In Omaha

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...
Via i70baseball
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The all time African-American team

Saying, "Happy Martin Luther King" day just doesn't feel right. And it is mostly because I lived through those days and they were not happy days. The world was upside down and upheaval was everywhere. It seemed that society was flying apart at the seams. Growing up in Bergenfield, New Jersey, we were somewhat shielded from the strife. Bergenfield was mostly Irish, Italian...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Pete LaCock vs Bob Gibson

Pete LaCock is a good storyteller. The former first baseman is prone to embellishment — Retrosheet doesn’t see eye-to-eye to with some of his recollections — but his tales are certainly entertaining. The son of long-time Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall, LaCock played for the Chicago Cubs (1972-1976), for the Kansas City Royals (1977-1980) and for the Yokohama Taiyo Whales...
Via Fangraphs
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Orel Hershiser and Bob Gibson: Opposite ends of the autograph spectrum

During Thanksgiving I got an early Christmas present when my sister gave me this autographed ball of Orel Hershiser. My sister works in the financial industry and she met Hershiser at a conference. Turns out he is involved with a company whose main line of business is providing – of all things – bridge loans of 90 to 120 days. Of course anyone who has followed the Mets is...
Via Mets360.com
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Cards lose first-ever playoff game with 10-strikeout starter

Before the St. Louis Cardinals dropped Game 1 of the 2012 National League Division Series to the visiting Washington Nationals on Sunday due to a combination of misfortunes in the seventh and eighth innings, starting pitcher Adam Wainwright kept his team in the game. For the first 5 2/3 innings, the right-hander held the Nats’ offense to a single run on six hits. Wainwright secured...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Lance Lynn tops Dizzy Dean but still chases Bob Gibson

Dizzy Dean is one of the greatest pitchers and biggest personalities in baseball history. He led the National League in strikeouts for four consecutive seasons, his number 17 is among those permanently retired by the St. Louis Cardinals and he is a member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Lance Lynn doesn’t yet compare in any way other than wearing the same uniform eight decades later...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Bob Gibson’s 1968 Season Is Overrated

The 1968 MLB season featured the greatest pitching statistics in the live ball era (since 1920).  However, thanks to the Factor12 (F12) Rating, baseball fans can delve deeper into the statistical minutia and uncover the real truth. Bob Gibson 1968 F12:   22-9 / 1.12 ERA / 0.85 WHIP / 28 CG / 13 SHO / 304.67 IP / 268 SO / 62 BB Is it possible that Bob Gibson’s season is overrated...
Via 60ft6in
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

How rare is a stolen base by a Cardinals pitcher?

In the second inning of Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals game, the club had two stolen bases. The first bag wasn’t much of a surprise, as it was swiped by Tyler Greene. After all, the infielder led the club in 2011 with 11. Two batters later, however, both Pittsburgh pitcher Erik Bedard and catcher Mike McKenry had to be stunned with Cardinals hurler Jake Westbrook took second...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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