RIP Bob Gibson

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RIP Mr. Gibson.....yup great pitcher.....legend. Killing me to see my childhood idols dropping. Where does the time go???? Seems like yesterday. Those were great times and we were lucky to experience it all. The Leave It To Beaver years. LOL
 

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RIP Mr. Gibson.....yup great pitcher.....legend. Killing me to see my childhood idols dropping. Where does the time go???? Seems like yesterday. Those were great times and we were lucky to experience it all. The Leave It To Beaver years. LOL
Bob Gibson changed the game. After his 68 season where he posted a 1.12 ERA, MLB lowered the mound. Bullshit move and I think there may have been some racist overtones to that one, the NCAA also outlawed dunking in direct relation to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then known as Lew Alcindor) dominating at UCLA. Anyway, Gibson would throw at you and dared you to even stare him down, usually you didn’t or you’d get another in your ear. Tough pitcher, tough man, one of the all time greats.
 

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Bob Gibson changed the game. After his 68 season where he posted a 1.12 ERA, MLB lowered the mound. Bullshit move and I think there may have been some racist overtones to that one, the NCAA also outlawed dunking in direct relation to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then known as Lew Alcindor) dominating at UCLA. Anyway, Gibson would throw at you and dared you to even stare him down, usually you didn’t or you’d get another in your ear. Tough pitcher, tough man, one of the all time greats.
yeah that is ridiculous they lowered the mound just because one guy was so dominant. Definitely have to question who made the decision and why. Racism or some butt hurt team owners with clout or combination of the 2 is my guess. I always am suspicious when original rules and standards that have been in effect for decades are suddenly changed. We all know how football has changed, or at least those of us lucky enough to have seen real football back in the 60's and late 50's. It was all for commercialism and to create a 'more exciting' offensive game for tv revenue. WTF. The game is a shell of it's former self. Go back and watch a real game of football, there is no comparison. So when they start altering stuff to create revenue it's mostly BS and selling out one's soul for the almighty dollar. Anyway, we know how incredible Bob Gibson was. What we won't know is just how much MORE dominant he would have been had they not effed with the rules. I see no difference in allowing players to take steroids for years and then having to wonder how many asterisks should be placed on so-called records. You take away the original intent and alter rules to come up with some other desired outcome, you have done a disservice to the sport and to the fans. JMHO. RIP Bob Gibson.
 

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"Don’t dig in against Bob Gibson, he'll knock you down. He'd knock down his own grandmother if she dared to challenge him. Don't stare at him, don't smile at him, don't talk to him. He doesn't like it. If you happen to hit a home run, don't run too slow, don't run too fast. If you happen to want to celebrate, get in the tunnel first. And if he hits you, don't charge the mound, because he's a Gold Glove boxer. I'm like, damn, what about my seventeen-game hitting streak? That was the night it ended." - Hank Aaron
 

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Bob Gibson changed the game. After his 68 season where he posted a 1.12 ERA, MLB lowered the mound. Bullshit move and I think there may have been some racist overtones to that one, the NCAA also outlawed dunking in direct relation to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then known as Lew Alcindor) dominating at UCLA. Anyway, Gibson would throw at you and dared you to even stare him down, usually you didn’t or you’d get another in your ear. Tough pitcher, tough man, one of the all time greats.
To be fair a lot of pitchers dominated that year. Tom seaver. Nolan Ryan. Lolitch. Dude for detroit had 30 wins. I think that uears was the most
complete games in baseball history. Look it up. 1968 was the year of the pticher and bon gibson was king.
 

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these stats are insane.
yeah kinda makes you wonder what happened to baseball and pitchers. maybe they made it much easier for balls to fly out of the park and pitchers ended up working so damn hard to overcome it they started blowing out arms. Or roids or other PED's wrecked their arms and the game. But yeah those stats are insane and Gibson was insanely good. The best. And all those other pitchers were no slouches but Gibson was just that good. Damn McClain won 31 games for DET that year. Geebus.
 

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That explains it, mlb took away that and so the pitchers had to work harder and blow out arms, good job mlb. Thats like the nfl giving every advantage to the offense. All for show.
 
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deGrom? Not even close Gibson of the greatest.
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In the world where elite starters like Gibson were expected to finish what they started, Gibson threw 13 shutouts that year, pitched 28 complete games and gave up a total of 49 runs in 304 2/3 innings. deGrom, of course, because of injuries and because of the way relief pitching has changed the sport, has pitched just 78 innings in 2021, giving up just six earned runs. But when he has had the ball, it is fair to say that he has dominated Major League hitters the way Gibson once did
 

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deGrom? Not even close Gibson of the greatest.
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In the world where elite starters like Gibson were expected to finish what they started, Gibson threw 13 shutouts that year, pitched 28 complete games and gave up a total of 49 runs in 304 2/3 innings. deGrom, of course, because of injuries and because of the way relief pitching has changed the sport, has pitched just 78 innings in 2021, giving up just six earned runs. But when he has had the ball, it is fair to say that he has dominated Major League hitters the way Gibson once did
Apples and oranges, de orange cant hold the apple’s jockstrap
 
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