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Robert Gibson

St. Louis N.L., 1959-1975

 
 
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Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 21, 2022
1. Robert Gibson Marker
Inscription.  Five-time 20-game winner, his 3,117 strikeouts made him only 2nd pitcher to reach 3,000. First to fan 200 or more in a season 9 times. Set N.L. mark with 1.12 ERA in 1968, hurling 13 shutouts. Twice World Series MVP, setting records for consecutive victories (7), consecutive complete games (8), and strikeouts in a game (17) and a series (35). Voted N.L. MVP in 1968 and Cy Young Award winner in 1968 and 1970. Won nine Gold Glove Awards.

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Bob Gibson
Unveiled April 18, 1998

This statue honors one of baseball's most competitive pitchers at the end of his famous follow-through. It was unveiled during the 30th anniversary year of "Gibby's" greatest season — 1968 — when he was 22-9 with a major league record 1.12 ERA, 28 complete games, and a league leading 13 shutouts and 268 strikeouts. Bob's 251 victories, 3117 strikeouts and 56 shutouts are the most in Cardinals' history.
 
Erected 1998.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1998.
 
Location.
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Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 21, 2022
2. Robert Gibson Marker
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38° 37.426′ N, 90° 11.625′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of South 8th Street and Clark Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Clark Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stanley Frank Musial (here, next to this marker); George Harold Sisler (here, next to this marker); Louis Clark Brock (here, next to this marker); James Thomas Bell (here, next to this marker); Albert Fred Schoendienst (a few steps from this marker); Osborne "Ozzie" Smith (a few steps from this marker); Rogers Hornsby (a few steps from this marker); Enos Bradsher Slaughter (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bob Gibson on Wikipedia. Gibson (1935-2020) played his entire Major League Baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 to 1975. 9x All-Star. (Submitted on April 27, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Bob Gibson (HOF profile). From the National Baseball Hall of Fame website, this chronicles the legendary ballplayer's career. (Submitted on April 27, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

3. Bob Gibson on Baseball-reference.com. Contains a more-detailed profile about his Major League career, statistics and achievements
Robert Gibson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 21, 2022
3. Robert Gibson Marker
Statue and one of the plaques
(Submitted on April 27, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 24, 2022