Bob Gibson was born on November 9th 1935 in Omaha NE. His high school was Tech High in Omaha, NE. His college was Creighton University, also in Omaha, NE. Bob Gibson, or Gibby, is one of the best Hall of Famers ever. He played baseball and basketball in high school, and played basketball in college.
He got signed by the St.Louis cardinals in baseball in 1957.
As a pitcher in 1964, he won 18 games and his team had a pennant winning season. His team beat the Yankees in the World Series!
He was a 20 game winner in 1965 and 1966 and won the first 9 consecutive gold gloves awards. He got a broken ankle in July of 1967 witch slowed him down to a 13-7 record. They beat the Red Sox in the world series and got another MVP award.
1968 becAme known as "The Year of the Pitcher", and Bob Gibson was definitely the pitcher of the year! He had 268 strikeouts and 13 shutouts. He was 2-1 against the Detroit Tigers, but he lost the seventh game.
Bob brought home both the CY Young award and the National Leage Most Valuable Player awards in 1968. He was domanating batters.
He got his second Cy Young award in 1970, and he pitched a no-hitter against the Pirates in1971. He started getting more injuries. In Bob's 17 years with the Cardinals he had 251 victories, 3,117 strikeouts, and 56 shutouts! He was a pitching coach for the Mets, Braves, and the Cardinals.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1981 and the MLB all century team in 1999.