Bob Gibson pain-free despite battling pancreatic cancer
Bob Gibson is now 84. He pitched for the Cardinals from 1959-1975 and was known for his legendary toughness. Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Bob Gibson seems to be doing well as he battles pancreatic cancer.

The Hall of Fame pitcher was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, and the news became public during the summer.

Gibson has been receiving chemotherapy treatment but is doing well enough that it’s now once every three weeks instead of once a week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. And even though he experiences numbness in his hands and feet, Gibson told the Post-Dispatch that he is not feeling much pain.

Gibson was set to even participate in the Cardinals’ home opener festivities, which were canceled due to the coronavirus. Gibson has been staying home like usual to keep his health amid the pandemic.

Gibson is now 84. He pitched for the Cardinals from 1959-1975 and was known for his legendary toughness. He compiled a 251-174 record with a 2.91 career ERA and 3,117 strikeouts. Gibson won 20 games five times, including a league-leading 23 in 1970. His 1.12 ERA in the 1968 season is the fourth-best mark in MLB history and the best in the modern era by a large margin.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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