Bob Gibson
vs. the Mets
Game Log Memories of
Bob Gibson
Bob Gibson
Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1981
Robert Gibson
Born: November 9, 1935 at Omaha, Neb.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 189

Bob Gibson was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on November 9, 2010, November 9, 2011, February 7, 2013, April 15, 2013, and November 9, 2013.

Non-playing roles with Mets
  • Coach 1981

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Doug McLeer
March 14, 2002
In my opinion, one of the greatest competitors in the history of baseball. If I had to call on one man to pitch a seventh game of a World Series, Bob Gibson would be the guy.

May 15, 2002
Does anyone remember the Gibby suffered his career-ending injury at Shea? He had tripled but jammed his knee on the slide, so time was called and the umps let him go to mound and see if he could still pitch.

That completed the destruction of his knee and a great career. One of the saddest moments in Shea history, I think.

Bob R.
January 9, 2003
Oh, what a pitcher! His '68 season is probably the single greatest ever by a pitcher. They said he pitched like he was double-parked, and it's true. He got the ball back from the catcher, got the sign, and threw it. Games pitched by Gibson rarely lasted much more than two hours. And you wouldn't want to be a batter who got too close to the plate. Gibson would knock you down every time. Today's crybaby players wouldn't know what hit them. He beaned Tommie Agee in spring training '68 and Agee went on to have a horrible season. Don't know if the two were connected. Anyway, it's true, Gibson was a ferocious competitor, and his autobiography - From Ghetto to Glory - is worth reading if you can find it. I wish he had pitched for the Mets instead of against them.

Jonathan Stern
January 14, 2005
I'm not old enough to have seen him pitch live, but I have seen replays of games from the 1968 World Series. He was terrifying! Probably the last major league pitcher I would want to bat against. The power, the velocity... the scowl! The black-and-white footage seemed to burst from the screen with ever pitch he threw.

Oh, for another "Age of the Pitcher." Maybe we're about to get one, with a new drug policy in place.

Mr. Sparkle
February 12, 2005
I remember Gibson talking about Gooden after 1985 saying Gooden would never have as good a year as that again. I was pissed and was sure Gibson was wrong. Too bad Gibson was right on target, thanks partially to Gooden's love of booze and drugs.

May 31, 2006
Gibson and Torre were asked by management to evaluate a pitcher the Mets just drafted. The pitcher wanted a 25K bonus. After watching the pitcher, Gibson and Torre told management that the pitcher was not worth the bonus. By the way, the pitcher was Roger Clemens. Thanks Gibson for not allowing Met fans to enjoy a rotation that included Gooden and Clemens.

June 13, 2017
Bob was one of the greatest pitchers of all-time and just as effective at bat. He had 274 hits in his 17 major league seasons. Twenty-four of his hits were home runs, the last of which was a grand slam against the Mets. If more pitchers were as productive with their own hitting, there would be no need for that silly designated hitter!

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