Bob Gibson hurled 17 seasons, all with the St. Louis Cardinals, and posted 20 wins in five different years. In 1968, Gibson had one of the greatest seasons of any pitcher in modern times. His 1.12 ERA was the third best in this century, behind only 'Dutch' Leonard's 0.96 in 1914 and Mordecai 'Three Finger' Brown's 1.04 in 1906. During 1968, Gibson hurled 13 shutouts, including five consecutive. He completed 28 of his 34 starts and at one point pitched 47 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings. In one 95 inning stretch he gave up only two earned runs. In that season, he won 15 games in a row and three of his losses the Cardinals were shutout, including a no-hitter 1-0 loss to Gaylord Perry.
Bob Gibson fanned over 200 batters in a season nine times and led the League in 1968. Gibson was an excellent fielder and collected nine Gold Glove Awards, 1965-1973. In World Series play, Gibson was truly awesome, winning seven straight games. He set a WS' record by fanning 17 Tigers in 1968. In 1971, he threw his only no-hitter. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1981. Famous Baseball Pitcher - Baseball History
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