Cardinals Legend Bob Gibson Dies at 84
St. Louis Cardinals legendary pitcher Bob Gibson passed away at the age of 84 Friday evening. Gibson had been battling pancreatic cancer, as he announced publicly in July of 2019.
Gibson leaves behind an outstanding legacy on the game of baseball. Through a 16 year career, he would pick up a career record of 251-174, a 2.91 ERA, and is a member of the 3,000 strikeout club with 3,117. He earned the right to attend nine All-Star games, while achieving two World Series titles, taking home the Series MVP in both. He was the NL MVP in 1968, also achieving the NL Cy Young in the same year. In this same season, he would lead the MLB in ERA with a 1.12, and NL strikeout leader with 268. His number 45 has been forever immortalized with the Cardinals and was forever immortalized by the MLB with an 84% first-ballot Hall of Fame induction in 1981.
Gibson leaves behind three children, his wife Wendy, and his grandchildren.
On behalf of the Eastern Observer, our thoughts and prayers are with the Gibson family during this difficult time.