Facing clemens hitters on confronting baseballs most intimidating pitcher
Gibson won two of three games he pitched in the 1964 World Series, then won 20 games in a season for the first time in 1965.Gibson also pitched three complete game victories in the 1967 World Series.Gibson proceeded to compile an 11–6 record the remainder of the year, and posted a 3.24 ERA for the full season."Between games, Mays came over to me and said, 'Now, in the second game, you're going up against Bob Gibson.' I only half-listened to what he was saying, figuring it didn't make much difference. The next thing I knew, there was a loud crack and my left shoulder was broken.
Keane and Gibson shared a positive professional relationship, and Keane immediately moved Gibson into the starting pitching rotation full-time.Robert Gibson (born November 9, 1935) is a retired American baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Nicknamed "Gibby" and "Hoot", Gibson tallied 251 wins, 3,117 strikeouts, and a 2.91 earned run average (ERA) during his career.A nine-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won two Cy Young Awards and the 1968 National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award.Gibson threw a no-hitter during the 1971 season, but began experiencing swelling in his knee in subsequent seasons.After retiring as a player in 1975, Gibson later served as pitching coach for his former teammate Joe Torre. Louis Cardinals, Gibson was later selected for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.