9-time All-Star pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals for 17 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.
He needed a doctor's permission to participate in high school sports because of a heart murmur.
He retired with 251 wins, 3,117 strikeouts and a career ERA of 2.91.
He was one of Pack and Victoria Gibson's eight children. He married Wendy Nelson in 1979 and he had three children, Christopher, Ray and Annette.
He broke the World Series strikeout record, striking out 17 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.