Bob Gibson

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Birthday
9, 1935
Birthplace
Omaha, NE
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1935 (age 82)
Birthplace
Omaha, NE

About

9-time All-Star pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals for seventeen seasons, winning two National League Cy Young Awards and the 1968 NL MVP Award. He led the Cardinals to World Series Championships in 1964 and 1967, winning World Series MVP honors both years.

Before Fame

He needed a doctor's permission to participate in high school sports because of a heart murmur.

Trivia

He retired with 251 wins, 3,117 strikeouts and a career ERA of 2.91.

Family Life

He was one of Pack and Victoria Gibson's eight children. He married Wendy Nelson in 1979 and he has three children, Christopher, Ray and Annette.

Associated With

He broke the World Series strikeout record, striking out seventeen Detroit Tigers in Game one of the 1968 World Series, but Al Kaline and the Tigers came out on top at the end, winning the series in 7 games.