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  Bob Gibson - MSN Encarta
Gibson signed a contract with the Cardinals in 1957 and played in the minor leagues, where his raw pitching skills were refined.
Gibson's best year was 1968 when he earned 22 victories, set the major league season record for lowest earned run average (1.12), and struck out what was then a league-record 268 batters.
Gibson was named the National League's most valuable player (MVP) for 1968 and also earned the first of his two Cy Young Awards (1968, 1970), given to the outstanding pitcher in each league.
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  Bob Gibson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pack Robert "Bob" Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St.
Gibson became the ninth National League pitcher and the 15th pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the nine-strike/three-strikeout half-inning.
Gibson was known for pitching inside to batters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bob_Gibson   (994 words)

 ESPN.com - CLASSIC - SportsCentury biography of Bob Gibson
Gibson himself was a good hitter for a pitcher, batting.303 one year and slugging 26 homers in his career, including two in the World Series.
Gibson did his part by winning nine of his last 11 decisions, including the pennant clincher as a reliever on the season's final day, to give him a 19-12 record.
Gibson had a different mound opponent in Game 7, Mickey Lolich, and the two locked up in a scoreless battle until centerfielder Curt Flood uncharacteristically misjudged a fly ball, allowing Jim Northrup's drive in the seventh inning to land for a two-run triple.
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 Bob Broeg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gibson was unable to get breakfast at the Cardinals' hotel in Boston, so Broeg delivered a ham and egg sandwich to the star righthander.
Among other things, Broeg is known for coining the nickname "Stan the Man" for Cardinals pitcher Stan Musial, championing the Hall of Fame causes of Cardinals Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter and Chick Hafey and helping to devise, and successfully push for the first pension plan for veteran major-league players.
Broeg said he wished his epitaph to read, "He was fair, as in just, not as in mediocre." Appropriately, Bob Broeg died five hours after the final game of the 2005 World Series.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bob_Broeg   (368 words)

 Bob Gibson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bob was born in New York in 1931, the son of a chemical engineer who had been a professional singer early in life.
It was Bob who, while working at the Gate of Horn in Chicago, discovered the eighteen-year-old Joan Baez and presented her at the first Newport Folk Festival in 1959.
During his career, Gibson collaborated with, sang with, influenced, was influenced by, or drank with just about every important folk singer of his generation and that of his children.
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 Bob Gibson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bob Gibson began his career as a singer-songwriter in 1954 after seeing Pete Seeger play the banjo and sing "Leather-Winged Bat." He became a major force in American folk music for over 35 years.
Gibson had one of the most charismatic presence on stage with his captivating lop-sided smile which he used to charm audiences from Carnegie Hall in the 50s to the Lincoln Centre in the 90s.
Known as "Uncle Bob", a television show that he hosted on the Chicago NBC affiliate was nominated for an Emmy.
www.wfma.net /gibson.htm   (260 words)

 Bob Gibson
Gibson resigned from the Globetrotters to play baseball because he could not stand the clowning.
Gibson became the ninth National League pitcher and the 15th pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the nine-strike/three-strikeout half-inning.
Gibson was above average as a base runner and thus was occasionally used as a pinch runner, despite managers' general reluctance to risk injury to pitchers in this way.
www.nativeomahans.com /index_files/BobGibson.htm   (936 words)

 Bob Gibson
Looking at Gibson's 1968, it's no wonder - he registered a 1.12 ERA (the fourth lowest ERA in a single season this century), logged over 304 innings in 34 starts, recorded 13 shutouts (the third highest total in a single season), and struck out 268 batters.
But Gibson's microscopic ERA was the primary factor in the decision to lower the mound, which raised the NL ERA from 2.99 in 1968 to 3.59 in 1969.
Gibson lost a shutout in the seventh inning when Curt Flood uncharacteristically misjudged a routine fly ball.
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Gibson-Bob.html   (698 words)

 Best of Friends
When the invitation to join Gibson and Paxton in the Best of Friends trio was extended, Anne put her solo career on hold for the next 18 months and hit the road with her two mentors.
Bob Gibson was one of the first superstars of the folk revival of the mid-’50s, inspired to perform after seeing Pete Seeger in concert in 1954.
Gibson took great joy in introducing new talent to his audiences, bringing Joan Baez onstage at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival, presenting then-unknown Judy Collins at his familiar Chicago stamping grounds, the Gate of Horn club, and, years later, adding Anne Hills to his long list of protégés.
www.appleseedrec.com /bestoffriends/musicians.html   (492 words)

 The Hook - HOTSEAT- Politics is local: Bob Gibson meets the press
Gibson, who grew up in Arlington, came to UVA to study government, and imagined he'd end up in state or local government, having no taste for Washington after serving there as a page.
After grad school at William and Mary, Gibson threw his thesis on the 1973 gubernatorial race between Henry Howell and Mills Godwin in the closet, and in February 1974 he took a job at WCHV radio back when it was a news station.
Bob is also frequently on the radio on Kojo Nnamdi's Virginia Politics Hour on WAMU 88.5 (I think Kojo calls him the emeritus dean of the show or something similar).
www.readthehook.com /stories/2006/11/16/HOTSEAT-gibson.doc.aspx   (1171 words)

 Bob Gibson Biography
Andrew Gibson, Bob's 36-year-old son, speculates that his father's interest in collecting books may have stemmed from an incident when Bob witnessed his father pitch his grandfather's collection of books and magazines down a well in order to make more room in the house.
Bob's book collecting pursuits made him a well-known figure at used book stores around Calgary, where he could often be seen checking titles against his own holdings that he documented in several binders.
Bob died on January 8, 2001 at the age of 92.
www.ucalgary.ca /~mhemming/Gibson/bob_gibson_biography.htm   (549 words)

 Interview with Bob Gibson
Bob Gibson in his home at 403 Ridgecrest Lane, Radford, on his experiences as an elementary school principal.
Gibson, would you please begin by telling us about your family background, your childhood interests and development, and also could you discuss your college education and preparation for entering the field of teaching as well as the years you served as a teacher and a principal.
He said "Bob, I just wondered--you know people all over the state--if you might know somebody who would be interested in my job." He was saying "Bob, wouldn't you be interested in my job?" but he couldn't quite say that cause he knew I had just arrived in Albemarle.
www.unlv.edu /projects/ohpsp/g/268gibson.html   (8032 words)

 Bob Gibson Quotes
Gibson came out and started warming up, and after about twenty pitches said to heck with it, and walked into the dugout.
The answer — of course — is Bob Gibson who played for them from 1957 through 1958 and was a former Creighton University basketball all-star.
Bob Gibson was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a child, fractured his leg in 1962, severely damaged his elbow in 1966, broke his other leg in 1967, had knee surgery in 1977, and was still respected / feared / admired as one of the most dominating pitchers in Major League history.
baseball-almanac.com /quotes/bob_gibson_quotes.shtml   (863 words)

 Bob Gibson - BaseballWiki
Pack Robert "Bob" Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) was a right-handed baseball pitcher for the St.
Gibson was 2-1 in the 1964 World Series (won vs. Yankees) and 2-1 in 1968 (lost vs. Tigers).
Gibson was the only candidate selected by the BBWAA to the "Hall" that year.
baseball.wikia.com /wiki/Bob_Gibson   (834 words)

 Bob Gibson, Folk Musician (Official Site) - bobstory
Bob Gibson was born on November 16, 1931 in Brooklyn and grew up along the Hudson River north of New York City where he sang in the church choir.
Gibson continued working as a solo act while Bob Camp became Hamilton Camp and headed west to Hollywood to pursue a successful acting career.
The musical legacy of Bob Gibson is still felt by all who embraced his work and the music he cherished so dearly and to which he contributed so much.
bobgibsonlegacy.com /bobstory.asp   (1555 words)

 Bob Gibson - Charlie Rose
Bob Gibson is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 to 1975.
Gibson's record-setting career led to his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.
Gibson was a fierce competitor who rarely smiled and was known to hit players when pitching to let them know who was in charge.
www.charlierose.com /guests/bob-gibson   (154 words)

 CMT.com : Bob Gibson : Biography
Gibson was a salesman for a developmental reading company before he was inspired by take up folk music in 1954, after hearing Pete Seeger perform.
Gibson helped Joan Baez and Phil Ochs in their early days, and was managed by Albert Grossman, who later handled the affairs of such giants as Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul & Mary.
But Gibson probably was a little too retro for bigtime folk success in the '60s anyway.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/gibson_bob/bio.jhtml   (445 words)

 Hall of Famer Bob Gibson sure is mean 'Mr. Nice Guy' | Postcrescent.com | Appleton Post-Crescent
Gibson was engaging and thoughtful on several matters concerning baseball, including the way the game has changed over the years.
Gibson finished with 251 wins and 3,117 strikeouts and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981.
Many baseball historians see 1968 as the “Year of the Pitcher.” Not only was Gibson on the top of his game, but Detroit’s Denny McLain won 31 games and had an ERA of 1.96, San Francisco’s Juan Marichal was 26-9 with a 2.43 ERA and Cleveland’s Luis Tiant had a 21-9 record and 1.60 ERA.
www.postcrescent.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080115/APC02/80115211/1892   (766 words)

 Bob Gibson or Tom Seaver: Which was the Better Pitcher? - Associated Content
Bob Gibson made his Major League debut as a 23-year old and pitched until he was 39.
Gibson, however, would almost certainly have better total numbers for his career had his development not been severely slowed by the Cardinal manager from 1959-1961, Solly Hemus.
Consequently, Gibson didn't become a good pitcher until he was 27 (1963), or a great one until he was 29 (1965).
www.associatedcontent.com /article/542639/bob_gibson_or_tom_seaver_which_was.html   (1315 words)

 Bob Gibson - BR Bullpen
Bob Gibson was one of the last of his breed, a tough, durable pitcher who used intimidation to dominate hitters through most of the 1960s.
Gibson continued to pitch successfully after the mound was lowered but suddenly lost his effectiveness in the mid-1970's and retired during the 1975 season.
Gibson was a basketball star at Creighton University in his hometown of Omaha, NE.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Bob_Gibson   (350 words)

 Gibson Discography
Bob Gibson is one of the most important artists in American folk music, though his brush with commercial success was fleeting.
Gibson steered a middle course between the purists and the crassly commercial wings of the folk "movement," if it can be called that.His songs were always sung with this fine Midwestern clarity.
During his career, Gibson collaborated with, sang with, influenced, was influenced by or drank with just about every important folk singer of his generation and that of his children.
www.lyon.edu /webdata/users/kadler/public_html/rmcguinn/gibson.html   (1965 words)

 Bob Gibson
During his remarkable 1968 season, Bob pitched a span of 92 innings in June and July in which he allowed two runs, one of which scored on a wild pitch.
Bob is the only Cardinals player in franchise history to strike out four batters in a single inning.
Bob is the only Cardinals pitcher to hit two career grand-slams.
www.ford-mobley.com /players/bobg.htm   (541 words)

 Bob Gibson | The Baseball Page
After scoring 15 points for Creighton University against the Harlem Globetrotters in 1957, Bob Gibson was signed by the Globetrotters and played with the famous barnstorming basketball team for one season.
Gibson had done his part, winning two games, finishing with a 1.67 ERA, and breaking his own Series record with 35 K’s.
Gibson had as much of an impact on his team in ultimate games as any pitcher in baseball history.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/gibsobo01.php   (1151 words)

 Baseball Toaster: Cardboard Gods : Bob Gibson
Bob Gibson's expression, however, makes it clear that even if the whole goddamn world started flopping and flailing like a boated fish, Bob Gibson himself would not go down.
But when Bob Gibson came out of college in 1957, the professional versions of both of the sports he excelled in were still showing signs of an institutional embrace of the deep white longing for Hartland.
Gibson's own team, the Cardinals, had been the most demonstrably opposed of all major league teams to Jackie Robinson's presence on a major league field, and by Gibson's signing had still yet to have a single full-time fl player.
cardboardgods.baseballtoaster.com /archives/609901.html   (1633 words)

 Rickety Music
In 1974 Bob Gibson's daughter, Meridian Green, was asked to compile a bio of her father to be included with the publicity for Bob's forthcoming album Funky in the Country (yes, in 1974, they were still ALBUMS).
Albert Grossman saw Bob perform at the Off Beat Room in 1956 and the idea began to germinate, of a room whose purpose was to be a "listening room" to showcase Gibson and this new folk music.
Bob Gibson and the Gate of Horn are only part of the Chicago influence on Folk Music.
www.ricketymusic.com /gibsonlegacy.html   (1217 words)

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