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February 18, 2010
Jim Bibby Pitched in '79 Series Jim Bibby, 65, who pitched the first no-hitter in Texas Rangers history in 1973 and started two games for the victorious Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1979 World Series, died Tuesday at Lynchburg (Va.) General Hospital. The cause was not disclosed. Bibby, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound right-hander, also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians from 1972 to 1984 in the major leagues. His best season was 1980, when he went 19-6 with a 3.33 earned-run average for the Pirates, made the All-Star team and finished third in the National League Cy Young Award voting.
June 15, 2008 |
On July 22 in Las Vegas, Michael Bibby will be playing in a basketball tournament. That's Michael Bibby, age 10. His dad, Mike Bibby, 30, star guard of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA, will be in the coach's seat. No big deal there. Fathers coaching sons is the American way, especially when your father has been one of the best pro guards of this era. In the stands, chest all puffed up, watching every move of both Michaels, will be grandpa Henry, 58. Now that's a big deal.
February 17, 2008 |
NEW ORLEANS -- While the Nets and Mavericks tried to put their Jason Kidd deal back together, another big-name point guard moved Saturday, in a novel direction -- east. The Sacramento Kings, now in rebuilding mode, shipped Mike Bibby to Atlanta for Tyronn Lue, Anthony Johnson, Lorenzen Wright and Shelden Williams and a second-round draft pick. Of the four new Kings, only Williams doesn't have an expiring contract. Bibby was a mainstay on the Kings teams that fought a bitter rivalry with the Lakers, culminating in their dramatic meeting in the Western Conference finals in 2002, which the Lakers won, 4-3. "I want to thank Mike for his terrific all-around play," Kings President Geoff Petrie said in a statement.
October 27, 2007 |
Sacramento Kings point guard Mike Bibby tore a ligament in his left thumb and could be out six to 10 weeks, Kings Coach Reggie Theus said. "The treatment stuff is being evaluated," Theus said. "We don't know which route they're going to take." The exact timing of the injury was uncertain. Bibby traveled to Las Vegas with the Kings on Thursday for their exhibition game against the Lakers but returned to Sacramento before the game Friday. He underwent an MRI exam Friday morning.
March 26, 2007 |
Mike Bibby made one last dramatic three-point basket and strutted downcourt with his signature bigfoot walk. It has been a while since Bibby had a big-game effort that incited his home crowd as he did during the Sacramento Kings' better years. Bibby scored 37 points and made two of his franchise-record nine three-pointers in the final 1:15, leading the Kings to an improbable 107-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
January 29, 2006 |
Mike Bibby doesn't have anywhere left to go in the Sacramento locker room when he wants to talk about the good ol' days. When the Kings sent Peja Stojakovic to Indiana in the deal for Ron Artest, it left Bibby as the only remaining player from the teams that won consecutive Pacific Division titles and nearly reached the 2002 NBA Finals. The core of the team that won an NBA-high 61 games that season gradually was broken up in recent years. Vlade Divac left after the 2003-04 season.