Bob Gibson was one of the most dominant pitchers in MLB history. The biggest testament to his dominance is that in 1968 he had an ERA of 1.12 on the season and the MLB changed the height of the mound following the season from 15 inches all the way down to 10 inches. While it was never actually claimed for certain, many people believe that this change was due to the incredible season that he had in 1968 in which Gibson was unhittable.
That season in 1968 was Gibson’s first of two Cy Young Award seasons, he won again in 1970, and he was also named the MVP of the National League. Gibson led the league in both ERA and strikeouts in 1968 with a total of 268 fanned batters. Striking out a ton of batters was common for Gibson as he struck out 200+ batters nine times and over 245 batters five times. Not only was Gibson a great pitcher but he was also a great athlete and defender winning nine Gold Glove awards. Bob Gibson spent his entire 17-year career as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and won two World Series titles with the team in 1964 and 1967.
Bob Gibson is a legend in St. Louis and amongst all baseball fans and historians. The pitcher was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1981 on his first time on the ballot. Sportmemorabilia.com offers you a unique selection of autographed collectibles that are of immense value to any collector. These rare items are pieces of St. Louis Cardinals history, that fans should not hesitate to purchase. All Bob Gibson signed memorabilia is 100% guaranteed authentic and will increase in value over time.
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