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Robert Gibson

St. Louis N.L., 1959-1975

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
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 this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 38° 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
2. Robert Gibson Marker
37.43′ N, 90° 11.627′ W. Marker is in Downtown 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. 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); George Harold Sisler (a few steps from this marker); Stanley Frank Musial (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 Downtown.
 
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball
 
Robert Gibson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
3. Robert Gibson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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Nov. 25, 2020