The Art of Baseball #2

Bob Gibson (St. Louis Cardinals; 1964)


Vanwall said...

When I was a kid, Gibson threw some awesome shit off those high mounds - some of pukes in the Show today would be catchin' the next bus to the Carolina League, on their own dime, too, if they had to see Gibson, Marichal or Drysdale bringin' the heat.

Claude Glass Twin said...

I grew up in Saint Louis where baseball is a religion and Gibson walks on water.
I was lucky enough to meet him a few times after he had retired, and he is the exact opposite off the field; kind, friendly, humble and light hearted.
What an amazing man and incredible pitcher.

Steve said...

Best right-handed pitcher ever? So some say.

I was too young to remember him playing, but he lived in my hometown after his retirement. I can remember watching him buff his Mercedes.