Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Bob Gibson passed away on Friday at the age of 84. Gibson announced in 2019 that he had pancreatic cancer.
Bob Gibson pitched 17 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals and was a nine-time All-Star. Gibson won 251 games, struck out 3,117 batters, and had an ERA of 2.91 for his career.
1968 was Gibson’s best year as a pitcher; he went 22-9 with a 1.12 ERA and had 28 complete games. Also, in 1968 Gibson had 13 shutouts and struck out 17 Detroit Tigers in game one of the World Series. Gibson finished the 1968 season with the National League MVP Award.
The Cardinals star pitcher is one of the best pitchers ever to do it; he won two Cy Young Awards and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.