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Bob Gibson
Robert Gibson (Hoot and Gibby)
born Pack Robert Gibson
Hall of Famer
Bats: Right , Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" , Weight: 195 lb.

Born: November 9, 1935 in Omaha, NE
High School: Technical (Omaha, NE)
School: Creighton University
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1957. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1959
Final Game: September 3, 1975
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1981 (337/401 ballots).
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1959 23 STL NL 3 5 .375 3.33 13 9 3 2 1 0 75.2 77 35 28 4 39 2 48 1 0 4 333 127 1.533 9.2 0.5 4.6 5.7 1.23
1960 24 STL NL 3 6 .333 5.61 27 12 3 2 0 0 86.2 97 61 54 7 48 6 69 1 0 3 399 73 1.673 10.1 0.7 5.0 7.2 1.44
1961 25 STL NL 13 12 .520 3.24 35 27 3 10 2 1 211.1 186 91 76 13 119 7 166 6 1 8 916 137 1.443 7.9 0.6 5.1 7.1 1.40
1962 26 STL NL 15 13 .536 2.85 32 30 2 15 5 1 233.2 174 84 74 15 95 9 208 10 0 11 967 151 1.151 6.7 0.6 3.7 8.0 2.19 AS
1963 27 STL NL 18 9 .667 3.39 36 33 2 14 2 0 254.2 224 110 96 19 96 1 204 13 1 6 1088 106 1.257 7.9 0.7 3.4 7.2 2.13
1964 28 STL NL 19 12 .613 3.01 40 36 3 17 2 1 287.1 250 106 96 25 86 9 245 9 0 6 1191 127 1.169 7.8 0.8 2.7 7.7 2.85 MVP-23
1965 29 STL NL 20 12 .625 3.07 38 36 1 20 6 1 299.0 243 110 102 34 103 6 270 11 1 8 1233 126 1.157 7.3 1.0 3.1 8.1 2.62 AS,GG
1966 30 STL NL 21 12 .636 2.44 35 35 0 20 5 0 280.1 210 90 76 20 78 5 225 5 0 12 1119 148 1.027 6.7 0.6 2.5 7.2 2.88 AS,GG
1967 31 STL NL 13 7 .650 2.98 24 24 0 10 2 0 175.1 151 62 58 10 40 3 147 3 1 3 703 110 1.089 7.8 0.5 2.1 7.5 3.68 AS,MVP-22,GG
1968 32 STL NL 22 9 .710 1.12 34 34 0 28 13 0 304.2 198 49 38 11 62 6 268 7 0 4 1161 258 0.853 5.8 0.3 1.8 7.9 4.32 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1,GG
1969 33 STL NL 20 13 .606 2.18 35 35 0 28 4 0 314.0 251 84 76 12 95 7 269 10 2 4 1270 164 1.102 7.2 0.3 2.7 7.7 2.83 AS,MVP-30,GG
1970 34 STL NL 23 7 .767 3.12 34 34 0 23 3 0 294.0 262 111 102 13 88 9 274 4 1 5 1213 132 1.190 8.0 0.4 2.7 8.4 3.11 AS,CYA-1,MVP-4,GG
1971 35 STL NL 16 13 .552 3.04 31 31 0 20 5 0 245.2 215 96 83 14 76 11 185 7 0 10 1026 119 1.185 7.9 0.5 2.8 6.8 2.43 CYA-5,MVP-23,GG
1972 36 STL NL 19 11 .633 2.46 34 34 0 23 4 0 278.0 226 83 76 14 88 11 208 3 2 10 1119 139 1.129 7.3 0.5 2.8 6.7 2.36 AS,CYA-9,GG
1973 37 STL NL 12 10 .545 2.77 25 25 0 13 1 0 195.0 159 71 60 12 57 6 142 3 1 6 790 133 1.108 7.3 0.6 2.6 6.6 2.49 GG
1974 38 STL NL 11 13 .458 3.82 33 33 0 9 1 0 240.0 236 111 102 24 104 14 129 5 3 2 1041 95 1.417 8.9 0.9 3.9 4.8 1.24
1975 39 STL NL 3 10 .231 5.04 22 14 4 1 0 2 109.0 120 66 61 10 62 6 60 4 0 6 499 76 1.670 9.9 0.8 5.1 5.0 0.97
17 Seasons 251 174 .591 2.91 528 482 21 255 56 6 3884.1 3279 1420 1258 257 1336 118 3117 102 13 108 16068 127 1.188 7.6 0.6 3.1 7.2 2.33
162 Game Avg. 17 12 .591 2.91 36 32 1 17 4 0 262 221 96 85 17 90 8 210 7 1 7 1082 127 1.188 7.6 0.6 3.1 7.2 2.33
W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards

Postseason Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1964 28 STL NL WS W NYY 2 1 .667 3.00 3 3 0 2 0 0 27.0 23 11 9 4 8 2 31 2 0 1 113 1.148 7.7 1.3 2.7 10.3 3.88
1967 31 STL NL WS W BOS 3 0 1.000 1.00 3 3 0 3 1 0 27.0 14 3 3 1 5 0 26 0 0 1 98 0.704 4.7 0.3 1.7 8.7 5.20
1968 32 STL NL WS L DET 2 1 .667 1.67 3 3 0 3 1 0 27.0 18 5 5 1 4 1 35 0 0 0 101 0.815 6.0 0.3 1.3 11.7 8.75
3 Seasons (3 Series) 7 2 .778 1.89 9 9 0 8 2 0 81.0 55 19 17 6 17 3 92 2 0 2 312 0.889 6.1 0.7 1.9 10.2 5.41
3 WS 7 2 .778 1.89 9 9 0 8 2 0 81.0 55 19 17 6 17 3 92 2 0 2 312 0.889 6.1 0.7 1.9 10.2 5.41

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1959 23 STL NL 21 27 26 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .115 .115 .192 .308 -22 5 0 0 1 0 0 1
1960 24 STL NL 40 29 28 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .179 .179 .214 .393 4 6 0 0 1 0 0 1
1961 25 STL NL 40 75 66 4 13 5 0 1 10 0 0 3 23 .197 .236 .318 .554 40 21 1 1 3 2 0 1
1962 26 STL NL 42 90 76 11 20 0 0 2 5 0 0 4 28 .263 .321 .342 .664 71 26 1 3 6 1 0 1 AS
1963 27 STL NL 41 100 87 12 18 3 1 3 20 0 0 8 35 .207 .274 .368 .642 76 32 1 0 5 0 0 1
1964 28 STL NL 40 107 96 8 15 3 1 0 4 0 0 3 38 .156 .188 .208 .396 8 20 0 1 6 1 0 1 MVP-23
1965 29 STL NL 42 119 104 14 25 2 0 5 19 2 0 3 26 .240 .261 .404 .665 77 42 0 1 8 3 0 1 AS,GG
1966 30 STL NL 46 111 100 11 20 4 0 1 8 3 2 3 35 .200 .221 .270 .491 36 27 0 0 7 1 0 1 AS,GG
1967 31 STL NL 27 74 60 7 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 8 26 .133 .235 .133 .369 9 8 0 0 6 0 0 1 AS,MVP-22,GG
1968 32 STL NL 35 110 94 3 16 5 0 0 6 1 1 7 32 .170 .233 .223 .456 39 21 1 1 7 1 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1,GG
1969 33 STL NL 37 127 118 11 29 6 0 1 8 5 2 3 36 .246 .262 .322 .584 63 38 1 0 5 1 0 1 AS,MVP-30,GG
1970 34 STL NL 40 124 109 14 33 3 1 2 19 0 2 8 25 .303 .347 .404 .751 99 44 4 0 6 1 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-4,GG
1971 35 STL NL 31 95 87 5 15 0 1 2 10 1 0 3 24 .172 .204 .264 .469 30 23 2 1 2 2 0 1 CYA-5,MVP-23,GG
1972 36 STL NL 34 106 103 12 20 6 0 5 12 0 1 1 25 .194 .202 .398 .600 68 41 0 0 2 0 0 1 AS,CYA-9,GG
1973 37 STL NL 25 71 65 8 12 0 0 2 8 1 1 3 17 .185 .217 .277 .494 36 18 1 0 2 1 0 1 GG
1974 38 STL NL 33 87 81 6 17 4 1 0 6 0 1 3 19 .210 .233 .284 .517 44 23 1 0 1 2 0 1
1975 39 STL NL 22 37 28 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 9 .179 .242 .179 .421 17 5 0 0 4 2 0 1
17 Seasons 596 1489 1328 132 274 44 5 24 144 13 10 63 415 .206 .243 .301 .545 49 400 13 8 72 18 0
162 Game Avg. 162 405 361 36 74 12 1 7 39 4 3 17 113 .206 .243 .301 .545 49 109 4 2 20 5 0
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards

Postseason Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1964 28 STL NL WS NYY W 3 10 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .222 .444 2 0 0 1 0 0
1967 31 STL NL WS BOS W 3 12 11 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .364 .530 4 1 0 0 0 0
1968 32 STL NL WS DET L 3 10 8 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 .125 .222 .500 .722 4 0 0 1 0 0
3 Seasons (3 Series) 9 32 28 4 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 7 .143 .200 .357 .557 10 1 0 2 0 0
3 WS 9 32 28 4 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 7 .143 .200 .357 .557 10 1 0 2 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1959 STL NL 23 P 13 9 75.2 18 6 10 2 2 .889 1.90 1.23 .956 1.99 0.82
1960 STL NL 24 P 27 12 86.2 21 7 14 0 3 1.000 2.18 0.78 .962 2.09 0.87
1961 STL NL 25 P 35 27 211.1 51 14 35 2 4 .961 2.09 1.40 .959 2.18 0.88
1962 STL NL 26 P 32 30 233.2 56 18 35 3 6 .946 2.04 1.66 .948 2.07 0.82 AS
1963 STL NL 27 P 36 33 254.2 60 27 28 5 0 .917 1.94 1.53 .953 2.06 0.84
1964 STL NL 28 P 40 36 287.1 66 24 36 6 4 .909 1.88 1.50 .955 2.14 0.84 MVP-23
1965 STL NL 29 P 38 36 299.0 63 27 33 3 1 .952 1.81 1.58 .956 2.08 0.81 AS,GG
1966 STL NL 30 P 35 35 280.1 56 26 28 2 4 .964 1.73 1.54 .946 1.96 0.74 AS,GG
1967 STL NL 31 P 24 24 175.1 42 19 23 0 0 1.000 2.16 1.75 .957 2.00 0.78 AS,MVP-22,GG
1968 STL NL 32 P 34 34 304.2 50 21 28 1 2 .980 1.45 1.44 .958 2.01 0.85 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1,GG
1969 STL NL 33 P 35 35 314.0 56 21 32 3 5 .946 1.52 1.51 .959 1.95 0.78 AS,MVP-30,GG
1970 STL NL 34 P 34 34 294.0 58 22 32 4 3 .931 1.65 1.59 .952 1.85 0.71 AS,CYA-1,MVP-4,GG
1971 STL NL 35 P 31 31 245.2 52 10 39 3 1 .942 1.80 1.58 .954 1.90 0.78 CYA-5,MVP-23,GG
1972 STL NL 36 P 34 34 278.0 59 12 46 1 3 .983 1.88 1.71 .947 1.78 0.73 AS,CYA-9,GG
1973 STL NL 37 P 25 25 195.0 37 11 24 2 2 .946 1.62 1.40 .951 1.88 0.73 GG
1974 STL NL 38 P 33 33 240.0 48 20 26 2 4 .958 1.72 1.39 .944 1.88 0.71
1975 STL NL 39 P 22 14 109.0 24 6 15 3 2 .875 1.73 0.95 .950 1.86 0.72
17 Seasons P 528 482 3884.1 817 291 484 42 46 .949 1.80 1.47 .953 1.98 0.79
17 Seasons TOT 528 482 3884.1 817 291 484 42 46 .949 1.80 1.47 .902 1.98 0.79
Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank, Glossary

Hall of Fame
1981 BBWAA (84.0%)
Selected to HOF in 1981 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1962-1
1962-2 *
1965 *
1966
1967 *
1968
1969 *
1970 *
1972 (P)

Awards (yr lg award)
1964 NL Babe Ruth Award
1964 ML WS MVP
1967 ML WS MVP
1968 NL Cy Young
1968 NL MVP
1968 NL TSN Pitcher of the Year
1970 NL Cy Young
1970 NL TSN Pitcher of the Year

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 NL (23, 1%)
1967 NL (22, 2%)
1968 NL (1, 86%)
1969 NL (30, 1%)
1970 NL (4, 33%)
1971 NL (23, 1%)
1 MVP
1.24 Career Shares (180th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1968 NL (1, 100%)
1970 NL (1, 98%)
1971 NL (5, 2%)
1972 NL (9, 2%)
2 Cy Youngs
2.02 Career Shares (12th)

Gold Gloves
1965 NL (P)
1966 NL (P)
1967 NL (P)
1968 NL (P)
1969 NL (P)
1970 NL (P)
1971 NL (P)
1972 NL (P)
1973 NL (P)
All multiple winners

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1961 NL  3.237 (5th)
1962 NL  2.850 (5th)
1966 NL  2.440 (5th)
1968 NL  1.123 (1st)
1969 NL  2.178 (3rd)
1970 NL  3.122 (4th)
1972 NL  2.460 (5th)
1973 NL  2.769 (6th)
Career  2.915 (140th)

Wins s c a p y
1963 NL  18 (7th)
1964 NL  19 (4th)
1965 NL  20 (6th)
1966 NL  21 (3rd)
1968 NL  22 (2nd)
1969 NL  20 (5th)
1970 NL  23 (1st)
1972 NL  19 (5th)
Career  251 (46th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1963 NL  .667 (8th)
1964 NL  .613 (10th)
1966 NL  .636 (6th)
1967 NL  .650 (6th)
1968 NL  .710 (3rd)
1970 NL  .767 (2nd)
Career  .591 (142nd)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1962 NL  1.151 (7th)
1966 NL  1.027 (4th)
1967 NL  1.089 (8th)
1968 NL  .853 (1st)
1969 NL  1.102 (7th)
1970 NL  1.191 (6th)
1972 NL  1.130 (9th)
1973 NL  1.108 (4th)
Career  1.188 (112th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1961 NL  7.921 (3rd)
1962 NL  6.702 (2nd)
1964 NL  7.831 (9th)
1965 NL  7.314 (5th)
1966 NL  6.742 (3rd)
1968 NL  5.849 (1st)
1969 NL  7.194 (7th)
1970 NL  8.020 (7th)
1972 NL  7.316 (3rd)
1973 NL  7.338 (8th)
Career  7.597 (41st)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1967 NL  2.053 (10th)
1968 NL  1.832 (9th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1961 NL  7.069 (3rd)
1962 NL  8.011 (3rd)
1963 NL  7.209 (6th)
1964 NL  7.674 (4th)
1965 NL  8.127 (5th)
1966 NL  7.224 (7th)
1967 NL  7.546 (5th)
1968 NL  7.917 (2nd)
1969 NL  7.710 (8th)
1970 NL  8.388 (2nd)
1971 NL  6.778 (6th)
1972 NL  6.734 (8th)
1973 NL  6.554 (9th)
Career  7.222 (70th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1963 NL  254.7 (9th)
1964 NL  287.3 (3rd)
1965 NL  299.0 (3rd)
1966 NL  280.3 (4th)
1968 NL  304.7 (3rd)
1969 NL  314.0 (4th)
1970 NL  294.0 (3rd)
1972 NL  278.0 (4th)
Career  3884.3 (46th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1961 NL  166 (5th)
1962 NL  208 (3rd)
1963 NL  204 (5th)
1964 NL  245 (2nd)
1965 NL  270 (3rd)
1966 NL  225 (4th)
1968 NL  268 (1st)
1969 NL  269 (2nd)
1970 NL  274 (2nd)
1971 NL  185 (6th)
1972 NL  208 (3rd)
Career  3117 (14th)

Games Started s c a p y
1964 NL  36 (5th)
1968 NL  34 (10th)
1972 NL  34 (8th)
Career  482 (58th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1962 NL  15 (8th)
1963 NL  14 (6th)
1964 NL  17 (4th)
1965 NL  20 (3rd)
1966 NL  20 (3rd)
1968 NL  28 (2nd)
1969 NL  28 (1st)
1970 NL  23 (2nd)
1971 NL  20 (3rd)
1972 NL  23 (2nd)
1973 NL  13 (7th)
Career  255 (73rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
1962 NL  5 (1st)
1965 NL  6 (6th)
1966 NL  5 (1st)
1968 NL  13 (1st)
1969 NL  4 (8th)
1970 NL  3 (6th)
1971 NL  5 (1st)
1972 NL  4 (6th)
Career  56 (13th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1964 NL  25 (3rd)
1965 NL  34 (1st)
1974 NL  24 (1st)
Career  257 (84th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1961 NL  119 (1st)
1962 NL  95 (5th)
1963 NL  96 (2nd)
1964 NL  86 (2nd)
1965 NL  103 (6th)
1966 NL  78 (5th)
1969 NL  95 (6th)
1972 NL  88 (5th)
1974 NL  104 (6th)
Career  1336 (26th)

Hits s c a p y
1963 NL  224 (9th)
1964 NL  250 (5th)
1965 NL  243 (8th)
1969 NL  251 (7th)
1970 NL  262 (9th)
1972 NL  226 (9th)
Career  3279 (91st)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1964 NL  2.849 (10th)
1967 NL  3.675 (2nd)
1968 NL  4.323 (2nd)
1969 NL  2.832 (7th)
1970 NL  3.114 (3rd)
1973 NL  2.491 (5th)
Career  2.333 (127th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1961 NL  .554 (1st)
1962 NL  .578 (4th)
1966 NL  .642 (6th)
1967 NL  .513 (10th)
1968 NL  .325 (5th)
1969 NL  .344 (2nd)
1970 NL  .398 (2nd)
1971 NL  .513 (9th)
1972 NL  .453 (6th)
1973 NL  .554 (8th)

Losses s c a p y
Career  174 (83rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1963 NL  96 (4th)
1964 NL  96 (8th)
1965 NL  102 (4th)
1974 NL  102 (7th)
Career  1258 (93rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1961 NL  8 (10th)
1962 NL  11 (6th)
1966 NL  12 (4th)
1971 NL  10 (7th)
1972 NL  10 (6th)
Career  108 (64th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1961 NL  6 (5th)
1962 NL  10 (6th)
1963 NL  13 (2nd)
1964 NL  9 (5th)
1965 NL  11 (5th)
1968 NL  7 (10th)
1969 NL  10 (4th)
1971 NL  7 (5th)
Career  102 (58th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1963 NL  1088 (7th)
1964 NL  1191 (3rd)
1965 NL  1233 (3rd)
1966 NL  1119 (7th)
1968 NL  1161 (3rd)
1969 NL  1270 (4th)
1970 NL  1213 (4th)
1972 NL  1119 (4th)
Career  16068 (46th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1961 NL  137 (2nd)
1962 NL  151 (1st)
1964 NL  127 (10th)
1965 NL  126 (8th)
1966 NL  148 (5th)
1968 NL  258 (1st)
1969 NL  164 (4th)
1970 NL  132 (3rd)
1972 NL  139 (5th)
1973 NL  133 (6th)
Career  127 (44th)

Oldest s c a p y
1973 NL  born 1935-11-09 (7th)
1974 NL  born 1935-11-09 (4th)
1975 NL  born 1935-11-09 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 20 (91), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 207 (35), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 222 (17), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 54 (28), Average HOFer ≈ 50

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Before 1957 Season: Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent.

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons (like '#1972', '#1970-1980-sum', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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