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November 14, 1996
Hamilton Camp, Judy Henske, the Limeliters' Alex Hassilev and the Monkees' Peter Tork will be among the singers performing at a wake on Saturday for folk singer Bob Gibson, who died in September. The 7 p.m. event will be held at the Ash Grove on the Santa Monica Pier, and will benefit the Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy Foundation. Information: (310) 656-8501.
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October 22, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
With a 7-0 record, 1.26 earned-run average and three complete games in eight career postseason starts, Cliff Lee has thrust himself into an elite class of playoff pitchers from the modern era, a star-studded group headed by Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson. "Right now, he belongs in that conversation ? you can put Lee in that class because of what he's doing," said former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda, 83. "He has tremendous command of three pitches: a fastball, curve and changeup, and he changes speeds very well.
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February 28, 1988 | IRA KAUFMAN, United Press International
Of all the pitchers who dominated major-league batters in 1968, Bob Gibson was the most intimidating. Denny McLain won 31 games for Detroit and San Francisco's Juan Marichal paced the National League with 26 victories, but big No. 45 of St. Louis just plain scared people. And for good reason. In a Hall of Fame career packed with superlatives, Bob Gibson rode a wicked slider and an even nastier disposition to immortality that season.
SPORTS
October 15, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ESPN, the MLB Network and the Internet weren't around in 1968; otherwise, could you imagine how cranked up the hype machine would have been for Bob Gibson versus Denny McLain that fall? Gibson went 22-9 with a 1.12 earned run average for the St. Louis Cardinals; McLain went 31-6 with a 1.96 ERA for the Detroit Tigers. Both won Cy Young Awards that season. The aces squared off twice in the 1968 World Series, in Games 1 and 4, with Gibson throwing complete-game five-hitters to win by the scores of 4-0 and 10-1.
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June 21, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
There was never a hitter or an issue that Bob Gibson didn't attack with all the ferocity and simplicity of a fastball aimed at an esophagus. In life he has minced few pitches or words. In a batter's box you always knew where you stood with Gibson and it usually meant you wouldn't be standing for long. Nothing much has really changed about Gibson in the 20 years from 1967 to 1987.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1996
Bob Gibson, 64, a folk musician who co-wrote the hit song "Abilene." Gibson was a fixture on the folk scene in New York's Greenwich Village and in Chicago before moving to Portland, Ore., three years ago. Gibson's songs were recorded during the folk music boom of the 1960s by such groups as Peter, Paul & Mary, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Kingston Trio and the Seekers.
SPORTS
November 5, 1988
Jim Murray's point is well taken in his column, "Toughest Out Never Came to the Plate" (Oct. 27). Superstar pitchers have not fared that well in World Series play. Fine. But when he claims that Sandy Koufax "probably pitched up to his potential in a Series better than almost any other superstar," he should have underscored probably and almost because he made no mention of the man from Omaha, Neb. That's right. Bob Gibson. To omit Gibson is another sign that Murray suffers from Dodgeritis, characterized by overzealous interpretations of Dodger feats.
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May 17, 1987 | RANDY MINKOFF, United Press International
Two of the least likely pursuits for Bob Gibson following his retirement from baseball were talk show host and old-timers' game pitcher. The Hall of Fame pitcher was never the most garrulous sort when he played for the St. Louis Cardinals. And he openly disdained old-timers' gatherings. Today, Gibson not only runs a talk show in St. Louis but is one of the leading spokesman for Equitable's Old-Timers' series. The series begins May 17 in St.
SPORTS
March 12, 1995 | R.B. FALLSTROM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It's been 20 years since Bob Gibson last stared down a hitter who dared crowd the plate and 10 years since he last put on a major league uniform. Well, The Glare is alive and well. The Hall of Fame pitcher is back with the St. Louis Cardinals, and if you want to see it just ask him about his specific duties. "Job descriptions are for writers," snorted Gibson, 58. "A coach is a coach is a coach, period.
SPORTS
October 22, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
With a 7-0 record, 1.26 earned-run average and three complete games in eight career postseason starts, Cliff Lee has thrust himself into an elite class of playoff pitchers from the modern era, a star-studded group headed by Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson. "Right now, he belongs in that conversation ? you can put Lee in that class because of what he's doing," said former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda, 83. "He has tremendous command of three pitches: a fastball, curve and changeup, and he changes speeds very well.
SPORTS
February 20, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson was cited for assault after a case of possible road rage in Omaha. Authorities said the situation started Friday in traffic and ended about 10 miles away after a fist fight at an Interstate 80 gas station in Sarpy County. Miguel Sanchez alleged Gibson pulled out from a car lot and cut him off in traffic. Sanchez admitted he retaliated and cut Gibson off, but believed the altercation would end there.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1996
Hamilton Camp, Judy Henske, the Limeliters' Alex Hassilev and the Monkees' Peter Tork will be among the singers performing at a wake on Saturday for folk singer Bob Gibson, who died in September. The 7 p.m. event will be held at the Ash Grove on the Santa Monica Pier, and will benefit the Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy Foundation. Information: (310) 656-8501.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1996
Bob Gibson, 64, a folk musician who co-wrote the hit song "Abilene." Gibson was a fixture on the folk scene in New York's Greenwich Village and in Chicago before moving to Portland, Ore., three years ago. Gibson's songs were recorded during the folk music boom of the 1960s by such groups as Peter, Paul & Mary, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Kingston Trio and the Seekers.
SPORTS
March 12, 1995 | R.B. FALLSTROM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It's been 20 years since Bob Gibson last stared down a hitter who dared crowd the plate and 10 years since he last put on a major league uniform. Well, The Glare is alive and well. The Hall of Fame pitcher is back with the St. Louis Cardinals, and if you want to see it just ask him about his specific duties. "Job descriptions are for writers," snorted Gibson, 58. "A coach is a coach is a coach, period.
SPORTS
June 30, 1989
They tell the story about a batter digging in against Dizzy Dean, taking his sweet time as he scratched away with his spikes, until finally Dean yelled in, "You all done? You comfortable? Well, you better call for the groundskeeper and get a shovel because that's where they're gonna bury you." Ron Fairly, San Francisco Giants broadcaster, told the New York Times one about another St. Louis Cardinals fireballer, Bob Gibson. "Derrel Thomas went up against Gibson one time and held his hands up like this, calling time," Fairly said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1989 | Jim Murray
Everyone knows who The Doc is. Bulldog. Roger the Rocket. The best pitchers of the era, right? Dwight Gooden, Orel Hershiser, Roger Clemens. We all know who The Big Train was. Matty. The Meal Ticket. Gibby. Tom Terrific. Sandy. Big D. Great pitchers of the ages. Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Carl Hubbell, Bob Gibson, Seaver, Koufax, Don Drysdale. And, then, of course, there was/is The Dutchman. Who? You ask. Dutch Leonard? Dutch Reuther? No, we're talking here about a real Dutchman.
SPORTS
August 8, 1987
Reader G.R. Turgeon, in his critique of Jim Murray's column on Bob Gibson, mentioned a number of pitchers' earned-run averages that were lower than Gibson's 1.12 in 1968. As a critic, however, he, too, proves human. How else to explain his unforgivable omission of Ferdinand M. Schupp's ERA of 0.90 for the 1916 New York Giants? JAMES B. DOWLING Torrance
SPORTS
November 5, 1988
Jim Murray's point is well taken in his column, "Toughest Out Never Came to the Plate" (Oct. 27). Superstar pitchers have not fared that well in World Series play. Fine. But when he claims that Sandy Koufax "probably pitched up to his potential in a Series better than almost any other superstar," he should have underscored probably and almost because he made no mention of the man from Omaha, Neb. That's right. Bob Gibson. To omit Gibson is another sign that Murray suffers from Dodgeritis, characterized by overzealous interpretations of Dodger feats.
SPORTS
July 10, 1988 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
There is no concrete reason, astrological explanation nor mathematical hypothesis why 1968 should have been such a dominating season for pitchers. There are, however, a few educated guesses: --Pitching coaches. "Collectively, the game was going in a new direction," said Denny McLain, who won 31 games for the Detroit Tigers. "The professionals had real major league pitching coaches, rather than just the managers' buddies.
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