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Countdown to Cardinals: 45

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 45 First player/coach to wear #45: Gordon Jones (1954) Last player/coach to wear #45: Bob Gibson Player/coach to wear #45 in the most seasons: Gibson (17 total) Number of players/coaches to wear #45: 7 Last time not worn: Technically 1995, but only since Gibson was coaching that season.  So actually 1975 [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

You've got one game to save humanity, ONE GAME: What's your all-time lineup? (Hint: Mine has Jeter at SS)

My batting order in the Existential Baseball League ultimate wild card game. Beat this.2b  Joe Morgancf  Willie Maysrf  Babe Ruthlf  Hank Aaron1b  Lou Gehrigc  Yogi Berra3b  Brooks Robinsonss  Derek Jeterp  Bob Gibson(If the existential gods allowed the designated hitter, I'd put Roberto Clemente in right and have Babe as DH.)
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynn Joins Gibson, Dean in First-Half Win Success

Lance Lynn has his detractors, but they have been a lot quieter this season as the right-hander continues to rack up wins for the St. Louis Cardinals. On Wednesday night, the 27-year-old defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning his 10th game of the season in 19 starts and lowering his ERA to 3.14. (Lynn also has six losses and three no-decisions.) The Indiana native joined Adam Wainwright...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Evening With Bob Gibson’: A Cardinals Cash Grab?

Moments ago, an e-mail came through to the Cards Diaspora inbox with the subject: “An Evening With Bob Gibson”. Gibby? One of the all time greats? We’d like to have an evening with Bob Gibson. Turns out it wasn’t some super-awesome thank you from the Cardinals for our years of hard blogging. But instead an opportunity to spend a few hundred dollars at Busch Stadium when baseball...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Busch Stadium Events To Host Back-To-Back Evenings With Bob Gibson

Events to be held on July 16th & 17th at Busch Stadium with the Cardinals Hall of Fame Pitcher                 ST. LOUIS, MO (June 17, 2014) – Busch Stadium Events will be hosting back-to-back “Once in a Lifetime” events with St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson on Wednesday, July 16th and Thursday, July 17th at Busch Stadium. Wednesday night’s...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals celebrate 50th anniversary of 1964 championship

ST. LOUIS -- Lou Brock remembered September 1964 as a time when the St. Louis Cardinals began a salary drive. That's also when they started their path to the World Series championship. Brock and Game 7 winner Bob Gibson were among members of the team that beat the Yankees who were honored Monday before St. Louis opened an interleague series against New York. A half-century ago,...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cueto says he's baseball's best pitcher right now

CINCINNATI -- An announcer once said of Bob Gibson, "He is the luckiest pitcher in the world. Every time he pitches the other team doesn't score any runs." So that must make Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto the modern day Bob Gibson. Make that Lucky Johnny Cueto, because when he pitches the other team doesn't score any runs. Well, they don't score more than two runs, that's for...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball, Today

One thing there will always be in the game is a dominant right-hander on the mound. And in the lineage of Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Bob Gibson and Bob Feller, the best of the best change the course of an entire day from the moment they touch the mound. Entering into this summer, there are a plethora of hurlers cut from that game defining cloth, and has this list shows, they approach...
Via i70baseball
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

For The Mets, Pitching Is The Name Of The Game

The past two seasons have been dubbed “The Year(s) Of The Pitcher.” This is a retread of the label first trotted out in 1968, in response to record-shattering mound performances by the likes of Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and fine years by several other hurlers, including our own Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman. At that time, a more apt title would have been “The Year Of The Infield...
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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