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Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

3,000 Strike Outs

July 17, 1974

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
3,000 Strike Outs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 17, 2020
1. 3,000 Strike Outs Marker
Inscription.  Bob Gibson became only the second pitcher in Major League Baseball history to strike out 3,000 batters. Cesar Geronimo of the Reds also became Nolan Ryan's 3,000th victim six years later.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments ⚾️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 37.363′ N, 90° 11.481′ W. Marker is in Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South Broadway south of Clark Avenue, on the right when traveling south. 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. No-Hitter for Gibson (here, next to this marker); Stealing the Record (here, next to this marker); 25 Innings = 1 Win (here, next to this marker); Two for Gibson (here, next to this marker); Carlton Baffles Mets (here, next to this marker); Brock Surpasses Cobb (a few steps from this marker); Grand Slam in Canada
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(a few steps from this marker); 7 Straight for Gibby (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .  3,000 strikeout club. The first Major League Baseball pitcher to pitch 3,000 strikeouts in his career was Walter Johnson on July 22, 1923. As noted on the plaque, Gibson was only the second to achieve that feat. They would later be joined by Gaylord Perry in 1978. As of 2020, the 3,000 strikeout club has 18 members, many of which are in the Baseball Hall of Fame; one active ballplayer (Justin Verlander) is included. (Submitted on July 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 36 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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